Monday, 15 August 2016

Are Kylie Cosmetic Lip Kits really worth the hype??


After months of uhming and ahhing, I finally decided to take the plunge into the famous "Kylie Lip Kits". When these were very first realised, I have to admit, I couldn't imagine them being the greatest of formulas, I definitely judged way too quickly. I read multiple reviews highly rating the products and with what each review said, they all commented on the same high points such as the "pigmentation" and "long lasting formula" and the one that appealed to me the most were the words "non drying". The condition of my lips are very poor, ever since I was a child I would pick at them or bite at them especially when I got nervous leading my lips to bleed and it's still a habit I have to this day! I also have a huge thing for Matte Liquid Lipsticks, I love the finish and simply just the overall look. Unfortunately for me, dry lips and liquid lipsticks have never gone together well. Anyway, that was until Kylie came out with this genius formula...

I'm going to look at 3 different factors whilst reviewing this, price, colour and formula. 


Starting with price! I picked up 3 of the lip kits in "Posie K" "Dolce K" and "Kourt K". Each LipKit was prices at $29 each which is about £22 so at the sound of this, for £22 you receive a liquid lipstick and a lip liner and I think that is really reasonably priced! However, this shipping is what really bulks the price up and i'll get to that in a minute. I was aware that I would have to be paying a fair bit of custom fee's so I thought I might as well purchase 3 LipKits in one go, to save myself going back and forth and paying even more on shipping and customs. So all 3 LipKits Plus shipping came to $101.95 (£78) the shipping included in this amount is $14.95 ( about £11) and again, £11 shipping from the US to the UK isn't that much so I was okay with parting with this money for my items. It didn't even take long for my Kits to arrive, I placed my order on the 20th of July and had them in hand on the 29th! However, I did have to pay a customs fee of £20 taking my total of the Lip Kits to almost £100. Now, for 3 Lip Kits, that does sound rather on the pricey side. Had I lived in America, I would have absolutely no problem buying these Lip Kits on a regular basis due to their high quality but the fact I ended up spending more on shipping than one Lip Kit is worth, really made me think. If Kylie had a UK Stockist, I wouldn't have a problem, she would definitely be earning a lot of money from me!!

Like I mentioned above, having dry chapped lips makes it difficult for me to wear liquid lipsticks any longer than a few hours before I start picking at the dry patches that the formula leaves behind which just results in one giant ugly mess around my mouth. I've had this problem from the NYX matte lipsticks to the Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matters, whilst being still amazing lipsticks, I just cannot wear them unless I am having a super amazing lip day!! But, this is where Kylie has just hit all the high scores in my book, because as soon as I applied her Lip Kits, it felt as if nothing was even sitting on my lips! The lip liner is too creamy for words and just glides on without drying out the lips as you draw as most lip liners do and then the liquid lipstick just sits so amazingly on top and when I purse my lips together, it doesn't stick or move or crease or anything. It honestly feels like I don't have anything on my lips, it was amazing! It stayed like this the entire day too, at times I even forgot I was even wearing her Lip Kits! I really can't even emphasise enough how much of a fan I am of this formula.

Moving on to the colours, the colours of the Lip Kits aren't exactly anything "special" and I s
ay that in quotation marks because other brands do cover these colours. However, these are the colours that I will usually reach for anyway. I'm not into bold colours like in Jeffree Star's collection, I prefer my more natural colours with a red or purple here and there. So, even though you can get a colour dupe of Kylie's Lip Kits, I can not name one brand that is a dupe for her formula. If it's her colours you're looking for, great, there are so many dupes you can try. But if you're after her formula? I'd just go for the real thing!

Out of the 3 factors I reviewed, the only one that puts me off buying from Kylies website again is the price. Not because she has made her products expensive, it's simply down to the custom fee's which is even out of Kylie's hands. I can only hope that she looks into a UK Stockist so I can move on with my collection.

Whats your opinion of Kylie's Products?


Dolce K


Kourt K

Posie K



Lily xo

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20 comments

  1. I have the same problem with super chapped lips, if they work for you I'll have to give them a try!

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    1. They definitely do! would highly recommend x

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  2. I have super dry lips aswell and I had no problem, it was fab!!!! It is the best formula, but like you said the custom fee is so bad!
    Great post, love the colours!
    www.emmalanglands.co.uk

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    1. They are great products! I just wish there was a UK stockist then I wouldn't need to flaw them x

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  3. I'm always put off from them for there horror stories and awful customer service! But I'm glad they work for you and the colours all look beautiful 😻

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    1. I didn't have any problem with delivery or customer service, it went so smooth! The colours are amazing aren't they?! X

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  4. I feel like they are so hyped up! But....still want to try them one day ahaha .

    http://www.thisissimplyme.com/

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    1. I thought the exact same thing when they were first released then finally purchased them after they'd died down a bit and I was actually surprised at how amazing they were!! X

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  5. I love this post! I have 4 lip kits now and I love everything about them, I have really bad lips too and I can't even tell that the lipstick is on. They last so long too!

    penchantsandprejudice.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you!! That's my favourite thing about them, the fact I actually forget I have them on my lips is crazy!! X

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  6. It doesn't matter how many amazing reviews I see I still refuse to purchase them. I sound terrible but if it wasn't for all the postage and packaging and having to look out for when they would be realised then I may consider it.
    This is a great post though!

    Abbie-X
    Chasingmydesire.com

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    1. I know I completely understand you! I won't be repurchasing simply because of the ache of postage x

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  7. I am glad your only qualm is with the post and packaging prices! Great review, I am heading to USA soon and was thinking of buying a few so this has helped! XX
    www.sopherina.co.uk

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    1. If you're in the US I would definitely pick them up out there! X

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  8. I've tried to avoid these for so long because I hate giving in to the hype, aha! They sound good though so I might have to try them! I'm with you on the customs charges, pain in the butt haha! x

    www.stephiebeau.com

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    1. When they were first released, I wasn't even fussed. But before buying them I had heard some really positive things so had to give in ahah x

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  9. I love the colours and I do like the packaging but I agree the price puts me off a bit but really want to try a few x great post :)

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    1. The colours are nice, but there are a lot of dupes for their colours. X

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  10. I've got to be blunt, I don't like lipstick and I don't like anything to do with the Kardashian clan. Having said that, totally think the lip kit crap is overrated.

    S .x ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Honestly, I have never seen a Kardashian show in my life, I aint big supporters. I simply got these because I'm a Make Up Junkie! X

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