What I Really Think Of The Retro Luxe Lip Kit

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A Kylie lip kit dupe or flop?

Hi my name is Fran, and I'm obsessed with liquid lipsticks. And I wasn't one of those people that were prepared to pay like £15 plus customs to get a Kylie lip kit... I have better things to spend my money on than get a product from across the world. So, when Makeup Revolution released their Retro Luxe lip kits, you can imagine I was pretty stoked - and happy I could get my hands on a dupe!

Yesterday, yep, I'm that eager to tell you what I think, I went to Superdrug and had a little nosey at what they offered. First up, all the boxes were open. I guess everyone realised that the colours of these matte lipsticks don't match the colours on the boxes. Which meant I had to open the opened ones myself to see which I liked - I can't complain about this because I found a pretty nude pink (called Reign) that looked better than what was represented on the box! £6 later and I had my dupe...

On first glance, the box and packaging is all really nice, rose gold and minimal. Very Makeup Revolution I would say, and inside you get a lip liner and a liquid matte lipstick. The lip liner is darker that the lipstick which I guess is to create a contrast or what the brand call a 'contour'. Now this is where the fun starts - or rather the disaster... After the first picture was taken, I opened up the lip liner, and no word of a lie, the top fell off...

So, I just used the fallen off bit to show the colour in the second picture. I then tried to sharpen it, but it just kept crumbling till eventually there was a literal hole inside the pencil. What. Now, I'm not one to exaggerate (ok, maybe I am because my mum calls me a drama queen) but if you pay nearly £10 for something, you expect a fair amount of product. Where was it, I ask with arms flailing in the air. I have no clue, but all I can guess is that I got that one out of a 1,000 that was made crap.

*Wipes brow* Ok, let's see if the actual lipstick is good... It applied well, but looked soo weird and too light against the lip liner. (Yeah, I used the broken off bit to line my lips haha) In a way, I'd probably not wear them together, but I've sort of grown used to how it looks. Meh. Also, this was supposed to be a matte lip. More like a sticky lip.... It sort of dried to a matte consistency but turned out rather sticky. I would usually say I don't mind, but when you've grown used to the lovely quality of NYX liquid mattes, this is a no go. It also looked weird, streaky and it's a real shame because I really loved the colour...

This was the longest review I've done ever, but I had to get my thoughts out. I might have just picked up a faulty one and the others aren't too bad. But in reality, I won't be getting this again. I regret parting with £6 but glad I didn't get more. MR... just stick to your eyeshadow palettes. (Or do better quality testing... Although it has amazing staying power haha)

Have you guys tried these lip kits yet??

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12 comments

  1. It has a really nice design, I´d like to try it anyway :)

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    1. I love the design as well but I don't know whether to buy another in case this one was the odd faulty one :/

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  2. I've tried it too but in the shade noble, and the lip liner was not like that at all for me. I personally prefer the lip liner, as it's really creamy and easy to put on, but for the liquid lipstick, I totally agree!

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    1. From what I gathered from the bit that broke off, it was creamy and nice - it's just a shame it didn't live up to the standard that Makeup Revolution are generally at...

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  3. I ordered one yesterday after there was finally one in stock online, I hoping it's good because like you I don't have the money to be spending on Kylie product.

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    1. *fingers crossed your one is ok!* do let me know if the lip liner is good in your one, and then I'll probably consider repurchasing it!

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  4. I'm not sure I'll be trying these out - I do love a dupe but they don't sound great! Although I'm not willing to pay for a kylie lip kit either haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. I think just getting a lip liner and a liquid lipstick separately from a brand like Nyx is a close as you could get to perfection that isn't Kylie!

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  5. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them for £6 in Superdrug and the quality is so good too!! I really want to pick one or two of the shades up but it's going to have to wait until payday, Reign has been one of the colours I have been eyeing up as well so it's nice to see it swatched :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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    1. You're welcome!! They are no doubt a bargain, I'm not completely slating this product but this would have been a positive review if it wasn't for the lip liner haha

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  6. You're definitely not alone, I read another review exactly the same! I'd really recommend the Barry M Matte Me Up lip kits as they're much better quality xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I'm glad I'm not alone then haha - I'll for sure check out the Barry M ones!! x

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Thank you guys for all your lovely, I love to read and reply to them all! :) xx

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