IT’S HERE. I’ve been getting compliments on my looks featuring the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows* for the past two weeks and now I’ve finally got it all, swatches, looks, and my overall impressions on the formula in one handy post. There are 11 stunning shades available but I have Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows in Danzig, Electric Warrior, Paranoid, Raw Power and Thrasher to share with you today.
The Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows come in a black plastic compact with the KVD logo on the lid. Each shadow comes with loads of product (0.1 oz /2.8 grams), which is actually more than the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows which I generally think of as being massive. Although the range is still quite small (PLEASE EXPAND) it contains both brights and neutrals and I have a couple of both!
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Danzig is cool-toned purple with a blue shimmer in it. I actually found this shade to be a bit firm in comparison to the four others I have which are incredibly buttery. It is slightly less pigmented than the other shades but it’s still really gorgeous.
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Electric Warrior is a creamy, soft chartreuse green that leans yellow and is highly metallic. I don’t have anything like this shade in my collection and I am completely smitten with it. It’s so pigmented and blendable and looks so gorgeous applied.
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Paranoid is a bright cobalt shimmery blue. This is definitely one of the nicest blue eyeshadows I’ve ever tried, even in comparison to other blues by Kat Von D. It’s creamy and incredibly pigmented, it actually lightly stained my skin when swatching but I had no issues with my oil cleanser when removing it from my eyes.
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Raw Power is a reddish metallic burgundy with warm undertones. It is even creamier than the other shades so it applies a little thickly but highly pigmented and blends out great with a fluffy brush.
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thrasher is liquid molten gold with a flawless, pigmented and creamy formula. It really looks like melted gold applied, almost like a cream instead of a powder.
In the above look, which I call my “Mermaid Look” I used the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Electric Warrior on the inner corner and lower lash line, and blended it into Paranoid. I blended back and forth between the shades to create a slight greenish gradient, but that’s only two shadows with amazing depth. I did have fallout when applying but I actually find the lasting power on these shades is incredible even without primer and it looked great at the end of the day. I do think applying eyeshadow before doing your makeup is a great way to go with these though.
I also wanted to create a neutral look so I used the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thrasher on the inner two thirds of my lid and applied Raw Power to the outer third and blended it into the crease and towards the centre. I call this look my “Autumn Leaves” look. It’s still neutral and safe but with some gorgeous depth thanks to these amazing shadows. They blend so gorgeously that I’m excited by all the combinations and new colours I can create by blending them together.
It’s quite clear from my Instagram posts leading up to this review, but I’m absolutely in love with the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows. The only frustrating thing about them is that there are still more shades (especially Synergy and Thunderstruck!) that I still want to purchase. Whether you’re looking for bright or neutral shades, if you want an eyeshadow with a creamy, pigmented formula and an intense metallic finish you definitely need to check out these shadows!
Do you have a favourite Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow?