A little background

Ever since it came out, the Kylie Lip Kits have become super popular and a must for most beauty gurus all over the world. I'm pretty sure this doesn't need an introduction, but for the guys reading (and some ladies too, hehe), this is a brand by Kylie Jenner, member of the Kardashian clan. She sells her products by taking selfies of herself on IG and Snapchat, and - let's be honest here - regardless of whether she got her face and lips done, she's really pretty. A perfect slate to promote beauty products on.

The cost

There are heaps of shades to choose from (favorites are Love Bite, Vixen, and Leo), and this retails for just $29 USD. Converted to peso, roughly Php 1,455 (although after taxes & shipping, a little over Php 3,000). Now, considering the pigmentation and the texture of the pencil and the liquid matte lipstick, I think the price is good enough. Of course, there are other matte lipsticks available that are way more affordable (hello, Maybelline!), but considering the brand, the following Kylie has, and the Kardashian "prominence", this price point was to be expected.

How it looks on my skin tone (taken before lunch) - at Anvaya Cove, Subic

The quality

To be honest, I was expecting it to last longer than it did. Give how much it is, I thought it would stay on (as it claims) even after eating. Yes, I let it matte out for a few minutes before digging into my fish creole and drinking water, but it still gave me a horrid inner lip. I had to reapply a few more times to make sure it looked fine.

The pencil is another matter. I love how creamy the pencil is. The formula stayed longer than the lipstick did, and it's really pigmented. I went out once and used the pencil on my whole lip. It stayed on longer. Both really smell great too.

Is it worth it?

For me, yes. Sure, it didn't stay on for as long as I wanted it to, but I've got other lippies that do that job for me, and if I want it to stay longer, I would go for the more expensive brands. Sure, the price here in the Philippines is double the price abroad, but hey, it's a great addition to my makeup collection.

You also have to understand that when you buy Kylie cosmetics, you're paying for the name/brand, and we all know that it doesn't have to actually be a premium product for it to get a premium price tag. This happens a lot, as I'm sure you've noticed.

Final thoughts

I'm a sucker for amazing lip shades and textures. When I see something cool or unique, I want to try it out as soon as possible, though this one came a little too late after the hype, haha. The Kylie Lip Kit isn't the standard, per se, but it's good enough to be part of your daily makeup bag. Now that I've tried one, I want to start collecting shades that will fit my skin tone.

If you're looking to get yourself a lip kit (or two), head over to KylieCosmetics. Shipping isn't free, but if you want to make sure you get the legitimate product, don't buy from anywhere else unless you fully trust the reseller.

Thanks aunty Margie for getting me this lip kit! :) Really love putting it on. 'Til the next one?