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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit ‘Kristen’ review, swatches & FOTD

(Author ~ Nidhi)

Hello Beauties !

I am back with the review of another Kylie product that is one of the shades of Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits for Summer-2016. Kylie lip products do not need any introduction and the whole blogosphere are going gaga over them since their release. I am no different and here I am reviewing my first lip kit by Kylie cosmetics for u all.

I picked up the shade named ‘Kristen’ as the color seemed quite different from what I own and also it looked easily flattering on the warm Indian skin tone. This kit includes a matte liquid lip color and a lip liner.

Contains: 1 Matte Liquid Lipstick 3.25 ml & 1 Pencil Lip Liner 1.0g

Price: 29$ or 2800 INR

Available: IG sellers

My Experience:

Shade: Kristen is described as a warm brown berry by the brand. I can easily call it a medium terracotta red lip color. It is a deep pink red with clear brown undertones. The shade is very wearable and is extremely flattering on all skin tones. I can wear it any time of the day.

Both the lip liner and the liquid lipcolor are exactly the same shade with the liquid lip color being darker than the liner. You can wear the lip liner alone or both the liner and liquid lip color or just the lip color on its own. I have tried all the 3 ways of wearing this lip shade and it looks beautiful no matter how you use the kit.

Texture: The lip liner is creamy and swipes easily on the lips. It is quite pigmented and applies evenly. You can use the lip liner alone for office everyday even. The liner is not drying but you cannot use it on chapped lips. Prior exfoliation really helps in easy application.

The liquid lip color is intensely pigmented and applies beautifully. The liquid texture makes it get spread and set easily and quickly. The color doesn’t bleed or feather even alone without the lip liner underneath.

Both the liner and lip color are completely matte sans any shimmer which makes the color all the more wearable.

Staying power: Now I’ll talk about the staying power of the liner, lipcolor alone and together. The lip liner alone stay put for 6 hours. It survives a full meal too with little fading. It fades away evenly and does not dry out the lips.

The liquid lip color alone stays on for 6+ hours. Though it is water resistant still I see the lip color chipping from the center of the lower lip once I wash my face with water. The lipcolor alone gets flaky after 4-5 hours. It too survives the full meal easily.

Now if you cover your lips with the lip liner first and then apply the liquid lip color then that takes care of the lip color flaking. The lipcolor gets sealed on your lips for several hours together and does not chip/flake at all. It survives 1st and even 2nd full meal. At the end of the day, use a proper makeup remover to get it off your lips completely.

Packaging: The lip kit comes in a white cardboard box with all the necessary information printed on it. The black lip liner has to be sharpened after 2 uses. Sharpening it is quite easy.

The liquid lip color comes in a transparent plastic case with a foam tip applicator that performs its task effectively. The case with the dripping brand design looks pretty and the whole kit is travel friendly.

What I like:

  • The flattering brown red shade
  • The comfortable light weight texture
  • The creamy lip liner
  • Several hours of staying power
  • Completely matte
  • Doesn’t dry out the lips.
  • Survives full meals with little fading.
  • Pretty and travel friendly packaging
  • Highly pigmented lip liner and the liquid lip color
  • Easily available through authentic IG sellers

What I dislike:

  • Costly
  • Alone the lip color gets flaky when gets in contact with water
  • Though it’s non-drying still you can’t do away with a lip balm at the end of the day.


Final Verdict : If you are scared of wearing red lipsticks and still want to try some red that will undoubted suit you, then do pick Kristen from Kylie cosmetics. Versatility in usage of the lip liner and the lip color makes it a wonderful choice for day to day and special day use too.

I do feel that now we have many matte liquid lip color choices accessible to us that are cheaper and easily available too so maybe I would love to pick dupes of Kylie lip color next time though Kristen will always remain very close to my heart.

Hope you enjoy the review and the clicks as much I loved writing this review for you all. 🙂

BnB Rating : 4.5/5



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