Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Bauhau5, Bachelorette, Lovesick

Okay, I really, really tried my hardest to like this liquid lipstick. I’ve read a ton of reviews and watched a ton of YouTube beauty videos praising it.  Who knows, maybe I did something wrong.  I only put the lipstick on clean, exfoliated, moisturized lips. What more could I have possibly done for a better application?

I asked my husband for the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5 (pronounced Bow (rhymes with wow) House), a deep raspberry, for my birthday. I just recently bought Bachelorette, in a bright reddish fuchsia, and Lovesick, a mauve nude.

Bauhau5 is a good lipstick, the color is pretty nice and creamy. It does dry matte and is extremely drying.  Now, Bachelorette and Lovesick. These two colors are horrible.  When I swatched them on my hand in Sephora, the colors were entirely different from what I came home with. The lighting maybe? For the first couple of uses, the colors stayed on for a long time.  It doesn’t specify how “everlasting” these lipsticks are.  They did start to break apart after I ate and drank.  The Sephora site says that they dry down to a smooth matte finish.  Not on me! They were dry on my lips, settled into any fine lines or dry patches I may have had on my lips, and were very flaky on my lips (repetition for effect).

Lovesick, yes, sick in the lines on my lips!

I couldn’t apply another coat, even to build up the color, because the second coat would never dry.  My lips were sticky all day long and the color would transfer all over the place. If I wore Bacelorette, the smear on my face made me look like Ronald McDonald. It’s horribly embarrassing! Oh and while I’m at it, why don’t people please let me know that my lipstick has smeared.  I won’t be upset, honest. These colors don’t even last if I lick my lips.  I heard the only way to remove the color is with oil. Well, last I checked my saliva wasn’t oil based! Nope, just regular saliva. Even the application was awkward.  They didn’t last at all when I lined my lips with a lip liner.

Bauhau5, Bachelorette, Lovesick

Bachelorette absolutely does not look fuchsia on me, at all! Reddish orange (as in the Ronald McDonald red), yes.  I can see the fuchsia when I first apply the lipstick, but when it dries to its flaky, matte finish, I’m only seeing orange. Lovesick reminds me of NARS Audacious Anna, until it dries. Then it reminds me of death or uncooked liver.

After I got Bauhau5, and before I wore Bacelorette and Lovesick, I wanted to purchase Nasferatu (like the Vampire), a blood red, and Mother, a dusty mauve pink. They are always sold out in Sephora, but I’ve decided I’m going to pass on those colors. I wasn’t impressed with the shades I already own. Besides, I love the Too Faced Melted Ruby, a blood red. Those lipsticks weren’t as drying as these.

If these lipsticks do work for you, great, there are 29 shades, sold exclusively at Sephora and retail for $20. You can also pick them up on the Kat Von D website.

Because so many positive things have been said about the lipsticks, it might just be me. Maybe they just don’t match with the skin on my lips.  Overall I’m glad that I tried them and I will continue to use the colors that I already own, but this probably isn’t going to be a repurchase for me and I’m not going to try anymore colors. My lips are all tuckered out. 

I love this quote from Marilyn Monroe, “Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”

Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick gets 2 out of 5 Pink Gerber Daisies.