Continuing with my reviews of Kat Von D metal crush eyeshadow line, this review will be on the shade “Synergy.”
An innovative eye shadow with maximum pigment and extreme long wear.
What it does:
Bring a shock of metallic color to eyes. Kat Von D’s proprietary formula features Color-Soaked Concentrate™, the result of a technique in which pigment-saturated powders undergo a unique tumbling process that softens and smooths each particle until shadow is creamy and lustrous—leaving behind the highest possible levels of pigment and pearl in this ultra long-wear shadow. With a polished metal finish and 11 striking shades, Metal Crush Eyeshadow glides smoothly across the lids, saturating them with beautiful metallic pigment. It is formulated without parabens.
My Experience with Kat Von D Synergy Metal Crush Eyeshadow:
Packaging: These eyeshadows have a sleek packaging – a see-through cap with the KVD logo. The cap closes securely with a click. It’s a travel-friendly packaging too.
Texture: This shadow is sort of dense and tightly packed, and almost has a creamy feel to it. There is very minimal amount of powder flying when you dip your brush in. You can even easily apply these shadows with your fingertips.
Shade: The shade “Synergy” is described as a metallic bronze color. It is a beautiful brown undertone bronze color which will absolutely flatter our desi skin tones and is perfect to pair with traditional Indian outfits for weddings or parties. It is can be easily patted to get a full intensity true to the pan or blended and sheered out for a much softer look. I find it is also easy to combine two or more colors together by blending, without them looking too muddy (see EOTD). This shade looks gorgeous when smoked out on the lower lash line to intensify the kohl-rimmed look.
Pigmentation and Blend-ability: The pigmentation on these shadows is insane, so opaque and so beautiful. They are also buildable hence you can layer them to achieve the most vibrancy. They also blend beautifully, though blending diffuses a lot of the metallic finish. In order to merge one color into the other, you just have to do slight tapping motion on the overlapping areas and the colors merge without getting muddy. These shadows are so easy to work with which makes it a joy to use.
Staying Power: Simply amazing. They stay put without fading for up to 6-7 hours even without a primer. A primer will of course stretch that time even more. There is no creasing.
Overall, these eyeshadows by Kat Von D have blown me away with their amazing spectrum of colors, pigmentation and wear. I think these eyeshadows are a total must have and this color “Synergy” is probably the most universally flattering shade regardless your skin tone.
In the EOTD, I have used “Synergy” all over lid blended out with a fluffy brush for a softer diffused appearance instead of patting motion and used the shade “Raw Power” over it, just in the center of the lid to give some dimension in color. Also, used the shade “Synergy” as eyeliner instead of usual black for a softer daytime look.
Pros of Kat Von D Synergy Metal Crush Eyeshadow:
- Vibrant colors.
- Sturdy, sleek, practical packaging.
- Easy to blend and layer.
- Gorgeous metallic finish.
- Shimmers are not gritty.
- No creasing.
- Long wearing.
- Silky smooth texture.
- Universally-flattering shade.
- Perfect color to wear at parties and weddings, and will pair really well with tradition Indian outfits.
Cons of Kat Von D Synergy Metal Crush Eyeshadow:
- None at all.
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