Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “satin navy blue.” It’s a muted, navy blue with a purple-leaning and strong, cool undertones with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a more difficult application, as it can be streaky to work with. It’s a stunning shade on, but it requires work, and at least two layers of product. Once on, the color lasted for almost eight hours with minimal fading/breakdown, though it felt a little drying after six hours for me. MAC Matte Royal (P, $16.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “pitch black.” It’s a medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly (though room for improvement!) and was easy enough to apply. I would recommend going back in and touching-up areas that need a little more product while it is still in the drying phase. I loved how this looked on the lips, though; it wasn’t a totally flat matte on, and it is one of the better-applying black lipsticks I have. The color wore for eight and a half hours with little breakdown and started to feel drying at the sixth hour. Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is glossier. Kat Von D Slayer (P, $21.00) is less pigmented, lower quality. MAC Hautecore (LE, $16.00) is glossier. NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “long-wear, full coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish.” Of the liquid lipsticks on the market that go and have a full dry-down, Kat Von D’s formula remains my favorite, as it is the easiest to apply with the kindest learning curve and lasts awhile. Some shades are more drying than others, but typically they don’t get drying until after five to six hours of wear. They often wear anywhere from six to ten hours, depending on what you’ve had to eat or drink during the day. This formula is thin but not watery, has a longer dry down than most liquid lipsticks (but I noticed some of the newer shades dried to a mostly dry finish faster), and layers better than most (you can touch-up or add a second layer for more coverage). It takes about a minute for it to mostly set, but it will remain a little tacky in places for up to three minutes so you’ll want to avoid pressing your lips together if it doesn’t seem totally dry initially. There isn’t a noticeable scent or taste. If you don’t mind the trade-off between very long, near-pristine wear and being drying, it’s worth checking out. As a bonus, these also come with one of the most generous amounts of products within the realm of liquid lipsticks!

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Friday, July 24th, 2015

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Metal Crush Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Thunderstruck Metal Crush Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “metallic pearl.” It’s a brightened, white gold beige with warmer undertones and a very subtle pink tinge to it. It had more of a pearly sheen than an overtly metallic one. It had good color coverage with a very soft, finely-milled texture that was dense and buttery while still wearing for eight and a half hours on me. NARS Andromeda (P, $29.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. theBalm High Tide (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is darker. MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Poesie #2 (LE, ) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE, ) is cooler. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE, ) is darker, more muted. Colour Pop Girly (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Girly (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Buxom Satin Seduction (P, $12.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Thrasher Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “metallic gold.” It’s a brightened, rich molten gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, buttery, and dense texture that blended out beautifully without losing any of its intensity. The texture has a really cream-like feel to it, but it was still easy to work with and didn’t thicken up on the lid. On me, it wore for nine hours before creasing. Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #5 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. NARS Iskandar (P, $25.00) is darker. Too Faced Twinkle (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Liquid Gold (P, $6.99) is darker. Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #3 (P, ) is darker. Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter. Buxom 24KT Stilettos (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted. MAC Old Gold (P, $21.00) is darker. Sephora Collection Girls Night Out (03) (P, $13.00) is darker. Sugarpill Goldilux (P, $13.00) is darker. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Synergy Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “metallic bronze.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a soft, gray-ish tinge–it’s almost a taupe brown, but it leans a little too bronze to really be a taupe in my eyes. The texture was soft, blendable, and a little less dense compared to some of the other shades, but it still applied really evenly and smoothly to bare lids, though it has a little fall out during application if you aren’t careful. It started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. LORAC Mocha (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Amaretto (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE, ) is warmer. Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer. Too Faced Tiger’s Eye (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is more shimmery. Viseart Copper (P, ) is cooler. Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (P, ) is lighter. Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is less shimmery. Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Depeche (LE, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Raw Power Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “iridescent intense garnet.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish-burgundy wtih warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was very dense and thicker, and it made it prone to almost over-applying color–it looks like it is almost “powdery” in the swatch, but it’s really how it thickens. It is very pigmented, and I’d highly recommend applying with less pressure than you think to ensure a smooth, opaque result. It wore well for nine hours before fading. Le Metier de Beaute Fire Lily (P, $30.00) is more shimmery. MAC Cranberry (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Gash (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Crimson Tryst (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #2 (P, $9.99) is brighter. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter. Zoeva Warm Notes (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is lighter. Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is darker. Colour Pop Drift (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery. MAC It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $6.99) is darker, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Danzig Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pearlescent violet.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, smooth consistency that was just a smidgen firm in the pan compared to other shades, so it didn’t have the same buttery feel–smooth but just not as dense. The color translated well on the skin with the same intensity and blended out well. On me, it wore for eight hours before fading. It is one of the better purple eyeshadows on the market, and a cool-toned one at that. Inglot #439 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer. Disney by Sephora Sea Witch (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Fyrinnae Parental Advisory (DC, $8.25) is brighter. Disney by Sephora Snarfblat (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Pop Culture (P, $5.99) is lighter. Milani Primary #4 (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Urban Decay Ransom (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Pink Union #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose (P, $9.99) is lighter. Sugarpill Strangeling (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Sugared Violet #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Buxom Posh Purple (P, $12.00) is more muted. Hello Kitty Supercute (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted. Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer, lower quality. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to have “maximum pigment and extreme wear” with a “creamy and lustrous” finish available in eleven shades (though only ten are online at the moment). The texture of the majority of the shades is very soft, dense, thick, and creamy; they feel more like a hybrid of cream and powder than your typical powder. All ten shades were quite pigmented when pressed into the skin with a flat or firm brush (MAC 242), and while almost all of the shades applied well with your regular eyeshadow brush (like MAC’s 239), one shade didn’t work as well (Raw Power) as it was more sparkly and didn’t bind together as well. The formula was long-wearing on me with wear ranging from eight to nine hours. I found the texture comparable to Make Up For Ever Diamond/Metallic finish eyeshadows, though these are larger (0.10 oz. vs. 0.08 oz.)

