KAT VON D ♡ Studded Kiss Lipstick Set // First Impression + Lip Swatches

One of my beauty goals this year is to buy less and focus on the "quality over quantities" rule, this means I have to be more strict on my spending this year, I am hoping there will be no more impulsive buys and only purchase the things I need.

Oh, my quality over quantities rule does not apply to MAC, of course haha ~ I can't get over the whole 'sit here and do nothing when MAC release a new collection' LOL. 

Anyway, I did plenty of impulsive buys in 2014, there's draws and draws of new products that I haven't tried or review yet; so this year I aim to clear out my draft posts and also review the 'few items' I purchased last year. 

Today's post is all about the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set, I purchased this set just before Christmas and due to a busy holiday, I have only just had time to try out all the shades and do a lip swatch for each of the lipsticks. 

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

There are nine mini lipstick shades included in the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set, this is a Limited Edition set that is exclusive to Sephora. I purchase mine on TradeMe from one of my favourite and most trusted seller (shezza108). 

The Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set "offers 10 hour wear, bold, one swipe application and velvet-touch comfort that leaves lips feeling supple"; this set features four bold reds, three statement pop of color and two everyday classic shades in a wild range of matte, shimmer and metallic finishes. 

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
 Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick mini VS. full size
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Sexer Lipstick mini VS. full size
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set // arm swatch
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Motorhead Lipstick
Kat Von D Motorhead is described as a "matte black cherry", it is such a beautiful winter color, a deep red burgundy shade; this reminds me of MAC Sin, but when I swatch both Motorhead and Sin side by side, Sin seem darker.

I adore the shade of Motorhead, but not so much of its formula. It's drying and it has one of the worst application out of all nine lipsticks included in this set, I struggle to apply Motorhead evenly.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Sexer Lipstick
Kat Von D Sexer is described as an "iridescent florescent pink", it is a perfect, bright, Barbie pink shade; any girly girl would love! Sexer applies nicely with an opaque coverage, application wasn't painful, it didn't drag nor pull. It is also drying during wear, just not as drying as Motorhead.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lovecraft Lipstick
Kat Von D Lovecraft is described as a "matte mauve pink nude", this is my absolutely favourite out of all nine lipsticks included; I also have the full size of the lipstick and it was one of my most worn lipstick in 2014. 

The formula of Lovecraft is very drying, I don't understand why Kat Von D's matte lipsticks are all crazy drying. >.< Surprisingly this shade applies nice and even with an opaque coverage, it did not pull nor drag during application. 

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Countess Lipstick
Kat Von D Countess is described as a "matte hot orange red"; I apologize for the ugly lip swatch lol, it was one of the last few lip swatch I have done, my lips were swollen from all that pulls and drags and I was getting impatient and frustrated.

Countess drags a little during application, it is slightly drying during wear; this one didn't give me a good nor bad first impression, I don't have much memories of it apart from the fact that it's such a gorgeous orange based red!

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Wonderchilde Lipstick
Kat Von D Wonderchilde is described as a "iridescent neon lilac", it is a bright purple with violet shimmer; the name of the lipstick describe the shade perfectly... Wonderchilde = Wonderland! It is also one of my favourite shade from this set.

Wonderchilde applies smoothly and evenly, the coverage is semi-opaque and it wasn't drying nor hydrating during wear, from memories, it is quite a comfortable wear and the shade is so sparkly and pretty!

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Bachelorette Lipstick
Kat Von D Bachelorette is described as a "matte reddish fuchsia", it is such a pretty pinky red, the color shows a much lighter pink but in real life it is a bit darker. Sadly I also don't have much memories of this, apart from the drying formula and uncomfortable wear.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Agatha Lipstick
Kat Von D Agatha is described as a "matte pale peach nude" and it is the worst, most ugly application lipstick I have ever tried! Agtha is very very dry, patchy and I couldn't apply evenly with it. Even thou I have exfoliate and apply lip balms beforehand, I made sure my lips is silky smooth before I apply Agtha, it still turns out very flaky and eww, it gave me a very bad first impression. >.<

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Adora Lipstick
Kat Von D Adora is described as a "metallic golden red", it is a beautiful warm-toned red with red shimmer over a matte finish; this shade gives me the Christmas feel, red with pretty sparkles!

Adora is another one of my favourite shade from this lipstick set, I love the red sparkles on top on the red, also the matte finish wasn't drying at all. This apply smoothly with the creamy consistency, it's one of the best Kat Von D lipsticks I have tried!

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Hexagram Lipstick
Kat Von D Hexagram is described as a "matte blood red", it is a true red shade with a blue undertone and a matte finish. It has an opaque coverage with a slightly drying application, it pulls a little but it wasn't painful to apply. Hexagram was a little drying during wear, but it wasn't uncomfortable; I love the beautiful blue-tone red, it made my teeth looks whiter.

