Today I am trying and testing out lipstick dupes! I managed to find dupes for Kat Von D, Colourpop and TooFaced but there are plenty of others out there. I wanted to give some of them a go and see if they are actually worth it and whether the colour pigmentation or formula was any good. I managed to get these all from the same seller called beautysmall on eBay and they all cost around £1-£4 each but prices from other sellers vary. So lets get started…
KAT VON D LIQUID LIPSTICK DUPES
Now this is supposed to be a dupe for the shade ‘Double Dare’ but in all honesty I think it looks more like Santa Sangre from the swatches I’ve seen online. The colour is a bold red shade with coral undertones. The packaging for all the lipsticks are very similar to the original Kat Von D liquid lipsticks with the distinct black/silver floral designs. The formula itself is not too drying and the application is really easy. The formula is quite thin and buildable and it dries down to a matte finish which I love. The colour was unexpected and a lot darker than I anticipated so it’s probably not a shade I would wear too often but it was a lot nicer than I imagined. It’s a great shade for the party season or for any Christmas do’s you may have coming up!
Next up is the dupe for ‘Bow N Arrow’ which appears a lot more pinky toned than the original. The original is supposed to be a nude shade which is a little darker and peachier than the normal lip colour, this however, has a more pink undertone. It’s not an identical dupe but its a lovely shade in itself. It’s a shade I would definitely get a lot of wear out as it’s not too bold or in your face. Lighter shades of liquid lipstick are much easier to apply and you don’t have to be as precise which for someone who is as clumsy as me, can only be a good thing.
The final Kat Von D Lipstick dupe is for the shade ‘Lolita’. This is one of the most iconic and talked about shades from the range so I was eager to try it out. It’s a warm plum toned shade but isn’t too deep or unwearable. It’s along the lines of a darker nude shade which can easily be worn on a regular basis and is the perfect transition shade for a day to night look. It would look incredible with a purple/smoky eye look and wouldn’t look out of place on a night out. The formula again is not too drying and these dupes are actually really long lasting. I’ve tried them for a good 7-8 hours and whilst there is the odd bit of wear as you would have with any liquid lipstick, it fades down nicely and subtly.
COLOURPOP ULTRA MATTE LIP DUPE
I managed to get my hands on the ColourPop dupe for the shade ‘Tulle’ which is supposed to be a warm plum colour similar to Lolita, however, the shade I received seemed a lot darker and more red toned than Tulle. In fact, it looks like a closer dupe to ColourPop’s ‘Avenue’ which is a much more warmer red shade with a matte finish. It may be the case they just sent me the wrong shade but it definitely looks identical to Avenue. It’s a great shade for Autumn but the formula seems to bleed a lot more than the Kat Von D dupes which isn’t great considering the nature and depth of this colour. It’s also a very stubborn shade and formula to remove!
Have you ever tried any Kat Von D or ColourPop dupes? How would you rate them?