Hey!!! Kat Von D Lash Liner is here. As far as I know, this is the first liquid inner lash/waterline liner that is made specifically for consumer use in the USA. Most liquid liners are not suitable for use on the lower lash and waterline and for those of us that are fans of that sultry, eye catching look, we are left with using kohl liners. Kohl liners have been used for centuries for protection and beautification, but while they impart that smokey, black look to the eyes, they are also quite soft and run over time. So the Lash Liner promises to give you a longer lasting lined look.
Kat von D Lash Liner – Packaging and Product
So this product comes in classic KvD packaging. A sponge tipped applicator that dips into a well of jet black liquid pigment. The entire product feels similar to your typical eye pencil, i.e. a skinny product that is relatively easy to hold in your hand. The applicator is rounded at the tip and it is fairly flexible. Like a doe-foot applicator but thinner and flexible.
According to the brand, it is a Fluid-Gel formula that dries in about 15 seconds, and it has a rich texture. The clay ingredients allows it to stand up the natural watering process of eye. The liquid pigment applies super shiny but dries down quickly to a semi-matte finish. And it is very, very black. It comes in the shade “Trooper Black”, which is their blackest black shade. Kat Von D also claims that this product is water-resistant, transfer-resistant, vegan and cruelty-free.
Kat von D Lash Liner – Video
So here’s a video review and demo that I did, so that you can see exactly how to apply this. Keep reading below for tips on using the product and my thoughts!
My prayers have been answered! Cirque Colors has brought out a neon nail polish collection for Summer 2018! Cirque Colors Vice 2018 is limited edition and will be gone by mid September. I posted a picture of one of my favourite pick ups for 2017 and I was able to expand on my collection. Neon colours are notoriously hard to get right. They either are not bright enough, or they have a chalky texture or they lose their intensity really quickly.
Cirque Colors Vice 2018 collection has some of the best neons that I have ever tried. Seriously, go check them out! I have been rocking these as often as I could. I love them! A few notes on this particular formula:
Cirque Colors Vice 2018 Tips
They don’t need a white base coat. Full opacity in 2 coats and what you see in the bottle is what you get!
They dry down to a plasticized/semi-matte finish. Must use a glossy top coat to maintain the brilliance of the colour.
These are blacklight reactive! They glow!!
I picked up four of the six shades. Here are some pictures and a video that I did on this collection.
The Makeup Show NYC 2018 is in the books! TMS happened a few weeks ago and I wanted to do my annual roundup, where I give some of my thoughts. I was given the opportunity to attend both The Makeup Show and the Blogger Preview. There were a few changes in the format, the education offered and the brands involved but the entire event felt just as informative and exciting that it always does. I did notice that there were a few absent brands that are normally there and there were a few brands with booths that I did not expect to see there, such as Covergirl.
Anyway, TMS NYC was well organised and I felt as though they did a better job at crowd control.
The Makeup Show NYC 2018: What I learned/what I picked up
So, I did a little damage at the show and I picked up a few items, including the launch of the MUFE Artist Color pencils, which comes in 40 shades. The Inglot x Jennifer Lopez collection was also available. So was Mother, Pat McGrath!
In another first, there were two artists honoured, Danessa Myricks and Moshoodat. Allyuh already know how much like Danessa, but Moshoodat is new brand (to me!). I realized that I have been admiring a lot of work without know who she was! She did an amazing keynote and her makeup creation was fiyah!!
So, “Whey de lime” Fridays is coming a little early! So this is the lime before de lime!! As I have professed many times here on the blog in the past, The Makeup Show NYC is one of my must go-to makeup event. And it is coming up this weekend. I wanted to post this a little earlier so that if you all wanted buy tickets to the event, you would still have time. So The Makeup Show NYC 2018 promises to be the biggest yet and there are some very interesting keynote speakers and brands that will be making their debut at TMS.
I am excited to hear from Bobbi Brown, who is an icon in the makeup artistry industry and she recently made a transition to a new career. Of course favouites Kevin James Bennett, James Vincent and Danessa Myricks will be teaching as well.
Last year: Pat McGrath LABS collection
Brands often use this opportunity to get their newest launches in front of the eyes of makeup professionals. So the new Smashbox x Vlada Petal Metal collection, Inglot x J.Lo collection, blackUp x Jennie Jenkins Highlighter are all expected to be available. And Pat McGrath LABS and Marc Jacobs Beauty are going to be there as well!!!!!!!
The education is what I really look forward to. As I have gotten older, I appreciate the lessons learned and the inspiration obtained from so many artists. I love hearing their stories.
So if you want a glimpse at what to expect at TMS NYC, check out my posts from previous years here and here.
If you are a makeup pro, fashion or beauty professional or a current makeup student, you can still register for the event here until Friday 4th May. More information on the show and a list of exhibitors, check here.
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review: The palette is finally stateside! It was released in Europe a few months ago and people have been raving! It has been a long time since I have heard this much hype over a drugstore palette. This is a continuation of “The Bar” line that Maybelline and it has arrived in the US. I am not sure if they had originally planned to have a U.S. release, but a few weeks ago, while browsing Twitter, I saw that Maybelline was directly linking to and selling this palette on Amazon! So, that surprised me a little bit and I was not aware of this. I had to get a few other items so the palette was added to my shopping cart.
This is a 12-shade palette – 10 shimmers and 2 matte. Most of the shades are champagnes, taupes and brown neutrals with a few red-toned shades. My favourite shade in the palette is the deep, rich burgundy one on the second row. The shimmer shades definitely have reflects, but none of them are glittery. There are only two matte shades, a medium taupe and a cool dark brown. According to Maybelline, the palette gives 13 different looks and it is broken up into 3 quads, or 4 trios or 5 duos. The ways the colours are arranged, adjacent colours in the quad trio or duo are meant to be used together.
Swatches – First quad
Swatches – Second quad
Swatches – Third Quad
Here’s the video review and tutorial that did using this palette. Check it out below. All the products that I mentioned are going to be listed further down in the blog post, as well as close up pictures and more details on the product.