We've finally made it to one of my favorite collection — Lips + Tips. This collection was inspired by Kathleen's collaborations with ColourPop. Each nail polish they developed coordinated with an existing lip shade that Kathleen had come out with. So let's take a look at how they did. With this collection, I'll just be going over how well the shades matched. My thoughts on formula, longevity, etc. haven't changed yet.
Point Zero was pretty close, but the nail color is a little cooler than the lip color.
In my opinion, November was probably the closest match out of all the shades they released.
This was the OG shade. Lumiere was the first shade Kathleen every released with ColourPop and how I found her channel in the first place. On the right, I'm comparing it to the original lippie stix and on the left we have Lumiere 2, an ultra matte lip. The nail polish is a pretty close match to the original lippie stix, but the UML is definitely more purple than the polish.
Alyssa was another shade that pulled a little cooler, but this time on the lips instead of the nails.
Next is Aquarius which has three different formulations to compare it to. It's most closely matched to the ultra satin lip on the far right and is a little darker than the original lippie stix (left) and ultra matte lip (center).
Last, but not least, is Taurus. I found that this matched pretty well. I think they did a great job on creating the perfect pair to the lippie stix.
If you're interested in this collection, they do still have the boxed sets available that come with all six shades and a free lip color from ColourPop. But if you're like me and already owned all the KL x ColourPop shades, it will just be a backup for one you already have.
See you on Monday for the winter collection!
Fall is always my favorite season for colors and clothes, and Kathleen's '70s Vibes collection really hit the nail on the head when it comes to fall shades. This has been my favorite collection by far and will be one I wear on repeat once I try out all of the remaining shades.
I think I like this nude shade more than Snickerdoodle because I think it looks better with my skintone. My sister-in-law and I both used this color immediately when we got it and it looked great on her nails as well. It will be a great nude shade to use when I don't want to use a bright color.
I'm writing this and it's only the first day of me wearing this color but HOLY SHIT I'm in love. This will be my new go-to color for the fall/winter after I've finished trying all the other colors.
This shade definitely lives up to its name. It made me think of a penny every time I looked at my nails. I always find that these polishes last longer on acrylic nails than on my natural nails, and this shade was no exception. I think this is a beautiful shade for fall if you're looking for a metallic. Princess Penny was probably one of my favorites from the fall collection.
After I got the fall collection in the mail, I was dying over how beautiful this shade was. The color is about two weeks old in this photo so it's been put through the ringer, but it's still beautiful. Literally a perfect shade for the fall and the holiday season.
Cozy In There?
This is my second favorite shade out of all of Kathleen's polishes behind St. Clair. Cozy In There? is a great cool blue shade with a touch of gray. The only downside to this shade is something that I experience with every shade — despite using a base and a top coat and letting everything dry completely, the polish still chips within a day or so. I'm actually starting to get really annoyed with this so if anyone can help me out with some suggestions on how to extend the wear, please let me know.
Prince Cornelious reminds me of a glass of pop or something. It looks like the color of Coke to me for some reason. This is another great glitter shade that's perfect for fall. My one complaint with this shade is that when I took it off, the glitter got everywhere and was impossible to remove from my hands without vigorous scrubbing. Not a huge deal, but something to keep in mind if you're immediately changing polishes.
If you're interested in any of the shades I've swatched so far, they've all been restocked today so run on over to KL Polish and pick them up before they inevitably sell out again! Boxed sets containing all six shades are also still available. Only a couple more collections to go before we're all caught up to spring 2018! Just bear with me for a couple more weeks.