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Makeup enthusiasts and tattoo junkies, have you ever wanted to meet Kat Von D? Your fantasies may become reality sooner than you think!
According to this Debenhams blog post, the famed tattoo and makeup artist will be coming to Henry St. Debenhams on April 1st for the launch of the new Kat Von D beauty counters and there will be a fan meet and greet!
Now the only way you can meet the star is to purchase a product from the new Kat Von D beauty counters (opening dates in different stores listed on the blog post) and you will get a free wristband which permits you to join the queue outside Henry St. Debenhams on Saturday morning. However, wristbands are in limited supply… and I’d say the products aren’t going to be well-stocked either. So what are the best products in my own humble opinion to pick up? All products listed below are vegan and cruelty free, as is the brand’s ethos.
- Lock-It Creme Concealer
This concealer launched late last year, and it remains a popular product of the brand. It comes in a wide range of shades, boasts a full-coverage matte finish and the packaging is gothic but elegant. It also comes in a pure white shade, which can be handy for highlighting on lighter skin tones, lightening up your foundation during the winter or for colour correcting any hyperpigmentation. Both her foundation and her concealer are designed to cover up tattoos, so you’ll only need a little bit for any zits. It is a bit pricey at €26, but I think it’s worth a shot to try given all the glowing reviews this concealer gets given. This is also a heavy-duty product for those of us who love our cake-face, so don’t expect a sheer natural finish from many of Kat Von D’s products.
2. Tattoo Liner
I’ve heard of this magical eyeliner for years now, before I even knew who Kat Von D was. It’s a pen eyeliner, which I normally don’t like as I find the felt tips tend to dry out way too easily – however, this pen eyeliner features a thin brush tip to create flowing, precise lines instead of a felt tip. The colour Trooper is blacker than black, and there is a brown version called Mad Max Brown (I would buy that too just for the name alone). This liner is supposed to be super long lasting, easy to apply and little to no fading. For even better, more long-lasting results, I’d suggest applying an eyeshadow primer onto your lid before you put on the eyeliner. At €20, I personally think that’s a steal for a liner that won’t dry out. This product is somewhat of a cult favourite in the U.S. as well.
3. Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.
I have tried this particular product in the past so I can absolutely vouch for its amazing qualities. This was one of the first liquid-to-matte lipsticks ever created, before the trend took off on Instagram. However, they were recently reformulated to make the product entirely vegan so they do have an updated formula. I own the lipstick in the limited edition shade “Project Chimps” which sadly, is not available anymore which is a shame because I think it’s the most beautiful oxblood red that everyone should own. The lipstick really is long-lasting, and it fades evenly throughout the day. Reapplications don’t make it crumble on your lips and the colours are so unique yet flattering. I’m planning on picking up either Lolita or Lolita II to get my free wristband. At €21, it’s worth the splurge!
I hope I’ve given you enough information about what products to try from the Kat Von D brand, and I hope to see you there at the fan meet and greet on April 1st! Let me know what you think of the products in the comments when you try them out!