If you haven’t heard about the Kylie Cosmetics goodies over the last few years then you must have been living under a rock! The infamous lip kits have been blogger favourites since they first came out and I thought it was about time for me to pick some products up and give them a try!
A couple of weeks ago international shipping went down to only $5 for two days and I jumped at the chance to save a bit of cash whilst still trying some of the products. I went halves on shipping and duties with Lauren and just got stuck in and ordered them. I decided I didn’t want to go all out and get the full kits as I felt the lip liners were a bit of a waste of money. The tax and duties came to $18.49 for 4 single liquid lipsticks so yes it was a little pricey! I went for two of the singles in the shades True Brown K and Mary Jo K. I wanted to find shades that I knew I would wear and that were also easily recognisable as Kylie shades.
True Brown K is a deep rich brown that is so perfect for Autumn. I haven’t really come across any similar shades and believe me I have been trying as this colour has been on my wishlist ever since I first set eyes on it online. Mary Jo K is a true red and a staple in everyones collection. I definitely have more than enough reds but Tom suggested a true matte red would be a worthwhile addition. Who am I to argue?! The colours are intensely pigmented and very true to the colour they appear in the tubes.
The packaging itself is actually much nicer than I expected. It feels very sturdy and actually quite luxurious! I love the drips on the tube and the applicator itself is very easy to use and ensures you get a good, smooth line every time. I do think that a lot of thought has been put into the packaging and it definitely exceeded my expectations.
The formula itself is very unlike anything I have ever tried before. It is actually quite watery in texture yet dries down to one of the most matte finishes I have ever seen. Unfortunately this is a little uncomfortable to wear, but I feel I maybe applied it too thick at first so I am going to persevere and try to apply it a bit thinner next time. One thing I have to say is that these smell incredible, exactly like sweets or vanilla or something deliciously yummy! The smell doesn’t transfer on to the lips but it’s definitely noticeable in the tube. Although these are incredibly long wearing, I did notice a bit of patchiness in the centre of my lips a couple of hours in. It was very easy to reapply though and the layers blended in seamlessly. They are a real pain to get off at the end of the day though and really did need a bit of elbow grease to shift them!
All in all, I am a little on the fence about these after my initial impressions. I love the colours and the packaging but I am still not sure whether the formula is for me yet or not. I think it’s going to take a few goes and some application practice to determine whether these are an all time favourite or not. Have you tried these liquid lipsticks? If so what did you think of them? Which colours are your favourite? The only other one I have on my wishlist is the ginger lip kit which just looks gorgeous!