As we all know matte lipstick isn’t exactly the easiest formula to pull off nor is a forgivable formula. Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick, contrary to their name, aren’t a full matte finish lipstick but a demi-matte one. This demi-matte finish is considerably creamier than matte formula and has a touch of a sheen plus you’ll find the formula a lot more hydrating.
Covergirl collaborated with Katy Perry to create 13 shades in the Katy Katy Matte Lipstick Collection which will get a permanent launch in July but are already popping up now at drugstores (I got mine at Harmons). Each lipstick comes in special, limited edition white packaging with Katy Perry ❤ Covergirl printed on the side (if you look at the bottom of the lipsticks there’s also a little cat ear print that embraces the shade name! It’s a rather cute little feature especially for cat lovers!).
Let’s take a look at some swatches!
I paid $6.99 each for the shades I purchased but at most mass retailers such as Walgreens and CVS expect to pay in and around $8.99 each. I’m not much of a Covergirl Lipstick fan in all honesty which is why I stuck to three shades but after trying them I can see myself potentially going back for more. Katy Kat Matte Lipstick quite reminds me of a lighter version of Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes Lipstick and considering I loved that formula it was easy enough to fall for this one.
I can think of any number of celebrities and youTube gurus who look incredible in matte lipstick but I, sadly, am not one of those lucky people. I’m prone to drier lips so I always feel like matte stick to flakier areas on my lips. They also feel very tight and dry. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried many different mattes and even loved many of them but I prefer something creamier and more hydrating.
Covergirl successfully created a semi-matte finish lipstick that brings you a lighter matte formula that’s wearable, comfortable, and even lightly hydrating. Their demi-matte formula has a velvety, creamy texture that glides across lips like butter. They created the formula with shea, aloe, and avocado butter so you get a really smooth, easy glide with a very lightly hydrating formula. These do not drag in the least nor do they clinging to drier areas however, in some cases, I did have an issue with color falling into may natural lip line. This only happened with one shade I tried, Sphynx. Aside from that shade the other two colors had a smooth, even finish with excellent pigmentation and a solid five hour wear. They do have some sort of vanilla flavor and fragrance which deserves mentioning for sensitive users.
I was incredibly impressed with this formula. Truly it’s one of Covergirl’s best to date. Excellent color, comfortable, long wear, and a lightweight, super creamy, buttery consistency made Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick a joy to apply and wear!
I’d highly recommend checking out a shade or two (or more!).
Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick are starting to trickle into drugstores now or pre-order them at walmart.com.
Do share your thoughts on the formula!