KVD Haul

I have one week till my new program begins and I venture into the murky waters of doctoral studies. It's a very exciting and very nerve-wracking time. So I thought I would engage in a little casual blogging.

This week I went to Sephora and treated myself to some new Kat Von D products that turned out to be better than anything she's put out before. Her eye shadows have always been pigmented, but never as finely milled as in the Metal Crush Shadows. And her lipsticks have always been innovative and fun because of the fact that she engineers colors that are outside your typical nude, pink, red range. One of the best new releases is KVD's "Piaf", named after her adorable hairless cat. Piaf is a rich taupe with a purple duo-chrome finish. "Mercy" is the perfect burgundy for fall (or just in general).

Le Haul.

This Bite Cosmetics 250 Pt. Perk at Sephora is the best perk they've ever offered. Bite's lip products use natural pigments from flowers and fruits to create long-lasting, richly-pigmented color. Also, their lipsticks are incredibly moisturizing. The shade seen here, "Bellini", is the only shade available. But it looks fantastic on everyone. 

(L) Lovecraft sample (M) Mercy (R) Piaf

KVD's "Mercy" and wearing her eyeliner in "Mad Max". 

Some of my roots and grays were showing. Thanks hair!

Ugh. So glad I colored my roots today.

Crushed Metal Shadow in "Synergy". 
While this new shadow line is amazingly pigmented, it's also incredibly blendable- as evidenced by the fact that I don't look like a Greek bronze of Zeus in the above photos. 

Other wins this week: Fyrinnae's "Sexy Nerd" Lip Lustre. 
Fyrinnae is probably one of the best independent beauty companies out there. It's vegan, cruelty-free and also posts detailed lists of its ingredients for buyers. But that doesn't mean their products have less pigmentation or decreased wear-time. Sexy Nerd is a great example. It's a rich fuchsia with gold undertones. It stayed put for about 5 hours- even after I had a root beer (you can tell where my priorities lie).