Today, I bring to you a review of The Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in the Shade Vampira.
About the Product:
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An innovative lipstick that coats lips with bold color,10-hour wear, and luxe comfort. Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick is infused with vitamins A, C, and E, an antioxidant complex that leaves lips feeling soft, and the Crème Brûlée scent provides a subtle, sweet experience when you apply it. Designed by Kat to resemble one of her favorite bracelets, the black, monochromatic casing is uniquely studded and topped with her KVD monogram on the outer crown and bullet.
What it does:
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Drench your lips with bold color and unstoppable femininity. Designed to look as rock ‘n roll as its wearer, this revolutionary, hybrid lipstick is formulated with Color Cushion Technology that combines 10-hour wear, one-swipe payoff, and velvet touch comfort. This color-true lipstick leaves lips supple, and its wide color spectrum offers stunning shades, including red for every skintone, statement-making colors, and classic, everyday neutrals.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
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My Experience with Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick:
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I absolutely loved this packaging from the very first sight. It has a textured outer barrel which a deep glossy black shine. There is a Kat von D logo on the top of the cap. The whole cap is a very beautiful yet has a very dark mysterious element about it, very much like Kat von D herself.
The shade Vampira is a matte reddish burgundy. I love deeper darker shades like this for winters. It is such a nice change from the brighter summery shades which I usually wear, yet the color is very wearable and will suit many skin tones, from fair to dark. It has a complete matte finish, no hint of shimmer or gloss. The shade does get true to the color in the tube with 2 coats.
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This is the aspect I dislike about this lipstick. It is so dry that it does not glide on the lips. It tugs, skips and applies unevenly. It bunches up in certain areas of the lips and leaves little tiny blobs of lipstick as you can clearly see in my lip swatch. It also tends to accentuate the dryness of my lips and settles in my fine lines; if my lips are not exfoliated properly. This does not provide any hint of moisture to my lips.
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I truly found this lipstick to be long-wearing as per the claim. They adhere to your lips and become budge proof. They do not smear or bleed and do not feel sticky. They do transfer minimally but still the color on the lips remains intact. I can easily get an 8 hour wear with this.
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Overall, I do like everything about this lipstick except the formula and drying nature of the lipstick. If it had a better hydrating smoother formula, this would have been the perfect lipstick.
These Studded kiss lipsticks are supposedly newly formulated and an improved version of the former Painted Love lipstick by Kat von D but as far as I can tell they still have a very long way to go if they are to stand next to the much better formulas of lipstick which are being released by other brands nowadays.
Pros of Kat Von D Vampira Studded Kiss Lipstick:
• Amazing packaging. Truly a collectable item.
• Very good pigmentation, Color goes on fully opaque in 2 swipes.
• Very good staying power 8 hours.
• Does not bleed or smear or smudge.
• No offensive scent.
• I love this shade which is rich deep burgundy, very apt for winter.
Cons of Kat Von D Vampira Studded Kiss Lipstick:
• Lipstick does not apply smoothly, it tugs and skips.
• It is not at all hydrating.
• It bunches up in certain areas.
• Settles in fine lines.
IMBB Rating 2.7/5
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