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First Impressions // Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits in Koko K & Posie K + More About Customs Charges

I'm ever so sorry I keep going on about the Kylie Lip Kits. Perhaps the name of this blog should change to 'Kylie Lip Kit hoarder?' All I talk about at the moment is liquid lipsticks - so much so that I find it difficult to write about any other topic. The phase will soon pass and I will get hooked onto some other expensive beauty trend but for now, bear with me.

I would hate to know how much I have spent on the Kylie Lip Kits. When I watch Kylie Jenner's Snapchats and see her driving yet another new car, I do wonder if that is what my money has paid for. Have I paid for the seat belt, perhaps? Probably. If it were an expensive seat belt. I really wouldn't want to add up the amount of my (fairly) hard earned money I have spent on her lipsticks as I imagine I would feel sick at the final number. Because let's not just think about the cost of the Lip Kits themselves, you have to take the shipping rates and customs into consideration too. And boy, have I paid a lot in customs charges.

My Kylie Lip Kit obsession started off with Candy K and Dolce K and I was very lucky not to get charged with customs fees, although with my next order of just Kourt K, I was charged over £12 when it entered the UK. With my third order, which is this one, I was charged over £16 and boy, does that hurt when recieve the little grey card through the post. You will know that you have been charged for customs fees when you check your tracking number within the order dispatch email. It will state that it has been delivered to you when in fact, it has just been dropped off at Royal Mail and it can go no further until you cough up. I will also break down the customs charges for you - you are charged £4 per Lip Kit then Royal Mail kindly add £8 on top as a handling fee. Which, ooooh, makes my blood boil. I didn't ask you to handle it for me so why charge me more on top? I only live around the corner, give me a call and I will handle it myself!

Because of their price and all of the additional fees that come with them, I am unsure if I will be making another Kylie Lip Kit order. I love them, I do. They are so pigmented and last all day long but I have just made a ColourPop order so I am hoping they will be the cheaper replacements for Kylie and her little pals. Anyway, it's not me to tell Kylie how to spend her money but Von Dutch caps?? Really??! 

The newest additions to my Kylie Lip Kit family is Koko K and Posie K. I really wanted the new shade, Exposed, but by the time I had uhhmed and ahhed over it in my basket, it had completely sold out. So I bought Koko and Posie instead. I have really wanted Koko K ever since Kylie first launched them so I'm glad I finally managed to get one. Koko K is described as a pale, pinky nude on the Kylie Cosmetics website and I agree, although as I am quite pale I think this may look fairly mid-toned on my skin. 

Posie K is described as a dusty, mauve pink. I absolutely love this on Kylie when she wears it so I am really looking forward to trying it out for myself. I think this may look like a dark mauve on me rather than what it appears in my photo above but again, I am looking forward to seeing what it looks like on! 

I have 5 Kylie Lip Kits now so I might have to do a side-by-side comparison between all of them as they do look fairly similar to Dolce K and Candy K but I think that is down to the lighting in my photos. I would say I would try and limit the amount of liquid lipsticks I feature on this blog in the near future but I have a big ColourPop order on its way to me and I may have bought more than a few more them... Oh, and a Candy K dupe to giveaway..

Overall, I am still just as in love with the Kylie Lip Kits and I am really looking forward to trying out Koko K and Posie K, as long as they aren't similar to Kourt K in formula then I am sure we will get on just fine!



  1. I love these so much, but they are just so expensive, it makes me cry lol. For some reason I am happy to buy the Jeffree Star ones though lol, odd I know :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. Customs...err. Fun killer. These are great but somehow I just dont want to spend my money on these. Though I liked the shades just not for me :)

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  3. Great post! I would like to get a Kylie lip kit but I don't think I could justify having to pay loads of money in custom charges! These colours are lovely though! X

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

  4. I really want to get the new one she is coming out with that is black with blue undertones.

    Dakota D.
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  5. The shades are beautiful! I don't own any of the kits and I don't see myself purchasing any although the shades are quite lovely! x

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  6. I wish I could get my hands on Candy K, love this shade ☺
    Nati xx

  7. I haven't tried the kit but I really love the colors of the lipsticks!

    Love, Marie Roget | Marie Roget Shop

  8. The shades look pretty but Im just not sure whether i want to splurge on these where I can find similar products for cheap and I have also seen a review by Stephanie Nicole on youtube on it.


  9. These look so nice! I have Exposed and Candy K and I love them. Love your photography btw!