Kat Von D Hawkwind, Crucifix, Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Kat Von D Hawkwind Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Hawkwind Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Hawkwind Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Hawkwind Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Hawkwind Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Hawkwind Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Hawkwind Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Hawkwind

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 finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightweight texture that had just enough slip to glide on with only slight tugging (which is, frankly, a big improvement for this formula!). The color applied evenly on my lips, stayed on for five hours, and was non-drying.

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

Hawkwind
Hawkwind
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/07

Kat Von D Crucifix Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Crucifix Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Crucifix Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Crucifix Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Crucifix Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Crucifix Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Crucifix Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Crucifix

Kat Von D Crucifix Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was semi-opaque and did not build up to full coverage, which may have been partially due to the firmer, denser consistency that made it hard to apply as the lipstick dragged and tugged on my lips from start to finish. I really had to use a fair amount of pressure just to get an even layer of product overall. The shade lasted for five hours, was drying over time, and had some color that settled into my lip lines.

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

Crucifix
Crucifix
5
Product
8
Pigmentation
5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3
Application
66%
Total

01/07

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Piaf

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 and slightly larger, glitter particles. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that applied unevenly and settled into lip lines noticeably. The texture was very firm, stiff, and dense in the tube, which made it painful to apply as the pressure needed was great and it just tugged and dragged the whole time. It never seemed to soften or improve with repeated use. It lasted for four and a half hours and was drying over time.

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

Piaf
Piaf
3
Product
6
Pigmentation
3
Texture
7
Longevity
1
Application
44%
Total