Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “rusty red.” It’s a medium-dark red with warm, brownish undertones and a matte finish. NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte XOXO (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS VIP Red (DC, $28.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). KVD Beauty Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Fly-Fi (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Lee Hi (LE, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Flamenco (LE, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Vibin' (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Vain (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $34.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). KVD Beauty Chula (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Shanghai Express (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Everlasting Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be long-wearing, have full coverage, and be ultra-matte. This particular shade was created as a limited edition charity shade that will raise money for Project Chimps; 20% of the retail price will benefit the non-profit. The shade launches on August 23rd. Of all the liquid lipsticks on the market, this is definitely one of my favorite formulas, because it’s more comfortable due to the flexible nature of the color. It retains the ultra-matte, transfer-free finish of liquid lipsticks while allowing my lips to move and smile without cracking or tightness. Project Chimps was consistent with past shades, which were true to claims: it had nearly opaque coverage, thin but smooth, spread well across the lips, and lasted for over eight hours (including through meals). It was very slightly drying after six hours of wear.

Project Chimps

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

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kjh Avatar

Def in. Only have Temper, and have successfully held back from the dupes….all of them. Chimps charity? Hell, yeah. That sets it a notch above. And I can stop yearning for the others. Win-win.

Katherine T. Avatar

I agree. I’m glad she’s donating to % to charity, and I’m sure it’s a worthy cause, but instead of getting another lipstick that’s almost the same color, I’m better off just donating 100% of my money to the charity

kjh Avatar

It’s a lot closer to Santa sangre on me, I’m sure. Noseferatu’s dupes are less bright and cooler on me. Gotta support that 98% dna similarity…the humans and chimps, not the dupes, lol. Awful glad that I thought to balm before app to prevent shrink wrap. Gave my first Kvd LL away, and then had to repurchase.

kjh Avatar

Girl, why am I not surprised? Bloody love it. But, when I flicked over to it’s review, I had 5 dupes. Even a l/s ho like me can say no to that. Loved the old German expressionist film, and kvd’s reference. But 5 is overkill. I could wear those 24/7/365.

xamyx Avatar

It’s a pretty shade, but I won’t be hunting it down… I have more than enough red lipstick, but if I happen upon it, I’ll grab it for the cause. If it flies off the shelves, I can be consoled wirh the knowledge that the money I would have spent still went to the charity. That said, given the fact she promoted the sanctuary so hard, and brings up veganism/animal rights at every turn, I’m surprised (and a bit disappointed) at the 20%…

Nancy T Avatar

Oh, I am going to HAVE to give this one a mall test-run to see whether or not my lips can handle it. So far, only Ofra and Colourpop Ultimate Satins and one Ultimate Matte have not given my lips issues afterwards. Several months back, I test-drove Lolita. Within just a few hours, my lips felt SO dry! My body chemistry doesn’t seem to cooperate with liquid mattes in most cases. ?

Cj Avatar

I have found with Kat Von D one thing that works well for me is to actually layer the matte liquid OVER a more nourishing lipstick in the same color. If done right the matte will still dry down matte and non-transfer but the inner layer seems to act like a shield. So I do Vampira over Nars Olivia and that helps the whole thing stay comfortable AND last longer. I’m surprised I haven’t seen this trick on more blogs. Starting with an oil (a trick I have seen) doesn’t work for the obvious reason it breaks the matte lipstick down and defeats the purpose. But a much less drying lipstick generally does. At least for me.

It may just be an allergy though. I am so glad someone on here mentioned the beeswax allergy so I could finally figure out why a lot of really popular products send me into fits. No Bite lip mask for me!

ShariP Avatar

Christine, I was wondering if you would tell us the timing of the two pictures of your lips in your review. I assume the first is right after you first put on the shade and the second is to show maybe longevity? Thank you as always.

Bonnie Avatar

This color is gorgeous. I may have to get it bc of the charity and give her liquid lipsticks another try. I have two from the past and they just feel so drying on me. More so than most liquid lipsticks I own (which is many! Lol)

Anime` Avatar

I am SO glad I don’t have any liquid-to-matte dupes of this. I just tried Beloved based on your high rating and I love the color and wear! Super excited to add this one into the mix!

Anime Avatar

Speaking of those ultra satin lips, I bought Dopey bc you said it wore for like, 12+ hours (I am a slave to your reviews LOL) and it wears so well! Minimal transfer but I love being able to put on KVD, and kiss my arm and see NADA.

Gem Avatar

I think I won’t get this…I have nosferatu and outlaw…Nosferatu wears like brownish-red on me… I pass on this…(this one is even more brownish!!) I wish she produces a more unique color..

Jenn Avatar

Interesting – Nosferatu is super dark on me (think vampy blood red) even though I’m NC30-35. I’m a little worried this one will do the same even though it looks like a “natural” red on you. I might give it a go, though. Your review makes the application process sound better than Nosferatu (which is really patchy).

Anime Avatar

I am so glad I bought this lipstick, OMG!!!! What a wonderful representation of KVD’s ELL formula. I read a review that said their Project Chimps never fully dried to become transfer-proof on their lips, but I did not have that issue. This color is gorgeous on me, and wears impeccably without crumbling or cracking on my lips. This is like, my PERFECT red. I’m probably buying a backup.

Christine Avatar

Never dried down?! Whoa, I don’t know if I’ve heard that often (or at all!) with the ELL formula. It definitely dries down – it isn’t as fast as some, but it isn’t particularly slow either!

The flex of the ELL formula is what makes it my favorite!

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