Kylie Cosmetics - Smooch Valentine's Mini Kit: First Impressions
Kylie Cosmetics has released a Valentine’s Collection similar to her holiday and birthday limited edition collections. The collection was released on February 2, 2017. There is a wide range of items in this collection from lip kits, mini liquid lipsticks, three mini collections and one larger palette called Kylie’s Diary. I purchased one of the mini kits in Smooch to test out, mostly because many items sold out in seconds.
The Smooch kit contains 4 mini size items of Kylie’s favourite shades packaged in limited edition red packaging in honour of Valentine’s Day. This set comes with two pressed powder Kyshadows, a Matte Liquid Lipstick and a Gloss and retails for $22 (USD).
- Poison Berry (matte deepened berry)
- In Love (metallic opalescent pink)
When I initially swatched Poison Berry, it applied very dry and patchy however that wasn't the case on the eyes. It was pigmented and blended well. The other shade, In Love, is a little powdery and had some fallout. I wish it was more buttery and smooth. I suggest using Mac fix plus to get optimal wear and to avoid fading.
Matte Liquid Lipstick & Gloss
- Gorg (red burgundy wine)
- Damn Gina (soft shimmering peachy-pink gloss)
There are only a few liquid lipstick brands that I like and to my surprise, I actually like this one. The formula is thin and fast drying. It wears very comfortably. The shade Gorg is a nice burgundy colour however I don't see myself wearing this shade too often. The gloss is a very pretty light pink that adds a nice sheen atop the lipstick. It also looks amazing over a nude or pink base. The formula is non-sticky which is a plus. On the other hand, due to the size of the applicator, the wand is very small. Unless you're picking up a lot of product at once, you need multiple strokes to cover your lips. You can watch the video below of me applying the gloss to get a better understanding of what I mean.
This was my first purchase from Kylie Cosmetics and I was surprised how fast my order came after hearing some horrible stories. As far as the packaging, it's cute and I like the metallic red details. Purchasing this kit was a great way for me to try out a few of her products at once. To be honest, I didn't do much research on this product before I purchased it. It was the only thing that was left in stock, so I checked out in a haste. With that said, upon receiving this, I was shocked at how tiny these items were. I guess I should have known considering it was only $22, which is not a bad price. It was the shipping fees to Canada, that makes me feel this kit was not worth it. The shipping rate was $15 USD which wouldn't have been too bad if I was placing a huge order. The total order ended up costing me $50 CND for some mini size items. I would have much preferred the shades in the Kiss Me Kit but it was sold out. I don't think the shadows are the best out there, so I probably won't be purchasing any more of her shadows anytime soon. I do like the liquid lipstick and the gloss. I feel (would hope) the wand would apply much better on a full size gloss. If Kylie Cosmetics offers free international, I would consider purchasing some more lip products. This kit is currently sold out but you can shop her collections at kyliecosmetics.com.
See how I wear this kit in the below video:
Have you tried any Kylie Cosmetic products before? What are your thoughts? Am I just nit picking?
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