Picture the scene; it’s the first Monday after payday and the day of the Kylie Cosmetics restock. I’m posed ready with my phone and laptop on the site. My heart set on getting my paws on Candy K and Posie K. After waiting for what feels like forever I manage to get them both, plus Kourt K in my basket. I’m on a complete high and just about to text my friend the good news when the devastating “some products became unavailable and your cart has been updated” to appear with all of them showing as sold out. *insert all the broken heart emojis here*. So logically my next step was to Google “Kylie Lip Kit Dupes”..
& one name that kept popping up (pun totally intended) was ColourPop and their Ultra Matte Lips. In my heartbroken state I went a little wild and eight of them plus four liners accidentally somehow ended in my basket..
But how did you ship ColourPop to the UK?!
Once you’re logged in you confirm if you want insurance, the parcels value and then comes the more confusing bit; the shipping options. With various prices and options (with some of them being very pricey) I started to panic, I worried if I chose the cheapest my parcel may be lost, not tracked or take months to show up. In the end as it was almost £10 cheaper than any other option I decided to risk it and chose Airmail Economy. Despite my initial worries, around two weeks later my parcel arrived and in good condition, result!
So, what did you pick?!
Ultra Matte Lips
More Better – A rich wine colour with violet undertones.
Bad Habit – Described as a dusty mauve pink this swatched a little darker than expected.
Zipper – One of my more brave choices, a deep blackened purple.
Teeny Tiny – Another that swatched darker, this is a greyed out plum colour that I’m unsure I suit.
Clueless – Named after one of my favourite films this dusty mauve pink was a must buy.
Donut – A bright sweet peach which I think I’ll be wearing a lot more when the summer finally rolls around.
Trap – ColourPop use the term “greige” for this (greyed out beige) but for me being pale it looks like a killer nude.
Solow – The netural nude pink is possibly my favourite of the bunch, a great daytime shade.
Tootsi – Like Trap, this is described as “greige” making them the perfect combination.
Rocket – A bright corally pink which works like a dream with Donut.
Bound – You can’t have enough nude lip liners right? This one, much like all my favourite nude lipsticks is pink toned.
Contempo – I’ve been teaming this dusty rose colour with Clueless in the day and it’s a fantastic combination.
Were they worth the wait?
What really impressed me though? I met my friend Leah who’d been lucky enough to get her hands on some of the much coveted Kylie Lip Kits and when we compared her reaction to both the lipstick and liner was “Oh my gosh they’re exactly the same!” and as she’s one lady who knows her stuff I’m almost glad I missed the payday restock..