Liquid -Kat Von D -Lock-It Foundation

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I have and enjoy the Lock-It powder foundation, but have been on the hunt for a liquid foundation for my very fair, scarred skin. This seemed like an obvious choice. L42 was the correct tone, albeit a bit too yellow (whereas L41 was too light and too pink). I was shade matched to NW10 at MAC, but I had a slight chemical burn at the time. I think I'm normally pretty neutral, even leaning slightly yellow.

On to the texture: it's basically paint. I turned the sample jar upside-down with the lid open and it didn't move. My first test of this was a failure, and I thought that my sample had probably dried out, so I had a new one made. Nope; it's really just that thick. My skin is neither oily nor dry, and I moisturize lightly before applying foundation. So really I cannot explain how it looked as horrible as it did. The second time around, I applied with a damp beauty blender and it seemed to dry almost immediately, making blending impossible. I like to go heavier on my cheeks (the location of my scars) and blend out to nothing around my eyes and forehead, but there was a disgusting border of weird patchiness at the edges. The more I tried to fix it, the worse it looked. I left the house not very happy with how it was sitting on my face, but not feeling totally hideous (yet). Imagine my horror when I glimpsed myself in a mirror two hours later out in public and the foundation had completely separated on my chin and around my nose. It was truly a hot mess.

Also of note: when I removed this after only four hours of wear, five new whiteheads were revealed.

Maybe it's possible to make this foundation look good, but I have neither the patience nor money to spare to do so, so Sayonara to my hopes and dreams of a full-coverage pale foundation.

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Lipstick -Kat Von D -Studded Kiss Lipstick - L.U.V.

on 6/20/2018 11:18:00 PM

This shade complimented my warm skin tone very well as it was a warm purple. It applied great - it did not drag my lips or bled. It Lasted after a eating a non-greasy meal and drinking, and when if it did come off, it left a nice mauve-pink stain. The lipstick lasted up to 5-6 hrs without a greasy meal. Also, it did not dry out my lips and was also unscented. The packaging was cute, and I had no issues with the cap not staying on. Overall, i do reccomend this product and because I've had a great experience with this shade i am definitely going to try out other ones. For spring/summer 2018, this is an awesome color to rock


Eyeliner -Kat Von D -Tattoo Liner

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I have tried so many liquid eyeliners and have hated them all. They have left me feeling frustrated as I can never get a straight line going. Either the applicator tip is too thick or too flexible, or the formula is too gloppy, or the pen releases too much product - and I end up having to wipe it off, start over, wipe it off again. No matter what I do I get a squiggly line - not cute. So not sure what it is but I have always hated these so much that I end up giving them to my sister. So when I got the Kat Von D liner in one of my monthly beauty subscription boxes, I had plans to give it away. I have heard good things about the brand so I decided to just try it. With ONE shot I was able to get a nice and thin, bold, PERFECT line. There's something about the tip that allows for razor sharp precision, and it dispenses JUST the right amount of product. The cool thing is the liner lasts all day without any smudging. At the end of the day it looks the same as when I applied it. In fact it'll even last through the next morning! I CAN see this drying out fairly quickly but the product works so well I could live with this. Great product!


Eyeliner -Kat Von D -Tattoo Liner

on 6/19/2018 7:51:00 PM

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I absolutely love the liner applicator- it’s the finest I’ve ever seen and I can do nearly perfect cat eyes with this. My problem is with the formula... i don’t find it to be super pigmented. I have to go back and apply over the same place multiple times. By the end of the day it has faded and my cat eyes are completely gone. I won’t repurchase unless I can find a way to use that applicator with a different liquid eyeliner formula.


Eyeliner -Kat Von D -Tattoo Liner

on 6/18/2018 11:22:00 AM

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I'm annoyingly picky when it comes to choosing eyeliners because they have been my staple since my first day of makeup. Pens are my favourite so I'm always looking for the perfect one.
Alas this one isn't. I'm aware that KVD products are vegan and so on, but cruelty-wise all industries are under strict control and animal experimentation is obsolete at this point of progress. So, I expect this claim to compete with more "industrial" ingredients..but no.
I mean, it stays on for hours and hours, but the pigmentation is so off I have to use this pen just as a base for making a more perfect line, and then I write on it with another, more pigmented liner. I guess this is a bit expensive for being just a base.
So, I might recommend this only to people who are not looking for the darkest line ever, but a pencil-like intensity.


