Today I’ve managed to get my hands on the most popular, usually sold out, liquid lipstick by Kat Von D in Lolita. I’ve seen it described as a chestnut rose but to me this shade epitomises the 90’s reddy-brown lip.
The packaging is a thin, sleek tube with Kat Von D’s signature gothic filigree print over it. You get 6.6ml of product which is a decent amount. The tube is mostly transparent so you can not only see the colour pretty well but also how much you have left! The applicator is the usual doe foot wand found with most lip glosses making the application process really easy, especially for people with small lips like mine.
The problem with matte lip products is that they make your lips feel dry, sometimes not straight away but eventually your lips will feel like they need a good scrub. I thought this was just a given until I tried Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. Infused with vitamins A, C & E, KvD’s lipstick allows for hydration of the lips and I was extra pleased to heard it is formulated without parabens. The creamy formula went on to on my lips so easily and dried within seconds but the best thing was that I couldn’t feel a thing on my lips. The lipstick feels so wonderful that it will leave you screaming I can’t believe it’s not butter!
In comparison to Anatasia Beverly Hills Liquid lipsticks, the consistency is much creamier and in all honesty, the feel of the products is very different. KVD > ABH.
The pigmentation is wonderful. You only need one light stroke on your lips and you’re good to go.
The real test though is if it lived up to the name of everlasting lipstick. I tried it out for a whole week and on average I found that the lipstick lasts about 8 hours, sometimes longer if I haven’t eaten or drank much throughout the day. Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick is touch proof, kiss proof but sadly not food proof. I did find that after most meals I’d end up with a weird wiped away ombre effect and would need a little touching up. Nothing major though but nonetheless not quite ‘everlasting’.
I do however love that the product doesn’t feather or bleed or worse transfer on to my teeth!
It’s very easily removed with any makeup remover so no scrubbing and raw lips at the end of the day. For darker colours like Lolita, if there is slight staining left over then petroleum jelly/Vaseline does the trick.
Sadly we don’t have a Sephora here in the UK just yet so you do have to find other ways and means to get hold of some. They cost roughly just under £20 each (do not be scammed by ebay and Amazon sellers and their ridiculously high prices) which I think is pretty bog standard for liquid lipsticks.
Matte lip products will always have a special place in my heart (and my makeup drawers!) and Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks have most definitely earned a place in my top 3 liquid lipsticks.
What do you think of Lolita?