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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick Review

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick Review

I was fortunate enough to be selected for the Influenster Voxbox of the new Kat Von D Studded Creme Lipstick.

I was very excited about this. I own several Studded Kiss Lipsticks and frankly never reach for them. They are all mattes, and I feel they are dry and uncomfortable.

A cream formula was needed. I love the shades. That is not the issue the comfort is. I also think this line is overhyped. The Sephora brand has similar shades for less. In my opinion, the formulas are identical.

I also feel I cannot judge a product line solely on one shade. I was hoping 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 alright some a just plain bad.

Noble and Agatha are beautiful shades. Unfortunately, I can’t use them they’re very patchy. Sometimes certain shades are problematic. If you use chapstick with it, it does not help much. 

Wet 'N Wild Liquid Catsuit, for example, has some fantastic liquid lipsticks. The lighter colors are super patchy and just not good at all. 

I was slightly disappointed when I only got one shade. I was hoping that Influenster was going to give us a few lipsticks. I’ve seen the Bite Boxes, and they had more than one shade. I was hoping the creme formula of the lighter shades was better than the standard Studded Kiss Formula.

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I received Cathedral which to me is a darker neutral brownish red shade. Very 1990's. I was hoping for Lovecraft or Lolita. I love those shades, but again the formula is not comfortable. I was hoping to do some experiments. 

I wanted to see if the shades were the same. I would have performed a wear test Orignal on one side, Creme on the other. All day. Hence why I was hoping for shade, I had. 

The new creme formula smells precisely like the original formula a little fruity and sweet. 

Like Studded Kiss the application was not smooth. It was patchy, and I had to go over my lips a few times for even coverage. I am wondering if I got a dud. It just did not feel creamy at all. 

I am a huge fan of the Creme formula from Urban Decay especially the shade Ex-Girlfriend that is the most comfortable lipstick. It's creamy and smooth. Better than Bites Amuse Bouche in my opinion. 

I tried the transfer test. It left grit on my soda can.

I am prone to parched lips. They never actually chap, but they do feel like they need moisture. I do use a lip scrub a few times a week, and I do use a Laniege sleeping mask for my lips. I also use Brazilian Kiss lip butter during the day. 

Despite this, I do tolerate mattes and most liquid lipsticks. I am unsure of why but Kat Von D lip products just drying for me. Some are ok at first, but after awhile I need to remove it, and use a lip balm.

An hour or so after application it has dried down. It is still patchy. It does not feel comfortable at all. 

I will try it again tomorrow and apply lip butter about half an hour before application to see if that helps at all but I am not very hopeful.

I will update if it helps. 

I did receive this lipstick for free for testing purposes from Influenster. 

If you are interested in joining Influenster so you can earn a Voxbox click here

 *** Day two. I wore it all day. It frequently needed to be wiped off and reapplied. It dries down and gets flaky. The texture is still gritty. It is not kiss proof and can smear easily. I am convinced that there is something wrong with the actual lipstick. I will attempt the third day. The plan is to scrape off the top layer and see if that makes any difference.***

 

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