Covergirl X Katy Perry 'Katy Kat Matte' Lipstick Collection Review + Swatches
I love Katy Perry. Her music, her style, her hair (can we talk about her latest hair transformation and how hot she looks?!), her 'Part of Me' documentary - yes I have watched it many times and don't pretend like you didn't cry when she had a moment before her show.
So when I discovered she had released a collection with Covergirl you can imagine how hard I was fan girling! I was so blessed to be gifted the Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks from the range and in this blog post I share my first impressions and swatches of each shade (excluding shade 06 which I unfortunately don't have).
Before I share my first impressions and swatches here is some information direct from the Covergirl website:
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.
Katy Perry says,
“I collaborated with COVERGIRL to create my own make-up collection, The Katy Kat Collection. I was involved in every part of the process – from packaging to the colour palette to the shade names...even the campaign creative. Everything is very personal to me. I made the Katy Kat Collection for my fans and any girl who is willing to experiment with colour. I am so proud of the collection.”
There are 11 lipsticks in the collection and I was immediately drawn to the purple, pink and black shades. While pink is a popular lip shade I was so happy to see some alternative shades which really reflect Katy's style.
Each lipstick comes in a rectangular casing with a matte white lid and has an adorable cat related name such as 'Pink Paws', 'Kitty Purry' and 'Crimson Cat' printed on the bottom with cat ears above - a cute reference to her fans, KatyCats.
The colour pay off is really beautiful but I had to apply 4-5 coats to achieve the finish in my swatches below. One coat would only create a sheer tint of colour so if you want a bold lip look layers is the key. The formula is creamy and smooth which helps the lipstick glide straight on and the shape of the bullet is perfect for creating precise lines and a sharp cupids bow.
With some of the darker shades (red, black, maroon) I did have to be a little more careful with application to ensure a sharp, clean lip line. In the event that the line wasn't as neat as I had hoped, I took a small concealer brush and tidied up the edges.
In regards to the finish, I don't think I would call it a matte lipstick finish. I found them quite hydrating, they didn't dry my lips out and they create a beautiful demi-matte finish. But if it is a true matte lip you are after then you may be disappointed.
In regards to the colours, I would definitely take note of my swatches below or go in store and swatch them for yourself. I found the colour on the base of the lipstick wasn't completely true to the colour applied, but they are gorgeous all the same!
Below are swatches of the 10 out of 11 shades in the collection.
02. Pink Paws
03. Magenta Minx
04. Coral Cat
05. Crimson Cat
07. Kitty Purry
08. Cosmo Kitty
09. Maroon Meow
11. Perry Panther
My favourite shades would have to be Sphynx, Coral Cat, Kitty Purry and Maroon Meow which is the perfect Autumn shade and would look gorgeous styled with burgundy velvets.
What is your purr-fect shade?
*This product was sent to me in exchange for a review. The product has been tried, tested and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.