If you’ve been interested in the world of beauty for any length of time you’ve probably heard of the Kylie Lip kits. I’ve seen a lot of Kylie lip kit hauls on instagram and blogs, but I couldn’t convince myself to order one. As luck would have it, I recently won an awesome giveaway from Linda at LindaTalksBeauty, (if you aren’t already following Linda you should check out her blog here) and included in the giveaway prize was a Kylie Matte Lip Kit in Dolce K!
At A Glance
Kylie Matte Lip Kits retail for $29US (special edition lip kit prices may vary). Includes is a 1g pencil lip liner which retails on it’s own for $14 and a 0.11 oz matte liquid lipstick which retails for $17. In buying the lip kit you will save $2 as opposed to ordering both separate. There are 27 shades available for purchase online.
For reference, Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks are 0.22 oz and retail for $20US, and Too Faced Melted Matte Lipsticks are 0.4oz and retail for $21US.
The lip kits come in a little box with the Kylie logo on the front. The lip liner lead moves around a bit inside the pencil. It’s really weird, after sharpening once I can literally pull the liner out of the pencil so I have to be careful. If I shake the pencil the lead also slips out. I don’t know if this is common with other Kylie liners, please let me know if you guys have run into this issue!
The Lipstick itself comes in a clear tube with Kylie’s name in handwriting and the dripping lipstick design around the top of the tube. The applicator is a doe foot shape so it’s easy to apply.
The lip liner applies smoothly and has a bit of that waxy/tacky feeling which helps the lipstick adhere to it. I’ve worn it under lip gloss but it would make a pretty lip colour on it’s own as well.
The lipstick matches the shade of the lip liner perfectly and the lipstick doesn’t bleed at all. It smells like vanilla to me! I suggest looking at the lip swatches on the Kylie Cosmetics website instead of going by the colour of the tube as it swatches slightly different on the lips. The formula is on the dryer side so any dry patches on my lips were emphasized. I make sure I use a lip exfoliator before application now!
In terms of longevity this lip kit is top notch. I wore Dolce K for a solid 8 hours and it lasted the entire day through eating, drinking, and a workout. Black magic I tell you! If I’m eating anything greasy the longevity is compromised, but it wears away evenly without looking patchy. I did notice a bit of transferring on my coffee cup, but because it wears away so evenly it didn’t look like my lipstick had come off.
I really like this lip kit. I don’t often have $29US to burn on a lipstick kit (that’s ~$36CAD right now) so I would probably only pick one if I was going to place an order or choose a single lipstick on it’s own. $17 for a lipstick isn’t technically bad if you normally shop for makeup at Sephora as opposed to the drugstore, but when you take into account how expensive it is per oz compared to other leading brands at Sephora Kylie is overpriced.
I’ve only finished a full lipstick twice in my life though so I don’t personally have a problem with the amount of product in the tube. I think for me the price is worth it because I love the shade and the formula, but you’ll need to make that consideration yourself based on budget and what you normally look for in a lip kit.
What do you think of Kylie Cosmetics?
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