Hello everyone! Most drugstore brands are hopping on the matte lipstick bandwagon however I have yet to find one that is truly matte. I love a bold, matte lip and I’ve found the best to be the Mac Retro Mattes in terms of true matte pigmentation and longevity. The only drawback is the extreme dry-feel which may not work for you if your lips tend to run more on the dry side.
Anyway, I was mega interested when I heard Katy Perry was coming out with a line of matte lipsticks all named with the love of cats. It is advertised as a demi-matte, however I would classify them as more of a satin since it does maintain a fair bit of shine. In that sense, they are very moisturizing, however I really think they called it matte just because it rhymed. Regardless, I picked up 4 of them as soon as I saw the display at my local Shoppers Drug Mart. The packaging is very modern and clean with a matte white cap and the colour showing on the bottom. From left to right: Sphynx, Catoure, Crimson Cat, and Maroon Meow.Sphynx is a pink based nude with just a hint of a beige lean. I was surprised at how much I liked this on even though it definitely leans more on the pink side. It applied easily with very little slipping and stayed on for roughly 4 hours before needing a touch up. This one is definitely my favourite of the 4.Catoure is like a berry based mauve with a bit of brown. At first I thought it’d be a nice mlbb colour, but on my lips, it runs just a touch too berry for my liking. This one is the least favourite of the ones I picked up.Crimson Cat is a true red. I think it’s just personal preference, but when I wear a red lip, I want it bold and sharp. I find because this formula is so creamy it doesn’t give the precise, sharp line around the lips (I never wear lip liners) like with true mattes (ie: Mac or Too Faced Melted Mattes.) I think this would be a nice introduction to someone who is starting to wear reds because you can stipple it on your lips and build it up slowly.Maroon Meow is a deep plum-wine. I got lots of compliments when I wore it and this lasted also around 4 hours before needing to be reapplied. Again there was just a bit of slipping but overall it wore nicely. When it comes to dark shades, I do want a more solid matte finish, but again – I think it’s just personal taste.Here are the swatches (same order as before). All in all, I would recommend these as a satin lipstick as opposed to a matte. If you’re looking for that bold, dry matte, you’re going to have to go for the Mac Retro Mattes or Too Faced Melted Mattes. If you’re looking for a nice hydrating lip colour with great pigmentation and adorable names, then check out the Katy Katte Matte line.
CoverGirl Katy Kat Mattes (approx. $8-$10CDN) are available now at all major drugstores. The rest of the Katy Perry x CoverGirl line is
set to launch in July available now! Just spotted the Kay Kat Eye mascaras this evening (May 29) at Wal-Mart!
Which colour(s) are you interested in? Have you picked up any of the Katy Kat Mattes? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping by!