Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D L'Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “matte bright coral pink.” It’s a pink-coral with warm undertones and an ultra matte finish. Marc Jacobs Beauty Wham (604) (P, $28.00) is pinker, less matte. Bite Beauty Crush (P, $28.00) is brighter, less matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is darker, pinker, less matte. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is more orange. Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is darker, pinker, less matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This performed a lot better than Coven, luckily. The consistency was slightly creamier, so it didn’t tug or drag quite as much on the lips, but it doesn’t just glide over the lips smoothly. The color, however, did apply evenly overall. It took six and a half hours before the color started to have any visible signs of breaking down, and after eight hours of wear, there was slight fading along the center of the lips and some of the color had pulled into lip lines. This particular shade wasn’t tacky, so by pressing and rubbing lips together, I was able to ease most of the color back into place so that it was still wearable for another two hours. It wasn’t drying over time, and it doesn’t feel too clingy (it feels less clingy than you’d expect given the matte quality). If you have drier lips that have flakes/cracks, the formula can catch on them. It is more forgiving than I expected, though. In general, I think those that are really after long-wearing, ultra-matte lip color, it may still be a very interesting formula. For someone who doesn’t mind reapplication and prefers to have a really comfortable-to-wear formula on, this might not be the one.

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Kat Von D L'Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D L'Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D L'Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D L'Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D L'Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D L'Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes Studded Kiss Lipstick

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Kat Von D L'Ecole des Femmes $21.00/0.1 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder

About the 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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It should help somewhat, but it’s really more about having a smooth surface vs. initial hydration so having hydrated lips prior to applying would be more helpful!

It depends on how much product has gathered into lip lines – it is blendable/movable enough that you can reapply over it, but it will depend on how it wears on you.

The colour is exactly what I’ve been looking for, but even though I have normal lips (they aren’t dry or even), my experience with such colours hasn’t been good. Even Mac Amplified in Chatterbox dries them out. And I tried Revlon’s Mischievous Matte Balm which was the one you didn’t review, I love the colour but the formula is patchy and bunches up in lip lines too. It’s so unfortunate!

If I look closely, I can see it beginning to bunch on your lips too. Now i’m hoping Bite’s new crayons include a colour like this. Any less than an A grade, not good.
Are there applicators for us to try out lip colours in sephora?

This shade is so pretty. I’m really loving this line as a whole, so many fun colors to choose from! Love seeing your swatches!

Oh yay, I like this! I have to admit to being a bit concerned when I saw the performance on Coven, especially since I am waiting shipment of two picks from the collection. The finish really makes this one look unique IMO.

This color isn’t for me, but wow I love the finish. Definitely going to get a few. Thanks for your work! Is it stiffer/drier/more matte than MAC’s retro-matte formula?

Well, this was less stiff compared to old school Ruby Woo but stiffer than the more recently released Retro Mattes (which really weren’t so stiff).

Beautiful color! I’m not to sure about the matte formula though. The wear time sounds lovely but it may be a little much for my dry lips.

I’m not sold on it myself! I think if you really wanted that long wear capability or ultra matte finish, worth considering, but I’m not so sure otherwise.

This one looks a little too dry in end-appearance for me, but the colour really is very pretty! I have trouble keeping my lips totally smooth (especially with it being Winter here at the moment!), so this one would be a bit tricky for me 🙂

Hey Christine, I love your site! I check it every day!

Maybe you or another wonderful reader can help me. I love this shade, but for some reason my colouring makes everything look even brighter than it is. So, for me, this lipstick would be positively NEON. Does anyone have any recs for a similar colour but just way less intense?

Thanks so much

Gorgeous! I’m waiting for this and Wonderchilde right now, should be here any day now.
These are actually the first Kat Von D products I’ve ever bought, and there are so many more I want. Next on my list are probably Lovecraft and Gothica. I even want Poe even though I know I’ll hardly ever wear it, its just so pretty!

I do! I wore L’Ecole Des Femmes a couple days ago for the whole day and was pleasantly surprised at how well it wore. I didn’t get the bunching up I was expecting and the constant feeling/urge/need to wipe it off I usually get when wearing matte shades (even though I love them) . It looked great and wore evenly, even through eating a bagel and drinking water all day, it faded..but evenly. I’m very happy with it!

Wonderchilde feels good on too, looks great, haven’t had a chance to wear it for more than a few minutes, soon hopefully. I’ll definitely be getting more of these.

this is SO pretty! no surprise that i love it considering i love both “wham” and “shout” from marc jacobs. can’t wait to check this out at sephora!

It’s definitely one of those shades that has pink in it, but it can run warmer/cooler depending on complexion, undertones, and what you’re wearing. Even just standing in one room vs. another can alter it quite a bit!

Aghhhhh, these last two reviews have me REALLY sad that they are phasing out the original Painted Love formula for this… that was one of my favorite lipstick lines and this sounds like something I would not be able to tollerate wearing, I can’t stand that stiff dry texture of long wear formulas like this… I’m boo hooing over here! lol… Might try to stock up in my two favorites before they are gone forever!

Pretty! I think Kat Von D has a very good colour selection in this lipstick range collection. Very good indeed!
Looks lovely on you.

I love how many shades she has! I wish she had more finishes, though – like satins/pearls, not just metallic and matte.

I just swatched this today! I didn’t end up picking it up though cause I have too many colors similar to this. I was inside of a JCpenny Sephora and they only had four shades. Too bad I am leaving the US tomorrow so I won’t have time to check out a free standing Sephora. 🙁

DAMN IT! these are supposed to suck so that I DO NOT want any of them…..but it’s awesome.

How does it compare to Mac Ablaze?

this shade is SO pretty! i love how the matte finish really complements the colour too.
on a side note, how do you possibly make every lipstick look good on you, Christine?

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