Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Swatches & Review


I realize this review is a bit late since this palette is no longer on Sephora’s website, but you can probably find it still in stores. I went back and forth on deciding to get this, and eventually I picked it up while in NYC. This palette contains eight colorful shades including one “transformer” shade.


This photo is a bit washed out from the sunlight. There are three matte shades, and the rest are shimmery. Archangel, South, and Placebo are the matte colors.



There’s a little variety in lighting here, but the color shades are accurate.

As for my review, the colors here are gorgeous and I especially love the transformer shade (Dayglo). This is something I wish would be sold as a single in the Kat Von D line, because it is so pretty and unique. It is kind of a “glow-in-the-dark” type of color, and it works beautifully alone as a highlight. The sheen it provides is very unique; it’s a bit minty.

The matte shadows are very smooth and pigmented. My issue lies with the shimmery shades, especially Dog Roses. This palette has quite a bit of fallout and IS powdery.


Because of the powdery texture, it is tricky to pack on a lot of product. These blend very easily- almost too easily, like TheBalm’s shadows tend to do.

My favorite colors in this palette are: Dayglo, Archangel, and Placebo.

One thing I really like about this palette is that it is more versatile than it looks. If you want to go for a natural eye, it’s possible, but you can also go smoky or just plain FUN and colorful with it.

Do you have this palette? What do you think of it?

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2 Responses to Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Swatches & Review

  1. Meghan says:

    The pan is a bit small but I wonder if you could use placebo as a blush. It’s a beautiful colour!
    Great post!

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