Lolita & Mauve Pink Lippies

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Top: Lolita – Kat Von D

Middle: Lolita II – Kat Von D

Bottom: Cannes – NYX

My go-to lip color is a dusty mauve pink. It’s an elegant yet fierce color that’s appropriate for almost any social situation.

My all time favorite brand of lipstick is Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.

Pros:

  • Wand makes it easy to apply evenly
  • Long lasting
  • Over 25 different bold and varied colors
  • Matte

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Popular shades are often sold out
  • Can be drying

Kat Von D’s cult classic shade is Lolita, a dark mauve rose color. It’s a lovely color, but can be come out very dark if you apply more than one layer and can be somewhat of a chameleon in different lighting. In fluorescent lighting it looks a lot more mauve but when taking a photo in flash it looked really pink.

The shade pictured above is the most current batch that is being sold at Sephora. It is rumored that there first batch created was much lighter, and the second batch, the “bad” batch which had a brown tint.

Sephora recently released a Lolita II, which is a more of a nude/pink Lolita. I actually prefer this shade over the original Lolita, which I find to be more flattering and flexible with my skin tone.

If you’re looking for a lighter shade than Lolita, NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes is a great option. I’ve been wearing it almost everyday.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Matte
  • Vibrant colors

Cons:

  • Comes off easily
  • Strange perfume scent (I find it a turn-off but I suppose other people may like it)
  • Drying