#TRIED’N’TESTED – KYLIE COSMETICS LIP GLOSSES 

Kylie Jenner has our money, and she’s laughing her way to the bank.

Skip this if you’re a die hard Kylie Jenner fan or don’t care about the background story to these glosses.

SO, I actually ordered these way back in April when they were first released, I ordered 1x Literally and 2x So Cute. I only meant to get 1 So Cute but I accidentally managed to add another into my basket somehow. I don’t actually know where to start with this because everything seemed to go wrong. 2-ish weeks passed and my Lip Kit which I ordered after this, arrived before my glosses. I got a notification from Royal Mail saying that I had to pay customs on my order, can I just note that on the delivery tracker that Kylie Cosmetics give you, they mark your order as delivered when it’s not, so I had no idea where my order was for 2-3 days until I got a card through my letterbox from Royal Mail. You can’t get in contact with USPS (the shipping service) because it’s American and you need to fill out details before sending an email, tragic. After an hour of frantic googling, I learnt that orders got delivered by Royal Mail or Parcel Force when they enter the UK. So anyway, my customs charge was about £14, which I thought fair enough I’m ordering from America it was bound to happen.

My order arrived in the usual box, but only one lipgloss was there. I had a receipt enclosed for all 3 lip glosses and the sticker on the box stated that 3 items were inside. I’ve never been so frustrated that I’d paid for 3 lip glosses and £14 customs for one lip gloss. By the time this happened, Jeffree Star had Snapchatted his faulty lip glosses which he received from Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie had responded saying that she had addressed the problem of the faulty wands and her new batch will be improved, and everyone who ordered the first time round will get sent replacements. Read more here. So I thought ‘OK maybe the other 2 were faulty and they’re coming later’. OH HELL NO. I opened up Literally, and the wand was fucked, it looked like a mini toilet scrubber it was awful. There was no way I could apply lipgloss with  it.

I emailed Kylie Cosmetics customer services to complain about my missing 2 lip glosses and the faulty brush. 2 days later I received an email asking for order number and details (even though I included this in my original email), just to then receive and automated response about the faulty brushes being replaced later that week. I don’t know if it’s because in England we’re overly polite and customer service is so important or because you’re and A-List celeb and you can get away with shit customer service. It was SO frustrating and they just kept ignoring the fact that they didn’t send my full order, eventually all I received was ‘your new order is on it’s way’. No apology, nothing. At least they could of marked my order as a ‘gift’ so that I would’t have to pay custom charges, but oh no I had to pay another £14, so nearly £30 was spent on customs for 3 lip glosses.

So today, over 2 months since I ordered my lip glosses I finally have them. They didn’t even arrive in the usual box, they were just wrapped in black bubble wrap. I opened up the bubble wrap and inside was the 3 glosses, shoved into their packaging looking as if someone had already opened them before me.

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(Left – First batch, Right – Second batch)

Okay so now about the actual glosses

The brush had 100% been improved since, thank god.

So Cute is much lighter than I thought, the formula is incredibly thick and it does go on patchy so I’d recommend wearing a lip stick under neath and outlining your lips with a slightly darker lip liner.

Literally is actually a really nice colour even worn alone. The pigment is stronger than So Cute and it’s also incredibly thick.

Overall, focusing on the product and not the brand, these glosses aren’t any different from elsewhere. They’re only ‘special’ because they have the Kylie name to them. You’re honestly just better sticking to MAC or even NYX. With approx £30 paid in customs for 3 lip glosses it makes each gloss worth £20. For a gloss? It’s a no from me, sorry Kylie. Stick to your lip kits and please improve your customer service.

 

 

 

#TRIED’N’TESTED – KYLIE JENNER LIP KIT

After many failed attempts, I fiinnallyy managed to purchase a Kylie Jenner Lip Kit in Candy K. I bought my lip kit through Kylie’s website. I’ll admit it though, I do have her app and I found out there about restock times and dates. There are fan accounts on Instagram and Twitter which post about restock times just incase you don’t fancy paying that £2.99 a month. Great glam tutorials though.

The site does crash so you have to be prepared. I was out for drinks when the restock went live and I used mine and my friends phone to get onto the site. I fully recommend using more than one device to get through to the website. I ignored all messages telling me to ‘wait in line’ or ‘don’t refresh the page’ and my order still went straight through to checkout. The whole order process is so tedious, I don’t understand why Kylie didn’t just open this up as a concession in Sephora or Selfridges etc. Hats off to her though she knows how to create a hype.

The lip kit including delivery cost £32. Which to be fair I think is quite reasonable considering you get a lip liner and lipstick which is similar to what you would pay in MAC. Luckily I didn’t receive  any customs charges either. The order took just over 2 weeks to arrive, if it got stopped at customs it would of probably taken about 3 weeks.

 

 

I wish you could buy the lip liners separately as I fully rate them. They’re thick, pigmented and creamy unlike MAC pencil liners. This did surprise me as we all know Kylie used MAC Stripdown liner on her lips, so I thought she would of gone for a similar formula. They glide on to the lips really well and you can start up lightly and build it up for a deeper colour.

The liquid lipstick I was a bit sceptical about at first as I heard they were really drying and mattes always make my lips incredibly dry the next day. However, this is a weird one. My lips feel slightly dry when I’m wearing it, because it really is sooo matte your lips have a weird texture to them. For example, when you wear a matte by MAC (I know I keep comparing this to MAC) you can still feel a creamy texture. Where as with this it’s just almost like sandpaper. The strangest thing is, it actually doesn’t dry your lips out one bit. It legit baffles me. I do have slightly cracked lips and the product does settle in the lines making my lips look dryer than they actually are.

Candy K was darker than I thought it would be, for some reason I was expecting it to be like MAC Honey Love but it’s more of a darker MAC Viva Glam 2.

I did have to reapply this through the the day, however when you reapply make sure you take all of the product off your lips and fully reapply. I’d recommend carrying make up wipes with you as this lipstick does not budge off easily! If you make a mistake or smudge when applying you’re gonna have a bit of a mare as its not something you can just wipe off with your finger. Take your time applying!

The only criticism I have to the lip kit is about the design. The liquid lipstick doesn’t have a stopper (like you know when you take your lipgloss out and it makes that pop sound, yeah well like there’s basically no pop sound) which means your brush gets product all over it and if you knock the tube over it spills out.

Would I repurchase? Other colours – yes. This same shade – probably not. This looks like it’ll last a while anyway and by the time I come to repurchase there will most likely be so many other cheaper alternatives on the market.