Kat Von D LUV, Mother, Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

LUV

Kat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème LipstickKat Von D LUV Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dakr purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage, though it wasn’t opaque, and it took two to three layers to get full coverage. The lipstick yielded a light sheen on the lips, but the texture was rather dense and firmer in the tube, so it applied best with short strokes to avoid pulling on my lips unnecessarily. It applied evenly and lasted for seven hours on me with a neither drying nor hydrating feel.

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

LUV

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

Mother

Kat Von D Mother Studded Kiss Crème LipstickKat Von D Mother Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency had more give than most shades in the range, so while it was denser and firmer than most lipsticks on the market presently, it tugged just a bit when I attempted to apply it in a single stroke. It had excellent pigmentation that applied evenly and stayed on nicely for seven hours, though it felt a bit drying after five 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

Mother

PPermanent. $19.00.
A-
A-
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Backstage Bambi

Kat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème LipstickKat Von D Backstage Bambi Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips with fairly even, smooth color coverage in a single layer. The texture was dense with a touch of slip, but it was best applied in short strokes to minimize the slight tugging that occurred when trying to glide it across the lips in a fluid stroke. It wore well for seven hours but was a bit drying after five 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

Backstage Bambi

PPermanent. $19.00.
B+
B+
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I’m in love with L.U.V.! Not that I need another purple lipstick, but 7 hours is seriously impressive. Also, it has very even looking application and pigmentation. Love it!

I wasn’t considering getting any of these but luv and mother are seriously gorgeous!! I also don’t need another purple lipstick but yeah I kinda do lol,

I’m disappointed that a lot of these tug on the lips while applying. I don’t need lipsticks to be super creamy, but I wish the other KVD lipsticks had the same formula as Mother since it seems to be the best so far.

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