Monday, December 24, 2018

Kat Von D | Current Crushes: Glitter Gel for Face & Body in "Tesoro Gold": Review and Swatches

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Kat Von D | Glitter Gel for Face & Body in "Tesoro Gold": Review and Swatches
Recently, Kat Von D has released a fun Glitter Gel for Face & Body ($24 CAD for 5.5 ml) as a part of a new product series called "Current Crushes". Released in small batches throughout the year, Current Crushes offer "limited edition innovations and covetable trend products" that give you the first taste of what Kat Von D is cooking up in her lab. To read my review and see some swatches of the multi-use Glitter Gel, click......
Kat Von D | Glitter Gel for Face & Body in "Tesoro Gold": Review and Swatches
Kat Von D | Glitter Gel for Face & Body in "Tesoro Gold"
Packaging:
The Glitter Gel for Face & Body comes in a simple but sturdy glass jar paired with a shiny black lid embossed with the "KVD" logo in silver. No applicator is included; you can either apply directly with your fingertips or blend with a brush.

Formulation:
With a light, cooling formulation similar to that of a gel moisturizer, the Glitter Gel for Face & Body in "Tesoro Gold" is a multi-use glitter topper suitable for the lids, cheeks, decolletage, or even the lips. Although containing plenty of fine metallic gold specks, the gel is nowhere near as opaque as it appears in the swatches Kat Von D has online. With a quick-setting formulation that leaves behind virtually no residue, the Glitter Gel provides a fine dusting of warm gold sparkles when fully blended. The glitters are buildable when you apply in a dabbing motion but the finish is patchy. Additionally, I've noticed that when I try to layer too much, the glitter becomes heavy and stiff. Therefore, even though the gel is buildable, it's not going to provide a super intense and opaque metallic sheen. In terms of longevity, the formulation performs okay as long as it doesn't get wet. Despite minor transferring, most of the glitters stay put unless they come in contact with water, in which case they will rub off very easily. Overall, this is a fun product if you like a little dazzle on your face and body. I personally would only use it on my lids but the formulation definitely works as a cheek or body highlighter.
Kat Von D | Glitter Gel for Face & Body in "Tesoro Gold": Review and Swatches
Kat Von D | Glitter Gel for Face & Body in "Tesoro Gold"
Availability:
Kat Von D is available in stores and online at Sephora.
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