Have you ever looked at something on the shelf and thought “Wow, that’s nice” and then realized you already own it? Well, I’m not that bad yet but I do sometimes find myself buying similar items, which is what happened here:
On the left we have the NYX Jazz Night palette ($8, often on sale at Ulta) and on the right we have the Kat Von D Beethoven palette ($34 at Sephora). The NYX palette has two “extra” shades in the bottom left corner, but if you ignore those there is a pretty good matchup.
See? There are some minor shade differences, most of which favor the KvD palette. I found the NYX shades to be flatter and more one-dimensional. The exception to that rule is the light purple on the right side, which is most beautiful in its silvered lilac NYX form. In texture I have to say that again the KvD palette comes out on top with buttery shadows that stick to the skin nicely. In comparison the NYX shadows are soft but too powdery, if that makes sense.
As usual with these sorts of comparisons, I’ll say that both palettes are great (they are) and if you’ve got a budget then the NYX one will do you nicely. But if you can afford it, I still recommend the KvD one