So, unless you’ve been living under a rock in 2016, you would of probably heard a little tale about a Jenner sister who created her own cosmetics utopia. Kylie, and her well-named products have taken over the beauty world one Lipkit at a time, but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. It would be harsh of any critic to say that she failed at the beginning because when you have a new product, a new company and a new brand to sell, all eyes are on you, and sometimes things are going to go wrong and then of course the problems with the metallic lipkits not actually containing any product, but from what I can tell from my experiences, none of these things have happened.
I managed to get a hold of 4 of Kylie’s Lipkits a month ago and I decided to wait to do a “review” on the products because I wanted to see what they were like, how they all would wear, and how long they would last. I bought Mary Jo K, Candy K, Maliboo and Dolce K.
So let’s start with the ordering process: it wasn’t as bad as it makes out to be, but I did buy some of the OG shades so they’re basically ALWAYS in stock, so I didn’t have to worry about the site crashing or any of that stuff. The shipping payment, well… As I am from the UK I paid $14.95 which is around £11.50 in my money, which, well, because I was making such a large order, I didn’t really see a problem with, but I’ve paid much less shipping from other US companies who aren’t as well known as Kylie Cosmetics (come on everyone knows Kylie). The next issue I encountered was the customs chargers. Now, if you’re from the UK and you’re making a large order with Kylie Cosmetics please be aware that before you even get your parcel you’re going to have to cough up some more pounds. My customs chargers came to near enough £20. Which took my grand total up to $155.95/£120.29 for four LipKits…
Now, this is where the majority of people will go on about how if you pay that much for make up you must actually be brain dead and this is where I am going to argue back. I am in love with 75% of my order. The only reason I dislike 25% is because I don’t think that the colour suits my skin tone, and that’s the struggle we face when we choose a lip shade online.
In the LipKit’s you get a liquid lipstick and a lipliner, which in my opinion is a good deal when you’re paying $29 for both items. The lipliner is smooth and buttery and as a lipliner-aphobe I actually really love them. The colour pay-off is good and consistency is always spot on. It was a little difficult to sharpen at first, but once I got the right tool it was a piece of cake. Now let’s talk about the jewel in the Kylie crown, the liquid lipsticks.