So this happened really unexpectedly, but I’m now the owner of some Kylie Lip kits…! It’s not like they just turned up at my house without me knowing anything about it- I got an email to say that there was a deal on international shipping, and after a few glasses of Rioja I thought it would be an amazing idea to order 1… or 3!?
I got my hands on a limited edition deal, where you can buy Dirty Peach, Love Bite and Brown Sugar (left to right) for $87 or £68. I know it’s a ridiculous amount for 3 matte lipsticks and 3 lip liners, but they’re not going to be cheap considering the brand and come on the wine was telling me what to do!! Each kit on its own is $29/£23, and I don’t think this deal is available anymore so you’d have to order the kits separately.
I wear brown/nude toned matte lipsticks so these three products are all ideal for me to wear on a daily basis, although Love Bite is quite dark so it would be of an evening colour as I’m not 100% confident on wearing heavy makeup, I think it makes me look a bit trampy sometimes!
The first thing I noticed are how heavy the products are once you remove the packaging. They feel very well made which was encouraging seeing as my bank account was still reeling from having to pay the shipping fee plus import tax, all in all costing me an extra £30-ish on top of the price I’d already paid for the lip kits in the first place!
The first colour I swatched was Dirty Peach, the most coral pink toned out of the three products. I really like this colour, although my NYX Stockholm soft matte lip cream is almost exactly the same shade and only cost £5.50! This is undoubtedly a pretty shade though, and I am actually gifting it to my brother in law’s girlfriend for Christmas- all of the relative points to me!
Next was Brown Sugar which is my favourite colour of the three. It’s a really lovely warm toned brown and the composition of these products is definitely worth mentioning. The lip pencils are very creamy and both products are easy to apply, although they’re quite cakey once they’ve dried: “like velvet but not in a good way”. I think it’s definitely worth investing in a good lip scrub and making sure your lips are as hydrated and smooth as possible before applying these products to avoid them drying out and cracking.
The last shade I tried was Love Bite, which is the darkest and most purple toned of the three lip kits. It’s perfect for autumn evenings although I’m not sure it matches my skin tone as well as Brown Sugar does; it might wash me out when I try it on my face rather than a swatch on my hand.
It’s worth noting that the colour payoff is really good, although the shade itself when dried matches the colour on the outside of the box rather than what you can see in the tube, so it’s worth swatching first and seeing how it dries. They dry darker than when applied, and I’ve noticed that the lip liners aren’t that durable as I left the swatches on my hand while writing this post and the matte lipstick hasn’t budged- in fact it’s proving really difficult to remove!- but the liner has faded almost entirely.
There’s no doubt that these products should considered ‘high end’ and a luxury item, considering the price when you include shipping and import tax etc. I don’t think I’ll buy another lip kit now, no matter how many glasses of wine I have, because there are much cheaper dupes out there including the NYX soft liquid matte creams which are almost identical in colour and have so many more shades at a fraction of the cost! I’m glad that I got to see what all of the hype was about though, and am excited to create a makeup look incorporating these products. However, Ginger is a really pretty shade so I wouldn’t be offended if anyone bought it for my birthday…!!
Lots of Love,