2016 will definitely be remembered as a year of massive upheavals… What with Trump getting elected, Brexit, David Bowie and Prince dying among a whole other host of celebrities – it was certainly an intense year!
In the makeup world though, 2016 was without a doubt the year of the liquid lipstick. Sure they’d been around before, but no one I knew really used them that much and I’d only heard of a few brands’ collections. Suddenly though, it seemed like every blogger under the sun was talking about them, and soon after all of my friends seemed to be using them instead of their previously beloved MAC lipsticks… Now pretty much every brand has a range of liquid formula lipsticks, but none quite so famous as the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks; arguably the brand that really kick started the trend.
I picked up the most popular shade of the whole range when I was in New York. Loilta; a chestnut rose which supposedly looks slightly different on everyone. For some it’s a dusky pink, others a deep nude, and the rest a rusty brown. I was very intrigued to see how this chameleon shade would look on me!
So let’s start off with my first impressions…
When I first applied this to my lips, I was quite shocked at just how much darker it looked. It was a sort of unattractive murky brown – completely different to what I was expecting! Thankfully, after a few minutes it dried down to a slightly pinker shade, but still a hell of a lot darker and browner than pictures and swatches I’d seen online! I know it’s meant to look different on everyone, but this was like a completely different colour. Since then, I’ve read on the Sephora website that there was a bad batch of Lolitas which came out too dark, so I’m thinking that may be the case with mine.
So with the colour being a little disappointing, I have to admit I was also quite unimpressed with the application. The doe foot applicator is quite small and something about it makes it difficult to use. I find the lipstick doesn’t spread out evenly and ends up looking a bit clumpy.
But how does it last? After all, these are called the ‘Everlasting’ Liquid Lipsticks… Well unfortunately, my initial dislike of this product proves to be correct. After a couple of hours of wear, I find the colour starts to go patchy and I start to get those little flaky bits which is never attractive! It’s also almost impossible to eat or drink without this fading off; something I don’t find with some of my favourite matte lipsticks.
I think this has to be one of my biggest beauty disappointments over the last 6 months. These Kat Von D liquid lipsticks are so hyped up – this colour in particular – and I’m just not a fan at all! They don’t even compare to the quality of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams or the NARS Velvet Lip Glides. Maybe as these were the first, all the other brands have now caught up and overtaken them when it comes to formula. What a shame!!
I’d be interested to see if any of you guys have had similar thoughts on these Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks? And in particular with the shade Lolita? Let me know in the comments below!
Check back in on Wednesday for a new Parisian themed post 🙂
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxx