The Monarch palette came out in spring 2014 and it also came out together with another similar palette called Chrysalis which has a range of cool-toned eye shadows. In this palette the eye shadows are warm-toned with colors ranging from a burnt orange copper to very black.


So, when I first got it in the mail I was surprised how big the palette was! The packaging is made out of study cardboard with a full width mirror so you pop in in your bag when you go travelling or in a rush. The outside is decorated with an edgy butterfly theme matching the palette’s name as well as Kat Von D’s artistic style.

The palette comes with three generously sized base/highlighting shades and nine eye shadows. The palette combines a mix of matte, glitter, and pearl texture so that you can create lots of different looks with just one palette. More bang for your buck. My favorite colors in the palette are Telepathy (sheer gold pearl base shadow), Wrath (deep pearl copper orange), and Vanish (matte taupe). Here are the swatches and you can click on the picture for a larger version.

Left to right: (base/highlight shadows) Entomology, Telepathy, Tiny Death, (eye shadows) Wrath, Papilio, Summerfly, Killing Jar, Delaney, Vanish, Disintegration, Shadow Box, Deadhead

The colors in this palette are SO nice! The eye shadows are triple-milled so it’s creamy, buttery, and soft. The colors are really pigmented so a little goes a long way. Also, it lasts quite well throughout the day. The colors seems to stick to your lids even with just one swipe and bends nicely too. Another good thing to note is that the eye shadows are also infused with antioxidants like rose extract and vitamins A, C, and E.
It sells for $46.00 USD which I think is such a deal because of beautiful the high pigmented colors, great formula, and performance of this palette. Overall, I am more than satisfied with it. I hope you can all try it out some time and experience “A metamorphosis of color.”