Kat Von D Piaf, Nayeon, Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool chocolate with purple shimmer.” It’s a deepened red-toned brown with fine violet shimmer. The shimmer is what makes it harder to dupe. It’s a chameleon of a color as the undertone seems to shift a lot depending on the natural light; sometimes it looks cooler, sometimes it is warmer, and sometimes it appears very dark and other times more of a true brown. The texture had some slip, and it applied without tugging, though the consistency has some tackiness to it applied. It didn’t apply evenly, and it only had semi-opaque coverage. The lipstick lasted for six hours, was lightly drying, and settled into lip lines noticeably after four hours of wear. MAC Chestnut (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Damned (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Whiskey (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Embellish (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). KVD Beauty Piaf (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pitch black with gunmetal shimmer.” It’s a dark, charcoal black with l ighter silver and gray shimmer with a neutral-to-warm undertone (the base pulls a bit brownish on me). The texture of the lipstick has a noticeable “grit” from the sparkle, though it isn’t sharp or painful to use, but you can tell the lipstick is packed full of shimmery bits. It is one of the better-applying black lipsticks I’ve tried, as it didn’t tug on the lips at all, and there was enough creaminess that it covered well without streaking. This shade was mostly opaque, lasted for six and a half hours and was just a tiny bit drying. NARS Blackheart (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Street Thing (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Nayeon (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $19.00) 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). MAC Kling It On (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Pitch Black (DC, $7.49) is less shimmery (85% similar). KVD Beauty Slayer (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “opaque, deep sea foam green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark emerald green with cool undertones and a fine emerald green pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff with light slip so it didn’t tug on the lips. It could have applied more evenly, though, and it may be a shade where a good lip liner or lip pencil may take it the rest of the way. It does stain the lips quickly, though the color lasted for six hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Risque (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #111 (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Plan 9 (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mellan's Luck (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Bunny (LE, $7.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay Hawkeye (DC, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Deep with Envy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Clover Matte (400) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, cooler, lower quality (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Whatever (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to have “bold color” with “long-lasting wear and luxe comfort.” I reviewed several of these shades when they were first released, and a lot of them were so dry that they were stiff to the point of dragging, tugging, and were nearly painful to apply, though not all. I was completely surprised by the recent release of new shades (all permanent), as many of them were surprisingly creamy, comfortable to apply, and really felt like a major departure from a lot of the ones I had tried from the initial release. They are fairly pigmented, long-wearing, and vary from not drying to slightly drying.

Piaf

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B-
B-
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

Nayeon

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B
B
8.3
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.3
Longevity
4.8
Application
86%
Total

Plan 9

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B
B
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Piaf 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
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 Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Pure Bred Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
  • Sephora Cocoa Eyeliner

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Alecto Avatar

Oh, Piaf … I can’t decide! The “after wear” photo looks terrible, but it’s such a unique-looking color. I suppose the more unusual colors in lipstick are worth the process of reapplication if dupes are non-existent.

And I’d just like to add that you are STUNNING in black lipstick! You so make me wish I had dark hair!

Katherine T. Avatar

Piaf is interesting, I can see the violet shimmer in the swatch, I’m going to have to swatch this in store to see the shift in colors and tones. It would’ve been cool if they did a purple lipstick with violet shimmer. Nayeon looks great, I think the silver shimmer makes it more interesting and wearable for a black lipstick.

Nancy T Avatar

Now, I’m not going to lie, I am NOT into emerald green (although teal IS cool!) or black lipstick, but if I were, Nayeon is something special. However, Piaf is so pretty for fall! It reminds me of something I was wearing last year, I would apply my MAC VG III and then a thin layer of VG Rihanna 2 lipstick on top; so pretty!

Nicole Avatar

These are such cool shades. Piaf is probably the one I would wear the most. But, I love the other two. I think a lip liner would so be worth rocking Plan 9. I think it and Nayeon are super cool for fall! I wish I could say I know I would wear them. But, I never wore Technopagan out,lol! I can’t figure out what to do with the rest of my face look. Any suggestions?

Taylor Avatar

Piaf looks much less warm on my skin tone. I think beyond lighting, its really one of those shades that looks different on everyone. To me, its a very cool toned dark brown with intense shimmer thst makes it look a bit gray. It is a tricky formula to get even, though I was pleased that it seems to set and not migrate.

Soo Avatar

I think NaYeon is absolutely lovely, but it’s particularly special because all the royalties from that shade are going to be donated to rescues! I’m going to pick up an extra one when I can afford to just because of that reason ☺

Soo Avatar

I don’t know how it works exactly, as I’m just a fan. but from what I understand, all of the royalties from the individual full-size shade of NaYeon are going to no-kill rescues by Kat. so, even though the shade will be in the upcoming holiday sets (both as a mini and full-size), those proceeds wouldn’t go to the rescues since it’s in a larger set. I hope I’m making sense, but I’ve seen this confirmed multiple times by NaYeon herself, and I’m sure she could give you better details if you want to ask her on twitter (@KNaye0na)

Bonnie Avatar

Wow Nayeon is such a great and unique black!!! I want that one! The others are kinda meh. (Just because of their patchiness, I love the actual colors!) I wish companies would take the time and effort to get these unique shades RIGHT!!!!

Marissa Avatar

i’m glad these have reviewed better than the first shades of the studded kiss, it seems the formula has improved. nayeon looks like such a cool color but idk if i’m brave enough to wear it out the house, i love piaf but on my undertone it would look like i just smeared chocolate on my face lol 🙁

Clare Avatar

I feel like Nayeon is going to be way popular with certain niche-y subcultures. It’s about 10 million times nicer than any black lipstick that was available when I was last into black lipsticks (oh, about 15 years ago….). A really grown-up, sophisticated black.

BonnieBBon Avatar

Oh Christine ;:sigh:: the first couple posts with that beautiful eye look I held firm. Willpower has left the building…..I’m off to find that pure bred quad!!! It’s absolutely stunning on you. I mean that in the literal way like I was stunned for a sec on how beautiful you looked. I can’t remember what lipstick you were wearing but anyway….onfleek!

Sarah Avatar

I love Nayeon, I actually just got it in the mail! But, I’m wondering if it would be easier to pair a matte black lipstick with various eye looks. Thoughts?

Mo Merrell Avatar

I’m sooo disappointed that Piaf has glitter in it. I tried it on and loved the color… LOVED it but she has to stop with the glitter. I’m so hurt lol… I want this color. I’m Wearing it now from Sephora and altho I’m fabulous in it.. I’m not gonna get past that gritty feeling. *tears

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