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Kat Von D Beauty Hits and Misses

Kat Von D Beauty Hits and Misses

I wanted to share Kat Von D Beauty Hits and Misses with you. They’re one of my favorite brands. I’ve swatched all of the hits for you! Kat Von D is proudly cruelty free and she’s been converting much of her makeup line to being vegan.

Kat Von D Beauty Hits and Misses

Kat Von D Beauty Hits and Misses

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The current list of vegan products from Kat Von D Beauty are as follows

First the products that didn’t work for me

  1. Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca palette -- Too powdery, poor color payoff. I don’t know if i got a dud or what, but I returned this. (see my review)
  2. Kat Von D High Voltage Eyeshadow Primer -- Turned yellow on my skin, would be better suited for darker skintones, not good on my pale skin. This just didn’t work for me because of the color and how it changed the colors of my eyeshadows, making them very yellow toned. (see the primer in action)
  3. Kat Von D Blush Duo -- Poor color payoff, super splotchy, bad formula. I wasn’t the only one to dislike these blushes. They were super hard to work with and while I absolutely wanted to love Morticia and Gomez (such a great couple and name), I just couldn’t.

Kat Von D Beauty products that are awesome and worked for me

Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer in Fair
1. Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer in Fair
I love the stick for application and the color is greatt on my skintone! It hides the discoloration on my lids and my eyeshadow does last 16 hours, as it claims! comes in 5 colors.

Kat Von D Metal Crush eyeshadows

Kat Von D Metal Crush Black No. 1 swatch
Black No. 1 -- shimmery gunmetal with silver sparks
Kat Von D Metal Crush Static Age swatch
Static Age -- metallic silve
Kat Von D Metal Crush Thrasher swatch
Thrasher -- metallic aged gold
Kat Von D Metal Crush Doce swatch
Doce -- metallic copper
Kat Von D Metal Crush Raw Power swatch
Raw Power -- burgundy brown
Kat Von D Metal Crush Danzig swatch
Danzig -- shimmery violet with blue shimmer
Kat Von D Metal Crush Paranoid swatch
Paranoid -- bright blue shimmer
Kat Von D Metal Crush Iggy swatch
Iggy -- shimmery green
Kat Von D Metal Crush Electric Warrior swatch
Electric Warrior -- chartreuse yellow green with gold iridescence
Kat Von D Metal Crush Thunderstruck swatch
Thunderstruck -- metallic pearl with pink and gold iridescence

Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow Swatches2. Kat Von D Metal Crush eyeshadows
These are gorgeous and you get a huge amount of product for the price. I keep wearing Electric Warrior non-stop. Can’t help it, it’s so gorgeous. It’s totally worth the price and I hope they release more shades. It comes in 11 colors and I own all except for Synergy (metallic bronze).

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush

3. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush
This is a great brush for creating a cut crease on hooded eyes.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette swatches

4. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
This is a really great palette with 3 quads -- warm, cool and neutral. I end up using the cool quad the most, I love it. They’re really great mattes with excellent pigmentation and blendability. (see my review)

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick swatches

5. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks -- This is a really good  liquid lipstick formula. Yes it can be drying but most matte liquid lipsticks are drying on me. It comes in so many great colors. I especially love Echo (navy blue), Backstage Bambi (hot pink), and Jeffree (hot coral pink). (see my review)

Ultra pale foundation swatches! @coverfx Liquid Foundation in N0, @katvondbeauty Lock-It Foundation in Light 42, @toofaced Born This Way in Snow, @Buxomcosmetics Show Some Skin in Tickle the Ivory, @narsissist Luminous Weight in Siberia, @urbandecaycosmetics Decay Naked Skin in .5, @Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Light, @tartecosmetics Rainforest of the Sea in Fair Neutral, NARS Concealer stick in Chantilly, Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral, @Nudestix Light 1, Cover FX N-Xtra Light Blemish Stick Concealer. I think Cover FX N0 is a great match for me. Too Faced Snow is a little peachier / darker than my neck / chest but gives me a bit of warmth. Kat Von D Light 42 is pale enough but slightly too pink. Which are your favorites? #liketkit

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I was really excited to read that Kat Von D will be adding 13 shades to their Lock-It Foundation collectionh in July. They said this includes ‘the fairest shades, even a white, and deeper tones.’ I’m really hopeful that there will be an ultra pale neutral, and a concealer to match. It’s currently available in 19 shades. Light 42 isn’t a bad match for me, but I prefer a more neutral tone to cool tone because of my pink overtones from rosacea. I’m very happy to see another brand that I love addressing foundations for all global shades of beauty.

Kat Von D is also launching new eyeshadow contour quads at Sephora on March 29! I’m really excited for the Smoke quad, but all 4 look pretty. The other shades are Rust, Sage and Plum.

Before I forget, I launched a Spreadshirt shop with cruelty free merchandise inspired by Phaedra and other cool stuff. See it here!

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What are your hits and misses from Kat Von D Beauty?

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  • I’m a bit late to the party, as Sephora runs *very* slow with Kat Von D in Australia, but how strongly do you recommend the Shadow + Light eye pallette? I have a vague feeling that in combination with the Alchemist palette it would be everything I need!?

    • I think if you had both the Shade + Light and Alchemist you would have everything you need. Though I have to tell you that I love both the Pastel Goth and MetalMatte too.

  • I don’t have any Kat Von D products because they are too hard to get here and nothing has really interested me before. But I am interested in her foundations and I hope they are great. Thank you for the information.

    • Are they not available at your Sephora? I know that the Sephora here was the only retailer for them for a long time but they recently launched their own website.

      • Sephora in Melbourne only sells a selection of her stuff and it is usually several months behind what you get in the States. Anyway, I am too obsessed with my UD products (Spectrum and Naked 2) at the moment. I want to keep loving them and not buy anything else.

    • Oh I think I remember you live in AU? So maybe if your Sephora doesn’t have a full collection you could go to that website and see if they ship or check any of your other cosmetic retailers shops or websites unique to Australia that might carry it. I’m thinking yeah here too they aren’t sold at any websites like Beauytlish, Net A Porter, ULTA etc.

  • I’ve found that I’m hit or miss with KvD eyeshadows. I’ve never loved an entire palette though I have liked some of the shades in them. I have some though that are so big that I don’t know how to easily store them.

  • I love the Lock-it Foundation, but it’s not a perfect match, and I’m glad they’ll be adding some new shades. Like you, I’m extra pale with pink undertones and the search for the perfect foundation sometimes resembles the quest for the grail.

    • I’m looking forward to there being a pale neutral and pale warm shade in the foundation. I like Light 42 but it’s a bit more cool toned than I like, as I prefer to wear neutrals.

  • This is very helpful for those of us that own a ton of Kat von D. Thanks for doing this. I skipped the MVL Remix palette, since I’d heard several people (even the ones who love it) say it’s powdery. I had gotten the Star Studded palette the year before, and hated how powdery those shadows were, and returned it. I was afraid it would be the same story with MVL Remix. I love her regular shadows, though, especially the Monarch Palette. The blush duos were taken off the Sephora website, so I hope they’ll reformulate.

    I love my Monarch, Sinner, and Poetica palettes, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in A Go-Go (it’s the only one of her liquids I own so far), and Studded Kiss Lipsticks.

    • Yeah I hope they reformulate the blush duos. Great concept, just not implemented usefully. Glad that you love the regular eyeshadows and lipsticks! I didn’t include the Studded kiss because they vary so much by shade – some are great and some are not (with the ones I bought).

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