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Three Kat Von D Products Worth The Hype

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As someone who lived in a beauty bubble of MAC, Barry M and the odd Bobbi Brown treat until I became a blogger myself and y’know, started reading other blogs, I had no who Kat Von D was or what she did and hang on is she the lady behind all those trucker caps we wore in 2001?

(Spoiler: she’s not, that’s Von Dutch. She’s actually from the TV show LA Ink but also does a lot of beauty/model/sassy stuff too).

Mostly because hey look her make-up line wasn’t stocked in my local Superdrug alright.

In fact, until this month, it wasn’t stocked anywhere in the UK.

And so you can forgive me for being a bit slow to the party (or y’know, so slow to the party that the police have already turned up and made everyone go home).

But GUYS GUYS GUYS, we can buy it now without forking over half our life savings in weird import fees and taxes because there’s a selection of Kat’s products on the Debenhams website right now, and it’ll be branching into selected stores from the 5th October onwards.

HUZZAH.

I was lucky enough to be sent a small selection of some of her hero products and FFS they’re all amazing. And a little pricey. So what I’m going to do is just a few links dotted about ready for you to send to your boyfriend/parents/sister ahead of Christmas because somehow, and please excuse me whilst I do a little sick down myself, it’s less than three months away…

OH and P.S. everything if vegan-friendly.

 

‘EVERLASTING’ LIQUID LIPSTICK

Now, if you’re already hooked on NYX’s matte lip cremes you are going to do a small sob of happiness over these huns.

Admittedly my experience of liquid lipsticks is mostly restricted to under £10 versions you can pick up in your local town centre, but these are just summin’ else. They are so good.

They dry almost instantly yet feel so soft and hydrating on lips. And the colour is so rich and dreamy and they don’t do that awkward thing where the colour bleeds into the skin around your lips and makes you look like you just massacred a large piece of meat, face first.

I’ve got Lolita I which is a smidge too dark for me – but I’m V tempted by Lovesick and Bow N Arrow.

Shop here.

 

‘TATTOO LINER’ LIQUID EYE LINER

I’ve made no secret about my inability to a) do my eye liner properly and b) the fact I have issues with pretty much every liquid eye liner in the universe.

I keep two in my make-up drawer – Collection’s Fast Stroke Liner (which was 16-year-old me’s go to and it’s still pretty good), and the new Lancome one because I really like the flexible wand, even if it does feel like it’s always running out.

Anyway, this guy. The Tattoo Liner. I’m just going to start by saying I did my winged liner today on both eyes in less than two minutes. There was no cotton buds. No mistakes. No huffing and puffing.

It lasts all day, and the pigment is pretty strong, and it’s a babe even for people who can’t draw straight lines on their eyelids like me – the only downside is that it *could* be a bit more fluid. But don’t let that put you off, it’s <3<3<3

Shop here.

 

‘SHADE AND LIGHT’ CONTOUR PALETTE

I used this set of six face shades (three for highlight and three for contour) with the matching Kat Von D Shade And Light double-ended brush and was amazed at just how effortless it was.

Like hello, let me just go and set up a sexy make-up tutorial account on Instagram.

It looks natural, yet like you’ve got mag skillz, which, let’s be honest, I definitely do not have. And a little goes a long, long way – which is fan-bloomin-tastic considering it has a £36 price tag. Eeesh.

It’s the first contour palette I’ve used which actually has light enough highlight shades that make the skin under my eyes and on my nose actually stand out and look, y’know, contoured.

If I had to choose either the fancy schmancy contour brush or the palette, I’d be tempted to say the brush. I can’t put my finger on why it’s so much better than my budget ones – but the shape and the fluffiness did amazing things and I highly recommend.

Shop here.

 

Have you tried any Kat Von D products? Which are your fave?

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15 comments so far.
  • Ooh I love the sound of the lipstick, will have to try that. I have the eyeliner and it’s fab.

    Really hard to find ‘high end’ feeling makeup that isn’t tested on animals… I’ve recently changed over from nasty MAC animal tested stuff to cruelty free everything and other than Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced and Ilamasqua, there’s not much in the ‘high end’ world to replace some of the things I used to use!

    • G

      Mac is only tested on animals for sale in countries that require it by law ie China,.

      • Yes same for most of them that are tested on animals.

        There’s no ‘only’ about it though – they’re happy for it to happen in the name of profit.

        Others refuse to sell in China because of it and therefore avoid ‘having’ to do it.

  • Jen

    Great picks! I have heard nothing but good things about that liner and contour palette and I agree that the liquid lipsticks are amazing! I definitely want to add more to my collection :)

    http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

  • The contour palette is amazing! Worth every penny I spent on it. I haven’t tried the liquid lipsticks yet but deffo want to now!

    Shiana xx
    http://www.shianajarvis.com

  • Ive been wanting to try some Kat Von D products for ages now and Im so happy that she finally stocks her products here. I didnt know her line was vegan so thats a mega plus!

  • Oh, excellent news that this range is vegan, trying to collate as many make up brands for my bff as possible – sadly the nyx matte lip creams have beeswax in them so she can’t use my extensive collection (ha!) but this sounds like a good alternative – heard amazing things about the eyeliner too which i might do a sneaky purchase on!

    http://victoriaspongepeasepudding.com

  • These look amazing, I have been wanting to try the Everlasting liquid lipstick for so long! Plus your pineapple tray is too cute! x

  • Bow N Arrow is just 😍 and the eyeshadow quad in Rust is an everyday staple for me!

  • Becki

    I bought a couple of the lipsticks and the eyeliner whilst I was in Dubai and I fell in love. I don’t think my bank account is going to be happy that it’s now available in the UK.

    Really want to buy Bow n Arrow but may put that on my Christmas list.

  • I was obsessed with L.A Ink and Miami Ink when I was younger and have always loved Kat. Her products are amazing :)

    http://www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

  • Mel

    I’m actually really surprised by that brush even!

    Going to be keeping an eye out for these when they hit shops

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  • Kat

    I just picked the eyeliner up this weekend and I love it!. I want to try out the liquid lipsticks next as I’ve heard they’re really good

    http://rainbowcrush.com

  • Everlasting liquid lipstick. Love it! I’ll be looking out for this :)

  • I bought the liquid lipstick in shade ‘Lolita’ in NYC recently and LOVED it (well did, until I bloody lost it whilst I was drunk at a wedding last weekend.. OOPS!). Her liquid eyeliner is also INSANE! <3

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

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