I’m like the Kat that got the cream
I could barely contain my excitement as I went to peruse the Kat Von D make up range now that it has finally landed on these shores.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Kat, pictured left, she’s a famous tattoo artist from the US and star of the TV series Miami Ink and LA Ink.
She oozes funky, gothic style and her make up and look is always stunning.
When she initially launched her make up range in the States, ironically it consisted mainly of tattoo covering products.
That definitely piqued my interest as cosmetic camouflage is something I specialise in, but she has now developed a full range of fabulous products.
I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on some of them and I wasn’t disappointed after my trip to Debenhams Silverburn.
Firstly, the counter and packaging are gorgeous. Black, of course, and quite gothic as you would expect.
I decided to try her under eye concealer/brightener.
This product is available from every brand yet I’m still in search of ‘the one’.
I purchased her ‘Lock-it creme concealer’ which I love.
It’s a creamy, blendable 24-hour coverage that does not look heavy, cakey and drying. At last!! It brightens, conceals and corrects discolouration which makes it a winner to me.
I also picked up her Tattoo Liner in black. It has a superfine flexible brush tip for very precise application.
Its also waterproof which is good for my sensitive watery eyes.
I really like it but I don’t find it to be as high in pigment as others on the market. e.g. compared to the Make up Forever liner this one seems quite soft in colour. Nice and easy to use, though, if you struggle with precise liner.
My final product (for now) was a lipstick.
I went for a pink called Magick. The case is to die for!
Everyone wants a lipstick which is long lasting but not drying. Bingo, I think I’ve found it.
The texture was quite matte but comfortable and it lasted all afternoon.
It’s definitely worth investing in some kit from Kat. After watching her perform at her touching tribute concert in Manchester, I thought I would put super cutie Ariana Grande in the spotlight this month.
What struck me about her style was that it fits her age and fanbase age group – she looks like a great role model for her stylish young fans.
Ariana likes to go for very colourful, girly clothes paired with her trademark high and very long dark ponytail.
Her make up is flawless and is a great example to her young fans because you don’t have to go OTT to look great.
She looks clean and polished but oozing with funky modern style.
Her skin looks fresh and dewy and is not overly contoured – just subtly done, which is the way it should be. You see great bone structure not big stripes of make up.
Her eyes are her main feature and she wears a cat flick and lashes to absolute perfection.
The liner is applied very high and thick to the top lash line with heavy lashes, whilst keeping the under eye and shadow soft and understated.
This look is a great example of picking one feature and playing it up to keep your look cool, not overdone.
Maybe you love bright lip colours for example. Go for it, but keep your eye make up more understated.
This is definitely what is coming through in make up trends and Ariana is bang up to date with her look.