Wednesday, 9 November 2016

09.11.2016: Kylie Jenner Lip Kit Review - Koko K

A month or so ago, I received my Kylie Jenner lip kit in the colour Koko K. I've been wanting to try out one of these for a super long time, but unfortunately I either couldn't afford to splurge on a sole lip kit, or when I could afford one, the colour I wanted would be out of stock. Eventually both factors lined up for me, and hey presto, I ordered one.

Being in the UK, I was frustrated to say the least when Kylie Jenner brought out her range with a hella big pricetag on international shipping. I waited to strike as soon as she had an offer on her site for reduced international shipping costs down to $5.00 (I'm an avid follower of her snapchat, so I knew exactly when it was dropping). Once ordering the lip kit, I received an email letting me know it would take 3-5 days for the order to process, and then a further 10-15 days for it to be shipped over to the UK. Standard stuff, so all was good. 

Around 14 days after placing the order, I checked on the tracking website which had said that it's been delivered to the UK, as if the item had been delivered to me and that was the end of this. Now, I rarely order things from the US, so it totally escaped my mind that I had to pay an international handling fee (ugh!). In total, this racked up the price of the purchase so overall I paid around £45. For one lipstick. Most of the time I reject Mac lipsticks because they're £13.50, and now I've just gone and bought an equivalent for over three times that price. But there you go. In order to get value for money, my advice would be to order several in one go, as you only have to pay the shipping and the handling fee once but get more bang for your buck.

Anyway, onto the actual review of the product. I chose the colour Koko K mainly because I didn't want to risk getting a dark colour for such a hefty price, and also I just wanted a classic nude/pink that I can shove on my lips for whatever the occasion. I even wore it to an interview I had this morning, such fun! I've swatched the liner and the liquid lipstick for you to see. It dries super quickly once you put it on the lips, and I've found that even though it's not too drying, it can get a little flaky a few hours in. However, you can't really re-apply on the go, you sort of have to start from scratch whenever you want to top up, as it can really feel heavy on the lips if you wear more than one coat.

The liner, even though I haven't tackled trying to sharpen the thing yet, goes very smoothly onto the lips and feels very creamy. The liquid lipstick is applied using the dofer applicator which is a good size (too big means clown lips and too small means 'can I even be bothered to paint my lips with this?') and goes on very smoothly also. As it dries quickly, you need to work fast to get your lips covered precisely, but I haven't had much of an issue with that. 

In short, I really like this lip kit. Would I go through the process of ordering and waiting for one, then having to pay a handling fee on top again? Probably not. I'll wait until they come to the UK in a few years time. I'll just have to be super sparing with this one!

Let me know in the comments below if you've tried any of Kylie's lip kits, or if you're definitely going to be giving one a go! I wish I had unlimited money so I could get all of them and not give a hoot about shipping/handling fees, but there you go! Don't forget to subscribe for more content and comment below if there's anything you'd like me to take a look at in the future! 

Have a great day guys!