Last month, I ordered a Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K from kylielipkitsforever. I have to admit—since Kylie Jenner released her first three shades a few months ago, I was so curious to try them out. But at that time, I was too busy (and content) obsessing over my Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks, so I told myself I could wait until it was easier to get my hands on them.
Fast forward to when Pinkoolaid bought one last April, and she made me swatch her Kylie Lip Kit in Koko K. It piqued my interest all the more, and it was around that time that kylielipkitsforever followed me on Instagram—so before I knew it, I found myself ordering a Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K.
Sorry, for some reason, my lips were extra dry that night I decided to swatch my Kylie Lip Kit.
It felt like such an impulse buy, knowing that there were more affordable dupes in the market (Ofra even has something a little similar)—but I think what’s genius about Kylie Cosmetics is that even though you know who manufactures her Kylie Lip Kits (it’s ColourPop, by the way), it doesn’t stop you from wanting one for yourself.
Personally, I’ve never tried ColourPop’s liquid lipsticks yet, but I’ve heard about the buzz and a friend told me she loved how super matte they were. I think what’s really attractive with the Kylie Lip Kit is the packaging, and that it comes with a lip liner that’s extra creamy and can be applied so smoothly, you can actually wear it alone. To this day, even though I’ve used my Kylie Lip Kit a few times already, I still put it back inside its box because I feel like it’s too pretty to be placed anywhere else. I know it’s much easier and more convenient to remove the products from the box and pack them inside my small kikay kit, but nope. I pack the entire box inside my bag and bring it wherever I go.
Now moving on to my question—is it worth the hype? To be honest, even though I’m so in love with the packaging, the matte formula is pretty good, and the product lasts long enough (I had dinner and drinks with friends while wearing it, and it didn’t budge), it’s probably the first and last Kylie Lip Kit I’m going to buy. (Someone slap me if I end up buying Posie K or Koko K, because those were two other shades I super wanted for myself.) Anyway, the reason I’m a little disappointed is because I half-expected the shade to look exactly like how it looked on Kylie Jenner that time she launched it on Instagram.
While it looked slightly more pink on her, it looked more brown on me—and I already have a shade from Ofra that looks exactly like it (the shade is called Mocha). I’m kind of annoyed at myself as well for setting the bar up too high—because with all the lipsticks and liquid lipsticks I’ve tried, I should have expected the color to look a little different on me, since depending on a lipstick’s formula, the color can change based on the skin’s pH level.
But anyway, yeah. I guess I’m a little sad about that—especially because these Kylie Lip Kits are a little bit more expensive than other liquid lipsticks (if it didn’t come with the matching lip liner, I probably wouldn’t order it at all).
What do you guys think of these always-sold-out Kylie Lip Kits? Are they worth the hype? Do you have one? What are your thoughts? Feel free to share them in the comments!
Kylie Lip Kit Candy K Review: Worth the Hype?