Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick
Kat von D's Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick is a product that's fun to wear, but has some drawbacks that keep it from being among the very best liquid lipsticks.
This fragrance-free product comes in a plastic tube with a sponge-tipped doe foot wand applicator. All the shades are bold, metallic, and sparkly, and range from solid gold to fuchsia to dark blue to purple. You get full color from a single swipe, and it layers easily for an even more intense look.
As claimed, it's a formula that's remarkably lightweight; it's not sticky in the slightest. That's in part because it contains a small amount of alcohol, which unfortunately isn't the best for lips. It also means that it begins to feel a bit drying a few hours into its wear time.
Speaking of wear time, while this isn't 100% transfer-proof (it will come off slightly on your glass if you have a drink) it is remarkably longwearing and doesn't bleed or fade for many, many hours. The problem is that it's so longwearing that it's difficult to remove, even with waterproof makeup remover. You have to use a lot to take this off, and even then, you might still wind up with blue, black, or teal lipstick in your lip lines the next day.
While this isn't a bad product, it's just one that isn't as convenient or good for lips as it could be, meaning it's one that better for use on a night out instead of for everyday wear.
- Bold color from a single swipe.
- Lightweight texture isn't the least bit sticky.
- Doesn't bleed or fade.
- Fragrance free.
- Contains a small amount of alcohol, which isn't the best for lips.
- Feels drying a few hours into its wear time.
- Most shades are difficult to remove.
Kat Von D At-A-Glance
Celebrity makeup lines are nothing newweve seen dozens of them over the yearsbut this one is a first in that it shocked us a bit. Kat Von Ds main claim to fame was her successful tattooing enterprise, and her role as a former reality TV show star. Now, she's a makeup entrepreneurand a very good one.
The line launched in 2007 with only two eyeshadow palettes, cream lipstick, and eyeliner, but since has expanded by adding several new products, including remarkable lip products, blushes and more. Just like most makeup lines, this is one to shop carefully; for every great product, there are a few that could use improvement.
All Kat Von D makeup products come packaged with the lines signature images of roses and thorns (perhaps to reinforce Von Ds love of tattoo design), which definitely makes these products stand out among a sea of blandly packaged makeup containers.
Strengths: Excellent eyeshadow palettes and trios; long-wearing cream and liquid lipstick; truly lasting powder blushes and bronzers.
Weaknesses: A few products on the pricey side (this is a minor quibble).
For more information on this brand, visit www.katvondbeauty.com.
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