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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick in Lovesick

A recent trip to the US saw me floating next to the Kat Von D stand in Sephora, attracted to the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks that every beauty blogger and their dog is writing about.  I also got attracted to the Lock It Foundation, but that's a tale for another day - possibly in a few months time, because every single branch of Sephora in the Bay Area was sold out of my shade.  Gah.

Anyway, back to the lipstick.  Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is one of those ultra-matte, ultra-long lasting lipsticks that are so, so hot right now, and the Kat Von D one has attracted quite the following because of the large shade range (28 shades!) and the availability of some unusual ones (hello, black goth lips) available in a retail store.  They cost $20 before tax, and given that my recent ultra-matte favourites are from Colourpop, and cost a mere $8 each, I decided to be restrained and only buy one shade of Everlasting Lipstick.

I chose Lovesick because it's a cool toned, mauve-y neutral pink, the kind of shade which goes with both heavy and light eyeshadow looks.  And wow, it's incredibly cool toned - if you're even slightly warm toned, you may find this shade makes you look dead.  If you're cool toned like me, it looks pretty good.

Texture wise, the lip cream is easily spreadable, and it's easy enough to outline and fill in your lips before it starts setting down.  Once set, it's almost unbudgeable - obviously, if you eat an oily thing it'll come off regardless, but normal eating and drinking are no match for this formula.  One thing I found compromised the wear was my habit of squashing my lips together immediately after applying lipstick - with this stuff, you need to walk around with your mouth open for a few minutes to let it set fully before you do any squishing, or it won't set properly, and it'll wear off patchily.

Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is just as good as Colourpop's Ultra Matte Lips.  It is, however, over double the price, and aside from way prettier packaging, it doesn't really bring anything that Colourpop doesn't.  Still, if you love a liquid matte lip, this one should be on your try list - Everlasting Lipstick really is lovely.

Disclosure:  Bought by me.

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Friday, 2 May 2014

Kat Von D Esperanza Eyeshadow Palette

I really, really wish we got Kat Von D's makeup range here in the UK.  The US based tattoo artist's range is unapologetically richly coloured - it's not a range for shrinking violets.  I picked up the limited edition Spring 2014 Esperanza palette during a recent work trip to the US, and oh my, is it gorgeous.

The packaging is decorated with sugar skulls and other Day of the Dead style illustrations, and it's a bright and stylish addition to my dressing table.  There's a generously sized mirror inside, although the book style of the palette does mean that it flops open constantly, making the mirror a bit more difficult to use.

It contains eight eyeshadows in a mixture of finishes - they're an eclectic mix, from neutral mattes to deep and sparkly metallics.  Daygo is a 'transformer shade' which can be applied atop other colours to give them a bit of a golden/green shift.

Selena, Dayglo, Galore, Placebo

Santeria, Archangel, South, Dog Roses
The soft shimmering peach Galore and matte mid-pink Placebo go incredibly well together for a colourful eye which isn't too in your face, and Santeria and Dog Roses are fantastic alone for a statement, jewel toned eye.  To get the full sparkle out of Dog Roses, you'll need to pack it onto the lid, but it's totally worth it - the result is a metallic golden bronze which looks amazing with plenty of black mascara.  All the shadows are blendable and soft without being so soft they crumble everywhere.

Unfortunately this palette has now sold out online at Sephora - but if you're lucky you might still find one or two lurking in store.  At $36, it's reasonably priced for eight high quality eyeshadows, even if the cardboard palette does mean it's better suited to your dressing table than to being carried around.

Disclosure:  Purchased by me, because I apparently don't have enough eyeshadow already.

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