Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Review, Photos, Swatches

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Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together
Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set

Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set ($38.00 for 0.29 oz.) includes a lipstick, liquid lipstick, blush, and highlighting powder that come with a heart-shaped makeup bag. The bag itself is fairly small and very flat, so it was hard to use.

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Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Muse Studded Kiss Lipstick

Muse

Muse is a medium, pinky-plum with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that applied with minimal dragging (and for the Studded Kiss range, that is often impressive). The consistency was thicker and a bit heavier, and I felt like it had a tendency to make my lips appear drier/rougher compared to more forgiving formulas. It wore nicely for five hours and was slightly drying.

Muse

LELimited Edition. $21.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D XO Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

XO

XO is a deep, pinky-red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a thinner, more watery formula (compared to most shades I’ve tried in the same formula). It dried down to a flat, matte, and transfer-proof finish. The color wore well for almost eight hours, left a stain behind, and was fairly drying after four hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.22 oz. - $90.91 Per Ounce

It is supposed to be a “long-wear, full coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish.” Of the liquid lipsticks on the market that go and have a full dry-down, Kat Von D’s formula remains my favorite, as it is the easiest to apply with the kindest learning curve and lasts awhile.

Some shades are more drying than others, but typically they don’t get drying until after five to six hours of wear. They often wear anywhere from six to ten hours, depending on what you’ve had to eat or drink during the day. This formula is thin but not watery, has a longer dry down than most liquid lipsticks (but I noticed some of the newer shades dried to a mostly dry finish faster), and layers better than most (you can touch-up or add a second layer for more coverage).

It takes about a minute for it to mostly set, but it will remain a little tacky in places for up to three minutes so you’ll want to avoid pressing your lips together if it doesn’t seem totally dry initially. There isn’t a noticeable scent or taste. If you don’t mind the trade-off between very long, near-pristine wear and being drying, it’s worth checking out. As a bonus, these also come with one of the most generous amounts of products within the realm of liquid lipsticks!

Browse all of our Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick swatches.

XO

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
B+
B+
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
Too Faced Better Together Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush

Better Together

Better Together is a bright pop of medium pink with cool, bluish undertones and an iridescent sheen. The consistency was stiff, almost crumbly, and harder to blend out on the cheeks. It had sheer coverage, which wasn’t buildable beyond semi-sheer. While the entire set consists of minis, the packaging on Too Faced’s mini blushes feels exactly like a deluxe sample, which may or may not be an issue for you. It lasted for seven hours on me–not even in the realm of the 16-hour claim promised.

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Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) Highlighting Powder

Rosy Glow (Left)

Rosy Glow (Left) is a light gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque. The consistency was dense but fairly blendable with a denser blush brush. The brand actually described this shade as a “sheer golden powder,” which summed it up well. On me, it wore for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) Highlighting Powder
Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) Highlighting Powder

Rosy Glow (Right)

Rosy Glow (Right) is a pale pink with warm, golden shimmer and a more metallic finish. It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, blendable texture that was denser and firmer in the pan but was not stiff or difficult to apply to the skin. It lasted for eight hours on me.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze
  • Too Faced Better Together Blush
  • Too Faced Candlelight Glow Duo
On eyes:
  • Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Palette
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I love everything in this set!! I love the studded kiss formula, and that shade is stunning omg!

I wish I could justify it. But I don’t NEED this. ya know?

It’s a shame the blush is so terrible. This seemed like a decent little set otherwise; although, the price seems a little high for all minis in my opinion.

With the exception of Muse, this kit is a VERY easy skip for me. And it would seem that I actually have dupes or close enough dupes for Muse, but I would have loved it for its name, too. One of my favorite bands is Muse! Oh well.

I was all prepared to love this til I saw the poor rating for that blush! Yikes – how can such a bright and pigmented blush perform SO badly?

I found the blush to be usable despite the poor pigmentation, and I don’t own any dupes. Glad it’s just a mini. But the bag is entirely impractical! I only intended for it to be a display piece anyway, but the zipper placement is strange and it’s hard to get anything in there.

This just looks like a child’s makeup set from the Dollar Store. And I love the Dollar Store, and adored my Sanrio lip palette as a girl…but everything about this looks soooo cheap to me.

i was so disappointed in this set. In fact, I’ve already given all of it away. As you point out, the sizes are much like deluxe samples and I found it nearly impossible to use my regular brushes in the pans. Attempting to use full size brushes made the product adhere to the bristles unevenly. It was just too frustrating for me to keep. I can’t even comment on the wear as I never really got that far due to the initial uneven application (I washed it off and used something else!) While certainly the makeup bag is adorable I feel that it’s poorly thought out. since it’s heart-shaped and zipper-topped, you can’t actually fit much in the bag and unzip it without product falling out! So for sure you can drop in a powder and lipstick but then you have this larger bag that’s mostly empty. I feel that this set is way overpriced for what you actually get.

I felt the same way about one of the love flush’s from the Christmas collection (the sort of mauve pink one). I could not get it to show up on my cheeks! It was pretty disappointing.

I like the lipstick, Muse, so Ill probably get MAC Sequin. I like the highlighters, but I have other ones I want a lot more so the set is an easy pass for me.

I bought this because I loved the lips so much but returned because of the blush! Ugh. I just had a feeling it was going to be a mess and you proved me right! I really hope that XO is released in full size eventually.

I had to get this set! Only because I’m a vet tech and was in love with the bag! The cat and dog are adorable, However I was disappointed with how flat the bag is. It’s slightly awkward to put in your purse.

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