Best & Worst of Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks

01/08

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  
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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  
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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, 40-shade deep range and is supposed to be “the creamiest, most cushiony and unbelievably pigmented lipstick to ever cross your lips” that is “comfortable” to wear. I don’t know if the brand has actually tried the plethora of other lipsticks on the market, because I can tell you that after swatching all 40 shades back-to-back, these are nowhere near “the creamiest” or “most cushiony” or even “unbelievably pigmented.”

They were, on average, much creamier than the original formula, but a fair number of shades were firm and dense enough that short strokes was better for application otherwise there was noticeable tugging. Some shades were pigmented, some shades were uneven or sheer. The mid-tone shades seemed to be the best overall in terms of application, pigmentation, and how they looked on the lips, whereas the shimmery shades were often sheerer, gritty, and drying while the deeper, vampy shades were lacking pigmentation and could apply streakily.

They seemed to have longer wear than most lipsticks (five to eight hours) but have been lightly to intensely drying, depending on the shade, and I found that wearing them back-to-back made the drying aspect more pronounced. They had a strong, sweet, burnt sugar kind of scent that was noticeable when initially applied, but I didn’t detect during wear.

I did not review all shades in the original Studded Kiss formula as it wasn’t feasible for me to purchase all of those at the time, and after trying what I did purchase, they weren’t promising (often very dry, stiff, and painful to use with a drying formula). From what I can tell, some are better (see: LUV (Original) vs. LUV (New); Coven (Original) vs. Coven (New)), some are worse (see: Gold Blooded (Original) vs. Gold Blooded (New); Poe (Original) vs. Poe (New)). The shimmery shades seemed worse for the reformulation, and the glittery shades are like the grittiest sandpaper across one’s lips; I felt like I was ripping my lips off when applying both Gold Blooded and Piaf with Poe not being far behind.

01.

01. Ozzy Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A

Kat Von D Ozzy Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. It was richly...

Kat Von D Ozzy Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. It was richly...

02.

02. Hawkwind Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Kat Von D Hawkwind Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin...

Kat Von D Hawkwind Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin...

03.

03. Mother Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Kat Von D Mother Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte...

Kat Von D Mother Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte...

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04.

04. Zero Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Kat Von D Zero Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, lavender gray with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque...

Kat Von D Zero Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, lavender gray with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque...

05.

05. Lolita Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Kat Von D Lolita Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. The...

Kat Von D Lolita Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. The...

06.

06. Double Dare Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A-
07.

07. A-Go-Go Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It...

Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It...

08.

08. Prayer Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A-
09.

09. LUV Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dakr purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. It had good...

Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dakr purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. It had good...

10.

10. Cathedral Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

A-

Kat Von D Cathedral Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had intense...

Kat Von D Cathedral Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had intense...

11.

11. Bow 'n' Arrow Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B+
12.

12. Ophelia Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B+
13.

13. Crush Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B+

Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. The...

Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. The...

14.

14. Lovecraft Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B+

Kat Von D Lovecraft Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The...

Kat Von D Lovecraft Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The...

15.

15. Misfit Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B+

Kat Von D Misfit Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, coppery red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation...

Kat Von D Misfit Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, coppery red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation...

16.

16. Underage Red Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B+
17.

17. Ludwig Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B+

Kat Von D Ludwig Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly...

Kat Von D Ludwig Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly...

19.

19. Adora Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B+

Kat Von D Adora Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, ruby red with a metallic sheen and subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones....

Kat Von D Adora Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, ruby red with a metallic sheen and subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones....

20.

20. Sanctuary Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B
21.

21. Outlaw Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B

Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque...

Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque...

22.

22. Lolita II Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B
23.

23. Hexagram Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B
24.

24. Nahz Fur Atoo Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B
25.

25. Coven Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B-

Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium lavender with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had...

Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium lavender with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had...

26.

26. OG Lolita Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B-
27.

27. Roxy Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

B-

Kat Von D Roxy Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, deep purple with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The color...

Kat Von D Roxy Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, deep purple with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The color...

28.

28. Mercy Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

C+

Kat Von D Mercy Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with cooler undertones and fine pearl. It didn't have larger...

