CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipsticks

One of the latest drugstore releases that get my attention was CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipsticks.

I mean the classy white tubes, the cutest shade names printed next to cat ear prints on the colour indication at the bottom and the semi matte finish with soft and moisturizing texture are impossible to resist.

Canada gets 10 in 11 shades available in the US (no Perry Panther, the black shade), 2 tubes each for 8 shades and 4 tubes for Crimson Cat and Maroon Meow on the display. No indications of them being limited edition at this point.

The ones I bought: Catoure, Coral Cat, Crimson Cat, Maroon Meow and Cosmo Kitty.

Catoure still appears quite nude on me, but with a pink undertone which gives me a bit more life than a straight nude. Coral Cat is appropriately named, needs a bit of layering for colour payoff. Crimson Cat, which I had hoped to be a classic red, turns out to have a pink undertone, and Maroon Meow is dark but not hard to even out (not streaky), with great pigmentation.

Cosmo Kitty is quite different in the line, a cool toned purple which plays as a perfect topper colour. On top of a dark red liner, it becomes a warmer purple, much easier to wear. Or add a layer of tinted gloss/ balm and turn it into a pink toned shade.

If you are wondering, Cosmo Kitty looks the closest to Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Twitch and Hard Candy Fierce Effects lipstick in Thunder. Bite Amuse Bouche lipstick in Taro or LA Girl Glazed lip paint in Coy are in slightly warmer tone.

These lipsticks feel comfortable on, last well on my lips and fade away evenly. I wish they were more matte but that does not effect the performance. Each tube is 0.12oz/ 3.5g, retails $10.99 (on sale for $8.99 this week at Shoppers).

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