Okay guys. Love them. Hate them. Hate to love. Love to hate. Whatever the case may be, the Kardashians know business.
They are major influencers in the fashion and beauty game.
And they are killing it.
That’s one of the reasons I got in to the show. I always love seeing how they did their hair and makeup and their clothes. And though I’m more of a Kim fan myself, my curiousness couldn’t help but wonder what the fuss was all about with Kylie Cosmetics.
And so I caved and placed an order – but of course only when there was a sale!
So my complete honest opinion?
I really like them!
They are #2 for my favourite matte liquid lipsticks brand at the moment – just after Lime Crime.
I really like the consistency. I really like the pigment. I like how it’s smooth and doesn’t cake. I like that it’s long lasting and the wear and tear is pretty good even after meals. And they even smell delicious! Plus, the packaging is super cute.
I was really excited to try the nude colours. So automatically I loved Angel and One Wish from the Birthday bundle, and Bunny from the Koko bundle. These are perfect for me for when I only rock black liner and no eyeshadow.
For colour, I fell in love with Doll from the Koko bundle. It’s a nice change from a red lip, as it’s more orange, but still gives that sense of Hollywood glam. And for days when I want my lips to pop, but don’t want to be too bold, Baby Girl is a nice substitute. It comes in both bundles, but I love the tiny size from the Birthday Collection. Fits right in my wallet when I’m out for a quick errand and don’t carry a big purse.
I really have nothing to complain about.
It’s not exactly a Kylie issue, but more of a customs, tax and duty issue.
I carefully made an order that was just over $60 US to receive the free international shipping. I even did some quick research before placing my order to see if people had to pay anything extra. And everyone said if your order is under $100 it will be fine.
Well they lied.
Because no it was not fine. And this is where companies like Lime Crime and Colourpop spoil me.
I expected not to pay any surprise, hidden or extra duty/delivery fees when my makeup came to my door. However, I ended paying an extra $10. Which may not sound like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things, I had to pay conversion because currency was US. So a $60 US order was now basically $100CA.
And it left me a little sour.
Because I’d think that for a name and company of Kylie’s stature, this would be something I wouldn’t have to worry about. Because if Lime Crime and other companies can do it, so can Kylie Cosmetics. And at least older sister Kim has the right idea with KKW* where the fees are calculated at checkout so there are no surprises.
*Note – This refers to KKW Fragrance. I recently checked for KKW Beauty and you are subject to additional fees upon delivery.
Would I order again?
I’d love to, because I actually genuinely like the product. And the pricing for the lip bundles, with or without sale, are very decent – even after the conversion to CAD.
Though, because now I know there are fees upon delivery, I’d rather stick with Lime Crime if I’m going to online shop for new liquid lipsticks.
However, knowing me, I might cave once some of my favourite Kylie colours are done. Oh the tough decisions cosmetics brings!
Anyways, check out more pics below!
*Disclaimer – these lip bundles were received in 2017 so the Birthday Collection is currently unavailable.
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