If you've been eyeing up the "New In" section at Sephora lately, you may have noticed the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows. My interest level went from "a tad intrigued" to "omg need" after seeing Sam from Batalash Beauty apply the shade Thunderstruck as a highlight. Reading Brooke's review a couple weeks ago only made me want them more. Once I was in Sephora looking at all the shades, I decided Thunderstruck was an absolute necessity, and I couldn't leave without the shade Synergy as well. Because I just didn't have enough highlighters and bronze eyeshadows, apparently.
From the moment I touched these eyeshadows I knew I had to have them. They're some of the softest, smoothest, and creamiest shadows I've ever tried. The pigmentation is incredible - the swatches above were done with only one swipe. Thunderstruck is a stunning white gold that has a bit of a duochrome finish to it. In the light it shines brilliantly with some gold, pink, and silver flecks. It looks absolutely gorgeous as a highlight, but is also perfect as one of those one-wash, brightening eyeshadow shades. Synergy is a bronze, but it's really the most beautiful and unique bronze eyeshadow I own. It's quite metallic (like Thunderstruck), but the effect isn't garish. Instead it just draws the perfect amount of attention to the eyes. It looks amazing packed onto the lid for extra impact or as a sheer wash of color for every day. My favorite look has been pairing the two - wearing Synergy on the lid and outer half of the lower lashline and then using Thunderstruck as an inner corner highlight.
These eyeshadows promise long lasting power, but I do need to use a primer for that to be true. That being said, literally any eyeshadow will crease on me without primer, so I don't fault the product at all, just my oilslick eyelids. With primer, these easily outlast a long and tiring workday without any fading or creasing. Another bonus is the size of the product, too - you get 0.10 oz for $21, whereas a MAC eyeshadow is $16 for 0.04 oz. After falling in love with these two I really want to get my hands on the two more copper-y shades, Doce and Raw Power - they'd look stunning for a fall makeup look.
Have you tried the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows yet?