Lipstick -Kat Von D -Studded Kiss Lipstick - Lovecraft

on 11/19/2017 10:21:00 PM

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I really love this color! The formula could be better, as this line tends to skip on application, and be very drying.. I definitely don't reach for this formula as much as my MAC or Urban Decay lippies. I rate this a 3.5, but since I love the shade, I rounded up to a 4!...I can make it work if I use a good balm underneath and a gloss, but wish it could stand on its own without having to do tricks to "make it work".. I have a few shades from this line, but won't repurchase due to the formula, especially when there are so many other superior products that glide on easily.

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Palettes -Kat Von D -Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette

on 11/17/2017 5:07:00 PM

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This is my first KVD holiday purchase, but I've been an avid purchaser of her eyeshadows in particular for the past five or so years. I purchased this as a treat for myself after completing my first month of solo teaching, and I have to say that it is a very luxurious product. The shadows are buttery and smooth and blend beautifully, and they are so much fun to play with! The red shade is to die for, and vegan red eyeshadows that are so high quality are really tough to come by.

I've heard a lot of people complain about the color story of this palette, and I can understand where that issue comes from. However, as far as I understand it, Kat designed the palette so that each side would have its own color story. The 'Saint' side is more neutral/plum shades that are awesome for everyday. The 'Sinner' side has all those lovely, rich bright colors that Kat loves so much, plus a wonderful matte black eyeshadow. When you close one side of the palette, the color stories make so much more sense.

My absolute favorite shade in this palette is Chalice, which is a gorgeous cool-toned gold shimmer. It's so pretty swept over the lid with a dash of eyeliner when you have to run out the door. Sacred Heart is also lovely, as well as Crucifix. I have no qualms with any of the colors in this palette, but those three are my absolute favorites. I tend to use the 'Saint' side far more often than the 'Sinner' side, just because I've always gravitated toward more neutral looks. The oranges and rust shades on the 'Sinner' side have been great for autumn date nights and different things, and I've yet to find ways to incorporate that bright chartreuse shade or the really beautiful blues into my regular rotation as of yet. Application of these shadows is easy and simple, but with a heavy hand, you'll have to subject yourself to lots of blending! They are very pigmented and very high quality.

When MakeupAlley asked if I would repurchase this palette, I vacillated between 'Yes' and 'No'. I ultimately went with 'No' for 2 reasons. The first reason is that I already own so many eyeshadow palettes that repurchasing this one would be totally silly. The second reason is that there is SO MUCH PRODUCT in this palette that I can't imagine having to repurchase it ever in my life. I'm not a makeup artist, influencer, or blogger so I don't go through makeup quickly at all. If I were in one of these lines of work, then maybe I would repurchase, but as a regular-Jane teacher, I have no need.


Contour -Kat Von D -Shade & Light Contour Palette

on 11/16/2017 7:04:00 PM

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Another product I bought because of the hype, adding that I just wanted to try a KVD product. I bought this as my first one around 8 months ago.

I've already hit pan on the soft peachy highlight and the warmer brown middle shades, because these are sooooo powdery. I guess this is what makes them so smooth and blendable but I find it kind of annoying, having to be so careful. Otherwise I feel like I'm wasting product.

I can use all the shades which I find surprising. I'm tan and I can even use the darkest shade which I was skeptical about at first, but as I commented before they're so blendabe it ends up fusing (?) into the skin and looking great.

For reference, before getting this I was using Smashbox's contour pallete (which is nice) however I think KVD's is much more blendable, you get more shades (hence more versaitlity), and more product for the price.


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

on 11/16/2017 6:08:00 PM

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These quads are popping up at Tj Maxx stores. I was excited to find them but unfortunately their powdery, patchy, hard to blend CRAP!!

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Eyeliner -Kat Von D -Ink Liner

on 11/15/2017 5:39:00 PM

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I purchased the Kat Von D Ink Liner in Neruda, which is white. The felt tip is very fine and very stiff. It's a very similar shape and size to the brush tip on her Tattoo liners. It goes on a little bit patchy, but it glides on the eye smoothly and is easy to control. You can build up the colour easily with another coat of liner.

The white colour stays white all day, even on my greasy lids. It doesn't fade or smudge, even after 12 hours. I like it and do prefer it over her Tattoo liner.


