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I have heard for so long how amaaazing Kylie Cosmetics is. She is everywhere. Her cosmetics are everywhere. I saw an Instagram post about her “June Favorites” bundle (back in June. . .) and I decided to give it a shot. It was a great deal, and I really wanted to try some stuff out for myself to see if it lived up to the hype. Sorry for the late post – I wanted to really try this stuff before giving my opinion on it.
This particular bundle is no longer available, but I will be linking to individual products as we go. You can check out her July Favorites here. As far as I know, she releases a new “favorites” bundle every month. This set was priced at $99, and I used a $10 coupon that I received for signing up for her newsletter, bringing the price down to $89.00.
The first thing I want to talk about is obviously the first thing I gravitated towards. The highlight.
This is the Ultra Glow Kylighter Loose Powder Highlighter in Santorini ($14.00). This is a “shimmering silver champagne” shade. It’s very finely milled and is an absolutely beautiful color. This is by far my favorite item (the best!) in this bundle. My only issue is the fact that it’s a loose powder. Why? I’m not a fan of loose powder anything, but a highlight? As long as it’s got that glow, I guess.
In my try-on below, these products (and the highlight + eyeliner mentioned below) were my picks.
First, we have the Lip Kit in Maliboo ($29.00). I will admit, her shade names are adorable. This is a “light cool-tone nude”. I think the color itself is beautiful and it’s definitely in the shade family that I tend to gravitate towards. The downside though – I only like 3 hours of wear out of this. I get better wear out of drugstore products. It started feathering and legitimately flaking off after a couple of hours. This is a loser for me.
Then I tried some eyeshadows – the Blue Honey Palette ($38). I really do love her packaging too. And these shades are gorgeous! I love the blues in the palette and the transition shades are amazing. These swatch beautifully. But, when I tried to blend them on my eye, they melted away. These were a huge pain to work with. It took forever to get it looking somewhat decent. I wore a primer like always, and I’ve never had an issue like that before.
This is all of the other makeup that came in this bundle.
We have the Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Savage ($16). This is a “warm apricot nude”. Another beautiful shade. I will say, I like the formula of this much better than the matte liquid lipsticks. This is the clear winner if the competition is between the two formulas.
We have the Matte Liquid Lipstick in Hazel ($17). This is a “warm nude” and such a beautiful shade. I just don’t know what it is about this formula. I don’t know why it doesn’t seem to matter if I use a primer, if I use a scrub beforehand. This shit does not want to stay put. I’m out on the matte liquid lipsticks.
Then, we’ve got the Gloss in Literally ($15). This is a “neutral mid-tone nude”. I do have to admit, this is pretty good. This gloss isn’t very sticky, which is always a huge plus. Its a nice shade, and gloss is pretty easy to reapply. I don’t have as high of expectations for gloss. This one is one of the best products in this bundle for me, and I’m not a huge gloss person. This one works.
Next, we’ve got the Lip Liner in Dolce K ($12). This is a “deep beige nude”. I do have to say, I like the lip liners by themselves or under lip products that aren’t the Kylie Matte Liquid Lipsticks. This one is a nice base for deeper nude lippies and I’ll definitely be hanging on to it.
Lastly, we have the eyeliner that I tried below; the Eyeliner in Brown ($10). This is a “matte rich brown”. This wasn’t too bad either – it isn’t ridiculously pigmented, but it’s nice when I want a softer water line shade. This had decent staying power and I’m not mad at it.
Here and below you can see some try-on attempts with the products above. As you can see, my eye look is barely there. I still can’t quite figure out where I went wrong.
Excuse my hair, it was a rare humid day for us in AZ.
My first impressions of all of these products were incredible. But the more I used them, the more I noticed the flaws. Some of these are pretty good. Some are even great! And some are way sub-par. I’d definitely be open to trying out some more of her cosmetics in the future and different items from her line, but for now I’m sticking with tried & true brands. Save for the few hidden gems, of course.
What do you think of Kylie Cosmetics? Have you tried any of these products?