Kat Von D Mercy Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with cooler undertones and fine pearl. It didn't have larger...

29.

29. Vampira Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

C
30.

30. Homegirl Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

C-

Kat Von D Homegirl Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep burgundy with cool, berry undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had...

Kat Von D Homegirl Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep burgundy with cool, berry undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had...

31.

31. Muneca Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

C-

Kat Von D Muneca Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, light-medium coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had...

Kat Von D Muneca Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, light-medium coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had...

32.

32. Motorhead Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

D+
33.

33. Crucifix Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

D
34.

34. Slayer Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

D-

Kat Von D Slayer Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish....

Kat Von D Slayer Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish....

35.

35. Nayeon Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

D-

Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium black with cool undertones and flecks of sparkle and shimmer in it. ...

Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium black with cool undertones and flecks of sparkle and shimmer in it. ...

36.

36. White Out Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

F

Kat Von D White Out Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright white with a matte finish. It was one of the most matte shades in...

Kat Von D White Out Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright white with a matte finish. It was one of the most matte shades in...

37.

37. Plan 9 Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

F

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium green with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic shimmer. It was...

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium green with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic shimmer. It was...

38.

38. Piaf Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

F

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark plum-brown with warmer undertones and flecks of multi-colored pearl...

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark plum-brown with warmer undertones and flecks of multi-colored pearl...

39.

39. Poe Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

F

Kat Von D Poe Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a blackened navy blue with cool undertones and flecks of micro-glitter. It was so...

Kat Von D Poe Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a blackened navy blue with cool undertones and flecks of micro-glitter. It was so...

40.

40. Gold Blooded Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $19.00/0.12 oz.

F
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Glossover Breakdown

79%

Average Score
A
10
B
17
C
4
D
4
F
5
Glossover Averages
product
7
pigmentation
8.5
texture
7
longevity
9
application
4
Total
79%
product
7
pigmentation
8.5
texture
7
longevity
9
application
4
Total
79%

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On the plus side there is a wide range of shades to choose from, but on the minus side, a very wide range of ratings, indicating lots of problems with their quality control.
There were a few shades that I liked, but these were the ones rated D – Motorhead and Crucifix.

I completely agree! I bought Motorhead from the previous version (it’s disappointing). Oddly, the liquid version of Crucifix was streaky for me (and I love KVD liquid lipstick).
I’m glad to have Christine’s reviews to help sort out the good from bad quality! Was really hoping Poe would be better this time.
I purchased Zero, and I’m pleased.
Also – Christine – these nude shades look so lovely on you! It’s caused me to purchase/return a few because they just don’t look as nice on my pale skin.

I’m really glad I didn’t buy any. I won’t buy products if they get a C or lower from you generally. Thanks for subjecting your poor lips to all these shades so we didn’t have too! 💜

WOW! Those are some bold claims! I Wish they were true! 😆
Goodness, some of them really look awful, and I always feel like you can pull off anything. KVD- back to the drawing board!

Man, KVD reformulating these into vegan went rather sideways! As these statements are obviously backed up just looking at the lipstick swatches:
” I don’t know if the brand has actually tried the plethora of other lipsticks on the market, because I can tell you that after swatching all 40 shades back-to-back, these are nowhere near “the creamiest” or “most cushiony” or even “unbelievably pigmented.”
Yeah, the later half look anything *but* creamy or cushiony and unbelievably pigmented! And those last 3 glitter shades sound like hell on earth level of painful!
Too bad Kat didn’t consult with those who have successfully formulated vegan lipsticks that ARE excellent.

So many of my favorite shades are ruined. 🙁 I’m betting within a year or so they reformulate these again, much as they did with the original Studded Kiss formula.

Thanks so much for this round-up. I have most of these in the original formulas, especially Gold Blooded, and am really happy I don’t need to buy any of them in the new formula!

I own Ozzy and I absolutely love it. Comfortable and unique for sure! However, I’d be skeptical to try out any of the other shades, save for Zero. That one might be tempting to pick up during a sale.

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