Kat Von D Susperia Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Susperia Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright lavender.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark purple with warmer pink undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly, though the texture dried down in such a way that it seemed to emphasize the natural texture of the lips slightly more than other shades in the range. It wore comfortably for five hours, and then it was a bit drying for the next three hours (for a total of eight hours of wear). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier. Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.00) is darker. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is darker. MAC Men Love Mystery (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, glossier. MAC Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is brighter. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $17.00) is lighter. MAC Up the Amp (P, $17.00) is glossier, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
Kat Von D Beloved Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft coral.” It’s a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and an ultra, flat matte finish. The texture was lightweight, easily spread across the lips, and yielded opaque, even coverage. On me, the color wore well for seven hours before noticeably fading and was slightly drying after six hours. Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes (P, $21.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Ouiji (P, $6.00) is darker. Kat Von D Jeffree (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler. NARS Natalie (P, $32.00) 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!