Kylie Cosmetics - Is it really that BAD?

by - Friday, December 29, 2017

Hi, dolls!

There has been a huge demand for me to review Kylie Cosmetics, so I finally gathered all my products from Kylie together and decided to review them. As for my first brand review, this one is the hardest because after owning these products so long and having many email situations with this company, I have so many mixed feelings about it. I'm going to keep it real and honest with you guys throughout this whole review, so keep reading if you're interested in finding out more. 

Many of the products in the pictures I either sold or gave away because I used to buy them like crazy and never use afterwards. I will mention which ones I had and gave away at the end of this review. All products mentioned below can be found and bought only on www.kyliecosmetics.com so be careful as there are many fakes going around!

Matte Liquid Lipsticks 


First product that Kylie came out with were her three matte liquid lipsticks. I got my very first Kylie Lip-kit in the shade 'Koko K' on the day of its launch in February 2016. As you can see from the swatches above, currently I own 5 of her matte liquid lipsticks in the shades Koko K, Candy K, Exposed, Dolce K and Mary Jo K. Each lip kit comes with a liquid lipstick and a lip liner and costs $29 which is around £22. Although the price doesn't seem to crazy for Kylie, if you're from UK like myself, you will be faced with paying customs for anything over £15. However, there is an option to purchase her liquid lipsticks now as singles which cost around £13 ($17) and this way you will avoid having to pay any customs.

I didn't find these liquid lipsticks to work for me and to be honest, I do regret spending this much on lipsticks that I never reach for. I hate how drying it feels on my lips and I just find myself preferring creamier formulas rather than mattes. Also, some of the shades look way darker on my skin than what I expected from the photos from Kylie's website, and it almost makes me wonder why the pictures of the shades aren't shown on different skin tones. Dolce K looked like the perfect nude on Kylie, whereas on me it looks like the darkest brown colour ever.

One thing I liked and enjoyed about these lipsticks is that they stay on for a long time and it's very hard to get them off your lips, meaning it will stay in place for longer and you won't have to worry about reapplying it every hour or so. Below, I inserted a picture of my hand after I tried to remove the lipstick swatches with a makeup remover, some of the product still stayed on my hand and its actually very hard to remove, which some might enjoy and some might not.


Glosses 


After the matte lipsticks, Kylie came out with a music video campaign for her newest launch of her new formula - glosses. I find glosses a better fit for myself than mattes, so I went ahead and bought 7 of them. The one missing from the picture is LIKE gloss, because I found it to be too dark for my skin, so I sold it. Keep in mind you can't return any products bought from Kylie, so your only chance to get your money back is to sell the ones you don't like.

All glosses cost 15 dollars which is around £12, meaning if ordered on its own, you can avoid paying customs in the UK. Although all glosses are sticky and very easy to come off - I prefer this formula much more than the mattes. 

Velvets


Kylie's newest formula - Velvet - is very similar to a regular satin liquid lipsticks. I decided to buy only one to try it out, as I didn't buy too many and then not reach out for it like in the case with my mattes. I bought the shade Charm, which is a very pretty pink tone. I still found this formula to feel a bit patchy on my lips, and I prefer to wear it with a gloss on top, to make my lips feel a bit more comfortable. 

Velvet lip kits cost $27 which is around £21, but you could always get a single velvet which costs $16 (£12). The only problem is that the colours of velvets in the lip kits differ from the ones you can purchase as a single, which is annoying because if you want a certain shade it might only be available as a lip kit and not a single. 


Kylie Cosmetics x KKW Beauty
Creme Liquid Lipsticks


After trying all of Kylie Cosmetics' formulas, and so far only finding glosses to suit me, I was so excited when I heard a new, creme formula was being made. This collab with Kim was everything and I knew I had to get it. Kim has said in multiple interviews that all these colours are nude based because that's the shades she uses everyday, so I was excited because I needed more nudes in my collection. However, when they arrived, I was not as happy as I thought I would be. The formula differs from glosses, but to get a full coverage on your lips it really takes a while and a lot of the product has to be put on, layer after layer, which isn't so fun to do. Also, although the colours are 'nudes' when the flash is on, you can see that on the non-flash pictures they look brighter than you would expect your typical nudes to be. Again, that's because my skin is pale, and Kim's/Kylie's isn't, but if this product is being advertised as 'nudes', it should be look nude for every skin tone - at least in my opinion.

This collab costs $45 which is £34. If you ask me, I would not recommend it. I don't think this is a bad product, again it just depends on your formula preferences. If you like something creamy, then this is the product for you. The thing that has put me off the most is the fact you need about 3-4 layers of this for the colour to show, and I just don't have time to do that. For this reason, I just never reach for it anymore as I want to use a product that will show its pigment with one, max two applications not 3-4. However, I have to admit that the packaging of this set is beautiful! You can now only purchase this set from KKW beauty (it is no longer on Kylie Cosmetics).

