Kat Von D is easily one of my favourite makeup brands and I get a little giddy every time I get to share a new release with you. Lately, there’s been a few, but after swatching them up at Sephora I had my eye on one product in particular: the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Rust.
There are four colour families available in the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quads: Sage, Plum, Smoke, and of course Rust. Each quad features four matte shades designed to work together to bring out the best shade for your eye. They come in a coffin style packaging that’s adorable and perfect for travel, with a mirror on the lid.
The Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Rust (as well as the other three shades) each contain a large “Base” shade as well as a smaller “Define”, “Contour” and “Highlight” shade. This concept reminded me a bit of the Charlotte Tilbury Quads, which make it super easy to do your eye makeup by just following what the shade names say! Of course, the Kat Von D Quads also come with an instructional booklet to show you how to make the shadows work if you want to lift, define, widen or narrow your eyes.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Rust includes Base, a warm light-to-medium pink , Define, a dark brown with a reddish undertone, Contour, a medium rusty orange, and Highlight, a light yellowish beige. In general the formulas are pretty powdery in the pan so when I swirl my brush I end up with quite a bit of excess for the two light shades. As a result, the shadows can also sheer out a little on the lid, so a tacky base would be great with these.
Out of the four shades in the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Rust, I’m definitely most obsessed with the Contour shade, which also had the best formula, pigmented and blendable and not powdery, and is just such a gorgeous shade.
To achieve the above look I used all four shades in the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Rust. I used the Highlight shade on the inner corner and brow bone, Base over the rest of the lid, Contour in the crease, and Define on the very outer corner and smudged into the outer third of the lower lash line. Wear on the shadows was about average, they did start to crease and fade by the end of the day without a primer, so I do recommend pairing them with one–perhaps the new Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer.
While these shadows can’t outshine the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows to me, I really like the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Rust. The matte shades make this super wearable but the rusty tones are definitely more unique in my collection. Plus, this Quad is perfect for travel! I definitely also have my eye on the gorgeous Sage option, perfect for brown eyes.
Have you tried any of the new Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quads? What do you think of Rust?