Matte about you: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Title Matte lips are like, totally in right now.

You know what’s also hot? Dark, vampy lips (hello fall).

Last Thursday I went to my best friend’s fundraiser event and was totally feeling dark, gothic makeup to go with my charcoal dress and black faux-leather moto jacket.  So I went easy on the eyes and dark on the lips.  And by dark, I mean black.  And then I snapped a photo of my look and my Snapchat exploded with people commenting that they loved my black lipstick.  A different best friend even screenshotted it and texted me that she wants to wear that shade when we see Madonna in Vancouver next month.

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The lipstick? Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Witches. I received four of these guys earlier this month and although I just about died when I saw Witches and Echo, a dark navy, I figured these colours may be hard to pull off for everyday wear (just like that blue Lime Crime lipstick I blogged about last week).

In case you haven’t see Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in real life, they are available in 25 different shades and are a long-wearing full-coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish.  They apply as a gloss and then dry to a matte finish that last for a very long time. Each shade is infused with natural comfort-enhancing ingredients, including vitamin E and sunflower seed, thus making them comfortable on the lips (however, they do give you a bit of that dry-matte feel).

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I received two everyday-wear shades, Requiem (a soft lilac) and Mother (a dusty mauve pink), as well as two darker shades, Witches (black) and Echo (navy). Out of the four, my favourite would probably have to be Requiem, since it’s so flattering and wearable for all four seasons.  I really love Witches and Echo as well.  Mother was alright, but it would probably be better on someone with a darker skin tone than myself.

I feel like this particular formulation is very popular right now, as Kat Von D isn’t the only one to introduce a liquid lipstick that dries to a matte. With that being said, these are a great product.  They do last a long time (although be ready for touch ups near the opening of the mouth if you are eating and drinking), and they do have the tendency to feel a little dry (I used one of the Maybelline Baby Lips Glosses overtop of Requiem, which gave me some moisture and the colour some shine, but it’s certainly not as bad as other products on the market in terms of dryness. Also, the pigmentation is amazing on these, what you see is what you get.  Just make sure to clean it up before it sets, because once it’s on, it’s on.

Have you tried Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick?

Please note, product sent by PR, all opinions are my own.

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