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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida Review

Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida


I used to be the hugest fan of Miami Ink and may or may not a little girl crush on Kat Von D - I still secretly wish I was a bad ass heavily tattooed woman but for fear of being shunned by my family my seven small tattoos will have to suffice...for now! However I can live my dreams out via Kat Von D's make-up line which is so much better than I ever imagined, speaking of which you have to try out the blush line!

Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida
Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida
Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida

I wish I wasn't such a stickler for packaging but I am and sadly I'm not the hugest fan of the Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush line when it comes to how they are presented. The whole styling just screams cheap and it looks almost child like. A fairly bulky black plastic flip top container holds the blush which features some rose detailing and  large mirror inside. Now don't get me wrong it is robust but when you are paying $25 which is the same price bracket as NARS et all you expect something a little less dare I say it cheap in terms of appearance. Oh I am a fickle being!

Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida
Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida
Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida

To the best of my knowledge aka the Sephora website there are six shades available within the Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush range. Despite being a more muted coral fan I plumped for Por Vida which is listed as a warm pink but to elaborate a little further I would say Por Vida is a bright almost neon mid toned pink with a yellow undertone. Por Vida has a slight sheen finish but no shimmer flecks or glitter for that matter, it almost has an illuminating quality. I don't have any outright dupes but MAC Salsa Rose comes pretty close.

Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida
Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida

The packaging may not be great but the formula is on par with Tarte 12 Hour Clay Blushes in that both offer highly pigmented colours that wear exceptionally well. Truthfully I do think Tarte have the nicer formula of the two as it is softer and less prone to fall out. The Kat Von D blushes do have a slightly drier texture which can produce a little product fall out but there is no denying that they are intensely pigmented and do not cling to dry areas of the face nor will they highlight imperfections such as open pores or fine lines. Although intensely packed with pigment you can easily build this shade up without it caking or looking heavy and again despite the colour levels it can be buffered out to a softer finish. The Kat Von D blushes are supposed to wear for up to 24 hours which is of course an over stretch on my oily skin when primed Por Vida wears for closer to 10 hours which is still great regardless.

The Kat Von D make-up line is not readily available within the UK but you can easily find it on eBay with prices for the blush starting around £16 - link


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24 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous pink shade! xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Beautiful shade!

    Abby xo | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. That looks so great! I love that bright shade of pink, and I'm totally with you on the Miami Ink obsession but I'm way too chicken to get inked myself!

    http://fairygobmother.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. pretty shades :)

    but i always love pretty packaging so it's a skip for me. In this side, tarte wins ;)


    sweetvanillascent.blogspot.com

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  5. That's such a nice colour! :D

    prettythings56.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. The packaging is pretty but I guess it can look kinda 'cheap', lol. The blush itself looks gorgeous though. <3

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  7. it is beautiful, perfect shade

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  8. Excellent choice of product to post. Love it! And your site! - DC
    http://thinkbeautytrybeauty.blogspot.co.uk/
    @trybeauty

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  9. I love the shade of it! I really need to try it! 10 hours is perfectly fine for me! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  10. The Kat Von D lock it foundation is on my wishlist too

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  11. I can't wait to try this when I go to the US! Agree about the packaging, swapped for the eyeshadow palette in Saint and the lid doesn't even stay in one place when I flip it open! Although the formula's excellent, so that makes up for it! xo

    http://beckyalyssasbeautybox.wordpress.com

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  12. This is a gorgeous colour! never tried anything at all by this brand but i want to now x

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  14. surprisingly her makeup line has done alright. i'm always interested to find out when a celeb line does well and this blush looks like a pretty solid product. i actually like the look of the packaging.
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  15. surprisingly her makeup line has done alright. i'm always interested to find out when a celeb line does well and this blush looks like a pretty solid product. i actually like the look of the packaging.
    jenn

    https://twitter.com/abeautifulzen/status/372500558709391360

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  16. I've had my eye on these blushes for a while. I really appreciate the honesty of your review. I might go for Tarte instead! :)

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  17. This looks a gorgeous colour :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  18. wow this is so bright and pigmented! i, too, am oddly a fan of kat von d (idk why i've only seen a few la ink episodes) and her makeup is always flawless so i'm curious to see the rest of her makeup line

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    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  19. I love these blushes but I haven't tried this shade. I agree, the packaging could be a lot better!

    AddictedtoOPI

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  20. What a beautiful shade! I'm not a big fan of KVD, but I have to admit that this is a lovely blush :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  21. I;m not a fan of her either even though she is from the same state in mexico as me :p

    xo

    Inspirations Have I None

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