Review: Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Shadow Quad in Rust

Kat Von D Beauty has been killing the game this year with the release of their Shade + Light line including the famous highlight and contour kit. Recently, Kat Von D Beauty released four different eye shadow quads under the shade + light umbrella, and I knew they were a must have. Today we’re chatting about the eye shadow quad in Rust – a warm, neutral toned palette.

The packaging on the palette is designed excellently. With the classic shade and light packaging and branding they also incorporated the palette to be coffin shaped, giving it the true Kat Von D feel. The palette is ideal for traveling purposes since it is quite small but is accompanies by a good sized mirror. 

I picked up mine at my local heaven, I mean, Sephora, for $34 CAN. Kat Von D released four different quad palettes that had unique feels to them. This one was in the rusty warm toned range which runs right up my alley.

The way the palette is designed it gives you a base, define, contour and highlight shade. Everything you need to build a perfect eye look -  but not necessarily meaning you must use all four in their designated areas.

Kat Von D Shade + Light quad in Rust details

Base: A light toned pink shade with a matte finish. It’s a pigmented shadow that covers well on the lid.
Define: Dark brown shadow with warm undertones. The shadow has a matte finish to it and is extremely pigmented but very easy to blend out since it was still very smooth.
Contour: A rusty orange shadow with warm undertones which tones down the brightness. It has a matte finish and good pigmentation. It diffused in the crease very well and blended like a dream with the defined shadow.
Highlight: Light beige with a satin, shimmery finish. The shimmer isn’t over the top, very toned down and gave a subtle highlight. I found this shadow to be the powderiest out of the four with the least amount of pigmentation. That being said, it is still an excellent shadow, but not my go to for a highlight shade.

The formula for these shadows, to no one’s surprise, is just as great as the classic Shade + Light eye contour palette. If you have previously used Kat Von D shadows this formula is similar, creamy, blendable and long-wearing (It wore on me for a good eight hours) The shade range is also great for this palette allowing you to create an easy day time look but also amp it up for night time.

Overall, I adore this palette and highly recommend it to any of my warm toned shadow lovers out there. Kat Von D did a great job creating these quads from the packaging to the shade selection and keeping the same great quality formula as before.

Here is an in-depth tutorial using the palette alongside a gorgeous pigment from Mac Cosmetics in the shade ‘Tan’. This is a great look for summer nights! I hope you give it a thumbs up and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more tutorials!


  1. Define is such a beautiful shade, so warm and summer perfect! loving the finished look!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. That palette looks so pretty, love the shades! And the packaging is super cute. Lovely post :)

    Valentina from