Review & Swatches: Kat von D Tattoo Chronicles – Candelabra Edition

What is it?

A palette with 16 eye shadows and a mascara held in a component that resembles a book.

 They Describe it as:

Full of stories of mystery and intrigue, the Tattoo Chronicles Candelabra Edition looks like a gorgeous, velvet-covered book. Open its pages to see Kat’s own tattoo-inspired drawings and handwritten journal entries about life, love, and beauty. Turn to the last page to reveal a palette of makeup, including sixteen trendsetting eye shadows, Kat’s new Sin-Full Lash mascara, and a large mirror.


  • Product: 4 out of 5
  • Packaging: 4 out of 5
  • Quality: 4 out of 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Yes
  • Price: $49


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Overall Opinion:

If you liked the previous Kat von D palette, you’ll like this one for sure too.

All the shadows are extremely pigmented and the mascara is really good too. The packaging is extremely stunning again, I love the  black velvet, though it’s hard to keep looking good is you don’t store it well. Personally I keep my Kat von D palettes both on the shelf, since they really look like books, so for me they are easy to store.

Every row has shadows that compliment each other, first to use as highlighter, second as a lid color, and to darker shades. And of course you can mix them all you want :D

Really beautiful palette with something for everyone :)

MUG Seal of Approval:

First Class,  Sunset Blvd:

Precious, Downtown:

First Class is the warm highlighter of this bunch, Sunset Blvd is warm yellow gold,  Precious is kinda shimmery nude, and downtown is the subtle crease color.

Camila, Galeano:

Black Hearts, WTF:

Camila is the only tricky color in this palette, it works on lid and as a highlighter, but doesn’t really show up in swatches.  Light pink with teeniest amount of shimmer. Galliano is slightly lilac taupe, Blackhearts is beautiful dark brownish purple with gold glitter, and WTF is bold red color.

Holy Bible, Speed Blue:
Oddfellw, Blacksmith:

Holy Bible is the second clearly highlight color, this time cold white with shimmer. Speed Blue is shimmery quite true blue. Oddfellow is beautiful matte black with blue and green glitters, and Blacksmith is black with large amount of silver glitter, similar to UD Oil Slick.

 Helsinki, Evil Monkey:

Nerd, Night of the Hunter:

Helsinki is the capital of Finland, and a warm light brown with huge amount of gold glitter. Evil Monkey is beautiful shimmery kinda nude color. Nerd is forest green with silver glitter. Night of the hunter is matte deep army green.

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which UD pallet? im curious to compare!!! I like the color nerd in this collection (as I am looking for a pigmented one..)

These are very pretty and I love the package design and concept. I’m definitely impressed by a lot of Kat Von D’s stuff, lately. Including her perfumes (Saint has become a favorite!).

I totally agree with the review – the colors are wonderfully pigmented, go on smooth and rich, and are not for the faint-of-heart! :)

I love WTF and the Night of the Hunter colors, very creamy looking and I’m assuming these swatches are with primer. Jangsara, you should totally do look with this palette!!!

i can’t wait to try this. i just bougt it on sephora. i’ve heard her eyeshadows are very pigmented and vibrant. typically i use urban decay but decided to try this one too. you all should buy it now on sephora. it is only $32 right now plus 20% 0ff with coupon code: extra so its bascially $25.60. such a great bargain! i love sales! !

I just saw that Kat Von D mentioned this review on her Twitter feed. Congrats to Marlena & the Make Up Geek Team for being mentioned by the creator herself! I love that MUG is getting the positive EXPOSURE for their honesty and hard work! Congrats again!! xoxo

This is a wonderful pallet. Great colors and super pigmentation! I also am in love with the mascara. Great buy!

Got my fiancé to order the set for me and I just got it today! Can’t wait to use it and I would love to see a look from this palette.

i’m really impressed with the way u present ur reveiws, i’m sure i can’t go wrong picking a product of my choice tru this.

Nice work

wow!:) what an amazing pallette:) I want this sooo bad! sephora dont ship too my country in norway:( thats soo sad. I miss so great stuff. Sephora had earn aaaalot on norwegians coustumers!!:)

This TRULY IS an Amazing Palette, the pigment is Wonderful and you can do SO MANY looks with it. I own most of Kat’s Palettes…and Honestly have NOT been disappointed yet. Totally worth every cent:)

I really fell in love with this one from the first time I saw this review. I cannot find any way to order it. I certainly can’t find it here in Greece. It’s amazingly beautiful, such a pity

I got this palette for my birthday last month and I love it! The best gift I could have gotten the shadows are amazing and the mascara is awesome it lasts and it stands up to the water proof drug store mascara I usually wear. I say 5 out of 5 and if it wasnt limited edition I would be buying it again for sure.

I want this palette so much.. there are no Sephora stores near me, and the online store doesn’t have it, and people are selling it on eBay for 70 bucks… that’s a 9 hour workday for me, and I have loans to pay off and no car!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this review! Unfortunately i cant find this pallete anywhere…anyone know where i can order it from?