Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Review:

You’ll never believe what I spotted and purchased at Marshall’s this time glamour babes. Go on, take a guess…..Give up? Okay, I’ll bite. It’s Kat Von D’s Lock it Concealer!!!!

This bad girl normally costs $25 for 0.58 Fl Oz. at Sephora and KVD Beauty, and I got it for $4.99. How crazy is the price difference?! I saved $20! Sorry for the unattractive pic. The high end cosmetics are now located at checkout, so you know how that goes. Ain’t no body got time for makeup junkies holdin up the line, lol.

There were only two shades available-Deep 38 and Medium 26. I bought Medium 26, also known as original tan. I am aware that I am no where near a medium shade on the concealer charts, but I didn’t care. I have plenty of fair toned foundations and BB Creams to mix my new medium with.

To my surprise, the concealer is not as dark as how the tube portrays it to be. It is actually more of a light medium (neutral with yellow undertone) than a full on medium shade, and I really like it.

The water resistant liquid formula is smooth, creamy, lightweight, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, blendable, buildable, does not oxidize or clog pores, suitable for normal, oily, combo skin types, and sets in a beautiful matte finish.

*Shake well before use.

I felt that the coverage was more medium than full. Kat Von D’s Lock It Concealer camouflaged everything but the redness I had from a few blemishes. I had to go the extra step and lightly bake on some of Wet n Wilds Photo Finish Pressed Powder to hide my additional flaws. It’s a favorite of mine. The powder is lightweight, not to mention affordable, and doesn’t produce a cakey looking veil once everything is said and done. My skin looked impeccably flawless afterwards

If you have oily or oily/combination skin. Don’t fret. Skin stays matte throughout the day. During the course of a 10 hour work shift, there was barely any oil peeking through my t-zone. What’s another word for incredible? Wonderful, fantastic, awesome, great. Yea, this concealer are all of those adjectives in a nutshell.

I gotta get my hands on another one. Let’s hope I can find it for the same price again.

Have you tried KVD Beauty’s Lock It Concealer?

What are your thoughts?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Review:

I am not 100 percent sure of Kat Vin D’ s Shade + Light Blush will be coming back to Sephora or on the KVD website, but in case they do glamour babes, I suggest you hold on to your $25 and save it for a rainy day or possibly a better makeup haul. These two tone blushes leave something to be desired.

I was lucky enough to find four (Hansel & Gretel, Mickey & Mallory, Sid & Nancy, and Bonnie & Clyde) of the seven Shade + Light blushes at TJ Maxx and Marshall’s for $6.99 each, and was excited to try them after my positive experience with KVD’s Everlasting Liqiuid Lipstick.

Sadly, my blush experience was not a positive one, sighhhhhhh.

Hansel (dark) is terracotta & Gretel (light) is apricot.Bonnie (dark) is raspberry pink & Clyde (light) is lilac.Mickey (dark) is a baked peach & Mallory (light) is a porcelain pink.
Sid (dark) is a bright tulip & Nancy (light) is a ballet pink.
The not so innovative two in one matte finish blushes apply very sheer, blotchy, uneven, and did not wear long (4 hours). The build ability turned out to be weak as well. Did you see the semi-sheer mediocre flush of color in my photos? Yea, that’s four applications worth on my cheeks. At least it didn’t turn out cakey, now there’s a perk! Lol. The finely milled powder produced a ton of kickback, making my sink rather colorful, and my swatches applied quite chalky, and streaky. I had to trace over the swatches repeatedly for the color depth to appear somewhat vibrantly on my wrist, it was a little tedious. My blush pans did manage to stay in the compacts though.

 I have read other reviews that they do fall out after awhile due to the cheap adhesive applied to the backs of each one. Not cool, if you actually paid $25. A compact shouldn’t be made so poorly when charging so much for the finished product, just sayin is all.

At least I got four for the price of one when you think about it, I can’t be too disappointed. Have you tried Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Blush? What do you think of them? Money well spent or nah?

Stay beautiful! Xo

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Project Chimps, Nosferatu, Outlaw) Review:

Wow, Kat Von D has stepped it up with her Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20/0.22 oz.) glamour babes. I remember trying her liquid lipstick when her line first launched and I was a big fan. The matte formulation at the time applied unevenly, patchy, and dried into a crumbly mess to the point where it had to be removed. Not anymore, Kat Von D reformulated all of her cosmetics not only making them cruelty free, but vegan friendly too! Hooray! Now everyone can try em and love em! I decided to give Ms. Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick a second chance because of the revamping of her line, and I saw that she released a limited edition shade called project chimps to help save the chimps one lipstick at a time! For every Project Chimps Limited Edition lipstick sold, 20% of the retail price will go to Project Chimps, a nonprofit organization that has worked to stop the use of chimps in private biomedical research and retire them to a sanctuary. I think in this day and age we should no longer test on animals, it isn’t necessary, it is cruel and in humane. Long story short, I wanted to support her cause and make a difference, I love animals and every bit of support counts. I also tossed two more shades into the cart (Nosferatu, and Outlaw) for the free mini liquid liner in Wolfie, and to save on shipping costs. Plus, these shades of red are perfect for fall, change is in the air, I could feel it!

Project Chimps- is a warm brick red that has been lip tested, and chimp approved!

Nosferatu- is a I vant to suck your blood crimson red. Blah, blah, blah.

Outlaw- this town ain’t big enough for the two of us when wearing this brick red, now draw!

The Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are light weight, creamy, smooth, easy to apply thanks to the lengthy doe foot wands each tube carries, are highly pigmented, and set into a beautiful matte finish.

A little goes a long way with these liquid lipsticks, the colors are very opaque, and they do not cake, crumble, feather or crack once applied, huge thumbs up to that. However, you will need to use a baby wipe or makeup remover to remove the color off the lips, the staying power of these liquid lipsticks are that tough to take off alone, Kat Von D don’t play.

Formulated without parabens, the infusion of natural ingredients, including vitamin E and sunflower seed wax keep lips snug as a bug in a rug when wearing these color rich lipsticks.

Project Chimps, Nosferatu, and Outlaw provide long lasting wear up to eight hours or possibly longer. I got up to an 8 hour wear and I was able to do the following just like Kat Von D’s website said I could do, lol; “You can eat, drink, make up, break up and mouth-off knowing your lips are gonna stay flawless through it all!” And they most certainly did boys and gals! My lips persevered through everything, including my sailor mouth, lol.

Giving Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks a second chance was totally worth supporting the cause, and I’m glad I did. I do think the makeup industry as a whole, not just the cruelty free companies should become more involved in non-profit organizations for their cosmetics, and put an end to animal cruelty. Wouldn’t it be more enriching to know what/where our money is going towards?! With Kat Von D you do! How rewarding does that feel?! So, let’s support the cause and help her save some chimps! Your lips and the chimps will thank you.

Stay beautiful! Xo.