Since launching in 2016 with her infamous lip kits, Kylie Cosmetics has become one of the fastest-growing beauty brands. The brand boasts over 24 million avid fans on Instagram. The brand catapulted Kylie Jenner to billionaire status, but is Kylie Cosmetics really worth the hype or is the brand only successful due to the mega-stardom of the brand’s famous founder? In today’s review, we’ll be reviewing the Kylie Cosmetics High Gloss.
Kylie Cosmetics Brand Ethos
Kylie Cosmetics is one of the fastest growing brands to launch this decade and helped to make Kylie Jenner the youngest billionaire in the world. The brand is most well-known for their Lip Kits. Each kit contains a matching lipstick and lip liner to create a cohesive Kylie-inspired look. The Kylie Cosmetics line is meant to capture Kylie’s beauty aesthetic.
Kylie Cosmetics launched in 2016 as part of the Seed Beauty family of brands. Like all all other Seed Beauty brands, Kylie Cosmetics is Cruelty-Free and made in the USA.
Kylie Cosmetics High Gloss Product Claims
The Kylie Cosmetics High Glosses promise to be an ultra-glossy, luminous gloss that glides on the lips. Also, the brand claims that the glosses apply evenly due to the shea butter in the formula. Each gloss is meant to be radiant and moisturizing, whether worn alone or overtop another lip product.
High Gloss Packaging, Price, & Retail Distribution
High Gloss Packaging | The High Glosses come in a clear plastic tube with a millennial pink cap and pink Kylie label. The tubes are thick and sturdy. The glosses come with large, fuzzy doe-foot applicators.
High Gloss Price | The High Glosses retail for $16.00 individually. However, the high glosses are often bundled for a slight discount. Available kits include the 7 High Gloss Bundle ($100.00 and Complete High Gloss Bundle (containing 9 glosses, $120.00). The price is comparable to those of other prestige glosses.
Where to Buy the High Glosses | The High Glosses are sold on Kyle Cosmetics’ online shop. Also, in the US the high glosses are available at Ulta. All Ulta orders qualify for free shipping starting at $35.00. However, Kylie Cosmetics orders over $40.00 qualify for free shipping.
High Gloss Arm Swatches
The below High Glosses were one-swipe swatches of each shade I own in the line.
Most of the Kylie High Glosses pictured above are glitter-infused, with the exception of Snatched, Crystal, and Clear.
High Gloss Application and Wear-Time
The large doe foot applicator of the High Glosses make it easy to apply the glosses with a singular swipe. Moreover, the formula glides across the lips and feels hydrating and comfortable.
Each gloss is high shine, without feeling sticky or thick. For comparison purposes, the High Gloss Formula is less sticky than the ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips and So Juicy Plumping Gloss. However, the formula is thinner and stickier than the Fenty Gloss Bomb.
There is a mix of opaque, pigmented shades and sheer, shimmery finishes within the High Gloss range. The sheer shades are transformative. Whereas the opaque shades overpower any lip product underneath.
The high glosses last for several hours on the lips. However, these glosses need to be reapply throughout the day to maintain that high-shine finish.
The Kylie Cosmetics High Glosses have a fruity smell and taste that lingers. Keep this in mind if strong fragrances don’t appeal to you.
Finally, as strange as this might sound… the glosses are loud. As you turn the doe foot applicator and remove it from the tube, the wand makes a loud juicy sound.
Ranking my Kylie Cosmetics High Glosses
Although I enjoy the Kylie Cosmetics High Glosses, I love some glosses in the line more than others. Please see the below for my ranking of the glosses in my collection, from my favorite to my least favorite.
- Daddy’s Girl (Sheer Baby Pink with Copper Shimmer)
- Oh, You Fancy? (Sheer Silver Champagne Pearl)
- Klear (Sheer Light Pink Tint)
- Lost Angel (Baby Pink with Pink & Gold Shimmer)
- Crystal (Clear)
- My Moon & Stars (Warm Pink with Multi Dimensional Shimmer)
- Snatched (Opaque Mauve Pink)
- I’m the Catch (Amber with Gold Shimmer)
- Slept On (Watermelon with Gold Shimmer)
If the above list didn’t make it Crystal Klear, I prefer less pigmented, transformative glosses with shimmer and glitter. Not only do the clear glosses make the lips look supple and plump, but they are more universally flattering. also, these types of glosses can be worn over a wider array of lip products.
In comparison, the more opaque colors cover any base lip products worn underneath. Also the pigment glosses fade less gracefully throughout the day (especially after eating).
Final Thoughts on the Kylie Cosmetics High Glosses
If it wasn’t apparent by the number of glosses that I own, I enjoy the High Gloss Formula for an easy, high shine, luscious-looking gloss. The packaging is simple and sleek. Also, the glosses are still trendy. The price is slightly less than the majority of the prestige glosses that I own.
Naysayers often remark that Kylie Cosmetics’ products are ColourPop products with a markup, I can say that ColourPop’s Ultra Glossy Lip formula is nothing like the High Gloss formula. The High Gloss formula is easier to apply. Also, it is much less sticky, and more impactful on the lips in terms of shininess and plumping ability.
If you’re interested in trying something from Kylie Cosmetics, I wholeheartedly recommend any of the Kylie Cosmetics lip products – especially the lip liners, bullet lipsticks, and High Glosses.
Do you love Kylie Cosmetics or celebrity-owned brands? Check out my Seed Beauty Fourth of July Haul or my Beau-Tea Talk on celebrity-owned brands.
Love other brands in the Seed Beauty Family? Check out my February ’19 ColourPop Collection (my collection has since grown quite large), Super Shock Shadow Double Rainbow Kit Review, ColourPop Sweet Talk Eyeshadow Palette Review.
Have you tried anything from Kylie Cosmetics or any brands in the Seed Beauty Family? What is your favorite gloss formula? Please let me know in the comments below.0