This Page

has moved to a new address:


Sorry for the inconvenienceā€¦

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Review and Swatchfest: Kat Von D Get the Look Kit

I was in Sephora the other day, looking to spend the last of the balance on a birthday gift card, and wandered into the Kat Von D section. I have never tried her products and they get relatively little blog time from what I have seen, but I thought I would check her stuff out. Boy am I glad I did!

Long story short, I had narrowed my purchase down to 2 palettes, the True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in True Love, and the True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Ludwig. My decision was made when a sales associate came over and pointed out the Kat Von D Get the Look Kit. She must have known that I can't resist a steal because she told me about all of the Full Size products that are included and their value. Needless to say, I was sold.

Now, on to the swatchapalooza!
True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in True Love

High Voltage Primer in Sin

High Voltage Primer in Smoky
Heavy Swatch

Blended swatch

Shadows over blended swatches.
Starting with the shadows, let's talk about pigmentation! Holy wow. It seems natural that Kat wouldn't give us drab, boring colors with weak pigmentation but, whoo boy, these are awesome. Even the light, frosty colors are have amazing color payoff. Nothing sheer about them! One thing that took me by surprise was the texture of the gold/bronze color second to the left in the pic above. It isn't actually a powder, but more of a cream metal. This definitely takes some getting used to as I found it really hard to blend when I applied it over a shadow. My suggestion, apply it first and blend into it. It is one of my fave colors. It shares the top spot with that bright, iridescent purple that is second to the last shade on the right. Oh Em Gee.

Now let's talk primers. The High Voltage Primers retail for $15 bucks a piece and you are getting not one, but TWO full sized primers in this kit. They are pretty thick in consistency and take a little effort to get them as sheer as I did in the blended swatch above. Sin will come in handy and may even replace the spot in my heart reserved for MAC's Painterly Paint Pot...maybe. Smoky, on the other hand, is something I wouldn't have necessarily picked out if it hadn't been in the kit. Not that I don't love a good smokey eye, mind you. I just rely more on neutral, fleshier bases to build bold color on top of. This will be an adventure to use, but I am 100% down for it! You can bet you will see an FOTD or two where I experiment with it!

Next is the full size Autograph Pencil in Black Metal Love ($18) and Painted Love Lipstick in Celebutard ($18).
Autograph Pencil in Black Metal Love

Glitter Chunks. Love!
Top: two sipes. Bottom: smudged with provided smudger
Painted Love Lipstick in Celebutard
A pale, muted, pinky flesh-tone
The eyeliner is nice, but I am more in love with the packaging. She gives you a great smudger, sharpener (love this for traveling), and a glittery liner that isn't as creamy as I would like it to be. Creaminess aside, however, the pigmentation is lovely and it has lasting power.

Celebutard is great as well! The color is muted, but the payoff is not! Again, nothing sheer here. And, the color choice was a great one for this kit because with all of the bright, bold smoky colors running around here, a bold lipstick could turn your look from lovely lady to lady of the night real fast.

Overall, fabulous buy. I have gone from a girl who had barely heard of Kat Von D to someone already planning her next Kat Von D palette purchase. Stay tuned for FOTD combining all of these products!

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,