I am a huge fan of Kat Von D’s makeup line. I have had a great experience with all of her eyeshadows including the original Shade + Light eye palette. So, when she released these new shade + light eye quads, having high hopes, I got them as soon as I could. This review will be on the Kat Von D Shade + Light eye contour quad in “Rust.”
An eye shadow palette designed to transform your eyes through the art of color contouring.
What it does: Step up your contoured eye looks with the Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad. Featuring four specially curated palettes with matte shades, these quads spotlight Kat Von D’s high pigment, silky, and blendable eye shadows in a covetable, coffin-shaped palette. Bring out the best in your eyes with a neutral base, and then use the contour, define, and highlight shades to create your ideal eye shape. Each quad includes an easy-to-follow how-to insert, illustrated by Kat Von D, so you can lift, define, widen, and narrow eyes with color. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates.
My Experience with Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad – Rust:
Packaging: Kat Von D’s packaging is always so cool and edgy, just like her. These eyeshadows come in a plastic coffin-shaped box.
The box does close securely, but it feels kind of flimsy and very lightweight. It has a decent-sized mirror inside which I like.
Texture and Feel: I was surprised to see how incredibly dusty some of the shadows in this quad were. The quality feels different, slightly inferior to the original shade + eye palette, which I am not too happy about. I didn’t experience a whole lot of fall out though when I went to apply these shades and they do blend quite easily. The eyeshadows are quite smooth to touch, but they do feel very dry and powdery.
On my eyes, they did seem to feel dry, which is a huge con for people with dry lids. I have oily lids, so this actually worked as an advantage for me as most shadows do crease on me throughout the day if I don’t use a primer, but these shadows didn’t, and I didn’t not see my lids getting oily either.
Pigmentation and Shade: At a glance, it might seem like the shades in this quad are similar to the warm section from the original shade + light eye palette, but the colors are very different. All of these shades are matte. They do have good pigmentation, but since they are powdery, they perform better over a primer, which helps them adhere better.
Base: This is a pale pink shade. This shadow kicked up a whole lot of powder, even with the softest dip. The pigmentation is good but the color does get lost with my skin tone unless I build it up heavily. It does make as a great base shade to set primer with or as a transition shade to blend harsh edges.
Define: A great warm-toned muddy brown shade, not as dusty as the base shade. Pigmentation is good and useful to put in the crease when creating eye looks.
Contour: The star of the quad is this gorgeous rusty sunset orange color. I love this shade to use all over the lid as I have done in the EOTD. This shade has great pigmentation and is buildable to full opacity.
Highlight: It’s a nice creamy beige highlight with good pigmentation. Nice to use on the brow bone and inner corner.
Staying Power: The shadows wore well for 7- 8 hours without fading. I saw no creasing on my lids.
Overall, I had high expectations from these eyeshadows (having been impressed with the Orignal Shade + Light Palette), but I am a little bit unimpressed. I wouldn’t call these the worse eyeshadows out there as they do work well, have good pigmentation, and the colors are right up my alley, but they were a bit too powdery and difficult to work with for my liking. So, for me, not the best, but still good enough to recommend.
In the EOTD, I have used “Base” all over to set primer first, used “Contour” all over the lid with “Define” in the crease and Highlight over the browbone and the inner corner.
Pros of Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad – Rust:
- Gorgeous set of shades, perfect for warm-toned eyecolor lovers.
- Good pigmentation.
- Easy to blend.
- Minimal fallout when application (provided you tap off the excess from the brush first).
- Easy to blend.
Cons of Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad – Rust:
- Slightly cheap packaging, I feel.
- Some shades are very dusty and powder and kick a whole lot of powder when you dip your brush in.
- Some lighters shades have good pigmentation, but they do need to be built up.
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