I’m like the Kat that got the cream

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Powder Room -

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.

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