July 09, 2015

Kat Von D Everlasting Blush in Bellissima

When I think of Kat Von D I think back to my teenage years and being obsessed with LA Ink. Those were the days... Kat Von D is a professional tattoo artist, model, TV personality and in 2008 delved into the world of cosmetics, producing the line 'Kat Von D Beauty' for Sephora. The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner has seen a lot of hype from cosmetics obsessors but when browsing Sephora I wanted to go for something different in the range. I picked up two things, one of them being the Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in the shade Bellissima

The packaging for the line is primarily based around black roses and subtle pinks, as well as a distinctive tattoo-esque, gothic font. I kinda like the boxed packaging. I've heard mixed reviews about the black roses but I personally think, from what I've seen of her on TV, it reflects what I'd expect from Kat's personality and it definitely stands out as being a little different. As for the actual product packaging, it is a bit...cheap. It's a really light black plastic that just feels a bit like it's going to crack eventually. Saying that, it opens by the push of a button rather than just clicking, which I like as I trust it not to pop open in my make up bag. I do really like the embossed design and chrome finish of the brand's name, though. 

The product is pretty impressive. I chose Bellissima as it's a pinky peach shade and I have a real thing for peach blushes, particularly in Summer. The other shades in the range are more bright fuscia/warm pink tones that just didn't seem to stand out as much. The blush has amazing pigmentation - like seriously amazing. Just a swatch with my finger gave so much colour, I was in awe. When it comes to application, I was a bit shocked at the fall out - it's very grainy and dusty. Wafting your brush across gets more on the counter of your vanity than on your brush. You can kinda see in the photo below little dots on the surface where grains have been brushed out of the pan.

Having said all that, as the pigment is so high for Bellissima, you can get away with dabbing the brush onto the surface of the blush and then brushing it across the apples of your cheeks. I think that this will save a lot of product as opposed to brushing the brush across.

Overall I'm pretty impressed with the Kat Von D Everlasting Blush - Bellissima is a beautiful shade and the colour pay off is incredible, despite the dusty, grainy nature of the product.

For $25/£16 (for 7g of product - double what you get in Laura Mercier for the same price!), you can get these blushes at Sephora now (although this shade is currently not on the website!).

Have you tried any Kat Von D products?

S x

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