As a lover of all things dark and gothic, you’d think that owning and wearing black lipstick would be a non-event, and in fact, a given fact of life for me. Like System of a Down eloquently put it ‘Wake up, grab a brush and put on a little goth make up!‘.
Well nope – every time I have tried black lipstick I have ended up with either :
♦ Beetlejuice lips: streaky, dry and crazy looking;
♦ Looking like Ace Frehley from KISS, the carbohydrate crisis years: I HATE THIS BAND SO MUCH. And I’d rather look like a masked dude from Slipkot rather than any of the KISS band members.
However things changed after last weekend … After I swinged by the Kat Von D counter at Debenhams and went HAM on her make up products.
I indulged in a make up session and was curious to see if I could pull off black lippy … The lady at the counter was super helpful and she picked the Studded Kiss Slayer Lipstick for me – I am not gonna lie I squealed with delight when I saw it (I think Slayer started playing in my head as well).
Here I am pouting in black :
This lipstick :
♦ lasted ALL DAY and even survived a lunch at Leon – where these selfies have been taken (this is what happens when a girl has gotta eat AND immortalise make up)
♦ Did not streak a la Alice Cooper;
♦ Felt hydrating, and I have dry lips which tend to reject a lot of lipsticks by committing micro-suicide (yes, am talking about you picky skin particles leaving me every day)
I will be reviewing the other products in the coming days. In the meantime, here is a pic of me not giving a damn about the rain and still trying to pose with my newly painted face.
Well done Kat Von D!
xx Thunderella xx