Kat von D is no stranger to me. I’ve watched every single episode of Miami Ink and LA Ink since it aired. I’ve always been in awe of her art and tattooing skills and there’s just something about her demeanor that I love. She’s hardcore, determined and blunt yet her kindness and passion shows through. I’ve always known she has a makeup line but lack of access has hindered my ability to try it out. On my wishlist is the lock-it foundation and liquid lipsticks but I’m unsure of which shades to get. So when I happened across the Kat von D Star Studded Look over on the Glamorise Store a while back, I thought I would give it a try. First the review then I have some great news for you to fuel your makeup addiction.
The Kat von D Star Studded Look kit contains three deluxe sized products from the brand. The kit retails for $24 but is worth $32 so you getting a lot of bang for your buck. I’ve been testing out the products for more than a month now so here are my thoughts.
Star Studded lipstick in Underage Red
Gosh is it just me or does the name sound so perverted? The black studded packaging looks deadly and was designed by Kat after her signature studded cuff. Described as a matte, fire engine red, this lipstick is stunning. The finish is more satin than a true matte but it is very hydrating on the lips. It is also more crimson than a true red on my complexion. It is long-lasting and does stain the longer you wear it. The deluxe sized lipstick in the Kat von D Star Studded Look kit does not have the logo embossing on them which I would have liked. The normal sized lipsticks retail for $21.
Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara
The rose design packaging of the mascara is breathtaking. As with all the artwork, it was drawn by Kat herself. The first time I pulled out the mascara wand, I got such a fright. It looks menacing to say the least. I thought I would poke my eye and start bleeding. And that’s exactly what happened. I poked my eye so hard and while I didn’t bleed, I also didn’t touch the mascara again for weeks. When I finally plucked up the courage to try again, I worked really slowly.
The bristles are modeled after a wild rose with lash-catching bristles down the stem. In my mind more like thorns. After much practice, this has fast become one of my go to mascaras. The formula is ‘black as HELL’ and neither thick nor runny. The lashes are coated to look more voluminous and add length while the bristles separate them to look fluffy. The ball tip is great to reach the inner and outer upper lashes but not ideal for the lower ones. I prefer to use my MAC Extended Gigablack Lash mascara for my bottom lashes regardless of what I use on the top. It’s not the best mascara I have tried but I love the way it separates the lashes. It claims to last 24 hours but while I haven’t worn it for that long, it definitely does not smudge or flake off. The normal sized mascara retails for $20.
Tattoo Liner in Trooper
The deluxe sized tattoo liner in Trooper is also included in the Kat von D Star Studded Look kit and is a raven-black shade. The tip looks like felt but is actually over 300 flexible bristles squashed tightly together. The formula is thin and very pigmented. Just running softly over the lashline deposits a sleek, pitch black line that dries waterproof. The colour does fade after 5-6 hours so at the end of the day it looks more charcoal. It doesn’t smudge or budge as the day wears on unless you purposefully rub your eye. The cap has a seal which prevents the formula from drying out but the shelf life is only 6 months. It is recommended to wipe the tip off on a tissue after each use so the flow doesn’t get clogged. The normal size tattoo liner retails for $20.
Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown
I purchased the large Mad Max Brown on it’s own in order to get free shipping. It is a rich, chocolate brown shade but my experience between this and the black liner is completely different. The dark brown shade is almost black and I prefer it over Trooper. It looks less dramatic but still very noticeable. The tip is exactly the same but I find this one to be less precise during application. I don’t mind since it is still thin enough to show some lid space. I’ve been storing both eyeliners tip down but I’ve been having problems with this one.
When I open the lid, the ink is messed all along the side of the pen where the lid covers. Sounds impossible but I have the same issue when I try storing it sideways or upright so I’m just not sure why it’s happening. I have to wipe the pen clean before I start applying it to my eyes. The formula seems to separate and is very water-ish so I have to shake it before each use. Apart from those problems, it’s long wearing and very easy to apply.
I purchased the Kat von D Star Studded Look kit from Glamorise Brands on sale for R350 which I think is very reasonable considering I got to try 3 different products. Now I have some great news for you.
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I’m really impressed with the Kat Von D Star Studded Look kit and I’m more inclined to believe the hype that surrounds the brand. The next thing I am going to purchase is an everlasting liquid lipstick so if you can suggest any shades, leave the name in the comments below. If you have tried anything else from the brand, I’d love to know your thoughts. And if you pick up anything from the Glam store, tag me because I’d love to see what you got.
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