One of the most sought after lipstick products at the moment would have to be Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits, available from Kylie Cosmetics! I really love these liquid lipsticks, and if you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I have nearly the entire collection. In this blog post, I will be doing a comprehensive review of the Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits as well as swatches of each shade.
Review of the Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lipsticks
The products are packaged in a sleek black box and wrapped within foam. Within the box is also a printed card with a note from Kylie. The matte Lip Kits are packaged in a white box with the signature lip logo. Within the box comes a liquid lipstick, as well as a matching lip liner. The lipstick itself has a black cap with the signature drips down the sides. It comes with a pretty standard doe foot applicator, similar to the Colourpop or Anastasia Beverly Hills applicators.
The Lip Kits are sold exclusively on the Kylie Cosmetics website for $29USD. International shipping is generally $14.95USD. The lipsticks are a higher price point when compared to other liquid lipsticks that are of the same volume such as Colourpop ($6USD). However, even though it is a higher price point, I think the formula is reflective of this, and you are also receiving a lip liner. To put this in perspective, if you compared this with another higher price point brand such as MAC, you would expect to pay around $16.50 for a lip liner alone.
The lipsticks have a very sweet vanilla type scent, that you either love or hate. I do not mind the scent at all and I do find that after the lipstick dries down, it becomes unnoticeable.
The lip liners are very creamy and pigmented. They are of the exact same shade as the lipstick.
The liquid lipsticks are quite wet and dry down to a complete matte finish.
These are extremely long wearing. The use of the lip liner also increases the wear time of the lipsticks. The shades stay in place for at least 6 hours with no fading or feathering. They are transfer-proof, which means that you don’t need to touch up after drinking etc. Oily greasy food will however decrease the wear time, just like most other matte lipsticks.
If you have really dry lips, these lipsticks may crumble etc, so I would say it’s really important to regularly exfoliate them and use lip balm religiously.
The best way to use these is by first applying the lip liner to not only line the lips but also fill them in. This increases the pigmentation and decreases any possibility of patchiness. Then follow with the lipstick and that way you don’t have to be so precise with the outline.
They are extremely comfortable to wear and in fact, after a while, you forget you are wearing it. Some shades are more comfortable than others. Something to consider when buying any type of matte lipstick is that it tends to accentuate any lines you may have on your lips.
I really love these lipsticks and wear them regularly!
Swatches of the current matte shades:
Here are swatches of the current matte shades on my arm as well as on my lips. Please keep in mind that the shades may vary with skin tones.
This is a warm mid-toned beige.
This is a pale pastel pink.
This is a soft pink/nude colour.
This is a mid-tone berry shade.
This is a deep beige nude. This is the perfect nude for olive to medium-deep skin tones, like my Indian skin tone. The formula of this shade is extremely comfortable and I often forget I’m actually wearing it and constantly have to check in the mirror if it is still on my lips.
True Brown K
This is a deep chocolate brown. The formula of this shade is one of the most comfortable.
This is a deep purple shade. This is one of my favourite shades! There have been a few questions about whether or not this is a patchy shade. The picture below is without the lip liner due to the fact I was swatching all the shades at once and needed to be able to take them off. I find that if I use the lip liner all over my lips it minimises patchiness. Another tip to prevent patchiness is that when applying the lipstick, I do not press my lips together as this tends to cause the product to move around consequently causing patches.
This is an orange-red on my skin tone. This was one of the last shades I purchased because I didn’t think it would suit my skin tone, but I actually really love it on! Again, I find this shade, and most of the darker shades, extremely comfortable.
Mary Jo K
This is a blue toned red shade. This shade would suit all skin tones perfectly!
This is a bright sky blue. This shade is a limited release shade that was for the 4th of July. I have also used it as an eyeliner also.
This is a navy blue. This shade was also a limited release shade for the 4th of July.
Dead of Knight
This is a black shade. I love this shade so much that I wish I could wear it every day!
This is a warm terracotta brown shade. This is one of the most comfortable shades of the entire matte range. Of all the shades, I would say this shade produces the least lip lines, which matte lipsticks tend to emphasise. Ginger has become I think my favourite matte shade which I didn’t think was possible for any shade to surpass True Brown K.
This is a warm berry brown shade. I think it’s a cross between 22 and Mary Jo K. It is more of a subdued version of Mary Jo K. The formula in this shade is really comfortable like the other darker shades.
This is a cool toned pink nude shade. It is a really pretty shade and very wearable. Many people are comparing this shade to Dolce K. Maliboo is more of a pink tone whereas Dolce K is more of a brown tone nude. In terms of formula, the two are very similar, so if you are trying to choose between them, I would suggest picking the shade you are most likely to wear.
This is a deep burgundy red shade. This was a part of the limited edition birthday collection and there is no word yet if this will be released as a part of the matte collection. It has the same formula as the other darker shades with it being comfortable.
I hope my Kylie Cosmetics Lipkit review was helpful! What do you think about the Kylie Lip Kits? Let me know in the comments below!
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