The one thing I learned the hard way is that I should never attempt the same looks that I styled up during my undergraduate school. Now that I’m in my late 20s my looks and body have evolved and I don’t think denim jackets and neon pants make a good combination. There is one more thing about which my opinion changed and that’s bright bold pink lipsticks. I think I’ve never met the ultimate perfect bright pink lipstick.
I’ve to agree, sometimes it can be hard to break free of the usual repertoire and try something bold, it’s almost 5 years since I’ve been trying and embracing so many new colors, finishes and textures when it comes to lipsticks. This time I thought of trying the famous and precious Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in the shade Posie K, I was eager to know if it’s worth the hype. From highly pigmented lip-glosses and metallic lip-colors to the hyped matte lip kits, there’s something to tickle your fancy when it comes to Kylie cosmetics.
Now this lipstick has won Allure Magazine Best Bright Pink Lipstick Award….which I don’t think this lipstick deserve …don’t get me wrong here :-D, it’s because I don’t think it’s a bright pink color and maybe Allure loved this as much as I did and actually had no category for mauve lipsticks. Poise K is a beautifully dusty, mauve pink with a matte finish.
Not that I dislike my moisturizing satin finish lipstick but the way my lips look when I use this Liquid Lipstick is what makes me addicted to it. What’s more amazing is that the formula is better than Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks. Shade wise it is somewhat similar to the Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Rainbow. I don’t know what’s the fuss all about these Lipsticks being drying, no-one has ever found out that perfect matte which hydrates and stays on our lips all-day long. The science behind that is when Matte Lipsticks are made more pigment and wax is used for rich deep long-wearing color. They also use less oil which is the reason we get such an opaque coverage when we use Matte Lipcolors. Due to less oil and more pigment, the color is likely to make your lips dry and settle in cracks of your lips.
Personally, for me the formula is comfortable and the least drying of all the matte lipsticks I’ve used in the past. The formula lasts all day on my lips and it feels incredibly lightweight like I’m wearing almost nothing on my lips. When you first apply the lipstick it will go on smoothly but once it dries you won’t be able to layer (although you will never require to layer it since it is very pigmented). The part that I hate most is removing this lipstick, you need to invest in a good oil-based makeup remover to remove this lipstick. The sad part is that I don’t think my lips are able to handle liquid lipsticks daily, long-wearing matte lipsticks are best saved for special occasions.
The lip kit also has a lip liner of same shade. Before you apply the liquid lipstick make sure you line your lips properly with the lip liner, it helps a lot in applying the lipstick. I did the mistake of underestimating the power of a lip liner in my early 20s, but trust me it makes a huge difference. According to Kylie Cosmetics, this lip liner is supposed to be long-wearing which I agree, but the staying power is less than the lipstick. It has a beautiful creamy texture and it glides across the lips smoothly.
BTW Is it just me or do anyone else find it easy to buy a new liner instead of sharpening the old one :-D
- Packaging – Luxurious packaging: both the box and the lipstick are designed beautifully.
- Price– $29.00
- Applicator – Elongated tear drop shape which makes it perfect for application.
- Shade – A Dusty Mauve Pink
- Pigmentation – Highly Pigmented
- Texture – Liquid
- Formula – Smudge-proof, Long-lasting, Non-Transferable and water proof
- Finish – Matte
- Staying power – All day long
- Suitable for – All skin tones
WHAT I LIKED
- The packaging is travel friendly.
- Posie K is a beautiful dusty, mauve pink.
- The Lip Liner is very creamy and has good lasting power
- Will suit every skin tones.
- Highly pigmented.
- Beautiful matte finish with zero shine.
- Longevity is around 8-9 hours.
- Long-lasting, water proof and transfer-proof.
WHAT I DISLIKED
- Matte and long-lasting formulas are not for dry lips.
- You may need proper exfoliation and moisturisation before using this lipstick
BnB Rating 8.2/10
Final Verdict: Posie K is a beautiful pink shade with mauve undertones and would suit an array of skin tones. The texture is creamy smooth and it a matte finish. The formula is lightweight and comfortable. Last on my lips all day long !