Tag: high end makeup

Kat Von D: Shade and light palette overview

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Hello everybody I am back! And with a new laptop.
While I have been away I have purchased a lot of new goodies so I have more to review for you all in the future.  One of those purchases was this Kat Von D shade and light palette.  I am aware that this has been out for a while however, it has not been available in the UK, until at least the last month or so.  Now it’s available in Debenhams, which means I don’t have to pay extra for shipping from America.

I was hesitant at first to buy the palette because of the price, however I did do my research and watched a lot of Youtubers who spoke highly of this product, and highly of Kat’s Brand overall.  Kat VonD also has her own Youtube account where you can view this product first hand.  Kat demonstrated how this palette was perfect for all skin tones.

Today’s little post is just showing you the palette and details.

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This ‘Shade and Light’ face contour collection is a game changer for makeup mavericks everywhere. Inspired by an artist’s palette, Kat has created six matte shades that look truly stunning on everyone. The contour and highlight pairs are arranged by undertone, so you get neutral, warm and cool shades. Use the deeper contour shades to add natural shadow and depth to your face, then accentuate your best angles with the brighter highlight shades (Debenhams – Kat VonD).

  • Set contains:
  • 3x shade powder in ‘Sombre’, ‘Shadowplay’ and ‘Subconscious’
  • 3x light powder in ‘Lucid’, ‘Lyric’, and ‘Levitation’

PRICE- 36.00

The box includes a small little picture which on the back shows instructions for where the highlight shades and contour shades can be applied, to help beginners.  The box is actually very cute because, inside there are stars just like Kat’s tattoo she has beside her eyes, which to me is a lovely personal touch.
The colours on the back of the box are very true to the colours of the shadows in the palette, the above picture proves that.  I just like that this palette is perfect for all skin tones and I can use it as my skin tone changes from the summer months into winter, without having to purchase other shades, which end up sitting around my house waiting to be used.
The packaging is gorgeous and quite weighty actually.  The mirror is decent compared to other brands I have purchased.  The overall design has been well thought out by Kat and really reflects her personality well.  Amazing!  

So far I am impressed with the palette overall and feel I did not waste my money.  The shadows are soft, easy to blend and I can match either shade to my complexion.  I can not wait to review this product for you all at a later date.

Hannah
XOXOX

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Tiny Urban Decay Haul/tester

  
Went to urban decay for some new makeup products for a wedding I’m attending next week, and from a previous visit where they gave me a little makeover I knew just what I wanted.   Both products are from the Naked Skin line which I have heard great reviews about.  I chose the lightest shades because at the moment my skin has not seen day light for months, so I’m looking like a ghost.  The concealer cost £17.50 and the powder cost £23

I tried these out the minute I got home, the concealer has a thick creamy consistency however feels very light under my eyes which is fantastic, it doesn’t crease, and blended beautifully when I used a brush to apply. I am using the concealer to actually conceal blemishes on my face rather than highlight ( I would have bought it a shade lighter for highlighting).  I then went ahead and applied my foundation and the rest of my makeup before applying the finishing powder, the powder was so soft and light weight against my skin, I felt my skin could breathe, and that my pores were not going to become clogged up.  The finishing powder did not cling or clump on my skin, it didn’t give much colour at all on top of my foundation which is what I wanted, and it did not mix with my foundation which I found some powders have done.

I wore these two for 6 hours and I have to admit my skin has never looked better, I didn’t look like I was wearing makeup, instead I had a natural complexion which was lovely.  None of my makeup moved, the powder did not come off in patches and my dark eyes stayed bright all evening.  

I haven’t used any high end products apart from Smashbox and I was not disappointed by Urban Decay, they have blown me away and I am now officially addicted to these two products, my skin has never looked better, definitely a range I would recommend to you all.  I’m going to try it out some more and tell you all more in detail.