Let me start out by saying I’m not the biggest fan of the Kylie lip kits, but that’s mostly because I’m not a huge fan of liquid lipsticks. I think having a lipstick and matching lip pencil together in a “lip kit” is a great idea! I just wish they had the option to include a regular lipstick instead of a liquid. I am a huge fan of her shade range, and I really love the lip pencils that come with the lip kits – specifically the Koko K lip pencil. I love that colour. I’ve actually repurchased the Koko K lip pencil on it’s own numerous times when it was available as a single option. So I was eagerly anticipating the day she released a series of regular lipsticks. I mean, it was only a matter of time right? I was really hoping that she’d reintroduce the original lip kits with the same colors, but with regular creme lipsticks instead. Unfortunately for me, she released all new shades with just the singles of the creme lipsticks. Dang it.
After looking through the 19 shades I decided to purchase two of the Kylie Creme lipsticks in the two shades I knew I would wear the most – a nude and a pink.
Angel Cake is described as a pale peachy nude. It looks super peachy in the tube. I was actually worried it might not be as nude as I was hoping for…
Boy was I wrong! I was happy to see it was a light enough nude for me. Usually nudes run dark on me because I’m so fair, but this was almost TOO nude! Even for me! Here I’m wearing it with my Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pencil in Pillow Talk just lining the outline of my lips. I always use a lip pencil with lipsticks, and Pillow Talk is the closest lip pencil shade to my natural lip color so I figured it was a safest bet to use with these.
Next up, Infatuation.
Infatuation is described as a cotton candy pink.
I thought this would be a way lighter pink, but unfortunately it’s not exactly what I was hoping for. Seeing it on me, I think I’m definitely better suited for lighter warmer pinks, or lighter muted pinks. It looks like more of a medium cool toned pink on me, but it’s the lightest pink they have! It’s Definitely no Koko K! Gah, I wish they had Koko K in a creme lipstick. I’d buy the heck out of those!
Here I have Angel Cake swatched on the left and Infatuation swatched on the right.
Now that we’ve seen the colors I purchased, the real question is what do I think of the Kylie Creme Lipsticks overall?
Well, I think at $17 USD each they’re an affordable option. I’m a fan of the formula as it starts out as a nice creamy texture, and it eventually dries down into a semi-matte satin-like finish. They’re very pigmented, which I love. They do have a strong fragrance to them which normally would bother me, but they smell a lot like root beer, which I don’t mind. Eventually the fragrance goes away after it dries down, so even if you’re not a fan of fragrance you should be able to handle it. I think it’s great she’s expanded to creme lipsticks, but I’m really not loving the colors so far. I really wish she would just add some staple favorite shades from the original launch to these. Even creating new lip kits with shades like Koko K and Candy K but just with these instead of liquid lipsticks. Would I repurchase these? Honestly, probably not. I just don’t love the colors. If they had Koko K as a shade? 100% YES.
Have you tried any of Kylie Creme Lipsticks? What are your thoughts?