I am now just joining in the band wagon of the much hyped up Kylie Jenner’s Matte Lip kits. I did not think I would, but here I am about to share with you my thoughts on one of her lip kit, and comparing with the apparent dupe from NYX Cosmetics. I am also new to this line of Lip Lingeries, but have used NYX mega lip gloss line back in the day.
For the purpose of this review, I decided not to use the lip pencil that was included in the lip kit. You guys may already be familiar with Kylie Cosmetics and NYX Cosmetics, so I won’t give you a history lesson, but one is high street priced (US$29) and the other is drugstore priced (AU$14.95). The shades I picked up were: NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie Exotic, NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie Bedtime Flirt, NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie Ruffle Trim and Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit Ginger.
The packaging (not pictured) for Kylie’s Lip Kit came in a box with embossed plumped coloured lips, whereas NYX’ had a clear plastic sealed around each lip tube. From the photo below, you can see that NYX lip lingeries have this suction cap to minimise any product spillage, compared with Kylie’s lip kit, you are easily able to pull the wand out quickly, but product spillage can occur.
Each of the lip lingerie has this 1.5cm flat paddle tip to hold the product. You will find this is similar to a few other liquid lipstick brands. Kylie’s version is a small doe foot with a slight angle, which I felt gave better precision when applying the product on the lips.
The formulas I found were different, NYX had a whipped cream formula. Kylie on the other hand, had a more velvety-watery formula. About those scents, NYX had a weird, but faint chemical scent that was not very pleasing and faded away once the product dried. Kylie had this sweet bubblegum/fairy floss scent that reminded me of NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss scent, which many may love or love to hate!
None of the shades I chose from NYX were anywhere close to the only Kylie lip kit shade I own. These lipsticks had matte finishes across the board that felt light on the lips as it sat comfortably without tagging or bleeding. I felt the lip lingeries dried quicker, except for Bedtime Flirt, which dried out my lips and left me with a nasty bad reaction on my upper lip. The other two lip lingeries: Exotic (warm mahogany red) and Ruffle Trim (cinnamon pink) felt fine on the lips. Kylie’s Ginger took just a few seconds longer to dry even after applying a thin coat. None of these lipsticks felt sticky or tacky and all but Bedtime Flirt lasted on my lips longer between meals and drinks. I found that Ginger was much more water resistant, as it left a stain that was difficult to remove with a regular makeup remover.
Overall, I enjoyed both brands and formulas just the same, but from a consumer’s point of view, price definitely played a huge factor. I found that you could still get the same outcome from using a drugstore liquid lipstick with the same finish over high street or high end brands. The colour pay offs for NYX is great with lighter shades like Bedtime Flirt (red toned pink), for me required two coats to have a similar level of intensity as the other shades. I like Kylie’s Ginger (warm terracotta brown) to wear every other day and NYX’s Ruffle Trim for the everyday simple makeup look. These were the stand outs that I think could fit with my current makeup regime.
Have you tried NYX Lip Lingerie or Kylie’s Matte Lip Kits? Which do you prefer and which shade do you like best?