Kat Von D Beauty: First Impressions

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First of all, the elephant in the room: I haven’t blogged in 3 months. I’m not going to go into an explanation but I’m *hopefully* back. We’ll see.

Now that’s out of the way, onto the products. If you’ve read any of my past blog posts you would know that I have been dying to get my hands on some of the Kat Von D products for a long time, but they have only just become available to us UK people recently. Kat Von D is exclusive to Debenhams, and it launched at the beginning of October. I’ve had these products for just over a month now so I feel like it’s a good amount of time to decide on my first impressions.

On a side note, the packaging on each of these products are amazing, I love it! The packaging for the eyeshadow palette is my favourite- so different to any other palette I own! My only thing is that because they are black they get dirty very quickly, but this just means I need to stop being lazy and give them a clean!

The first product is the Lock It Foundation. I asked one of the ladies on the stall to colour match me because there were so many different shades (which is great- they cater for so many different skin tones) and I came out as Light 44. This foundation is very thick and has very high coverage so if that’s not your cup of tea than this is not the foundation for you. I’m really enjoying this foundation as it makes your skin look SO flawless and feels so smooth. My only gripe is how long it takes to blend out. I recently bought one of the official Beauty Blenders after trying out so many of the dupes (honestly this little sponge is a game changer, I highly recommend) so that’s what I use to apply the foundation, but I find myself blending, and blending and blending and it doesn’t seem to go anywhere. It takes me a good 10 minutes (maybe a bit of an exaggeration) to blend it out evenly. This can get a little tedious but for the results it gives I am more than prepared to deal with it. It stays on for absolutely ages which is a definite plus. I went to a Twenty One Pilots show on Friday and somehow my make up still looked just as perfect by the end of the night!(Seriously, I don’t even know how!) This foundation retails for £27 which might seem pricey, but one single pump is enough for your entire face so it will last you for absolutely ages!

Next up: the Lock It Concealer. Much like the Foundation, this product is very thick and gives amazing coverage. There’s not much to say about this concealer other than it’s great at covering any spots, redness or imperfections you might have and I’m glad I bought it. I sometimes thick it is a bit too thick for use under your eyes though.

Onto my personal favourite of the bunch: the Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I have heard pretty much every one and their mother rave about this eyeliner and I 100% understand why. It is so black and so easy to use. It stays on for hours and doesn’t smudge or fade, which is exactly what you need in an eyeliner. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase and I want to try out some of the other colours! At £16 it is a little on the pricey side, but for the results it gives I am more than happy to pay for it!

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The final product I bought from Kat Von D is the Shade And Light Eyeshadow Palette in Rust. I couldn’t choose between the Rust and Plum palette but in the end I went for Rust after seeing so many tutorials using it. I have very mixed feelings on this little quad. The first time I used these eyeshadows they really irritated my eyes, they made my skin really dry and sore and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. I have never had this kind of reaction to any other eyeshadow before though, so I gave my eyes a chance to heal and tried them again and they were fine the second time around. I’m still slightly wary of using this palette in case it irritates my eyes again but I have used it several times since and it’s all been fine. Having said this, DON’T get this stuff in your eyes- while running the orange on my lower lash line I got a bit in my eye and it felt like actual acid. Not fun at all. Overall I do like this palette, and it is very handy for travel (which I do fairly often) but I think I wish I got the Plum instead. The colours are lovely and you can create some really nice eye looks, but I sometimes feel like the orange clashes a bit too much with my purple hair. The plum palette on the other hand… I think it would complement my hair perfectly! I think I might put it on my Christmas List. The highlight shade in this palette is really nice and subtle, however I probably won’t use the pink lid colour very often. Also: yes the brown colour is cracked and missing a corner. The first time I picked it up to use I drop it and it hit the corner of my dressing table and cracked. Absolutely devastating. Thankfully it was only the one shadow that cracked!

I definitely recommend giving some of these products a go- especially if you’re in the UK as we’ve FINALLY got them readily available to us. (About time too!)

I really want to give one of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks a go too as I’ve heard such great things, but the shades I wanted to try (Lolita and Bow n Arrow) were out of stock and I haven’t gotten around to ordering them online yet. Again, I might put them on my Christmas List.

Over to you: Have you tried any of these products? What are your favourite shades of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks?

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