Posted in Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics on February 20, 2017 | 1 Comment »
I try not to be one of those people who fall into the hype surrounding certain products or brands. I don’t purchase items because everyone and their mother says it’s the newest IT product. I purchase items that appeal to me. Items that I know I’ll use and love. And that’s why I’ve stayed away from Kylie Cosmetics. I didn’t get why everyone was going so crazy over those lip kits. I really didn’t think the shades were anything special. Nothing stood out to me. Then Valentine’s Day rolled around. My eyes lit up the moment I saw the Kylie Cosmetics Valentine’s Day promo photos. That was when I caved and placed my very first order with Kylie Cosmetics. I know. Even my best friend was in shock. With a tinge of disappointment haha!
I’m so glad I did though! The checkout process wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. I did have to wait in line to checkout, but it was a fairly quick process. It took a whole week to ship which was a bit of a bummer. They did send a follow-up email letting me know they didn’t forget about me. I was really worried that I wouldn’t get my order in time for Valentine’s Day. I did end up getting it in time, but not early enough to post about it. You beauty bloggers know how it’s a process! Now let’s get to the good stuff!
The shadows are very soft and buttery. The matte shade is a little drier, but it wasn’t powdery or chalky. They’re very pigmented! They both applied and blended beautifully! I didn’t experience any creasing and my look was still going strong toward the end of the day.
Literally Gloss is a neutral mid-tone nude. It applied nice and evenly. It wasn’t sticky and it didn’t feel heavy. It was moisturizing and made for a really comfortable wear. It’s really only lasting if you don’t eat or drink. Sadly this didn’t hold up well with food and drink. But I’d have to say that it’s easily one of my favorite glosses. I don’t wear a lot of gloss these days, but I can definitely see myself reaching for this one regularly! It’s the perfect nude and it really is comfortable!
Dolce K Matte Liquid Lipstick is a deep beige nude. The first thing I noticed was the pleasant, subtle, fruity scent. It applied nice and evenly. The wand might not always pick up a lot of product (probably because it’s a mini) so you might have to dip more than once. It’s transfer-proof and lasted the whole day. Even with food and drink. I did find it to be a little drying toward the end of the day. I wouldn’t say this one was lightweight, but it still made for a comfortable wear.
Overall, I’m extremely happy with my purchase. I doubt I’ll get that many uses out of the mini lip products as they’re so small. But it was a great way for me to try out a few newer products from a new-to-me brand. I might just even purchase the full size of that gloss because I really do love it! The shadows really were impressive and I didn’t already have similar shades in my collection. I think for $22.00 this set was a great buy! I really hope Kylie Cosmetics does more mini sets like this in the future.
My only complaint would have to be their extremely slow processing time. I did receive my order a few days before Valentine’s Day, but it was cutting it really close. It would have been nice to post a few Valentine’s Day inspired looks BEFORE Valentine’s Day. Now it looks like I’ll have all of my Valentine’s Day goodies posted by the beginning of March!
A little side note: I decided to include larger selfies or photos of me wearing the talked about product. I was told that it would be nice to see close-ups. Back when I started this blog the idea of me posting even the smallest photo of myself made me cringe. But I’ve really gotten used to it over the years and actually enjoy photographing my looks now. What do you think of the new size? Is it still too small? Too large? Just right? I’d love your input!