I'm sure if you're into the beauty world you're already aware that the ever so popular makeup brand Kat Von D has finally arrived in the UK, available exclusively at Debenhams! I was incredibly lucky to receive a box set* with some of her best sellers and I thought I'd share my thoughts on the brand and all the products with you. :)
Shade and Light Face Contour Palette.
Beautifully packaged in a sturdy cardboard palette with a generous mirror and 6 gorgeous matte face powders - 3 highlighters and 3 contour shades. I cannot fault the quality of this product. The powders are finely milled and blend really well. The colours are also very good for all skin tones. I love sombre (1st shade from left) for contouring and shadowplay (middle shade) as an all over bronzer. I'm not a huge fan of matte highlighters but these powders are so nice they can easily be used as setting powders for the face and under the eyes. I rarely use setting powders though, as I prefer a dewy complexion but I've tried it once and it works really well. But this is one of the downsides of the palette for me, in particular... I've been reaching for 2 powders only so in the end it wouldn't be great value for me. Another thing I didn't quite like is how heavy this palette is, all due to the mirror. So I think they could have used a different type of mirror to make it lighter and perhaps more compact too. But if you think you'll get a lot of use out of the shades in this palette, I'd say definitely go for it. It's an excellent product! (R.R.P £36)
Shade and Light Face Brush. The synthetic bristles are super soft and the application looks perfect with the use of this brush. I'm not usually a fan of double ended brushes because they are hard to store but this one comes with a lovely plastic case, which is a nice bonus. It retails for £30.
Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick in the shade Lolita is another one of her best sellers and a massive favourite amongst the beauty lovers. The formula is creamy and fairly comfortable compared to most matte lipsticks I've tried. However, I think the 24h wear claim is a bit of an overstatement. As with any other lipstick, if you drink or eat, it won't last all day. But it does last pretty well, fading gradually and evenly throughout the day. Kat Von D now has Lolita 1 and Lolita 2. I'm not quite sure which one I got as unfortunately it only says Lolita in the packaging but I think it's the original shade. It's the perfect browny nude for autumn and winter. (R.R.P: £16)
So far, so good. However, I am still a bit unsure about the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner. The formula is quite wet and takes a little time to set. First time I tried it, I used a curler about 5 mins after I applied it and the ink came almost completely off on the curler. I was surprised as my much cheaper alternatives seem to dry faster. Its also got a shiny finish and I prefer matte. But once it dries, it really stays put as a tattoo. :) I also love the pointy felt tip applicator and the packaging is great. So it's down to preference... if you like the finish and don't mind paying extra and waiting longer for it to dry, it's a good one to try. It retails for £16.
Last product I got to try is the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in the shade Magick. I love the matte formula, as it's smooth and non drying. This shade in particular has glitter specks in it. It looks gorgeous! But not a good one for kissing, I guess. :) I know it's not one that will please everyone but you can find other shades without the glitter and I'd highly recommend having a look, as overall, it's a really nice lipstick. Not to mention that I love the funky packaging. So cool! I received 2 of the same lipstick, so I'll include one in an Instagram GIVEAWAY soon. Don't miss out! Follow my account (here) to see when the giveaway goes live.
This is a very simple look I created using all the products mentioned above.
I'm very pleased with everything I got to try from Kat Von D and I'm excited to check out the rest of the range soon. Have you guys tried anything from the brand? Please let me know your opinion in the comments below. X
*The Kat Von D set featured in this post is a PR sample and not available for sale but you can purchase the products separately at Debenhams.