Kat Von D Beauty | Vegan Love Eyeshadow Palette

Hey Guys! It’s been quite a while since I shared new makeup with you and I am super excited to share the Vegan Love palette from Kat Von D Beauty. This palette is obviously vegan and cruelty free but they also donate 20% of the retail proceeds to Mercy For Animals, which is an international non-profit that is dedicated to preventing cruelty towards animals. This palette is available at Sephora and it retails for $53 CAD. It contains 10 vibrate, metallic shades.

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The packaging is super beautiful but it is so hard to compete with Kat Von D’s Gothic yet clean designs and black packaging. It has a very luxurious look to it and it isn’t at all cheesy or over the top (Looking at you, Tarte) .

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I think that it goes without saying that these shadows are intense. They deliver great pigmentation with all day wear. Kat Von D Beauty is famous for their coverage and this palette is no exception. There is a sticker on it saying that it is best applied with your finger; if you do use your finger you will notice a greater pay off and far richer colour. However, if you prefer to use a brush you absolutely can. I do recommend you use a brush that is slightly dampened with a setting spray as it will give you better colour.

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I apologize for my super poor swatches; that’s really hard to do by yourself! As you can see, there’s a great range of colours in neons, neutrals and metallics; including a perfect highlighter shade; Equality is a a very light nude pictured below between the brown and red colours. There is such little colour to this shade it makes it a really great universal highlighter.

 

 

INFLUENSTER REVIEW: Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Lip Liner

I recently received one of Kat Von D Beauty’s newly launched Everlasting Lip Liners from Influenster complimentary to test and review. I was sent the shade Lolita, which is Kat Von D’s cult favourite coco rose.

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This liner applies crazy smooth with absolutely zero tugging, 100% continuously smooth lines. It’s also super pigmented which you can absolutely expect from all Kat Von D Beauty products. It’s incredibly long wearing, it even made it through lunch when I wasn’t eating with utensils. It also feels super comfortable. I applied it to my entire lips to get a feel for it and it doesn’t feel dry or tight at all. I don’t usually even bother wearing lip liner because I use Kat Von D lipsticks and they don’t run or bleed at all. This lip liner would be great if you’re super into creating lip art, or even just for doing ombre colours more easily. The only downside is that it is $22 CAD per liner which I think is a little steep considering her Studded Kiss Lipstick is $26 and her Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is $24 and you obviously get way more product in a lipstick than you do in a liner. Overall, it is probably one of the best lip liners on the market.

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KAT VON D BEAUTY EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK | SANCTUARY

In the next few months there are 25 new shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipstick being released by Kat Von D Beauty. Something really cool they’re doing – on the first Wednesday of every month they’re doing a Everlasting Flash Special and releasing one of that month’s shades for 48 hours only. January’s shade was Sancutary – a gorgeous cool toned sepia brown.

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The Everlasting Liquid Lipstick line is my go-to for when I really don’t want to have to worry about my lipstick. It’s super pigmented, it has a matte finish, it doesn’t flake, fade or transfer. It applies smoothly with no streaking and dries quickly. The brush allows for a precise application. It lasts insanely well even through a meal. The formula is comfortable to wear but can be drying and make lips feel tight if you wear it a lot so a lip scrub before and after use is helpful and always moisturize with a lip balm after you remove your lip colour. I definitely get sort of a purple mauve undertone from this shade. I think this may be one of my new favourite nudes! This shade launches on January 24th and will be available online at KatVonDBeauty and at Sephora.

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Here it is swatched beside Bow N Arrow and Lolita. You can see how the warm colours differ to Sanctuary. I definitely like Sanctuary better with my skin tone than Lolita but I still love, love, love Bow N Arrow.

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MY CURRENT FAVOURITES | January 2017

At some point last year I did a post about some of my favourite products. During 2016 I tried a ton of new products so I decided to update my list of favourites!

Favourite Foundation

My absolute favourite foundation right now is the Amazonian Clay 12hr Foundation from Tarte. This full coverage foundation has a whipped texture that makes it blend flawlessly with a lightweight feel and an air brushed finish. It’s long wearing and is great for my oily skin. I’ve applied this and forgotten to use primer but it still blends so smoothly.

