Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool chocolate with purple shimmer.” It’s a deepened red-toned brown with fine violet shimmer. The shimmer is what makes it harder to dupe. It’s a chameleon of a color as the undertone seems to shift a lot depending on the natural light; sometimes it looks cooler, sometimes it is warmer, and sometimes it appears very dark and other times more of a true brown. The texture had some slip, and it applied without tugging, though the consistency has some tackiness to it applied. It didn’t apply evenly, and it only had semi-opaque coverage. The lipstick lasted for six hours, was lightly drying, and settled into lip lines noticeably after four hours of wear. Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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