Ok, can I make a confession? I have zero experience with pigments. Seriously. I have no idea how I'm supposed to use them. Pigments are just a big, scary realm of the makeup world that I haven't entered yet...
Until now. That's right - I picked up a Kat Von D True Romance pigment in Meditation on Black Friday. It was on super-duper clearance for only $7. I check Sephora's website and I don't see them posted anymore. Boo. I imagine you might can still scoop some up in stores or you can find them on Amazon HERE.
Why haven't I used pigments before? Well, for one thing, what should I apply them with? Brushes? Sponge-tip applicators? Wet or dry? Do I need a bonding or mixing agent?
Seriously, I had no idea. So I figured I would bite the bullet and try this one since this color makes me do grabby hands every time I see it. Seriously, bronzy rose gold? Yeah, I'm on it. Alllllll over it.
This pigment comes in a hefty 0.17 oz jar with a sifter top. The beautiful packaging is part of the allure of Kat Von D for me.
Ahh, perfection! I dove right in and just used a sponge-tip applicator to apply dry to my lids. I applied over Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP) but I always use UDPP because of my oily lids.
This stayed put with zero creasing or fading. After nine hours it was still packing a punch! Love it!
I tried to compare this to other colors in my stash and even though I have similar ones I definitely don't have an exact dupe. From left to right this is:
Kat Von D Meditation, 2nd shade in the Lorac Satisfying Toffee Crunch palette, Urban Decay Sin, Urban Decay Toasted (probably the closest dupe), Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells eyelid shade, Wet n Wild Comfort Zone left eyelid shade, Prestige Cosmetics Knockout
I suppose you should check your stash before purchasing to see if you have anything similar. For $7 this is a great addition; however, I wouldn't be comfortable paying the almost $20 I'm seeing in other places. Yes, this is a nice shade but you could put $20 toward a much larger set that contains lots of shades.
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