Kat Von D Lolita Lip Duo – Review & Swatches

Hey guys! How was your weekend? Do anything fun or exciting?

Today’s post is going to be a quick review and swatches of the limited edition Kat Von D Lolita lip duo. So grab yourself your favorite beverage of choice and let’s get to it!


Ok so Kat Von D came out with a limited edition holiday set that consists of the cult favorite Lolita Everlasting Liquid Lipstick as well as a new shade – Lolita II!

From Sephora’s site about the set:

Discover Kat Von D’s iconic shade that revamped the classic, neutral lip—along with a brighter version for a bolder look. These mini Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks include the most wanted lip color, Lolita, in the hard-to-find original chestnut rose, and Lolita II, in a terra cotta nude hue. Formulated to give you long-lasting wear and high-pigment color, the creamy, color-rich lipsticks glide on to lips like a gloss and dry to a true matte finish. Their next-level formula is infused with natural, comfort-enhancing ingredients—including vitamin E and sunflower seed wax—so you can flaunt an everlasting matte color that leaves lips feeling comfortable.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the history regarding Lolita and the 2nd “bad batch” that was much darker than the original formula.

Lolita on the left; Lolita II on the right

Lolita on the left; Lolita II on the right

Anyhow, it took me awhile to track this set down as the Sephora site said it was in stock at the store closest to me (inside JC Penny at the mall), but it wasn’t. I was finally able to get it at the regular Sephora that’s 20 miles away. It’s not even on Sephora’s site anymore, so it must be sold out online there now. However, as of this writing, it is in stock online on the new Kat Von D Beauty website.

Both of the lipsticks in this set are deluxe mini size. The formula is the same we know from Kat Von D – pigmented, goes on creamy, dries down mate after a minute or two and doesn’t feel overly drying on the lips. Both Lolita and Lolita II are great anytime colors really. I’ve gotten at least 5 hours of wear out of each of them with just light snacking and drinking through a straw. Neither totally lasts through a full meal, though.

Ok it’s swatch time!


I also swatched out some other lip products I have to see if any could be potential dupes for either shade.

With Lolita, the NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in Soft Spoken is pretty close, but Lolita is a tiny bit darker. The NYX lip pencil in Mauve is pretty close though. I also compared Melted Chihuahua by Too Faced and Soft Mauve by Essence, but as you can see, they’re both totally different colors.


For Lolita II, I compared it to another Kat Von D liquid lipstick I have, Double Dare. They’re similar, but Double Dare pulls more rosey in color. I also compared Bumble by ColourPop as they looked similar in the tube, but swatched they’re definitely different colors. The NYX lip pencil in Ever though is a really close (if not exact) match. I also swatched a couple of MUA lippies I have to compare just color wise, but they’re both obviously totally different compared to Lolita II.


I did see on KVD Beauty’s Instagram that Lolita II is going to be a permanent shade and will be available in full size sometime in December, so if you missed out on this set, you’re still in luck if you want to get your hands on Lolita II (the full size of the original Lolita is currently in stock on both Sephora’s site and the Kat Von D Beauty site).

You might still be able to find this special holiday set in-store at Sephora or you can just order online through Kat Von D’s site if you don’t have a Sephora near you. It retails for $19.50, which isn’t a bad deal since one full size liquid lipstick retails for $20.

Ok that should do it for today! Do you own Lolita? Do you think you’ll pick up Lolita II when it comes out in full size next month?

As always, thank you all so much for reading. Enjoy the rest of your day and I’ll see you again Wednesday with a new post! 🙂


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