Whether you’re a full time beauty junkie, a casual fan of makeup, or despise anything related to the sort (this beauty blog may not be the place for you if you’re the latter), you would have realised that Kylie Jenner has her own line of makeup now, and it’s everywhere. It’s taken over every social media platform, with the drippy tube design, release times, dupes and opinions popping up everywhere. Now it’s my turn! I hope you enjoy this review of the Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in the shade Candy K where I break down everything from what my order process was like to how I think the best way to apply them is. Long story short, I’m a very big fan of this product and the owner, so let’s get on with the review!
Before I got into makeup I never ordered anything online as I was always scared the product wouldn’t be what I expected or it would be difficult to get a refund and whatnot. I thought I’d quickly mention how ordering my lip kit went to sooth any fears anyone has about ordering from her website, as I always like to hear about these things in reviews.
Order Process | Shipping Times | Prices | Delivery
I ordered at around 10am on Friday the 17th of June during a restock that for once wasn’t a Hunger Games style race to the checkout. Either she ordered more stock that time around or the hype finally died off, but for some reason I was able to wake up late and leisurely buy the lip kit I wanted even though they had gone on sale 7 hours earlier. Woo hoo!! I then got an order confirmation email straight after I placed my order, which was very reassuring. I received a shipping email on the 21st of June, and finally my package came on June 29th which I think was amazing since it came from American all the way to Australia in around 8 business days.
One lip kit is $29 USD, so in Australia that’s $38.73 AUD for both a liquid lipstick and a lip liner. The shipping cost for every Kylie Cosmetics order is $14.95 USD, which makes it $19.96 AUD. My total was $43.95 USD which is $58.69 AUD. I personally don’t mind the price you pay for her products because they work for me, I’m a fan of hers and I’m not constantly spending my money on every lip product ever. If you’re worried about spending a lot of money on a lot of lip kits that you may not like, I highly recommend just buying one first and seeing how you like it, because that’s what I did and I’m really happy with the outcome.
You can track your parcel with your shipping number on both the UPS and Auspost websites which update you at each shipping point. When my package was delivered it was left outside my door for about 3 hours as I was out of the house at the time. I’m so grateful my mum spotted it when we came home! I’m also grateful Kylie changed the outside packaging of her boxes. They used to have the dripping design on them, but of course everyone knew those boxes were in high demand and started stealing and breaking into them. So now it’s just a normal, small black box and I’m very happy mine came safely. The box also had a strip of foam in it to stop the kit bouncing around.
I love everything about the packaging from the outside kit box to the actual tubes of product. I think it’s minimal but stylish and can’t see it going out of date quickly. This is a weird thing to mention but I think the bottles look really good both by themselves but also against everything else you would own in your collection while still looking unique. The liquid lipstick bottle doesn’t feel cheap, it has some weight to it and I’m not sure if it’s made of plastic of glass, but you can tell the writing and the dripping design isn’t going to ever scratch off. I’m also obsessed with the shiny silver writing on the lip liner. At first I thought the cap on my lip liner was a dud as it was a bit loose and would fall off, but I was just being too gentle and you need to press down on it and hear a click to know it’s secure. I also think the card you get in every box is a great touch!
Now onto the actual products! I bought the Lip Kit in the shade Candy K, and the lip liner is so good! I haven’t tried heaps, but it’s definitely the softest and smoothest I’ve ever tried. However, it’s not as soft as some people have been saying which I’m really happy with. I’m super gentle applying mine as I’m still new to lip liners, but I know some people have pushed down too hard out of habit and crumbled the tips of their liners because they’re so soft. You can sharpen these down but I would have preferred a twist up one, but that may have increased the price, so I’m still happy to sharpen it. It’s so easy to get a smooth clean line and it’s also super easy to overdraw your lips to get that classic Kylie look. All in all I love the lip liner!
Onto the liquid lipstick, I’m also giving this full marks. The first time I tried it on I didn’t like it, and it’s because I followed “Kylie Tip” which is written on the back of the box, which says to “fill in your lips with the liner then top with one coat of Matte Liquid Lipstick”. I did this the day I got it and it just made the lipstick look way darker than expected, dried my lips out more, and accentuated the lines in my lips, which I wasn’t a fan of. The second time I tried it I put the smallest layer of lip balm on, lined my lips and didn’t fill them it, and applied one this coat of the liquid lipstick and oh my goodness the difference was amazing.
After perfecting the way I put it on, I’m obsessed with this formula. It’s so pigmented but thin and light and literally feels like nothing on your lips, but it does not budge. It doesn’t transfer, it doesn’t bleed out, doesn’t make my lips feel like a desert and doesn’t accentuate the lines in my lips at all anymore. I’m so happy with this! It does wear off around the inner rim of my bottom lip after eating and drinking, but not by a lot, so I still need to see if when you top it up does that make the formula go a bit weird. Here’s a photo of me with Candy K on!
My final thoughts on this product, from the formula, shade, packaging, is that it is all wonderful quality. Whether you think they’re repackaged Colourpop liquid lipsticks or not, I think if you’re a fan then it’s worth the price as in Australia one MAC lipstick is $36 and one MAC lip liner is $30, and standard Colourpop shipping to Australia is $30 for a $10 liquid lipstick. I like Kylie and her family and can justify the prices of her products and think she’s running a good business for being very new to the makeup game. I’ve already got quite a long wish list of other products from her that I’m dying to order, so no doubt you’ll hear more about Kylie Cosmetics from me in the future!
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All the love and thank you for reading,