Hi girls! I’m pretty excited about this post I have for you today. Recently I was contacted by an up-and-coming Australian cosmetics brand called Klara Cosmetics. Initially i was invited for a free makeover, but being unable to attend, they kindly sent one of their best-selling Kiss Proof Lips my way. To be honest, having never seen for myself the quality of Klara’s products, my expectations weren’t very high (how many companies have claimed to have the best pigmentation in the market, right?) but upon arrival of my package I was very pleasantly surprised! Firstly, let me talk about the packaging of these vibrant little beauties. They come in a clear perspex-like tube which shows the colour of the product. The colours are very true-to-life and it also makes it easier to find when you’re hunting for that perfect shade in your lipstick drawer. They come with a flexible and super soft applicator shaped like a lip brush rather than your standard doe-foot shape. This was not particularly drying like many matte lip products, but being matte it does have a dry look to it and can settle in the lines of your lips if you don’t exfoliate and moisturise beforehand with a good lip balm. So long as you apply a lipbalm beforehand you shouldn’t have any problem with dry lips.
Klara Cosmetics’ cult and most-wanted product. No matter how much you play around, this lipstick will never betray you. Consisting of 100% pigmentation, Kiss Proof gives you 24-hour long lasting matte lips, full coverage and high voltage shades that make lips pop in 60 seconds. A stunning range of tones, from classic nudes to the hottest notice-me colours, that don’t smudge, fade or bleed all day. Recommended and tested by passionate women who don’t want to leave any evidence.
Kiss Proof lips absolutely lives up to it’s name. Once applied, it sets very quickly (within a minute I would say) to a matte finish and from that moment it will not budge. No transfer whatsoever! Eating, drinking, and indeed, kissing, will have no effect on your perfect pout. I did find that oily foods tend to dissolve the pigments, but that’s to be expected as some makeup removers are oil-based and you want to be able to take this stuff off eventually, right? I can’t help but compare these to Lime Crime’s Velveteens (they are both matte lip creams after all) but Klara’s formula comes out in front in every way. ♥ Velveteens tend to leave a stain on my skin/lips, which unfortunately is a common by-product of trying to squeeze too much pigmentation into a formula without a proper ratio of base product. I was expecting the same from Kiss Proof, as this was more pigmented than the Velveteens. I was very happy to find that this left very minimal staining, however. ♥ Kiss Proof is more pigmented and has a thicker consistency. You only need one coat to get an even, full coverage. I have very pigmented lips and need two+ coats to get the coverage I need, but that’s the unfortunate consequences of pigmented lips! ♥ Kiss Proof had no trouble staying on my lips all day, whereas I find Velveteens tend to start flaking off after a while. Kiss Proof only had that flaky effect when I wore too many thick layers. If you need to touch up, I suggest you remove and start over again to avoid a build-up. ♥ Kiss Proof also comes in a whopping 8ml for $29.00 whilst Velveteens are $24.00 for 2.6ml… that’s a lot of product! I have not had a chance to try Australis’ Velour Lips or Nyx Matte Lip Creams to form a comparison, but against Velveteens Kiss Proof definitely wins out!
I was sent shade #04 Neon Hot Pink and my pitiful camera just cannot do it justice. It stands out as a definite neon colour once applied. It’s so bright and eye-catching! Kiss Proof Lips comes in 11 different shades, ranging from everyday nudes to bright, dazzling colours for the more daring girls out there. You can see them for yourself on the Klara Cosmetics Website, along with their stunning range of other super pigmented products. Kiss Proof Lips retails for $29.00 and is 100% worth the money. I’ve got my eye on Neon Tangerine! unfortunately for you girlies overseas, international shipping is not currently available, but I’m told it will be soon, so keep this on your wishlist and keep your eye on Klara Cosmetics!