Debunking Kylie Jenner’s KyMajesty
You most likely have seen at least one of the many youtube videos uploaded by angry users who were unimpressed, and disappointed by Kylie Jenner’s liquid lipstick, KyMajesty. The videos provided a useful outlook and opinion on the eighteen year old’s metal liquid lipstick, that had recently been creating a storm on the internet, much like everything else associated to the Jenner and Kardashian label.
I must admit, it is extremely easy to find a negative review on almost any product through YouTube because it is the land of the commentary, and there will always be a sour skittle in every bag. However, something in particular that caught my eye with this product, was the overwhelming amount of rather lengthy negative videos that were dedicated to it.
In one video, Kendall Alfred stated that she had purchased two different tubes of KyMajesty. She unveiled both of them live on Snapchat where she found that one tube appeared to be half full, while the other was completely full. Going on to swatching them, she noticed that the first swatch was extremely sheer, and it took her over three swatches to built the liquid lipstick up to the coverage that was worn by Kylie in the promotional ads. Curiously, she swirled the wand around the perimeter of the tube, and it visibly was almost all gone after one simple motion. After deciding against proceeding with the giveaway she once had in mind, which explains the second tube, she performed the same motion on the full tube. Although this motion did remove some product from around the perimeter, it did not result in a seemingly empty tube that only was left with balled up product.
Taking her disapproval to Twitter, Kendall then found amongst her viewers that the liquid lipstick did not appear to be sheer and patchy, only when used in conjunction with Kylie’s “Dead Of Knight” lip liner, which was sold separately.
Upset by this, Kendall went on to state that it was false advertising, and did not believe that it was correct that you need to use another lip liner in order to achieve the look that was showcased in the promotional photos. She also stated that it did have a different formula from the other metals, which explains its patchiness, and that it was not categorized correctly.
Disappointed, many agreed that they had only purchased the KyMajesty metal liquid lipstick because it was an avant grade color, and that it would be unfair to expect consumers to already have a lip liner or lipstick that would work underneath KyMajesty to help amplify the shade. Kendall also stated that Kylie Cosmetics does not provide refunds, and that the liquid lipstick that she had paid eighteen dollars for, was now essentially useless.
Kendall also added that the shipping price on Kylie Cosmetics was unlike any other, seeing that there was no free shipping after spending a certain amount of money, which also displeased her. Referring back to the formula, she said that it was very glittery, gritty, and that it was a hassle to apply. She also stated that she had intentions of expanding the versatility of the lipstick by also using it as an eyeliner in a tutorial which has now been seen done with many other liquid lipsticks from brands such as Jeffree Star, Tarte, Stila and Anastasia Beverly Hills. She described that if you were to play up the uses of this product, it would be like applying watery sand to your eyes.
She did however empathize with those who did waste their money on this product, and decided to still try and create a tutorial to make the product somehow work. She did, however, give mentions to Nikee Tutorials who created a video on how to duplicate this liquid lipstick, which we will be talking about at the end of this article.
In her tutorial, Kendall suggested swirling around the applicator on the inside of the tube, to try and grab onto all of the product. She also suggested that you must go over the lines a few times in order to avoid the hazed out grey effect, that will happen if you do not complete this step. After a few coats, she then went on to clean up the edges with a baby wipe.
During Kendall’s transfer test, she kissed the back of her hand after she had waited for the liquid lipstick to dry, and immediately the shape of her lips was transferred.
I have taken it into my hands to also find a duplicate to KyMajesty, so that my viewers can achieve the shade worn by Kylie Jenner in promotional pictures, without having to waste their money on a product that doesn’t work.
Do It Yourself
The thing I love about this, is there is a multitude of products that can be used to achieve this look. The first step you will need to do is fill in your lips entirely with either a matte black liquid lipstick or lip liner. Below, I have named some products that I do believe are worth investing in.
- Kylie Jenner – Dead of Knight
- Black Up – M30
- Kat Von D Studded Lipstick – Slayer
- Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Perversion
- Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick – Black Truffle
- Kylie Jenner – Dead of Knight
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide – On Lip Pencil – Perversion
- Tarteist Lip Crayon – Blackout
You then will want to take a deep blue pigment, and you will want to just lightly dab it onto your lips and build it up to the coverage that you are most satisfied with.
- Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow – 10 Wet Blue
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow – Evidence
- Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow – Paranoid
- Mac Pigment – Naval Blue
- Mac Pigment – Deep Blue Green
- Mac Pigment – Steel Blue