I tried to get my hands on the Kylie Lip Kit by Kylie Jenner for a few months, but I didn’t make it a priority — I didn’t sit idly by my computer waiting for the next launch, and I didn’t obsessively check my social media feeds waiting for Jenner to announce the drop. One day a few weeks ago, I happened to see on social media that Kourt K, the color I wanted the most, was still in stock, so I went over to the website and purchased it. That was it.
Kylie Cosmetics claims on its website the kit is moisturizing and longwearing with high intensity pigment. I wore the lip kit for about 12 hours to test these claims. Here is my story.
Even though I applied the lip liner (pretty well, I might add), the liquid lipstick still feathered on the edges, which is not cute. The color looked darker than I expected, and it applied a little patchy, but that’s the case with many dark liquid lipsticks. A second coat fixed the problem.
I wore the lipstick all day, throughout eating and drinking (I had a margarita and nachos from Zippy’s, so it went through a lot), and it hung on pretty well. When I looked in the mirror around 7 p.m., though, things had gotten pretty messy. The edges that had feathered slightly at the beginning of the day now looked like I’d eaten a raspberry Popsicle. I touched up the edges with some makeup remover and applied a fresh coat, but my lips felt so cakey that I couldn’t leave it on. At about 8 p.m., I rubbed the lipstick off, washed it off my face, and applied a hydrating gloss. My lips were so dry from wearing the product all day that I couldn’t stomach the thought of wearing another lipstick.
I know this all sounds bad, but I have to give the lipstick props—it lasted almost 12 hours before it started to look bad. And honestly, if I had to, I could deal with the cakiness of a new coat because the lipstick still looked good.
Though Kourt K was the color I originally wanted, I think a nude would’ve worked out better for me in the end. I think with a nude, I could’ve avoided the feathering problem, and I could’ve gone lighter with the application to avoid the cakiness, because patchiness wouldn’t have been a problem.
All in all, I’d give this specific lip kit a 6/10.