So ever since the release of Kylie LipKits, lots of makeup brands are now releasing their own liquid to matte lipsticks. As a student, I can’t afford a Kylie LipKit so I went scouring drugstore brands to try and find ones that might match up.
So far, I haven’t been able to find a wide range of colours, most of them have kept within the nude range of colours. So I grabbed a dark brown colour I’ve been after for ages from NYX Lip Lingerie collection, but because I like a pop of colour, I also bought a bright purple for Makeup Revolution Salvation Lip Lacquer range. The former cost me just over £6 from Boots – I’ll leave a link below – and the latter and mere £3 from Superdrug.
Each of them have their plus points. Both of these lipsticks do exactly what they say on the tin. Though I will say that the Makeup Revolution lipstick looks much better after two coats rather than one. Both of them stay put for a good number of hours and don’t come off after eating, drinking or having a smooch.
However, with both, after a while my lips became very dry. It was a longer time with NYX and after a reapplication my lips felt moisturised again, but with the Makeup Revolution, I found my self wanting to bit my lips because the skin was so dry.
The formulas however are pretty nice. NYX’s is quite thick but it’s not gloopy and goes on really smooth. The way they’ve used a flat brush on the end really helps for lining lips first before you fill them him. Makeup Revolution’s formula was a little sticky while it dried, but after that all was well and it went on smoothly.
All things considered, they do the exact same job as Kylie’s LipKits for a much cheaper price. They’re much more accessible and in both collections, there are very close matches for the colours Kylie has released. I think they’re a worthwhile investment, especially if you can’t afford to break the bank with the more expensive versions.
Links to buy each of them are below.
Sparkle on! – Ellie .xx