Kat Von D Hawkwind & Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Hawkwind

Kat Von D Hawkwind Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation–nearly opaque–with a smooth, lightweight texture that wasn’t too thin or too thick. The color spread evenly across the lips, dried down to a flat, matte finish, and lasted for seven hours on me. It was slightly drying after five hours of wear.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.22 oz. - $90.91 Per Ounce

It 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!

Browse all of our KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Hawkwind

PPermanent. $20.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
KVD Beauty Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Crucifix

Kat Von D Crucifix Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is muted, dark burgundy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable coverage (two to three layers for opaque coverage) that went on somewhat evenly. I expected more out of this shade, as Kat Von D’s formula is usually good, but this shade could have applied better and lasted longer. It only wore well for six hours before fading too quickly from the center of the mouth (and normally, shades this dark run closer to eight hours of good wear). The formula was neither drying nor hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.22 oz. - $90.91 Per Ounce

It 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!

Browse all of our KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Crucifix

PPermanent. $20.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
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Stevee Avatar

I’m wondering if there’s an inconsistency in this first batch of these lipsticks because I have both crucifix and muneca ( which you also reported to be streaky) and neither are streaky/uneven and preform just as well as her other shades. The two I have swatch so much better as well, it’s so strange.

Loren Avatar

So I have a large number of the KVD ELLs and honestly they’re not very consistent when it comes to different shades. Hawkwind wears off in about an hour without any eating or drinking. I work as a card dealer in a casino and I cannot eat, drink, touch my mouth, touch up or even look in a mirror for an hour and a half at a time. I’ve had to stop wearing a large number of the shades because I get off my table and the entirety of the middle portion of my lips is worn and crusted away. -So- embarrassing.

I love the KVD brand too. Having this issue with so many of the (especially darker) shades is just heartbreaking. I wear them all the time if I’m not at work and can touch up very frequently but no chance otherwise. Not just you.

Nancy T Avatar

This past Saturday, at the urging of the SA telling me that it looked great on me, plus the fact that it didn’t feel powdery or weird, I bought Sanctuary. But the next day, in regular daylight, it looks horrid on me. Too “greyish”. Back it goes to exchange for Hawkwind. Which I believe will actually look great! Hoping the comfort level is the same, though.

Morgan Avatar

I bought Hawkwind and it must’ve been from a bad batch or something, The colour was way more brown and darker, and it didn’t dry down and came off as soon as I ate

Claudine Avatar

I have both colors & I agree that Crucifix is a less opaque than Hawkwind. It’s a beautiful color, but I noticed that I have to let the 1st layer dry before applying the 2nd. It does fade in the middle after several hours of wear. It’s still a gorgeous color & good formula, it just needs a little maneuvering. Thank you for reviewing them???.

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