The launch of the new Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks inspired me to do a review and swatches of my Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipsticks in Backstage Bambi (vivid hot pink) and Outlaw (brick red).
Overall: Impressive staying power and gorgeous colors but to make this look good and be comfortable to wear, you will need to exfoliate and moisturize your lips. Once you’ve exfoliated and moisturized, you should be good to go all day with these lipsticks.
I feel like I need to preface this whole review by saying these lipsticks are legit. Not only do they come in 12 gorgeous shades, apply easily and quickly with the included doe-foot applicator but they also last forever, hence the name!
When they say Everlasting, they mean it. These lipsticks dry to a very matte finish, wear a very long time and become practically transfer proof. They have such great staying power and are so transfer proof that I actually wore Outlaw to my wedding and no red smudges were to be found anywhere on my hubby!
Because they dry so matte, it’s imperative that you exfoliate and moisturize your lips properly first or these lipsticks probably won’t look so hot and might feel quite drying. Don’t go too crazy with the lip balm though because the more moisture you put on your lips, the more it takes away from the staying power of the lipstick. I like to apply my favorite lip balm, Rosebud Salve, wait a few minutes for it to adsorb, gently blot off the excess with a tissue and then apply my lipstick.
To show the difference moisturization makes, I used two different products on my lips prior to applying my Everlasting Love Liquid Lipsticks.
Check out Backstage Bambi here. The color is incredible but my lips look parched, cracked and overall just not very attractive. For this shade, I applied some Chapstick (plain ole regular formula) to my lips before applying Backstage Bambi. I don’t particularly like this Chapstick formula and it didn’t seem to help much with moisturizing my lips.
Here I applied my beloved Rosebud Salve before applying Outlaw and look at what a difference it makes! This time the product applied much more smoothly and comfortably.