If you hadn’t heard of the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits, where have you been?! Kylie Jenner – famous for her amazing lips has released her own Lip Kits which includes a lip pencil and a liquid lipstick. She has released a whole range of amazing colours and finishes – mattes, glosses and more recently her metals ranges. There has been so much hype around these lip kits that every time she announces they are on sale on her website, they are out of stock within minutes!
There has however been so much press surrounding these kits, good and bad! If you live in the UK (or anywhere other than the states) it’s very difficult to get your hands on these. One, because you have to be up in the middle of night (due to the time difference) to even have a chance of ordering these before they go out of stock. Two, because not only do you have to pay lots for shipping, there is also import taxes which tends to added on once they arrive in the UK so you end up paying where over the odd for this lipstick. And three, there has also been instances where lip kits are being stolen from Kylie’s recognisable packaging so once they arrive you have basically paid nearly £40 for an empty box…and the company or delivery service don’t do anything to help! To me, personally it wasn’t worth the risk trying buy these Lip Kits, but luckily I was fortunate enough to have a friend selling hers because she didn’t like the shade she had ordered. I jumped at the chance at buying this from her as it meant I knew exactly what I was getting without any hidden charges or any risk of it not arriving.
Now what do I actually think of the Kylie Lip Kit itself? The longevity of this liquid lipstick gets the big thumbs up from me! I wore this to a festival last weekend where there was a lot of drinking and eating involved but it stayed in place, and I only needed to reapply once throughout the whole day. As liquid lipsticks go though, this is still quite drying. I did find however that a good thick lip balm on your lips an hour before application really helped though. I applied a generous layer of Blistex Intensive Moisturizer whilst getting ready and applying the rest of my makeup, and left applying the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit, both liner and gloss, just before heading out the door.
The packaging of the liquid lipstick is a little bit disappointing though. Most lip glosses and liquid lipsticks tend to have almost a kind of suction on the top of the tube which removes excess product from the applicator, but with the Kylie Jenner liquid lipstick there isn’t one. You are then left with remove the excess product around the lip of the tube which can become quite messy if you’re applying in a rush. I do however really love the smell of this gloss though. As soon as you open it, you get a whiff of strong vanilla which I think is really nice, however if you’re not a fan of the sweet scents, you might want to avoid. The lip liner however is really nice. It really buttery so it makes it easy to apply, but I have already needed to bust out the sharper one or twice because it’s so soft and blunts so easily, so unsure how long this liner will actually last.
Colour wise, I really love it! I love a nude and especially a matte nude, and Candy K is a more of a brown, pinky shade which is perfect for every day wear. Since trying out this Kylie Jenner Lip Kit, I have been eyeing up all the other shades – Dolce K and Koko K are currently sitting on my wish list! But would I purchase Lip Kit myself? For the formulation, yes! For all the hassle of not knowing exactly when it will arrive and the risk of paying over the odds of postage, probably not! My recommendation is, if you have a friend selling one or find a genuine seller – go for it! If not, do your research – there seems to be a lot dupes on the market so you can find probably find an alternative.
Have you tried any of the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits? What were your thoughts?