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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks – Collection, Review, Swatches, Photos

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I picked up my first ever Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick several years ago, and I hated it. I bought the now-discontinued shade, Jeffree (as Kat pulled her support of former friend, Jeffree Star) and it was the tightest, driest lipstick I ever wore. I left it in a drawer and forgot about it. However, since then, Kat has reformulated and repackaged the lipsticks so I picked up two while in the States in June. The packaging is stunning – as with all of Kat Von D’s line. The black boxes are sleek yet decorated with greyscale roses to make them pretty.

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The shade names appear on stickers on the top of the boxes which are colour coded, making it easy to identify them. I have so much makeup that storage space means I cannot hold on to the outer packaging but if you do happen to keep the boxes, this will make it really easy to find the one you’re looking for in a hurry.

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The tubes themselves are gorgeous; long and slim with the logo printed near the bottom and a filigree pattern decorating the otherwise plain tubes which allow you to see the colour of the product inside. The lids are stunning with a silver rose motif that travels over from the outer boxes.

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I got on with the two shades I bought in June so well that when I was in New York recently, I picked up some more. The first thing I picked up was this Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set which contains 8 different shades in a mini size. I don’t mind buying small products as it is rare I finish a full sized lipstick and if I happen to use up a mini, I know it will be worth the spend to repurchase the full size.

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The tubes of the mini lipsticks differ to those that are full size. They simply have the Kat Von D logo on the centre of them but still have the gorgeous silver rose-patterned lids that make them stand out amongst my collection.

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I also picked up the Bow n Arrow Look Set which features a mini liquid lipstick in the cult-favourite shade Bow n Arrow as well as an Ink Liner. I contemplated picking up the full size Bow n Arrow because it is constantly sold out such is its popularity but my pale skin means that nudes that everybody loves don’t always look that great on me so I thought this was the most cost effective way to try it out.

So, now, I have compiled all of the shades I have collected, in alphabetical order.

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Backstage Bambi

This came in the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set but is also available in full size.

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It is described as a vivid hot pink which I definitely agree with. It is bright and bold!

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All those years ago, on my first trip to the US, on the same trip where I picked up Jeffree, I also purchased the ordinary bullet lipstick which came in this shade as I was such a huge fan of bright pinks. However, since dying my hair red, I don’t feel like I can pull them off. That isn’t to say that this isn’t a gorgeous colour though and if you like your pinks hot, I definitely recommend it.

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Bow n Arrow

This came in the Bow n Arrow Look Set but is also available in full size – if you can get it because it always seems to sell out!

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This is described as a fawn nude. It is a pale neutral beige.

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I found this surprisingly flattering on my pale skin and can definitely see why it is such a cult favourite. I think this would pair beautifully with a dark or smoke eye but because I was swatching so many different colours in this post, I wanted to keep my eyes as neutral and simple as I could for the sake of the photographs.

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Double Dare

This is one of the full sized lipsticks that I picked up in June.

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This is described as a cocoa blush. I definitely don’t see the brown or “cocoa” element to it. In fact, when I first wore it I was surprised by the coral tone it has as I thought this was more of a pink nude. I would call it more of a coral nude.

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Despite its coral leanings when you examine it closely, I think that this is neutral enough to wear with almost any look. It is an incredibly flattering shade which I think would work on most people.

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Echo

This came in the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set but is also available in full size.

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This is described as a satin navy blue. I would call it more of a true or dark blue, rather than a navy. It is the one shade that I found quite patchy and not truly opaque, no matter how many layers I applied.

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I love a blue lipstick, even though I know it definitely won’t be for everyone. I love this shade and was upset to find it was the one that gave me the most trouble. I would definitely pair this with a blue liner though as the colour is too beautiful to overlook.

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L.U.V.

This came in the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set but is also available in full size.

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This is described as a rich violet but I would label it more as a neon purple-toned fuschia. This is bright, bold and out there.

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This is definitely a unique shade that I cannot think of a dupe for. If my hair wasn’t red, I could definitely see myself being obsessed with this colour but at the moment, I just don’t think it suits me.

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Lolita

This is one of the full sized lipsticks I picked up in June.

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This is described as a chestnut rose. I would call it more of a neutral rose. If Bow n Arrow is famous, then this is infamous. This is the shade with the biggest cult following and again, is one that constantly sells out.

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I can see why. This colour is absolutely beautiful and universally flattering while also being unique and unlike others in my collection. This shade will go with any eye look. I am obsessed.

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Lovesick

This came in the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set but is also available in full size.

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This is described as a mauve nude while I would call it a cool pale mauve pink.

