Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit | Review + Swatches

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit Posie K

Everyone and their dog know about Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits, even those who don't really know who Kylie Jenner even is!

Not everyone likes the Kardashian's, their extended family, or what they represent, but most people know who they are, and personally I love them. My thoughts on the family, however, are for a different post.

When Kylie announced the launch of Kylie cosmetics she was on to a winner. This brand was going to do well whether their products were any good or not. This is proven by the fact that her most recent gloss release came under huge scrutiny for the quality of the wands, but they will still sell out every time.

The marketing and social media around the company are arguably the best out there. Restocks are hugely anticipated, the online fan support is huge, their Instagram and twitter accounts are always active, regardless of time zone and they are always shouting out fans and customers. They are doing right what so many companies do wrong, they are accessible to their customers and Kylie is a great representative clearly having a huge presence in the whole company rather than being just a face.

The brand had a huge following before they even had any products to sell and it doesn't seem like that will die down anytime soon. But the real question is....are the products as good as the hype?

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit Posie K

So, I didn't even initially realise the company offered worldwide shipping. I had been considering trying to get my hands on some of the lip kits using my usual shipping service My US but the company actually offer flat rate UK shipping for $14.95!

When they announced their early April restock with 2 days notice I thought I would give it a go. I didn't have much hope because I know people have tried every restock since launch without any luck of actually getting a product. Well, I got lucky!

The site actually crashed and they sold out in 14 minutes but I didn't stay up until midnight on a work night for nothing.

In an ideal world, I would have taken advantage of flat rate shipping and got a few shades but I didn't want to invest too soon, plus I am supposed to be on a spending ban so I was getting this as a pre-birthday present from my mum. So I had to decide on 1 colour and there was no time for browsing.

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit Posie K Swatch

I decided to go with Posie K.

Although there are a few colours I really want like True Brown and Kourt K, I thought it was best to get what I guessed would be the most day to day wearable shade for myself.

Posie K is a dusty rose that pulls more of a mauve on me. It is the perfect shade to wear during the day or of an evening with a heavier eye look.

So the colour was spot on for me, but the real dealbreaker with a liquid lipstick is the formula.

I have extremely dry and chapped lips, year round, no matter how hydrated I am. Obviously, this makes liquid lipsticks difficult for me. I made sure that I kept my lips really hydrated with a lip balm before using this as well as using my trusty MAC Prep + Prime Lip

This doesn't feel drying at all! The trick is a thin layer, and the pigmentation is definitely there so it is all you need.

I really can't fault this, formula, packaging, value for money, it's all there. Plus the liner is my most used now. It looks amazing under a number of different shades and is so creamy that it is one of the best quality liners I have ever used.

I need to get my hands on some more shades of these, as well as the new metallics that look amazing!

Have you tried anything from Kylie Cosmetics?


  1. Omg so so jealous!! You chose a lovely colour! Yeah I agree, her metallic range looks amazing!! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

    1. Doesn't it just! Thank you for reading! xx

  2. This colour is absolutely stunning! I would love to invest in one, but I've heard stories about them not being delivered and the customer just getting an empty box. You're definitely lucky you got yours, I'm super jealous!

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

    1. Really I hadn't heard about that, it would really make me reconsider a repurchase. It's so much harder to sort mistakes like that when the company is overseas! Thank you for reading x