Who made the summer’s hottest lipsticks? Kim Kardashian vs Pat McGrath

Two big-name lipstick launches have had beauty bloggers and Twitter, well, atwitter this summer.Kim Kardashian delighted fans when she partnered with sister and lip kit queen Kylie Jenner for a set of KKW by Kylie Cosmetics Creme Liquid Lipsticks in April. It marked the elder Kardashian's foray into beauty products, which was followed by a contour kit released in June (read our review here).Meanwhile, beloved celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath, who has worked on too many high fashion runways to count and was named beauty editor at large for British Vogue earlier this month, announced her new products coming from Pat McGrath Labs: a collection of matte lipsticks called Lust: MatteTrance. In honor of National Lipstick Day -- and to satisfy our own lipstick obsessions -- we tested the two products to decide which is worth the splurge. KKW by Kylie Cosmetics Creme Liquid Lipsticks The LookKKW, you disappointed me. Not only were the lip colors way too sheer, the shade I tried on (Kimmie) was patchy and streaky when I put it on . The collab is marketed as a set of crème liquid lipsticks, but it comes off as more of a gloss in opacity and texture. Also, they aren’t the most black- and brown-girl-friendly shades without some sort of brown lip liner to balance out the paleness. -- Anika ReedI was excited by the colors when I put them on my arm as pinks and corals tend to compliment my complexion. But once I put the product on my lips, it was entirely too translucent and looked terrible.-- Erin JensenI had less of an issue with the colors -- which worked for my skin tone. I love just a hint of color for my day-to-day life (I still use Caitlyn Jenner's Finally Free Mac lipstick). However, I agree the name is deceptive, they are definitely what I'd categorize as a gloss and not a lipstick. Albeit closer to a matte than shiny glaze. -- Cara Kelly  The FeelThe lipstick glides on easily and doesn't require Continue Reading