My disaster with Kylie Lip Kit in True Brown K

KYLIE LIP KIT TRUE BROWN K DISASTER

Curiosity scammed the cat. Once upon a time, I loved the Kardashians. I loved watching their show and gossiping about them with my friends. I've realized now that they are very problematic and I stopped supporting them- that is until now. When Kylie released her lip kits I was interested but I didn't buy any because I didn't want to support the KKs. Not to mention, Kylie Lip Kits are expensive and I didn't have Kylie Lip Kit money! 

When Kylie announced that she will sell her liquid lipsticks separately, curiosity got the best of me. I had been lusting after True Brown K for the longest and I figured it was the best time to try it. The liquid lipsticks retail for $17 plus shipping, the total came out to about $25 (more reasonable than $40). Her products seem to be selling out a bit slower so the whole shopping experience was fine. Handling was quick and my order was shipped on time. I even got my package a day before tracking said it would arrive so you could imagine I was very happy. 

KYLIE LIP KIT TRUE BROWN K DISASTER

The presentation is lovely, I must admit. I guess that's where $7 shipping goes towards. The packaging is a discrete black box as there were many complaints that customer's boxes were being stolen because people could identify them. It is worth noting that a box may be a little too excessive for just a liquid lipstick- a small package would suffice. 

Moving on to the actual product....
I was too busy taking pictures of the box and packaging to notice the major flaw of my lipstick.
I opened the lipstick and it made a mess. I got product on my hands etc. I realized that my liquid lipstick was missing the stopper and that's why it was so messy.

KYLIE LIP KIT TRUE BROWN K DISASTER swatch nc 42

I emailed Kylie Cosmetics ASAP and it took a few days to get a response. I was a little shocked that I got a response as this isn't the first time they sold a lipstick without a stopper. However, those customers claimed that Kylie Cosmetics customer service didn't help them and did not offer to send them a replacement. Kylie Cosmetics is sending me a replacement lipstick so I'm very happy about that. 

KYLIE LIP KIT TRUE BROWN K DISASTER swatch nc 42


Despite the fact that they are trying to remedy the issue, it is apparent that they don't have much quality control due to the fact of several issues that they've had (i.e lip gloss wands, empty packages, defective product, half empty product etc)

KYLIE LIP KIT TRUE BROWN K DISASTER swatch nc 42

Formula wise, True Brown K is very pigmented and doesn't settle too much in my lip lines. True Brown K also sets quickly but not too fast so you have time to apply the product on your lips. I don't find them very drying but the formula does remind me of Colourpop's Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks in a sense. 

Overall, this mishap with Kylie Cosmetics turned me off from buying any more of her lipsticks. I like True Brown K and the price isn't too expensive. I do believe that this lipstick is nice as I love the shade but I don't find it to be anything extraordinary.

I filmed a video about this lipstick:


Have you tried any of Kylie's Lip Kits?
What are your thoughts?


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July 2016 Ipsy Bag

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This month's Ipsy theme is Hot Summer Nights: "low-key, laid back vibes of summer". The bag is gorgeous and well made. It has a holographic design and I love anything holographic so this bag is more my speed than the other ones. This bag included 4 full size products and a deluxe size product.

mellow cosmetics plum eyeshadow swatch

Mellow Baked Eyeshadow in Plum: A pigmented cranberry-plum eyeshadow. It is very pigmented wet and dry and I love the color. Retail price: $8

Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer: I'm stoked to have received this primer in my bag- I've never tried any Too Faced products before. This primer is supposed to be nourishing so I'm not sure if I'll like it as pore minimizing primers are my favorites. Deluxe sample.

Delectable Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream "Lemon and Cream": This is a very hydrating lotion that is formulated without harsh chemicals and parabens. I got the travel size which contains 2 fl oz which is a good amount of product. It has a nice light sweet lemon and creme scent. Definitely one of my favorite products from this bag so far. Travel size- Retail price: $5.50.

ipsy bag july ofra lip liner

Ofra Lipliner in "Maya": Gorgeous burgundy red color. It isn't a unique color but its a color that will flatter all skin tones. The formula reminds me a lot of Nyx lip liners. Retail price: $13.

Luxie Beauty Small Angled Liner Brush: This is a very cute brush, I love the pink and rose gold ferrule. Its bristles are very soft but the brush is firm so this will work well with applying gel liner and eyebrow product. Retail price: $10.

I am very pleased with this month's bag. In total, these products are worth $36.50, well over the $10 for the monthly membership. So far, I really like the stuff that I've been getting in my Ipsy bags. These products are very travel friendly and I will get a lot of use from them. 

