October 10, 2016

Beauty in Review: Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits

This is a post I've wanted to write for a long time, probably ever since I tried my first Kylie Lipstick last year... Dolce K.

Since then, my collection has grown to include 8 liquid lipsticks, including 1 metal matte.

I know that everyone has their opinions on the Kardashian/Jenner family, but I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love the Kardashians. I love that they built an empire out of nothing, I love that they've been through real stuff (Robert Sr's death, addiction, depression, fertility issues, Caitlyn, etc). I love that they don't let the bad things that people say about them affect them or stop them for doing what they love.

As un-relatable as they are, I think they're super relatable -- and I mean, I love seeing their homes, designer bags, and everything in between, but I do think they've been through some shit and don't mind sharing it with the world.

I love that family and will not apologize for it.

All that being said, when I heard Kylie was going to come out with liquid lipsticks, a trend I hadn't gotten into yet, I knew I was going to have to buy one... or a hundred.

After buying my first one, Dolce K, I fell in love.

Currently I own: Dolce K, Ginger, Brown Sugar, Leo, Heir, Candy K, Exposed, and 22. I have previously owned Posie K and Koko K (Koko is my FAVORITE) but I gave them to my mom... and they got her hooked on liquid lipsticks.



I know that I have previously written a post about my favorite liquid lipsticks, and included multiple other brands besides Kylie, but the beauty of makeup is that it's very subjective and sometimes, opinions change. You buy something new, and realize your old stuff just doesn't compare.

That's exactly what happened with my liquid lipstick collection. As Kylie released more shades, I knew I wanted to try them out because I loved Dolce K so much. As I bought more Kylie shades, I fell deeper in love with the formula and therefore realized the other liquid lipsticks I owned just didn't compare. They all felt more dry, left my lips feeling cracked, and crumbled as the day went on.

A few months ago, I was cleaning out my makeup drawers and saw my liquid lipstick collection. It wasn't that hefty, but I had a lot I didn't wear... pretty much every single liquid lipstick I mentioned in previous post. I decided that I was holding onto them for no reason, just because I thought only having Kylie lipsticks was silly. I wore an Anastasia lipstick one day and was so uncomfortable I had to wipe it off in the middle of the day.

That's when I decided to return/throw out all the other liquid lipsticks I have. I exclusively wear Kylie, and that's not because I love the Kardashians... it's because it's the best formula (in my opinion) out there.

All the colors are consistent in formula, they are super creamy, rich in pigment, and apply evenly. They are not patchy, nor are they drying. They don't necessarily feel like a liquid lipstick, and do not transfer. I only re-apply once... usually mid-afternoon. They hold up pretty great after eating as well.

All the colors I have are very comfortable to wear, they don't have that crumbly, drying feeling that I've had with other liquid lipsticks.

As always, I recommend regularly exfoliating your lips, applying a lip balm before wear, and use a lip liner. I don't always use a lip liner with my liquid lipsticks but when I do, it does make things easier. I'm just lazy at times.

They dry rather quickly and are the truest matte finish ever. On Kylie's website, a lot of the colors look very similar, but when you swatch them on skin, they are all VERY different.

Here are all the colors swatched out!

Left to right: Leo, Brown Sugar, Ginger, Exposed, Dolce K, Candy K, 22, Heir 


Have you ever tried Kylie's liquid lipsticks? What is your favorite liquid lipstick brand?

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