25 Jul Kylie Lip Kit V ColorPop: There’s a Clear Winner…
A few weeks ago we discovered that Kylie Cosmetics and ColorPop are both owned by the same parent company, made in the same factory and are formulated with basically the same ingredients.
Obviously this called for some serious investigation, which resulted in ordering 4 more Kylie Lip Kits and 16 Colorpop Ultra Matte Lipsticks and Lip Liners. A clear example of investigative journalism at its finest.
After trialing ColorPop and comparing the consistency, wear, colours and price to the Kylie Lip Kit, we have reached our verdict.
Both the Kylie Lip Kit and the ColorPop Ultra Matte Lipsticks are very similar in consistency. The ColorPop formula is slightly thinner, but they are both just as easy to apply. The formulas are both very matte and you only need one coat to get an even finish.
This is where the real differences are. I’m surprised at how comfortable the Kylie Lip Kit is to wear. As someone with very dry lips who hates wearing lipstick because it’s uncomfortable, the Kylie Lip Kit is really impressive. After applying the formula, it feels as though the product just sits comfortably on top of your lips. It’s long lasting and has stayed on my lips throughout meals, a glass of wine and a night out dancing.
The ColorPop formula is another story. I was excited about the Ultra Matte Lipsticks and Lip Pencil, thinking that they would be the same as Kylie’s product. Unfortunately, immediately after applying the Ultra Matte Lipstick it feels as though the product is sucking the life out of your lips. Both Bonnie and I agree that the formula is drying and definitely not as comfortable to wear as Kylie’s.
Both formulas are long lasting and difficult to remove without an oil based makeup remover.
There has been plenty of talk all over the Internet regarding colour dupes for the Kylie Lip Kit. ColorPop’s Ultra Matte Lipstick in Clueless and Lip Pencil in Contempo has been a popular dupe for the Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K.
We compared both colours and it’s clear that although they are similar, Clueless and Contempo are definitely not an exact dupe for Candy K. Candy K is much warmer than the ColorPop product.
The colours in both the Kylie and the ColorPop ranges are great. ColorPop has a larger range than Kylie so there are more to choose from. We have tried the Kylie Lip Kit in Dolce K, Kourt K, Candy K and Posie K, and the ColorPop Ultra Matte Lipstick in Clueless (with Contempo Lip Pencil), Privacy Please, Creeper (with Bossy Lip Pencil) and Shallow.
If I had to choose, I would pick the ColorPop shades over Kylie’s, but that could be because they aren’t as warm and suit me better.
As we mentioned in our last post, one Kylie Lip Kit is around AU$40 with shipping costs at AU$21 vs. one ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lipstick at AU$8.40 with a matching lip liner at AU$7, and shipping rates determined by the final weight of your order. Including delivery to Sydney, this came to AU$18.40 to ship one Ultra Matte Lipstick and one Lip Pencil.
So it costs AU$61 for a Kylie Lip Kit vs. AU$33.80 for a ColorPop Ultra Matte Lipstick and Lip Pencil.
And the Winner is…
Although the colours in the ColorPop Ultra Matte Lipstick range are amazing, the Kylie Lip Kit is by far the winner. I wish it was more affordable, but the product is good, feels comfortable and looks fantastic.
If dry lips aren’t a problem for you, go ahead and try ColorPop! If you’re like me and know it’s going to be an issue, just splurge on a Kylie Lip Kit. It’s better than ordering products you’ll never use.
I honestly believe that those extra filler ingredients in the ColorPop formula make the product more drying. They also probably make it more affordable to make, hence the dramatic price difference.
So there you have it. Both products are good, but the Kylie Lip Kit is better. Hopefully this is helpful to anyone who has been contemplating purchasing either a ColorPop or Kylie product.
Kylie Cosmetics- Dolce K
Kylie Cosmetics- Candy K