I love a good lip.
Not a back-talking, head-rolling, finger-snapping lip.
A good, sexy, eye-catching, vibrant lip.
Of course, I had to try out Studded Kiss Lipstick but Kat Von D.
Most of us know about Kat’s presence in the body modification industry, but I had always been interested in her style (fashion and makeup wise) for the past seven years.
Years ago, when Kat unveiled her makeup line, I was excited to try it out. Of course, I sat dormant for awhile and scrolled through endless reviews of her products until I settled on which products I was most interested in trying out. Besides the product payoff (rich pigment) of the lipsticks, I was also impressed about the formulation of the product: vegan-friendly and cruelty-free!
That’s where the Studded Kiss Lipsticks come in.
Let’s check ’em out.
Shades shown below from left to right:
- Sexer (Iridescent Fluorescent Pink)
- Wolvesmouth (Metallic Berry) – as you can tell from the picture, this shade has been well-used by me!
- NaYeon (Pitch Black w/ Gunmetal Shimmer)
- Halo (Neon Clementine)
- Bachelorette (Matte Reddish Fuchsia)
- Noble (Matte Petal Pink Nude)
The Studded Kiss Lipstick comes in a black, texturized lipstick tube that snaps open and closed. But wait! Just like the name implies, the lipstick tube is decked out in studs. It’s actually a pretty cool effect, visually, and physically. I’m a klutz, so the studs actually make it a bit more challenging for me to drop the lipstick onto various surfaces. Win-win in my book.
Here is some lingo that I pulled directly from Kat Von D’s cosmetic website:
Here at Kat Von D Beauty, we believe that the best things in life are black and studded! Kat designed this insanely sexy lipstick after her signature studded cuff. Pretty rad, huh?!
And to that, I say: You’re damn right. Especially the first sentence.
Product shades from top to bottom on left side:
Product shades from top to bottom on right side:
Product Price Point:
These babies can be purchased for $21/pop. Mind you, the products shown in my review are the mini-versions of the full-size Studded Kiss Lipstick.
Product in Action:
Product shade used in above picture: Sexer
Product shade used in above picture: Wolvesmouth
Product shade used in above picture: NaYeon
3.75/5 studded bracelets.
While I do admire the array of colors available in the Studded Kiss Line as well as the product payoff, there are some things that I do not like. I have noticed that this lipstick isn’t as moisturizing as other lipstick brands. I also noticed that I must exfoliate my lips before applying the Studded Kiss Lipstick or else my lips looked as petrified as Freddy Krueger’s face (love ya’ Freddy!).
Also, let’s talk about Gold-Blooded…a color that I fantasized about. Until I actually received the product in-hand. I ran that lipstick (Gold-Blooded) across my lips so quickly, and then retched the moment I ran my lips together. The texture felt like I had applied a lipstick to my lips and then commenced to sprinkling sand, course sea salt, and ground-up walnut shells all over them.
And that was truly disappointing, because Gold-Blooded is such a beautiful color (I’ll post a swatch of it later) in-tube; however, it’s formulation may have to be tweaked in order for it to feel more natural and less abrasive on the lips. However, I’m keeping the dream alive. I’ve got faith in you and your team of cosmetic chemists, Kat 😉
Added on 04.01.2017
Gold-Blooded Swatch & Product in Action Photos Below