Kat Von D is no wallflower. From her tattoos, to her makeup, to her hair and clothing, Kat has a truly distinctive and BOLD style, and a personality to match. And while her line of beauty products, which are exclusive to Sephora, definitely reflect that, there’s something for nearly everyone in her collection. And I literally mean nearly everyone–even my grandma, who is in her 70’s, wears Kat Von D lipstick. Even better–her favorite shade is Backstage Bambi, a “vivid hot pink” that’s nearly fluorescent. The color is nearly impossible to find. It’s basically her unicorn of makeup products–so much so that she nearly went into a panic when it seemed that the shade was going to be discontinued. No joke.
I’ve been curious to see if I would love the Kat Von D lip products as much as my grandma does. After all, I fell in love with makeup as a kid, watching her put on her lipstick and letting me pretend to do the same with a capped tube of lipstick.
The Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21) with its studded black lipstick tube, monogrammed lipstick bullet and faint crème brûlée fragrance appeals to me–and I especially love that it’s available in nearly 40 shades! The formula was fabulous as well: it applied smoothly, was super pigmented and felt comfortable to wear on my lips. There was no bleeding or feathering, and it wore comfortably for several hours before needing a touch up. I would say the length of wear is similar to to other matte lipsticks.
Studded Kiss Lipstick in Magick is demurely described as “sweet dusty pink”… that’s a serious understatement because it’s the most awesome dusty pink I’ve ever seen. It’s not too dark, and not too light, opaque and matte, with just the right amount of shimmery sparkle to it. I’m obsessed with it–it’s definitely my favorite nude at the moment.
Halo is described as “neon clementine,” a gorgeous fiery orange with orange shimmer so intense, it almost has a metallic feel to it. It’s beautiful and bold.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($21) is available in nearly 30 full-coverage colors, has a matte finish, comes in a long slender tube with Kat’s signature rose-tattoo inspired logo and is paired with a doe-foot applicator.
Mother is a gorgeous “dusty mauve pink”, and Nosferatu is a “blood crimson”shade–a beautiful dark red that is classic with a touch of vamp. I love how easy these were to apply, perfectly opaque with one coat. They were very comfortable to wear also, with an even slightly better length of wear than the Studded Kiss Lipsticks. These will definitely be my go-to choice for a liquid lipstick!
Whether you’re a tatted up girl with a bold sense of style, that young woman’s grandmother, or anyone in between, you should definitely take a look at the seventy color options of Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick and Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick. You’ll be crushing hard too.
we heartsters – what’s your favorite Kat Von D product?
Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
skin tone: NC25
Skin type: oily, acne-prone
Favorite beauty product: eyeshadow