Lip Kits have blown up over the past year, as Kylie Jenner launched her range and a lot of brands followed with their own versions when they saw how well she’s done from hers. If you don’t know what a lip kit is, it is a liquid lipstick and lip liner sold together, so they are sure to match and you’re good to go.
In this post I will talk through lip kits from Makeup Revolution, Barry M, Kylie Cosmetics and MAC. I’m just going to say that I have ended up with so many lip kits for the sake of this blog post and not because I have a problem with buying makeup…
Makeup Revolution | Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit in Echelon £6
I picked this colour for the post, as it’s the one I’ve worn the most. I love this range, I cannot feel it whilst wearing it and I actually looked in the mirror a few times just to check that it was still there. It is very pigmented and swipes on easily with a decent amount of colour applied in one swipe! The liquid lipstick also doesn’t take that long to dry. The lip liner is also a huge hit, as I like my lip liners to be soft and creamy and that is exactly what this is. I will say to be careful when you’re opening these, as part of mine broke off when I first unpacked it. The liners are a little darker than the liquid lipstick, and glide on easily.
Echelon is the colour that I reach for the most, as it is my typical colour. It is a gorgeous brown nude that applies easily and has a strong colour on the first layer! For £6 this is a steal, especially if you like your mauve nudes.
Barry M | Matte Me Up Lip Kit in Go To
I don’t actually think this is available anymore because they were limited edition, but Barry M still do single matte liquid lipsticks that are different colours, but I assume the formula is the same, as they are branded Matte Me Up too. I bought this around the same time, as I picked the Makeup Revolution one up, and out of the two I reach for Echelon.
Go To is such a gorgeous nude, it is definitely a ‘go to’ nude, so it’s pretty obvious how it got the name. It is one of those colours that goes with just about everything! They apply easily and dry down extremely matte. It is drying, but that’s understandable when the formula is so matte. The colour is extremely similar to Echelon, but I prefer that formula to this one.
Kylie Cosmetics | Velvet Lip Kit in Dazzle
This is one of my first Kylie products. I got this lip kit and another in the shade harmony. I’ve only worn this once, so that may be worth keeping in mind. I don’t know if it’s to do with my lips, but the formula to this is strange. At first I loved the sound of it not drying straight away, but it’s an inconvenience. It increases the time where your lipstick smudges incredibly easy. Once it did dry it felt incredibly heavy and drying, but it did come off easily. Dazzle is like a deep pink with bits of red, and is described as a warm terracotta.
MAC | Dark Nude Lip Kit Persistence and Spice £29.50
I only bought this as I needed to buy a pump and I couldn’t just buy a pump could I? No, no I could not. I don’t know what I was expecting from this, but there’s nothing new about this, it’s literally two of their products paired up and sold together. I don’t know what made me do this, but I just calculated the prices of the items sold separately and it costs the SAME, you aren’t even saving any money from buying them together! They don’t arrive in a special lip kit box either. Mine arrived sealed separately in bubble wrap. (Also kind of cheating by including this in here, as it’s not a liquid lipstick, but it is marketed as a lip kit)
If you like MAC lipsticks and lip liners then you’ll like this. Persistence is Matte. The colour reminds me of Velvet Teddy and Whirl, it’s somewhere in that area. It’s described as a peachy cinnamon. Spice is a lip liner that I always hear people talk about, so I was excited to be able to try it for myself. Spice matches the lipstick almost perfectly, as this is described as a Pink Cinnamon. I think it’s very brown with hints of orange and red just like the lipstick.
So there are my thoughts on all of the kits. I hope this post helps if you’re thinking about purchasing any! (This post also destroyed my arms)
Which lip kit is your favourite?
Thank you for reading!