You all know that maybe like, 85% of my beauty reviews are anything lip-related. I know, I know. You also may or may not know how much of a huge fan of Kylie’s lip kits, lip glosses, etc. And
When I first saw the Holiday 4 Piece Lip Set, I waited for it to release and immediately order it. But then…after I ordered, I found out about the KKW x Kylie Lip Set. Oh my gosh, I thought. These shades were made for me! What would that say of me to make another purchase after waiting on the set I previously ordered? Greedy consumerist? Wasteful? After constantly seeing the shades and shots of the release, I went ahead to order it while deciding to gift my 15-year-old niece with the Holiday lip set.
The KKW x Kylie Lip Set retails at $42 for 2 matte lipsticks, 1 velvet lipstick and 1 lip gloss (I did the math, it’s a $65 value so this is
Except for the lip gloss, all of the shades blow me away.
At first glance, Soul Sister and Double Trouble seem really similar. However, Soul Sister is more of a deep brick red whereas Double Trouble has brown undertones.
I can’t decide whether I love this or Double Trouble more—seriously, in this situation, it’s like having to choose your favorite child. I just can’t do it! Soul Sister is a deep brick red and flatters just about everyone. I talked about wearing this lip color as my signature holiday party look since I’m not into the stereotypical holiday bright red lip. If that’s the case for you and you are craving something a bit vampier (but not gothlike), you’re gonna love this shade.
Another favorite of mine, and while it does look eerily similar to Soul Sister, beauty aficionados will be able to tell the difference between the two. Double Trouble is described more as red chestnut. I agree, and it’s more of a fall shade whereas Soul Sister is more
If Soul Sister is a winter shade and Double Trouble is for the fall, you got Twinning as your spring shade. Described as a rosy terracotta, I was pleasantly surprised with how it looks good on me! Usually, light–medium pinks don’t mesh well with my skin tone. But I like it a lot and can see myself wearing it regularly, especially when spring comes around! Also, it’s a velvet formula, which makes it much more comfortable and easier to wear than the mattes.
Let me preface that I am already not a fan of Kylie’s lip glosses because they have a brush applicator rather than a doe-footed one (which is used for the matte and velvet lipsticks), making it really messy and not precise. But I am really not digging Main Bae, the only gloss in this set: it is a golden brown with metallic specks and just not practical to wear in any setting. I’d look funny showing up to the office wearing this and it’s just going to get all over my face when I’m eating or drinking at a restaurant. I really would’ve preferred a shade that was in between Twinning and Double Trouble instead.
So other than the lip gloss, I am obviously SO happy with my purchase. This set is so good that I’m surprised that it’s not sold out yet! (And because of that, you should purchase it, like now) And it is not a bad deal! Hopefully in the future they will start selling these separately so you can pick and choose what you want.
Hannah is a travel writer, graphic designer, and the founder/editor of Hannah on Horizon. She is based in Sacramento, California, living with her husband and two adorable dogs. She shares tips on how to experience luxury travel on any budget, and how to maximize time at each trip or destination, no matter what your budget or amount of vacation time at work. She enjoys making you feel like you have visited each destination with her through her storytelling and informative writing style.