Kat Von D Echo & Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “satin navy blue.” It’s a muted, navy blue with a purple-leaning and strong, cool undertones with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a more difficult application, as it can be streaky to work with. It’s a stunning shade on, but it requires work, and at least two layers of product. Once on, the color lasted for almost eight hours with minimal fading/breakdown, though it felt a little drying after six hours for me. MAC Matte Royal (P, $16.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “pitch black.” It’s a medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly (though room for improvement!) and was easy enough to apply. I would recommend going back in and touching-up areas that need a little more product while it is still in the drying phase. I loved how this looked on the lips, though; it wasn’t a totally flat matte on, and it is one of the better-applying black lipsticks I have. The color wore for eight and a half hours with little breakdown and started to feel drying at the sixth hour. Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is glossier. Kat Von D Slayer (P, $21.00) is less pigmented, lower quality. MAC Hautecore (LE, $16.00) is glossier. NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) 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!

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Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Tom Ford A/W15
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Shadow Couture Palette

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I really thought the blue would be a better performer than that. But at least I still have my DGAF shade from melt which is still creamy and fully opaque in just one swipe. I can’t do blotchy or patchy shades.

Glad you have a shade that works for you! I’m not a big fan of Melt’s formula – do you feel like DGAF is a lot different from other shades?

I feel like the tube I got was really creamy and surprisingly easy to wear along with the blow, bane, and space cake shades. The worst one I got from them was their belladonna 2 which is one of the driest shades I have ever tried. But to answer your question I do think the melt blue shade is different enough from other shades to be worth the money. I love cool colors and I’m always looking for any new shades worth wearing and enjoying.

You’re welcome! 🙂 As a reader and beauty lover I truly appreciate the time you put into all your reviews and detailed posts. You help me save so much money and also encourage me to keep an open mind about beauty. It’s the least I can do.

I don’t know if I’m ready for black… I usually will do very very dark almost black red. But I am very impressed with this black. The finish is like soft leather (in a good way). Good for KVD, she should be the one to nail a black. Does your picture represent one layer? If so I could easily see this being opaque with a second layer/touch up layer.

With liquid listicks, you can mix them like paint with a lip brush and the back of your hand. I use black liquid lipsticks to “vamp up” my other colors and save money, I would probably only wear actual black lips once or twice a year.

Do I have 3 dupes for Echo? Yeah.

Am I going to buy it anyways? ….probably.

(other dupes not listed: Melt DGAF, Pretty Zombie Cosmetics Sea Witch, LA Splash Sirius)

I know 🙂 I have all of them, so I mentioned them in case someone was looking for more options (especially since Illamasqua doesn’t ship Disciple to the US)

Also I have 4 dupes lol I have MAC Matte Royal too.

Echo was the lone semi-disappointment in my first lot (Echo, Mother, Ayesha [favorite of the newer releases], Requiem [another favorite], Nosferatu [like it but more excited to pick up Santa Sangre on my next one. Prefer Outlaw to this personally but still great blood red], Susperia [great]). It’s not bad, but definitely requires more work, and two layers, to get it perfect. Still a very cool color and easily corrected, but not as easily as the others. It would stack up better in a lesser collection of liquid lipsticks, but in such a great one its initial patchiness and relative difficultly in application makes it feel more frustrating than it is. Still glad I have it! Mixes well with some of my other liquid blues and purples so I’ve been enjoying trying it out with OCC et all.

It’s a nice color, but it is a little harder to work with. Happy to hear it works well with other liquid blues you have!

Echo looks fab!

Just letting you know in the dupes for echo it says, at the end:

Illamasqua Disciple (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, more muted. Illamasqua Disciple (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, more muted.

You list Disciple twice, but I wouldn’t describe it as shimmery? Have you put maybe the description for Poe and got a bit mixed up? Would love to know as I am into blues at the moment!

I’ll look into Disciple – not sure why it’s like that, but it is automated, I don’t write that out (it’s based on how I inputted the dupe initially).

