Kylie Jenner is a name that as soon as you mention people will instantly ask what products you’ve bought/ordered from her site. I don’t have a problem with this, even though, until very recently I hadn’t placed an order. As with a lot of brands I had a few preconceptions about certain aspects of what I was ordering from Kylie Cosmetics and my intention within this post is to go through those and show how my thoughts have changed as well as m first impressions of the products that I’d ordered.
I assumed postage would take forever and there would be hefty customs fees.
Well, I was half right about this one. I ordered at the start of September and my order finally arrived on Friday after I paid the customs and Royal Mail handling fee which was all together was just over £19. Now, I’ve ordered from the US before and have been charged my customs fee when ordering, which makes me wonder why this can’t be done in this case too. The handling fee is just excessive, to be honest, but must be paid in order to receive the parcel.
The parcel would go missing or items would be missing.
After reading several posts about missing parcels and items this was the one that scared me the most. Would my parcel arrive? Would it be in one piece or would something be missing? These thoughts were nearly keeping me up at night. The only thing that stopped them was the fact that I’m about to start my dissertation and that, quite frankly is a much scarier concept.
The product wouldn’t apply well.
How wrong could I have been about this one too and the products are great as well applying really well. I seem to have been lucky and got them after some issues were cleared up which you can read all about in AJ’s post where she gives one shade a whole new name.
Now that my misconceptions about the products and the brand are out the way I can show off my purchases as well as giving my first impressions of them.
Both the lip kits apply really well and aren’t too drying compared to other matte lipsticks that I’ve tried. As you can see I went a little mad for my first order and ordered two lip kits as well as one of the birthday crème shadows. I’m quite happy I got the eyeshadow when I did as it is now sold out.
I ordered Candy K which will now replace my Sleek matte lipstick, which you can read all about in my makeup favourites post. I also got Koko K which will definitely become a go-to nude when I’m in that mood. As a blogger, I swear I’ve become brainwashed into loving all things rose gold but the rose gold eye crème is just so pretty that I had to have it.
The eyeshadow does appear to have some bits in it (as you can see in the picture below) but some research on the Kylie Cosmetics site showed that in honour of Kylie’s birthday both the creme shadows contain real gold. As you can see from my swatch it’s a gorgeous colour but it also applies really well. Use a clean finger to apply and you only need a little as it goes a long way. Also, my god was that hard to get off when I was done.
Overall, although I had some misconceptions about the brand and some worries that it would all go wrong, I am definitely a converted woman. There’s a reason that the products sell out so quickly and it’s due to the fact that they are good quality. I’m going to stop there before I launch into an essay about brand exclusivity and how consumer behaviour.
What do you think of Kylie’s products? What should I order next time?