When Kylie Jenner first launched her line of liquid lipsticks and matching lipliners last year, the entire product line sold out immediately. Dozens soon resurfaced on resellers like eBay and Amazon for several times their original price.
The popularity of Jenner’s cosmetics debut didn’t come as a surprise. Aside from her popularity, the Lip Kit shades—18 as of last count—are trendy, wearable and long-lasting. Those who have managed to snag stocks of these Lip Kits say that they aren’t as thick and dry as most liquid lipsticks are.
However, they’re at $29 per kit plus tax; beauty bloggers were quick to point out that the formula of said Lip Kits resembles that of the brand ColourPop, which sells at a fraction of the price. Further investigation proved that both brands are owned by the same company, Seed Beauty.
I’ve tried the Lip Kits from a friend’s collection, and while I can say the product is pretty good for a liquid lipstick, there are other brands that rival or are even of better quality than said Lip Kits, and sometimes, at a fraction of the price.
Moral of the story? Don’t just buy a product because of the name.
Kylie Koko K
Named after her big sister Khloe, Koko is a light pink nude color that’s similar to MAC’s Faux Lipstick, Stila’s All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci and ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lips in Midi.
Kylie’s True Brown K
A true brown lipstick reminiscent of the ’90s trend, Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in Birkin Brown and MAC Chestnut Lip Pencil and Antique Velvet Lipstick are great alternatives.
A rose pink like MAC’s Soar Lip Pencil, Nyx’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm, and ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lips in Clueless.
Slightly darker than Candy K, Dolce K is a light brown pink similar to Nyx Liquid Suede Lipstick in Sandstorm and Ofra Mocha Liquid Lipstick.
Named after her big sister Kourtney, Kourt K is a deep plum shade similar to MAC’s Retro Matte Lipcolor in Oh, Lady.
Stila and MAC are available at Rustan’s Department Stores, Ofra is available at Landmark Department Stores, Nyx is at SM Deparment Stores, ColourPop is available at www.calytxa.com; Charlotte Tilbury is available at www.mupstore.com.
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