I was grateful I was selected for Influenster Voxbox of the new Kat Von D Studded Creme Lipstick. I own several Studded Kiss Lipsticks and never reach for them. They are all mattes, and I think they are dry and uncomfortable.
Kat Von D needed a cream formula. I love the shades. The comfort is an issue. The Sephora brand has similar shades for less. The formulas are identical.
The truth is, I cannot judge a product line with one shade. I hoped I would get a light color, a neutral and a dark lipstick. I am familiar with Studded Kiss line, and the formula. Some shades are fine and some just plain bad.
Noble and Agatha are beautiful shades. I can’t use them they’re patchy. Sometimes certain shades are problematic. If you use chapstick with that does not help much.
Wet ‘N Wild Liquid Catsuit, for example, has fantastic liquid lipsticks. The lighter colors are patchy and drying.
I only got one shade. I hoped that Influenster would give us a few lipsticks. Regardless Cathedral is a darker shade so it should not have been problematic.
I received Cathedral which is a darker neutral brownish red shade. Very 1990s. Lovecraft or Lolita are the shades I own in the original formula. The shades are stunning but the formula is not comfortable.
I wanted to compare the shades. I would have performed a wear test original on one side Creme on the other. I did not have the original formula in Cathedral.
The new creme formula smells like the original formula a little fruity and sweet. I can not find the ingredients online. I am still searching. In the meantime I found the ingredients for another shade. You can find here them here.
Like Studded Kiss the application was not smooth. The application was patchy. I had to go over my lips a few times. I am wondering if I got a dud. The lipstick did not feel creamy.
I am a huge fan of the Creme formula from Urban Decay the shade Ex-Girlfriend that is the most comfortable lipstick. It’s creamy and smooth. Better than Bites Amuse-bouche.
I tried the transfer test. It left grit on my soda can.
I am prone to parched lips. They never chap, but they felt like they need moisture. I use a lip scrub a few times a week, and I use a Laneige sleeping mask for my lips. I also use Brazilian Kiss lip butter during the day.
Despite this, I tolerate mattes and most liquid lipsticks. I am unsure of why but Kat Von D lip products just drying for me.
An hour after application it has dried down. It is still patchy. It does not feel comfortable at all.
Tomorrow I will wear it again and apply lip butter about half an hour before application to see if that helps at all but I am not hopeful.
I received this lipstick for free for testing from Influenster.
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*** Day two. I wore the lipstick all day. The lipstick needed to be removed and reapplied. The formula dries down and gets flaky. The texture is still gritty. It is not kiss proof and can smear. I am convinced that there is something wrong with the actual lipstick. I will attempt the third day. My plan is to scrape off the top and see if that makes any difference.***
I took the lipstick with me in my travel bag to Disneyland. The bag went missing after a trip to Disneyland. No one ever turned it in. So I never had the chance to test the lipstick further. Wearing it for two fulls days is enough.
I ended up hating the formula but loving the shade. I would not recommend buying the Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick.
I can not find the ingredients online. I am still searching. In the meantime I found the ingredients for another shade. You can find here them here.