KVD Beauty Rock Candy is a limited edition lip palette that retails for $45.00 and contains 0.24 oz.
Kat Von D Rock Candy Studded Kiss Lipstick Set ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes six, miniature-sized lipsticks in the brand's Studded Kiss formula. Each lipstick is 0.035 oz., and a full-sized Studded Kiss Lipstick is 0.10 oz. The set contains $44.10 worth of lipstick, so it's not a value-packed set in terms of the amount of product, but for those who do not typically finish a lipstick, it is like getting six shades for a little more than the cost of two full-sized lipsticks. The formula on these felt creamier than usual for the Studded Kiss range, which made them easier to apply and more comfortable, but the slightly thicker texture seemed to make them prone to sinking into my lip lines as well.
The Studded Kiss formula is supposed to have "lasting wear, one-swipe payoff, and velvet-touch comfort." I have found that newer releases of the formula have been better than the original shades in the line-up, which were often dry, stiff, and prone to dragging and applying unevenly, though they were certainly long-wearing. The more recent releases have felt more velvety with more slip but not a lot of wetness--dimethicone was the second ingredient in the set's list--so they glide on better and do not drag as much (or at all). Most shades are very pigmented and wear five to eight hours, though the formula is usually on the drying side overall. The lipsticks in the set were heavily scented with a sweet, caramel and vanilla scent--very, very strong and much more noticeable than past releases in this formula.
Studded Kiss Lipstick drenches lips with bold color and unstoppable femininity. Designed to look as rock ‘n’ roll as its wearer, this revolutionary lipstick features Color Cushion Technology™, which combines lasting wear, one-swipe payoff, and velvet-touch comfort.