Beauty

Kylie Cosmetics Kymagesty

22nd July 2016

So straight after my 1 year of blogging post where I state I’m going to write about anything I feel like from any topic … Here’s another post about lipstick. What can I say? I have a bit of an addiction and there are a further 5 I’ve bought recently which need their own moment on here.

If you are curious about my stance on the brand itself, I shared my feelings about Kylie Cosmetics in a separate post. I will be reviewing this product purely on it’s own merit, but would suggest reading the other post first to get a bit of background.

There’s been a lot of controversy about this shade, with customers reporting their bottles arrived half empty and that it was a particularly disappointing product for them. I’m happy to say mine arrived completely full and TL;DR I quite like it.

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From what I’ve read, some customers expected a more black shade, however I had seen this on Kylie and loved the gunmetal colour, so I wasn’t disappointed as it’s a really dark metallic grey which applies surprisingly pigmented.

The wand is a little strange, it doesn’t feel comfortable to use or glide on smoothly as it’s covered in firm little bristles, although I expect this is to accommodate the glitter given her other wands look slightly different.

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The formula is very thick which combined with the heaps of glitter, bristly wand and dark shade make this really difficult to apply. That’s not a criticism of the product though, more my application and the fact it’s such a drastic colour. Any product which gets on the skin wipes off pretty easily if it’s done immediately and I touched up with concealer to get better lines.

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It’s scented -which I’m really not a fan of in cosmetics anyway- with this intensely sweet, sickly vanilla scent. It reminds me of candycorn, which is all well and good at Halloween but not necessarily what I look for in something I smear on my face.

This is a liquid lip you’re going to want to apply as thin as possible and wait, mouth open, for it to dry down. Any contact before it’s dried down is going to result in a lot of messy transfer.

Once dried, for such a glittery product it’s not uncomfortable to wear. It feels light on the lips and not too drying. It applies pretty evenly although due to the dark shade it’s very noticeable if not even, so on my first application I touched up sheerer patches.

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As expected drinking with this is a bad idea and I got a lot of transfer, but it’s so dark and glittery I didn’t expect this to be an every day liquid lip and so I’m not judging it too harshly for that.

It wears as well as any of the liquid lips I wear regularly, except as it’s so dark even the slightest bit of pink lip showing through looks horrendous. Fortunately this formula layers really well so it can easily be touched up.

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I think for taking photos or a night out this would be ok, but you really have to be careful when wearing it to avoid transfer. I like the product because despite being almost black and full of glitter, it’s surprisingly pigmented and easy to wear.

I don’t think this product itself deserved the slating it’s received, however for the price point and way it’s marketed I think customers understandably expect a polished product and seamless experience which not all got. Whilst I won’t be purchasing any future Kylie lip products, I am keeping my eyes closely on the ColorPop website for a restock of their metallics.

This post was not sponsored & I wasn’t sent this item to review. For more info, read my disclaimer & review criteria. You can find similar products to Kymajesty in my directory.

  • Rebecca Ireland-Silva
    22nd July 2016 at 9:43 am

    Lovely review! I loved the pictures, and really appreciated you reviewing the product and not the company. 🙂

    • Amy
      22nd July 2016 at 9:47 am

      Thanks Rebecca, I’m glad you enjoyed! That’s awesome, I feel like it’s important to separate the review from that just because it adds bias which isn’t helpful to someone just curious about the lipstick <3

  • Emily Newstead
    22nd July 2016 at 10:04 am

    It looks like a gorgeous shade!

    Emily xo
    http://www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

    • Amy
      22nd July 2016 at 11:39 am

      It’s quite unique which I like <3

  • Jacquard Flower
    22nd July 2016 at 11:13 am

    Wow looks so cool. Love the metallic look. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Amy
      22nd July 2016 at 11:39 am

      I was surprised at how glittery it is! x

  • Sophie
    22nd July 2016 at 12:17 pm

    This looks amazing – like you say not an everyday wear but fantastic for special occasions! It’s a shame its difficult to apply, i’d definitely love to check out those colourpop metallics though!! x

    sophee.co.uk

    • Amy
      22nd July 2016 at 5:30 pm

      I’m looking forward to wearing it! I think it’s expected though as it’s such a dark shade. They look awesome 🙂 x

  • Christin
    24th July 2016 at 1:50 pm

    you look so cool!! I LOVE THE COLOR! I would love to try this product..

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    http://www.tomntins.com

    • Amy
      25th July 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks Christin it’s definitely an interesting shade! I don’t use either side I’m afraid but I am on Bloglovin x

  • Gingersnaphattie
    25th July 2016 at 8:05 am

    This is a lovely shimmer shade, really edgy and perfect for this season 🙂
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.fr

    • Amy
      25th July 2016 at 3:10 pm

      I like shades which are unusual so this gunmetal colour with all the shimmer caught my eye <3

  • ✨Rachieface✨
    25th July 2016 at 12:53 pm

    This has been the only shade I’ve been tempted by from Kylie Cosmetics, but it’s the kind of shade that I would buy and be too scared to wear it out! It looks really nice on you! 🙂 x

    Hey Rachieface

    • Amy
      25th July 2016 at 3:10 pm

      I’m not sure when I’ll wear it next either ha, but I do like it. Thank you 🙂 x

  • Yuka Suzuki
    28th July 2016 at 7:49 am

    I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get over how beautiful your blog looks. Also, this shade looks sooo lovely on you! xxxx

    http://www.erdalandyuka.com

    • Amy
      28th July 2016 at 10:58 am

      Ah Yuka thank you! I’m not sure if I like it yet. Thank you <3 xxx

  • TheStyleRawr
    4th August 2016 at 7:36 am

    I think it looks amazing but what a faff to get it perfect! I also just read your other post about her products…WOW! Eyes opened! Off to ColorPop… 😉

    T x