We’ve been graced with so many new beauty launches over the past year, but for me, there’s one that has been more anticipated than any other—the UK arrival of Kylie Cosmetics. Since the brand’s cult lip kits sold out in a flash when it launched back in 2015, I’ve been keen to get my hands on some of the products, but expensive global shipping and potential customs charges were enough to put me off. Thankfully, though, the businesswoman, soon-to-be-mother of two and founder of Kylie by Kylie Jenner, Kylie Skin, Kylie Baby and Kylie Swim has finally graced us with shipping to the UK, and you can now find Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin at Harrods and Selfridges, and, as of next week, Boots.
A few months ago, Jenner relaunched Kylie Cosmetics after it disappeared for a few months, and with the relaunch, we saw upgraded formulas and packaging. All products are now vegan, and we were even treated to new products. It’s safe to say that all of the change from Kylie HQ over the past few months has reignited our love all over again.
With the promise of long-wearing lipsticks, non-sticky glosses and velvety-matte bronzers, you might be wondering whether the products are really worth the hype. Well, I’m pleased to give you my honest review of the ones that I’ve been using over the past few weeks.
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1. Kylie by Kylie Jenner Matte Lip Kit in Better Not Pout
I was most excited to try the lip kits, as that’s where my spark for the brand started. I chose my lip kit on a trip to Selfridges, and to say I was spoilt for choice with options would be a true understatement. As to be expected, the Kylie Cosmetics and Skin sections were completely swamped with other eager beauty lovers. Thankfully, I had the help of an amazing sales assistant who helped me pick out a shade. I told her that I wanted something for autumn, so very berry-toned. She swatched Better Not Pout on the back of my hand, and I was sold instantly. The brand says all of the liquid lipsticks are long-lasting with eight-hour wear, and that proved to be true. I found this shade to be really long-lasting, and it felt super lightweight on my lips. One thing I worried about prior to putting it on was whether it would dry out my lips, as it’s matte, but once it dried down I could barely feel it, and my lips continued to feel hydrated. The lip liner that’s also included creates a really creamy texture before application of the liquid lipstick.
2. Kylie by Kylie Jenner Pressed Blush Powder in Baddie on the Block
Blush has fast become one of my favourite beauty products to wear, so I was excited to put this one to the test. One word: obsessed. The colour is perfect, a truly universally flattering peachy-pink shade that adds a nice pop of colour to the cheeks. I really like how buildable and smooth it is. It’s one of the products that you could easily pop in your bag and top up with throughout the day to take you into the night.
3. Kylie by Kylie Jenner Matte Liquid Lipstick in Ginger
I was really excited when I came across the Ginger Liquid Lipstick in store, as Jenner has talked about this shade a lot on her Instagram. I wish I loved it more than I do, as in the bottle, it definitely looks like a dark gingery-brown shade, but after I applied it, it looked more like a nude than anything but one I felt didn’t work well with my skin tone. However, I did go over it with the lip liner from my Better Not Pout kit to add a bit more colour, which I found worked pretty well. But it definitely isn’t a shade I’ll be reaching for a lot. On the plus side, it was really lightweight on the lips, just not the shade for me.
4. Kylie by Kylie Jenner Kylighter Illuminating Powder in Ice Me Out
Since I’m currently having a bit of a moment with bronzer and blush, I haven’t really reached for a highlighter in weeks, which might come as a surprise if you know me, as I’m all about that glow. However, my love has come back with a bang, and it’s all thanks to this Kylighter. I could explain why, but I think the image of me wearing it does a better job at it. I feel like it looks like it could be edited, but it honestly isn’t. A little really goes a long way and unveils a pearlescent glow that doesn’t leave you covered in little shimmery specs. It feels lightweight on the skin and offers one of the best glows I’ve ever come across (and I’ve tried a lot).
5. Kylie by Kylie Jenner High Gloss Lip Gloss in Crystal
For anyone who loves a gloss all year round, this will fast become your go-to. It applies easily on the lips with no tacky or sticky feeling. I went for a clear shade, as I’ll often have a dramatic eye look that clashes with coloured lip products. I didn’t find the gloss to be that long-lasting, as I did have to reapply it a few times during the day, but I think it’s the perfect product for on the go when you fancy adding a quick shine to the lips.
6. Kylie by Kylie Jenner Kybrow Pencil in Ebony
This is a new addition to my Kylie Cosmetics stash and genius at making your brows look effortless, especially when on the go. I feel like since things started opening back up again, I’m always in a rush. For this reason, I like to use products that give me the same great results whether I’m in a hurry or not.
7. Kylie by Kylie Jenner Pressed Bronzing Powder in Tanned and Gorgeous
Finally, I managed to get my hands on the Pressed Bronzing Powder, which boasts a buildable formula that blends well with other products in your makeup routine. I was surprised at just how much I enjoyed this bronzer, as I’ve found bronzers not to be very inclusive in the past and a big no-no for anyone with darker skin tones. However, this one was a delight to try and left me with a nice sun-kissed look.
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