Review & Swatches: Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow in “On the Road”

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow in On the Road

Availability: Sephora
Price: $16.00

Company’s Description

Change your view and change colors with this bold, multidimensional shadow. Adorn your lids with the lustrous pigment and watch as the hue alters, depending on the angle of view and available lighting. Activated by water, one swipe gives you highlighting, contouring, and deepening possibilities for a sensual, dramatic look with a duochrome effect.

Kat Von D’s new Shade Shifter eye shadows come in four (4) chameleon-like, color-shifting shades. This review is for the shade On the Road–a brown that flashes green.

Packaging: 9/10

The Shade Shifter eye shadow comes in a rectangular, plastic compact with a flip-up lid that contains a mirror inside.

Quality: 9.8/10

On the Road is equal parts milk chocolate brown and light, iridescent fern green. Many of you will wonder if this is a dupe for MAC’s Club eye shadow. The answer is: yes, and then some. On the Road has a much stronger duo-chrome effect than Club. I find that the green shimmer in Club doesn’t noticeably show up unless I apply the shade over a dark base.

By contrast, On the Road’s green shimmer constantly flashes over the brown shadow without needing any base underneath. Of course, you can use this shade over a base to enhance the brown or green or simply to intensify the pigmentation, but it’s absolutely not necessary.

The shadow itself has a fantastic formula–it’s soft without being crumbly and glides over the skin. I’ve had readers mention that Wet n Wild’s Color Icon eyeshadow from the Comfort Zone palette is also a Club dupe. I can’t argue with the value of the Wet n Wild palettes (heck, I gave an A+ to Comfort Zone!), I will say that, ignoring price, I like the formula for Kat Von D’s Shade Shifter shadow much more. The Wet n Wild shadow’s formula is so soft that’s it’s a bit crumbly; On the Road is an easier formula to control and blend.

Over primer, this shadow goes about four (4) hours before creasing in a thin line just at the crease. Over primer, creasing starts after about eight (8) hours.

Ease of Use: 10/10

The powder blends easily and smoothly through the crease area and transfers onto the lid effortlessly without producing fall-out.

Price: 9.25/10

For $16.00 you get 0.09 ounces of shadow. Stila’s single eye shadows cost $18.00 and contain 0.09 ounces. LORAC eye shadows cost $19.00 and contain 0.06 ounces. Benefit shadows cost $18.00 and contain 0.11 ounces.

Final Grade

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow Box Packaging

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow Packaging

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow in On the Road

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow in On the Road

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow in On the Road

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow in On the Road

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow in On the Road Swatch

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow in On the Road Swatch

Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eye Shadow in On the Road Swatch Over Bases:
Maybelline Color Tattoos in Mossy Green, Rich Mahogany, Ready Set Green

MAC Eye Shadow in Club Swatch

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