So here’s a quick tip for you: don’t go onto Kylie Cosmetics during a launch of a new product when you’ve had one or two glasses of wine. You will make a purchase that will cost you an arm and a leg once you include shipping and customs. That’s exactly how I bagged myself this Kylighter. ‘I’m only going on to see how much they are’ I said. Five minutes later I’d purchased Cotton Candy Cream… Oops.
I’m not the biggest fan of Kylie Cosmetics. I think her lip liners are amazing but her lipsticks are really drying and make my lips flake and peel after a whole day of wear so I don’t reach for my lip kits as much as I should. I also think $14.95 international shipping is pretty expensive and then when this arrived I had a £13.46 Customs charge to pay on top of that.
However, this highlighter is really pretty.
It looks pinky in the pan but is a really nice golden sheen when swatched. It doesn’t have huge unflattering chunks of glitter in it and it just looks quite nice and natural. I have to say, it takes a lot for me to hate a highlighter, and this is no exception. It’s a nice highlighter and I will wear it. The pigmentation is decent, the formula isn’t as soft as I would like but is quite blend-able. It’s nice. But it doesn’t blow me away.
I find the packaging to be minimal and a bit bland and the colours to be unimaginative. I know there’s only so much originality you can have from a highlighter but these, to me, feel like every other highlighter. It’s not horrible – it’s a good highlighter. However, when I weigh up the cost of the shipping and the customs charge, it’s a little disappointing.
Overall, if you’re the the US and think this is a product you’d like to try then go for it. They’re nice highlighters. However, if you’re like me and are outside of the US, the £18 this cost, plus the £10 shipping and the £13 customs charge make this not really worth it. There are so many highlighters of similar and better quality you can get for far less money.
Do you have a Kylighter? Let me know what you think of them!