I ordered Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick some time ago in the shade Lolita. Little did I know that several weeks later I'd received two versions of Lolitas in my mail, and in mini sizes. For me this is such a pleasing surprise since I can try out two different shades by just paying for one product. Oh, c'mon, how long does it take to spend a whole full size by the way? So in this case, mini size is a blessing.
The box contains two similar lipsticks: Lolita and Lolita II. From what I heard, Lolita II is actually a limited edition and available in this lip duo collection only. But please correct me if I'm wrong.
Right: Lolita II
The tube design for mini sizes are a bit different than the one you'd see on their full ones, although you can still see the silver rose design on the cap, and of course, KVD epic logo on the tube.
What I love from their mini size is that the wand is not too long, so you can fully control your hand movement. Also it has a sheer chemical smell which is quite disturbing for me, but it will fade gradually.
Bottom: Lolita II
They are wet when first applied but will turn into a dead matte finish in no time. Which is a good thing I suppose.
The shade of Lolita is not quite amusing, This one's far from what I expected when I saw the swatch in Temptalia. What I got here is a dusky rose with a hint of brown (or mauve?). It's way too dark for me and doesn't compliment my skin tone at its best. But still this one is good nude color.
This Lolita II shade is a bitch ass, I really-really love this. It's a warmer and lighter version of Lolita, kind of terracotta nude. I wear this and surely my face looks several times brighter. This is the kind of color that almost everybody love, especially us, Indonesian girls.
As promised by the company, these lipsticks are absolutely long-wear. Stays the whole day unless if you're a barbarian eater. They have full coverage and won't leave any stain when you wipe it. Although I'm not so sure about other shades, though. They apply evenly, smooth, won't budge or feather all day long.
Every similar product like this would definitely dry your lips, even mine, and leave some tacky feelings on your lips. But these ones are definitely felt great, one of the most comfort matte liquid lipstick I ever try. Although I must say, the dryness is still there. So be sure to exfoliate your lips beforehand.
Their full sizes are sold for about USD 20/each, or around IDR 350K in many online stores in Indonesia. But I bought this Lolita Lip Duo for IDR 300K, pre-ordered.