Kyliner


In my previous blog post, I mentioned how crazy I used to be eyeliners and used them on a daily basis, so naturally when I heard Kylie is realising her eyeliners, I wanted to get them and try it out. I so regret doing that. The eyeliner set comes with one pencil liner, one eyeliner brush and gel eyeliner. Firstly, it was on sale for $36 (£27), then it went down to $26 (£20) to now being completely gone from her website (for good reasons!)

I was never a fan of gel liners but this was the worst one that I have ever tried. The brush also, made it impossible to create a nice line with it, in my opinion it was way too thic and the hairs of the brush made it impossible to draw a good eye line. Due to the fact that Kylie doesn't do any refund, I simply got rid of the gel liner, I still kept the pencil liner and the brush but to be honest I never use it. The fact that it's now gone from the website after decreasing its price speaks for itself. 

Kyshadows


Kylie's eyeshadow (Kyshadow) palettes are my favourite products from her. Although their high prices, as the palettes range from $42 to $52, I have been enjoying the shadows formula. One of the many first complaints was that the first Bronze and Burgundy palettes came without a mirror, and for their price you would expect at least a mirror to be included. This however, was later fixed and now all the palettes include a mirror. This only suck for the people who got the palettes earlier on and got it without the mirror, I find it a bit unfair. 


The Kyshadow palettes I own are the Holiday Edition 2016 & the Smooch mini collection. To be honest, I am not a very big fan of the colours in the Holiday palette, so I do not use it as often. I only have it because I received it as a Christmas present. I purchased the Valentines 'Smooch' mini collection 2 months after receiving the Holiday palette, which included 2 eyeshadows, one mini matte and one mini gloss. Although the palette comes with only two shadows, I am obsessed with them. Their formula is even better than the shadows in the Holiday palette and I wish she came out with more as single shadows. The palette I want to try out next from Kylie is the Burgundy palette, and once I buy it I will definitely review it too.
  

All orders directly from KylieCosmetics.com include a little sweet 'thank you' card from Kylie herself. I really like those cards and as you can see I keep them in my collection. 

Items I decided to get either sell or giveaway

As already mentioning, I had more Kylie products in my collection but either decided to sell it or give it away to friends or family. I will briefly explain why each product was given/sold. 

Gloss in the shade 'Like' - I sold it after finding the shade to be too dark for me.

Holiday 2016 Creme Eyeshadows in 'Yellow Gold' & 'Golden Plum' - I sold it simply because I didn't like its formula.

Mini Matte in the shade 'Gorg' - I simply don't enjoy the matte formula from Kylie, so I gave it away to a family member who likes the formula and would use it much more often than me.

Mini Gloss 'Poppin' - Although I love Kylie's glosses, I also gifted this to a family member, so they can try out Kylie's formulas.

Kiss Me Valentines Collection - I bought it for my cousin's birthday

Matte 'Kourt K' =  This shade was too dark for my pale skin. I also found it too patchy on the lips and the formula was not as consistent as in other shades. With this lipstick, I just threw it away.

Final Thoughts
I did enjoy trying out Kylie's products however I definitely think they are over priced. Also, the matte formula didn't work for me, I don't like how drying it makes my lips feel and I definitely regret spending this much money on her lip kits, simply because I never reach for them. I think out of all of Kylie's products, I loved the eyeshadows the most as well as the glosses. I can't wait to see what product Kylie launches in the future and I really hope they will be available in Europe because I am sick of paying customs after already paying so much for her products.

I hope you guys have enjoyed my first brand review! Make sure to tell me in the comments below if you have tried Kylie Cosmetics, and if so, what are your thoughts about it? Stay tuned for more coming soon! xo

Love, Olivia xo

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44 comments

  1. This is an amazing review. I’ve wanted to try her product but couldn’t decide. Thank you for taking the time to review. ��

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    1. Most welcome! Hope it helps to chose her products x

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  2. Love the honest review. I personally didn’t like the matte lip kit I got from a GA. I could never afford to spend that much on an item myself. It made my lips so dry it literally felt like it was sucking the hydration away, felt like the damn Sahara Desert! The formula was absolutely disappointing with how patchy it was and it wasn’t even a smooth application either! I’m so glad to see I didn’t just get a crap batch or something!

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    1. Yeah, that seems to be the thing with matte lipsticks. I just can't handle it and I'm glad I'm not the only one. All the best xx

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  3. omg the review is awesome . thank you for doing this !

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  4. This is such a good, professional, honest review! I look forward to reading more. I'd honestly love to see your review of Too Faced!

    @stilldead17

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    1. Hey thank you! I will most likely review Too Faced because it's my fave and I have so many stuff from them xx

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  5. Completely agree with what you said about mattes. I’ve never found a Matte that I actually like. I find them all to be too drying and patchy. And I really love the honest review. Keep it up

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    1. Thank u!!! You could try putting something like a moisturiser on top but it doesnt work for me xx

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  6. I love this review!!!!! So honest and professional:)) in the future, maybe you could do a review of Tarte???? Looking forward to more of your blog posts !!!!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! And I will try to review every brand you guys want x

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  7. I have not had the chance to buy any Kylie or any other high end products but I loved your review 😍 one day I might be able to try them out. I would love for you to review tarte and others as well

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    1. Stay tuned for more then because it's coming! xx

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  8. very profesional well done! do u try colourpop? it is similar to Kylie or not?

