COVERGIRL x Katy Perry | Demi Matte Lipstick Collection (Review + Swatches!)

 

COVERGIRL x Katy Perry – Demi Matte Lipstick Collection

Back in March, I was invited to attended the Toronto launch of the Covergirl x Katy Perry lipstick collection! Matte lipsticks are all the rage these days, however many women find that mattes can be incredibly drying! Covergirl’s demi-matte lipstick range claims to offer the coveted matte lip look whilst retaining moisture within a creamy and moisturizing formula.

A wonderful little box full of goodies arrived at my door containing the full set of Katy Perry’s collaboration with the brand. This collection contains 11 demi-matte lipsticks and two mascaras. Keep reading to see swatches of the entire line, as well as my review of the colours and formula!

 

The Katy Kat Lipstick Colour Selection

I absolutely love the fact that this collection is cat themed! Katy Perry is a fellow cat lady, therefore all the shade names are cat puns. (Katy Kat, get it?)

The Claim:

Calling all Katy Kats! Our new Katy Kat Demi-Matte Lipstick is a purr-fect collection of velvety soft and luscious-feeling lipsticks with a demi-matte finish created by the one-and-only Katy Perry. With 11 shades in all, discover a new matte lip look you’ll love that’s not flat or dry.


The Katy Cat collection has 11 shades:

  • Sphynx – neutral medium nude
  • Coral Cat – bright orange-pink coral
  • Pink Paws – light pink
  • Magenta Minx – bright hot pink
  • Cat Call – bright fuschia pink
  • Kitty Purry – soft lilac purple
  • Cosmo Kitty- vibrant red-toned purple
  • Catoure – brown-toned mauve
  • Crimson Cat – classic deep red
  • Maroon Meow – cool deep berry
  • Perry Panther – blue-toned black

I love the little cat headband design at the bottom of the lipsticks for the shade name! It goes along nicely with Katy Perry’s fun and quirky brand.

Swatches + Formula Overview

I would describe the texture of the lipstick as a “moisturizing matte”, or as Covergirl describes it, a “demi-matte.”  It has a semi-matte texture when applied to the lips, but when you rub them together you can feel a creamy texture. Because of the matte nature of this line, I found it has a longer staying power than regular creamy lipsticks.

From L or R: Sphynx, Coral Cat, Pink Paws, Magenta Minx
From the entire line, these are probably the colours I feel most comfortable with for daily wear! I absolutely love Sphynx! I typically don’t do too well with light nudes because my lips are naturally quite pigmented, but I think I’ve found my ‘your lips but better’ colour! Coral Cat is another colour I am completely drawn to – gotta have my corals! This one is such a lovely fresh orange colour, perfect for summer.
Kitty Purry, Perry Panther, Cat Call, Maroon Meow
Now we start heading into the purple and blue tones! It’s nice to see that a large brand name is selling a black lipstick, especially since alternative fashion and dark lips are becoming increasingly popular. Perry Panther does need to be layered on quite heavily in order to achieve the opaque black look – it’s more of a light blue-black as opposed to a solid black matte like you would find in other liquid lipstick ranges. The soft purple Kitty Purry is surprisingly wearable, and is Katy’s favourite shade in the group!
Crimson Cat, Catoure, Cosmo Kitty
Finally, we have a signature bright red, a brown-toned mauve, and a pale blue-toned lilac. Of these three, I’ll probably only wear Catoure since I don’t really wear reds or unconventional colours like purple, but they’re probably worth saving for upcoming cosplays! 😉 It’s nice to see so many bright and quirky colours on the market.
What are your thoughts on the collection? I absolutely love the formula and highly recommend dropping by a Walmart or Shoppers to check it out – there are some lovely colours available, which is a total steal for drugstore prices!
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