The big beauty of this collection is a gorgeous eyeshadow palette that’s shaped like a rainbow and smell kinda like… fruity pebbles?
I’m working to get a video up this collection this week (look for it on Thursday) on my YouTube channel, but for now, please enjoy the swatches of the Life’s A Festival palette!
Too Faced Life’s A Festival Swatches
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In early January 2018, Kat Von D relaunched her Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks. Longtime users of these lipsticks may notice not much physical difference between the relaunch and the old ones, and this is primarily down to the fact that this is a re-formulation of the line.
I was sent the shade OG Lolita from the Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick range from Influenster.
Influenster, for those unaware, is a web site where anyone can sign up to receive free product to try out. You can sign up here if you’re interested.
The lipstick packaging reminds me soooo much of the belts I used to wear back in the early 00s. (And honestly, it’s making me a little bit nostalgic for them!) The packaging is solid, but not overly weighty. It has a nice snap shut with an inner mechanism that ensures the studs on the outside of the packaging always line up when the lipstick is snapped closed. It’s a small touch, but a very neat one nonetheless.
The lipstick bullet has the KVD logo embossed on it and the lipstick itself has a faintly sweet smell – a little bit like vanilla, and a little like caramel.
The entire range of lipstick is vegan and cruelty free – which is always a huge point for KVD – she likes to ensure her products are harm-free for animals. The lipstick range also promises to be a high-pigment matte finish with long-wearability. (Although I can’t find the length of wear stated anywhere.)
OG Lolita is described as a chestnut-rose shade and I’d say that’s the perfect description for the shade. It’s opaque in one swatch, but I did find the application was a little bit stiff as the bullet is quite firm.
On the lips it does feel pillow-y and soft, but also kind of thick to a certain degree. The colour is gorgeous though and it was very easy to apply. It wore well for six hours without needing to be touched up.
Although I can’t truly find much to fault with this lipstick, I just never really fell in love with it! I can only attribute that to the fact that it felt rather thick upon application which just made me feel a little bit uncomfortable with the lipstick. That being said… the shade is beautiful. The pigmentation was excellent and it did wear for a really long time. I even found that the thickness of the product died down after about two hours, which is really good… but for whatever reason… I’m just not in love with this formula. I know I won’t be reaching for this lipstick after I’m done reviewing it, so I guess you could say this one just wasn’t for me.
That being said… if my descriptions of the product are something you’re interested in, I would definitely go check out the product in stores at Sephora!
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