Eye Shadow -Kat Von D -Shade + light eye contour quad sage

on 11/11/2017 3:26:00 PM

Sage is at the bottom our of all the quads. The peachy base and yellow/cream highlight are powdery and chalky. The olive contour is on the sheer side and unlike the other three quads. The deep pine green definer isn't as opaque as the other definers.
When blended the contour and definer hues turn muddy...next


Eye Shadow -Kat Von D -Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Plum

on 11/11/2017 3:15:00 PM

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Of all four quads Plum is the best with four true mattes and a look that truly does go from shade to light. As in all the other quads the base and highlight shades are very powdery,
I used the pink/cream highlight on the lid, the brownish/rose base as transition/contour, mauve contour to deepen and the very dark plum to line and define.
I could see all four of the shades on my lid even after blending. If you want to try one of Kat von D's quads this is the one.


Liquid -Kat Von D -Lock-It Foundation

on 11/11/2017 4:24:00 AM

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Packaging is amazing, you really do get every single bit of foundation out of it. It is a FULL coverage foundation, so it is heavy, which is to be expected, but it applies so smoothly, and blends out so nicely. I find that toward the end of wearing it for 9 hours, the foundation begins to break down a little around my nose and forehead if I don't powder throughout the day. But thats not often, and not many people would be wearing their makeup for that long, and I don't have any other foundation that lasts that long, looking so good.

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Eye Shadow -Kat Von D -shade + light eye contour quad in smoke

on 11/10/2017 7:26:00 PM

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The smoke quad has a ton of fallout as do all the Kat Von D quads especially the base and highlight shades
The base is nice taupe/mauve matte that can be a crease/transition color.
The matte, cool gray contour and matte charcoal define have great pigment and are less powdery than the base and highlight which is a true dud in the quad. This white hue has micro glitter, lacks opacity, and is basically chalk. After tapping off the brush it looked like it was snowing in front of my eyes. I expected more for the price.



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Lipstick -Kat Von D -Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Underage Red

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All Kat von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks have fantastic staying power, great dense pigment that lasts for hours in spite of eating, and cruelty-free too. They don't bleed unless you use a liner or gloss which will spoil their staying power. The only problem is getting exactly the right colour, there are so many to choose from. These are the only lipsticks I will use now, much better staying power than the more expensive ones (Clinique, Clarins, Estee Lauder, YSL etc) that I tried before they resumed animal testing to comply with laws in China.


Eyeliner -Kat Von D -Tattoo Liner

on 11/8/2017 2:12:00 PM

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Best product winging your liner. Great precision and easy to use


Concealers -Kat Von D -Lock-It Concealer

on 11/8/2017 2:07:00 PM

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I picked this up at Marshalls for $8 CAD and I actually like it better as an all over foundation rather than to spot conceal or just to use under eyes. The coverage is good but the texture is weird. It's hard to explain but it isn't like a regular concealer.

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

on 11/7/2017 7:07:00 PM

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The Rust quad has essentially two highlight shades. The base is too light to use as a crease/transition and the highlight has flecks of glitter and poor opacity. Both are too powdery. The burnt orange contour and dark brown define are the hits with super pigmentation, but that makes this quad a duo.
Do I think this quad is worth $22.00? No, because I got the same look with equal wear time using the e.l.f. Mad for Matte/Summer Breeze palette which if $10.00 for ten hues.

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Palettes -Kat Von D -Alchemist Palette

on 11/5/2017 3:15:00 PM

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This is such a pretty little palette. The cardboard packaging is surprisingly sturdy and the magnetic closure is very nice. It's more compact then I thought it would be so it's easy to store. The 4 shades duochrome shades are very versatile. I do wish there was a peachy one and/or an orangey one but it covers a lot of area color wise. The shadows are pigmented and firmly pressed but not too firm. Used dry they have an almost glittery effect on the eye (but there is no glitter or fall out). Used wet, they are very bright and full on. I get so many compliments when I wear these shadows especially wet. I like them as highlighters as well, but I like them best as eyeshadows. I would definitely repurchase this if I ever ran out. I hope they make it permanent. This clearly meant as an accent palette and it's very lovely used that way.
I debated on this or the Anastasia Moon Child palette. Swatching them both, there was no comparison. The Alchemist palette is far brighter, far more sparkly, no glitter. The shades are more distinct from each other. I think the Moon Child palette could have been much better if they didn't have about 4 of the same shade in it.

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

on 11/5/2017 1:07:00 AM

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i buy this for travel
packaging is cute but it's too bulky

formulation is great as well, easy to blend, pigmented
however with the color scheme
i think you can't do various look with this palette

but if you just want a neutral daily look
and good for travel

try to reach this

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