Kat Von D Studded Kiss Review, New Australis Velourlips Colours + More!

September 21, 2015

One of the things I picked up in my Sephora haul (once I'd elbowed other bitches shoppers out of the way) was a Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in "Lolita".

Kat Von D review, Australis Velourlips, AlmostPosh.com

Actually, I got two - one for me and one for Stacie - who was hoping for "Lovecraft", which was unfortunately totes sold out. I would probably have picked up another shade for myself but all the remaining ones were a bit lairy from what I could see - think orange glitter and bright green. Plus they were on a high shelf so I was on tiptoes and couldn't really get a full overview comfortably. Next time, Gadget. Next time.

Here's Lolita in all it's glory:

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Lolita

I dig the studded black case, it feels solid and chunky. The bullet is engraved with a fancy KVD logo so you know it's special (having said that, Essence also engraves their bullets and they are like $4.70). Sadly, after taking some photos, I replaced the lid without winding the bullet down and took a chip out of it! Boo!!! #beautybloggerproblems 

The colour is described as a matte, dusty rose and I would say that was quite accurate. Here it is on my face, inside and outside:

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Lolita Almost Posh

It has a sweet scent on application (the website says Creme Brulee - so fancy!) The formula is thick and long wearing. This can be polarising - I like it but Stacie finds it too thick and drying on the lips. The website does claim "one swipe is all it takes", however I respectfully disagree and reckon it needs a couple of layers for full coverage. 

These bad boys cost $34 at Sephora which puts them a couple of dollars under MAC in our rip-off Australian cosmetics market. Still, I'd definitely consider getting another one in an equally suitable shade as a treat.

Christina from Love That Lippie also picked one up but I can't remember what shade she went for. I'm sure it will appear on a review post shortly and you can now follow her again on Insta too! Yay!

At the other end of the matte lip price scale - Australis have dropped five new Velourlips shades:

Australis Velourlips New Shades 2015
L - R: Los Angel-es, Mum-Bai, San-Fran-Disco, Mel-Burn, Bae-jing
These have crept up over the $10 mark from $9.90 and are now priced at the random amount of $10.49. Still, you know you can often get them at Priceline on special.

The breakdown of shades:

Los Angel-es: super candy pink
Mum-Bai: Deep deep deeeeeeeeep burgundy
San-Fran-Disco: Orangey red
Mel-Burn: BLACK. Straight up. Props to Australis for this name - everyone knows Melbourne is all about the black.
Bae-Jing: A conservative pretty rose pink and probably the one most likely for me to try

Still on the matte bandwagon and even cheaper, I have recently been to three separate Pricelines chasing a matte shade from Essence in their new Love & Sound range called Glastonberry. A dusty pink shade and at the aforementioned $4.70, you can't go wrong.

In final lipstick news, I picked up two half price at Chemist Warehouse's recent 50% off sale. The two Chemist Warehouses in town were severely picked over but I managed to get out to Harbourtown where there was still a good selection left and grabbed a Maybelline Color Drama lip pencil in Minimalist (pinky nude) and a Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate in "103" (mid-tone pink). 

You will no doubt be seeing them before the end of the month as part of Fashionista In Suburbia's #30Lippiesfor30Days challenge!

Linking up with Ingrid at Fabulous and Fun Life for the Monday Makeup Madness Link Party!

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  1. Ooh, so much lipstick news, I love it! I've never bought I high end lipstick before, my stingy self always buys the cheaper option. One day, maybe ...

    1. To be fair, you can get such good quality and shades at drugstore prices, why wouldn't you??!! Nice to treat yo self once in a while though!

  2. Aw thanks for the shoutout- we did elbow bitches good lol. Not at all. Lolol :-) I love this on you- it goes a berry toned brown on me, very 90s lip. Looking v cute missus!