Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Set Review, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set ($42.00 for 0.38 oz.) includes one full-size and seven miniature-sized Studded Kiss Lipstick. The full-sized shade is also the only limited edition/exclusive shade, as the other seven are part of the permanent range. I think that the miniature-sized versions perform better than the original version I tested in the formula, BUT the full-sized versions seem to be better than these minis (e.g. Coven, Halo, and Nayeon are under-performing relative to the full-sized versions I have, but Coven here performed better than the original Coven I tested–I have three now).

Coven is described as a “matte lavender.” It’s a light-medium, lavender purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that had a drier, firmer consistency so it tugged somewhat when applied, though the version in this set is much less dry compared to the original version I have from when the Studded Kiss range launched. It lasted for five hours but faded unevenly from the center of the mouth. It was drying over time. NYX Lavender (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Courting Seduction (LE, $19.50) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Coven (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Coven (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Cloudy Matte (380) (LE, $35.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Posture (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Fairplay (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Noble is described as a “matte petal pink nude.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with a mostly matte finish. The texture was just barely creamy enough not to pull at the lips too much during application, but the texture was extremely unforgiving and clung to every imperfection on my lips (and I had exfoliated recently!). It had mostly opaque color payoff, which lasted for four hours and was drying over time. Dior Tender Matte (340) (LE, $35.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Promise Me (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Muneca (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Beige Babe (P, $7.99) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Salty (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). NYX Forbidden (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Knotty (LE, $6.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Shrimpton (P, $19.50) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Enchanted One (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pillowtalk (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). NYX Shy (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Riot House (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Miso Pretty (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Halo is described as a “neon clementine.” It’s a bright, tangerine orange with warm undertones and a healthy dose of fine, gold shimmer that gives it a matte frost finish. The texture was creamy but noticeably less creamy compared to the full-sized version that released just a month or two ago. It also seemed to have a lot more shimmer in it, so the frosted finish was more apparent when applied. The color wore well for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D A-Go-Go (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Geraldine (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). MAC Morange (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sexer is described as an “iridescent fluorescent pink.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia pink with iridescent violet micro-shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it was less pigmented than the last version of this shade I tried. The texture was stiffer but not painfully dry. It lasted for nine hours before wearing down and was lightly drying.
MAC Pink Poodle (DC, $19.50) is less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). NYX Buzzkill (P, $7.50) is more muted (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Yaoi (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ionized Iris (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dance Off, Pants Off (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Metallic Dream House (P, $21.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Fuchsia with Blue Pearl (P, $0.99) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Pink, You Think? (P, $19.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Sundae (LE, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Yu (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). NARS Funny Face (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Mean Girls (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rocco (DC, $36.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 03 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Justin (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gold Blooded is described as a “red with subtle gold shimmer.” It’s a bright, medium red with warm undertones and subtle gold sparkle. The gold sparkle really doesn’t translate much in the finished result, though it is there if you look closely. The texture was moderately creamy with a velvety, fairly smooth feel that was thicker on the lips but didn’t slide around. It wore well for seven hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Colour Pop Lullaby (LE, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Left) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Von Teese (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty How Rouge (340) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Kismet (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Thumbelina (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Best Revenge (P, $54.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Gold Blooded (P, $19.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Chronos (LE, $6.50) is less shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bachelorette is described as a “matte reddish fuchsia.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky-red with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a texture that didn’t tug but could have been a little easier to apply if it had been creamier. The color lasted for six hours and was lightly drying over time. Colour Pop Superbloom (P, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Shocking (P, $34.00) is lighter, lower quality (95% similar). MAC Petite Red (LE, $19.50) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Chanel La Petillante (49) (LE, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Wonderland (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Relentlessly Red (P, $19.50) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nutcracker Rouge (LE, $19.50) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Juniper (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). NARS Bonifacio (LE, $27.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wolvesmouth is described as a “metallic berry.” It’s a plummy red with warm undertones and fine plum and violet shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was somewhat buildable. The texture was light-medium in thickness and tended to emphasize lip lines a bit. I could feel the texture of the sparkle/shimmer in this one while applying. On me, the color lasted for five hours and was slightly drying. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop 3-Way (LE, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jay (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #13 (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Ursula (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, glossier (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam IV (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Ciate Forbidden (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). NYX Pure Society (P, $7.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Pat McGrath Club Kiss (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seadragon (06) (LE, $53.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Love Weapon (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexis (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay After Dark (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Milani Chilled Brandy (P, $5.49) is warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Hot Flash (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nayeon is described as a “pitch black with gunmetal shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark black with silver sparkle and a soft shine. The version included in the set was a lot more slippery compared to the full-sized version that I have, which applied more evenly and lasted longer. When I tested this particular version, it lasted for four hours but I could never keep it looking even. NARS Blackheart (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Street Thing (LE, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Nayeon (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). NYX Cold Hearted (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Gunmetal (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Maybelline Pitch Black (DC, $7.49) is less shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Kling It On (LE, $19.50) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Coven Studded Kiss Lipstick

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Kat Von D Noble Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Noble Studded Kiss Lipstick

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Kat Von D Noble Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Noble Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Noble Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Noble Studded Kiss Lipstick

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Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Halo Studded Kiss Lipstick
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Kat Von D Sexer Studded Kiss Lipstick
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Kat Von D Sexer Studded Kiss Lipstick
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Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Gold Blooded Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Bachelorette Studded Kiss Lipstick
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Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick
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Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick
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Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick

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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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Thank you yet again for your dedication and hard work! It has really been saving my wallet lately. I had my eye on this set as soon as it came out, but decided to wait for your review. Was interested in the shades Gold Blooded. Wolvesmouth and Nayeon in particular.. What a disappointment. The colors are beautiful, but if the finish doesn’t make the lips look and feel prettier then before, what’s the point? Thank you Christine!

