I rarely ever buy a product right when it’s released. Something about it has to catch my attention immediately in order to compel me enough to purchase. The last time I bought something on release day was the debut of the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. I personally don’t like having to fight to buy something, so I’d rather just wait and see if it’s worth getting. There are times, however, where I see something I really want, and dammit, I’m going to get it.
Obviously this KKW x Kylie Cosmetics collection caught my eye, and so I ordered it on the second launch date. I have never tried any of Kylie’s other products (I’m not huge into long-wearing, matte lipsticks), so when I saw this was a ‘créme’ formula in all of my favorite lip colors, I decided to give it a shot.
I’ll start off by saying it took forever for them to arrive at my doorstep! I’m an impatient person, so this was a little frustrating. However, I figured there would be some type of delay because I know they had gotten a ton of orders between the two launches. It took 9 business days before the package even shipped, but once it finally did I received it two days later.
The packaging for this collection is absolutely stunning. I love the frosted glass look of the tubes and the light pink color scheme. The box they come in is a lot sturdier than I thought – it almost has a soft, suede feel to it. I like that I have something to store them in so I can keep them all together rather than some bulky cardboard I would normally just throw in the recycling bin.
Some people don’t prefer the formula of these lipsticks, but I personally love it! It’s silky and creamy with a hint of shine. The overall feel of them is very comfortable; I would definitely consider these a great pick for ‘everyday’ wear. They are definitely transfer-prone and rub off very easily, but it isn’t much to take it with you and reapply when needed. The initial application is pretty sheer, so I’d recommend applying two coats for full color payoff.
I am in love with all four shades in this collection. In fact, I would never have purchased it if I didn’t like all of the colors. While they all look pretty similar in shade as they sit in their box, once applied you can really start to see the difference. As you go from left to right (Kimberly, Kim, Kiki, Kimmie), the shades get noticeably darker and pinker: Kimberly is the most nude while Kimmie is the most pink. It’s really hard for me to pick a favorite color, but if I had to, I’d probably say Kimmie.
Overall, I’m really pleased with the collection. $45 ($11.25 per lipstick) isn’t too bad of a price to pay, but it would be cool if at some point they were sold individually.
Have you tried the KKW x Kylie Cosmetics collection? If so, what are your thoughts? Any other Kylie products you’ve been loving? Let me know in the comments!