Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Glosses | Review, Drama and Swatches



I don't think there's need to even introduce this new makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics, since for the past few months it's been plastered all over social media. We all want a piece but we just can't seem to get our hands on it. I've been one of those hard-core makeup obsessed people who has been there for almost every launch, and whilst I'm still building my complete collection of Lip Kits (I miss 3), I thought it would be nice to review the lip glosses instead. 

As you may have noticed from recent fashion shows and magazines spreads, the matte lip is taking a bit of a break and glosses and natural makeup in general is coming back. I'll be honest, my gloss collection is pretty weak, as I find them annoying to re-apply every other hour and most of the product ends up in my hair somehow. I did really want to try this collection though as the shades appealed to me and I kind of got sucked in the whole hype. 


I was one of the un-lucky people who bought the first batch which contained the terrible wands. After I saw many people complain about their delivery (which at that point I didn't receive), I was quite anxious to see if mine was going to result in the same catastrophic result - a gloss which I paid way too much for and that I couldn't really use. After the whole drama with Jeffree Star speaking out about quality control, Kylie apparently re-sent new glosses to all the people who ordered from the bad batch. 

Well, my 'bad' package never arrived however I did receive the three glosses a month later with two good wands and an old one from the bad bunch which I guess was a random number that somehow remained around and ended up in my box, again. Fabulous. 
To cut things short, customer service never got back to me which I find a little disappointing considering this a multi-million machine that failed again with quality control and which is not willing to reply to customers and fix the issue. 

The Review  

Packaging: People are quite 50/50 with it but I actually quite enjoy the packaging outside. The postman thought it looked like blood coming out the box as the whole thing, including the delivery box they came in had this 'liquid spill' effect. I am not a fan of the inside though as it seems to be missing that little stopper that all glosses/liquid lipsticks should have which gets rid of excess product. I find the wands to pick up way too much product so it's easy to over-apply it and look like a clown. 

Product: The colours are great, I like all of them though the lightest one, SO CUTE, is a little too light for me to use on its own. I tend to apply it on top of a lipstick and usually only at the centre of my lips. The gloss is thick so your natural colour gets pretty much completely covered and like I said before, you need to be careful and avoid applying too much. In some sense that's good since it means you need a tiny amount and it goes a long way. The good thing about these glosses is that they're not sticky but they also don't go all over your face. It's worth noting that they have a heavy smell of vanilla which I personally love but some may find too sickly. 

Final Thoughts: Are these the best glosses EVER? No. But I do like them. 
I think that I mainly find it hard to give them a 10/10 due to the poor customer service and the bad wand. I bought the lip kits before and I never had a bad experience so I'm a little gutted as a fan and a makeup lover. I can only hope it's an episode and that they will improve their customer service since I'd like to get a few more things from this brand.  

Swatches: SO CUTE / LITERALLY / LIKE 




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26 comments

  1. So exciting! <3

    I want to see glosses on ur lips too! That would be perfect <3

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    1. haha might insert more swatches soon then :)

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  2. The colour looks lovely, but personally the price really blows. I'm much more into the mattes as I'm not a gloss gal, but those neutral shades are baaaaaae

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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    1. I love the shades :) I started enjoying glosses a little more but I still prefer lipsticks haha

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  3. They look like really good products and such lovely shades, it's a shame you got an old one and I've heard terrible things about their customer service. Hope you can maybe get it sorted eventually xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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    1. Doubt it but it would be nice if I did as overall they're actually not too bad x

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  4. I am drawn to the packaging and really like the lighter colour. Not too sure about the brush (if that is what it is called) as looks like bad quality. Enjoyed reading the review.

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    1. The new brushes are not bad actually but I think I would have preferred the doe foot applicator instead x

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  5. The packaging is so cute and fun, but I've been hearing so many mixed reviews and there is SUCH a long wait on these. I'm still pretty on the fence. Loved this down to earth review (:

    www.cutieandherbeauty.com

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    1. Thanks for reading :) maybe go for the liquid lipsticks instead ;) x

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  6. I love the Kylie Cosmetics packaging!
    I really like the shade 'Like' (no pun intended haha!)
    Tenz
    www.shesabouthatlife.com
    xxx

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    1. The packaging is pretty cool indeed haha x

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  7. The lack of stopper on the top to get rid of excess product would seriously bother me. The delivery and customs charges etc are too hit and miss for me to consider buying them, but if they were actually sold in stores in the UK I would definitely consider it

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it's a tiny thing but it does make a difference xx

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  8. I am not a fan of lip glosses and also the applicator does not look great! Still, the colors are so beautiful!

    www.thelisasworld.com

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    1. The shades are definitely the perfect nudes! x

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  9. I love the packaging and they look like pretty shades but I never wear lipgloss and to be honest, I wouldn't buy these just based on the dreadful customer service - it's disgusting that they're getting away with ripping people off like this, just on the basis that it's a Kardashian/Jenner. Mistakes happen but like you say, when you're a multi-million dollar company there's really no excuse.

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. haha yeah the customer service is what's starting to keep people away from the company which should be a sign something needs to change x

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  10. Not a fan of lipglosses because they requires more maintainance than lipstick, but since this one is not sticky and also pigmented, i might just give it a try :)
    thanks for the review :)

    VALENCIALALA.blogspot.com

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  11. I have to admit this is something I have not bothered to hunt down to try, Im not even a fan of the family, but admit they do look stunning x

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  12. I really like the look of "Literally" but I don't know if I'd go though all the trouble just to get one shade haha. With customs and everything it seems like a bit of a hassle. I do really like the shades in her liquid lipstick line as well but again I'm not sure if I want to take the risk and order some.

    It's great to hear you didn't experience that much drama with these but still, getting one bad wand and the customer service not replying to you is kind of crappy.

    www.saarasofia.com

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  13. Oh no the wand :( Shades are so beautiful, but shame that the Customer Service didn't follow through.

    The Jewel Beauty | A friendly beauty & lifestyle blog ツ

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  14. Love the colours, shame about the wand/stopper!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  15. The packaging is so pretty! Too bad about the drama and the bad wand :( I'm not sire if you would spend money on these x

    Laura
    Öku Möku

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  16. LOL @ the postmans reaction.

    These look very pigmented, when the lip kits first launched I tried to get those and when I kept getting booted off I thought screw it & haven't bothered since. xo

    LaaLaa | DOLCE VANITY

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