If you have any sort of interest in the beauty world, you will have probably come across the Kylie lip kits. As a complete and utter sucker, I of course had to get my hands on one. I resisted for a pretty long time but then one night, temptation got the better of me and I got my mitts on 22 and Posie K.
The marketing of the products is pretty good really. By making them only available at certain times gives them that certain allure, making them almost unattainable. The harder they are to get, the more you want them. I wonder if some guy once played hard to get with Kylie (or probably someone on her team) and she decided to translate this into marketing? Either way, it makes it exciting to try and get the kits - almost as if you've won when you do get one! Let's be honest, it's working.
I'm not really bothered about the Kardashians to be honest. I think it's pretty amazing that they've managed to make so much money, all things considered. Perhaps it's a reflection on today's society? All I know is that they are all pretty successful women - something that I wholeheartedly support. It does make me feel a little bit pathetic when I think about how young Kylie is and how she's making millions selling these products online, while I still consider beans and cheese a decent meal.
Anyhow, on with the review. I bought these two lip kits, along with Candy K which I gave away to Eboni from Eboni & Ivory as a twitter giveaway - you can read her fab review here! As you can see, I am a little bit slow at writing my review. Oops! I think it cost me around $100, which was around £60-70 at the time. Looking back now, that's quite a lot of money isn't it! I ended up having to pay £20 custom charges as well, which was PRETTY annoying but hey ho - what can a girl do.
I got a lot of wear out of them when I first got them, as I had just finished exams and was enjoying freedom and alcohol. The colours were both really lovely for bold Summer colours. But since then, I've hardly used them. I like them, but I just don't love them.
22 is a really beautiful orange red colour, a colour I had been lusting after for a long time. When I was a little bit more tanned, this colour was really lovely for evenings. Posie K is a purple pink, perhaps a little less bold than 22 but still super pretty. I like it for when I don't want a bold lip, but I also don't want a nude lip.
The formula of the pencils are really creamy, making them really easy to use and they don't tug on the skin - like some lip pencils can. They're really pigmented as well. I don't think you technically need the lip liner if you're using a liquid lipstick, but it's a nice extra that you can use with other lipsticks as well. I suppose the liquid lipsticks are pretty drying, so the lip liners act as a kind of buffer from that.
The liquid lipsticks themselves are beautifully pigmented and smell lovely. I'm sure you already know by now that they have a distinct vanilla scent! They're easy to use, the applicator is really soft and it really is no hassle at all popping it on. It dries pretty quickly, but watch out to not get it on your teeth when it is still damp!
I'm not really the biggest fan of liquid lipsticks when it comes to their look on my lips. I find it makes my lips look sort of dry and one dimensional? Is that just me? I don't know. Maybe it's just on my lips? I just think they make my lips look really dry! They feel pretty dry as well to be honest.
If you're not really doing anything, the product lasts a really long time on my lips. But, let's be honest, you're not wearing lipstick to do nothing. Most of the time, I wear lipstick because I am going out drinking. Like every single time I've worn these! I expected them to last longer than they did, which is a huge shame. It tends to come off when you drink. On top of that, they're not great for reapplying. It's as if you're not supposed to have more than one layer of it? It goes all lumpy and icky if you apply more than one layer. I know it makes sense to only have one layer, but it does make for an irritating experience when I'm just trying to get some VKs down me. God forbid that you wake up still wearing it, it feels SO grim in the morning. (Don't judge me ok, gal just enjoys a VK!)
I feel as though I've moaned a lot about these, but they're not actually bad at all, I just don't think I like liquid lipsticks that much. The pigment is insane and the colours are beautiful, I'm just not a huge fan of the consistency on my lips.
What do you think? Have you bought one and did you like it?
Thank you for reading!
Love, Gweni xxx