Saturday, October 6, 2012

Kat Von D Star Kissed Mini Lipstick Set Holiday 2012 Swatches and Review

Sephora's Kat Von D brand has another mini lipstick set out this holiday season featuring three shades of Painted Love lipstick and three Foiled Love shades, giving you a good way to try out a variety of Kat von D lipstick formulas and colors.  

Kat Von D Star Kissed Lipstick Set for Holiday 2012
Painted Love Lipstick in Rosary, Lolita, Underage Red.
Foiled Love Lipstick in Beranice, Forever & Ever, Valentine.

Rosary - Lolita - Underage Red - Beranice - Forever & Ever - Valentine

Kat von D Painted Love Lipstick in Rosary

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Lolita

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Underage Red

Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick in Beranice

Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick in Forever & Ever

Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick in Valentine

 Rosary, Lolita, Underage Red, Beranice, Forever & Ever, Valentine

The lipsticks in this set are mini-size (0.042 oz).  They're quite small and cute, but still have that nice, ornate Kat Von D packaging.  I've included a full-sized OPI bottle to give you an idea of scale.

What I liked:
  • The set has a good variety of colors and finishes.  There's vampy burgundy, classic bright red creme, glittery pink and a few other shades I probably wouldn't have tried on their own.
  • The packaging is attractive and I really like the look and feel of the mini lipstick tubes.
  • A set of minis is a much easier and more affordable way to try these lipsticks.  Full-sized (0.11 oz) Kat Von D lipsticks are $19, this set is $28.
  • The formula is smooth and the colors are opaque and long-lasting.  
  • I like the pointed tip on the lipsticks, it makes them easier to apply with precision.

What I didn't like:
  • The formula seems dry for such pricey lipsticks.
  • The Foiled Love shades aren't really foily.  I hoped they would be shinier and more metallic.
  • The glitter/foil flake in Valentine is pretty chunky and tends to migrate a little while I'm wearing it. Valentine also needs a few layers to become completely opaque.
  • I actually really like the size of the little tiny lipstick tubes, but they are very small.  It's plenty of product for me, and I'm satisfied with the size of them, but they are smaller than I thought they would be.

The Kat Von D Star Kissed Lipstick set is limited edition and retails for $28 for six 0.042 oz mini lipsticks.


  1. I like Kat Von D's cosmetics for the most part. But I don't know about this set, I've never tried any of her lipsticks. Do you think that this set is worth it???? I'm not positive I could pull all the colors off to justify the purchase, but I LOVE rosary! Do you have any lip shots????


  2. Oh pretty! I would have loved to see lip swatches as well. I'd wear all of them except the dark berry one. I don't like dark vampy shades on me.

  3. my thought exactly, it's a bit dry and not really foily , the idea was good tho

  4. I liked the Forever & Ever, and Valentine.

  5. Beautiful product pics and swatches as always - I'd love to see them on your lips too.

  6. I love your swatches of these. I really want them now.

  7. What color OPI is that? I've been looking for that exact color but haven't been able to find anywhere. Thanks!


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