Battle of the Lip Kits!

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!

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    • 11th June 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you! It is definitely my favourite one, it is such a pretty colour too xx

  1. 11th June 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Your photos of the lip kits are stunning gal great post
    Leigh | sophialeigh.net

  2. 11th June 2017 / 4:24 pm

    This post was amazing and I definitely can’t wait to get my hands on the Revolution matte lip kit and in the shade Echelon, absolutely stunning shade and my go to shade.
    Megan x http://itsmeganquinn.blogspot.ie

    • 11th June 2017 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you lovely! Some people seem to dislike the Makeup Revolution ones, but I love it! Echelon is such a gorgeous colour xx

  3. 11th June 2017 / 4:50 pm

    I’ve wanted to try the Kylie lip kits for ages, but heard they were quite drying. I recommend the maybelline superstar liquid lipsticks…I love them!
    Laura
    LaurlyLou.com

    • 11th June 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Yeah the matte ones sound really drying, the velvet is a little strange! I’ll have to look into those ones!xx

  4. 11th June 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Wow I LOVE the shade of that Mac lipstick! But just have to pick up one of the Makeup Revolution kits after you’ve spoken so highly about something so cheap! 🙂 Great post! X

    • 11th June 2017 / 6:17 pm

      It is such a gorgeous lip colour! The Makeup Revolution is definitely my favourite, it’s so good and such a good price too! Hope you love it! Thank you xx

    • 11th June 2017 / 6:18 pm

      The MUR is great, and it is such good value for money xx

  5. 11th June 2017 / 5:10 pm

    I love a good lip kit! Personally I’m a big fan of the Revolution ones, they are great! Love that you’ve show cased a few different ones here.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • 11th June 2017 / 6:21 pm

      They’re so good aren’t they? Those ones are great, such good quality for money! Thank you xx

  6. 11th June 2017 / 5:40 pm

    These are all such gorgeous colours! Beautiful picks Hannah, I really like the Barry M Matte Me xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • 11th June 2017 / 6:22 pm

      They really are, I tried not to edit the photo of the swatch, so you can see the colour properly! Thank you lovely, and the Barry M one is such a gorgeous colour xx

    • 11th June 2017 / 6:23 pm

      There are definitely much better options available that cost a lot less xx

    • 11th June 2017 / 6:39 pm

      It really is a beautiful colour! Matte products can be very hit and miss, especially the ones that are too drying!xx

    • 11th June 2017 / 7:22 pm

      Echelon is such a beautiful colour, I hope you get it xx

  7. 11th June 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Echelon looks gorgeous, I need to try it! x

  8. 11th June 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I heard so much about all of these. Not sure I would invest in the Kylie once but defo in the Barry M! xx corinne

    • 11th June 2017 / 8:55 pm

      They all seem to be really talked about in the community! The Kylie one is a little pricey considering it isn’t the best, but the Barry M one is so good and so cheap too!xx

  9. 11th June 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I love a good lip product! I’ve only tried MAC lip products though, I definitely want to give the Kylie Cosmetics a go though! I’ve heard they are amazing! Great post!

    • 11th June 2017 / 8:56 pm

      Me too! I hope you manage to try more! The Kylie ones definitely seem very hit and miss; some people love them and others hate them!xx

  10. Robyn
    11th June 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I love this post! I have the same issue with matte lip kits and I found that my Kylie Jenner is my least favourite because of the same reasons you listed- it feels really heavy and came of pretty easily! I really want to try the Revolution lipkit after reading your post!
    Robyn// http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

    • 11th June 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you lovely! Glad it isn’t just me that finds that with the Kylie ones! The MUR ones are so good and so affordable too!xx

  11. 11th June 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I really love this post. I had no idea that Revolution done lipkits so I’m certainly going to check that out! I love kylie cosmetics lipkits, they have to be some of my favourite formulas for sure, but I also like Milani. Have you tried them? Thank you so much for sharing lovely, such a fab post. Xo

    Elle – https://ellegracedeveson.wordpress.com/

    • 11th June 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you! They do quite a few in different formulas, I’ve only tried this range and really like them! Kylie Cosmetics seem to be really hit and miss; it seems some love them and others hate them! I’ve not tried Milani, but only heard good things! No problem, thank you for reading; I’m glad you like it!xx

  12. 11th June 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I absolutely loved reading this post, I love the sound of the Makeup Revolution formula. I think I may have to pick one up in a couple of months when I’m not supposed to be on a spending ban!

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

    • 12th June 2017 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you! The Makeup Revolution ones are definitely my favourites! Haha, hope you get around to getting one soon!xx

  13. 11th June 2017 / 10:55 pm

    I love the look of these lip kits – I would really like to try a Kylie lip kit but there are lot of different opinions about them. I love all the shades and I definitely need to try the Makeup Revolution and Barry M lip kits as they look gorgeous.
    Sarah X

    • 12th June 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Yeah, the Kylie ones definitely seem very hit and miss! They’re super pretty xx

  14. 11th June 2017 / 11:39 pm

    I’ve never actually tried a lip kit – the liquid lipstick stuff has always put me in mind of the horrors of lip gloss in school… *shudder*

    Seeing your post though i would actually go out and buy one to try for myself – probably a cheap one to start before spending more though!