Eyeliner -Kat Von D -Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown

on 6/17/2018 4:59:00 AM

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Since I'm usually in a rush when doing my makeup, I love liner pens, and I prefer those with brushes rather than felt-tips--I think they give a slightly softer look. I'd been using MAC Brushbrown (has a slightly shiny finish) and LORAC Pro Liquid (unreliable component). Enter KVD. Mad Max Brown is a deep, extremely (and I mean extremely) matte brown that isn't too red-based. The component is very nice--the brush is great, the flow of product to the brush is reliable, and the size makes it easy to apply. However, I find the consistency of this liquid liner fairly thick (maybe the one I got was not very fresh), which means the brush doesn't glide across the lid as Brushbrown does. Because of this, mistakes are far more noticeable (although, in the interest of full disclosure, I have a fairly heavy hand). If I make a mistake and correct it with a micellar-water-soaked Q-Tip, what's removed can flake and fall under the eye. Also, the extreme matteness of the liner is something of a black hole--it seems to suck the light from my eyes if I do a slightly thicker line. I wish I could combine the MAC and KVD liners, because it would make the perfect formula for me. Overall, though, this is a very good, high-quality product with a great brush, and well worth the price. I don't do winged liner, but I think the brush and formula would be ideal for that. I will continue to use this in the hope that practice will improve my technique, because I really think the issues I'm having are caused by me, not the product, and will alternate with Brushbrown depending on the look I'm after. I have already repurchased.

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Eye Shadow -Kat Von D -Kat Von D Shade Light Eye Contour Quad - Rust

on 6/16/2018 8:49:00 PM

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This is one of the few quads I own, as I was able to buy it at a discount. The shades in the quad are beautiful and are flattering for many different complexions. My only complaint with the colors is that the highlighting and base shades are too similar for the intended contouring effect. That aside, the shadows are soft and easy to apply and blend. There is quite a bit of kick up when picking up the eyeshadow. The shadows are very long lasting and last even longer with primer. I would consider repurchasing this quad.

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Lipstick -Kat Von D -Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Backstage Bambi

on 6/16/2018 5:04:00 PM

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I have pale warm toned skin, dark brown hair and pale green eyes. This product gives me life! It’s certainly not for the faint hearted. Is more suited to a simple eye and cheek look. But oh my, this is a stunning lip product. Makes me feel so vibrant and gorgeous! Try this if you dare! 💋💋💋

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Lipstick -Kat Von D -Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

on 6/16/2018 6:51:00 AM

Beautiful colors ( I have the red and the dark orange). However, I can't say I would buy these again.
This does not last forever by a long shot. Left stains on my coffee cup and flaked off by lunch. I attempted a meal when I had applied this fresh, and there was none left, perhaps a super light stain, after I ate. Very creamy when applying but very tight feeling once it dried. Adding balm seems to disturb staying power further. I feel like I got totally different lipsticks than everyone seems to have purchased, because everyone else seems to love these. Bought mine at Sephora, so I have the real thing. Pretty packaging. The only reason I am not returning these is I do like the overall look of the product when I first apply it.

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Concealers -Kat Von D -Lock-It Concealer Creme

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I have 2 of these, one in fair cashmere for actual concealing, and the white out for highlighting. It's the only matte white highlighter that doesn't just blend into my super pale, but pink skintone. I use the WO with a BB, before I apply my foundation, on the high points of my face. Perfect highlight every time, never looks cakey. I use the fair cashmere shade for undereyes and spot concealing and it works for both very well. It never creases or dries out my eye area, and it covers spots and discolored parts very well, this baby is full coverage. I always have puffy undereye bags and it somehow covers that too. The big doe foot applicator is great, perfect size. Wears well throughout the day, whether I've set it with powder or not. For me, there are no cons to this product. Even the price is good, because it lasts me forever. Highly recommend

