I finally managed to snag a full size Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita and with it, I picked up this beauty… Bauhau5 – Kat originally named this shade Mau5 as she was dating DeadMau5 and then renamed it after they broke up. In my head for the first few weeks I was pronouncing it Bow-How-5, but it is apparently pronounced Bauhaus (Bow-House) which Wikipedia says was an art school in Germany. TIL!
As for the lipstick – it’s a beautiful raspberry shade that sets quickly and stays in place all day. It is drying, as all matte liquid lipsticks tend to be for me, so I always make sure to exfoliate and apply lip balm for a while before applying, and then again at night.
The line is paraben free and cruelty free – and the ingredients (source Paula’s Choice) are:
Isododecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dicalcium Phosphate.
The only thing I find is I’ve gotten so used to the deluxe sample sized versions that there’s a bit of a learning curve to using the longer wand, but for something this gorgeous I’m willing to keep trying!