Kylie Lip Kits: Yay or Nay?

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you’ve probably heard about these highly coveted Kylie Lip Kits by Kylie Cosmetics! Ever since these liquid lipstick+lip liner duos came out I have been extremely curious if they were actually amazing, or if it were all because of the Kardashian/Jenner fame. I’ll be honest. I originally bought these purely to test them out and review, because I’m definitely not lacking in the liquid lipstick department. Owning close to 30 different brands and colors, I would consider myself somewhat of a “liquid lipstick snob”. I have my likes and dislikes about so many different brands and I definitely know a good one when I see one! 
Let me just start by telling you a little about my crazy purchasing experience! When I decided I wanted to purchase a few, I first went to the Kylie Cosmetics website. All sold out- shit! So then, I went to the Kylie Cosmetics official instagram to see when the next launch date was. It happened to be the upcoming Monday from that day, they had a date and a very SPECIFIC time that the new products would be restocked. This part is important! I set an alarm on my phone for 10 minutes before they would be restocked. When the time and date came, I was at work. I actually took a break from work to purchase them. I had read before that these lipsticks were selling out in record time and I really didn’t want to wait. I kept hitting the refresh button waiting for all the products to be back in stock- it was nerve wracking! As soon as they reappeared, I quickly added the color 22 to my basket. I had already decided I definitely wanted that color. I always like to try at least 2 shades of every brand I try because formulation can be different depending on the colors. So I VERY QUICKLY made the decision to get Posie K also. During my checkout process, the website crashed– double shit! I kept refreshing until it finally came back up, because you know she and her team were probably already expecting this to happen. Quickly put in all my info and hit place order. Took 10 MINUTES to process my order, which is incredibly long for an online order to be processed (later I found out that there were over 100,000 users on the site at that time!) I took a deep sigh of relief and patiently awaited my confirmation email which came about 4 hours later. I also later found out that all units of every shade completely sold out within 16 minutes! When I say you have to be quick in order to purchase these babies, I mean it! One week later, my precious lipsticks arrived!
The packaging was great. Foam surrounded the two boxes containing the two colors I had purchased. Inside each box: a full sized liquid lipstick and full sized lip liner pencil. All for $29 each, which is a really great price for high end. Most brands sell the lipsticks for about $20 and high end lip liners can range anywhere from $12-$30. So you’re saving about $10 when purchasing the Kylie Lip Kits. Now to see if these are really worth all the hype!
 I swatched the two shades and liners on my hand. Ok, seemed pretty standard texture and quality. Very pigmented and the colors dried to matte within about a minute. I am very happy about the two colors I decided to get! 22 is a lovely orangey-red color that I actually didn’t already have in my collection. Posie K is more of a dark pink (mauve) shade. However, I will say that these colors totally transform based on your skin type. As I am on the paler side, this color does show up a little bit more of a dark pink shade. The tanner your skin, the more neutral this shade will appear. The lipsticks have a standard doe foot applicator, and the liners are standard requiring a sharpener when they dull down. Regular pencil sharpeners will do, or you can find a pretty cheap one at your local drugstore. 
I was mostly impressed with the longevity of the lipsticks! They lasted ALL DAY LONG! Even the lip liners, which are incredibly creamy and go on so easy. Even when I got home I had to use an oil based makeup remover to get them completely off my lips. The colors are a bit drying on the lips, but thats to be expected with any liquid to matte lipstick. They are definitely not over drying, just be sure to moisturize your lips before application. I’ve used these lipsticks about 7 times in the last 2 weeks of owning them, reaching mostly for the color 22 more often than Posie K. Both are great colors, but my personal favorites are always nudes and reds more so than pink shades. 
My overall opinion: if you can get them the second they get restocked, GO FOR IT! These would be great lipsticks to start off your collection if you’re a newbie to the liquid lipstick world. If you already have quite a collection going, then probably just try and purchase the colors you don’t already have in your collection. As of right now there are 7 colors to choose from. 22, Koko K, Posie K, Candy K, Dolce K, True Brown K and Mary Jo K. 2 pinks, 2 nudes, 1 brown and 2 reds. With rumors of more new shades to come! Personally, I plan on collecting all the colors! 
A little friendly tip though- I DO NOT think they are worth it to buy for 2x or 3x the price on ebay or amazon. Some selling on ebay for $100-$300 for a lipstick! Girl, no! Just wait it out and buy them before they sell out again. 
Have you already tried these lipsticks? What were your thoughts about them! Leave a comment below or connect with me on instagram @girlirae – I would love to know others experiences with these! 
XO,  Girli Rae
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