This post has been a long time coming. I have been wanting to share my thoughts on the Kylie Cosmetics brand for a while now but wanted to wait until I felt like I had a strong opinion that wouldn’t waiver.
If you know me, you know I love my Kylie kits. I wear them on a daily and always get asked about them. Everyone is so curious. So, I am finally going on the record to tell y’all genuinely… I am obsessed.
KYLIE KYLIE KYLIE
The addiction is real.
The hype got me but the quality kept me.
Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
The first kit I received was from a friend and it was the bright and fun color named 22. I just so happened to be 22 at the time so it was fitting. Kylie had just started launching her products and there weren’t a lot of people out there with them. So, needless to say, I felt a little special. It was fun to be part of the hype and share all the deets with my friends but my initial thought was… maybe this just isn’t for me.
With my first kit being 22, I absolutely adored the color but was a bit disappointed in my first time wearing it. It lasted throughout the day but left me with a dry and heavy, flakey feeling.
So, I looked into any tips people had for lip stains and found that I should have been exfoliating my lips before use. I took this step and felt like it changed the game completely. This may be something that is obvious for most make-up lovers but I was never much of a lip stain kinda girl. With this trick I began to really dig her lip kit and wanted a more neutral color. At the time she had live restocks where she would sell out in minutes and I was determined to get Candy-K. While online at the restock time, I got an adrenaline rush and bought four additional lip kits. It all happened so fast y’all.
After a few months use of her kits and a few too many restocks, I decided to take a step back and stop buying any of her products. I wanted to try other brands and see if they were up to par. I tried Anastasia Beverly Hills, Colour Pop and Tarte to name a few and none of them were the same after trying Kylie Cosmetics. They all had a different feel to them and I disliked the fact that none of them came with matching lip liners– why is she the only one that does this? For me the lip liner is a big deal because I don’t have much of a steady hand and the liquid stain is a mess waiting to happen. They also make for a more full coverage look, which I’m all about for the lips.
I noticed when comparing these brands that Kylie’s lip stains have a thinner consistency making them feel lighter than the others. Once applying, I blot off a little with my fingertips and I am good to go. They don’t feel sticky and only begin to flake off after multiple meals and a full day of talking. (pretty impressive).
Although her kits are a little more expensive, it is worth the price. And you have to consider the fact that it includes both a lip stain and a lip liner, so really it is the same as her competitors.
Out of her lip kits my favorite colors are Candy-K, Exposed and Kristen.
Now as far as her eye shadows go, I use them on a daily basis. I have the bronze and burgundy palettes and I like them both. The bronze is more everyday and the burgundy palette is gorgeous! The pigmentation in these palettes is really awesome, I don’t have to use much and they blend really well. I am typically in a rush when I am getting ready so this makes it that much easier. If I had to choose between the two I would definitely say go for the burgundy palette because the colors could be worn everyday if I didn’t have the bronze palette to opt to for lighter colors.
At the beginning, I definitely bought into the hype but I ended up with the large collection I have now because her products are actually really awesome. I think anyone who tries it with an open mind will think the same thing. Her brand has definitely faced a lot of backlash whether it was simply because of the name on the product or because people felt like it was the same formula as Colour Pop. However, Colour Pop in my opinion is a lot thicker and heavier than her products. And as far as her name goes I understand why people form a certain bias but you can’t knock it until you try it.
I have noticed that Kylie pays attention to the feedback she receives from her customers which is so incredibly important. She listens when they don’t like the formula and she changes it and makes it better. I think that as a business it has grown and become well constructed. As any start-up it faced it’s challenges but I think from here the quality and customer service will only get better.
So, all around I really love her products and her company.
What do you think of her products? Have you tried any of them yet?