Liquid Lipstick Chronicles: Kat Von D

Welcome to the liquid lipstick chronicles! Liquid lipsticks seem to be one of the most popular products that are coming out in almost every makeup brand..And with good reason. Most every woman wants a lipstick that will last all day. Seeing as how I have almost 40 different liquid lipsticks from over 10 different brands, I thought it would be a great idea to compare and see which ones rank the best! 
The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks were some of the first ones I tried! I have always admired Kat Von D for being authentic and unique and never apologizing for it! Besides the fact that she is an incredible artist, I knew that her makeup line had to be great too! I have never really liked lipsticks before. I hated that they weren’t “kiss proof” and whenever I would forget I was wearing them, you bet I ended up smudging them all over my face. One look that I definitely can’t pull off :/ When I heard about liquid lipsticks, I thought, “well, that’s for me!” Finally! A lip color that I could wear all day and not worry about smudging.
With a price tag of $20 I was a little skeptical. But, Sephora has this magical way of making you want to spend more money than you even thought possible. So, I ended up buying 2- the colors: Armageddon and Mother. The first night I had them, I fell in love. A little drying on the lips, but oh man! They last all damn day! First time I wore them  I ate a CHEESEBURGER, and they still didn’t budge. I now own 9 of them, and hope to have all one day. After having 9 of them, I feel confident in saying that the formula is consistent with all of them and all around really enjoyable to wear! What’s best is that they are formulated without parabens! 
I’ll give you some descriptions as shown on the website:

Armageddon- 

Carnation pink 

My description: This color seems like the perfect “Barbie Pink”. It’s a bright, playful and bold pink color. Would look best, in my opinion, on darker skin tones. But hey, I am as pale as a piece of paper and still reach for this color in the spring and summer! 

Mother- 

Dusty Mauve Pink
My description: Dusty? Not so much. I would describe this color as more of a deep rose pink. Not an incredibly unique color, but definitely a staple in any lipstick collection. This is one of my favorite colors for the summer. Perfect pop of color for the summer!

Exorcism-

Ripe Blackberry
My description: Yes and YAASSS! I love this color- SO MUCH! Like I said, I’m pale. This color is such a deep wine “blackberry” color on me and is such a beautiful contrast on my light skin. Great with a cooler toned look, smokey eye, grays, purples- you get the gist. 

Lolita-

Chestnut Rose
My description: Ok, so a little backstory with this one. This is one of the more coveted colors from her line. Apparently, there was a mishap at the manufacturer during one shipment, where the batch came out more “brown” toned than it should have. As you can see from the swatch, mine was not one of them. Lolita, on me, is a great mauve nude color. My go-to for any simple, everyday look. Goes with so many looks and so many skin tones, so if there is one color you want to start off with, Lolita would be a good choice. It’s really hard to get your hands on this one, so you may have to just purchase it off the sephora website, but, IT’S WORTH IT!

Lolita II- 

Terra Cotta Nude
My description: The sister color to Lolita. A little more playful. The websites description is pretty spot on though. Terra Cotta definitely comes to mind when picturing this color. Sometimes it feels a little orange to me. Definitely, I feel, would look better with a tan or on darker skin tones, but also glad that I purchased it. I don’t find myself reaching for this color as much as I do for others. But, when I’m feeling a little sassy some days, this color is the one I go for. 

Requiem- 

Soft Lilac
My description: Soft lilac, sounds nice doesn’t it? No, not for me. I wanted to like this color so much when I first bought it. Now, the only time I use it, is to mix it with other colors. I’ve seen it on so many people, and it looks great on them. But me? Nope. Just way too pale of a color. I am already so pale that I just can’t pull this color off at all. Bummer, but I would not repurchase it 🙁

Santa Sangre-

Poison Apple
My description: Very orangey-red. Good for if you’re looking for a red that isn’t so bold. Not a typical “true blue” red. And once again, the orangey colors don’t look the best on me, so I am a little biased. It’s another one of the colors that I don’t reach for the most, but I do love to do a nice red ombre with it and a darker red paired together. 

Nosferatu- 

Blood Crimson
My description: Blood crimson is pretty accurate. Out of all the darker red colors that I own from her line, this one isn’t my favorite. However, it is still beautiful. I just prefer Vampira and Exorcism over this one a little bit more. IF this were the only darker red I had from her collection, then I would definitely be rocking it on a weekly basis! 

Vampira-

Deep Reddish Burgundy 
My description: My love!! Deep reddish burgundy is accurate once again. Out of all the KVD colors I own, this is probably my favorite! I, hands down, get the most compliments on my lipstick when I wear this one. This is one of those colors where I think it sort of transforms based on your skin tone. On me, (since I’m pale), it’s very deep, dark and beautiful. Almost a blackish red. If I’m going for a sultry, romantic look, this is absolutely the color I go for!! 

Final Thoughts

KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks- definitely worth the investment. All the swatches shown are only one layer. They have a streak-free formula. Slightly hydrating, slightly drying at the same time, but yes, they are everlasting! I have gotten at the most about 8-10 hours of wear. They layer really well if you do feel like you want to reapply throughout the day. Some liquid lipsticks end up cakey if you add a second layer to them. These lipsticks really set the bar high for my expectations of other similar products. I believe that the KVD lipsticks have 28 different colors to choose from, ranging from nudes all the way to a pitch black. A little something for anyone to love. If I had one bone to pick with them, it would be the price. At $20 each, that adds up quickly. But still, to this day, they are one of my favorite color selections, formulations, and lasting power. Buy one at least, just to try if you are still unsure about purchasing. I honestly don’t understand why someone wouldn’t like them, unless you don’t like a matte color. They dry completely matte. Although, a clear gloss would go easy over them (in my opinion though that kind of defeats the whole purpose of the product) The next colors I want to purchase would be Bow N Arrow, Berlin, Witches and Beloved.

Tell me what you think? Do you like them? Was this review helpful to you? If you’d like me to do an actual lip swatch of all the colors I own, please leave me a comment below! Or connect with me on instagram @girlirae, twitter @girli_rae and email girlirae@gmail.com

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