COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Review + Swatches

Lipstick is the icing on the cake. It's the finishing touch to a makeup look. It's one of my favorite beauty products. I told y'all last week lots of new lip product posts would be coming! Last week, I reviewed the Lancome Juicy Shakers (did you see it? click here). This week I'm focusing on drugstore lipsticks, the Covergirl Katy Kat Matte lipsticks.

I first heard about this collection a month ago, and a few weeks ago I was able to get my hands on a few lipsticks. I found these at Walmart, and actually found them at 3 Walmart stores in the Atlanta area.

What is it?
  • Katy Perry's line with COVERGIRL – the Katy Kat Collection
  • 13 highly-pigmented and moisturizing demi-matte lipsticks plus a new mascara – in blue and black (I did not pick purchase the mascara)

Where can I get it?
  • 11 of the 13 Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks are exclusively available at Walmart, with launch in July for mass retailers. You can preorder at the link above, but I found mine in store.
How much?
  • $6.94 at Walmart, up to $8.99 at other retailers in the future

I picked up 4 shades--coral, pinky-red (I think the red shade was sold out), a nude pink, and a nude.

I like the packaging, as it is similar to traditional Covergirl lipstick packaging but with the white cap, with two sides that have the logos printed above.

Here they are opened. I noticed immediately they looked shiny, like other Covergirl lipsticks I own. See here for an example.

Here are the names of the shades I picked up: Coral Cat, Cat Call, Pink Paws, Sphynx. How cute is the cat ears print on the bottom? And the cat names too.

Here are arm swatches of each, very true to the color in the tube. There is definitely pigmentation.

And here they are swatched on the lips.

  • Not matte. It feels like a regular Colorlicious Covergirl lipstick for the most part. These are not drying at all and feel nice on the lips.
  • HOWEVER, I knew they wouldn't be matte going in, thanks to the press release in April. Covergirl calls these "demi-matte" and chose to go this route since, according to their research, only a small percentage of women want a true matte and they don't want dry-feeling lipsticks. Fair enough. 
  • Wear time is about the same as with a Covergirl lipstick formula.
  • Similar feel and look-wise to many of the Colorlicious Covergirl lipsticks but for a dollar more. These are not matte, but are nice. 
Have you heard of these?

Extra Elle:
  • I found the cutest Rebecca Minkoff mini bag in the prettiest blush shade. I shared it on my Instagram. Speaking of IG, if you follow me, are my pictures showing in your feed?


  1. I really like the light pink color! Thanks for sharing :)


  2. I am not a huge matte fan, but love the look so this sounds perfect for me. I really like pink paws, so pretty!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. I love matte lipsticks so I definitely want to check out this line!

  4. The packaging is so cute! Love the Pink Paws shade! I'm going to check this out!

    Doused In Pink

  5. I am loving that nude color! And the packaging is adorable! Definitely going to check them out! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. I must have been under a rock, I had no idea Katy Perry had a lipstick line! That nude color is super pretty! <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. i love the packaging and well anything from katy perry. she's just the cutest. nice details. although i'm a true matte girl and demi matte wouldn't be for me. at least right now! but good price point and pretty colors though!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  8. OMG I am loving the feline-esque names - I'm coveting Pink Paws!


  9. I agree with Covergirls research, I don't want a flat matte lipstick either.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  10. I haven't seen these yet but I am loving the wide range of shades! Love the nude one!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  11. the colors are wonderful. Love this! I absolutely had fun reading. :)

    Style For Mankind

  12. Weird they call it matte & its not. But I guess that's why they add the word before - cover themselves :)

  13. Loving Pinky Paws such a pretty color!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  14. I don't usually like matte lipsticks, but there are so many pretty colors to pick from, I might have to try them! Pink Paws looks like a great pink!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  15. That looks like a perfect nude color on the last one! Thanks, as always for sharing this! Your testing and knowledge are awesome!

  16. These are so pretty + fresh! I'll have to keep an eye out for 'em when I'm at WM next!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  17. I prefer more color than this normally but they are def more pigmented than some drugstore lipsticks. I like the nude one the best. Thanks for the review Elle!

