Eeks! I’m so excited to do this post because for a change its not a recipe and it is something I will always have an on going obsession with. Make-Up! Most importantly cruelty free and Vegan make-up.
I have always been a make-up junkie. I have this strange curiosity towards the cosmetics industry and even before transitioning to a Vegan lifestyle I was always learning about makeup. I am no pro-countourer or eyelash gluer but the world of make-up fascinates me. If you come up to me on the streets and ask me to help you chose a highlighter, you have actually made my day babes. No lie. I gotchu ha ha
If I was stuck on an Island and was to only bring one thing with me, it will al,lost always be a lipstick. Tell you why. You can use it as a lipstick, a blush and sometimes even an eyeshadow!!
And we all know the love liquid lipsticks have been given lately. For all the right reasons too. They are insanely pigmented, long wearing and come in so many finishes.
What makes me insanely happy is that there are so many incredible Vegan brands that are now creating excellent products. Why would you have to use animal products and test on animals in this day and age? I just don’t get it! Some of you brands need to get your act together. Because people are becoming aware by the second man. Awareness creates awareness. Simples.
That being said, let’s talk KVD. Katherine Von Drachenberg aka Kat Von D is a badass. I am so happy that she has utilised all her platforms for activism. And hallelujah KVD for the products you have created too. You guys can have a read through of who she is on Google. Because if I start, this blog post will become a dissertation babes.
So the below image is a comparison between the change in packaging and size. The ones in the middle are the ones KVD first came out with I believe in 2008 or 2009.Unfortunately my old KVD Liquid Lipsticks have rubbed off the details so I cant say how much there was in the tube. But I am so glad that she made them longer and also changed the formula because the ones she first came out with were horrendous!
Right enough mumbling. So let’s start with those fun swatches shall we?
Lolita ( It is a rose brown shade)
Lolita ( It is a Rose Brown shade)
Bow & Arrow ( A Nude Brown)
Bow & Arrow ( A Nude Brown)
Beloved (Creamy Vibrant Coral)
Beloved ( Creamy Vibrant Coral)
Mother ( Yellow based pink)
Mother ( Yellow based Pink)
Susperia (A Magenta Purple)
Susperia ( Magenta Purple)
Ayesha ( Apologies this is looking washed put, but this is a grey vibrant purple)
Ayesha ( A grey vibrant Purple)
Bauhau5 ( Apologies this is looking washed out. But this is a blur based Raspberry shade)
Bauhau5 ( A Blue Based Raspberry shade)
A Go-Go ( A Vibrant Orange)
A Go-Go ( A Vibrant Orange)
Now for the product breakdown.
Santa Sagre ( A True Red)
What KVD Say about them
“THE life-proof lipstick that will not wear off! Yes, you can eat, drink, make up, break up and mouth-off knowing your lips are gonna stay flawless through it all!
In 28 to-die-for shades, this creamy formula glides over lips like a gloss and sets to a true matte finish. Along with 24-hour wear and high-pigment color, the next-generation formula is packed with natural moisturizers, including Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Wax. All-day wear has never felt so comfortable!
Live happily Everlasting!
100% Cruelty Free Forever! “
You get 6.6ml of product in each tube and believe me you will probably not run out for a year or so at least!
I love the packaging because it showcases Kat Von D as an artist too. She designs all her product packaging and props to her man.
The tube itself is pretty slim and sleek, so that makes it easy to take with you anywhere you go.
Oh girl! What can I say about the pigmentation. They are all incredibly true to colour and highly pigmented. One swipe is more than enough, but if you want to go bolder and brighter you can add a second layer and they won’t clump up.
At the moment all her liquid lipsticks are straight up matte. They don’t dry instantly, so if you fluff up you have time to clean it up.
The lipsticks have a very subtle scent of vanilla. That is what I get. Nothing that will over power your senses. I also have a mate who detests perfumed products and she didn’t mind testing these out for me. She said she felt comfortable and that the scent wasn’t an issue at all.
They come with a doe foot applicator which is quiet long and light as well. They have a slightly curved but defined edge, so if you are like me and don’t reach for a lip liner. You will be fine. The applicator is quiet precise and manoeuvrable.
They sell at £20 a piece.
What I feel about them?
Obviously over the moon they are vegan and cruelty free babes.
They are my go-to lipsticks and I don’t reach for anything else to be honest. They have a fantastic shade range suitable for every skin tone. Which to be honest, KVD smashed! I love that she added a few adventurous shades like Echo and Witches to the collection. BTW there are 25 or so more colours coming out this year and I already have ants in my pants babes.
If you are worried about some of these shades feathering, well they don’t! Not on me at least.
They are one of those low maintenance lipsticks where you don’t have to keep retouching and worrying about whether they are all over your face.
They are multi purpose products too. So you can use them on your eyes and cheeks too which I do sometimes when I feel like Apple Jack from My Little Pony ha ha. I love the versatility of these lipsticks.
They dry to a comfortable matte finish and do not budge. Saying that, they are also quiet easy to remove. Coconut Oil or Olive oil will do the trick neatly and without tugging your skin on the lip.
They aren’t kiss proof though. Just saying.
Is it worth the hype?
Absolutely! Like I said, they are my HG for liquid lipsticks and always recommend them to anyone looking for liquid lipsticks.
And hello. Their names are all bloody epic!!
My favourite shades
This is hard to chose from. But these are the shades I always reach for.
Santa Sagre, Mother, Susperia, Bauhau5, Witches, Exorcism , Ayesha, Lolita, A Go-Go
What you do need to know is, KVD’s entire makeup line is fun and for self-expression. So please don’t be afraid to wear black lipstick or red eyeshadow. It seriously is so much fun!!!
Kat Von D products are available at Debenhams in the UK and Sephora everywhere else and obviously her website.
I think I have covered pretty much everything in this review I hope. If you have any questions, pop them in the comments and I shall get answering.
Lots of love!!