Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow n Arrow - Review

I've had a few of the new Kat von D liquid lipstick shades for a while, so it's about time I review them! I jumped on this shade the moment it was available, since I'm really getting into nudes. In case you didn't know, KvD released sixteen! new shades in mid July, and they're ALL permanent. So there's no rush to grab this or any other new one. (Not that I listened to myself on that.)

Bow n Arrow is listed as a "fawn nude." This nude is definitely more brown leaning than pink leaning, and the shade is warm. On me, it doesn't completely wash me out, there's enough pink in there to richen up the tan shade and keep it from being corpse-ish. The Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks come in a slim tube with a doe foot applicator. I happen to like the doe foot, it's small enough to get into the corners of my lips no problem. The packaging is a sturdy plastic tube, with silver detailing on the cap, and black detailing on the top of the tube.

Application of this shade is very smooth - it helps that I wear a lip primer to really make life easy, but I didn't experience any dragging of the applicator. The formula takes about two minutes to fully dry down. In the meantime, it gets a bit tacky. The plus side to the longer dry time is that you have time to fix any mistakes without needing to reapply everything, as adding another coat doesn't rip up the first coat, as some formulas are wont to do. The pigmentation is great, I got full coverage with one coat. Theres a slight lipstick-y scent to this, but it fades quickly.

I noticed minimal transfer while wearing this, a perk of the liquid lipstick formula. I was able to eat some non-greasy snacks, but my lunch (a salad) took off the lipstick on the inner portion of my mouth and I needed to reapply. Thankfully, reapplication did not make everything that was still leftover look worse. I didn't find this drying, but I always wear a lip primer. There was no bleeding or feathering, either.

As it stands, the Kat von D formula is my favorite liquid lipstick formula to date. I haven't really had any huge issues with any shade I've tried. At $90.90 an ounce, there is way worse out there. (Anastasia Beverly Hills charges the same price for half the amount of product.) I'm super happy with the shade extension for this product, and I hope there is even more to come!

  • Smooth application
  • Barely transfers
  • Non drying
  • No bleeding or feathering
  • Great pigmentation
  • I now want every shade
  • Needs to be reapplied after eating
  • Not the best scent
Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow n Arrow - $20.00 for 0.22 oz
Review - 5/5

1 comment:

  1. I've been waiting for this shade to get into stock /forever/. I can't wait to try it!