In celebration of National Lipstick Day, If there was ever an A&E show for hoarders of beauty products I would easily make the cut for their premiere episode. This is a pretty surprising confession considering it’s coming from someone who strives on a daily basis to maintain a minimalist lifestyle. My husband and daughter on the other hand? Let’s just say, every room in our home would resemble Monica Geller’s secret closet if I wasn’t perpetually sneaking stuff in the trash daily.
But let’s get back to beauty, shall we?
For the last few years it’s no secret that I’ve been a slave to Tom Ford lipsticks. I love everything about them, the scent, the application, and most of all the confidence I feel when I pout, but friends…it’s finally time to give Coco Ravish a break. Don’t worry, I know my beloved hue has been retired, but I pretty much invested in something like 40 of them so I’m covered for the next decade. Man, do I love that color.
I feel the itch for change and it’s time to shake things up a bit. I love the matte lip phenom hitting the high schools and runways over the last year or so, but I’m far from a millennial, and not quite ready to hop on the Kylie Jennie Matte Lip Kits train. But I did want something low-fuss, a bit more sophisticated, and you can’t forget a twist of edge with a dash of badass. Hmmm…
That’s when Kat Von D immediately came to mind. It was right around the time she had her latest brouhaha via YouTube or Twitter with Jeffree Star and even though I like both of them, I remembered she had a line of Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks with 30 long-wear, full-coverage shades formulated to capture my style with a smooth, matte finish. Because let’s face it, I wouldn’t be caught dead with pink lips. It’s just not my thang. The darker the better in my book.
My BravoTV Housewife tag line? “I’m not Goth, but my lips are…”
For those not familiar with Kat Von D, she’s a tattoo artist from here in L.A. and owner of High Voltage Tattoo. She has this unique way of marrying old time Hollywood glam with “in your face” rock ‘n’ roll. In theory it’s my dreams come true.
Are the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks Worth It?
YES. It’s life-proof. They are so easy to apply, and there is no need for lipliner. Just apply at home and look flawless instantly. They last all day, and I’ll touch up maybe once towards the late afternoon into evening. Do you know how amazing it is to finally be able to wear super dark lipstick and make it through drinks and dinner without having to worry about touching up? It’s like a gift from the beauty brand gods.
To apply, just simply outline your lips with the applicator tip, then lightly fill in the rest. Wait a few moments for the first layer to dry, and apply a second coat for everlasting life-proof lipstick love. I love that the formula includes natural moisturizers that won’t dry out my lips like Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Wax, and as all Kat Von D products are, they are vegan cosmetics, paraben-free, and 100% cruelty free.
So which colors are currently in my Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick arsenal?
- Damned – Black Cherry
- Witches – Pitch Black (just like my nails)
- Bow N Arrow – Fawn Nude
- Lolita – Chestnut Rose
- Exorcism – Ripe Blackberry
- Double Dare – Cocoa Blush
And I hope to pick up Crucifixion soon!
Have you a fan of Kat Von D products?
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