Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Backstage Bambi Review || Beauty

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Backstage Bambi Review || Beauty

So, as you may have seen on my twitter, I’ve recently placed my first ever Sephora order and I planned on doing a haul post… However, I couldn’t resist trying out this little beauty before managed to photograph everything. Is it just me or is it nearly impossible to buy a new lipstick and not at least swatch it?! In fact, I believe this very topic sparked me and Hayley from TheGlasgowGirl.com having a half hour long chat about favourite MAC lipsticks at #BloggersFestival two Saturdays ago… Lipstick addict problems huh?! Although all of Kat Von D’s makeup range looks amazing, I had to pick this signature bright pink lipstick in Backstage Bambi.

Alongside having almost rebellious looking studded packaging the whole range has names like Hexagram and Hellbent which adds to the whole feel of the lipstick being very rock and roll and well, very Kat Von D. I think that’s part of the appeal of Kat Von D’s entire makeup range, not only do the products seem pretty fantastic but it’s certainly a way to buy into the whole LA Ink culture without having to set foot in a tattoo parlour or fork out the major $$$ for their albeit fantastic work.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Backstage Bambi Review

So how does it perform? Well, the swatch below was put on my hand the morning before a charity day where I spent the entire day cleaning a river. But let’s not go into that… At the end of the day not only had this swatch hardly budged but my lipstick was still almost as bold as when I left the house. I know matte formulas are normally known for being longer lasting than creamer lipsticks but never the less this one really outdid my expectations. It wasn’t too drying either which can be a problem with a lot of matte lipsticks.
Was it worth the splurge? At $21.00 excluding taxes, it works out around £16.00 all in so a similar price to a MAC lipstick. However, to order from Sephora there is a £75.00 minimum spent to get the £6 shipping rate which means it’s only really worth it if you are making a large order. Would I buy another? Yes, if I placed another large Sephora order then I’d love to pick up another along with trying some of Kat Von D’s other products. I would love it if it was stocked in the UK so I could pick one up as a more affordable treat.

Have you tried any of Kat Von D’s makeup range yet? What did you think?

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  1. September 14, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    I love her range, I haven't got a matte lipstick yet though! Sephora puts me off ordering, if the shipping was cheaper I would do it so much more often! Such a beautiful shade though xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

  2. September 14, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    It is a gorgeous lipstick and I love the packaging! It's such a shame that taxes and shipping costs sometimes put people off. The KVD range is so good – I still have one of her lip glosses back from when I was 17 and she'd just bought out a makeup line! xx

    Sophie Elizabeth

  3. September 15, 2015 / 1:18 am

    Ahh this looks so luxurious, I was so close to purchasing one when I was in Sephora in France and kind of regret that I didn't.. They swatch amazingly! x


  4. September 15, 2015 / 6:56 am

    sounds like a great lippie, so long lasting. You gotta give it to the brand, amazing packaging! I will have to order something from Sephora one day!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  5. September 15, 2015 / 8:32 am

    This sounds great! I would love to try some of her products, the packaging is always amazing x