Glass reviews: Kat Von D Beauty – Brow Collection

TO each their own brow!” sings Kat Von D Beauty on their new, and very first, brow collection. Mirroring the work ethic behind their previous products, the Kat Von D Beauty team has spent the past two years, and more, meticulously crafting bespoke eyebrow products to suit a broad spectrum of needs and tastes. And with a 100% vegan, and cruelty-free, accreditation too …

Kat Von D wears a super defined and sculpted brow using 24-Hour Super Brow
Long-Wear Pomade in Graphite and the Pomade Brow Brush #70

Since starting out in Sephora in 2008, Kat Von D’s beauty empire has grown from strength to strength and is now a leading high-performance make-up brand known for its long-wearing, highly pigmented and full-coverage collections. We attended the press launch of the new brow collection to find out more about the products and to speak with Steffanie Strazzere, a close friend of Kat Von D as well as a part of the close-knit artistry collective for Kat Von D Beauty, comprising of Steffanie and three other makeup artists.

Kat Von D wears a microblade effect brow using the Medium Brow
shade of the Signature Brow Precision Pencil

Steffanie told us she has worked in the makeup industry for over 15 years and had never worked with a brand as authentic as Kat Von D Beauty, who makes products that are unique and for a purpose rather than for a trend. She said, I think what sets us apart is the fact that we’re so long wearing, 24-hour claim wear. There’s no other product on the market that has that claim wear. But also, what sets us apart is the fact that we came up with three different types.

The eyebrow powder is the first waterproof item on the market. As for the pencil, it’s tip is so fine to give you the faux microblade effect – no other pencil gives you that. We took things that had been in the industry for a long time and really perfected them and streamlined them in a way the industry had never seen before.”

Kat Von D wears a coloured brow with the 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade, Scarlet.

The innovation behind Kat Von D Beauty is something to be marvelled at. Not only are they spearheading new techniques to combat animal harm, but they are also creating products that encourage an authentic approach to makeup, where you can mix and play with colours and use your face as a canvas for expressive arts. Their Long-Wear pomade comes in an unprecedented array of 16 shades. With seven neutral brow tones, seven artistry colours, White Out for mixing and customizing and Bleach for a bleached brow look, the power to craft any brow imaginable is finally a reality.

24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade, Bleach.

 

Likewise, the Brow Struck Dimension Powder was inspired by Kat’s artistic techniques for drawing realistic portraits. Brow Struck is a unique 3D semi-metallic powder that mimics the natural sheen of real hair for real-deal dimension and volume. The powders can also double up as an eyeshadow. This is the first brow powder to deliver waterproof, smudge-resistant brows for up to 12 hours.

Brow Struck Dimension Powder, Medium Brown.

Finally, the Signature Brow Precision Pencil is an ultra-skinny pencil that features the first-ever 1×1.5mm elliptical tip, for a microblade look that you control. You can make them as strong, or as natural as you like and give you the confidence to achieve any custom brow look.

Signature Brow Precision Pencil, Dark Brown.

Kat Von D wears a full brow using the Brow Struck Dimension Powder in Blonde and the Powder Brow Brush #75.

Kat Von D Beauty was kind enough to provide me with a pot of the Kat Von D Beauty 24-hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade as well as their Brow brush that featured impressive angled bristles of high-quality synthetic fibres that deliver effortless strokes. The synthetic fibres cleverly allow the product the slide off rather than bung up and clog the bristles.

I have been wearing the product ever since and something that has truly impressed me, aside from the fact it is long wearing and survives a dewy forehead on a sunny day, is the fact you need such little product to make a maximum impact. Not only is it longlasting in wear, but also longlasting for the longevity of the product. Buying a pot of the pomade is buying a pair of gorgeous brows for a year or more! Also, unlike other pomades that I’ve tried Kat Von D’s 24-Hour Super Brow Pomade doesn’t dry out. Kat Von D Beauty is a brand you can trust and one that I’ll continue to refer back to when I think of my must-have makeup essentials.

by Lily Rimmer

The Kat Von D Beauty Brow Collection is available to buy online at Kat Von D Beauty as well as in Debenhams now.

The 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade, the Brow Struck Dimension Powder and the Signature Brow Precision Pencil all retail at £17 each.