I sung the praises of Kat Von D Beauty a few weeks ago in this post so it's no surprise I've since got my hands on more from the brand. It's also no surprise these products have immediately become new faves.

The Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Quad in the shade Rust houses the best eyeshadows I've ever used - yes, I went there - and is the only thing I've used on my lids since buying it. The palette consists of 4 matte shades: a milky pink base, a burnt orange, a warm dark brown and a creamy highlight. Warm, matte orangey-brown eyeshadow is my jam so these colours could not be more up my street. They are packaged in what looks like a dinky little coffin which is equal parts cute and emo and I like the way the base shade is in a bigger pan since you're most likely to use that one up first. But the formula is where Kat really outdoes herself. These eyeshadows are the softest, most pigmented, most blendable powders I have ever had the pleasure of using*. Just get down to a Debenhams, stick your fingers in and see for yourself.

The other Kat Von D product I've been loving is the Alchemist Holographic Palette. I've been desperate to get my hands on this ever since it first came out in the US so when I saw that Suzy (from www.suzyheartsbeauty.co.uk) was selling it on her blog before it came out here I nabbed it immediately - thanks Suzy! These shades don't look very exciting in the palette but on the face they turn into beautiful, duo-chrome/holographic goodness. Opal (pink) and Amethyst (purple) are my favourites and even though I'm usually a neutrals gal I'm really into using these as colourful highlighters. Who am I?

I have far too many concealers for someone with only one face because I can never seem to find ones that I really like. Enter the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer. I basically bought this because the frosted-glass packaging looks cute and expensive but I'm actually really impressed. The formula is on the thinner side so it doesn't get cakey or cling to dry bits but still has decent coverage and the colour is spot-on. Somehow it manages to be brightening under the eyes but it works equally well for covering blemishes without highlighting them.

I talked about the Benefit High Brow Pencil in this post and I have been using it religiously since. It's a creamy, pale pink pencil that you swipe underneath your brows to highlight and define them without looking unnatural like concealer sometimes can. It's also great for slathering over the stray hairs to make it look like I can be bothered to pluck my eyebrows. However, at £18.50 it's pretty expensive so if anyone's got any cheaper alternatives then hit me up.

Thanks for reading, Lucy x

* between writing this post and taking the photos I dropped this palette and the Base shade smashed. Why do bad things happen to good people? So yes, these powders are very soft which means they break easily but it also means I could just smush the eyeshadow back together pretty easily.

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