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Kat Von D Electric Warrior Metal Crush Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Electric Warrior Metal Crush Eyeshadow

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to have “maximum pigment and extreme wear” with a “creamy and lustrous” finish available in eleven shades (though only ten are online at the moment). The texture of the majority of the shades is very soft, dense, thick, and creamy; they feel more like a hybrid of cream and powder than your typical powder. All ten shades were quite pigmented when pressed into the skin with a flat or firm brush (MAC 242), and while almost all of the shades applied well with your regular eyeshadow brush (like MAC’s 239), one shade didn’t work as well (Black No. 1) as it was more sparkly and didn’t bind together as well. The formula was long-wearing on me with wear ranging from eight to nine hours. I found the texture comparable to Make Up For Ever Diamond/Metallic finish eyeshadows, though these are larger (0.10 oz. vs. 0.08 oz.)

Kat Von D Electric Warrior Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pearlescent citron green.” It’s a bold, brightened chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, creamy, and blendable on the skin while having great adhesion on bare lids with wear that came in at eight and a half hours. NARS Rated R #1 (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. CoverGirl Lime Light (310) (LE, $4.99) is lighter. MAC Chartreuse Bouquet (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Kat Von D Birdcage (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. NARS Tropical Princess #1 (LE, $24.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Sour (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Mermaid Kiss (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. MAC Green Clean #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted. Make Up For Ever ME338 Acidic Green (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever I340 Lime Green (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. Giorgio Armani #17 (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Paranoid Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pearlescent cobalt.” It’s a brightened, medium blue with a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that blended beautifully on the skin without sheering out. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. MAC Freshwater (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. MAC Blue Calm (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Peace (P, $18.00) is lighter. Sephora Collection Surfin’ USA (14) (P, $13.00) is warmer. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #6 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter. CoverGirl Sapphire Flare (315) (LE, $4.99) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted. Make Up For Ever ME232 Turquoise Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Iggy Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pearlescent mermaid green.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark emerald green with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was slightly firmer, though smooth, but it seemed denser overall. It applied better with a firmer, synthetic brush than my go-to eyeshadow brush, though the difference was slight (you can definitely use a domed eyeshadow brush with it). This shade wore well for nine and a half hours and didn’t stain the lid (which I was surprised to find!). Milani Green Safari (P, $6.49) is darker, warmer. Sephora Collection Picnic in the Park (07) (P, $13.00) is warmer. NARS Misfit #2 (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever #52 (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery. Sugarpill Midori (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented, warmer. Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Buxom Pre-nup (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler. Disney by Sephora Fins (LE, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Black No. 1 Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “iridescent gunmetal.” It’s a muted, medium-dark charcoal gray with cool undertones and larger silver sparkle. This shade was a little “chunky” in a way, as the sparkle gave it a noticeable layer of texture and seemed prone to crumbling during application, rather than binding together–even with used with a flat and firm brush. With a tacky base, I think it would work better, or possibly with a damp brush (not sure if these can be used wet, though). MAC Knight Divine (P, $16.00) is darker. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P, ) is less shimmery. theBalm Surf’s Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Stila Black Diamond (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Say It Isn’t So (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. NYX Smoke & Mirrors (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Static Age Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “metallic silver.” It’s a bright, light silver with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, creamy, and blendable texture that wore for eight and a half hours on me. Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Guise (LE, $21.00) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (P, ) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is lighter, brighter. MAC A Party of Pastels #1 (P, $21.00) is lighter. Dior Trompe L’Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC A Waft of Grey #2 (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted. Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $18.00) is darker. Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00) is darker. Too Faced Jailbird (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Kat Von D Noble Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Noble Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Noble Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “petal pink nude.” It’s a brightened, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage, but it was one of the harder-to-apply shades in the range. It was sheerer and thinner, so it was prone to streaking, but the formula would allow for you to apply a second coat to get better coverage out of it (and probably minimize some of the streaking). The color lasted for almost six hours, but it had more noticeably faded from the center after four hours for me, so it doesn’t fade as evenly as you’d like (especially with a lighter/brighter shade such as this one). It was slightly drying after four hours of wear. Burberry Pink Apricot (301) (P, $30.00) is darker, glossier. Melt Cosmetics Summer! (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. MAC Riot House (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is cooler. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lament (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Bow ‘n’ Arrow Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “fawn nude.” It’s a muted, medium-dark beige-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and an ultra matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly. It was soft when dried, and it didn’t “crack” or look split down the lip lines after it dried down. The drying time was a little faster than many other shades I’ve tried from the formula. The color lasted for six and a half hours on me with little breakdown but was slightly drying after the fifth hour of wear. MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. Burberry Antique Pink (303) (P, $30.00) is cooler, glossier. MAC Nude (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. MAC Whirl (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Stone (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “long-wear, full coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish.” Of the liquid lipsticks on the market that go and have a full dry-down, Kat Von D’s formula remains my favorite, as it is the easiest to apply with the kindest learning curve and lasts awhile. Some shades are more drying than others, but typically they don’t get drying until after five to six hours of wear. They often wear anywhere from six to ten hours, depending on what you’ve had to eat or drink during the day. This formula is thin but not watery, has a longer dry down than most liquid lipsticks (but I noticed some of the newer shades dried to a mostly dry finish faster), and layers better than most (you can touch-up or add a second layer for more coverage). It takes about a minute for it to mostly set, but it will remain a little tacky in places for up to three minutes so you’ll want to avoid pressing your lips together if it doesn’t seem totally dry initially. There isn’t a noticeable scent or taste. If you don’t mind the trade-off between very long, near-pristine wear and being drying, it’s worth checking out. As a bonus, these also come with one of the most generous amounts of products within the realm of liquid lipsticks!

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is available in eleven shades (one shade hasn’t popped up online yet, so I only bought the ten that were available). It’s a new formula, and I’m in the process of testing them this week, but here is a preview! :)

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Friday, July 17th, 2015

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
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There are fifteen new shades of Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) available currently (there is supposed to be one more, but I haven’t seen it for sale online yet). It’ll take me awhile to test through these as they tend to wear six hours or longer, but here are swatches for your enjoyment!  Bonus, I also bought Lolita and have included that in the swatch link below.

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