Why is it that as soon as a Kardashian plants their name on makeup it instantly sells out? For this reason I was unable to get my hands on Kim’s lipstick collab with her sister Kylie Jenner for quite some time. My personal feelings towards the Kardashians are neutral; I don’t love them but I don’t hate them. They’ve never done anything wrong to me so I’m definitely not one to go around trashing them. I do own a fair few items from Kylie Cosmetics and I truly liked them so I was eager to get my hands on Kim’s products. One morning a few weeks ago I woke up at the crack of dawn to order both the lipsticks and contour kit from KKW Beauty (stay tuned for my upcoming contour kit review!) So, just how did these liquid lipsticks stack up?
First off, the packaging is on fire! 10/10! Touchdown! (Early 2000’s Australian Idol reference for anyone who remembers). I love beige/nude tones so that was definitely part of the reason why I wanted to purchase this set. The packing compliments the lip colours really well and it is just so satisfying to look at the lipsticks all lined up in the box. The frosted bottle is a nice touch too.
The fabulous packaging is where the positives about this set stop for me unfortunately. Product wise… I think the actual formula was a giant flop. I don’t think I’ve disliked a lip product as much as I do these. The consistency is really weird – it isn’t a liquid matte and it isn’t a gloss. I know they are called ‘creme velvets’ and aren’t supposed to be either, however I definitely expected a much creamier formula as opposed to this one. Due to the product’s odd consistency, the lipsticks don’t last at all on the lips. They literally starts to disintegrate within 10 minutes of application! The formula is super streaky and I found it so hard to work with; I tried applying lip liner all over my lips first so the product had something to ‘grip’ to but that didn’t have much of an impact. I have no clue what’s up with the pigment either because after the sheen of the lipsticks wears down, my lips were literally stained hot pink… um can someone please explain?
Kim. Girl. I don’t know what the heck you were thinking releasing these products. They accentuate any line lines on the lips, apply shockingly, and don’t last. I truly struggled to find the good in these products aside from the packaging, but since they were exxy I am going to have to figure out a way to get use out of them.
Seriously, these suck and you can buy much better products out there. Unless you’re a diehard Kimmy K fan then I suggest you save your pennies for a rainy day.