Friday, 1 July 2016

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in Exposed

When Kylie Jenner first released her lip kits I was so desperate to get my hands on one and I rushed online to get one as soon as I knew they were in stock. This happened about three or four times until I gave up because they were selling out in minutes. And you know what they say: 'If at first you don't succeed, give up'. But a few months into the launch of Kylie Cosmetics, I managed to get one three hours after they were back in stock and I got the shade Exposed, which is supposedly Kylie's favourite shade.

At first glance I thought it might be a bit too dark of a nude for me to pull off. The shades seem to be ones that suit her own complexion best as well as darker skin tones. As of yet there aren't many lighter shades. I believe that Exposed and Koko are the two lightest matte liquid lipsticks. When I swatched it on my hand I thought it was way too dark and peachy for my pale skin. However! I actually think it works nicely as a browny almost bronzey darker nude, along the same lines as MAC Velvet Teddy so I am pretty pleased with this shade.

I love the fact that it comes with a matching lip liner because I'm all about that lip liner lifestyle because my lips are kind of small so I like to make them a little bigger. The lipstick takes a few minutes to set so at the beginning I thought it was a bit too tacky and shiny to be classified as matte but it does dry down. I have only tried the Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks so I can't compare it to the Kat Von D, Stila or Tarte ones but I would say this is pretty comfortable to wear but you do need to put on lip balm a while before applying. 

The real selling point with this are the shades and longevity. Although the shades aren't great for paler people, they still look good and look incredible on people with tan and dark skin. When I have worn this lip liner and lipstick, it lasts on me the whole day - no touch ups whatsoever. And I tested it on a day where I was out all day, eating and drinking wine (tbf the wine is most days...)

Also excuse my moody mug but this was the day after the UK referendum results :| 

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