I’m sure you all know by now that Kylie Jenner has her own cosmetic company taking the beauty industry by storm. Her lip kits sell out within minutes, along side of that she now has lipgloss, metallic’s, an eyeshadow palette, gel eyeliners and more. Kudos to her as it’s definitely popular all round and going well for her!
I was lucky enough to receive a lip kit in the shade Dolce K and a metallic’s in Reign as a gift (ordered directly from Kylie Cosmetics) but after that I went on a little hunt to get more. I actually turned to eBay which I’m sure 80% of the Kylie Lip Kits listed on there are fakes however the seller I purchased from looked very reliable (if only I knew!) – So ahead I went, and started placing bids on the Kourt K Lip Kit listed by this particular seller (who’s now been removed from eBay).
left: fake kourt k / right: real dolce k
When I received my KOURT K lip kit from the eBay seller I compared it to my DOLCE K. From the outer packaging, to the tubes, to the product itself I noted down all the odd little things and did a little bit of research myself.
After I had collected enough information and done a little bit of investigating I came to the realisation that the KOURT K lip kit I had been sent was FAKE.
This blog post is mainly for those searching the way I did for information on how to prove if your lip kit is fake. See below comparison photos:
(brightness of the photos edited make the shade of these lip kits differ a little.)
You need to take note of every little detail on the boxes, the FAKE (KOURT K) has a big difference to the packaging once you look closely.
KYLIE’S TIPS (REAL): For the best result, fill in your lips with the lip liner then top with one coat of Matte Liquid Lipstick.
KYLIE’S TIPS (FAKE): Line lips with lipliner and fill lips in with liquid lip colour.
left: real dolce k / right: fake kourt k
if you then go to the next part of information on the back of the Kylie Lip Kit boxes there will be:
CONSEIL DE KYLIE:
MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK: (ingredients)
LIP LINER: (ingredients)
& a disclaimer including the company name, address and website.
As you can see in the comparison photos, the font and information is different and not as clear as the real packaging and the information word for word is completely different.
left: real dolce k / real: fake kourt k
IF you have a real lip kit you will be able to compare your real lipliner to the fake lipliner by simply pushing them against a flat surface. The fake lipliner is much longer than the real lipliner. Another way to determine this is if the outer boxing of the lip kits don’t completely shut down (because of the lip liner being far longer than the actual box). This is because the boxes are the exact same size as the real lip kits however the extra long lipliner doesn’t fit in the box, therefore it won’t close. I also noticed whilst photographing both lip kits that the fake one had a very light stamp on it (pictured below).
left: real dolce k / fake: kourt k
left: fake court k / right: real dolce k (as you can see a big difference in size)
Again, its really easy to spot whether your liquid lipstick is FAKE. Pictured below, the DOLCE K (real) applicator is much more of a “pale white/clear” colour and the KOURT K (fake) is pure white. The actual applicator is also longer and more pointed than the real one (again, pictured).
Hopefully from the information I’ve included and the photo evidence those that have been sadly fooled into receiving a fake Kylie Lip Kit from a private seller or a eBay seller will be able to determine the difference.
left: fake kourt k / right: real dolce k
TIPS WHEN BUYING FROM ANYWHERE BUT KYLIE COSMETICS
Kylie Cosmetics DO NOT supply ANYONE or ANY COMPANY wholesale. (this means if someone has told you they’ve bought a stock lot from Kylie Cosmetics, its a lie!) You can also find this information on the official site.
ASK FOR PROOF OF PURCHASE if it is a resale! Look for the obvious signs, if the seller is selling multiple lip kits they could be selling fakes. However if its an individual re-selling they will only have one, or maybe two. Ask for proof of purchase, for example: an email confirmation with their email on that contains the products they are selling.
BUYING DIRECT FROM KYLIE COSMETICS
When you order to the United Kingdom from Kylie Cosmetics you will more than likely get hit with a customs charge (unfortunately we did) but some do pass through without getting checked (lucky!!). If you are that desperate for a lip kit, make sure you are aware of the potential extra charges you will be hit with after its reached the UK.
If you can’t justify the shipping or are worried about the custom charge try making a larger order by asking a few friends and all contribute and split the shipping and custom charge. It will work out slightly cheaper.
There is also companies such as GoSend where you can order multiple things from American websites and they will package it all up and send it in one box to you combing the custom charges.
Hope this all helps!
Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx