Kat Von D Lolita vs NYX Soft-Spoken!

KVD vs NYX

Hi readers!  How was your weekend?

Liquid lipsticks have taken center stage and today I am comparing NYX’s Soft Spoken, which is a pretty spot on dupe for Kat Von D’s Lolita. Take a look!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita 

Pros 

Long-lasting

Minimal dry down time

Applies evenly

Color can work well for a variety of skin tones

Excellent color payoff

Cons

Pricey at $20

Accentuates fine lines

Overall: I really do love this shade but I’ve found that other shades from this same line don’t work so well for me.  The application feels creamy and you get opaque color in one swipe.  I find this fades pretty evenly and I have a bit of a stain left over even after eating and drinking. Exfoliating is a must beforehand but it’s worth the money.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft-Spoken

Pros

Budget friendly at $7

Applies evenly

Great color payoff

Good wear time

Color can work well for a variety of skin tones

Cons

Slow dry down time

Accentuates fine lines

Semi-tacky feeling

Overall: This is a good inexpensive alternative to KVD’s Lolita.  It has great color payoff in one swipe and applies evenly.  Application feels velvety but then turns into a tacky feeling that never quite goes away.  I’m assuming this is the reason why it’s not that long lasting. Exfoliating lips beforehand is a must and I find applying a bit of balm underneath makes

Lolita and Sodt Spoken

Top to Bottom: Lolita and Soft-Spoken

Swatches from both lip shades.  As you can see they are almost identical.  Kat Von D is a bit darker with a little more brown.

Bottom Pic

Have you tried these?  Which is your favorite? 

Stephanie 

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip 2015 Review!

Sephora

Hi everyone!  I won this lip set from a giveaway hosted by the lovely Cat Forsley from My Lip Addiction and as you can imagine, I was thrilled.  So in time for the Sephora VIB sale, here’s the breakdown of the set along with my review.

Lip Set

This limited edition set comes with six deluxe-size lip products, though the Tarte lipstick looks to be full size, and retails for $25.

Sephora Collection Rouge Infusion The Neutrals in 19-Peony

This dark pink shade is gorgeous and has good staying power unless you’re eating or drinking.  It fades somewhat evenly though you’ll find you have to reapply so that it looks even.  It feels glossy at first but dries to a matte finish.

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Coral Blossom

A nice bright and somewhat sheer coral color with a slight peppermint scent.  Personally, I love lipsticks that are creamy and moisturizing and this one fits the bill.  The lasting power is not long, maybe 2 hours, but I don’t mind.  As the name implies, these glide on like butter and feel comfortable.

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment

You gotta love two in one products.  This hydrating lip balm has a rosy tint that gives you a polished look with minimal effort.  It also has sunscreen so that’s always a bonus.

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème in Je T’Aime

My first Marc Jacobs lipstick and I have to say I do like this one.  The description states it’s ultra hydrating but I disagree.  It’s not super hydrating but not matte either so I would say satin.  The color is a beautiful rum raspberry that will last around 3-4 hours. Exfoliating lips is a must with this one but if you’re looking for the perfect shade for the holidays, I highly recommend this.

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi Gloss 202 Sweet Pink

I was excited that this lipgloss was included in this set and was the first one I tried out.  Although the sheer pink color is pretty and the full pouted effect and shine it gives is amazing, the formula on this is super thick and sticky-not comfortable or appealing at all.  The applicator has a slit to allow precise application but I feel it’s more marketing than useful. Overall, I wouldn’t shell out money for this lipgloss.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita

The hype surrounding this gorgeous chestnut rose shade is real and warranted. After my unfortunate experience with this line shade in Outlaw, this shade is a dream and the staying power is great.  It lasted all most all day, even after eating.  Although it does begin to fade, it leaves behind a nice stain.  I apply a bit of balm underneath, although the formula doesn’t feel too drying, and make sure to exfoliate lips beforehand.

Swatches

L-R: Peony, Coral Blossom, Rose Tint, Je T’Aime, 202, Lolita

 

Sephora GML

I hope you found this post helpful. 🙂

Have you tried any of these?  What are your thoughts? 

Stephanie