The KKW x KYLIE collab was my first order placed with Kylie Cosmetics.
When I first saw the promotional photos for the liquid lipsticks I completely fell in love with them. I love neutral lips and I was instantly smitten by these shades so I , and most of the neutral loving ladies around the world, waited in anticipation for the April 25 release and tried our luck! I was ecstatic that on my first attempt I actually made it through the queue and got my hands on these beauties.
After 2.5 weeks of waiting, the package finally arrived and I tore it open as quickly as I possibly could. My first impression was that the packaging was just gorgeous. The blush / pastel pink collection box felt a bit velvety and sturdy which actually surprised me. The KKW logo was simple but made a statement on the package. A note of thanks accompanies every package from Mrs. West herself and hints at another event or launch coming soon!
The collection contains 4 neutral ( partially pinky) crème liquid lipsticks all named after Kim’s nicknames. Cute!
KIMBERLY, KIM, KIKI, KIMMIE
Here’s the breakdown of each shade (left to right):
photo credit @kyliecosmetics
KIMBERLY : True nude and the most nude in the collection.
KIM: This is a peachy nude.
KIKI: This is a pinky nude.
KIMMIE: This is a rosy nude.
I first applied Kimberly as I gravitated towards this shade first, being the most nude out of the collection I knew I would get some good wear out of it. Off the bat it applied very streaky and I had to dip two to three times to get the desired effect I wanted on my lips. The shade itself is gorgeous but after 2 swipes each, bottom and lower lip, I felt the product was moving around too much, probably because I had too much product on my lips. I detest this slippery feeling and that’s probably why I stick to matte lipstick, but without doubling the layer it looked like gloss and not lipstick.
Next up was Kim. I have olive skin tone and can wear peachy colours well. All the beauty magazines tell me peach is great for olive skin but unfortunately the KIM peachy nude was a no go! It was a ‘blah’ peach. Again, I had to double dip to get a good amount of coverage and colour on my lips. Still after 2 coats it looked like gloss with no real colour saturation, even for a nude lipstick there has be some hint of colour.
On I went to try on KIKI.
I didn’t even try to double coat this shade. This colour did not suit me at all. Fair enough, not all shades will look good against my skin tone. I get it.
KIMMIE was next and I decided to switch things up a bit. I grabbed MAC Boldly Bare liner and filled in my lips before applying KIMMIE. I think a base is good when you’re applying sheer or liquid lipsticks. KIMMIE looked OK on me, definitely better than KIKI did. Again , I still had to double dip to get enough product on my lips and it still applied streaky and didn’t last long on my lips even with a base.
Worth the Hype ?
Overall I would say I am not a fan of this new crème formula and I prefer a matte, semi-matte or Satin formula. These lipsticks are more of a gloss with a hint of colour rather than a lipstick. The product moves around too much and applies so streaky. This formula is non hydrating, even though I watched some very well known youtubers swear it was soo hydrating…*insert eye roll*. It isn’t a long lasting formula but with a base such as a lipliner you can get 1-2 hours wear. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind reapplying lipstick as long as it feels good on my lips but unfortunately because I had to double the product on the top and lower lip these did not feel good on and is quite wasteful.The shades, excluding, Kimberly, have a pink and peachy undertone rather than the brown undertone that I like to see in a nude shade. If you are a pink, rose or peachy nude lover than these may be good for you if you don’t mind the lackluster formula.
What did I like about the KKW x KYLIE collab?
The packaging is classic and pretty! The lipsticks aren’t sticky at all and felt lightweight and also do not have a scent to them. They have a nice texture as long as you don’t overload your lips with product as the product will become slippery on your lips and move around .
I’m actually super disappointed in my purchase you guys! I was looking forward to having the most amazing experience with these lipsticks but sadly that’s not going to happen. I will use them as I paid a lot of money for them since the exchange rate to CDN funds was so bad at the time. In case you haven’t figured it out , I will not be repurchasing this collection again, but that’s not to say I won’t order any other KYLIE Cosmetics products. We will have to see what this savvy entrepreneur comes up with next !
Here are a few budget friendly satin lipsticks that I’m definitely thinking of ordering next:
Have you tried the KKW x KYLIE collection? If so leave me a comment below! I love hearing from you guys 🙂
Disclaimer: I bought this product with my own money. I was not paid for my review and the opinions expressed are my own.