I did something that is most likely unheard of. I knowingly purchased a fake Kylie Cosmetics lip kit. Not because I didn’t want to spend money on the real ones, but so I can compare it to the real Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit. I receive so many questions about Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits, the main ones being about the formula: Is it supposed to be tacky? Is it supposed to tingle? or Why does my shade look so different? The fakes they are making look almost identical, but what is worrying is just how dangerous fake cosmetics can be. I wanted to break it down for you in a Kylie Cosmetics Real vs Fake post and help you spot a fake lip kit.
Let me also start off by saying, that I DO NOT recommend anyone to waste their money on a fake product, or swatch a fake product! I swatched with these at my work where doctors are present, just incase of any reaction.
Review and Comparison of the Kylie Cosmetics Real vs Fake Lip Kits
As you can see from the above image, the packaging is almost identical! The only difference being, that the fake lip kit, has a darker shade running around the outside of the box and on the lips of the logo. The logo itself is also more pink.
As you can see from the image below, there is a size difference between the lipsticks, with the fake lip kit being slightly shorter. You may also notice that on the fake lip kit, there is a spelling mistake, listing it as a Mette lipstick instead of Matte lipstick. The wands are a little different as well.
The lip liners also look identical. The only difference being the size, and also the font spacing of the shade name.
As you can see by the images, there is clearly a difference in the shades. The fake lip kit has as darker shade depicted on the outer packing, as well as of the actual product. When swatching the product below, you will notice that the shades are completely different.
The Real Lip Kits are sold exclusively on the Kylie Cosmetics website for $29USD. International shipping is generally $14.95USD.
The Fake Lip Kit I purchased was also $29USD but had free shipping. The shipping of this actually took longer than a real lip kit, around three weeks.
The Real Lip Kits have a very sweet vanilla type scent.
The Fake Lip Kits have a very chemical scent, that is not pleasant what so ever.
I did not swatch the fake lip kit on my lips at all, but when swatching I noticed the formula to be very watery and did not dry down to a complete matte finish. After a few minutes, I noticed a little bit of tingling and took the product off immediately. I don’t even have sensitive skin, so for it to tingle on me, I would hate to imagine what could happen to others.
The ingredients listed on the back of the fake lip kit box are identical except the font is a little different. As they have just copied the ingredients, we cannot be sure what is in them. I saw on Kylie’s twitter a while ago that someone had reported their fake lip kit contained gasoline, which is so dangerous!
Is it worth buying a Fake Lip Kit?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! You are sometimes paying the exact same amount as real one and it is absolutely not worth it. Even if you are paying a cheaper amount, I would definitely suggest waiting and saving up for a real lip kit from the Kylie Cosmetics website. The colour difference was pretty large, and at least with a real lip kit, you know exactly what shade you are getting. If you can’t afford a Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit, definitely look into Colourpop Cosmetics, as they have a really great formula too.
Swatches and Comparison of the Kylie Cosmetics Real vs Fake Lip Kits
Here are swatches of the Real vs Fake Lip Kits. I want to reiterate again, I do not recommend swatching fake products.
The real swatch is on the top, and the fake swatch is on the bottom. A massive colour difference between them.
I hope you found this comparison helpful! Have you had any experiences with fake lip kits? Let me know in the comments below!
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