Kat Von D brought vibrant color to her Shade + Light collection. She released four vivid quads with well thought out color schemes that require no additional palette to complete a look. They are all straight up #QuadGoals.
If you haven't had the opportunity to test out Kat Von D's eyeshadow formula, picking up any of the Shade + Light Eye Contour Quads is a great place to start. The pigmentation of these shadows is off the charts!
This purple toned quad is called plum. While the shades in these quads don't have a specific color name, they are labeled to help give the user some guidance. From left to right, you have a base shade, a define shade, a contour shade, and a highlight shade. I appreciate that the base shade is a bit larger that the other pans. If I have to offer a critique, I would say to be cautious when working with the darkest shade in this palette because it can get a little patchy. Work in light layers and always blend before adding more color. This palette has great versatility because you can create a sweet and subtle look or a dark plum vampy look with this mix of eyeshadows.
The green palette is called Sage. My favorite shade in this palette is, surprisingly, not the green shade. It's the base shade. I use this shade all the time, no matter what palette or eye look I'm creating. Because it is so close to my skin tone, this is the perfect blending shade. Used lightly, I apply this shade under my brow bone down to my crease to help blend any shade I put on top of it. It helps to create a fluid gradient of any shadow. If I go a little crazy with a smokey eye, I can use this shadow as an eraser. With a big fluffy brush, I apply the base shade on top of what I want to tone down. The color is so pigmented, the mistake is gone!
I would say the only downside of these shadows is that there is a TON of kick back so your palette will only be pretty on the day you bought it. But honestly, that doesn't bother me one bit because it is the quality of the shadows that matter most. I also think they could've skipped adding a mirror to this palette and brought down the price a buck or two. Not because the palette is expensive but because the mirror is so small, I don't know who is going to use it. There is some fall out as well but, again, that doesn't bother me. If you tap off the excess product and work in small layers, you won't have any fallout.
What I love about Kat Von D's products is their vibe. Yes, these products have a vibe! The design of lettering on the palette invites creativity. The shape of the palette reminds you to be unconventional. To embrace your inner artist when applying your makeup with colors that show you that makeup is fun. Always play with your makeup. Kat Von D's entire line reminds us that there aren't any rules to makeup. So stop watching makeup up do's & don'ts videos and let your creativity blossom.
Your turn! What is your favorite eyeshadow quad?
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Available at Sephora; $22
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