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.

 

 

HOLIDAY COLLECTION REVIEW: TARTE HOLIDAY KISS QUICK DRY LIP PAINT | BESTIE

Tarte recently released a lip paint in a new quick drying, matte finish formula. They have so far released 20 shades. They also released a limited edition Holiday Kiss Collection edition of the deep nude shade “Bestie”. It was exclusive to Sephora, costed $2 less than the collection sold on their website, and it’s component matched the Pretty Paintbox Makeup Collector’s Case that was also part of their Holiday line.

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This shade is my ideal nude; I don’t like pale/white nudes because I have really fair skin and I find they just wash me out. I really like the Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paint but I just don’t find they are long wearing enough and they aren’t transfer proof. This new formula dried super fast and completely matte which I love. It’s more transfer proof and wears way longer; I’ve even had it last through me eating. It applies completely opaque in just one layer with no streakiness. It also doesn’t crack, flake, or settle into the lines of my lips.

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The new Quick Dry formula isn’t some sort of magical liquid to matte lipstick; it does dry out my lips and it can get a little uncomfortable. Exfoliating lips after removing this lipstick helps and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

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The brush is a new shape. It curves really well with the bottom lip but I don’t really find it overly beneficial for applying as a whole. I like it, but I don’t find it any better than the wand on the other lip paint line.

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As someone who swears by Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, this new formula from Tarte is definitely something I would buy again!

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