Kylie Cosmetics



I couldn't resist trying out the latest lip trend from our old pal Kylie Jenner and just had to get in on the action because these lipkits are just so god damn instagrammable. The crux to my addiction was Dolce K and purchased from the lovely Chloe over at Ladywrites, I loved the brown/nude shade and was immediately impressed with the staying power - these things take a lot to come off. Another key point that impressed was that the matte formula didn't dry out my lips. Naturally, there's always gonna be some drying with any matte product but these don't leave my lips suffering for days afterwards however, this hasn't been the case for other bloggers but what works for one might not work for another. 


Having given Dolce K a good road test (and not having to have spend a fortune in shipping and customs because Chloe is bae), I eagerly anticipated the next re-stock date, credit card in had. The re-stock went live at 11:00pm and my order was confirmed at 11:02 - I move quick when I want something which, is what you have to do when you want to get your mitts on these. I ordered Kourt K and Koko K because there's no point paying the shipping and customs for one kit. The order totalled at £53.34 with inclusive of £10.90 for shipping with each kit costing £21.98. Broken down, the lipkits are reasonably priced for what they are - it's the shipping and customs fees that make your bank balance cry. On top of the £53.34 total, I also had to pay £15 shipping, which was a pain in the *ss as I stupidly didn't make myself aware of this. 

I don't regret my purchases, I think the quality of the products speak for themselves, the custom and shipping fees are annoying and I don't think I'll be buying anymore anytime soon but I'm chuffed with what I do have. 


Kourt K is a lovely plum / berry shade (perfect for those autumnal months with my tartan scarf and pumpkin spiced latte) as with all the matte shades, the colour is build-able, as well as having a dark plum tone, I can go all out goth and have lips as dark as my soul. 
Koko K is a pink toned nude that I adore, this has been my everyday shade for around two weeks and I'm not getting bored of it anytime soon. Although it's a subtle shade, there's just something about it that makes my lips stand out and my makeup look 'finished' even, when I've only had time to shove some mascara on my lashes and blob some BB Cream on my face - Cheers Kylie. 

The Matte formula and inclusive lip pencils are ideal for attaining that over-lined look. Having slightly wonky lips can mean that I can look like I'm snarling or impersonating Elvis when I wear bold colours. The consistency of the Lipkits allows me to slightly over-line and even out my pout. 
I would advise applying them to a lip at a time and allowing it to dry before applying to the next lip, this avoids a build up of product and that crumbly texture that Lipkits have been infamous for. As with all matte products the do crack after lots of eating, kisses and drinks so removing and reapplying does guarantee a tidier finish. 


To complete my Kylie Cosmetics Collection, I have two glosses in the shades in Like and So Cute. I won these in Anoushka from AnoushaLoves twitter competition (another Bae). The differences between the glosses and the mattes is pretty obvious. The gloss applicators are brushes rather than wands which can make them a little trickier to apply if you're used to wands. However, as glosses, these are of a pretty high standard, adding a pop of colour with a nice shine that again, lasts for ages. 


So Cute is a light nude shade that looks perfect on it's own for that no-makeup-makeup look. I like to use this with the Koko K liner to give my lips some definition. So Cute also works perfectly in conjunction with Koko K for when you're not feeling a matte look. Similarly, Like is the perfect gloss-match for Dolce K and can be worked both with the matte and the liner or, as a stand alone shade adding a brown/nude shimmer. 



I would say that Kylie Cosmetics is worth the hype but really be certain of your shades before you take the plunge and be prepared for those custom fee stings.

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2 comments:

  1. Lovely blog! The shades are all soo pretty! I'm debating whether to get Kourt K or not x

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    1. Worth it if you like a darker shade but as I said, it's worth buying more than one at a time to justify the fees or, buying with a buddy to split the costs.

      Thanks for reading x

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