New Twist on 80’s Blue: Kat Von D Metal Crush in “Paranoid”


I decided to reminisce about the fun of the 80s, and had a lot of fun with this shadow!  With the exception of three colors, the new Kat Von D Metal Crush shadows are so pigmented and go on very smoothly.

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I prepped with Dior Capture Totale moisturizer and Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30.  For foundation, I used Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in 7.0, followed by Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Medium Dark Warm.  I set with Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish powder.

I used the Kat Von D Shade Light palette to contour and highlight.  I used NARS blush in Deep Throat on my cheeks.  For my brows, I used It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil, and Anastasia Clear Brow Gel.  I went with MAC Viva La Glam Gaga 2 on my lips.

Now, for the best part- the eyes!  The Kat Von D Metal Crush shadows only contain one blue shade.  I rarely use just one shade of shadow, even if I’m going for a monochromatic look.  When just one shade is used, there isn’t really any depth.  (Although some looks call for just one shade, that’s not what I was going for.)  Therefore, I turned to Urban Decay’s massive amount of shadows to add some depth to the Kat Von D.

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First, I used Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer to prep.  I used Lycan from the Kat Von D Innerstellar palette on my entire eyelid.  For my lids, I used the Kat Von D Paranoid, of course, with Urban Decay Ransom in the crease, and Peace in the corners to help add depth to the Paranoid.  I also used Shell Shock from Urban Decay’s Vice 2 palette in the inner corners.  I lined with Doucce Ultra Precision Eyeliner, and used Benefit Roller Lash mascara.

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I had so much fun with this Paranoid shadow, that I definitely foresee thinking of excuses to use it regularly.  Well, dangit.  Now I want to listen to Faster Pussycat or Motley Crue…