    • 12th June 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Haha that’s a shame! Liquid lipsticks aren’t too bad, as they’re matte. Sometimes the cheaper ones work out better, so definitely xx

    • 12th June 2017 / 5:03 pm

      The Kylie ones seem so hit and miss; some people love them and others hate them xx

  15. 12th June 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I love the look of Spice & that MAC combo. Good effort with this post, your arm skin must have been painful haha.

    https://amyevans.co.uk – Amy

    • 12th June 2017 / 5:06 pm

      The MAC combo is beautiful, both of the colours are stunning! Thank you! Honestly, it wouldn’t come off properly, so you could really see where the lipstick had been; it wasn’t a good look haha!xx

    • 12th June 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you! They have some great ones, and different formulas too!xx

  16. 12th June 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Great post! I am so in love with the Barry M lip kits! I have all the shades and Go-To is a lot more drying than the other two – might be worth trying! The Makeup Revolution one looks great, I’ll have to go and pick one up!

    • 13th June 2017 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you lovely! They really are lovely, that’s good to hear! I’ve got Pose, so I’ll see how I go on with that one; thank you! MUR ones are gorgeous xx

  17. Khadija
    12th June 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Such a great since these are the shades I prefer to wear and a great selection! I’m defo gonna try to get my hands on the Makeup Revolution one!

    Khadija x
    http://www.khadijaxmua.co.uk

    • 13th June 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you lovely! Totally recommend it!xx

  18. Alice
    12th June 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Lovely post! I’m really intrigued by lip kits yet I haven’t tried any yet, I’ve always liked the look of the Barry M ones.

    Alice May Snell ♡

    • 13th June 2017 / 10:27 pm

      You’ve never tried a lip kit?! Whaaaat! The Barry M ones are great for the price xx

  19. Nina
    13th June 2017 / 4:15 am

    These are beautiful shades, I especially liked MAC lipstick shade.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  20. 13th June 2017 / 11:57 am

    I love the Barry M lip duos. I just hope they re-release them with more colours available!
    Kate x
    themakeupartistschoice.com

    • 13th June 2017 / 10:29 pm

      That would be a really good idea, especially considering they’ve been so popular!xx

  21. 13th June 2017 / 7:06 pm

    What a great selection ! I may give it a go . My personal favourite is limited edition Rihanna lip glosses which are not available anymore . I managed to snap one during my last trip to Cancun !

    Please pop by http://www.elegantduchess.com

    • 14th July 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you! It’s such a shame that they aren’t available anymore! I’m glad you managed to get a hold of them when they were available!xx

  22. 13th June 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Although I have yet to actually get one of those Kylie lip kits, I do think these colours are pretty and neutral enough for anyone to wear. The Barry M shade is one of my favourites, actually. <3
    FASHION TALES

    • 13th June 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Some people really love the Kylie ones, I think it depends on your view of a matte lippy! The Barry M ones are great, especially when you consider the price!xx

  23. 17th June 2017 / 9:53 am

    I love Spice! It’s such an awesome lip liner. Plus, MAC lip liners wear so well, often I wear them on their own without a lip colour over the top. You should try it!

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

    • 17th June 2017 / 5:33 pm

      MAC liners are gorgeous and it can be so nice to wear them on their own, but I find they can be a bit drying without something on top xx

  24. 19th June 2017 / 9:59 am

    I’ve heard so many good things about the Barry M lip kits it’s a shame that they aren’t available anymore because even with a good lip balm underneath they’d look amazing!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • 19th June 2017 / 4:35 pm

      It really is! I hope they release them again soon, but a wider range of colours, as everybody seems to love them! That’s true xx

  25. 3rd August 2017 / 12:45 pm

    I don’t own any lip kits… Or do I ? I own so many lipsticks and lipliners that I can’t keep track of them all x)
    I have only one Barry M Matte Me Up liquid lipstick in the shade Pop Up and WOW. It’s one of my favorite liquid lipsticks ever. I’d been waiting for the pay to roll in and I’ve just made an order for all the Barry M single Lip Paints on Feelunique as well as the three metallic lip kits and the Lip Kits in Runway and Go To – still missing some but OMG, traveling to London on Monday (I live in France… where it’s impossible to come across Barry M except if you order online…) and I’m going to BREAK THE BANK ! 😀
    I’ve never tried the MUR Lip Kits before because I’d heard they were pretty sticky and didn’t want to pay full price just for a lipliner x)
    Thanks for this amazing review ! I’m yet to try the Kylie lip kits… So expensive though. Ugh.
    Tissam x | Tissam Est La

    • 3rd August 2017 / 9:50 pm

      haha it can be hard to keep track of what came together and what didn’t! I’ve just googled Pop Up and it looks like such a gorgeous colour! Barry M have some great products and I can’t wait for you to get to London and be able to get it in store! RIP your bank account haha! I have heard mixed opinions on the MUR lip kits, but I personally love them! No problem, thank you for reading! Totally agree on the Kylie ones they are a lot of money!xx

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