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The Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set would make a great present for any lipstick addicts, and/or for anyone who has been wanting to try these Studded Kiss lipsticks but is on a budget or couldn't decide on a color (there's over 30 shades to choose from, from this range).

Sadly the set is no longer available on Sephora, but it can be purchase on Amazon, for twice the original price. >.< Oh well, it's not cheap buying elsewhere, but I reckon it's worth the money! I bought mine twice the original price and even thou I am no fan of the super drying formula and also some really crappy color included in the set, I still really enjoyed the majority of the shades included. I especially love the metallic formula and the mini packaging is totally rock n' roll and super cute aswell.

Lovecraft (matte mauve pink nude) is my #1 color choice from the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set, the drying formula didn't hold me back from falling in love with it, it is such a beautiful, wearable, office shade! Wonderchilde (iridescent neon lilac) and Adora (metallic golden red) are another two of the best shades from this set, because of its light shimmer and the comfortable wear, creamy consistency of metallic finish.

Agatha is the worst from this lipstick set, it is also the worst lipstick I have ever tried. >.< #sorrynotsorry ~ The formula is w a y - t o o - d r y! It is way too pasty, it drags, pulls and the application was painful, it did not apply evenly and the color is too pale; it looks like I intentionally wear a full lips of concealer!


Overall this is a lovely set Kat Von D has came out with, even thou some of its formula is not comfortable to wear and is too drying for my liking; I enjoyed a majority of the lipsticks from the set, also gain a few new shades in my "newly love" list. I also really love the mini packaging, not only is it so handy to carry around, at the same time it's not too wastey.

Have you tried the Kat Von D Lipsticks? Which shade is your favourite from the Studded Kiss range?



  1. I've heard such good reviews and this sounds amazinh!

  2. I've heard the same from most people; the mattes are too dry. I understand that mattes will generally be more dry than other formulas, but the idea of having to drag and pull doesn't inspire me to buy them. There are some gorgeous colours though.. thanks for sharing! :]

    1. MAC matte lipsticks used to be so dry, they drags and pulls; but they must've upgrade their formula cause all the new mattes lipsticks I have purchased from them are very creamy, apply smoothly and still comes out matte. I think Kat Von D definitely needs to learn from MAC, haha.

  3. This is a great set! I love Agatha (: definitely my favorite

  4. The KVD lipstick colors are so beautiful, but it's so unfortunate that they're so drying. I also feel like you have the perfect lips for lipstick... if that doesn't sound weird.

    If it's not sold out, I highly recommend the Urban Decay Full Frontal Stash Lipstick Set!! They're not drying at all and all the colors are beautiful. I love lipsticks and the UD formula for their Revolution lipsticks are so amazing.

    Hao | haodoyoungo

    1. Haha thank you Hao! That's such a compliment ^^ x

      Ooh no >.< I am on a shopping ban atm heheh, I have been eyeing up on the UD lipstick set since Christmas but I end up getting the KVD grr why?! Haha I will def put that on my buy list! Hopefully it's still available! I am most looking forward to that clear lip liner x

  5. These lipsticks look incredible, from the quality of the lipstick to the packaging! Also without sounding really weird, you have amazing lips!

    Frankie x

    1. Haha totally not weird, Frankie :) It's such a nice compliment x

  6. This would be my heaven! They all look so good and I love the colours xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  7. This kit definitely is a mixed bag! My favorites that I would want are sexer (i seriously need a hot pink like that in my life right now), love craft (its such a great everyday shade) and Hexagram (love that strong blue tone) I really like how brands are releasing small lipsticks! I totally wish there were small mini sized sets like these to try! I haven't tried any Kat Von D product yet but I would be keen on trying their concealer and a lipstick or two!

    1. Sexer is beautiful, the color is as bright as MAC Candy Yum Yum! Gosh I love it, it's the perfect shade for anyone looking for bright, BRIGHT PINK ♥♥ I also adore Lovecraft, it's such a gorgeous Kylie Jenner like' color. Definitely try KVD makeup Sharlynn, would love to know your thoughts on her products!

  8. Great shades here my lovely, if I ever manage to get to a Sephora I will be picking them up! xxx

  9. I think I agree with you about Agatha, it doesn't look good at all x

    1. I can't imagine anyone wearing Agatha without looking like a ghost :o but maybe those with very very pale skin would suit it :)

  10. I have this set and I love the quality and the staying on power they have! Its a great set to try different colors and see what fits you the best. x

    Pink Frenzy

  11. There's such a beautiful range of shades in this set! I love the look of Sexer and Bachelorette :)

    Jess xo

  12. The packaging and shades looks amazing! would love to try the lipstick.


  13. i want the love craft shade! the packaging is lush

    1. Thanks Nicol! I think we can all agree Lovecraft is beautiful x

  14. omg the Kat Von D Lipstick Set looks so pigmented and beautiful *o*!


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