Favourite Primer

I’ve been using the Clean Slate Poreless 12hr Perfecting primer from Tarte for a while now. It’s a gel formula which is best for oily skin. It’s similar to the Smashbox Photofinish Primer but I find it makes my makeup slip around less. It helps minimize my pores for a smooth finish. It’s also waterproof; which I’ve never really understood this being a benefit since it’s the very first thing you put on your face. Does it make the rest of your makeup waterproof too? I don’t know.

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Favourite Concealer

My favourite concealer right now is the Amazonian Clay 12hr Waterproof concealer from Tarte. It has a super smooth application, it blends really well, it doesn’t crease, it’s longer wearing and it has great coverage. Plus waterproof is a big benefit.

Favourite Setting Powder

Lately I’ve really been loving the Amazonian Clay Tinted Setting Powder from Tarte. It sets my makeup to keep it from slipping around while giving me a matte finish – but it also adds a sheer coverage to really finish off my foundation without adding any cakiness.

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Favourite Bronzer

The Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Bronzer in Park Ave Princess is my favourite right now. It’s great for contouring. It’s super pigmented but blends so easily.

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Favourite Blush

My favourite blush is the Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in the shade Exposed. It’s the perfect shade for a super natural flush. It’s pigmented but super blendable. This is a shade I always reach for.

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Favourite Highlighter

Right now my favourite high lighter is Gator Wings from Tarte in the Swamp Queen Palette. I also really love the highlighter in the Makeup Collector’s Case. If you’re looking for a new highlighter – Tarte is a great place to start. I also really love the shade Butterscotch from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sweets Glow Kit.

Favourite Liquid Liner

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is my favourite liquid liner. It has a super rich black colour, it’s waterproof and it won’t fade or smudge. It also has this amazing precision tip for easily application – making eye liner easy for even beginners.

Favourite Mascara

I am absolutely obsessed with the Lash Paint Mascara from Tarte. This mascara gives me amazing length, curl and volume with super rich black colour that doesn’t fade or flake. I only wish it came in a waterproof formula.

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Favourite Brow Product

I like the Tarte Brow Mousse. It’s waterproof, it applies super well, it’s super pigmented. I really like the brush that comes with it as well. It smudges on me sometimes. My favourite brow products are from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The Brow Definer is an awesome pencil cause it’s angled for definition, it’s pigmented, it applies really smooth and it doesn’t smudge.

Favourite Eye Shadow

Lately I’ve always been reaching for the Makeup Collector’s Case from the Tarte Holiday Collection. It’s a super versatile palette but it’s no longer available. I do recommend Tarte for your eye shadows though because they’re super pigmented and blend amazingly well. I also really love Urban Decay eye shadow in the colour Virgin – it’s a champagne shimmer.

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Favourite Lipsticks

Kat Von D lipsticks are my favourite because they’re super pigmented and long wearing but also comfortable to wear. There’s also a huge variety of colours. Tarte’s Quick Dry Lip Paint in Bestie is my favourite nude shade right now.

Favourite Setting Spray

The Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray is seriously incredible for keeping my skin matte and helping my makeup last all day long. It’s wild.

Favourite Tools

Tarte Brushes are my favourite! I haven’t heard my Beauty Blender in weeks. Tarte brushes have super soft bristles but each brush has the perfect density for it’s purpose; making makeup easily to apply and leaving you with a nicer overall look.

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Favourite Skincare

Dark Angels cleanser and Tea Tree Water toner from Lush help keep my skin soft and clear. Dark Angels gently exfoliates and deep cleans to rid me of blackheads. Tea Tree toner helps cleanse, soften and keep my oily skin balanced. Deep Dive Cleansing gel is my favourite for removing makeup. It deep cleans to get every bit of makeup off without striping my skin of it’s natural oils. It’s super gentle as well; it doesn’t irritate my skin or my eyes. I also really love the Drink of H2O moisturizer from Tarte. It’s super hydrating and fast absorbing. It doesn’t make my skin greasy either. It leaves me glowing.

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All the products listed here are Cruelty-Free.

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