September 27, 2016

Kat Von D Refillable Shade + Light Face Contour Palette Launches

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

The popular Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette is now available in a refillable palette option! Today, you can get your hands on the new Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Refillable Palette ($49) which contains 3 Shade Powders and 3 Light Powders!


  • Shade Powder in Sombre (true taupe), Shadowplay (soft brown), Subconscious (deep brown)
  • Light Powder in Lucid (pinkish nude), Lyric (yellow beige), Levitation (soft peach)


If you run out of any of your favorite Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Powders you can purchase them individually for $14 each on Light Shades and $16 on Dark Shades. Shades pop out easily from the palette and can be replaced or refilled with any shade you want.

It seems cheaper to just buy a new palette because if you decided to refill all the shades it would set you back over $85. Am I nuts or does this entire system sound pointless? I get that at some point you’re going to run out of shades but I think each pan should be a little bit cheaper!

Am the only one scratching my head here?


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  • Christina D.

    Maybe I’m misconstruing the way this works, but I think it’s great that if I buy the new, refillable version of the palette — which comes with six shade pans — you can replace one that you finish, or just plain don’t like. I have the LORAC Pro contour palette but I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on this one now, especially since it’s refillable.

    • Isabella Muse

      the idea is great, the pans should be cheaper though! The pans are so much more purchased individually than if you buy the palette filled.

  • Christina D.

    Yeah, they are pricey individually (kind of like the Buxom refillable palette’s individual eyeshadows). But as long as the palette does come filled, I figure it’s cheaper to replace an empty than have an entire palette sans one pan. But maybe I’m just trying to justify buying this at some point. 😉

  • bri

    for me I purchased one contour palette but returned it because I really only used 2 shades. They were designed for makeup artists working on multiple skin tones. So I’d rather purchase my contour shade for $16 than spend $50 for a bunch of shades I wouldn’t use. Just my take on it

  • amy

    The biggest gripe people have about the original palette is that they just don’t use more than 1/2 the palette, so they will still be forced to buy at least 3 pans they’ll never use. I think a duo palette (or smaller “freestyle” palette) would have been a better option, AND the release of the new shades should have coincided. Also, do like MUFE, and sell a palette for $1, and sized according to how many pans are purchased.

  • Christina Louise

    I think it may also be good if your find one or two particular shades you like and you can put them in a Z palette instead of replacing them in the palette. Like if you only wanted Sombre to contour with and that was really the only color you wanted you could buy the pan instead of the whole palette. You can always make the argument that you could use the other colors as eye shadows but who really uses us completely an eye shadow that big of one color? Realistically not too many.

  • Curly

    I thinks the price point is ok if you are just buying only one shade, for me due to my skin tone I can use the banana powder and the three contour shade depending on how dramatic I want my contour, so if I was to purchase just the four shades I’m interested in it will cost me over the cost of the palette. It will only make sense for me to buy the whole pallete again, so for me I wish the individual pans were priced cheaper

  • Daniela

    There’s an offer on the site and Sephora where you can get 6 shades for 49 dollars. Therefore it’s the same price as the full palette but you can choose your shades. I don’t use the bronzer shades of the palette and don’t need the peach highlighter so I just purchased my shades more than once over (because I didn’t have the refillable palette but the one before without refillable pans). This works out cheaper for me personally and there’s less waste. However, I am still on board for shades to be cheaper, always am really 🙂

    Thank you for all your excellent reviews,
    Dani xx

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Dani thanks for the heads up! Aw you are so welcome thank you for reading them!