I was shopping in Sephora on my weekly (yes weekly) stroll and I stumbled upon this Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick set hidden away on the Kat Von D display. There was only one left and I couldn’t find out when it was originally released but I had to grab it before someone else did.
I’m not normally a fan of mini lipsticks because they go so fast but I felt this was the perfect way that I could test several of the beautiful cult favorite shades that I always see sold on on the Kat Von D display. Plus, I knew it would make a great blog for you guys.
Left to right (swatched on dry skin with no primer)
Countess – matte hot orange red
Sexer – iridescent fluorescent pink
Adora – metallic golden red (cult favorite)
Agatha – matte pale peach nude (cult favorite)
Bachelorette – matte reddish fuchsia (cult favorite)
Wonderchilde – iridescent neon lilac
Hexagram – matte blood red
Lovecraft – matte mauve pink nude (cult favorite)
Motorhead – matte black cherry (cult favorite)
Price | $39USD / $47 CAN
Availability | Exculsive to Sephora.com – Limited Available
Product | “Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick is infused with vitamins A, C, and E, an antioxidant complex that leaves lips feeling soft, and the Crème Brûlée scent provides a subtle, sweet experience when you apply it. Designed by Kat to resemble one of her favorite bracelets, the black, monochromatic casing is uniquely studded and topped with her KVD monogram on the outer crown and bullet.” – Sephora.com
Pigmentation | The payoff is exactly as described by the manafactuer. These lipsticks provide one swipe pay off with rich opaque color. The lipsticks are very true to color and do not oxidize over tiem. The reds stayed RED.
Application | Application of these lipsticks is very smooth and creamy. The color glides on effortlessly without smuding or bleeding. Even the shades like Wonderchilde that contain larger iridescent pigments apply very smooth.
Texture | The Kat Von D Studded lipsticks are smooth, soft and creamy. I did not experience any streaking or bleeding. After 6 hours the shades did not fade much or dry out. The matte shades Countess, Agatha, Bachelorette, Hexagram, Lovecraft and Motorhead are soft and supple.
Longevity | The adverisiting promises 10 hours of wear and I can agree with this statement. The color does fade slightly over time as expected of any rich lipstick. But it does not wear off, bleed or feather. I did not have to reapply or continuious check to see if the rich colors had bled all over my face. I did notice some creasing with Wonderchilde but I beleive that is due to the larger pigments that give it the iridescent shimmer.
Quality Of Ingredients |
Contains Vitamins A, C & E for lip health.
Is it Vegan?: Yes
Does this company animal test?: No
Value Vs. Cost per unit |
The Studded Kiss Lipstick Set contains 9 mini lipsticks that are 1.2 grams each. The regular sized Studded Kiss Lipsticks are 0.10 oz = 2.83 grams for $21.00 ($7.42 per gram of product) Based on the regular sized Studded Kiss Lipsticks the Studded Kiss Minis would valuded at $8.90 each.
Even through the packaging says the value is a $126, based on the amount of product you get it only has a value of about $80.10. Which is still a great deal to pay $39.00 for.
Overall | This set is the perfect addition to any lipstick lovers arsional. If you haven’t tried Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipsticks this is the perfect way to get a lot of shades for a great price. Only $39 for 9 lipsticks even when they are minis is a great way to try several of the cult favorite shades with out commiting a lot of money. The lipsticks are rich in color, smooth when applied, they don’t fade and they don’t feather. They are also the perfect size to travel with in your pocket or your clutch on a night out.