Kat Von D Serpentina Review + Looks

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Whaaaat? Another review? I’m on a roll here. Today, I have a review of the Kat Von D Beauty Limited Edition Serpentina Palette.  I was so excited when this finally launched and my local Sephora actually had it in stock. I picked it up I think the day after it was released and have really given it a good go since. I’m fairly certain I have used every shade in the palette in a look.

Obviously, I love this palette if you follow me on Instagram or have checked out my 100 Days of Makeup posts you know I love it. So, let’s jump right into the review.

 Inspired by the jewels and gilded accents of ancient Egypt, Serpentina features a brand new palette configuration with 8 high-pigment pressed eyeshadows in shimmer, matte and pearl finishes, plus a Kat Von D Beauty first—a removable jar of metallic gold loose pigment.

Seriously, I can’t even with this palette. So in love! I’m a huge fan of Ancient Egyptian culture and mythology so this palette was a must have for me. I knew the quality was going to be spot on because it’s Kat Von D Beauty and I’ve never been disappointed by her shadows.

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I love every single eyeshadow. The shade selection is definitely unique, not being colors you would typically see put together in a palette but once you take in account the inspiration, it makes sense.

This little pigment pot (which Kat aptly named “Prophet”!) delivers big on uses—you can gild lids, comb through lashes and brows, mixing with primer for a custom gold highlighter, or pat over your favorite shade of Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.

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That golden pigment, “Prophet” is everything. For one, it’s not your average gold. It’s a tarnished antiqued golden shade like it  sort of has an olive undertone rather than yellow. but has a such a strong metallic finish.

The rest of the to-die-for shades in the palette are formulated in Kat’s signature triple-milled, super-pigmented formula for instant, opaque payoff and silky blendability.

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These jewel toned eyeshadow in the palette are super pigmented and do blend very well. The only one I have any trouble with is Ankh, the shade is pigmented and is a nice off black shade but the glitter goes everywhere and blends away which is typical for any shade like that with glitter.

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Bloodmilk a rusty deep blood-red with a matte finish. I believe this shade is named after Bloodmilk Jewels found here

Medusa a khaki copper shade with a pearl finish and silver micro-glitter. Reminds me of snake-skin.

AnkhBlackened brown with a matte finish and gold micro glitter. 

QueenCranberry with a pearl finish. 

HieroglyphOrangy bright bronze with a pearl finish.

Nile Intense cobalt blue with a pearl finish

ScarabA deep blue based emerald-green with a pearl finish

VenomA matte purple 

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Of course, we have to talk about the package.The design is hand drawn by Kat. I think this is one of the most beautifully done palettes. The detail is amazing. It feels heavy and sturdy and just looks gorgeous sitting on a vanity.

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The inspiration for this palette came more from a sentiment versus an actual muse. But if I had to choose a physical representation, I’d say it’s inspired by the essence of Egypt—Cleopatra to be specific. Although she’s portrayed as one of the most beautiful women in history, the truth is, her most powerful qualities were her intelligence and self-creation. She was the original pioneering woman.”

—Kat Von D

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Here’s some examples of what you can do with the Serpentina Palette, the only other palettes I used along with it was the Shade + Light Palette and Monarch Palette for transition shades.

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Eyeshadow: Kat Von D Sepentina “Venom” + Kat Von D Shade + Light “Saleos”
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Eyeshadow: Kat Von D Serpentina Palette “Bloodmilk”, “Medusa”, “Ankh” + Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette “Laetus”, “Ludwin”,  “Shax” 
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Eyeshadow:   Colourpop Super Shock Shadow “Beverly” + Kat Von D Serpentina Palette“Bloodmilk”, “Queen”, “Hieroglyph”, “Medusa” + Kat Von D Shade + LIght Eye Contour Palette “Lazarus”, “Lucius” 
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Eyeshadow: Kat Von D Serpentina Palette “Hieroglyph”, “Ankh” + Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette “Lateus”, “Ludwin”, “Latinus”, “Sytry”, “Succubus” 
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Eyeshadow:  Kat Von D Shade+Light Eye Contour Palette – Ludwin, Succubus, Shax, Laetus.  + Kat Von D Serpentina Palette – Scarab

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Eyeshadow: Kat Von D Serpentina Palette – Ankh, Prophet + Kat Von D Shade + Light- Shax, Lazurus, Saleos, Laetus
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Eyeshadows:  Kat Von D Serpentina Palette – Medusa, Ankh + Kat Von D Monarch Palette – Telepathy + Dead Head

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Eyeshadows:  Kat Von D Serpentina Palette – Bloodmilk 
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Eyeshadows: Kat Von D  Beauty Serpentina – Nile, Prophet + Kat Von D Shade + Light – Laetus, Samael, Solas, Succubus. 

I also used “Prophet” mixed with a clear lip gloss on the lips, dusted on my cheek bones and through the brows.

The Kat Von D Serpentina Palette retails $45 for and is available at KatVonDBeauty.com

Let me know below in the comments if you want to see a tutorial for any of the looks above!

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55 thoughts on “Kat Von D Serpentina Review + Looks

  1. Your looks are wonderful! Super pretty! 🙂
    And, I feel as though you embody KVD in that last pic where you’re wearing gold lipstick. I seriously did a double take and thought “she looks like Kat there!”

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  2. You get your face so beat! I love all of your makeup looks displayed here. Kat Von D definitely has an awesome makeup brand. I love how pigmented the eyeshadows look on you, and I love the names of the eyeshadows. Such a nice touch that the case even looks like an Egyptian sarcophagus. Sigh…looks like my paycheck is going to be spent soon…
    Thank you for the follow as well! I love your blog!

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