After waiting what seemed like an eternity, the postman finally delivered a little black box of goodies to my door yesterday. With its distinctive markings and the massive ‘Customs Fee To Pay’ sticker sprawled across the front it was obvious that this was the parcel I had anxiously been waiting for.
Everyone has been talking about them and if you are lucky enough to have been able to purchase some before they sell out you will know exactly what I’m talking about.
The well sort after Kylie Lip Kit of course.
Kylie Jenner… one of the most influential players of our generation. Being an 18 year old super celebrity comes with a crazy amount of influence and a serious amount of social media clout – lets be honest she could wrap a bin bag round her head and her millions of followers would rush to the local supermarket to wipe the shelves and follow her new inventive headscarf trend.
Every time Kylie has released a batch of her stock they sell out within minutes which literally breaks the internet. So after waiting to hear of a release date I set my alarm for a silly hour in the morning to make sure I was up, ready and alert for the mad rush. Midnight hit and the website went live. I quickly selected the shades I wanted and headed for the checkout button – after the website crashing 12 times (and that’s not an exaggeration) luckily my payment went through and the goodies were mine.
I have to say that I am really impressed with the overall look of the packaging. It feels very luxurious, but so it should with the amount I paid for them including the customs charge. At $29.00 a piece they work out around £20.50 each then you will need to add a postage of $14.95/£10.50 and a customs charge of £12.25 on top. So my total for these two shades was £63.75. To be honest I have heard so much about these and they took so long to get here I didn’t faff about studying the packaging or worrying about how much I had spent on them and basically ripped them open.
I am not really a nude lip kind of girl so these two were a obvious choice for me. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am usually rocking a bright red or vampy dark colour on the lips so these seemed right up my street.
Both these shades come with a lip liner and a matte lipstick.
Let’s start with Mary Jo K.
Mary Jo K is such a vivid red which I absolutely adore. The liner is more like a crayon than a pencil which is great as it gives a smooth pigmented application. I would say that this is one of the best lip liners I have ever used (and I have tried a ridiculous amount of high street and luxury brands). The ease of the texture allows a smooth line that you can build, I would actually wear this all over the lip as an alternative as well which is a bonus. When it comes to the lipstick itself I was really surprised with its scent. Yes… a weird thing to comment on but once you get your hands on this product you will see what I mean. It has a really sweet fragrance – which I like but others say it is too sweet, almost sickening. One of my main worries was that the matte element would dry out my lips and not have a smooth finish, other products that I have tried that are meant to have a similar effect have felt awful and given a cracked dried look which is not ideal. The actual formula itself is quite runny so be careful not to apply too much liquid to the lip otherwise it will bleed and be patchy. After a careful application I expected to have to wait ages for it to dry, how wrong was I? Drying was almost instant which is extremely impressive. With it being completely dry and a even bright colour I did the kiss test. Kissing the back of my hand and absolutely nothing came off – incredible. With a normal lipstick you can feel it and tell you have something on the lips but with the Kylie formula it was almost like you aren’t wearing anything, very lightweight.
Now onto Kourt K. As you can see the colour is such a deep purple which is actually darker than I expected but definitely something I am going to wear a lot. The application for the liner was extremely pigmented and smooth, so no different to Mary Jo K. One difference I would say between the two is that when applying the lipstick this colour is extremely patchy, if you are not careful with the amount of product on the applicator you can easily have light and dark patches all over the lip. Yes you can build the colour but my advice is to start with a thin layer and work from there so its completely even. The kiss test did leave a small mark on my hand which was slightly disappointing but I potentially didn’t leave it to dry long enough. Overall though this colour is beautiful and feels great on the lips – if you like a gothic lip then this is the shade for you.
If you can get your hands on any Kylie Lip Kits I would highly recommend them. I for one cannot wait to see what shades she brings out next and potentially might even step out of my comfort zone and purchase one of the nude shades. For me they are worth every penny, I just wish they arrived sooner as the suspense was horrible.
What shade shall I get next?