Worth The Hype? Kylie Jenner Lip Kits & Glosses ReviewFriday, June 10, 2016
I realised the other day, that I haven't wrote about the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits and Glosses that I ordered earlier this year. I know that you've probably read about 7467364 posts about them, but part of the deal with myself that I made for ordering them would be that I would blog about them. So technically this post is just to keep myself happy, (remember that little Lizzie McGuire cartoon who was always telling Hilary Duff what to do? Well I've got that too ((well not actually but you get me)), so we're just keeping her happy.)
Anyway, unless you've been hiding in a cave, or been scrolling on Instagram with your eyes closed (which tbh is a talent I'm intrigued to hear more about) you'll probably have seen the hype around the Kylie Jenner lip kits. I've been a little bit obsessed with finding out what lip colour KJ (yes that's right we're on such good terms we call each other by initials) wears on her Instagram since about 2014. She used to be all like 'that's a secret I'll never tell' for about two years, so when she announced she was making lip kits, it was like 'FINALLY.'
I bought a lip kit from the first batch released in December, I got Candy K as it looked like the lightest shade from the collection. So first of all, let's talk how much it all cost. So the kits are $29 which is about £20 for a liner and lipstick which I don't think is too bad. However, the shipping to the UK is $15 which is about £10 then I had a customs charge on top which was £11. Now it is a gamble whether you get a customs charge or not, but it seems a lot of people do get them these days, and you just never know. So altogether the kit came to £41 which is quite a lot for a lipstick and liner. However, it depends on how desperate you are to get your hands on a kit, so yeah that's the kind of price you are looking at in the UK.
The products themselves are actually really nice, I feel like they're well made and are good quality. The lip liner is really creamy and easy to use, it's not like some lip liners that can feel like they're dragging across your lips. The lip colour has an applicator tip which is really easy to use, and it smells very sweet which you'll either love or hate. Personally I love it, cause I love sweet scented things!
The colour was a little darker than I was expecting, but maybe that's because my natural lip colour is quite dark. So I tend to put a little concealer on before to get the kind of colour that I want. Candy K is a rose mauve toned nude colour, and it's so long lasting. It lasts pretty much all day, even through eating and drinking, and when I swatched it on my hand it would not budge. I wiped it, did the washing up, washed my hands and it stayed in place. So you know the colour is long lasting.
Swatches L-R : Candy K, Literally, and So Cute - Candy K Lip Liner below
I have to say that maybe I was slightly disappointed that Candy K didn't look as good on me as I hoped, but then I had to remember that my lips aren't plumped up, my top lip is almost non existent and when I pout, my mouth looks like a cats arse. So maybe it was a reality check that I'm not a Kardashian/Jenner. Annoyingly I haven't got a picture of me wearing Candy K, but if you watch this video you can see me apply it and what it looks like :)
Anyway though, I do really like the lip kits, I really want to get Exposed as that looks like my perfect nude colour, but considering I've just bought a house, I doubt my financial adviser would be too happy if I spent another £41 on lipstick right now.
However, I couldn't resist buying a couple of glosses when they were released a little while ago (before the house purchase I promise mortgage people) I've been obsessed with glosses this year, like 2016 has been the year of the gloss for me. So when I saw the three nude lip glosses, I was like 'right this is happening.' I bought Literally and So Cute, which are a light nude gloss, and then a peachy toned gloss. I love them both, they're both so pigmented, you don't need to wear a lip colour underneath which I was so impressed with.
The applicators from the first batch released got a bit of hate, as they looked a bit like the Cynthia doll from The Rugrats, but then the brushes were re manufactured so thankfully no more Cynthia applicators. The glosses aren't sticky, they feel really light and again smell so sweet. I love these so much and have been using them most days. I thought I'd like So Cute the most, but Literally is so wearable and perfect for day to day wear. Seeing as they're a gloss, they don't last on the lips for ages, but they're so nice. The glosses are $15 each, so a little cheaper than the lip kits, but definitely worth the price.
Wearing So Cute.
All in all, I think the Kylie Jenner lip kits are good. They're pigmented, last a long time, and it's just a shame that the shipping and customs to the UK make them so expensive. I've not managed to find an exact dupe for the lip kit, or the glosses. I've seen online that the ColorPop Cosmetics lip colours are very similar but they are even more impossible than the lip kits to get in the UK. However the NYX Lingerie lipsticks are kinda similar, as are the NYX Soft Matte lip colours. Let me know if you want me to do a post with similar lip colours!
So anyways, I'm writing this at 10pm at night, I know that it's not 10pm when I published this, but I just randomly felt like writing this up. I'm going to leave this post here but let me know if you have any other questions at all.
Have you got any of the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits?