KVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Eyeshadow Tutorial


KVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Eyeshadow TutorialKVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Eyeshadow Tutorial

Hello, beautiful creatures! Today I’m sharing my KVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Eyeshadow Tutorial for Hooded Eyes with you. This is a quick and easy 2 eyeshadow makeup look for hooded eyes incorporating KVD Violet Aurora and Karla Cosmetics Insomnia.

KVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Eyeshadow Tutorial Video

Watch the video on YouTube!

Where to Buy
KVD, Ulta

Price
$24 each with a measly 6 month shelf life.

Makeup I’m Wearing

KVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Eyeshadow TutorialKVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Eyeshadow Tutorial Cordelia is wearing KVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel EyeshadowCordelia is wearing KVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Eyeshadow

KVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel EyeshadowKVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Eyeshadow

BROWS
Sigma Brow Control Wax Pencil
KVD Aubergine brow wax

EYES
Nyx Glitter Eye Primer
KVD Violet Aurora Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadow 
Karla Insomnia Loose eyeshadow
Nabla Black Cupid’s Arrow Longwear Stylo
Fenty 105 Pro Filt’r Powder
Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara

FACE
Wet n’ Wild Impossible Primer
Huda Beauty Angel Food Fauxfilter Stick
Rare Beauty Positive Light Under Eye Brightener
Laura Mercier Undereye Setting Powder
bareMinerals Rose Glow Blush
BlackMoon Catshark Highlighter

LIPS
Buxom Creamy Chocolate powerline lip liner
Urban Decay Indie Sleaze Glossy Liquid Lipstick
Karla Insomnia Loose eyeshadow

KVD Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadow Review

KVD Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadow Review and swatchesKVD Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadow Review and swatches
From left to right Blue Shift, Violet Aurora, and Green Nebula Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadows

I’ve had a blast playing with the KVD Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadows. I bought all three shades: Violet Aurora (purple blue shimmer with a black base), Green Nebula (emerald green shimmer with a black base), and Blue Shift (teal blue shimmer with a black base). That said, I’m disgusted at the $24 price tag and insanely short shelf life of 6 months. Nowhere online on KVD’s website or Ulta’s Website do I see anything mentioning the pitiful 6 month shelf life.

Is a 6 month shelf-life bad for an eyeshadow?

Why is the 6 month shelf life a problem? The 6 month shelf life is a problem for me because at the price point of $24, there’s no way that I can finish all 3 of these eyeshadows even with dedicated daily use. I think you would be hard pressed to finish one within 6 months! I genuinely believe that at the $24 price point, the shelf life for an eyeshadow should be 2 years / 24 months.

How’s the color shift?

The KVD Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadows are not strong multichromes and they don’t have a ton of the interference pigments that makes it easier to see duochrome and multichrome shift. You get a very strong black base that blends away in a nice way, and you get a bit of subtle shift.

Violet Aurora has subtle purple blue on black, it very frequently looks indigo and leans blue. Green Nebula has a subtle golden green on black and I love the multidimensional green shift. Blue Shift has subtle teal blue shimmer on black and is very bright sparkling teal blue with deeper velvety blue.

Should I buy them all?

I do not recommend buying all three of the KVD Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadows like I did. If I could do it over again I would only purchase Violet Aurora and Green Nebula. I can incorporate these two into more looks in the short time frame of their shelf life.

The KVD Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadows are beautiful eyeshadows, even with their short shelf life. I love the sparkle in the eyeshadow, even in low light settings.

You can use the KVD Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadows as an eyeshadow, diffused and smokey all over. You can use them for graphic liner with a small angled brush. I love using them as a base for other multichromes. I apply it as a base and use a brush to blend out, like I did in this tutorial, and then layer another duochrome or multichrome on top.

Final Thoughts

Cordelia is wearing KVD Violet AuroraCordelia is wearing KVD Violet Aurora

I’m having a ton of fun playing with the KVD Dazzle Gel Hyper-Metallic Vegan Eyeshadows, despite their flaws. If you love liquid or cream eyeshadows and are looking for a fun and easy way to incorporate them into your makeup looks, you should try one of the KVD eyeshadows.

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