Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 ♡ Review, Wear Test + Swatches

Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017

Kylie Cosmetics launched The Birthday Collection in August to celebrate Kylie Jenner's 20th birthday and this year's theme is pink, glittery and girly, which is something that I am obsessed with!

Surprisingly some of the products from this collection is still available as I am writing this post; part of me is glad that I am not reviewing these products too late as you can still buy them on the Kylie Cosmetics website, but another part of me no longer believes in "Limited Editions" because it's all BS (lol sorry for swearing, but I really cannot find a better way to describe this).

The Birthday Collection is filled with goodies such as an eyeshadow palette, makeup brushes, mini liquid lipstick sets, shimmery powders, lip glosses and a rhinestone lip kit. As much as I want everything from this collection, I managed to control myself and only purchased the three items that I really really wanted to try and they are the Twenty Lip Kit, King Ultra Glow and Queen Ultra Glow.

Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - Twenty Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics' liquid lipstick formula is my number one favourite matte lips formula out there, the colours are very pigmented, the formula is liquid to matte but not drying, they wear for long hours and if you have been following me on my social medias, you may have heard me talk about these many many times.

Their lip liners are my least favourites, or should I say they are the worst that I have ever tried. I find that the formula is too creamy, although it glides on smoothly, I can never line my lips perfectly with their lip liners. Also, I dislike that the actual product slides in and out as I apply, it just makes me feel like the product is not made properly.

Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - Twenty Lip Kit
Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - Twenty Lip Kit

Twenty Lip Kit is described as a mid-tone rose brown, it's a beautiful colour and I love that the shade doesn't dry to a darker colour as the other lip kits I own. I did a 11 hour wear test and I wasn't impressed nor disappointed, I think they could improve the formula if they are to bring back the colour as a permanent shade (which we all know that will happen in some stage), but I really like it as an overall matte lip product.

Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - Twenty Lip Kit
Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - Twenty Lip Kit
Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - Twenty Lip Kit wear test

Kylie Cosmetics Twenty Lip Kit 11 hour wear test:

 7.30 AM  first application, I didn't take a photo because I was in a rush, but I still managed to line my lips with the lip liner and applied the liquid lipstick perfectly. 

The photo of me above shown what the liquid lipstick looks like when freshly applied, that photo was taken in door, with a good camera (the wear test photos were taken with an iPhone front camera, the quality is still good, but it can no way compare to the camera quality).

 1.04 PM  lunch time, thought I would check myself in the mirror before I go out and grab some lunch. It's been five and ½ hours since first application, I didn't eat anything nor drink anything messy during this period, I basically just had a few sip of water and I see this weird pink stain on my inner lips. So the product has faded during the five hours and I literally did nothing that morning. 

Anyway, I touch-up the inner lips and I like that the second application applies smoothly and it doesn't dry out my lips.

 5.11 PM  finished work, checked to see that everything looks good before I hop on the bus. It's been approximately ten hours since first application and four hours since the touch-up during lunch. I had a coffee and a muffin for lunch that day, it wasn't anything oily but I was expecting the colour to fade as shown in the 1.04pm photo. Surprisingly I went back and checked around 2 o'clock and my lips looks the same as after the touch-up.

Arrived home at around  6.30 PM , checked in the mirror before removing my makeup. I didn't take a photo because there's no major changes since the last check up. I am not sure if it's the formula or the colour, this liquid lipstick wears off easily around the inner lips. 

Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - King & Queen Ultra Glow
Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - King & Queen Ultra Glow

Kylie Cosmetics Ultra Glow Highlighter is described as a loose powder highlighter, I believe these were firstly introduced in the Vacation Collection that was launched in June this year.

Since I missed out on the ones from the Vacation Collection and I really really wanted to try these, I bought both shades from The Birthday Collection and they are called King and Queen.

These highlighters are so beautiful and they can give you that "wet-look sheen". Queen is like a shimmery icy pink and King is like a shimmery gold. I love the names and I love the packaging, but I think these are not practical. If I have to be very honest with you, I hate these and I regret my purchase... can I get a refund Kylie?

Although the colours are so gorgeous and the powder is so fine, these highlighters makes me chock every time I apply and they just don't stick to your skin. I tried applying with a brush and I tried applying with my fingers, I just felt like I had to pack on a lot of products to get that wet sheen. Also, if I look closely after application, these are not shimmers, they are literally glitters, so when I look closely in the mirror, there's glitters all over my cheeks and if I exaggerate a bit, you're welcome to ask me why my face looks like a disco ball.

I am just wondering if I am applying these wrong? Do I have to use them wet? Or how can I make these work? I bought these based on the great reviews from the Vacation Collection, almost all the YouTubers that has reviewed this product loves it and I am just curious as to why it doesn't work for me?! I have tried both King and Queen last week and as always, when I test out products, I normally give them a full-day wear and the "wet-look sheen" only stayed on for two hours on me.

Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - King & Queen Ultra Glow
Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - King & Queen Ultra Glow
Kylie Cosmetics The Birthday Collection 2017 - King & Queen Ultra Glow

Overall, I love the theme and the packaging of Kylie Cosmetics' 2017 Birthday Collection, everything is well designed and the colour selections are beautiful. I am not so impressed with the formula of the Ultra Glow Highlighters, but I love the Twenty Lip Kit.

As mentioned, some of these products are still available to purchase (as at today, 28 October 2017), the Twenty Lip Kit can be purchased here and the Queen Ultra Glow can be purchased only if you buy the birthday bundle.

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