Kat Von D Crush, A-Go-Go, Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Crush

Kat Von D Crush Studded Kiss Crème LipstickKat 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 lipstick was just a touch creamy, so it didn’t tug on my lips like a lot of other shades did in this formula, though it was nowhere near “the creamiest” of textures. It had good pigmentation that covered my lips evenly for the most part with slight visible streaking along the edges of my lips (but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance). It wore well for six hours but was somewhat drying over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.12 oz. - $158.33 Per Ounce

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 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.

Browse all of our Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Crush

PPermanent. $19.00.
B+
B+
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

A-Go-Go

Kat Von D A-Go-Go Studded Kiss Crème LipstickKat 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 was richly pigmented and had a velvety, dense consistency that was just soft enough to apply with only minimal tugging but yielded even coverage. The lipstick lasted well for five and a half hours, left a faint stain behind, and was non-drying.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.12 oz. - $158.33 Per Ounce

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 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.

Browse all of our Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

A-Go-Go

PPermanent. $19.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Double Dare

Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème LipstickKat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and dense that went on thickly but was lighter weight than I’d have expected. It did not seem to tug or drag on my lips, which was a plus. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer and wore nicely for five and a half hours, though it was a bit drying after four hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.12 oz. - $158.33 Per Ounce

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 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.

Browse all of our Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Double Dare

PPermanent. $19.00.
A-
A-
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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I’m getting a trial-sized version of Double Dare with a Sephora order I recently placed. Judging from how much I love the new Studded Kiss Creme version of Ludwig, I’m really looking forward to trying this pretty shade.

Does anyone know if “trial size” is the same size as KVD minis or is it even smaller? I guess I’ll find out next week when it arrives!

A Go-Go and Double Dare are both beautiful shades! In all honesty, the only bright orange I’ve ever really loved on myself is MAC Morange. Not sure I could pull A Go-Go off, though.

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