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Forget Kylie’s Lip Kit…

Screen Shot 2016-05-01 at 12.12.53 AMOk, I do like Kylie’s lip kit. I have the True Brown K. How, you ask?! I added it my online shopping cart the actual second that they first went on sale. I got the brown shade, because I knew Kylie’s signature lighter shades (Candy K & Dolce K) would sell out in milliseconds. I used to buy Jonas Brothers tickets on Ticketmaster. I know how to snag shit that’s in high demand.

The product is good and since you’re getting a matte liquid lipstick and a smooth, high quality lip pencil, the price of $29 is rather reasonable as well. The highly pigmented formula rocks and stays on for a long time. The downside of this super matte consistency is that you get a lip demarkation line

Example of matte lipstick demarkation.
Example of matte lipstick demarkation.

quickly and with this deep shade, it can make you look really stupid if you’re not looking in a mirror and touching it up often. Correcting this demarkation and piling the thick product on in layers throughout the day can also result in pilling and flaking.

Sidenote, I’m kind of getting over Kylie. I mean how many of the same self-obsessed Snapchats and Instagrams can we see?!

This all being said, I’d still love to get some more Kylie shades…I just hate having to be online at a certain time and go through the whole frenzy of ordering it…ESPECIALLY since I’ve discovered a product that’s practically the same thing and can be bought at Sephora.

Matte liquid lipsticks are all the rage now thanks to Kylie, but before her line of products, Kat Von D had hers. It glides on like a gloss, but dries as a matte, just like Jenner’s. The pigment is also great and stays on well. Not 24 hours, like it advertises, but a couple of hours without eating for sure! I find this formula doesn’t try your lips out as much as Kylie’s, so you don’t have to deal with the demarkation and pilling to the same extent. In fact, it doesn’t really get flakey at all!

Wearing Kat Von D's Bow 'N Arrow Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Wearing Kat Von D’s Bow ‘N Arrow Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick comes in 28 shades and you can normally find a tube of each shade at Sephora for $20. I suggest using the Sephora product locator (“Find in Store”) before you head out the door to make sure your store has it in stock. You can also order it directly from the site. I have the Lolita II shade and the Bow ‘N Arrow shade. I prefer neutrals.

Maybelline and Revlon both have new lines of liquid to matte lipstick I’m eager to try…but guess what, my CVS is sold out of the shades I want. 😑 Stay tuned for those reviews.

 

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As a true pisces, I live in a magical and delusional land in my head. In this world romances unfold the way they do in romantic comedies, everything at Sephora is free, Shake Shake burgers are a diet food, and we have the capability to clone Harry Styles.

In real life (what's that?), I spend my days pondering how Kylie Jenner's face changed so much. I'm a beauty junkie and pop culture-loving wedding videographer and freelance journalist. I have a Princess Jasmine complex. I am a Fanson (die hard Hanson fan). I enjoy belting old Celine Dion songs.

Please take everything I say seriously (I have my Masters in journalism from Syracuse University), but not too seriously (Cosmo is my favorite publication.)

7 thoughts on “Forget Kylie’s Lip Kit… Leave a comment

  1. Thanks for sharing. Just because Kylie’s name is on a product does not mean it’s good. What do you think of Jeffree Star’s lipsticks?

  2. I love your website!! I’m so happy you’re posting again! The too face Melted matte is amazing! I got it from our Mecca (aka Sephora) and it stayed on all through dinner, without any touch ups !

  3. Love the Bow N Arrow color on you, but whenever I put it on it is sooo dark like almost a maroon, not really a nude. Do you put on a primer or something before applying? I can’t figure out why the color looks so different than the swatches for me

  4. Girl, you need to try beauty bakerie lip whips. The literal best liquid lipsticks in the world and they don’t smudge or transfer. It takes some serious work to get them to budge. I have 5 shades and I’m obsessed with them all but I think you’d like Versailles and Mon Cheri 😍

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