Let me just start this article by saying that I'm not the biggest Katy Perry fan out there. Sure, she's got some catchy songs, and I think she's pretty cute, but I'm far from being a die-hard fan. Regardless of what you think of her, you can't deny her makeup is always flawless so I was pumped when her entire Cover Girl collection landed on my desk.
Ya see, I love CG mascara like nothing else. Search the words "cover girl" on my blog and you'll find articles dating from the beginning proclaiming my love for it. Could the Katy Kat Matte lipsticks live up to mascaras? Let's see.
From black to nude, Katy's lip collection has a solid range of pretty colours. I'm actually surprised because so many celebrity collabs don't hold much weight to them. Black and lavender aside, the 11 shade lipstick collection features pinks, corals, reds and mauves that are flattering even on my olive skin tone.
The formula is more creamy than matte with a bit of a sheen, but they apply well feel good on the lips. I wouldn't exactly say they're long lasting, but when paired with a lip liner, your lipstick should still be on even after downing a venti iced coffee.
At under $10 a tube, they're much cheaper than Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche, with some similar colours found in the Katy Kat collection. My personal faves are; Catoure, Maroon Meow, Crimson Cat and Cat Call.
Before getting the Katy Katy media kit, I thought Perry's collection was limited to lipstick. I'm thrilled she extended the line to mascara because COVER GIRL MASCARA IS THE SHIT! *Ahem.
Available in Black and Perry Blue, the brush on these is unique with its twist design of long and short bristles to coat and separate lashes evenly. Thank you Katy!
BEAUTY TIP: Add a touch of blue mascara to the tips of your lashes for a subtle pop of colour. It makes it more wearable during the day.
I don't know if Katy and Cover Girl plan on extending the line at any point, but I hope they add nail polish to the mix because I have a feeling she would design a killer collection!
*In collaboration with Cover Girl. All opinions and photos are my own.