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When I first saw it in the box, I overlooked it completely for the bright pinks, hot reds and unusual blues but when I created a rather dramatic eye look one day, this is actually the first colour I reached for to pair with it. I thought this would just be an average light pink but its cool tones make it different and I am a huge fan.

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Mother

This came in the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set but is also available in full size.

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This is described as a dusty mauve pink. I would call it a true medium pink.

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I have already told you how I don’t wear pink because of my hair etc. but of all the shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipstick that I have, I actually think Mother is the most ordinary and dupeable. Even when I was obsessed with pink lipsticks, these medium pink shades never did it for me. This is just a little too middle-of-the-road and I think I could find a similar shade from any drugstore brand.

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Plath

This came in the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set and is labelled as ‘new’. I’m unsure if it is exclusive to the set or if it will become available as part of the full size permanent line in the future.

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It is described as a deep russet red and is an unusual warm brown red shade that I definitely cannot dupe.

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At first I was unsure about this one. I love a dark, vampy red but the brown tones in this had me second-guessing. I was wrong. I absolutely adore this colour. It is unusual and so flattering with my hair colour. In fact, they look incredibly close! This is one I probably never would have purchased myself but it is an amazing find!

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Roxy

This came in the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set and is labelled as ‘new’. I’m unsure if it is exclusive to the set or if it will become available as part of the full size permanent line in the future.

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This is described as a bright grape and is a beautiful true blue-based purple.

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This was another that was slightly patchy on the lips, although not as bad as Echo. I love this. Again, it is another unique shade and what’s not to love about a bright purple? I’m obsessed.

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Santa Sangre

This came in the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set but is also available in full size.

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It is described as a poision apple. It is a bright red.

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I probably never would have chosen this lipstick myself as it is very bright for a red and I usually opt for blue tones but from the second I applied this, I have been in love. It is also perfect for this time of year as it is very festive. I wore it in my post on the Mac Nutcracker Sweet and spent the whole day in that makeup feeling like the most Christmas-sy person alive (which I usually am). I cannot express how much I love this one.

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Witches

This is the one full sized lipstick that I picked up on my recent trip to New York.

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This is described as a pitch black which I obviously have to agree with. This is black. True black. Black black.

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I know this is another divisive one and perhaps I’m reverting back to my fifteen year old goth stage but I adore this. I have been lusting after a black lipstick for the longest time and I knew a liquid lipstick was the way to go for those crisp sharp edges. When I think of black lipstick, I think of high fashion and editorial looks and hopefully it looks more like that than I’ve been listening to too much Marilyn Manson (I don’t think that’s a thing, by the way. Mechanical Animals is a fabulous album.) I love this and perhaps it’s not your thing, but if you happen to be in the market for a black, this one is perfect.

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Here are all of the shades that I own swatched together so that you can compare and contrast them. Echo and Roxy were the only two that gave me application trouble. All of the rest applied evenly and easily, drying down to completely matte within a few minutes.

The doe-foot applicator is the same on both the full size and mini lipsticks and I found it really easy to work with. The formula is gorgeous and before the lipstick dries down, you have a few minutes to layer up and perfect those edges without any trouble. On the lips, these are longwearing and comfortable too. I know people often fret that liquid lipsticks will turn their lips into shrivelled up old raisins but even though I suffer from dry lips, I don’t find myself wanting to tear them off at the end of the day.

You can reapply these easily throughout the day without them going cakey or balling up but I find that the more you reapply them, the drier they do feel.

Overall though, I adore the lipstick formula as well as the large range of colours – some of which are really different! Whether you love neutral every day shades or are a fan of experimenting with more unique colours, there is definitely one for everybody. Sephora and the Kat Von D website stock 29 shades while Debenhams carry 26 – all shades I have are available at Debenhams, except the two exclusive to the mini set.

A full size 6.6ml Everlasting Liquid Lipstick retails for €20 on the Debenhams website. I got mine at Sephora for $20 each, while the Bow n Arrow Look Set also set me back $20 and the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick set cost $49 (with an $80 value). Neither set are available on the Debenhams website but both are also available on the Kat Von D Beauty site. Kat Von D does not ship internationally but Sephora ship to the UK and you can then use Parcel Motel to get it to Ireland!

Have you tried anything from Kat Von D Beauty?
Which shade are you lusting after?

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3 thoughts on “Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks – Collection, Review, Swatches, Photos

  1. What a great, thorough post. I love when you get a lip shade in a set that you would never have bought on your own and love it. That happened with the Too Faced Merry Kissmas set. I would never have bought Fig because it looks too purple but when I tried it it is my favorite in the set.

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