Hey there gorgeous! This review is probably the longest and most in depth one because it is all about the highly coveted Kylie Jenner Lip Kits. It literally took me two tries aka waking up at ungodly hours just to get these lippies. If you are still stranded without your own lip kit, you can check out my previous post for my tips and tricks here.
So right off the bat, I am going to answer the number one question I get regarding these Kylie Lip Kits.
Are Kylie Lip Kits manufactured by Colourpop?
Well the answer is yes & no. Yup, before you go "wtf" on me, let me explain why. I have done a whole bunch of research & yes, there are pictorial evidences of Kylie leaving Colourpop's head office but both parties have incessantly denied that both lippies are manufactured in the same factory. The two lippies also have similar formulation which makes it undeniable that they could be manufactured by the same company. Also, I realised that the Kylie Lip Pencil has the same plastic like packaging as the Colourpop Lip Pencil which I am not a big fan of. I prefer the traditional wooden pencils than the plastic ones. Truth is, take it or leave it, Kylie Lip Kits are being manufactured by a sister company of Colourpop. You can read the whole story of the interview between Refinery29 & the founders of Colourpop here. There you have it, whether it is being manufactured by Colourpop or not, I cannot deny that these Kylie Lip Kits are of great quality and I will definitely repurchase them. Kylie Lip Kits are obviously priced way higher than an average Colourpop lippie but there are differences between the two and slapping a multi-million dollar name on a product does add a bit into the cost.
Whew! Now on to the more juicy part which is the actual review on these lippies. I will be breaking up my review into sections and comparing both Kylie Lip Kits & Colourpop lippies so it will be easier to understand. Go ahead, grab a coffee & a snack because this is gonna be looooong!
These lip kits are extremely well made and yes, they do have similar formulas with the Colourpop ones but as I said, there is a difference with both their wears. Kylie Cosmetics does not test on animals and all the shades except for Candy K are vegan. (Pretty similar to Colourpop as well). However, I did notice that all different shades have a slight difference in consistency & formulation which is rather perplexing. Some of the shades are very watery whereas others apply on like a liquid-like cream. I personally feel that a million-dollar company should at least have a stricter quality control to prevent issues like this from happening.
Comfort & Longevity
The Kylie Lip Kits are extremely comfortable and it lasts literally all day on my lips. The metallics do not last as long as the usual mattes but it did stay put till dinner time which is pretty amazing for a lippie! As I said before, there are slight differences in terms of the consistency & formulation which in turn affects the wear as well. Dolce K wears the most comfortable for me, it feels like a soft pillow on my lips and it is extremely comfortable whereas Posie K is dries slightly sticky on my lips. The stickiness goes away after awhile but there is definitely a difference between the two shades. In comparison to the Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks, I would say that the Kylie Lip Kits are way more comfortable and lasts longer. The Colourpop ones tend to "numb" my lips especially after I removed them. I am not too sure if anyone has the same feeling but when I was doing my Colourpop lip swatch video, I had super numb lips at the end of it and it was crossing the line of weird. Does anyone have the same issue as me? Let me know, I hope I am not the only one experiencing this!
The Kylie mattes are much watery in consistency with Candy K being the most "liquidy" for me. The metals have almost the same consistency as the NYX soft matte lip cream, just slightly more watery and easier to control. I realised that the consistency of Candy K is similar to the newer shades of the Colourpop Ultra Mattes which is super watery. My Colourpop lippie literally spilled all over me when I accidentally tilt the bottle upside down. Did not try it with the Kylie one because that is USD$29 right there. The Kylie Lip Kits comes with a doe foot applicator which is my favourite applicator to apply liquid lipsticks so no shade to that!
Holy moly shit. I do not mean to cuss but seriously, the only thing that I HATE about this lip kit is the scent. Thank all heavens it disappears after awhile but seriously, it smells of the sickest, sweetest butterscotch in the universe and all I want to do after each application is puke. I guess the only good thing about it is after a giant burger, I no longer have to feel bad about it. Jokes aside, it is literally that strong which makes me wonder why is there a need for it?!
There are 9 matte shades, 3 metals & 3 glosses with Exposed being the newest out of them all. I have Dolce K, Candy K, Posie K, Reign & King K and all shades were lovely on my skin tone. This is a very outstanding point for them because having to formulate a universal shade for all skin tones is an extremely difficult feat. I bought a whole bunch of Colourpop ones but only a few were wearable for my skin as there were too much grey/plum pigments in them. The shades from Colourpop are lovely, but on my lips maybe not as much. Also, I realised that the Kylie Lip Kits give a slight plumping effect to the lips as well. Not too sure if it has to do with the colours but my lips do look visibly fuller whenever I put on the Kylie Lip Kits.
The lipsticks come in a transparent tube with Kylie's signature and the dripping effect all around. The top is black and overall, it feels pretty well made and has a substantial weight to it. The printing on it is great because it does not wear off easily. The printing on the Colourpop lippies wear off so easily even when they are not being used as often. The lip kits also come in the iconic boxes as pictured.
Personally, I do feel that these Kylie lippies are of great quality and definitely worth the splurge. However, to collect all shades? Maybe not. I have read some articles that their darker colours go on pretty patchy so I am going to give them a pass. As for the glosses, Kylie has already solved the issue regarding the crappy brushes so maybe if you are a gloss girl, you might want to give it a try. If I had to choose between Colourpop or Kylie Cosmetics, I would choose the Kylie lippies as they are significantly more well made and feels better on the lips. Colourpop is great since the quality and price are so friendly for the average market but if you are a lip junkie like me, spend a little more on your favourite shade from Kylie Cosmetics because it is truly one of the most comfortable matte liquid lipsticks in the market.
Thank you for making this far and hope this review helped you!