Thursday, 19 May 2016

Kylie Lip Kit in True Brown K Review

Whether you're a beauty blogger or makeup aficionado, there's really no way you could have escaped the hype surrounding Kylie Jenner and her lip products of choice. As soon as they were mentioned in the press or on social media, the MAC lipsticks and liners she was said to wear all sold out  - and kept selling out (yes I did buy Velvet Teddy and Soar as soon as they became available, thanks for asking). Coming from a family of business savvy women, it was only a matter of time before she brought out her own line of products. 

I'll admit, I was apprehensive about attempting to order one of the Kylie Lip Kits. It seemed like such a lot of effort to find out when there would be a restock (they are ALWAYS sold out), to be online at the exact time that they would be available to buy, plus the worry about ordering from the US and the horror stories I'd heard about people receiving faulty items and poor customer service for overseas customers (or worse, just receiving empty boxes), I'd pretty much accepted that this was one product I'd have to miss out out. Until my wonderful boyfriend decided to take on the challenge for himself and surprised me with one for my birthday! I've never been so shocked as I was when I saw that unmistakable black and white box, and I still don't know the lengths he had to go to in order to obtain one, but needless to say, I was very impressed!





Had I chosen it for myself, I almost certainly wouldn't have chosen True Brown K - it really is a true brown and I would never have thought that I could pull it off. I still haven't worn it on it's own, but I've had so much fun mixing it with other liquid lipsticks that I already own.

The formula works amazingly well with the Stila Stay All Day Liquid lipsticks - I've used it with Caramello to make a lighter, more nude brown shade. with Patina to make a more brown-toned, rosy shade, and with Baci to give it a more grey/lilac undertone. I've been really pleased with all of them, but I think my favourite combination so far is True Brown K and Stila Caramello - it's so wearable and totally reignited my love for the 90's makeup trend. 

Having something outside of my comfort zone encouraged me to be more creative with my lip colours. I often play around with different eyeshadow looks but I'm somehow more reserved with my lipstick choices. Since I received this, I've found myself layering and mixing colours and finishes much more.

The liquid lipstick has a lovely vanilla scent, and the applicator seems to pick up just the right amount of product. I don't find it to be too drying at all, it's very comfortable to wear. The lipliner I received actually has a bit of a fault, it seems to disappear into the packaging then reappear if you give it a little shake. It's very creamy, much more creamy than MAC lipliners (I actually prefer a drier, more waxy formula like the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat liners but I guess that's personal preference).

So... Are they worth the hype?

Let's just say I've already put in an order for another one ;) 

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28 comments:

  1. I'm dying to try these! I've only heard good reviews!! Thanks for sharing!!

    JennyLovesBeauty

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    1. This one is definitely one of the good ones :)

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  2. I really want to try her lip glosses the shades look so gorgeous!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. Me too! Really want to try So Cute :)

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  3. Your boyfriend seems to know how to make you happy :) There are a few that I like from Kylie's range however I am not really keen on waiting, maybe sooner or later, they will always be in stock :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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  4. Ohhh this seems interesting, I'd love to see this lipstick ON YOU! Hard to judge the colour by looking at the packaging. <3 I'm glad the formula is comfortable, and I love the fact that it smells like vanilla! Would love to get my hands on these. x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. It is, very comfortable! More so than lots of others I've tried :)

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  5. What a lovely surprise! The boy did good! ;)

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

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  6. Wow, well done boyfriend! My husband prob doesn't even know who Kylie Jenner is, haha! xx


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  7. I'm so tempted with ordering some of these!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I just wrote the longest reply and then deleted it by accident! How annoying. The order I placed about 3 weeks ago went really smoothly actually, it was at 12.15 am though, which is kind of inconvenient but I was up anyway :) I did have to pay £12 customs on it though, which wasn't great. It works out around £30 with the shipping which I think is reasonable for the quality and for 2 products, but with that extra charge it takes it to a cost I'm no longer comfortable with :( x

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  8. It's too bad they're so hard to get! -Hanna Lei

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    1. I know! I suspect it's done on purpose :/

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  9. Sounds great I would go for a different colour but would love to try. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. I ordered a pink nude for myself but I'll use the brown to darken it I think :) I've had so much more use out of it already than I expected

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  10. i've been wanting to try these since they came out! thanks for the review! :)

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

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    1. I'd been wanting to try them for ages too!

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  11. I'm not really a brown lipgloss wearer either but I'd like to try a shade like the one you have.

    I've had a few friends have problems with the Kylie Cosmetics range though!

    Arianna
    Www.ariannachatz.com

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    1. I know, that's why I didn't order myself at first, seemed kind of risky :/

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  12. Amazing review. Love the colour of that shade so much. Definitely going to try and get one when I can.
    xxx

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  13. Oh my gosh your boyfriend is such a sweetheart! I need to try these so much!! Thanks for the comment on my bog hun! Following you on bloglovin' :) x

    lots of love, Jane
    www.marbleandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. they seem so nice! this color looks amazing!
    but the price tag... just kills me haha (:

    Life in Pastel

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  15. How sweet of your boyfriend! The only reason I haven't tried these is because the ordering/delivery process sounds stressful haha

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  16. Wow kudos to your boyfriend for managing to snag this for you, how cool!

    I love the look of True Brown, so much so I picked up a Colour Pop Dupe. I'm having a bit of a brown lipstick moment currently. Great review.

    Amy | fourcatsplusus.co.uk

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