Sunday, January 26, 2014

Review: Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick in F. T. W.

Whoever designs the Kat Von D cosmetic packaging has found a window to my heart. I find that it consistently looks young and ornate, without being over the top. The Foiled Love lipsticks are definitely no exception. The tubes feel substantial and the lovely floral pattern is elegant as heck. Add in a quality product and I am swooning already.


According to Sephora, the Foiled Love lipsticks supposedly "[make] your lips look like they're gift-wrapped in colored metallic foil." Based on this shade, I'd probably call this an exaggeration, but they do leave a nice metallic sheen on your lips. (I think of foil as being REALLY FUCKING SHINY. We're not talking about the dull side of the aluminum foil, right?)


F.T.W. is a purple-leaning cranberry color. It's not as pigmented as you might hope with a single swatch of color, meaning that you have to make a couple of passes to be able to shout out "BAM!" Emeril Lagasse-style. You can definitely get there with a little effort, though!

Three swipes of color.
Incidentally, this flaw is made up for a bit by the lipstick's other potential flaw: it leans on the dry side. This means that even though it takes a few passes to get some acceptable color, it does stay pretty nicely. It didn't have any problems with it drying out my lips, but those of you whose lips lean on the dryer side might have more concerns.

Thanks to the dryer texture, FTW does just fine on my "four hours and meal" test, although some of the frosty, metallic glitz is gone four hours in. You're left with only the color.

Here's how FTW looks when applied:


And here is how it looks four hours and a meal later:


Overall, I like this product a lot. The packaging is great, the color is great, and the product quality is good. 

The Kat Von D Foiled Love lipsticks retail for $19.00 for 0.11oz, or $172.73 per ounce. This is slightly more than MAC lipsticks, which, at $15 for 0.1 oz, come in at $150 per ounce.

12 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love that colour! So vampy - or in my terms, rogueworthy! (I wonder if I can introduce that term into makeup vocabulary...).

    I hear you with regard to the whole 'foil' thing. Your comparison to the dull vs shiny sides of tinfoil is quite apt! I sort of have this feeling that a true foil lipstick would be *unbearably* drying though...

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  2. I must admit that I am surprised by your review. I don't know that you ordinarily like products that require so much work in order to be effective, do you?

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    1. I don't view multiple passes of the lipstick tube as work, haha. That's all that this takes (I also forgive more work for a really unique effect, but that's not relevant here.)

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  3. Have you tried the Foiled Love lipstick in Adora? I wanted it to be the metallic red of my dreams, but it was more like a frosty rose when I tried it on in-store. Could be a problem with the tester, as I've seen swatches of Adora that look /very different/ from my results.

    PS: getting my eyeshadow skills to your level is the wish my heart makes.

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    1. I have not tried Adora! And thank you!

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    2. I have! I think the tester must have been mixed up or borked -- my Adora was a very bright, very warm, very metallic red.

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  4. I love your eyeshadow! Are you wearing the Stila Foil shadow?

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  5. There's a product called Lip Candy from Sp3ctrum Cosmetics that is, like, FOILED foiled -- like you put an adhesive on clean dry lips and then apply literal foil, like gold leaf for your lips. They claim it lasts up to up to eight hours -- it looks to me like it would shred the first time you smiled widely. But man it is shiny.

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  6. Hey! I love love your eye makeup in this post! Would you mind doing/ showing what you are wearing? Thanks!

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    1. Uhh it's definitely a Stila Mag Metal in Comex Gold on the lid. The rest might be the LORAC Pro? Can't remember, sorry!

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