Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit Review

I’m a little late on my review for Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit, but I’ve had so many amazing things happen the past few weeks that had to take priority (i.e. giveaway & my podcast). But my review for the Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit is finally here.

Kylie Cosmetics Lip kit Review - koko k and exposed

Background: I wasn’t going to buy them, and I was doing really well. I held off for a couple of months. But the beauty blogger inside me was dying to know if they are worth the hype and money.

Disclaimer: this my opinion. I’ve seen how nasty people can get when someone says something negative about Kylie Cosmetics. I had a great experience as well as a terrible one with the company. I wanted to be honest and share both.

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I bought this kit when I was home sick curled under my blankets on my bed browsing through Instagram. She released the her biggest re-stock yet about an hour ago. I saw someone comment below saying they were still in stock. I, being the curious person I am, hopped over to the site to see if they were actually still in stock. To my surprise they were. I put Exposed  into my cart and quickly checked out before my brain had time to release I just bought something.

Price: $57.59 CAD 

This is the price that was charged to my credit card, this includes taxes, shipping, and exchange rate.

Shipping: I can’t remember how long it took, I want to say between 8-10 business days (which is good, USPS claims International shipments could take 10-15 Business Days). As well the shipping costs were kinda expensive ($14.95 USD). I know a few friends who haven’t bought the lip kits because the shipping is so expensive.

When it arrived in my mailbox I didn’t have any problems. There was no explosion of lipstick or a messed up brush. Everything looked totally fine.

Overall I was really happy with the arrival of the package.

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit Review - Exposed

Exposed – Review

The smell is very strong. I don’t know what is; some say it’s a sweet candy, others say is vanilla. Whatever the smell is it’s very artificial sent.

The second thing I noticed was the texture. This liquid lipstick is a lot more liquidy than liquid lipsticks I’ve tried; like I’m worried if I tipped the bottom upside down all the product would come out.

I know a lot of people are saying the product is super drying and looks terrible on your lips; I personally didn’t find that. Yes the product looks drying, but I don’t think it looks anymore drying than any other liquid lipstick I’ve tried.

Something to note: I applied a second coat on top of a coat that had started to fade, and it shrivelled up my lips. So if you’re going to re-apply I recommend taking off the other product and then re-applying.

After a couple of weeks of using the lip liner I noticed it fell back into the pencil, like there was extra space at the bottom or something. I saw one person complain about this. I sharped it and I always use a light hand when applying it from now on.

Koko K

Weirdly enough, I was in bed not feeling well again when I impulsively purchased this matte lip kit too.

Price: $58.48 (exchange rate was different that day)

Shipping: I purchased this it was on Friday July 1. There was a disclaimer that none of these orders would be shipped out until July 5 due to the long weekend. My order wasn’t shipped out until July 7 (no big deal to me).

It wasn’t until July 15th that I thought “weird, last time it didn’t take this long.” So I went to track my order and it was in the Netherlands. Which, as you know, is no where close to the continent I live on.

I emailed customer service (I honestly wasn’t expecting a response until next week because Kylie Cosmetics has such bad reviews for customer service). Someone emailed me back later that day, telling me I had to contact my local postal office and get them to deal with it (obviously the wording was more professional than that).

I was annoyed. Canada Post can’t do anything until it’s in their system, and it won’t be in their system until it arrives in Canada (I work for a small business that deals with Canada Post, and this is my understanding).

I sent the email back, saying I couldn’t contact Canada Post because it won’t be in their system until it arrives in Canada. And that I, being a consumer, put faith in their company to deliver the product I purchased.

Monday arrives and I check my tracking number. My package is back in the States now, and on it’s way to Canada.

I thought it was weird how my package sat in the Netherlands for days but the moment I send an email, it magically gets sent back to me.

So the problem is solved. I have my package. I wasn’t happen how the customer service rep wrote to me (she talked down to me), but in the end I got the package.

If you managed to read through my whole little rant, thank you I’m done now and feel a lot better.

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit Review - Koko K

Koko K – Review

The formula is slightly thicker than Exposed which I like. The shade is beautiful and long lasting. It fades too when I eat food. As well I haven’t had a problem with the lip liner, yet. The brush is smaller, but I don’t really have a preference.

Summary Notes:

  • Will I buy more? Probably not, unless she comes out with a beautiful shade, but there are so many dupes out there.
  • Do I recommend them to someone else? If you want them I say go for it. Just make sure to keep an eye on your package.
  • They are drying, and you can’t really put on a second coat because it will really dry your lips.
  • Is it a scam? No, I eventually received my products. As well I don’t think they are overpriced if you are living in the United States. Shipping, and the exchange is definitely more than I would want to pay; and that is one of the factors I probably will not purchase again.
  • Amazing pigmentation.

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit Review swatches

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Have you tried the Matte Lip Kits? What are you opinions?


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  • That’s really expensive for a lipstick and a liner! I didn’t think the Kylie line was meant to be even more expensive than MAC?
    And whoa, just HOW did your parcel get sent to the Netherlands!? LOL. So sorry that happened to you! Geez!
    These don’t seem that special to me to warrant the price tag and the hassle. I think you could find something from NYX, even.

    • I have no idea. Customer Service didn’t offer any explanation on how it happened.
      And you definitely could find something from NYX. Even Kat Von D has some dupes (more pricey, but at least you can go to Sephora to buy it).

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