Today I would like to try vegan makeup from famous tattoo artist Kat Von D. I always support makeup with fewer toxic chemicals! Vegan makeup means cruelty-free makeup without testing on animals and without animal products in makeup. Animal ingredients can be harsh and clog pores, so vegan products are a better alternative. Kat Von D makeup is also gluten-free.
I got these Kat Von D Liquid Eyeliner and ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Mascara as a gift from Kat Von D. This article is not sponsored by Kat Von D or another company. This is just my honest opinion about the products.
Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Trooper Black mascara (on the left) came in a tester packaging. The actual full-size packaging looks different. I like white gothic font over shiny black and mascara’s clear message: ‘Go big or go home’)) It’s so LA!
The price is very attractive: $24 for a full-size mascara or $20 for Mini Mascara & Eyeliner Set.
Kat Von D Waterproof Liquid Tattoo Eyeliner ($21) has a controversial history. One of the customers accused the company of scamming by putting a sample size eyeliner into a longer shell tube and selling it for a higher price. Kat Von D explained that though the cartridge is the same size, the amount of ink inside of it differs depending on the liner size.
Let’s talk about eyeliner quality now. The shade ‘Trooper Black’ is shiny black which made my face look very fresh. Many black eyeliners make me look tired((
I like the way Kat Von D Tattoo Liner brush does the line on my upper lids – not too thick. Somehow it looks natural and feminine. Many other liquid eyeliners lay down too thick. As you can see on the swatches chart, Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner’s texture is sheer but buildable. You gonna need to put two layers in order to get full coverage.
Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Trooper Black mascara was a fun experience! When I took out the brush, I was like: ‘Wow! How did such a big brush fit into this tube?’ The good thing about it: you don’t have to remove the excess mascara from the brush. The packaging does it for you!
As you may notice, Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mascara’s texture is very dry. At first, I thought that the product is expired. But after checking the batch code, I realized that probably the texture meant to be so dry. When I finally tried it, I was amazed by the volume and length!
When it comes to black eyeliner, I like it to be bold, but still look natural. This is my version of the cat eye!
It took me many swipes to achieve the length that I wanted. Luckily, Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mascara doesn’t dry so fast. My lower eyelashes became extremely long as well. Unfortunately, this picture doesn’t show it well.
But I got another problem: because of dry texture, I could not reach the lashes roots all the way. Consequently, uncovered roots show up when I look down. I had that problem with other mascaras too. Recently I discovered an amazing product that solved my problem – Chanel La Base Mascara Volume and Care Lash Primer.
Unfortunately, Chanel mascara primer didn’t work with Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mascara. It all got clumpy and disgusting!
For my lips, I used Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion 812 Rose Rouge. I usually dislike the lip stains because of its drying texture. Surprisingly, Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion 812 Rose Rouge turned out to be soft and comfortable to wear!
For my lids, I used peach eyeshadow and white highlighter under eyebrows from Chanel Eyeshadow Quad 358 Au Fil de L’Eau. Under my eyes, I used shimmery dark grey eyeshadow from Chanel Eyeshadow Quad 334 Modern Glamour.
My verdict is: Kat Von D Waterproof Liquid Tattoo Eyeliner in Trooper Black definitely worked for me! This shade of shiny black works well with my completion. Also, Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner feels very light, almost like wearing no makeup at all! After wearing it for 5 hours, Kat Von D Eyeliner didn’t melt or bleed. Yes, it takes two coats to achieve full coverage, but the look worth the effort.
Regarding Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mascara, I liked its extraordinary volume and length. But the texture is dry and it may get a little clumpy. I prefer more liquid mascaras, so I can get more control about the desired look – from natural to dramatic. By using Chanel La Base Mascara Volume and Care Lash Primer, I can make even thin-looking lashes look full and strong. Unfortunately, Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mascara didn’t work with Chanel mascara primer.
If you read my other articles about mascaras, you know that I like to put a little bit of filtered water in my mascara. Of course, I couldn’t help doing that with Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mascara. I put just a little bit of water on the brush and mixed it up with the product. Don’t put water inside a waterproof mascara – it may ruin your mascara! Just a tiny amount of water worked well with Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mascara: it became less clumpy but there was less volume too. The length was still amazing!
Both Kat Von D Waterproof Liquid Tattoo Eyeliner and Kat Von D ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mascara were easy to remove with Pond’s Cold Cream makeup remover.
What do you think about those products? Please let me know in the comments. If you wish to buy Kat Von D mascara or eyeliner, please click on the link below. Beware of buying makeup from unofficial websites: it can be counterfeit!