This Beauty Blogger Revealed Kylie Jenner’s Overpriced Lip Kit Formula Secret
Like her big sisters, Kylie Jenner has her own beauty product line and, of course, the pouty-lipped sister is into the world of lipstick. Kylie’s Lip Kit has been a huge hit since she released the line, but recent formulation changes have had people reexamining the brand. Kylie’s Lip Kits are decidedly high end and come with a matching cost. With a price tag of $29 (plus tax and shipping, depending on where you’re buying from), it can be hard to justify the spending. But what if we love this look and wonder if we can get it for less? Beauty blogger Stephanie Nicole just blew Kylie’s Lip Kit out of the water with her find.
On Stephanie’s popular YouTube Channel, she does regular video reviews of different makeup. Since she loved the original Kylie formulation, she decided it was time to review the new formula, and she found some shocking results. Kylie’s Lip Kit is almost identical to a $6 dupe. That’s right: You can get the look for a quarter of the price.
Due to her excellent sleuthing, we have learned that not only is the $6 ColourPop dupe almost identical in formulation, it looks as if it’s the same lipstick in a different tube.
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For reference COLOR KEY: Yellow - Same ingredient, same order in formula. Blue - Same ingredient, different order in formula. Purple - Same pigments, different order (pigments are not required to be in order). Please note, this is the updated ColourPop formula. Not the first launch (any color outside their first launch is new formula) Not all ColourPop's ultra mattes have been reformulated yet. According to them, they hope to do it in time. So don't try & compare your first launch to the new Lip Kits...or the first launch lip kits. They are not the same. ADD: also, to be clear, the ingredients do need to be listed in order of highest concentration, to its least. The order does matter in a formula. Even if the ingredients are identical, if they are in a completely different order they won't wear the same. The bulk of the formula, the first several ingredients, are the same, same order. What follows isn't enough to significantly change the wear compared to the new ColourPop Ultra Mattes
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Sharing the above image, Stephanie shows us all the identical ingredients (yellow is the same order, blue is a different order and purple is same pigment in a different order). While there are a few additives in the ColourPop, the key ingredients that make your lipstick look the way it does are all there in both products.
It’s no secret that ColourPop and Kylie’s Lip Kit are made by the same manufacturer, a company called Seed, but Kylie has always maintained that her formulation is different than the other beauty brand’s. (Kylie even Instagrammed a photo of herself at ColourPop last year saying she was friends with the company and that she loved them, but that their products were totally different.) Stephanie Nicole points out that, of course, Kylie knows the owners of ColourPop, because they also own a makeup manufacturing company called… you guessed it, Seed. Because of this, the blogger has some choice words for the Kardashians, whom she says she adores and thinks are “gorgeous,” but she lets them know that she’s not into the way they market themselves based in lying for profit.
Yikes, Kylie. How are you going to explain this one?
Will you pay for Kylie’s Lip Kits, or stick with the dupe? Tell us @Britandco!
(Photo via Kylie Cosmetics + Ari Perilstein/Getty)