Kylie Jenner Lip Kit - Haul, Swatches and Review

You guys have no idea how long I dreamed about these lip kits and I tried so hard to get them for so long to no success. Well on the 3rd May I finally found success thanks to Kylie Jenner Lip Kits on Twitter! She's - at least I'm assuming it's a she, sorry if you're a he! - seriously the best; posting updates on restocks, countdowns of the restocks and then saying when each kit goes out of stock. Seriously thank you!

I decided to send them to my home address in the hope it would make me a little more patient but it definitely did not! I was so excited when I finally received them!

After paying for the lip kits and postage and packaging, I was extremely disappointed when I also got charged a £25 customs fees. I hate that we get charged so much when we've already paid for it. It's not even like the package is very big so that annoyed me as well as delayed me getting the package. To top it off they put massive custom charge stickers all over the gorgeous box which annoyed me even more because I love the way Kylie Jenner has designed the packaging.

Opening it up, the whole packaging is very well thought out. The cardboard box is thick, sturdy and well-made and then inside it has 2, 2-layered pieces of foam both on top and below the products. I was so glad to see the signed 'handwritten' postcard in the package because I'd heard that some of them didn't come with it. I would be extremely disappointed if it hadn't. I think the design is seriously gorgeous! I love the dripping, the lips and the 'Kylie' signature is just the icing on the cake.

I was thrilled to see all my lip kits and I just couldn't wait to open them and try them on!

So what did I get?

I got three of the matte lipsticks in Posie K, a light baby pink, Kourt K, a deep purple, and Mary Jo K, a bright red. Additionally, I got two of the metallics: King K, a beautiful gold, and Reign, the deep bronze.

I've actually never worn lipsticks before but with all the hype around these and actually good reviews, I'd been desperate to get my hands on them since the first few started to be delivered. I'm not one to get every celebrity product because I think the majority of the time they are completely over-hyped but when reviews from people I loved watching and reading came through, I was even more excited!

I tried a few times to get my hands on them but every time I tried they sold out so here's a few tips:
  1. Follow a twitter page that posts the updates of when they will come out and turn on the notifications so you can be one of the first to know. I followed @KylieJennerLipKits but there are a number of different ones. Of course you can also pay the subscription charge for Kylie's App too. 
  2. Open all the pages for each of the colours that you want in separate tabs before they are restocked. 
  3. Set your alarm 2 minutes before they go live. 
  4. Log in to your account or quickly make one if you don't have one.
  5. The second they go live, refresh the pages and add to basket. Close each tab as you go. 
  6. On the last tab, once added to basket, click checkout and they will all be in there to easily and quickly check out! 
I honestly did this process and I had purchased them within the first 2 minutes of them going live. I was so relieved because I had been so stressed that I wasn't going to get them. Having said that, they do seem to be lasting longer and longer so I don't think that there is as much pressure on the original colours as there was.

One thing I will say that it seems buying the sets of the metallics and glosses is cheaper but it's actually the exact same price with less packaging so unless you really do want and will use them all, buy them individually.

So swatches!
 Aren't the bottles pretty *heart eyed emoji*

Posie K
Initially I was shocked at how dark the colour looked on the packaging and in the container but after swatching it, I was so relieved that it was the baby pink I had been looking for.

This colour seems to be a lot creamier than the others and hence takes a little longer to dry. I honestly think that this colour is so pretty, very universal both in the sense of skin tone and occasion. You can dress it up or down. The only negative I have is that greasy foods, like pizza, make it rub off. I ended up having an ombre effect from the outer corners to the middle but it didn't look great. It does seem to be a buildable colour though so you can just reapply over it.

Mary Jo K
Having mentioned before that I've never worn lipsticks before, I really wanted a red but I also knew it was coming up to summer so I thought I would get a bright one! This is probably the most pigmented out of the matts and the colour doesn't need multiple layers to get it; a single coat is ample.
The one thing I did notice about both this colour and the other dark purple, Kourt K, is that the colour itself doesn't transfer at all after about a 5 minute wait, but even 3 hours later, the lip liner still does!

Kourt K
This was probably my most daring purchase but it's also the one I dreamed about the most and with it's deep purple shade, it was the first one I had to put on my lips! Now that it's getting warmer, I probably won't wear it all that much until it starts to get colder again but I do think it's a gorgeous colour when applied well.

It did seem to be a little difficult to apply evenly and to get a consistent look I did find I needed too layers. It also bled around the edges of my lips so I'm not sure if I didn't put a thick enough lip liner layer maybe.

The liquid matte lipstick itself doesn't transfer at all after a couple of minutes of applying to allow drying time but I will say that the lip liner does. You end up with the perfect lip outline.

It does seem a very dark, almost black lip colour but I think it could also be the fact I'm not use to such a dark colour because after an hour or so, I did end up getting use to it and I loved it!

King K
After attending a ball in a gold dress at Christmas, I was looking for a pretty gold lipstick to pair with it and I just couldn't find a nice one anywhere so when I saw this one, I just had to get it.

When I swatched it, I was immediately impressed by how shimmery and pigmented it was and it is very true to colour.

Reign
I didn't realise quite how dark this colour was! I'm not sure how often I will actually wear this colour because it's a little out of my comfort zone but I thought, and still do think, it would look stunning in a club, on a night out. I loved it paired with this dark, navy blue dress!

Have you bought any Kylie Jenner Lip Kits? Are you planning on? Have you changed your mind?

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