Monday, January 29, 2018
review: kat von d everlasting glimmer veil liquid lipstick (televator)
Kat Von D always pushes the envelope where makeup is concerned. For a long time, she was one of the only brands releasing ultra vampy or ultra colourful lip products. In addition to her other standout products (the Tattoo Liner and the beloved Shade and Light palette immediately come to mind), she continues to release new items. More recently is the Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick. There are nine shades in total, including three classic metallic shades, three purple colours, and three shades from the blue family. These are ultra shimmery and sparkly with a bold metallic finish. Though there were many to choose from, I opted for a vibrant purple, called Televator. What does it look like? How is the formula? It is time to find out...
Packaging: When it comes to lip products, there is only so much you can do with packaging. Unless you are Kat Von D, of course. She has a way of giving each item a bold and exciting look. Before you've even tried on the lipstick...you are head over heels in love. That is exactly what happened with this Everlasting Glimmer Veil shade. It has beautiful thick packaging and the shade of the lipstick inside peeks through the text on the front. Such a lovely detail.
Pigmentation: The colour Televator is a bright purple grape-inspired shade with tons of shimmer and glimmer. It is extremely pigmented and doesn't require more than one coat to fully cover the lips. I love that a little really goes a long way. Plus, the shade itself is beautiful. Since all of the colours within this line are ultra shimmery and over the top. So, if you aren't into that, this is something you will want to skip. But if you love glitz and glam on the lips, you will have a lot of fun with these. Televator is a vibrant shade with tons of personality - and a great choice for anyone who loves purple.
Formula: If there is one thing to know about Kat Von D lip products? It is that they can be a little on the dry side. For most people, this isn't a huge area of concern. I personally have dry lips and skin in general, so I cannot stand anything that is drying on my lips. (Which is why I tend to layer a lip balm over top of my Kat Von D lip products.) The Glimmer Veil lipsticks are definitely on the dry side so keep that in mind before you splurge on a shade.
Overall, I am a big fan of the colour, the bold finish, and the packaging. Though this product is definitely a bit dry, it has excellent staying power and looks amazing.
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Have you tried any of the shades from this line? Are you a fan of Kat Von D products?