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Kat Von D | Review

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With Kat Von D Beauty launching in Debenhams UK on 5th October 2016 I thought it was finally time to post about the KVD items that my parents picked up for me when they visited Miami earlier this year.

Shade and Light Palette

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The Shade and Light Palette is the perfect powder contour set featuring a mix of cool and warm tones. The shade range is wide allowing it to be used over a wide range of skin tones. I actually use the middle contour shade as a bronzer for my pale skin. The shades all have a good level of pigment, but not so much so that it makes them hard to blend, and the buttery formula glides over the skin. While I don’t really use matte highlight powders I have found them useful to lighten up the complexion if I’ve done my base a little too dark. The packaging is chic and slimline allowing it to fit nicely into your makeup bag or kit.

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(l-r: Lucid, Lyrie and Levitation)

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(l-r: Sombre, Shadowplay and Subconscious)

The palette is $46 and available from the KVD website  (I’ll add UK links when they launch)

Shade and Light Eye Palette

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The Shade and Light Eye Palette is the perfect companion to work along side the face palette. The palette is all matte and features a range of warm and cool tones from light to dark. This is probably the only all matte neutrals palette that you’ll ever need!

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(l-r: Laetus, Lazarus and Ludwin)

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(l-r: Samael, Solas and Lucuis)

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(l-r: Saleos, Shax and Liberatus)

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(l-r: Succubus, Sytry and Latinus)

The shadows all blend like a dream and work well alone or when paired with shimmer shades.

The palette is $46 and available here

Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

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Now while I am a bit over liquid lipsticks (I find them too dry for everyday wear) the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are a pretty nice texture and not super drying. The only annoying thing I find about them is the packaging. It’s long and thin so the applicator is pretty long which means you don’t get quite as much control as I’d like so I prefer to put them on with a lip brush.

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(t-b: Echo and Damned)

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(Ignore how badly applied it is but here is Echo on the lips)

The Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are $20 and available here 

When KVD Beauty launches here what are you most excited to try? I’m looking forward to trying the concealer, especially the white shade!

Phee’s Makeup Tips Marbled Highlight Powder in Rose Quartz | Review

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Phee released her new Marbled Highlight Powders this week in 4 shades. Each shade contains The Original Glow Highlight Powder (an intense champagne shimmer) and is marbled with one of her other shades to give either a pink, lilac, green or blue subtle reflect to it. I obviously picked up Rose Quartz as I love me a pink highlight. Rose Quartz is a mix of The Original and Papillon.

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Swirling both colours together gives you a beautiful intense highlight that reflects both pink and champagne and looks great on my fair skin. I have a feeling this is going to become my new favourite highlight shade as I was on the lookout for a subtle pink but intense highlight. It’s worth nothing that the pan is a huge 59mm so you’re getting a very generous amount of product for only £11.

Here’s some photos of me wearing it:

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Rose Quartz is cruelty free and £11 available from Phee’s Makeup Shop here.

(All products in this post were purchased by myself)

Contouring for fair skin | Review

In this post I’ll be sharing my 2 favourite products for contouring that work perfectly for my fair skin tone. One is cream and one is powder and I usually use both, however you can use them alone.

House of GlamDolls GlamBase Wheel in Sculpt 1
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