Kat Von D Outlaw & Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Outlaw

Kat Von D Outlaw Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which wasn’t buildable to full coverage, as the consistency seemed on the thinner side and always had a bit of translucency to it. I imagine some might prefer the end result, as it looked lighter and was more forgiving of lip texture/lines. The color applied evenly with minimal tug, but it was still a denser, firmer consistency compared to most modern lipsticks (that aren’t super, flat matte in finish). This shade lasted for almost eight hours and was lightly drying after five hours of wear.

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.

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01/07

Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Underage Red

Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. It was nearly opaque in a single layer, and the color went on evenly and smoothly across the lips with a bit of color gathering in my deeper lip lines, though it wasn’t apparent from a normal viewing distance. The texture was lightweight, thin, and a touch tacky as it applied (though it didn’t seem tacky during wear) with a little tug if I tried to apply in a fluid stroke (short strokes were best). It wore well for seven and a half hours, left a stain behind, and was slightly drying after five hours of wear.

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.

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  • NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
  • Milani Luminous Light
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About the Reviewer

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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The name Underage Red skeeves me out. I’m sure I have dupes in my stash of red lippies anyway so I don’t feel like i’m missing out. Usually I don’t let things like names of products influence me but, so many companies are putting out cosmetics with names in poor taste. It’s my opinion and to each their own. I’ve been over these crude names/references for awhile now. For the money that we pay out to these companies, they can do better.

I read in a Kat Von D interview that she named the color after a lipstick shade she wore when she was underage and had to sneak into a concert she wanted to see.

I’m another one who’s put off by that name. Seriously, is it necessary, with all that is going on now with regard to sexual harassment, to resort to names like this?

I’m not typically bothered by controversial product names but underage red and naming lipsticks after lolita when you know a good chunk of your demo is underage is just…gross. Her attitude toward the criticism of the name choices also turned me off of her brand in general, so thank you for duping underage red, it’s her red that appealed to me the most.

Christine, red lipstick just suits you. I wish they looked as well on me. I was wondering about your earrings. I really like them. Can you share any details? Thanks.

I never thought that way about the name, until it was pointed out. To me, it reminded me of when I felt I was too young to wear red, and wore beige with red apparel. I was too underage to wear red. But, come Lolita, it was pretty obvious that this is overt sexualization of the young set. And considering the current climate….. Many brands are very guilty on this account, in their efforts to be edgy. Side eying you, UD, esp. Nonetheless, think I have both in the old formula. It’s good to see people making purchase decisions with their conscience.

That translucency of Outlaw is something that I actually love to have in an intense red lipstick sometimes. Something about it having a more stained glass effect just has a very “sexy” look, and I wish I knew why!

Underage Red is also nice looking on. Likely more dupable in my stash…. somewhere? 🤔

I knew the name would be an issue. This was sadly a missed opportunity to change the name and rebrand this particular lipstick, which has been a concern with customers since its original release.

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