Thursday, 2 June 2016

Are They Worth It: Kylie Cosmetics Lip Gloss vs. Other Brands

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Gloss by Kylie Jenner compared to NYX butter gloss and other brands

I wanted to start a new series on my blog, detailing whether something is worth it. It could be down to the sheer cost of a product, the time it takes to get your hands on it (Morphe 35O...) or the general time and hassle associated with a product. I wanted to include some comparisons to other lip glosses from brands such as NYX and Urban Decay, as I know it's super easy for someone to write 'yep, it's a gr8 gloss' and not compare it to other products.










The Kylie Cosmetics Gloss:


Pigmentation: 10/10
Scent: 8/10
Formula: 9/10
Packaging: 10/10
Wand: 3/10
Lasting Power: 7/10
Price: 3/10

The Kylie Cosmetics gloss, price wise, works out at £20. It's $15 for the gloss and $15 for shipping to the UK. I think the price is a lot of money for what you get as lip glosses aren't exactly expensive to formulate! The packaging is deceiving as it's a significantly smaller amount than other products. I really do love this gloss though. I mean, it could just be because it's by Kylie Jenner, but it smells so good and it actually looks good. I like the formula because it doesn't feel sticky or gloopy on the lips despite being very thick. I think the pigmentation helps with that, because you don't need to put layers and layers on to get any colour payoff, which I think with most glosses, that is the downfall. I have to be honest about this product though, I hate the wand. Minus the wand drama, I just don't like the short little brush; it doesn't apply as accurately as it could. I've seen people stating that the gloss is 'too thick' for a doe foot applicator, but I don't think that's true at all, I really do think that this formula could be compatible with a doe foot (cry). I really do like that this feels moisturising on the lips as well though.

The NYX Butter Gloss

Pigmentation: 6/10
Scent: 8/10
Formula: 6/10
Packaging: 8/10
Wand: 4/10
Lasting Power: 5/10
Price: 9/10

With the blogger fave brand NYX now (FINALLY!) very accessible to us UK beauty fiends in the UK, the butter gloss is a sweet smelling, dessert inspired lip gloss range. The colours range from pretty pinks to brown nudes. I do like these and I own Red Velvet (which has actually never even been used..) and Tiramisu! Obviously this post is a kind of comparison post to the Kylie Gloss, which knocks these out of the water, but I'll start with the positives. NYX is cheap. You get 8ml for £6.50 in the UK whereas the Kylie Gloss is 2.60ml for £20. Talking of packaging, I love the fact that these are small, as you can organise them easily in storage. The formula is a little inconsistent in the Butter Glosses, as some shades apply more evenly than others, and it's quite gloopy, but not overly sticky. You wouldn't necessarily need a mirror to apply these, which I like. The wand is really small, and I would prefer it to be bigger, but this is a drugstore product so it'll never be perfect.


The Urban Decay Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss

Pigmentation: 4/10
Scent: 2/10
Formula: 4/10
Packaging: 10/10
Wand: 5/10
Lasting Power: 4/10

A disappointing mess, is what I would call the Urban Decay lip gloss. I own Rule 34 as my boyfriend bought me it last year for my birthday and it's safe to say, I've used it about twice. The packaging is what first caught my eye: Pretty, gold and sleek.. right up my street! You can probably tell from my swatches that this looks a little disappointing. The colour just isn't there and it lacks the pigment to really make the gloss stand out on the lips. Scent wise, this gloss smells vaguely minty and medical. Just imagine walking into the hospital ward. That's what it reminds me of. I like the wand, as it's a doe foot and slanted, but that's pretty much it. It's also super gloopy and sticky, and for £15, I expected better.

