I gave in. For once I was early to a Kylie Lip Kit release a got a little giddy, and added a lot to my basket. Do I have any regrets? None at all. Does my bank account hate me? Maybe. Do my lips look good? Definitely.
As you can see, I picked up quite a few bits from Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner and thought it might be helpful if I show you some swatches, and give you a bit of a comparison between the Matte Lip Kits, the Metals and the Lip Glosses. A quick note on the shipping and customs charges; these seem to be so inconsistent between orders. My total customs charges was £36.28 which I was happy with for the amount I ordered, but I have heard people being charged £10 for just one.
I find it so hard to find a good nude lip colour, and then three come along all at once. I picked up 3 nude/pink shades from the Matte Lip Kits and am so happy with the shades I got. Koko K is a baby pink nude, Candy K is a bit more dusty than Koko, and Dolce is a true taupe nude shade which looks amazing with a smokey eye. The formula is incredible. For some reason I expected it to be quite tacky, but it was so smooth, pigmented and easy to apply. Colour wise, I don't think you would need both Candy K and Koko, but they are different enough to have both. The real plus point with the lip kits is the staying power. Once dry, these liquid lipsticks just do not budge. Even with these swatches I spent a good 5 minutes trying to remove them. Perfect, if like me, you hate having to touch up your lip colour everytime you have a drink.
I also picked up Mary Jo and Kourt K from the Matte Lip Kits. Red Lipstick and liquid eyeliner are my thing, and with autumn coming, berry shades will be my staple. Like the nudes above, the quality and formulation is amazing. The lip liners literally glide across your skin and look nice enough to wear them alone. If I was impressed by the staying power of the nudes, that is nothing to these two. When I tested them out, both lasted all day, from 9am to 10pm, with no touch ups and just as vibrant as when first applied. The only one gripe is that it does slightly stain your lips, but hey, at least it stays on.
I then got caught up in the hype and decided to try a shade from the Metals collection and the Lip Gloss collection. Their wasn't many swatches around when I got my order, so it was a case of hoping for the best. Thankfully I got lucky and both shades are really wearable. Reign is a bronze metallic liquid lipstick and is so beautiful. It's the exact same formula as the Matte Lip Kits so will last your entire night out. I also think its a bit misleading to call it a metal matte as it has the perfect amount of shimmer. The best way to wear this is to let your lips be the focus and keep your eyes minimal. I can't decide what colour like is. Sometimes I think its a slightly dusty pink nude, and other times it looks more like a brownish nude. Either way it is as pigmented as the liquid lipsticks, but needs a top up after drinking.
I know a lot of people think Kylie Cosmetics are overpriced and that there are cheaper alternatives on the market, but I do think they are completely worth the price and customs charges. The quality, shades and staying power are so good and I have to admit that I've never tried a liquid lipstick as good. I guess Kylie really is the King.
What are your thoughts on the lip kits? Do you have any? Want any? Do you have any alternatives for me to try?