Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Wonderchilde Review + Swatches

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Color:
Sephora describes the shade as “iridescent neon lilac.” On the lips, its a mid-tone cool fuchsia purple with purple iridescence. I don’t have a shade like this, and haven’t seen a color this rare. It will be hard to dupe! (5/5)

Wear:
This is a surprisingly long-wearing lipstick. It wore well for 5 hours and looked mostly in-tact after a meal. It didn’t fade, bleed, or feather. (5/5)

Formula:
The formula on Wonderchilde is not stellar. The iridescence in this shade felt gritty going on. Also, it needs to be built up, and even then, I can only get it to about 80% opacity. The base color applies smoothly but the iridescence is a little patchy. However, it didn’t dry my lips out. It also has a lovely creme brulee scent. (3.5/5)

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Packaging:
The Studded Kiss Lipstick line has edgy black studded plastic tubes. I think it’s glamorous and fits Kat Von D’s image perfectly. The size is a little large, but I don’t find these lipsticks any more difficult to store than other brands’. The packaging doesn’t feel cheap, which I like at this price point. (5/5)

Price:
These lipsticks sell for $21 USD and contains 0.1 oz of product (for a total of $210 per ounce). A MAC lipstick is $16 for the same amount ($160 an ounce). So Studded Kiss lipsticks aren’t the cheapest lippies around. However, I think the rareness of a shade like Wonderchilde alone will warrant lots of purchases. Also, it’s not a bad quality lipstick. It doesn’t apply perfectly (or totally mask pigmented lips), but it does a fair job, so I think it’s worth it for a shade this unique. (4/5)

Wow Factor:
Of course a shade like this is impressive, because it’s rarely been done before. It’s one of those eye-catching colors as soon as you open the tube. The sparkling effect it has on the lips is interesting as well, like fairy dust. There’s room for improvement, but generally I was impressed. (4/5)

Overall:
I think Wonderchilde is a special lipstick. It’s got a unique, interesting color that I can see people reaching for when they want to stand out, boost their confidence, go to a party, wear with a cosplay, etc. For a shade this twinkly, it’s long lasting as well. It didn’t dry out the lips despite feeling a bit gritty. If the color interests you and you don’t mind the price, I would recommend it. (4.4) B+

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Where to Buy:
-Studded Kiss lipsticks are exclusive to Sephora

Useful Information:
-This product was purchased by me.
-Kat Von D products are cruelty-free, except where mandated by law.
-This lipstick is made without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

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