There's a lot of hype, and a lot of differing opinions, around Kylie Cosmetics; I previously avoided purchasing anything from her since I didn't think the products were worth the price and aggravation, but morbid curiosity won out and I figured $36 to try six different colors wasn't a bad deal.
A lot of people felt the same way as me, so this kit sold out fast. We're talking in a minute, maybe even less, fast. I will say, though, I do appreciate the fact that this collection was released multiple times, on different days at different times; I think it makes it slightly more fair since not everyone is able to be at their computer on a specific day at a specific time and it gives you more than one chance to purchase something. I initially wasn't even going to bother with this kit since I didn't think I would be able to catch a stock, but I ended up being free at the time of the first release, so I tried my luck. I managed to get the item in my cart and had all my info entered, but I panicked and wanted to double-check to make sure I had entered my shipping address in correctly. In the five or so seconds it took me to go back and check, the kit had sold out and I wasn't able to purchase it. I was incredibly frustrated (mostly at myself) and now that I had come so close to getting the Mini Matte Kit, I needed it.
When the time and date of the next restock was announced, I was crestfallen since I would be at work at time and unable to take my lunch or a break to try and get it. Luckily, my husband was available and he agreed to try and get it. I was anxious, but I didn't want to get my hopes up since I knew how difficult it would be to get it, especially after seeing how quick it sold out the first time. Five minutes after it released, I got a call from my husband saying that he had been able to purchase it and, well, here we are!
All the minis are packaged like the full size lipsticks, except tiny and with gold details instead of black. Another thing that people noted about these minis is that they are quite small; a full size liquid lipstick is 3.25ml and these minis are 0.65ml each. Originally, I thought that the $36 for six minis was a pretty good price; Stila mini liquid lipsticks sell for $16 for two, but those minis are 1.5ml each, which is almost twice the size of the Kylie ones. After calculating some values, it looks like you're only getting about $21 worth of product in this $36 kit. Again, it is a less expensive way to try six colors, including the limited edition Leo, without having to commit to the full sizes, but you're paying a premium for it.
Is this kit worth it? It's kind of a moot question since you can't purchase it any more, but since it was so popular, I'm sure Kylie Cosmetics will release something similar down the road. Value-wise, it's not; $36 for six minis doesn't sound bad (it breaks down to $6 a mini, full sizes are $17 each), but after comparing the amount of product you get, you're actually paying more by buying this kit (you get about $21 worth of product). And that's not including the almost $9 for shipping. That being said, this is a less expensive way to try multiple colors, including a special limited edition one (six full size lipsticks would be $102 and you would still have to pay shipping) and you're getting exclusive packaging as well. For me personally, I think it was worth it (and even if it wasn't, Kylie Cosmetics does not allow returns, so it doesn't really matter) just to be able to try a few different Kylie liquid lipsticks and to have the limited edition packaging, but I wouldn't say you have to rush out and purchase any of these unless you really, really want to.
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