— August 09, 2017 —

Swatches | KAT VON D The Sinner Set: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick & Everlasting Lip Liner in Sinner (Nocturna)

The Kat Von D The Sinner Set retailed for $38 USD ($46 CAD) and contained a full-sized Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and a full-sized Everlasting Lip Liner in a brand new shade, Sinner, as well as two samples of the new Saint and Sinner fragrances. Since the shade is now sold out and no longer available, I thought it'd be helpful to include comparison / dupe swatches for anyone who missed out! 🙂

* For more details on the renaming of this shade, check out this post.

MAC Living Legend ($17 USD, 0.10 oz.) is a deep plum. [LE]
Anastasia Beverly Hills Potion ($16 USD, 0.16 oz.) is a deep aubergine. [P]
ColourPop Hutch ($6 USD, 0.11 oz.) is a deep blackened violet. [P]
MAC Instigator ($17 USD, 0.10 oz.) is a deep blackened plum. [P] — review
MAC Punk Couture ($17 USD, 0.10 oz.) is a deep blackened grape. [P]
MAC Cyber ($17 USD, 0.10 oz.) is a intense blackish purple. [P]
Kat Von D Sinner ($20 USD, 0.22 oz.) is a midnight plum. [LE]
Kat Von D Ayesha ($20 USD, 0.22 oz.) is a rich lavender. [P] — review
Bite Beauty Taro ($26 USD, 0.15 oz.) is a amethyst w/ grey undertones. [LE] — review
Kat Von D Roxy ($20 USD, 0.22 oz.) is a bright bright grape. [P]
Kat Von D Susperia ($20 USD, 0.22 oz.) is a bright lavender. [P] — review

Browse the whole range at Sephora, don't forget your free deluxe sample...

— August 02, 2017 —

MAC Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC released the collection of new Liptensity Lipsticks ($21 USD, $25 CAD for 0.12 oz.) on September 20, 2016 online and September 21, 2016 in-stores. The collection featured 24 lipsticks, all of which came housed in sleek, color-coded packaging. The new formula is also permanent and features the brands signature vanilla scent.

"A brilliant new Lipstick formula that pushes the boundaries of colour. Each Lipstick holds intense amounts of pigment, resulting in extreme colour intensity, clarity and vibrancy. This luxurious gelled base melts on contact, providing fully saturated colour with a satin finish in one stroke."
Here's what I picked up from the collection...

* Liptensity Lipsticks $21 USD / $25 CAD (0.12 oz.)
  • Burnt Violet is described as a dark plum. [P]
  • Claretcast is described as a mid-tone magenta. [P]
  • Driftwood is described as a soft lilac beige. [P]
  • Galaxy Grey is described as a light bluish grey. [P]
  • Marsala is described as a deep magenta pink. [P]
  • Medium Rare is described as a creamy soft pink. [P]
  • Smoked Almond is described as a bright rose brown. [P]

Burnt Violet (P) is a dark, blackened plum with cool undertones and a creamy, luminous finish. While this shade had a creamy texture, it applied pretty uneven on the lips and only had semi-opaque color payoff—as usual with darker shades, it will work best paired over a lip liner for a more even looking coverage. Burnt Violet wore well for +6.5 hours and left behind a stain. (4/5)
* MAC Ariana Grande (LE) was darker, cool, more burgundy. Urban Decay Mirana (LE) was darker, cooler, more maroon. Kat Von D Homegirl was darker, more berry. OFRA Mina was cooler, more matte.

Claretcast (P) is a medium, brightened berry fuchsia with cool undertones and a creamy, satin finish. It applied smoothly, evenly and had excellent pigmentation. The color did drag on lips, but once the product "warms up" it begins to glide-on much easier without creating jagged edges. Claretcast lasted +6.5 hours and left behind a stain. (5/5)
* Bite Beauty Juniper (LE) was slightly darker, cooler. ColourPop Cougar (LE) was brighter, cooler, more fuchsia. MAC Marsala (P) was warmer, more red. ColourPop Mars brighter, cooler, more matte. MAC All Fired Up was lighter, cooler, more red.

Upcoming | KAT VON D The Sinner Set: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick & Everlasting Lip Liner in Sinner (Nocturna)

Shop now at Sephora & Sephora Canada!

Kat Von D The Sinner Set (0.29 oz.) retails for $38 USD ($46 CAD) The Everlasting Flash set contains two, full-size lip products in a new, limited edition shade to celebrate the relaunch of the Saint and Sinner perfume, as well as two deluxe samples of the fragrances. The set is also limited edition and will only be available for 48-hours! 

