I have been waiting to get my hands on the Kylie Cosmetics lip kits for a long time and when they finally launched in Germany I was too late and all the colors had sold out already so I waited and waited and finally they restocked. You can imagine my excitement plus I got two real Fall colors – Sweater Weather and Autumn!!! How cool is this.
Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit Review
I know the hype about the prodcut and I am aware that a lot of it is about the famous family name but to be honest I was positively surprised how great they are.
The two colors I got are Sweater Weather and Autumn. Both liquid lipsticks have a mat finish and are highly pigmented. I was very pleased with Autumn. The liner and the gloss are exactly the same color and blend in nicely, unfortunately the lip liner of Sweater Weather is a total different shade. I am not sure if they got mixed up or not but they do not match at all.
For the durability they are both amazing and hold up very well the whole day but you have to have hydrated lips before applying. It won´t hold as long with chopped or dry lips plus it looks disgusting.
There are 21 colors available and the set is around 30 Euro including the lip liner and the liquid lipstick. I am very pleased with the product and overall it is very good. Yes it is pricey but I would compare it to the Bare Minerals liquid lipsticks and they cost about the same.
Also I really really really love all things lipsticks so I am always happy to find and try a new product.
the temperatures in Europe are increasing everywhere until the point where people can´t take it anymore but it is still moderate in Germany so I know the things I am sharing today probably won´t work when you are above 35 degrees but I wanted to talk to you about it anyway.
5 Things to beat the Summer Heat
Kiehl´s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense // I put this under my make-up every morning. It has SPF 50 and an Anti Pollution Filter which makes this a huge necessity in my Summer make-up routine. The face cream is super lightweight and not sticky at all. I love that it has a very light scent and is abosorbed by the skin very quickly. Always use sunscreen in the Summer, it is number one to prevent your skin from aging.
Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Treatment Lotion Mist // Definitely was on the hunt for something else when I found this mist and let me tell you – best choice to put it into my cart. It smells amazing. It is supposed to be energizing and hydrating. The mist is oil free and dries immediately. I use it on especially hot days and even if the smell is not energizing is still is refreshing cause the mist is really cool.
Max Factor Lasting Performance Touch-Proof Foundation // I have been using this foundation for the third year in the Summer now and still love it. I am shade 106 Natural Beige which is pretty light but to be honest I don´t tan a lot so it´s perfect. It definitely is touch-proof and more sweatproof than the the Strong foundation I have tried.
essence all about matt oil control paper // These are my absolutely musts in Summer time. Having high humidity outside my skin will get oily very quickly and the oil control papers from essence are amazing. Super affordable, don´t take away any of your make-up. I have been using these for years and they never dissapoint.
L´Oréal Paris Color Riche Shine // Color in the pictures are 112 Only in Paris and 245 High on Craze but I own three or four more of these. Of course this post had to include a lipstick, I mean it wouldn´t be written by me if there wasn´t at least one on the list. So why do I love the Color Riche Shine for Summer. The colors have an amazing shine and hydration to your lips. They aren´t as longlasting as a matte lipstick but I do love them. The subtle shimmer and shine is what makes them the perfect everday Summer lipstick.
Welcome to my second lipstick dupe blog post. I love my lipsticks and to be honest I would rather go out the door in my pj´s than without lipstick. Since I have so many it was enough to share a secon dupe post with you to give you some options at all price points.
The “Oranges” – to be honest my favorite color for my lips. Never met an orange lipstick I didn´t like. These three are my go-to´s.
Sephora #lipstories 62 Palm Street / Maybelline New York Color Sensational Spices Hot Sauce 270 /MAC Chili
The “Pinks” have been my ultimate Summer color for years but since I have red hair I stepped back from the vibrant pinks and incorporated lots of berry hues or blush tones.
Maybelline Color Sensational Mat Faint for Fuchsia 945 / Sephora #lipstories Barbie Swag 55 / MAC Candy Yum Yum
The “Reds” are the perfect companions for all things nautical in the Summer, all things black at date night and the upcoming holidays.
NYX Mat Lipstick Perfect Red / Sephora #lipstories A little magic / MAC Ruby Woo
The “Pink Nudes” would make a fine descripton for this category. These are the lipsticks when nothing else matches and I don´t want to add a lot of color to my look.
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Liquid Lip in Friendship / Maybelline New York Color Sensational Spices Pink Salt 235 / L´Oreal Paris Mahagony Studs 636
full disclosure upfront for today´s beauty post. I am in no way a pro when it comes to brows nor am I always happy with the outcome. In my opinion my brows look a little different everyday and I have struggled with my brows as long as I can think. When I was a teenager they where way too thick and in the beginning of my twenties I had super thin brows. Now I would say they look ok.
One tool I have found which has helped me a ton with the shape and filling with my brows is an angled liner. I got both versions (the cheap and the expensive) because the tip looks exactly the same and the color on the liner as well. So I got curious and wanted to do a comparison plus it is also a save versus splurge.
Anastasia Beverly Hills versus Manhattan
Manhattan Brow´tastic – The Brow´tastic from Manhattan costs 7 Euro and is available in three colors. My shade is number 001 blonde (it is a cool ash blonde tone). The angled tip makes it super easy to apply. With the thin side contours can easily be drawn and the thicker side is great to fill in. I like the color a lot. It fills in my brows where I need it but isn´t too dark. The price point is great as well but in my opinion there is a downside as well. The tip is very soft which means when it you twist it a little too much it will break while applying. This means the pen ends soon and might not be worth its money. Other than that I think it is a great prodcut and I am probably on my tenth already.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer – The Brow Definer from Anastasia Beverly Hills costs about 27 Euro and is available in 12 colors. The color is am using is blonde (it definitely is a light blonde shade but still fills in my brows) and it is the exact same color on the stick than the Manhattan one, looks a little different on your brow after applying. I am taking a darker shade next time to have some comparison. You might not think that it is worth it cause it is definitely a lot of money for a brow pencil but hear me out first. The brand is known for its marvellous brow products and on the market for a long time. So these guys definitely know what they do and their products work. So now for the liner – the tip is a little hard so you definitely have to get used to using it or it will scratch you and the color is not transferring onto the brow as well as the Manhattan pen but this also means you will use less product and it holds up longer.
In conclusion I can not say which one is better. To be honest I thought about it, a lot. If you don´t mind spending the extra bucks on the Anastasia Beverly Hills I would say try both and decide for yourself. You can not loose either way.
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