Kylie Cosmetics LtoR: Dolce K, Candy K, Koko K and Posie K
A little while ago I shared with you my thoughts on the initial Lip Kits from Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics range, now eight shades down the line and countless stalking of her Instagram account I have managed to get my hands on a couple more of her lip kits to not only share my thoughts on but to also compare to the original formula.
The Lip Kits contain a liquid lipstick and matching lip liner, and retail for $29 each. Each kit is encased in the most stunning packaging with Kylie's signature melting lips embossed on the box - being a packaging hoarder I really can't throw these away! Shipping to the UK is $14.95 which is a flat cost whether you're buying one kit or several and to be honest I don't think it's that extortionate, and as long as you aren't stung by customs - I know some people have - works out a good deal.
I had originally picked up Candy K, a dusty rose with nude undertones and Dolce K a light brown nude. My recent additions to my collection include Koko K a light pinky nude and Posie K a plum/rosy pink. Naturally I have opted for the nudes/pinks but I do like how she has expanded the range introducing reds and purples, saying that I have Kourt K on its way to me!
The lip liners glide on the lips so smoothly without ever feeling drying. These actually remind me more of lip crayons than liners purely for the creamy formula, and in terms of pigmentation these are super pigmented, so they not only line the lips but you could get away with wearing these as a stand along colour. I really think that these liners help give the liquid lipsticks something to grip helping the longevity of the lipsticks.
Now onto the liquid lipsticks, the shades are so pigmented meaning the smallest amount goes a long way and you never have to re-dip the wand for more product. The texture of these are quite light and mousey, and in a matter of seconds your left with gorgeous matte lips. These do feel a little dry when the lipstick is setting on the lips but after that you're good to go leaving a comfortable lip that doesn't feel dry nor heavy throughout the day.
When applied these last for ages without wearing, you can be eating, drinking the whole shebang and not worry about how your lips are going to look afterwards. I only find after three courses I'm looking at a minimal fade in the centre of my lips and a little flaking around the dry spots on my lips. These lipsticks are quite heavily scented, which reminds me of vanilla cupcakes similar to the MAC lipstick scent. But don't worry if you're not a big fan of scents as it doesn't transfer once applied on the lips.
I've noticed that since I got my hands on Candy K and Dolce K compared to the newer shades there have been a few changes from both the packaging to the formula. Not only has the packaging altered slightly - it's just a little shorter but don't worry there's still the same amount of product as the tube is deeper - but the applicator has changed also. The original was more flexible compared to the stiffer applicator in the newer formulas, to be honest I don't really notice a difference when applying as they both work really well.
The other change I have noticed is in the formula, I've found the newer shades to be a little more on the liquid-y side, the newer formula reminds me more of Colourpop and I will admit you do have to be a little careful when storing these as I've noticed the Koko K applicator getting flooded with product - but you don't have to worry about the product leaking as I have held it upside down to be on the safe side. Despite the watery formula I do think the newer ones dry slightly quicker in comparison to the older formula, but it's literally seconds difference.
Overall I'm loving the expanding range of lip kits and I still find myself glued to my laptop each time a new release is launched. Despite the craziness when trying to purchase any shade I would completely recommend trying these kits out. Not only is the formula so long-lasting but these could easily rival higher end formulas for a lower cost. I would probably say my favourite so far is Koko K as this is such a pretty nude that not only is great for everyday wear but definitely gives the appearance of fuller looking lips, and I can't wait to see what shades she releases next.
Have you tried any of the Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits?