I was beyond excited when these babies came in my mailbox. I’ve wanted to test Kylie LipKit’s since they first came out to figure out the answer to the ultimate questions. Is the hype in the product or the name? Of course I couldn’t just get one though, so I tested my luck and tried to purchase 4, my first time. I succeeded because mama didn’t raise no failure (thank god!!) and put them through the test this week. I received them Monday and didn’t try one on immediately (which is completely unlike my impatient self) because my lips were horribly dry. Instead I took my best friend’s, Aylen, recommendation and tried a lip scrub to smooth and moisturize my lips. While there are millions of lip scrubs you can try, this is the one I used this week:
- 2 TSP of ground coffee
- 1 TSP of organic coconut oil
- 1 TSP of honey
The next day my lips were smooth and ready to try these kits.
First I tried the color Posie K which I was so excited to try because everyone (including Kylie) was saying it was the perfect pink. I struggled so much with the very first step, which was to apply the lip liner that is included. The reason I struggled is because my lips are apparently the perfect pink. My lips were the exact same shade as the lip liner so I had to hope that I got it on at all. But I guess that just mean my lips are the perfect pink where the liner is concerned. Next was applying the liquid lipstick. First, fluffy applicator, so amazing to me! It’s fluffy and holds so much product that it reminds me of the lip glosses I used to beg my mom to get me at the 99 cent store when I was younger that smelled like candy. Second, the formula is so creamy and pigmented. You only really need one swipe of lipstick, maybe two for those pesky corners. The color is such a beautiful pink mauvy tone which I’m so out of my comfort zone with but worked so well with. I prefers dark-colored lipsticks to match my dark humor and sassy attitude but I am in love with how this pink looks. It is several shades darker than my natural lip color thanks to the mauve undertones so no perfect pink lips credit to me (I’ll live).
On Wednesday, I tried Mary Jo K which is to say a lot because while I do love my DARK red lipsticks, I don’t typically go for bright red lipsticks. I don’t have the whitest teeth so red lipstick tends to make my teeth look yellow BUT Mary Jo K didn’t have that effect on me. In fact, this shade made my teeth look so bright and white. The color is such a beautiful classic red that I feel like would complement any skin tone (if you’re darker than I am, please send me your pictures wearing Mary Jo K!).
After having a bold lip the day before, I decided to tone it down on Thursday and try Candy K. The shade is such a nice nude with pink undertones. I am absolutely in love with it and want to wear it every day of the week. I think every girl should have at least one nice nude lipstick in her make up collection. But finding a good nude for your skin tone can be the toughest thing. A majority of nude tone lipsticks make me look like I ate a whole row of powdered donuts or I’m having crack withdrawals. There’s also the whole debate of “should I go for a brown undertone or a pink undertone”. Make up is beyond complicated but from what I’ve seen on Instagram and on my very own lips, this shade is perfect.
Today, I decided to save the “best” for last. I tried Kourt K today which is the color I was BEYOND excited for. When I saw the first swatch for this deep dark plum color I knew I HAD to have it because of my increasing dark lipstick collection. I woke up this morning with a pep in my step to try this color, sat down at the vanity and did a significant wing liner to go with this look. Then I swiped the color on my lip and fell in love. But if anything my past relationships have taught me it’s that love can be temporary AF. Kourt K and I lasted 1 second because the next swipe started our demise. I’m so used to swiping a wand across my lips (pause) and going back and forth with lip gloss. So out of habit I swiped back where the wand came from and the lip color immediately became patchy. Some parts were lighter than the other and some parts darker. I didn’t have time to redo it so I just fixed and finished as much as I could and went with the rest of my morning. Around 1pm I ate a sandwich from Panera bread that was on a bun that contained some olive oil. My lipstick immediately began to wipe off but that is expected when you eat something with oil because again, oil removes make up (i.e. olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) I was home so it wasn’t a big deal but when I went to reapply it again, it was even more patchy and now, flaky. So I removed it all and reapplied Kourt K all over again. This time I kept in mind my swiping motion and got an even better application that I can wear to Sephora and not look like it’s my first time putting on my mommy’s lipstick. Was I in love again? Nope because I just did not like the wear of Kourt K. Where the others were smooth and appealing, this one just crackled for me. I’m not a fan. But I’m going to try playing around with a bit more and give you an update.
Aside from the colors, the feel is great! I’ve tried many liquid lipsticks that make my lip feel so dry and crunchy. They would feel like any hydration on my lips that I had, was sucked out with a vacuum. Kylie’s lip kits has a velvety feel to them where I would rub my lips together and feel smooth soft lips opposed to dry chapped lips. In fact, whenever I remove the lip kit with my Garnier Miceller Cleansing water, my lips were still smooth with not a dry patch in sight. Can we stop and talk about the scent? OMG, it’s a vanilla cupcake scent that always makes me smile like the fat girl I am. Lastly, how long do these colors last? I want to say the average was 11 hours before I felt the need to reapply. Of course it was mainly because I ate something that had oil on it (the sierra turkey sandwich is my favorite from Panera Bread and it has an oily bread) and again, oil is a natural make up remover. A lot of people are complaining of the $29 price and saying that it is overpriced but for a quality lip liner and liquid lipstick, the price isn’t outrageous. Now if I can get a “free shipping when you buy two” promotion from them, that’ll be great. For a good liquid lipstick you’re already paying a good $20 or more and about $6 for a quality liner so I didn’t see the big deal with paying $29 each. Overall I’m happy with my products and honestly I’m going to buy more (even the matte metallic that she just released) to complete my collection. Again, I’m not expert but I have a hell of an opinion.