* Kylie Jenner confronts street vendor selling knockoff lip kits
* A similar lip kit from the same parent company costs 30% less
* Other lip kits give great results for less money
Recently, in an episode of her new reality series, Life of Kylie, Kylie Jenner and best friend Jordyn Woods took a trip to Downtown Los Angeles to confront a street vendor who was selling counterfeit Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits.
The much in-demand kits have become quite the hot commodity, with knock-offs flooding the market when the real deal sells out. There’s a danger in buying counterfeit cosmetics though; just ask the young ladies whose mouths were sealed shut when a bogus batch of Kylie Lip Kits was found to contain glue. To be sure, the only place to buy the kits is from the official site.
The “lip kits” themselves are simply liquid lipstick and a lip pencil. What makes them so popular is that the colors have been custom designed by and for Jenner herself. But what if your complexion and features don’t match what works for Kylie? What if you like the look, but want to save on your makeup budget?
We scoped out six of the best lip kits available online, finding less expensive options with a similar formula to the Kylie Lip Kit. We also uncovered high-value sets from top cosmetics brands, some with application guides and others that give you way more than a tube of lipstick and a pencil — all priced lower than the Kylie Lip Kit. Check it out and click through to shop.
1. Colourpop Lip Kit
As beauty blogger Stephanie Nicole pointed out in 2016, Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks have a remarkably similar formula to Kylie’s Lip Kits. It should come as no surprise, as both brands have the same parent company, Seed Beauty. Where they differ the most in in price point. While the Kylie Kit runs for $29 plus shipping, you can score a Colourpop Lip Kit (Ultra Matte Lipstick and Lippie Pencil) from Amazon for around $20–with free shipping on Prime.
2. Buxom Plump and Contour Lip Trio
Use this trio of lip formulas to create a fuller look. It includes PlumpLine Lip Liner to add volume and definition, Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in a lighter shade for dimension, and Full-On Lip Cream as a final touch to make your lips look irresistible. A $30 value, get it now for only $20.
3. Aesthetica Matte Lip Contour Kit
This vegan and cruelty-free lip kit comes with six lip crèmes, four lip liners, a lip brush, and step-by-step instructions. Use it to make thin lips look full and plump, create a better shape for your lips, balance out uneven lips, downplay overly full lips, or correct uneven lip color.
4. Bobbi Brown Lip Art Mini Art Stick Liquid Lip Set
This Bobbi Brown kit comes with two squeezable bottles of liquid lipstick in English Rose (nude) and Uber Red (bright red). Each offers eight hours of full, matte coverage. They glide on easily for comfortable wear that hydrates your lips to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Huda Beauty Lip Contour Set
This three-piece kit has everything you need to master Huda Kattan’s famous lip contouring technique. It includes a full size Lip Contour pencil and two mini Liquid Mattes in complementary shades. The lipstick’s lightweight texture gives you 30 seconds to layer and blend for unique, dramatic lips.
6. Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Bold Lip
This multi-brand lip kit comes with six products for creating amazing lips. Included are Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Aubergine, Ciaté London Liquid Velvet in Head Over Heels, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Damned, Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in An Affair, Sephora Collection Rouge Cream in #49 Belly-Dancing, and Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Yaassss. A $75 value, get it now for only $28.00.
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