Ok I know this is a real splurge, but I'm completely and utterly in love with this gift set Kat Von D Studded Kiss lip collection from Sephora. This is one of those things where you might think of buying it and splitting it up as gifts, but when you get it home you won't want to part with a single one. It's 20 full size lip colors, some you know and love already, some new. They range from conservative to crazy, and from matte to metallic. All of the shades are surprisingly wearable, even if they don't look that way in the tube, and the formula has a nice, creamy texture. And they're long-wearing!
|Comes in a collector's box with notes from Kat on her inspiration behind the names of each color|
From left to right: La Femme, Magick, Noble, Lovecraft, and Cathedral
I think nudes are very tough, but these are shades I'd actually wear. I like to stick to the mauve-y family, so I love Magick and Lovecraft. Cathedral, though too dark to be considered a nude on me, is such a pretty, bronzey mauve, that I think just about anybody can pull off.
From left to right: Backstage Bambi, Sexer, L.U.V., Wonderchilde, and Coven
These purples are almost too much for my heart to handle. My ticker is going to burst out of my chest! Wonderchilde is my favorite, because it has a subtle lilac metallic shimmer to it, but Coven gets bonus points simply for its name.
From front to back: Underage Red, Adora, Bachelorette, A-Go-Go, and Countess
In a world with plenty of red shades to choose from, this mix is refreshingly different. Underage Red is a matte, fire engine red. Adora is probably my favorite of the mix, reminding me of a ruby red slipper. But really, which of these reds is NOT good? Even the orange-red (A-Go-Go) is pretty, and I'm usually not the biggest fan of oranges.
From left to right: Plan 9, NaYeon, Piaf, Mercy, and Hellbent