I love the look of both of these on you Christine! I so wish I could figure out a way to wear these sorts of shades! I think I would tough out the texture issue for a few hours to rock one of these. 😀

Echo leaves me breathless!!! If I were 20 years younger ( 36-ish, because of the fact that I only looked 20-22 at that time, this is NOT as good as it may sound because at 36, my son was 9 years old, and my daughter was 7, just imagine the comments and sneers…not fun!), this shade but in MAC’s formula, would BE mine!!!

My daughter will be 9 next month, so I can relate, LOL! Even at 42 (I look decades younger, though), I find myself drawn to these shades, but I so seldom find myself in an environment where they’d be appropriate. I don’t mind the snickers/sneers for myself, but I don’t want my daughter to get the comments. That said, I do keep a few less “conventional” shades on hand, but in a “regular” lipstick form for those occasions I get together with friends, but I know a liquid formula would go bad before I wore it 5 times, so I like to stick to more budget-friendly options!

Totally agree with Echo! When I first put this on I thought, “Oh nooooooo” but when the second layer was on, well, it’s pretty much my favourite lip colour ever. 😛

Keep trying to convince myself I don’t need Echo but to no avail. Definitely going back to Sephora and adding this one to my collection!

I was hoping for a nice raiting and a B is still good, the only issue i can get with it is the patchy side of it. Would you prefer it on MAC’s retro matte formula or this KVD’s liquid lipstick? I’ve been wanting a blue lipstick even tho idk if i could make it work hahah.

I find KVD’s formula to be less drying than most Retro Mattes, so from that perspective, KVD is easier to wear!

These are both pretty decent for such dark colors. I’m impressed. I have Jeffree Star’s Weirdo, which is very opaque, so I’d skip Witches.

I’m in love with these colors!!! I have one of KVD’s liquid lipsticks (backstage bambi) and every time I try to wear it, it starts driving me crazy after and hour or two. I love it, but my lips don’t love dryness. I keep like pressing my lips together or licking them subconsciously whenever I have a liquid lipstick or super matte lipstick on. ARG! I am a huge fan of non-traditional lipstick colors, and I’m glad they’re so mainstream now! I really want these two and a couple others, so I feel like I NEED to learn how to wear these things! Christine, do you have any tips on how to brave the hours of wear with no moisture on your lips?

I think part of it may be getting used to the general feel of a liquid matte formula, but you could try patting on lip balm before or after to help while you get used to the formula!

The other colors from the new release I’ve tried are all great and go on opaque. Echo in particular requires two layers for sure, though. It’s the patchiest KVD liquid I’ve encountered. Still very usable but definitely the one in the lot that requires more work vs. the others. For me, MAC Matte Royal also needs to be built so it’s more comparable to that than say…OCC Rx or Vain which just go on pure blue. Even lighter colors like Ayesha and Requiem go on smooth and opaque. Echo is the trickiest so far.

I actually like that many of these lipsticks aren’t opaque in one coat. I’ve had good results blending them and layering them for different looks. Damned in one coat is a dark red, but damned in two coats so pretty much black with a red cast. Both are fantastic.

This is one thing I’m loving about the new colors. Even the ones that go on opaque can be built. It’s much easier to play with layering with these. I find it much easier to do an ombre with these new shades than the older ones. Ayesha, Requiem, and Susperia (I will NEVER get used to writing “Suspiria” that way) are really fun to play with for ombre looks and all of those go on nice and smooth. KVD really does rock this kind of liquid.

Echo is a cool colour, but I can mix something like it with eyeliner which is what I’ve doon in the past. Witches might make it into my backet. I LOVE the finish of it and I can use it to mix. I also only own and like 2 black lipstick in Colourpop Bull Chic and OCC Tarred mini… I think I could justify haveing this one. 😉

Now if I can convince any brand to make a white so I can mix it to make more pastel shade or a center lip highlight. lol

Kat Von D is a woman after my own heart. *swoons* black and blue lippies have a special place in my heart lol. Adding to my wishlist now…

These two shades were the best performing for me out of the new colors in the range. I actually found Echo to go on well, and then it stayed put beautifully. And Witches is the best black lipstick I’ve ever owned, and that’s saying a lot. It’s practically ink for the lips!

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