The long-running Unsung Heroes series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog features some of our all-time favorite permanent collection products.
Now, as someone who has a weakness for color, eyeshadows are very dangerous territory for me.
I’m a total neutral lover and, as of quite recently, a color lover too…unfortunately for my wallet. I usually try to buy my eyeshadows in palettes or sets (like the Make Up For Ever shadows) to save money, but every now and then, there are some singles that I can’t be alive without.
And one of my FAVORITES of those is Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck ($21).
I first found out about it on Kat Von D’s Instagram a couple months ago, because it was the #1 selling item (or maybe it was the #1 eyeshadow?) at Sephora. I honestly didn’t really need any more convincing at that point, but after some research, I saw that people were using it as a highlighter, too, and then I REALLY didn’t need to be convinced anymore.
What’s funny is that when Kat Von D first launched the Metal Crush eyeshadows, I wasn’t really into any of the shades…especially Thunderstruck! It looked like a super reg champagne, honestly. So thank god for social media and the Internet, because I was quickly schooled and went straight to my Sephora to grab it…except that it wasn’t that easy at all. It was sold out at every Georgia store for a while, and I had to keep checking back for a week to get it.
But it was really worth all the effort. I don’t have anything else like it in my collection, and the formula is so great that I’m not expecting to bump into a dupe anytime either.
So…the eyeshadow looks straight-up white in the pan, but it lights up with a lot of warm pinks and golden champagnes mixed in there on the skin and in swatches. It’s the most incredible thing in the inner corners, and it looks bright and beautiful popped on the center of the lids, too. I don’t even use other eyeshadows with it a lot of the time. And when I use it on my face, it blends out awesomely (I’m going to assume that’s a word), because the formula is super light, so you can pick up a small amount, depending on which brush you use. I mean, heads up, though — it’s one of the more intense highlights out there, but it absolutely works.
Anyways, I really love this eyeshadow formula, and I have my eye on the purple one next (don’t tell my Natasha Denona palette).