Hello my lovelies,
If you have been reading my blog posts for a while you will know I adore liquid lipsticks. Actually in the past couple of months it’s near enough all I have been wearing. The application is a whole lot easier and most of the time the formulation and longevity of the lipsticks are a whole lot better than ones in a bullet. Merely this is personal opinion and I am sure some of you will disagree but they really are a huge savior to me.
Kat Von D is a brand that I think we all have heard a lot about, up until this year I had never brought anything from the brand. When it finally was available in UK I was one happy bunny and actually purchased my first products from the brand at IMATS, see my post here. I now have two liquid lipsticks from the brand I thought I would share my thoughts with you on whether they are worth the money.
For reference the two shades I have are: Sanctuary (brown) and Lovesick (pink). I was lucky enough to receive Lovesick free from when I visited Kat Von D’s stand at IMATS and I fell in love with the colour, it isn’t something I normally go for but when I swatched it I knew I was going to enjoy. The pink is a blue toned pink which I never thought I would go for but actually once applied looks amazing. Most people that know me would say I never wear pink so this was a big turning point for me. The full sized liquid lipstick I brought from Debenhams here which is a very standard brown which is right up my street.
I love the packaging of these lipstick, you just know from a quick glance that it is Kat Von D. I love products that are eye-catching because you just lean towards them more when choosing what you are going to apply. I love how thin the bottles are so they are perfect into squeezing into the smallest of places and the mini one is perfect for travelling. The applicator is a standard doe foot which is my personal preference.
Top – Sanctuary Bottom – Lovesick
These liquid lipsticks are very easy to apply, the doe foot is the perfect size and is easy to control. Very rarely do I go wrong with this so if you are a complete novice, don’t you worry. The time is takes to set is around two minutes for the formula to completely be matte. For me this isn’t a major issue but it is something to consider. I do forget this sometimes and then I eat and end up with lipstick all over my face, FYI not a good look.
When they dry, they dry into a comfortable matte formula which half the time you forget is even on your lips. As the formula is fairly thin but highly pigmented your lips never feel cakey or that there is too much product. I have never applied more than one coat of this to my lips and it always is more than enough.
The longevity of these are fairly impressive, not the best but I would say a good 8 hours. What I normally do is if I know I’m going to be out all day where I can’t reapply often I will just pop a lip liner on underneath just to ensure that it will stay all day and it really does.
I wouldn’t say these are the best liquid lipsticks I have ever tried but for overall satisfaction they really tick a lot of boxes. I mean I’m quite a picky person when it comes to liquid lipsticks because I wear them so often and for me they are more than comfortable to wear and reliable enough when worn with a lip liner to not worry about it for the day.
Personally the stand out for me is Love Sick, although I only have this in a mini I absolutely adore it and it’s one of my most worn liquid lipsticks over the past few months. It’s such a different colour to anything I have in my collection and it works so well with my complexion. I thought I would be a Lolita sort of girl but boy was I wrong, the colour really isn’t that impressive to me and I much prefer Love Sick. Sanctuary for me is a very standard brown but is something I again wear so much of that I get so much use of.
These two liquid lipsticks I use so much and I now understand why they are so popular. I mean it’s not the perfect formulation but it’s not far off of it in my opinion and I’m completely in love with their shade range. I need to buy a few more to add to my collection but unsure what colour to get next – any suggestions?
Let me know if you have tried these before and what your opinion of them are. Also let me know your favourite shades!