Kylie Lip Kits: Koko K, Candy K, Posie K

It seems like everyone and their mother lately has been jumping on the Kylie Cosmetics bandwagon, myself included. I put off attempting to order anything for the longest time, having no interest in them, but as soon as I heard people saying they were actually worth all the hype they were getting, I suddenly needed them all. I attempted to order them during one of her restocks, but the website crashed - by the time it came back, the shades I had in my cart were sold out (it really is like the Hunger Games on that website at restock time). It only made me more desperate to get my hands on some. Luckily during a restock a few weeks ago, I was able to order Koko K, Posie K, and Candy K.

Koko K (left) is a really pretty nude pink. Named for Khloe Kardashian, it's just the kind of nude she is often seen sporting. This is quite a bit paler than I was expecting, and I think it really washes me out. I'm going to keep playing with it and try pairing it with darker lip liners to make it stand out against my terribly pale skin a little more.

Candy K (center) is my favorite of the three I got - a brown nude with a hint of pink. It's definitely a typical "Kylie" shade. On me, of course, it appears a lot more brown than pink, but I like it that way. For me, this is the perfect everyday lip.

Posie K (right) is a more vibrant mauve pink. It's definitely the kind of shade I like when I'm looking for a little more color. It's just a more enhanced version of my own lip color. It's actually almost the same exact color as the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Marvelous Mauve (check out my Instagram photo where I compared the two with some other similar shades), so I'd try that one if you don't want the stress of trying to get a lip kit.

Top to Bottom: Koko K, Candy K, Posie K

Top to Bottom: Koko K, Candy K, Posie K

I actually really love the formula of these. A lot of people are saying they're just repackaged Colourpop products, but having used the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips, I can say these definitely perform differently. The lip liners included in each kit are unbelievably creamy and easy to apply - despite being creamy, you can still get a really crisp line, and the finish is still matte. The liquid lipsticks themselves are quite liquid-y (I accidentally turned one on its side while I was applying it and some spilled out onto my floor), but they don't drip down the lips or anything. They dry down quickly and don't dry out the lips as horribly as some other brands' liquid lipsticks do. These are also some of the longest lasting liquid lipsticks I've tried - they're up there with the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (which I dubbed "The Bulletproof Ones" in my Liquid Lipstick Roundup). I don't have to spend the whole day after wearing one of these babying my lips, which is necessary for some that I've tried. I definitely recommend applying a lip balm (I love Glossier's Balm Dotcom) and also filling in your entire lip with the liner before going in with the lipstick - not only will it help the longevity, but also keep the lips from drying out. They have a bit of a strong sweet vanilla-ish smell, but it disappears completely once it dries. I've seen a lot of people complaining about the price, but I think $29 for a liner and liquid lipstick is reasonable - it's less than you'd pay for a MAC Lip Liner and most liquid lipsticks on the market now.

I've been hearing some horror stories about people receiving empty boxes, packages being delivered to the wrong address, etc, but I didn't have a problem at all - my Lip Kits arrived exactly a week after ordering. But as always, be sure to use your own discretion on these things. I could have just gotten lucky. I'm super happy to have gotten my hands on these, and I'm also happy that since none of the other shades really appeal to me, I don't have to go through the stress of trying to order them again.

Have you tried the Kylie Lip Kits?