I have been looking everywhere for one specific shade of lipstick. I could see it....a matte taupe with mauve undertones. Not too dark and not too light. I thought my search was finally over when the Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipstick, Moon caught my eye, but it was always out of stock. So, I went though my fair share of drugstore products, including but not limited to Concrete Jungle and Carnal Brown, and Huntress by Maybelline as well as Hit the Pavement by Hard Candy. None of them were quite right. Even scouring the shelves at Sephora seemed fruitless. Until I locked eyes on Zero by Kat Von D.
Could it be? Was this the one? I pulled out the tester with baited breath, swatched, and finally, finally rejoiced. I'd found it. Wondering what it looks like? How the formula performs? If it has staying power? Keep reading. This is everything you need to know about my dream lipstick shade.
Colour and Pigmentation
If you couldn't tell from the introduction to this post...the colour is perfection. Though it may not be everyone's cup of tea, it was exactly what I was looking for. The taupe-mauve shade is definitely an unusual one. But that is what makes it so special! It stands out for all the right reasons. This particular Studded Kiss lipstick has a matte finish and is intensely pigmented. The colour can be built up but one swipe does the trick, in my opinion.
Formula and Staying Power
There are an awful lot of the Studded Kiss lipsticks floating around in my makeup collection. The reason is simple: I absolutely love the packaging (it is edgy, bold, and makes a statement) and the colour selection. Kat Von D definitely knows how to push the boundaries when it comes to lipstick shades. From green to blue, yellow, purple, and every other imaginable shade...she has got you covered. When it comes to Zero, the colour itself is amazing but so is the formula. It has incredible staying power (I wore it out on a shopping trip and didn't need to re-apply it) and feels fairly comfortable. Though her Studded Kiss lipsticks tend to be a little on the dry side, a dab of lip balm is all you need.
Obsessed is probably the best way to describe my feelings for this particular lipstick. I cannot get over the colour...and the fact that I was actually able to find the shade that I had been dreaming about for months. It is gorgeous and can be incorporated into a ton of different makeup looks. I absolutely love this and find myself making excuses to wear it.
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Yes, I am head over heels in love with Zero. The shade is spectacular and the lipstick itself has incredible longevity. Every single time I wear it, I feel powerful, strong, and confident. Consider me impressed!
Have you tried this lipstick? What do you think of the colour?