Friday, 15 January 2016

UK Accesible Kat Von D "Lolita" & "Lolita II" Dupes


I only recently got my hands on the famous "Lolita" by Kat Von D, and "Lolita II". Living in the UK, these are very difficult to get hold of, and given the hefty customs charges from US orders, I don't like to place any orders from America unless they're of substantial size in order to make the duty charges worthwhile. After a combination of building up my US wish list, saving up the money and waiting for "Lolita" to be in stock, I finally placed an order at Sephora after months of practically dribbling over them online. 


I'd like to state now that I am blown away by the formula (it's the most recent formulation), its very long wearing and isn't drying or flaky at all, which I find very impressive for a liquid lipstick. What I was also blown away by, was the fact I already had several almost identical colours already in my lip products collection... I must admit, I felt a bit silly that I'd been craving these to-die-for shades...when  I already had them to hand. Although the formula of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick can't be beaten, I thought I'd share some colour dupes which are easily available in the UK for anybody else who is finding it difficult to get the Kat Von D versions from the US, but, like me, have fallen in love with the shades.

So for starters, Lolita. In my photographs it looks brighter, it actually has a lot more brown and mauve undertones rather than pink. Anyway: 


L-R:
Kat Von D "Lolita"
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in "La Mysterieuse"
Chanel Rouge Coco in "Ce Soir" 
MAC Vamplify Gloss in "Tuned In"
(Obviously "Gingersnap" & "Tuned In" are glossy finishes, but I often pat some powder over the top to give it a matte finish, like "Lolita") 

Next, Lolita II. This is a much brighter shade with more pink and almost orange undertone in it.

L-R: 
Kat Von D "Lolita II"


I certainly hope that's helpful to some people. Sorry that they're not all affordable options! As I said, I was searching explicitly for colour dupes, not cheaper versions. I am so impressed with how opaque and wearable the Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks are, I've already added a couple more shades to my US wish list, and even if you have any of my UK-ready options, if you're placing an order at Sephora or travelling to the states, I'd suggest adding Kat Von D's "Lolita"s to your to-buy list; the formula really is great and they're worth having in your make-up stash. 

Millie 






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