Honestly speaking I probably wouldn’t have tried anything from Kat Von D Beauty if I hadn’t have been invited to an event. I know thats a bit of a savage way to start a post but in the interest of being honest I found this brand a little bit intimidating. To me Kat Von D Beauty is a makeup artists makeup brand and me being a bit basic at beauty stuff I didn’t think there would be anything in it for me. It’s not that I don’t love getting glam but I haven’t even mastered a smoky eye yet let alone strobing and highlighting and whatever else.
I still went along to the opening of their Cardiff concession though because I’d heard a lot about the eyeliner and if nothing else I felt like it could be a good find. I found so much more than that though and was so surprised at the quality and wearability of the colours and shades. This brand has so much more to offer than just bright and dramatic looks, there is literally a product for everyone.
While I was at the event I was shade matched for the Kat Von D ‘Lock-It’ Liquid Foundation which they sent to me in the post a few days later. I actually love this stuff, it’s full coverage but it’s not cakey or hard to blend at all. The formula is really silky and has a super glowy finish making you look fresh while covering any blemishes, pigmentation and redness. It’s 100% the perfect ‘going out’ foundation I’ve ever tried. It also has some pretty innovative packaging too, it’s in an airless chamber so the formula stays fresher and contamination free. I only realised this when the bottom of the bottle started riding up inside but I think it’s such a good idea and it means there’s no waste. I’ve popped some before and afters below to show you the difference. The first is no foundation, then just foundation and the last one is with the Kat Von D ‘Lock-It’ Setting Powder over the top which I’ll tell you about below…
This Kat Von D ‘Lock-It’ Setting Powder has been a total holy grail product for me. I really struggle to find setting powders than keep my oil at bay but don’t dry out my skin. I’ve tried EVERYTHING. The only other one that I semi loved was the Rice Powder from Diego Dalla Palma but this is something else. It gently mattifies your skin and holds the foundation in place all day without feeling heavy. It gives you a really nice natural glow too and a finish that feels completely breathable.
The last thing I picked up was the Studded Kiss Lipstick in the shade Magick. It’s the perfect rosy nude and amazing on pale skin like mine. They had so many wearable lipstick shades for literally every skin tone and I absolutely love this formula. They are infused with colour cushion technology to stop your lips from getting dry and are also infused with Vitamins A, C and E. They are super long lasting too, making them great for all day wear and the pigment is so good.
If you have any Kat Von D faves let me know in the comments, I would love some advice on what to pick up next. This brand totally surprised me with the quality and wearability of the products and I’m definitely gonna try out some more things!