Well, before I even go into my thoughts on today’s Kim Kardashian x Kylie lippy shade, let me tell you, I think this is one of the most disappointing beauty releases ever. This year, it’s right up there with the complete let down that the Benefit Double the Lip lipsticks were, and it’s not getting any better the more I wear.
For those of you who didn’t catch my earlier posts on these liquid lipsticks, the come in a set of four nude shades and I’ve tried two so far: Kimberly which I didn’t like at all, and Kimmie which won me over. Two very contrasting views on two very different shades.
Because of my two different experiences, I was 50/50 on whether I liked these but knew the next shade I tried would make my mind up once and for all, and that it has.
I don’t really like them.
Shade Kimmie is a lovely caramel nude shade and yes, I will wear it again. But as for the other two? Nah.
The pigment isn’t good, and I know nude shades can be like that, but because the consistency is so wet, when you try to layer and build the colour it just doesn’t work. In these photos, I have at least five layers of the lipstick on to try get any sort of colour because it kept dragging all the colour underneath. But worst of all, this time when it did eventually dry, it stained my lips the weirdest shade of pink – nothing remotely resembling the shade it was actually mesnt to be.
What’s more, it cracked and flaked and honestly, left my lips both looking and feeling awful.
In the interests of fairness, my lips were a bit dryer than normal today, but still, I wasn’t expecting this. The only real thing I had liked about the formula on previous occasions was the creamy texture which was nice and moisturising, but for some reason, today that was nowhere to be seen.
It’s all just one big giant disappointment and like Kimberly, this shade will remain in the box for the foreseeable future.
Have any of you tried these yet? Please tell me I’m not the only one thinking this?!