Apr 21, 2017

KAT VON D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II

The best total liquid-matte lipstick. Ever.

No joke, "Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick" has the best liquid-matte formula, ever. This product offers a total-matte liquid lipstick that won't transfer nor drying out your lips. Kat claims "the life-proof lipstick that will not wear off" and stay still on your lips. It comes in 43 bold-to-larger-than-life shades (per April 2017) and delivers a comfortable liquid form texture. The creamy lipstick glides easily and quickly set into total matte finish within seconds. It is also packed with natural moisturizer like Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Wax PLUS clinically proven Cruelty-free! Double Win.

Everlasting Liquid Lipstick stored in a transparent and utterly slim tube, with 6.6 mL content retailed for USD 20. The packaging completely showcases Von D's edgy-rocker style and stand-out among other girly-glamour products. Surprisingly, the product itself is made in Italy (a total stunner for US brand); available in Sephora (but not yet available in Indonesia).

The tube comes in extremely compact and slim packaging; suitable for traveling.
Made in Italy; best used until 12 months after opening.

The rocker-chic vibe in the packaging is obvious and unique. Somehow, the wand is a bit too long for my taste but works well to distribute a right amount of product whereas the tip of applicator comes in handy doe-foot shape.

Lolita-II is a versatile warm-terracotta with hint of red; it slightly darker in liquid form but turns lighter and more vivid when applied onto the lips. The liquid form transforms to more dry-velvety texture in seconds and cover entire surface with opaque finish (as you can see above). The dry finish is not cracking your lip nor creates flake; it's a total matte form but with light-weight and comfortable texture. There's a faint scent of vanilla but evaporates upon application. Staying power is long last and stays well up to 4-5 hours; normally it slightly fades and smear-off especially in the center part after decent amount of meal.
Above & Below: Lolita-II worn by me

My Verdict?
I love KAT VON D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick formula and texture to death; it's proved that VON D Liquid lipstick rave is true; a total matte finish but with light-weight and comfortable feeling. In terms of pigmentation, Lolita-II is slightly lighter and vivid than the predecessor, Lolita, plus it's versatile for daily wear. As you know, many of Everlastings' shades are ultimately bold and variously diverse but Lolita-II got my (conservative office) approval. I might repurchase another versatile and 'safe' shade like "Mother" next time but until now I'm enjoying Lolita-II for my go-to-total-matte. See you around!


Apr 11, 2017

MAC Longwear Lipstick in "Studded Kiss"

Sorry for the long hiatus. Betting my luck on deep hue like MAC "Studded Kiss"; a ravish burgundy shade in warmer tone.

It's spring already. But who cares if I wear deep shade like this gorgeous burgundy in a sunshiny Spring day? Contrary to its cooler version in MAC "Diva", MAC "Studded Kiss" is leaning to warmer tone with hint of brown. The bullet color looks deeper than the swatch (the bullet color in real life is much darker) but it's not considered as "goth" regardless of the deeper hue it has. "Studded Kiss" is a warm burgundy with opaque pigmentation and moisturizing-matte finish; not drying out your lips, just perfectly matte.

MAC described it as 'Matte' finish but for me the texture of "Studded Kiss" is more likely comfort-matte with adequate moisturizing agents. It glides well, covering lip with opaque pigmentation, and won't accentuate dry lines nor create messy flakes. Swipe 2 times to reach full intensity.

It has subtle vanilla scent but the scent won't transfer upon application. Lasting power up to 4-6 hours but normally starts to smear off after decent meal. Another dupe comes from MAC "Diva" (the cooler version) and MAC Media (more intense-deeper than Diva).


Just like typical MAC Longwear bullet-type lipstick, the bullet comes in a slanted-pointy tip as seen below. The product comes in nett 3 g and retailed for IDR 285.000 (tbh, I don't know the current counter price, since I bought it from someone's personal stash with more cheaper tag).

MAC "Studded Kiss"

As far as I can remember, "Studded Kiss' glides perfectly even in my dry-est lip condition, this burgundy shade works from the fairest skin-tone to darker tones. Take a look carefully in my face swatch below (look at my dark circle, hahaha, no) and you may notice that the shade around the lip lines is less tense; you may need lip brush or similar lip liner shade to outline your lip line and reach more defined lips.
I've been enjoying deep shade like "Studded Kiss" and unexpectedly it works on my conservative-corporate office environment. It turns out office-appropriate if you pair it with defined or cat-winged style, but keep in your mind to let your lips do the talking and let the rest of your face more simple.

MAC "Studded Kiss" || IDR 285.000

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