What did you get in your Ipsy bag?

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Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick: Nude Flush, Fuschia Ecstasy & Rich Red

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick: Nude Flush, Fuschia Ecstasy & Rich Red

I was very fortunate to have received a Influenster Voxbox with 2 of these Maybelline Vivid Matte lippies. I got Nude Flush and Rich Red in the voxbox and I purchased Fuchsia Ecstasy as I wanted to give a more thorough review.
 These lipsticks retail between $7-8 depending where you purchase them from. 

Maybelline's claims:
                                                                  Vivid, matte finish
                                              Infused with pure pigments for high-impact color
                                                              Glides on smooth and hydrates
                                                                  Medium Coverage


I was very excited to try these liquid lipsticks as I am a lippie fanatic and I love to try liquid lipsticks. Since liquid lipsticks are popular now, so many makeup brands are scrambling to put out their own line. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with Maybelline's Liquid Lipsticks. 

All three shades are vibrant colors and they do glide on smoothly; however, they fail to dry matte. I waited about 20 minutes to allow the lipstick to set but the lipstick is more of a cream rather than matte finish. Due to this, it transfers on the lips. If you want a matte finish, you will have to blot the excess off your lips and apply some translucent powder.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick: Nude Flush, Fuschia Ecstasy & Rich Red

Since they are medium coverage, you need to apply 2-3 layers to get maximum opacity. I do find that Rebel Red is more pigmented on the lips compared to the other shades. The applicator is a flat applicator and the packaging is pretty. 

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick: Nude Flush, Fuschia Ecstasy & Rich Red swatches nc42


Overall, I don't like these lipsticks. I like my liquid lipsticks to set so that they don't transfer as much. I really don't know what Maybelline was thinking with this range. The only pro is that the colors in the range are gorgeous and there are 10 shades to choose from. 

What are your thoughts?

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Beauty Subscription: Boxycharm June 2016

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Now that I've tried Ipsy, I'm have started to become very interested in trying more makeup subscription boxes. Makeup subscription boxes help me save a little money while I get to experiment with makeup plus its something that I can look forward to getting every month. You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck.  

I signed up for Boxycharm in the middle of June and they sent me June's box soon after. Boxycharm boxes retail for $21 each month and you can get a discount if you prepay for 3-12 months. The thing that most appealed to me was that you get full size or luxury size items whereas Ipsy provides mostly deluxe sample sized products. Signing up for Boxycharm was fairly easy as I was not placed on a wait list like Ipsy. 

Without further ado, this is what I got in my June Boxycharm:
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Ofra Oil Control Pressed Powder: I'm stoked to have received the full size of this as it retails for $39.95. It is meant to control oil and to prevent this powder from washing you out, make sure to sweep excess powder off your face with a brush. Not gonna lie, I'm wary of powders like these because I'm afraid they are going to give me a white cast in pictures. However, I'm going to take the plunge and try this.

LVX Nail Lacquer: I love blue nail polishes such as this one. I haven't tried this yet so stay tuned to my Insta! This does not contain 5 toxic chemicals that are most commonly found in nail polishes and is vegan friendly.
  Retail: $18.00

FARMACY Coconut Gel Mask Medley

FARMACY Coconut Gel Mask Medley: This contains 3 sheet masks. I'm obsessed with sheet masks, they are so easy to use and don't make a mess like regular masks do. For these reasons, they are super travel friendly. I've tried one and I like it so far. I find that it does brighten my skin a bit. It's kinda annoying to use because it has 2 protective masks you have to remove in order to use the actual mask so make sure to read the directions. 
Retail: $24.00

Girlactik Precise Eyeliner Marker

Girlactik Precise Eyeliner Marker: I've heard amazing things about this brand and I've been meaning to try their liquid lipsticks. I'm so happy to have received this because you can never have too many liners and I'm running out of my current liner.
  Retail: $20.00
Cougar Beauty Mineral Face & Body Shimmer
Left: Swatched                     Right: Blended out

Cougar Beauty Mineral Face & Body Shimmer: It's meant to work as a face and body highlighter. I'm not sure if I'll get any use out of this as this powder is super pale and I'm sure it will make me look ashy. This seems to be more geared towards those with fair skin. I might be able to use this on my collarbones and make sure to blend the powder very well. I don't think that this particular shade is suited for those who have darker skin tones. 
Retail: $16.00

I'm very pleased with my first Boxycharm box. The box's worth is well over $100 and I only paid $21 so that's a great deal. All of the products are interesting and I like almost all of them. I totally plan on getting next month's box.

Are you subscribed to Boxycharm?
What did you get in this month's box?


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