KAT VON D PASTEL GOTH REVIEW + TUTORIAL
I've been a fan of Kat Von D since the days of Miami Ink. I thought she was so damn weird but so cool and man, is she ever talented! Her beauty line is legit and for anyone who hasn't tried it yet, her concealer and contour palette are worth every penny and everything is 100% vegan.
I can't even tell you guys how excited I was when I got a PR package with her latest PASTEL GOTH PALETTE, the BRIGHTENING POWDER and MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY. I tell you guys over and over again that I'm a makeup junkie and the only reason I hadn't already picked up PG palette is because I was reluctant after my disappointment with the SERPENTINA palette. I tried so hard to make it work but the colours were patchy, the colour payoff was awful and the gold glitter in the palette was such a major disappointment. Well good news because the PASTEL GOTH formula is incredible! It's like night and day really and I couldn't be happier to start creating something for you guys.
First of all, I have to tell you that seven of the eight shadows are highly pigmented and have incredible coverage. Just look at the swatch for the yellow shade below. It's sitting right over top of my tattoo and it covered it up completely. The only shadow that doesn't have complete colour pay off is the white but I don't mind. Normally when I use white it's to accentuate an area so I wouldn't use it full strength anyway. I should mention the swatches on my arm where done on bare skin but on my eyes, I did use a primer. In terms of longevity, the formula wears well into the night and I didn't have problems with creasing.
Overall, I love the palette! If you're adventurous with makeup, then this is for you. There's a lot of diversity in this palette and you don't have to look like Rainbow Brite when you rock the colours, but if you want to, go for it and do what makes you happy. If you're more into natural makeup, then skip this one but definitely pick up the BRIGHTENING POWDER. It's on par with Laura Mercier's iconic Secret Brightening Powder and comes in three shades for different skin tones.
I hope you guys like the look I created below. If you do, leave me a comment and let me know if this is the kind of beauty post you want to keep seeing! ;)
Also- what do you guys think of my recent makeup posts? Do you like the graphics I'm creating? Visually I think they're more exciting than a flatlay and also I'm having a lot of fun creating them. It's more work though because I'm taking the individual product shots, editing and putting everything together for you here but I really want to excite you guys when you visit my blog so I hope you like it! Make sure to share my images on Pinterest if you do!
YELLOW + BLUE GRAPHIC EYE MAKEUP
Using your favourite eye primer, prime your lids from lash line to brow bone.
Get those eyebrows on! Mine are sparse AF and look crazy without brow pencil.
Use a flat fluffy brush and apply SKULL, the matte white, from your lash line to brow. Then using a smaller brush apply it to the bottom lash line.
Now taking a flat eyeshadow brush and apply STAR, the yellow shade, to the eye lids by using a pressing motion. You'll need to do this a few times to build up the colour intensity but it doesn't take long.
Now using a fluffy crease brush, take LAZARUS, a cool light brown shade, from the SHADE & LIGHT EYE PALETTE and apply it to the crease.
Add more STAR to the lid if the colour transfers.
With a small smudge brush, apply DOOM, the vibrant blue colour, along your bottom lash line.
To make the colour pop more I used Make Up For Ever's Aqua XL waterproof eyeliner in M-26, a matte pastel blue.
Using Kat Von D's TATTOO LINER in TROOPER draw a thick graphic cat eye. I find the thick line balances out the pastels nicely.
Curl your lashes and coat them with your favourite mascara. If you're a falsies girl, go for it! I'm shit at applying lashes so I skipped them.
That's it for the eyes!
For face contour I used Kat Von D's SHADE & LIGHT CONTOUR PALETTE which is one of my favourites! For blush I used her DUO BLUSH in SAMSON & DELILAH, a pretty pink-coral shade which has been sadly discontinued.
For under eye, I used her LOCK-IT CONCEALER CRÉME in shade M17 WARM and set it with the new LOCK-IT BRIGHTENING POWDER in shade GOLDEN. I have pretty medium-dark under eye circles and I find this combo does an amazing job at covering them up and it's not cakey or dry and wears beautifully through out the day!
For lips I wanted something more natural so the attention could stay focused on the eyes. I used LOLITA II, one of my favourite nude liquid lipsticks for Kat's Everlasting lippie collection.
Finally I set my face with Kat's new LOCK-IT MAKEUP SETTING MIST.
All artwork, photography and makeup by Nathalie Martin.
Kat Von D Pastel Goth Palette, Brightening Powder and Makeup Setting Mist where provided as PR samples.
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