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Let’s face it: not all matte lipsticks work for everyone. Enter COVERGIRL’s Katy Kat Lipsticks, the highly coveted and widely popular collection created by Katy Perry. They’re matte, moisturizing and slightly sheer, all while packing a serious colour punch. We enlisted editors from Glow magazine to swatch them and see what these 11 bold lipsticks are really like IRL.

The tester: Tania Kwong, Editor-in-Chief

The shade: Maroon Meow

The lowdown: I usually avoid super dark lipsticks because they have a stamp-like effect on my face. While I liked the edge this shade gave me, it’s definitely not an everyday shade. It’s perfect for a night out with girlfriends. 

The tester: Shania Lane, Editorial Intern

The shade: Perry Panther

The lowdown: I’ve had only bad experiences with black lipstick—until now. There were no harsh lines or flaking as this formula is really creamy. I’d pair this with a smokey eye for a super moody night out look.

The tester: Nicole Keen, Copy and Market Editor

The shade: Crimson Cat

The lowdown: I take my red lipsticks very seriously, and this one could be a contender for my new fave shade. It also lasted for hours and turned into a pretty stain as it wore off.

The tester: Emily MacCulloch

The shade: Sphynx

The lowdown: This is one of my fave nude lipsticks. It has just enough pink and just enough brown so it doesn't wash me out, and unlike most nudes it works with minimal makeup. I just have to remember to swipe on a little blush on to avoid looking washed out. 

Click over to Glow.ca to see the rest of COVERGIRL’s Katy Kat Lipsticks in action.