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    1. I tried one and I think it's good as a cheap dupe of Kylie Cosmetics

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  9. I love how you went into detail about why you liked or didn’t like the product. I also liked how you showed the picture examples and wrote a description about each product. I’m definitely going to look into getting Koko K since i’m really pale too lol. Thanks so much for the review and letting me know with products to steer away from!!

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  10. I love this amazing and honest review. I personally have never tried any Kylie products. But this kind of makes me want to try out a few things when I’m not so poor! Thanks!!!

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  11. Please do more reviews! I love how in depth you go, so it would be nice to see your opinion on many other things as well!!! πŸ’œ

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    1. Aww, you're so kind! Too Faced is next so stay tuned xx

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  12. Loved his review and also Kylie’s matte lipsticks didn’t work on me as well idk why tbh but it goes all dry and crusty ? Xx

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    1. Yeah, that seems to be the problem for a lot of people :/

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  13. Amazing review I’m loving your blog !!!

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  14. In my opinion,
    I think that Kylie cosmetics isn’t as good as Fenty beauty because I can never find anything that suits me not just foundation (because I’m a dark tone) but liquid lipsticks as well nothings suitable for me☹️And plus the liquid lipsticks takes ages to take off. However on the other hand, Fenty beauty is amazing because it offers foundation for ALL skin tones including mines and it’s the exact perfect colour I need and all her makeup brings out loads of colour in me and actually makes my face pop not as much as Kylies doesπŸ’‹

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    1. I agree, Fenty Beauty focuses on more variety of skin colour than other companies but because of Fenty, this has been largely noticed by companies like Kylie's so as we saw her coming up with concelears and her many shades, let's hope she releases some good foundations soon too.

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  15. Why am I only seeing this now??? Amazing review not so many are this honest! I love you tubers but these blog reviews are a must and I'm so happy you're doing this - can't wait for more girl

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  16. I just reread this review & I gotta say this is the best review of Kylie products I have ever seen. Ur so honest & don't kiss her ass. Plus the detail I go into is amazing. I was planning on buying a few items but after this review I think I'll try Fenty instead. Please do a review of Fenty!!!

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    1. I am planning to do a Fenty review but probably at the end of this month so please stay tuned! Thank you for ur kind words, means a lot!

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  17. hands down the best review I have seen so far on any beauty blog. :O
    had you ever considered doing youtube vlogs and putting your thoughts into videos? woould be so cool. cannot wait for next review. <:

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    1. Not any time soon, I want to focus on this blog first and then who knows what will happen in the future. Glad you like my blog! x

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  18. Your swatches are so helpful! I have never had any Kylie products and would love to some out!

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  19. I really like how honest you were about her liquid pisticks because I have Kourt K (I'm a Stan for KOURT!:P) and I hate it. does your go white after having it for longer than 6 month? & are u gonna condsire getting more of her stuff?

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    1. I had Kourt K too and decided to sell it because it was just too dark for me. I realised my lip kits get really weird after not touching them for a while, but not white I don't think. I'm not going to buy her stuff, at least for now, because as I mentioned I don't want to be paying customs :/ I've already spent around £100 with all my orders from her just to get it delivered as customs which is sooo annoying for me to do because I could spend that money on something much better (considering that I don't use her stuff that much)

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  20. I'm so glad for coming across your blog, it's so helpful and well made! All the pic and swatches are great, everything is well written, I don't usually read blogs but yours is truly worth it

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  21. I'm so glad for coming across your blog, it's so helpful and well made! All the pic and swatches are great, everything is well written, I don't usually read blogs but yours is truly worth it

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  22. I loved your honest review! I'm totally with you I was very disappointed in her mattes. They looked so different online compared to in person. I seriously got soo excited when she released the metal lipsticks they looked so cool online. I bought one it's the reign and I'm so disappointed it smells like chemicals and looks so horrible on. Love your review !

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  23. Oh wow, I didn't realize you are in the UK. I can just imagine how expensive it is to order Kylie's products when they are already pricey...UGH! I am so excited to get to know you, I have been meeting ppl all over the country online and it is so awesome. I wonder why they don't have US make up where you are. MUA'S should do a discount for their fans out of country as it's not like they can't afford to. I REALLY HATE spending more then 30 bucks on an eyeshadow palette as I don't feel make up should be more then that. I saved up and bought the lifes a drag palette by Manny MUA and I really feel it was a waste of money, there isn't anything special about the palette that's better then a colourpop palette that's half the price. Elf and Maybelline has great products also. You just have to look around and see where you can get the best deal for your money. Tati Westbrook (@glamlifeguru) does amazing reviews on products and keeps it 100% real/honest. I love this vlog also as I love reading and blogs in general. Thanks for helping people save money with your reviews.

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  24. I am not a great computer savvy person so is there anything I can do so my name comes up like everyone elses when I type a comment. I am following you already.

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