Review: Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush

I know I normally tell you the price at the end, but I don’t want to waste your time so if you’re not keen to spend $51AUD on a make up brush – click away.


Still here? Yay! Welcome to my review of the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush. Damn that’s a long name for a product! The Shade + Light Brush is the complementary product to the Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette, a gorgeous and versatile palette filled with neutral shades. I don’t own the palette, but I’ve been after a good blending brush for about a month now, and haven’t really found anything that suited my needs. That is until I popped into Sephora last week and saw this beauty of a brush.

The product’s tag line is ‘Every artist needs the perfect tool to shape their vision’ and I must say this brush is perfect.

It’s a dual ended brush, the ‘Shade’ side is the precision end and is for contouring and lining your eyes, depositing product exactly where you want it, without getting pigment everywhere. It can also be used to apply under-eye concealer in case you do have any pigment fall.


The ‘Light’ side is a domed end for blending and highlighting. It blends and softens the look without removing a ton of product, making it perfect for both subtle and detailed looks.


Both ends of the brush are super soft and the bristles, while synthetic, are very dense, which means they pick up a lot of product and deposit it evenly and very nicely onto your eyes.

The handle is a black plastic with the KVD logo and ‘Shade’ and ‘Light’ inscribed in silver along its length. The brush is beautiful and even comes in its very own case which is also inscribed with the KVD logo. One of the things I love about Kat Von D’s products is that the packaging is always exquisite and so well designed. The most important thing though is the product inside the packaging, and at the end of the day I can’t fault this brush. It’s a treat to apply make up with it.

Where’s it made: China. This is a bit unusual for Kat Von D’s products, as the bulk of her make up is made in either Italy or the USA. Maybe the tools are a little different? Either way, still fantastic quality.


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