No problem, Logan! I am glad I could help šŸ™‚

I was really bummed that Nayeon was so slippery compared to the full-sized!

Not thrilled with the color mix. I believe Coven, Noble, Sexer, and Bachelorette were all in the last set or previous sets. In and of itself it’s not a bad mix. Just, personally I’m tired of seeing those colors and would have liked more of her newer colors or ones she hasn’t put in a set before.

I have this set. I only have 2 of the newer Studded lipsticks ( Chula and Magick) for comparison. This set is a mixed bag, I agree and on the drier side. I’ve not worn them beyond trying them on. The dryness has been an issue But, at the same time, the mini versions here gives me the opportunity to try a variety of shades I probably wouldn’t buy alone at a reasonable price. I really like Wolvesmouth and Nayeon along with Cold Blooded. I think Nayeon just needs something to adhere to. I was going to try UD clear Ozone pencil or look for a black or gray/silver lipliner (if such a thing exists? Maybe try eyeliner?). But, I layered it a couple of times. It looked cool. But, certainly a high maintenance shade. The drawback with sets seems to be, something is going to get left behind usually. Coven and Noble probably won’t see daylight . But, overall with the LE full-sized and the others I got to try, I’m happy with it.

When this showed up at my work, I purchased it immediately! In my bathroom lighting, the sparkle shows up pretty well in Gold Blooded. I think this is going to be my holiday 2015 color!

Oh, very nice! I wonder if there is inconsistency in their pouring? Since Halo was SO much more shimmery in this set than my full-sized, it did make me wonder…

I love three of the shades and they do look like the mini formula is better than when I saw you do the full size. Sexer, Wolvesmouth, and Nayeon are the stand outs for me but I don’t think they are worth the price of the set. I wouldn’t really wear any of the other colors!

I’ve got to tell you – when you pair it with Ayesha or Nayeon and add that darker liner, Coven does an amazing ombre or two-toned lip on that skin range. I’ve done it on friends for wedding receptions and have had surprisingly more luck with quality!

I was really hoping for a more unique color in Gold Blooded! It’s very pretty, but as an exclusive shade, it seems pretty ho-hum. An extra shot of that gold shimmer could have really made it stand out.

Good to know that NaYeon here is underperforming compared to the full size – I picked this set up and love the color, but I cannot for the life of me get it to stay on my lips. I also can’t get Wolvesmouth to apply smoothly at all. :/ Other than that, I was really pleased with this! Gold-Blooded is gorgeous and Halo was my surprise favorite of the bunch.

Me too Rachel! Except I reeeaaally want it to be as shimmery as it is here in the set! But so many of these are such poor performers, it’s not worth it just for that little guy, is it? such a shame.

I think I have decided that this is a pass for me. I’m kind of disappointed in Gold Blooded. I thought from the description that they gold shimmer would be very prevalent, but on the lips it looks like any other warm-toned red. Christine (or anyone else!) can you think of a red lipstick that has a really visible gold shimmer when applied?

Also, Christine, there are very few people who could pull of Nayeon, and you are definitely one of them. Looks great on you!

Thanks! I new I was clicking something wrong when I tried to search the Swatch Gallery for it. I think I just need to break down and get Guerlain Red Strass!

When I was in Sephora last night, I was so tempted to buy this, especially for Gold Blooded, Wolvsemouth, Nayeon and Bachelorette! Although I know I would never use Noble or Coven because they are just wrong for my C4.5 skintone.
Instead, I stuck to my resolve and didn’t cave. But sooo tempting!

There is definitely something wrong with me. I’m not a fan of the Studded Kiss formula in general, and half of these colors perform terribly, but I still really really want this set.

Coven and Noble look scary-as-hell- dry. I like Wolvesmouth and Nayeon. Some of the other colors will look great on others, but not on me.

With the exception of one or two, these are not really my colors. But it’s fun to have minis you would never purchase otherwise to just play with and wear occasionally. I mean this is ten bucks more than one of the Lips and Boys if you think about it. I wonder if wearing a gloss or lip butter under it would work because they do look drying. I sometimes do that with some of the drying liquid lipsticks.

To be fair, Kat von D has never been a “work” brand. It’s more in the vein of Urban Decay’s edgier colors (or at least UD before Naked ate up so much of the brand).

ugh I am so torn on this one Christine. I was waiting for this review, hoping it would be somehow better than I knew it was going to be – JUST because I so badly want Halo, Nayeon and Gold Blooded, specifically with loads of shimmer in them. Literally the only one that really turned out is Halo. I LOVE THIS version of it!!! I also love this version on Nayeon – the look, but definitely not the slip issues. And I agree with another commentor that Gold Blooded is really just another warm red, if the gold doesn’t feature prominently. So….I guess its a pass then. Because really, I can’t spend this much on ONE mini lipstick that I want. (really badly though! lol!!) So, KVD, if you’re listening – you need to make Halo2 – full size and shimmer packed this time around! šŸ˜‰

I look forward to these sets every year but Iā€™m disappointed with the colors. I already have Sexer, Bachelorette and noble from past sets, and I have a full sized Wolvesmouth. Iā€™m not very interested in Coven, and while I’m curious about Halo and NaYEON I doubt Iā€™d wear them very often. The only color Iā€™d buy this for is Gold Blooded, but is it worth it? How does it compare to Adora? Iā€™m wondering if I should just buy some of the new colors, like Chula, Magick and Plan 9, instead of this set.

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