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Sneak Peek: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

01/08

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick  

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, 40-shade deep range that just launched on KatVonDBeauty.com and will arrive at Sephora on January 19th. It’s a reformulation of the original Studded Kiss line-up, and the new formula is divided into three finishes (metallic, satin, and shimmer). There is a mix of shades from the original lineup and new shades (and some that colors from the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick range). One big difference is that there aren’t any true, flat mattes in the reformulation, and my guess is that with how deep the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick range is (which are flat, matte) that the more traditional lipstick range is positioned to be a creamier alternative to the liquid lipstick formula.  The change in finish did change some of the colors noticeably (comparing original to new).

Per the brand, the new formula 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 are, 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. I think there will be some winners in the range, but there will be several duds, too.

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.

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Kat Von D Lolita Lip Duo Now Available!

Kat Von D Lolita Lip Duo Now
Kat Von D Lolita Lip Duo Now

Discover the shade that redefined the classic neutral lip. This duo of covetable favorites features two takes on Kat Von D Beauty’s bestselling shade of all time: Lolita, the original chestnut rose, and Lolita II, her brighter alter ego. The world fell in love with Lolita because it contains a perfect balance of tones, for a neutral shade that works on every complexion.

Now online

The Details

Lolita Lip Duo, $22.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Lolita Chestnut rose
  • Lolita II Terra cotta nude

Kat Von D Studded Creme Lipstick for Spring 2018

Kat Von D Studded Creme Lipstick for Spring 2018
Kat Von D Studded Creme Lipstick for Spring 2018

The Details

Introducing the new and reborn Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick—the creamiest, most cushiony and unbelievably pigmented lipstick to ever cross your lips.

Discover your new go-to color from Kat Von D’s biggest, boldest shade range. The collection includes 40 shades in three finishes, and features rich reds, bold berries, and neutrals for every complexion. You’ll also find beloved Everlasting Liquid Lipstick shades, now in the Studded Kiss formulation. Use the shade White Out—Kat’s first-ever pure white lipstick—to mix and customize your own perfect shades (each shade is sold separately).

Kat Von D Beauty is always on the forefront of innovation, searching for ways to amplify and improve their already long-wear, high-pigment products. Originally created in 2014, the Studded Kiss collection has now been reimagined with an updated look and a breakthrough new formula.

See and feel the difference instantly. Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick features a high-chroma content for pure, vivid color in a revolutionary new base formula that’s crystal clear, super-soft, and virtually weightless. Made with smooth, spherical pigments and lip-nourishing ingredients, it’s never been easier to coat your lips in creamy, comfortable color.

1/12 on Kat Von D's site, 1/19 at Sephora online, 1/26 in stores

Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick, $19.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Adora Metallic golden red
  • A-Go-Go Satin-matte neon orange
  • Backstage Bambi Satin-matte vivid hot pink
  • Bow ‘n’ Arrow Satin-matte fawn nude
  • Cathedral Satin-matte coco rose
  • Coven Satin-matte lavender
  • Crucifix Satin-matte deep chocolate
  • Crush Satin-matte romantic magenta
  • Double Dare Satin-matte cocoa blush
  • Gold Blooded Gold-laced blood red glimmer
  • Hawkwind Satin-matte nude sienna
  • Hexagram Satin-matte blood red
  • Homegirl Satin-matte black berry
  • Lolita II Satin-matte terra cotta nude
  • Lolita Satin-matte chestnut rose
  • Lovecraft Satin matte mauve pink nude
  • Ludwig Satin matte nude fawn
  • LUV Satin-matte rich violet
  • Mercy Metallic garnet berry
  • Misfit Satin-matte pure scarlet
  • Mother Satin-matte dusty mauve pink
  • Motorhead Satin-matte black cherry
  • Muneca Satin matte nude petal
  • Nahz Fur Atoo Satin-matte blood crimson
  • Nayeon Pitch black with gunmetal shimmer
  • Noble Satin-matte petal pink nude
  • OG Lolita Satin matte original dusty rose
  • Ophelia Satin-matte nude chestnut
  • Outlaw Satin-matte brick red
  • Ozzy Satin-matte ultra-violet
  • Piaf Cool chocolate with purple glimmer
  • Plan 9 Satin-matte deep seafoam green
  • Poe Glimmer navy
  • Prayer Satin-matte deep merlot
  • Roxy Satin-matte bright grape
  • Sanctuary Satin-matte nude coffee
  • Slayer Satin-matte pitch black
  • Underage Red Satin-matte fire engine red
  • Vampira Satin-matte deep reddish burgundy
  • White Out Satin-matte pure white
  • Zero Satin-matte dove gray

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Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Palette | Look Details

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Palette | Look Details

MetalMatte

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition miniature-sized version of the previously-released, limited edition MetalMatte palette. The mini version includes some shades from the brand’s Metal Crush range that were not in the original MetalMatte palette, but those with larger Kat Von D stashes may find they already own every shade in the palette in some other variation. I felt like a few of the mattes were weaker than the originals I have of them, while others performed the same (which wasn’t outstanding). The shimmery shades performed the best, while the mattes were more powdery and buildable than richly pigmented.

MetalMatte
MetalMatte
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2018

Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette

The Details

The sold out MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette is back and better than ever in a never-before-seen travel size. Meet MetalMatte Mini, a color-coordinated mashup of warm tones and contrasting textures, celebrating the two sides within everyone—whether it’s soft and romantic, rock ‘n roll, or both.

The palette’s top row features an explosive lineup of bestselling shades in Kat’s Metal Crush Eyeshadow formula, including Thunderstruck, a fan-favorite metallic pearl that doubles as a highlighter. The bottom of the palette is a warm-toned array of buttery mattes, in a range of neutral tones from dark and moody to creamy and light—all in Kat’s signature blendable, pigmented eyeshadow formula.

12/13 at Sephora

MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette, $39.00 (Limited Edition)

Editor’s Note: If you have the original MetalMatte palette, seven of the 10 shades in this palette are from that. The remaining three are from the Metal Crush Eyeshadow range (so they’re also available as singles).

  • Thunderstruck Metallic pearl (Available in Metal Crush range)
  • Flash Metallic gold (MetalMatte)
  • Doce Metallic copper (Available in Metal Crush range)
  • Synergy Metallic bronze (MetalMatte)
  • Raw Power Metallic mahogany (Available in Metal Crush range)
  • Bone Matte beige (MetalMatte)
  • Feather Matte dandelion yellow (MetalMatte)
  • Suede Matte fawn (MetalMatte)
  • Oak Matte chocolate brown (MetalMatte)
  • Velvet Matte deep plum (MetalMatte)

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

01/08

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad

Kat Von D Fawn + ColourPop Dusk 'Til Dawn | Look Details

Kat Von D Fawn + ColourPop Dusk 'Til Dawn | Look Details

Fawn

Kat Von D Fawn Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral set of eyeshadows–three matte and one shimmery–housed in a plastic compact. Three of the eyeshadows were more powdery (with one being more “tolerably” powdery) and one felt a little dry. They had fairly good pigmentation, though the lightest shade was powdery to the point where it sheered out easily and did not build up. For me, this palette would only make sense for someone who doesn’t mind powdery eyeshadows and normally uses primer.

Fawn
Fawn
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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