Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set Review + Swatches

Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set Review + Swatches
Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set Review + Swatches

Hey guys, today I have a quick review of the Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set. I really liked the tones included in this set and wanted to give the revamped formula a try and Sephora had this little set on sale for half price so I had too. I was getting a little bored with my nude lips collection. 

Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Now, I love mini lipsticks, I don’t know how the rest of the world feels but I enjoy a good variety of shades for a deal. Also, I never use up a lipstick before they expire so this is ideal for me. 

Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

The Best of Nudes from KVD is a really cool set because it includes shades of nude that can work for everyone. It’s not just shades of peach. They are really unique shades that I didn’t have in my collection. It’s a set of very versatile neutrals. 

The revamped formula is a million times improved too. I have some of the older formulae and did a review on my collection at that time. Not all shades were created equal or well so the improvement was much needed and appreciated.  You can see my original review along with lip swatches of my collection here.

In this set you have 6 shades of varying neutrals or nudes. All are a matte finish aside from Piaf which has a subtle shimmery shift. 

The Swatches and Shades

Let’s get into the shade and the lip swatches. 

Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Here’s a look at the shades next to one another so you can see the undertones and differences. 

Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Now for the lip swatches. 

Piaf

Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Piaf
Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Piaf

First up is Piaf, a cool chocolate with blue shimmers throughout giving it a cool shift. This is a shade I have wanted for some time because it’s so different. This one took a little building up but otherwise wore great. 

Crucifix

Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Crucifix
Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Crucifix

Crucifix is a deep warmer chocolate shade with a matte finish. Not patchy at all during application and wore well. 

Sanctuary

Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Sanctuary
Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a nude coffee. This one has cool undertones and a matte finish. Sanctuary has quickly become my go to shade from the set right now. Pigmentation is  great. 

Hawkwind

Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Hawkwind
Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Hawkwind

My other favorite, Hawkwind, nude sienna with a matte finish. 

Bow n Arrow

Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Bow n Arrow
Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Bow n Arrow

I feel like Bow n Arrow is a classic shade  from KVD. It’s one of those easy go to peachy nudes. Bow n Arrow is described as a matte fawn nude. 

Ophelia

Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Ophelia
Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Ophelia

And last but not least is Ophelia which is a nude chestnut. I haven’t worn this shade yet beyond the swatch but I can tell this will be a spring staple. 

Across the board, all these shades performed great and I would gladly purchase a full size of Hawkwind and Sanctuary. 

The formula is comfortable on the lips, has a decent wear time and didn’t feel drying like her older formula could. 

The Kat Von D Beauty Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick Set retails for $44 but is half off in KVD.com right now bringing it to $22 which is what a set of minis should retail for if you ask me. Kat’s prices have been trying it the last couple of years. I feel like they have gone up. Anyway, all her holiday stuff is half off right now. 

I have some more mini lippie sets to review this week and the Lolita palette coming up along with some MOTDs, Lust or Busts and tutorials. 

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Anna Bankester, author of Bee Beauty is a 30 something, freelance Makeup Artist, and Beauty Blogger in Louisiana with a Southern Gothic flair. She has a background in fine arts and writing but her true passion is makeup and coffee.... and bees

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