The recent release of 16 new shades of Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks ($20 US/$24 CAD) has also been my first introduction to the product. I must say I’m impressed. I can see why these have become such a cult favorite. The formula is incredibly pigmented and applies so beautifully. There is no need to fuss with a lip liner. These aren’t near as drying as a lot of other matte liquid lipsticks I have tried and dare I say, as long as I prep lips first with a balm, I don’t find them drying at all. The colour selection is incredible and offers a range of shades all the way from nude to vamp and includes some very alternative and adventurous hues.
I have been testing out 7 of the shades:
- Requiem – soft lilac
- Ayesha – rich lavender
- Lovesick – mauve nude
- Mother – dusty mauve pink
- Exorcism – ripe blackberry
- Damned – black cherry
- Echo – satin navy blue
Kat Von D’s shade descriptions are completely bang on so I don’t think they need more description from me.
The light to medium shades applied perfectly in one fairly sheer coat. The super dark shades looked a tad uneven with a similar amount of product. I swatched with one quick coat but for better coverage on the deeper shades you can easily apply a second coat. Thankfully, even after these have set, applying a second coat doesn’t make them ball up or go gross. I find after they have set they maintain a subtle amount of tackiness that bothered me a little bit but I found I got used to it the more I wore them. I don’t recommend topping these with a gloss because they turn into a really tacky icky mess. If you do want to add a touch of shine be very light in your gloss application.
Overall I find these to be an outstanding product. They last all day. The only thing that will take them off is oil so be very careful during, and be sure to touch up after, eating anything oily. These are darn near impossible to remove so smooch away to your heart’s content!
Available at Sephora and Sephora.com.
Have you tried out the Kat Von D Everlasting Lipsticks? Which new shades are your favorite?
Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.