It has been asked on the official Kat Von D Beauty Instagram if the limited shade will be available later on as a stand-alone product or sold in stores, they have responded saying your only chance to grab the shade will be within this set—so be sure to add it to your cart while you can!

Update: According to replies from the brand's Instagram, Sinner is the same shade as Nocturna. The shade was originally announced late last year when Kat Von D showed a sneak peek of the 25 new Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks set to be released throughout 2017. Since Norcturna was renamed Sinner and launched within The Sinner Set, this 48-hour opportunity will be your only chance to grab the full size version as stated by Kat Von D Beauty—but good news, everyone! This has caused many hunches to sprout over the possibility of deluxe sized Saint and Sinner sets later this year, possibly for the Holidays!

The Saint Set: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick & Lip Liner — $38 USD ($46 CAD) — Limited Edition

Everlasting Liquid Lipstick — regular $20 USD ($24 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (0.22 oz.) Sinner (mightnight plum)

Everlasting Lip Liner — regular $18 USD ($22 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (0.01 oz.) Sinner (midnight plum)

Saint Eau de Parfum — regular $65 USD ($88 CAD) — Permanent
  • (1.7 oz.) Saint (floral - vanilla, musk, jasmine)

Sinner Eau de Parfum — regular $65 USD ($88 CAD) — Permanent
  • (1.7 oz.) Saint (warm and spicy - patchouli, wood, cinnamon)
(Credit: Photos from Kat Von D Beauty)
"In honor of one of her hottest launches of all time, Kat Von D created this super-limited Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and Lip Liner shade to celebrate her empowering fragrance, Sinner. Created just for the launch of Saint + Sinner fragrances, this midnight plum shade perfectly captures the dark, sultry essence of Sinner—and you can only get it with Everlasting Flash. 
Sinner fuses notes of patchouli, wood, and spicy cinnamon to create a deeper, darker scent for night. Saint is light and alluring with notes of warm vanilla, jasmine petals, and musk—the perfect warm floral for day. Whether you’re feeling saintly, sultry, or a little of both, there’s a scent for the two sides in all of us."

Browse the whole range at Sephora, don't forget your free deluxe sample...

— July 29, 2017 —

Deals | National Lipstick Day Sales from Anastasia, ColourPop, Kat Von D, NYX, Too Faced, Urban Decay & More!

In celebration of National Lipstick Day, a handful of our favorite companies are offering up sales, deals and free with purchases! Here's a list and details of some of the highlights—take advantage while you can! 🙂

Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Buy any two lip products, get one free! Offer valid through 07/29, online only, excludes sets / kits.

Too Faced
  • 15% off all lip products, use code KISSKISS, offer ends 07/29 at 11:59pm PST!
  • Free shipping on all US orders over $50, no code needed.

Kat Von D
  • Get any Studded Kiss Lipstick for $15! Offer valid online only, ends 07/29!
  • Free Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, use code FREELIPSTICK, ends 07/29!

  • Enjoy 30% off all orders, use code MODERN!

  • 20% off all Lippie Stix, offer ends 07/30 at 11:59pm PST!

NYX Cosmetics (US)
  • Buy one Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Lipstick, receive a Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Free! Offer valid online and in-stores, ends 07/31!
  • Free shipping with the purchase of any lip product, no code needed.

NYX Cosmetics (Canada)
  • Buy two lipsticks, get one free! Offer valid online only, ends 07/30!

Urban Decay (US)
  • 50% off select Vice Lipsticks, offer valid online only, ends 07/31 at 11:59pm PDT!

Urban Decay (Canada)
  • Earn 3x points with any lip purchase, offer valid online only, ends 07/31 at 11:59pm PDT!

— July 28, 2017 —

Free MAC Lipsticks for National Lipstick Day!

In celebration of National Lipstick Day this Saturday (July 29), MAC Cosmetics will be giving away free full-sized lipsticks ($17 USD, $21 CAD for 0.10 oz.) from a selection of shades at all stores and counters in North America (US and Canada)—early bird gets the worm, so set your alarms! The best part is, there's no catch and no purchase necessary.

Since we'll be choosing from a selection, it's safe to bet we'll most likely be seeing some of the brands best-selling shades like Ruby Woo (vivid blue-red retro matte), Candy Yum-Yum (neon pink matte) and Whirl (dirty rose matte) up for grabs. Which shades are you hoping to see? Share with us in the comments on Instagram and Facebook🙂

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