Sunday, 25 September 2016
Kat Von D arrives at Debenhams - Shade and Light and Lolita
Beauty lovers of the United Kingdom: Kat Von D has landed at Debenhams. This is not a drill.
Gone are the days of extortion via Ebay/third party sellers/customs fees to get hold of one of America's most popular brands of makeup - Now all that's required is a casual online shop at one of our nation's best beauty-haulin' department stores - hallelujah! I'm told KVD will make an appearance on counter in London shortly - not much use for us northerners, but if you're in the capital, be sure to pay them a visit. I mini-hauled two massively hyped Kat Von D classics - Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita, and the Shade and Light Eye palette.
First off - Shade and Light. If you have hooded eyes; love matte, neutral shades; or are a general shimmer-lover in need of some good transition/enhancing shades to tone down the shine - this is for you. Basically, it's for everybody with eyelids. The palette is grouped into three quads in neutral, cool and warm tones respectively, and is such is a doddle to use.
The shades are super soft, practically blend themselves, and are nicely pigmented - not so madly intense that they're unblendable, but with good one-swipe pigmentation nonetheless. Swatches above are, as ever, single swipe swatches - I only speak the truth.
I have to use eyeshadow primer regardless of formula, and with that I find I get a good 8 hours' wear from these shadows. I am pretty much in love with this palette, and have been using it at every opportunity - it's extremely versatile and should definitely find its way in to your makeup collection. It's priced at a pretty reasonable £36 - considering you get 12 good-sized pans of high quality eyeshadow (and a USEABLE MIRROR! Hooray!) I'd say that's not a bad price point at all.
Second - Lolita. A cult classic if ever there was one. If you're a regular reader, you'll know about my love:hate relationship with liquid lipsticks (you can read about a major miss here, and a massive win for liquid lipsticks here) and my ongoing quest for comfortable, actually matte liquid lipsticks without the cats-ass effect. Well, Kat Von D, you've pretty much cracked it with this formula.
I find the Everlasting formula to be relatively comfortable, and quite "flexible", if there is such a thing - meaning you can smile, chat, and actually exist normally to your heart's content. As with most liquid lipsticks, oily food is a no-no - but as this is basically a darker version of my natural lip colour, I find that Lolita fades almost imperceptibly as the day wears on. Oh, and no weird white disgusting ring round the inside of the lips. Result.
Sure, at hour six your lips might start to feel a little dry, but a little of your favourite lip balm, or a quick spruce up with a super-jazzy lip topper will see to that in no time. I have been seriously impressed with this formula so far, and will definitely be picking up a few more of these in future.
Are you a Kat Von D fan? What other products should I get my mitts on?
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