Sunday, 3 July 2016

Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks Lip Swatches/Review

Each lipstick retails for $24 CAD ($19 USD) and contains 0.22 oz of product, which is a lot more than many liquid lipsticks out there. 

These are claimed to be long-wearing and pigmented lipsticks with matte finish. They're infused with Vitamin A, C and E for added hydration.
It comes with a doe-foot applicator that makes it easy to apply.
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Shades Swatched
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Bow N Arrow - Fawn Nude
This reminds me a lot of Kylie Lipstick in Dolce K. I don't wear this too often because I personally don't find it complements my skin tone that much. I prefer pairing it up with a darker lip liner. 


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Lolita - Dusty Rose
This is my favorite out of all of them! I love it! I find it looks great on so many skin tones. Please note that this is slightly darker than the original Lolita that was released few years ago. That shade is supposed to come back and it will be called "Lolita OG." 
 


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Lolita II - Terra Cotta Nude
At first I thought this would be the same shade as the original Lolita but it's not. I don't wear it as much as I wear Lolita but I still like it. 


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Double Dare - Cocoa Blush
*Previously named as Rosemary's baby*
This is a beautiful pinkish nude shade that I like wearing mostly in summer.
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Beloved - Soft Coral
I do like the colour but I find that it doesn't apply evenly unlike most other shades.

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Susperia - Bright Lavendar
This is one of my favorite purple shade especially for summer!


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Berlin - Warm Rose
I like this shade but rarely reach out for it. I think it's because I got a deluxe sample of it, so it's always hidden somewhere in my collection. It's nice but I prefer Bachelorette, which is deeper. 
 

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Bachelorette - Dark Reddish Fuchsia
I absolutely love this one!! It's this beautiful reddish/pink shade, which complements my deep skin tone.
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Outlaw - Brick Red
This is a perfect red shade in my opinion. It's not too bright and it complements many skin tones. 

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Nosferatu - Blood Crimson
This is deeper than Outlaw and I like wearing this more during fall/winter.
 

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Vampira - Deep Reddish Burgundy
This is a beautiful red vampy shade and I like wearing this in fall/winter. I do find that it's harder to apply than other shades. I find that it's also a little patchy. The shade also reminds me a lot of MAC Diva Lipstick.


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Exorcism - Ripe Blackberry
This deep berry shade is also a perfect vampy shade, which I mostly wear during fall/winter and I like pairing it up with MAC Vino lip liner because sometimes it might look patchy, so I just prefer applying a lip liner underneath and applying this on top.

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Review
I love these liquid lipsticks! They're very pigmented, matte and long wearing (that's exactly what I look for in lipsticks).  
Application: I love the doe foot applicator because it gives a precision and easy application. However, some of the shades (mainly the darker ones) can be harder to apply and patchy but I usually pair them up with lip liners. These do dry quickly, so you have to apply them fast. I've also mixed 2 shades together (my favorite combination is Exorcism and Outlaw). I try to layer the other shade right before the first one dries. Also, make sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips to get a better application. 

Pros:
  • Pigmented: These lipsticks are very pigmented! In just one swipe, you can cover most of your lips. 
  • Matte: These apply like a gloss but dry down to a matte finish. 
  • Long wearing: These last me at least 6 hours but these start to fade off mainly in center of my lips when I eat greasy/oil food. These last longer than many other liquid lipsticks that I've tried.
  • Fade away nicely: They fade away beautifully. By that I mean it doesn't leave a film around your lips like some lipsticks/glosses do. 
  • Little or no transfer: Once these liquid lipsticks dry out, there's barely any or no transfer at all. You won't have to worry about having lipstick on your teeth once they're completely dry.
Con 
  • Drying: These can feel drying and sometimes uncomfortable on the lips. I remember when I tried Lolita for the first time, I found it uncomfortable but then got used to the feeling. I never apply these without a lip balm.
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Swatch Centric
Some of my friends and I created our on Instagram page called Swatch Centric. Over there, we will posting our makeup swatches and you can see how a certain shade looks on different skin tones. Over there we posted how some of the Kat Von D lipstick shades look on each of us.





Shade Reference: MAC NC42, Indian/Pakistani/Brown skin/tan skin

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