I’ll admit it: I’m totally, 100% completely in on this Kylie Cosmetics hype right now. For months, I have been covering Kylie Jenner‘s makeup company updates and all of the new product launches for my job, and one day I decided to order myself a highly buzzed-about Lip Kit to see what it was all about. That purchase lead me to happily entering my credit card info and buying two more packs, and now I’m here to share my totally honest experience with three shades. What I wasn’t expecting was that there would be three completely different things to say about each product I ordered.
My first purchase was Dolce K.
Since I only initially planned on buying one Kylie color, I wanted a shade unlike anything I’d ever owned, so I gravitated toward the darker browns and mauves in her collection. (As much as I love the pinks she has, I own so many like them.) But then I worried I wouldn’t be able to pull off those colors because I’m so pale.
It was hard to pick a shade based on Kylie’s photos, because we have such different skin tones and styles, but I couldn’t be happier with Dolce K. It’s more dramatic than any “everyday” lipsticks I’d normally rock, but it works with everything else in my beauty and fashion wardrobe. I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on it, mostly because it’s somehow just special enough that it stands out, but not overwhelming. The kit’s perfectly-matching lip liner is incredible even on its own. Plus, I love that I only have to apply it in the morning and do a little touchup after lunch for it to remain perfect all day.
Then, when I saw Kylie was coming out with two blue colors for the Fourth of July, I just had to have them.
Here’s baby blue Skylie:
As you can see, gone were ANY thoughts I had about “is this shade flattering? Is it too much? What if it’s too bold for everyday wear?” The blues are just fun, and that’s exactly why I needed them in my life.
I’m in love with Skylie. I think I actually like it more than Dolce K, just for different reasons. It glides on smoothly, makes any boring outfit/barefaced makeup look instantly chic, and the color has great staying power. I wore it to work, and expected the gammot of fashionistas appreciating the color while general passersby snickered about it, but I got a really positive response all around.
Oh, but then there’s Freedom:
I can’t believe how different my experience with this shade is than my other purchases. On the positive side, I love the color, the navy is really stunning and unique in person and in photos (#nofilter). But the pigment gets EVERYWHERE. It runs on to my teeth, it wipes off on anything it touches, and it bleeds even with the kit’s lip liner (which honestly looks and feels like I’m using a blue eyeliner.) The middle wears off quicker than the edges, so you’re left with this weird blue ring around your mouth that doesn’t happen with any of my other purchases.
I don’t know if it’s the nature of darker colors, or if it’s because this formula is just more watery and pigmented than the others I’ve bought. I have to play around with it some more. I have seen complaints about the Kymajesty Metal online, but I seem to be alone in the issues with Freedom. The negatives, though, seem to be something I can work with, and Freedom is not putting me off the brand as a whole. I’m actully excited about her new launches, and I’m probably going to be ordering more as soon as I can. So I guess that speaks to how much I love my other two!
I love chatting all things Kylie Lip Kits, so hit the comments with your experiences if you want to share.