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Gloss by Kylie Jenner - Wand compared to other brands such as NYX and Urban Decay UK

To conclude my little round-up, if you want an extremely pigmented gloss that smells good, order from Kylie Cosmetics. I haven't found a gloss (except maybe Mac's Vamplify Gloss, which I don't own) that matches up yet. I will warn you though, you are paying a good chunk for the name on the tube as well and shipping is quite expensive too. The NYX Butter Glosses are like a poundland version of the Kylie glosses, but are probably the best alternative in terms of price and smell. They also aren't half as pigmented.. but they're £6, so you can probably see why. I would say that the Kylie lip glosses look like you're wearing lip liner underneath, which in my book, is worth the money.. but with Colourpop's Lip Gloss release, we'll see how they compare to that!

Do you have any dupes for the Kylie gloss?


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20 comments

  1. Loved this post, I've got two of the Kylie lip kits and was really curious about the glosses - especially So Cute. I've been tempted a few times by the Urban decay ones too so thanks for the heads up - I can't stand minty lip products!xx

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    1. I wanted a lip kit until they changed the formula! :( x

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  2. I have heard mixed opinions on the formula, I am going to search for dupes because they don't seem all that special to me colour-wise. I am sure there are similar colours out there. The pigmentation looks really good though, wish the wand was a bit better. Thanks for sharing, I love the NYX glosses and soft matte lip creams xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  3. This post is so useful! I would never heard thought that the Urban Decay lipglosses would be bad quality, I've never really heard anything bad about UD before so I'm surprised! That's really good to know. The NYX Butter Glosses seem to be the best alternative when you think about the price and the quality, they are a blogger must have now! (and naturally I don't have one haha). Thanks for this awesome post :)

    Julia x
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  4. Really great post - love it when people compare hyped products with cheaper alternatives. I really wanted to try some of the Kylie cosmetics products but I don't think I can be bothered for the hassle of ordering it from America, but I think I'll pick up a few NYX butter glosses soon!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  5. I like these kinds of brand comparison posts. Your swatches are so nice! Neat and tidy and organised :) I picked two more NYX butter gloss today because of the appealing price. Actually, I don't mind the small wand because I can then apply to the corners easily without having to wipe some products away. But very useful sharing! xx

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    1. I do like the butter glosses! Haha I used tape for the swatches!! x

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    2. No wonder your swatches are so beautiful <3 Thanks for your great tips! And ever since I got my new butter glosses, I can't live without them xp

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  6. Oh, from your review I can see that the most value for money is the nyx butter gloss. Thank you for the swatches!!!!

    cosmetologylover.blogspot.com

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    1. Deffo, I think they're a cheaper alternative. The Kylie glosses are good, but not £20 good xo

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  7. Really loved reading this comparison! Have you tried the colourpop glosses? There are so many rumours that the Kylie products are made by Colourpop's sister company, I'm interested to see how they compare!

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

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    1. Colourpop don't do glosses (yet!) .. Kylie's matte products used to be different formulas (way better) but they recently changed it so that they're the same as Colourpop. I want CP to release glosses so I can compare haha x

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  8. This is actually very interesting because you're right people don't review against other brands and also if you try it on its own you probably think yeah that's good! Looking foward to the next compare post The Blonde B

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    1. Yeah, it's easy to see reviews and think 'yeah, that's good!' but when something like NYX is really affordable, or even Mac Vamplify at £16-20 is in the UK, it's good to have other options :) Kylie products can be really expensive and I don't think they're worth the price. x

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  9. Nyx butter glosses are awesome. I have like 5 of them!

    Jenny Loves Beauty ♥

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  10. I love love love the nyx butter glosses.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  11. Honestly I loved the Kylie Lipkits so much, I was so disappointed when I got the gloss. They are unnecessarily sticky and the applicator was so hard to use. It just looked like a clumpy mess, in part because of the way the applicator was shaped. Texturally it was also hard to use. I actually much prefer NARS glosses to any others that I've tried.

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    1. Really? I love my gloss, but I understand where you're coming from. The applicator makes it hard to apply the gloss evenly over the lips, which sucks a little.I do like the formula though.

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