Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits and glosses are still sold out. I tried to get my mitts on a Lip Kit at the launch, at the first restock, second restock and following restocks. Admittedly I'm a little disappointed at my lack of luck and I quite frankly started to care less about the product and more to see if I could actually get them before they sold out! Nevertheless, whilst my persistence hasn't paid off, I've sourced my very own lip kit, but from L'Oréal, which doesn't break the bank, spares the disappointment and might just be as good as the real thing...
If you think you didn't need a lip liner think again. The L'Oréal Color Riche Lip Liner Couture in 630 Beige a Nu (£3.99) will make you a believer. The easy to wear liner is a flattering mix of pink and beige and is the perfect beauty tool to reshape, resize and balance my lips. The pencil although initially a little hard, becomes a dream to apply once sharpened, gliding along the outline of my lips without tugging. Its soft, smooth and creamy texture, results in frequent sharpening, but it's not drying in the slightest, nor does it feather, or crease and provides a nice base for subsequent lip products.
Speaking of subsequent lip products, whilst I do appreciate a matte lip, I've been pairing the L'Oréal Color Riche Lip Liner with L'Oréal's Infallible MegaGloss in 'Potest Queen' (£6.99). And this lip-gloss is not to be scoffed at! The light peachy pink gloss has a cream finish and when worn with the liner, the colour combination is perfection and my lips are left looking voluminous. In fact, the shade is comparable to Kylie Jenner's lip-gloss in 'So Cute' and whilst the two products share similarities in colour, L'Oréal’s lip-gloss has a grooved doe-foot applicator opposed to a brush, which hugs the lips allowing for effortless application. The cream formulation is matte (no sparkle in sight), seriously smooth, has a nice amount of pigmentation, is non-sticky and has the moisture of a balm. And what I particularly like about this gloss is when applied it delivers a more dewy finish, rather than the intense high shine that's usually associated with lip-glosses.
Overall, since purchasing the pair from L'Oréal I've been reapplying at will and have worn nothing else. So if like me you simply cannot wait for yet another restock of Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits check these two out. They might just be the perfect alternative to the colour you're craving.
Will you wait patiently until Kylie restocks, or give the L'Oréal Lip Kit a try?