Kat Von D Beauty is one of my favourite makeup brands at the moment. Their Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is one of the only matte formulas I’ve tried that doesn’t irritate my lips and flake throughout the day. I have a whole post dedicated to a few of my favourite shades coming up shortly. The Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette is also one of my all time palettes (full review here), their Tattoo Liner is one of the most pigmented and precise eyeliners I own and I am currently in the process of testing both the Lock It Setting Mist and Powder and, so far, I adore them both.
I’d tried the Studded Kiss Lipstick formula previously when I picked up a few of the KVD Beauty miniature gift sets when the brand first launched in Debenhams. Whilst I appreciate that the packaging might not be to everyone’s taste, I think it’s iconic. I love how it’s both goth and chic. It’s bold and daring which is true to the brand’s aesthetic and looks gorgeous on my dressing table among all the pastel pink pretty things.
The lipstick has a subtle vanilla scent and glides onto my lips effortlessly. It has an incredibly creamy texture that melts on to my lips. Lovecraft (mauve pink nude) is loaded with pigment with no streakiness and gives instant full coverage and a satin matte finish. It’s long lasting, but not to the degree of my Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, but I didn’t really expect it to be. My lips feel velvety soft thanks to its antioxidant complex infused with vitamins A, C and E. It is very lightweight and feels comfortable to wear.
Above from left to right is Lovecraft, Double Dare (from the Everlasting Lipstick collection) and KVD’s best-selling shade, Lolita, to give you a comparison of shades and formulas. As much as I liked Lolita I thought it was a bit too dark for everyday wear so Lovecraft is the perfect compromise. The Studded Kiss lipstick collection contains 39 trendsetting shades (with some rather controversial names) that include dazzling black glitter, scarlet reds and vibrant oranges. All KVD beauty products are cruelty-free.
Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft retails for £17/3g and is available at Debenhams.com.
Have you tried KVD Beauty? What are some of your favourite products?