Round-up: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (Fall 2015 Edition) Overview & Thoughts

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) released several new (and permanent!) shades just in time for fall, and I’ve reviewed them all for you. Overall, it’s a pretty good batch; some of the darker, vampier shades weren’t great, but the formula is more forgiving and you can solve sheerer coverage by applying a second layer (without it causing application problems). Kat Von D’s formula remains my personal favorite when it comes to the liquid lipstick type of product, as it is the least drying, most comfortable to wear, and easiest to apply.

THE DETAILS

Average Editor’s Rating | A- (Read Reviews)

Average User Rating | 4.5 (Read Reviews)

Price | $20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.

Where to Buy | Sephora

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ColourPop Creeper & Ouiji Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Creeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Creeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “true classic blue red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft feel to the touch once dried down. It didn’t budge at all for eight hours, and it faded evenly overall. I found the formula a little drying after five hours of wear. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Cruella (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Ouiji Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright coral red.” It’s a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color payoff with a consistency that ran a little thin and streaked just slightly–the vibrancy of the color made the streaks less apparent, but this is one to work quickly with. The color lasted for seven hours on me with light fading beginning from the center of the mouth. The formula felt lightly drying after five hours of wear. Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Bachelorette (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Beloved (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

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Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Creeper
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
91%
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Ouiji
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%

Chanel Swing Eyeshadow

Chanel Swing Eyeshadow

Chanel Swing Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.05 oz.) is medium-dark, navy blue with lighter blue sparkle over a frosted finish. Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior Rivage #5 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Reveuse (271) (LE, $31.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Love Cycle #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Buxom Bulldog (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Tonight's Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #428 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Bluebird (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Dark Rite (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Pipeline (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to Chanel, the Soft Touch Eyeshadow formula can be used “dry for subtle shading” or “damped for more intense colour.” You know me, see a blue eyeshadow from a high-end brand and I just have to see if one of them will actually do it justice. It’s not winning any best-blue-eyeshadow-awards, as it could use improvement. Ultimately, the texture lacks that finely-milled, silky-smooth quality that I’d expect from this price point for a single eyeshadow. Chanel’s right on the money: it’s semi-sheer applied dry and tends to look uneven and a little patchy, as it is dry and the shimmer feels loose against the powder base, and damp application is semi-opaque and binds together better but tends to fade noticeably once it dries down. The color lasted seven hours on me before creasing, but I had fall out if I used it damp (dry didn’t have as many sparkles actually translate onto the lid).

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Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow Swing (116)
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
73%