Wednesday, May 11, 2016

REVIEW | CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Coral Cat

CoverGirl website description:
Calling all Katy Kats! Our new Katy Kat Demi-Matte Lipstick is a purr-fect collection of velvety soft and luscious-feeling lipsticks with a demi-matte finish created by the one-and-only Katy Perry.
With 11 shades in all, discover a new matte lip look you’ll love that’s not flat or dry.

Cute packaging

Need to prep lips perfectly
Not super creamy (looks dry on lips)
Slight odor? Not a pleasant scent
White matte packaging will probably get dirty easily

$7+ for 0.12 oz / 3.5 g

Upon first swipe this isn't super pigmented, but it might just be the protective layer the lipstick has on the exterior. Not much to say about this lipstick, standard orange/coral.  
Matte lips are a bit high maintenance unless you religiously exfoliate/moisturize your lips. I used to when I was younger, but I don't really wear lipcolor unless it's for photos. I noticed recently that I mostly reach for moisturizing lipsticks out of convenience. 

I purchased Coral Cat because it's a bright color I'll actually reach for.


Would I recommend it?
To be honest I don't think the wearable colors in this line are super unique unless you're into purple, dark burgundy or black lipsticks (personally I'd never wear them). I would've tried the red if I didn't already have staple red lipsticks (Maybelline ColorSensational Matte and 24HR wear, swatches here and here).

Me with the lipstick on in natural light
I feel like sometimes the lip swatches alone doesn't show the effect of the color on your face, so here ya go. I always like to wear oranges/corals as opposed to pinks because they're bright but not TOO bright compared to red lipsticks. Also it just complements my complexion better

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