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The Kat Von D Shade + Light saga continues with four perfectly curated quads to enhance your individual eye color. The four quads were available for purchase starting on March 29, 2016 at Sephora. I couldn’t decide which one(s) to order, so I bought all four quads: Plum, Rust, Sage, and Smoke.
I will be testing each quad for review and writing a new post for each, sharing Rust today. See my initial review for Plum with a couple of extra packaging and product details.
[This series of posts was updated July 2017]
Shades and Swatches
Sage contains “matte greens for brown eyes.” There is a gorgeous forest green plus an olive-greige, yellowish cream highlight, and an orangey-peach.
Again, the Sage quad is buttery and pigmented. The forest green “Define” shade swatched a little less opaque, but deposited a rich amount of product via brush. The “Highlight” shade is a little underwhelming, but builds easily.
I used the instructions from the insert, as I did with the other quads. The warmish “Base” and “Contour” shades blended beautifully to accompany the rich forest green “Define” shade, which is just stunning. The “Highlight” shade is kind of a bore, but it goes well with the others, though it didn’t last more than four hours. The rest of the look last all day, as I come to expect from Kat’s shadows. I was especially impressed by the pigmentation and blendability of the green “Define” shade because it took a couple of swipes for opacity when I swatched it.
I originally anticipated I would use this quad a lot, but I barely reach for it. Still, it’s a lovely quad and I hope to start using it again.
I was actually most nervous to use the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Sage because I find greens difficult for me to wear. I was pleasantly surprised by the richness of the forest green and beautiful pairing with the other warm-ish shades in the quad.