KVD Beauty Mercy is a neutral-toned, dark plum with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Kat Von D Mercy Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with cooler undertones and fine pearl. It didn't have larger sparkle, so it did not feel gritty or rough on the lips, but the texture was dense, firm, and stiff against my lips, which meant it tugged and dragged uncomfortably during application. It had semi-opaque coverage, which wasn't buildable, and applied fairly evenly overall, though color pulled into my lip lines noticeably (and worsened over time). It lasted for five and a half hours on me and was a bit drying.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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