There are certain things in this world that we as a society make fun of and aren’t supposed to like. Smoking, children’s beauty pageants, reality television, and Kylie Jenner’s cosmetic line. Now even though Keeping Up With The Kardashians has an average of two million viewers, not many people will openly admit to binge watching the reality tv show about famous people being famous. When Kylie Jenner began KylieCosmetics earlier this year, we all made fun of her attempt at breaking into the makeup world and were only given ammunition when the product turned out terrible. Well after fixing the formulation, packaging, and just about everything else… She came back and shocked us all.
The Lip Kits, which contain a lip pencil and a matching matte liquid lipstick, have taken a hit (many actually) for the price point, 29$ USD. I would like to point out this cosmetics line is not sold in drugstores or any stores at all. You cannot walk into CVS, Target, Ulta, or even Sephora and buy this product. This adds a required amount dedication to either Kylie Jenner or the cosmetics industry in order to actually obtain anything from Kylie Cosmetics. When a new shade or product is released on KylieCosmetics.com, it is more often than not sold out within an hour. This is both a good and a bad thing. For the younger Kylie fans, and some of the older ones, hysteria occurs when her products become sold out. For most of the older fans, we end up on eBay willing to pay ridiculous amounts to get our favorite shade! The EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND for the product combined with the quality of the product equals the price point. If you walk into Ulta or Sephora, you will be paying anywhere from 40-100$ for a lip liner and lipstick. As you question the price of Kylie Jenner’s lip kits, simply compare them to other HIGH END lip products and it seems more and more justifiable.
My childish spirit tends to come out when trying out new lip products! Maybe because as a child my favorite part of the chapstick was how yummy it smelt! What I love most about the matte liquid lipsticks is the scent. Oh my gosh, it smells like dessert, LIKE VANILLA FROSTING! I could sniff it all day… Actually I have sniffed it all day. The lipstick itself has a moussy texture and is very creamy when first applied. These formulas are not meant to plump the lips. Let me repeat, NO PLUMPING EFFECT! So don’t expect that. This lipstick dries to a MATTE finish which can be quite drying if you don’t moisturize/scrub prior. The corresponding liners are very creamy and easy to apply. I have had issues sharpening the lip pencils due to how creamy they are. You really have to be GENTLE in sharpening them. I have to say, both the liner and liquid lipstick have EXTREME STAYING POWER. The lighter shade come off a bit easier at the end of the day. However, the darker shades like True Brown K you may end up SCRUBBING off!
The packaging for the lipstick is absolutely adorable. The matte liquid lipstick comes in a clear tube, with a dripping/melted lipstick design, black top, and Kylie’s “signature” in script. It has a doe foot applicator, typical of most popular liquid lipsticks. I do believe there was a mistake with the original packaging. Many customers complained about the applicator bristles being bent and useless for applying the product. However, the brand quickly fixed any packaging errors there may have been. The box all of the Kylie Cosmetics products come in is super luxe and makes the whole experience exciting.
All in all I will most likely continue buying products from Kylie Cosmetics. I have not yet had a bad experience and if it aint broke, don’t fix it. I purchased all of these lip kits with my own money and have not been sponsored in any way.