Yes my friends, it's finally happened; Kat Von D Beauty has launched in the UK and is available online at Debenhams. It's safe to say I'm beyond excited to finally be able to get my mitts on Kat Von D's collection, without having to ship it across the Atlantic Ocean. And now I've stopped hyperventilating I need to share an exclusive set of products released in anticipation of the KVD launch. Aptly named 'London Calling' the limited edition set contains three product minis that Kat Von D "just can't live without" and I have all the deets.
The liquid lipstick from Kat Von D promises "long-wear, full coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish and is packaged in a sleek tube with gothic lettering and victorian roses. After putting "Double Dare" through its paces, I can confirm the formulation warrants a round of applause. Not only is the liquid lipstick infused with comfort-enhancing ingredients, including vitamin E and sunflower seed, it's easy to apply, layers well, smooth and long-wearing. However, until set (which can take a couple of minutes) it can feel ever so slightly tacky on the lips, but it's worth it! And the shade "Double Dare" is the kind I go weak at the knees for, a wareable medium-dark pink. I suggest picking up one (or two) of these!
I've been pining after Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in "Trooper" ever since its release and I had high expectations, as its mass cult following named it as one of the best eyeliners, ever. But whilst the brush is created by lots of thin, synthetic hairs meaning it won't fray (my biggest pet peeve of Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner), the formulation let it down. The colour wasn't opaque and required a few applications before become a dense black and throughout the day it began to wear showing signs of creasing. I wouldn't rate the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner above the likes of Lancôme Grandiôse Liner and Maybelline Master Ink Liquid Eyeliner. Safe to say I'm a little disappointed!
After trying the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in "Lolita", I've been aching for more shades. Packaged in an edgy studded black bullet the Sephora best-seller is unlike your traditional matte lipstick as it has a slightly creamy, flat matte finish. Personally I really like the texture and found the lipstick easy to wear. Application was also effortless with one-swipe colour payoff and infused with an antioxidant complex that leaves the lips feeling soft. I have no complaints! And is smells like creme brûlée too.