Over the past couple years, I’ve grown to love makeup more than I probably should. I’ve always gone for the more neutral palettes, such as the Chocolate Bar palette by Too Faced or any of Urban Decay’s Naked palettes. But when the Serpentina palette came out, it pulled me right in. One of the main things that hooked me was my intrigue of trying more Kat Von D products. I absolutely adore her Studded Kiss lipsticks.

The packaging of this palette is very simply, a matte black with gold detailing. The box, itself, is made of a sturdy cardboard. The calligraphy looks incredible as always and is a shiny black with a gold Ankh for the “t”. The lid contains a magnet, which allows the palette to open and close with a snap, securing it.

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The palette, itself, follows along with the Egyptian theme of the box. Opening it up, there’s a narrow mirror which is good for close ups of the eye, whilst applying eyeshadow. The shadows themselves are all jewel toned and perfect for Fall. There are 8 shadows and one loose pigment. Despite the amount of kick off the shadows have, they are very pigmented, buildable and extremely blendable.img_1931

Bloodmilk, the first shade, is a matte burgundy color with a slight pink undertone. It is also the first of two matte shades. Medusa, a shimmer shade, is a goldish bronze color. It looks gold in the pan, but when swatched, it is definitely more bronze. Ankh is also a shimmery shade, a black with gold glitter within. Very pretty and also non chunky. Queen is a purply wine color with a metallic sheen. Hieroglyph is a very gorgeous orange-y copper color, that I feel would look fantastic on any skin tone.img_1934

Nile is definitely one of my favorites in this palette. It is a vibrant royal blue, also with a metallic sheen. A close second of mine is Scarab, which is a beautiful metallic emerald green. The last shade is called Venom, which is the second matte. It is a lilac shade and is probably the least pigmented to touch. Nonetheless it is still buildable. Lastly but definitely not least, Prophet is the loose pigment in the palette. It is a pure gold color that, like Hieroglyph, would look great on anyone.

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Overall my thoughts on this palette are great. I think it is an essential palette for anyone who like jewel tones and shimmer.

~Mina Irem

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