I wanted to review my new favorites from the drugstore, otherwise known as the Cover Girl Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks! After reading mixed reviews online, I wanted to try the formula out for myself and see if it could work for me and my preferences. I like the matte look, but struggle with lipsticks that dry out and give me a cracked appearance after an hour. The description of these matte’s claim they’re infused with shea-butter and feel creamy once applied to your lips, which enticed me to finally purchase! I have been testing these for about two weeks now and think they’re a great product that compare to a lot of my high-end lipsticks!
I purchased two colors in the collection to test for variations in the formula based on shade. I was very happy to learn that both perform the exact same as far as longevity, creaminess and pigmentation. Sphynx is a true nude shade that has a rose undertone. I find this is a super wearable and natural shade for an everyday lipstick color, but I also think this would complement a dramatic, smokey eye beautifully!
The next shade I wanted to try out was Pink Paws. I would describe this as a peachy-pink color that can also be very wearable on a day-to-day basis. I love wearing shades like this in the Spring and Summer because they provide an extra pop of color to my standard bronze makeup look. I really enjoy the color combination that comes from mixing Sphynx and Pink Paws as well!
The formula of these lipsticks swatch very creamy and feel buttery whenever you rub your lips together. With that said, they definitely do not dry down to a completely matte look. I would describe it as a “satin-matte” because it isn’t glossy, but it also isn’t completely flat. For me personally, I like the feel of this formula because it isn’t sticky or slippery like some satin formulas, but it also doesn’t make my lips feel like chalk like a lot of matte lipsticks tend to do! The color lasts on my lips for 3-4 hours before it starts fading and it does wear off whenever you eat. Both Sphynx and Pink Paws do leave behind a bit of a lip stain once they are off your lips, so that can be either a pro or con based on your pigmentation preferences! I personally like it because it gives me a hint of color if I am busy and can’t immediately reapply!
Another great aspect to these products are their pigmentation! I find that they are very opaque on the lips, which is nice when you want a full-coverage lip look. The creamy texture does not sink into your lip lines, so you are able to get away with wearing these without a lip liner or primer. The color payoff is really impressive for a drugstore lipstick that is at such a budget-friendly price range. I want to try some of the other darker colors in the line as well to test for further consistency in formulation. The two colors I bought are extremely wearable and I did appreciate the fact that this range is comprised of mostly everyday shades that will work for a variety of skin tones. I always appreciate new product releases that include colors that you can actually wear in public to school or work. With that said, there are also some unconventional colors, including a black, that are available in the Cover Girl Kitty Kat matte range.
I really hope this review helped you decide whether or not these lipsticks would be a good fit for your collection! I initially was drawn to these based on the cute display and adorable packaging, but was so happy to learn that these shades and formulas work wonderfully based on the personal preferences that I look for in a lipstick. Let me know if you have tried this product, or other drugstore lipsticks that you are currently loving! Thank you so much for reading!