I’m a huge fan of Kat Von D’s lip products – the liquid lipsticks are a must-have in my books when it comes to long-wearing lip colour. When she launched the new formula for lipsticks this year, the line came with a huge selection (30 to be exact) of incredible shades with varying finishes, all of which were long-wearing. I was sold.
A few weeks back I went to Sephora on a mission to grab a new fall shade, and with a variety of deep reds to choose from in the Studded Kiss line I knew that was where to go. After much swatching and debating, I settled on Vampira – a classic shade (it also comes in the liquid lipstick formula) that was just the right level of burgundy without going too dark.
I’ve been obsessed with it since and am wearing it out more and more now that fall is basically here. It’s definitely a drier lipstick, almost reminds me of MAC’s retro matte lipsticks, so be sure to use a primer or lip balm before applying so it doesn’t go on blotchy. I also use a clear lip liner to prevent bleeding – so far I’ve had no issues.
The nice thing about Studded Kiss versus the liquid lipstick is it’s not as drying. You do need to reapply occasionally throughout the day but it’s really just to touch up the colour after meals or a coffee. It stays matte though and overall provides a great colour payoff – I’ve even had a few compliments on how well it stays put.
If you want a gorgeous deep fall red, be sure to check out this line – even if Vampira is not your thing, there are so many shades (reds, pinks, even blues, black and lavender) so anyone can find something that works for them. You can grab them at Sephora for $26.00 each.