Kat Von D. Lightning Sheer Lip Gloss in "Rocker" (Review & Swatches)
In my previous post, I said I was going to review this $9 Kat Von D Lightning Sheer lip gloss and here it is! Ok so here's the thing, for awhile I wasn't updating my blog! Anyways, I'd always take pictures and write down notes about what I thought about a product and well ..I can't find my notes! It's a bummer but I do remember most the things about this gloss. I ended up getting rid of it because I didn't like it (so I can't just go give it another test run.) Sorry! Anyways, here's what I can tell you..
The Packaging: It's so so -pretty standard. It comes in a clear tube with balck rubbery cap -think NARS packaging. The little floral design on the tube is cute though. I do like that the brush is a doe foot sponge applicator for this particular gloss.
The Product: Ick! I didn't like this gloss. For the full $18 price tag, I would never buy it again. I wouldn't even pay the $9 sale price for it. I'm not saying it's terrible -it's just not great. More of a cheap drugstore lip gloss if anything. First off, there's the lack of pigmentation. I knew that I was buying a "sheer" gloss but I expected at least a "tint" to show up on my lips. This goes on clear like any regular old gloss -and I don't even have super pigmented lips! The product wasn't moisturizing or dry -somewhere inbetween. Now what really put me off was the smell. To me, it was right on the fine line between gross cough syrup and yucky candy that tastes like medicine.
The Color: I bought "Rocker" which is described as a "toffee red with red and pink shimmer." I would say that the description is correct -red with the slightest hint of warm brown and a bit of shimmer. I did see pink and red shimmer when I swatched it but you have to look closely. You can't even tell that it's there in the picture or in person -so don't expect amazing shimmer like MAC Dazzleglass or LORAC 3D Multiplex.
Overall: Even though it's only $9, I recommend just skipping this gloss. Save your money and put it towards a really great gloss. This has no "wow" factor for me and I already have way too many "so so" glosses in my makeup drawers. Also, I did swatch the other sale Kat Von D glosses while in the store and I remember all of them being almost clear -that's the reason why I bought "Rocker." It appeared to be the most pigmented but in the end, it was just like the others.. clear clear CLEAR with no color. I really wish I had a "thumbs down" (and "thumbs up") sign or something I could add to my reviews.
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