After a long wait, I finally have my hands on these. The KKW x Kylie Cosmetics lipsticks. I ordered them on release day, along with so many others that were excited at the idea of a Kim and Kylie collab. Kim Kardashian, whether you love her or hate her, is a huge influence on cosmetic trends. If she wears a look on a red carpet or in a candid photo, you can believe that it’ll start popping up everywhere. When I saw that she was going to be making a lipstick collection (with other things yet to come, *wink wink*) with her sister, I was on board.
The KKW Collection is a set of four liquid lipsticks in a formula that’s brand new to Kylie’s brand. Backing away from the matte look her brand is known for, these are in a créme formula. The lipsticks are meant to be four different nudes, to go with Kim’s trademark lip look.
For reference, I absolutely love the Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipstick formula (Two of her lipsticks are in my favourite nude lip roundup). I’ve bought from her brand several times, and I’m a fan of the quality and the price point. I’ve been really loving the look of glossier lips lately, but I hate the sticky feeling of most lipgloss, so I was hoping to find a perfect hybrid in this collection!
Let’s face it: they killed it with this packaging. The frosted bottles, the dusty pink caps and detailing. Everything about this collection screams luxury and femininity. I’m definitely going to be keeping this box to display with the rest of my makeup. I really enjoy how Kylie switches up her packaging for her collections, it keeps the look of her brand and allows her to have some fun with it at the same time.
The KKW x Kylie Cosmetics collection is a packaging connoisseurs dream come true, in short.
I’ve seen a lot of criticism of this collection based on the shade range. So many people keep saying that it’s just the same colour over and over, and while they are similar (they’re all nudes with peach/warmth) they’re still different enough to me personally. Would I tell you to run out and buy this if you already have a few peachy nudes in your collection? No. But I honestly was really lacking in the peach-toned nudes department, so this is a perfect selection for me.
I did some lip swatches after blotting out my natural lip colour with some concealer on a damp beauty blender. I have fairly pigmented lips that tend to make colours look really different on me otherwise.
The most nude of the four colours, which comes off as a nude/peach/beige on my skintone.
The lightest peach of the four shades, which actually shocked me with how pastel it was. I feel like there’s quite a bit of white base in this shade.
Much more pink than any of the other shades, Kiki is a true babydoll pink.
The darkest of the four, Kimmie is a warm peachy pink.
I really like this formula. It’s easy to apply, nicely shiny, but I wouldn’t call it a gloss. Creme really is a good word for it, because it’s kind of like a liquid lipstick/gloss hybrid in my eyes. These won’t be long wearing, but that means that they’re really comfortable on the lips. You can freely rub your lips together without them wanting to stick together. I can see myself wearing these on an everyday basis, and just throwing one of them in my purse when I need to re-apply.
The colours are fairly opaque, with Kim and Kiki being a tad more on the sheer side, but nothing too noticeable. I didn’t find them overly streaky like I’ve seen some people say, and instead I found them very forgiving on my lips.
I’m really happy with this collection, and I’d recommend it if you’re short on nudes. The colours are pretty, and in my opinion, they’re different enough that having the collection isn’t a waste. They’re pretty, comfortable, and a decent price point. That’s not even taking into account if you’re a sucker for good packaging, in which case you’re probably already waiting for this to come back. If you’re looking for some great everyday shades, I’d look into picking up the KKW x Kylie Cosmetics collection when she restocks.