Dupe Alert? Kat Von D Beethoven vs. NYX Jazz Night

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 :)

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9 Responses to Dupe Alert? Kat Von D Beethoven vs. NYX Jazz Night

  1. Jennifer February 22, 2011 at 8.34 am #

    omg these two are almost identical!! *hits forehead for missing this out*!

  2. MsWedgie February 22, 2011 at 9.43 am #

    Crikey!! They are rather similar aren’t they!! We don’t get KvD here in the UK, but it looks likes really lovely stuff! I keep finding myself buying the same shade red lipstick from various different brands all the time!

  3. Stacie February 22, 2011 at 3.55 pm #

    Wow that is so similar! Unless the formula is tons better in the KvD it makes sense to get the NYX one
    Stacie xoxox

  4. Jade February 22, 2011 at 5.17 pm #

    Wow they’re almost the same palette!

  5. Vijaya February 22, 2011 at 8.57 pm #

    That’s so awesome! A lot of those are like… SOOOO spot on. I think I’m still gonna want the KVD’s though.

  6. Justine February 23, 2011 at 1.44 am #

    That’s awesome, I love Jazz Night, use it all the time.

  7. Annabella Freeman February 24, 2011 at 5.52 pm #

    That’s not a dupe that is the same palette! Fook – but I bet KVD isn’t shaking in her boots!

    A x

  8. Suzanne February 26, 2011 at 12.46 pm #

    Nyx is awesome, and far easier to find here (Aus – though still ordering from the US) than the KvonD stuff. Any excuse to buy another nyx palette :D

  9. StealMyHeartLovee February 26, 2011 at 4.34 pm #

    Excellent post. I must get the NYX Jazz Night palette! :)

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