  18. I like that these colors aren't super bold. Thanks for your review!


  19. I had no idea that Katy Perry had her own line of lipstick from Covergirl! I love how bright all the colors are and that they don't dry your lips out either!

  20. These are all really pretty shades! I love the coral color!

  21. So in love with all of these great shades! Adorable! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  22. You know I am not a fan of mattes, so I may have to give these a try. They sound like something I would really like. Love the names...so cute!
    And yes...your pictures pop up on my feed...do mine pop up on yours? I hate the new algorithm change!

  23. I haven't tried these. The packaging is super cute, and that nude color looks so pretty. I'll have to pick that one up!! I've been super inactive on Instagram lately, and haven't been looking at my news feed. everyone's talking about it changing? I haven't noticed anything yet!

  24. I haven't heard of these but the demi-matte finish intrigues me. I don't usually like matte formulas since i find to be too drying.

  25. I just read about these yesterday! I love the second row, first one. Perfect pink!

  26. These look cool! I used to hear loads about Cover Girl in the UK but not so much anymore. X

    ♥ Carly Susanne

  27. I think I am getting most of your Instagram pictures? I don't check it every day so I know I miss some. I love blush shaded items so I bet that bag is beautiful! These lipsticks look fun, I like Cat Call and Pink Paws.

  28. Oh what wonderfully saturated and lovely colors for spring. If I wore lipstick I would so pick a couple of these up.

    Allie of

  29. I haven't seen these yet, but they are pretty colors. :)

  30. as a cat lover, I find this packaging adorable. sold! oh, the colors are pretty too haha :)
    xx, lauren

  31. Pretty colors and the names are cute :)

  32. Good review. I've never heard of these.

  33. I haven't heard of these, but the colors are so pretty!!


  34. I have not heard of these, the colors are so pretty but I wonder if the colors would show on me because they look pretty shear in the swatches. But I might pick up one because they packaging looks so cute!

    <3 Nina | http://curvymod.blogspot.com |

  35. I like the white tubes and I have not heard of these! I will see if my Walmart has them next time. And, yes! I am still seeing your photos in my IG feed!


  36. Ever since I had an unfortunate incident of looking like a clown at my junior prom thanks to lipstick, I have always stuck to lip gloss. But, these look like so much fun and are reasonably priced too! I just joined Instagram a little while ago, but I realize now that I need to follow you! :)

  37. I think they are very pretty, shade-wise. I don't even mind the fact that they aren't too matte. :) Congratulations on the new bag! x

  38. The colors look really good on you!! I would so pick some up if I could! I'm not too sure I'm much of a matte girl, but then why even call it a matte lippie albeit demi-matte? lol

  39. I was curious about these when I heard about them! Thanks for the review!

    x Debby

  40. I'm honestly glad these are demi-matte instead of matte, because so many brands out there have such a dry consistency when it comes to matte lipsticks that it is refreshing when it isn't so drying. (personal preference maybe) The pink shade looks so pretty on you!

  41. I love the colors you got Elle and now I want to go try these! I need a few new spring lipsticks!

  42. I just feel that if you're going to package something as Matte it should be...matte, not demi-matte. Honestly, what average person is going to go scouring through the Internet looking for press releases to find that out? We would because we're bloggers but if someone is shopping at the store do you think they're going to whip out their iPhones and go "Hmm I wonder if CoverGirl really means MATTE or if this is semi-matte?" Also, you can do matte without being drying, just saying. That rant being said, Cat Call looks good on you lol

  43. I bought a Juicy shaker last month and agree with you, not so pigmented. These lipsticks now look so nice and I loved the Cat Call - but thankfully my laptop is touch screen, so I can enlarge photos and texts - I am seeing less and less :( My new glasses come next week, I hope and my contacts are just fine, but bad for many hours. I thank you for always being nice and visiting me - you know, I couldn't comment last week, due to barely seeing small letters and then people don't visit back :) So thank you a lot, you are great!

  44. I can understand the demi-matte thing. I'm not a fan of a true matte, amd yes, they are too dry feeling. These are pretty colors for spring/summer. Cat Call is my favorite.

  45. I'm so glad you said they are only at Wal Mart. I've been checking the drugstores near me for them and hadn't been able to find them. It makes sense now! I definitely want to pick on up to try it. Pink Paws is calling my name!


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