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Makeup Brushes -Kat Von D -Lock it edge concealer brush

on 6/14/2018 4:10:00 PM

I agree that this brush is underrated. It's not my main concealer brush because I don't feel it covers the under eye as easily or blends as well as the Sephora airbrush 56. The Sephora 56 allows me to cover the whole under eye in 2-3 easy stamps while driving. The kat Von d lock it takes 3-4. Lock it is also small with a more densely packed head. It blends more strongly than the 56 which sometimes causes it to negate the coverage. Why give it 5 stars? Because it's absolutely perfect in other scenarios. When I already have on concealer that was set with a powder at 9 am before work and it is now 4 pm and it's breaking down I can dab on a tiny bit more in a skin matching tone and this is absolutely perfect to blend it with. The fact that it's dense means it eats some of the product and I don't get so much as to induce creasing. Then there's the shape, it's kind of sharp and angular this means if u have on eyeliner under the eye already u can edge perfectly under it to touch up the concealer. As a general concealer brush I feel I could do without it in favor of Sephora airbrush 56. For "I'm already wearing makeup concealer touch ups" though I find it without parallel.

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Eye Shadow -Kat Von D -Metal Crush Eyeshadow - Danzig

on 6/14/2018 3:53:00 PM

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This was one of my first eyeshadow purchases from Kat Von D. Danzig is the purple shade from the Metal Crush line. The color is super pigmented and there is a lot of fallout on application if you use the wrong brush. It works best with a packing brush or a finger. The shadow blends very well and is long lasting. Unlike the other shades in this line that I have tried, Danzig does fade in color over the course of a day, but it does not crease or fall off. This is still true with shadow primer. Although it is $21 for a single eyeshadow, which is not cheap, I love this color enough that I would consider repurchasing.


Concealers -Kat Von D -Lock-It Concealer Creme

on 6/14/2018 1:14:00 AM

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I really wanted to like this as it covers dark circles and doesn't crease! Unfortunately, whenever I use it, by the end of the work day it feels like I have something under my eyelids irritating my eyes. So, back it goes to Sephora. :-(

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Eye Shadow -Kat Von D -Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck

on 6/13/2018 9:44:00 PM

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I bought this beautiful shadow on sale for $13. It is normally $21, which is pricey for a single eyeshadow. This shade is a metallic pearl that looks white in the pan, but appears to be more of a cream color on the eyes. In addition to being a beautiful eyeshadow, this product's shade and texture also makes it a good highlighter for those with pale skin. I love this color and would absolutely consider repurchasing.

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Lipstick -Kat Von D -Studded Kiss Lipstick - Lovecraft

on 6/13/2018 7:26:00 PM

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BUY THIS LIPPIE IMMEDIATELY!
No joke. I buy Lovecraft for every single one of my girlfriends as part of a gift, even the ones that don't wear makeup.

I originally went in to Sephora to try the liquid lipstick in the cult fave colour Lolita, but that did not work out in my favour. I have shaky hands and the applicator stick is far too long, so naturally I fvcked up and got that sh!t everywhere. Of course the formula is a no budge formula, so my heinous mistakes were not going away. Sorry Kat Von D, liquid lippie NO BUENO.

I then decided to play around with the Studded Kiss bullet lippie collection. LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE <3

WHAT I LOVE:
- Formula: has a velvet feel on your lips paired with a matte finish.

- Stays put!--- This sh!t stays in place!! Eat that burger. Chug that vodka soda. Live free knowing your lippie is looking fresh! **Mind you, if you suck face with someone, it'll probably come off; but let's be reasonable here, this is the real world and not fvcking Hogwarts.

-Does not crumble or flake off!- This is huge for me, I hate when matte lipstick crumbles/flakes off. Like where do you think you are going? Did I authorize your departure?? ---Thankfully, you will not be worrying about that problem with this lippie.

-***THE COLOUR***
Alright, listen up bitchachos, this is important: This. Colour. Is. MAGICAL!!! It is a perfect day time lippie to give you that mauve sexiness, but not too in your face that has your coworkers saying "whoa, you really caked it on today Karen". It is also perfect for night time, when you are looking to give some life to those lips.


FINAL THOUGHTS:
- Open the Sephora app or visit the store and buy the damn lippie! If you hate it, which I honestly doubt you will.. return it! You know damn well that Sephora has an amazing return policy, take advantage of it.

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