Let me just say, matte lipstick usually isn’t my jam. I know, I know, it’s literally all the rage these days (*cough cough Kylie) but it’s just not a trend I really got into. I like to feel comfortable and moisturized and matte lipsticks don’t usually fall in line with that so I’ve really been branching out and trying to find a comfortable matte lip. Fast forward to last weekend when I had coupons…and when I have makeup coupons, there will be lipsticks!
Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Swatches and Review
These are the new “Katy Kat Matte” Lipsticks by Katy Perry for CoverGirl that retail for about $7-8 depending on where you buy them. There’s a wide range of shades but I picked up two of my usual pink/red hues in Cat Call and Magenta Minx.
Cat Call: a gorgeous raspberry red, satin finish
Magenta Minx: a cross between a baby pink and a watermelon shade
First things first, I am wearing these lipsticks over a lipbalm in the swatches – I know this kind of defeats the purpose of wearing a matte lipstick but the combo just feels more comfortable to me. That being said, I have met some lipsticks that were still matte overtop of a lip balm (ColourPop!) and these CoverGirl lipsticks did not ace that test.
These are not long wearing, I got my usual three to four hours of wear time before I needed to reapply, but at least I didn’t experience any sliding around or feathering.
A THING OF BEAUTY RATING: B+
These are nice lipsticks but that’s the thing: they’re just “nice”. They’re not 100% matte and they tend to cling to dry spots. But they are comfortable overall and the color packs a punch!
Thanks for reading,