It seems like every other week Kylie Jenner is restocking her coveted Lip Kits or introducing a new color. Which is why we decided to start this blog. We’ll be updating it whenever big Lip Kit news is breaking the Internet. Stay tuned!
April 11, 2016, 7 P.M.: We were in a meeting at 4, today and by the time we got back to our desks, every Lip Kit color was sold out. Sigh, the perils of being grown-ass women with jobs who are obsessed with a teenager’s beauty product. Luckily we’ve snagged 6/8 colors and all three glosses already, so we still have some chill. And you know another restock isn’t too far away.
April 10, 2016, 7:45 P.M.: According to Kylie Jenner‘s app, a restock is happening tomorrow (Monday, April 11) at 4 P.M. ET/1 P.M. PT. She’ll be offering five Lip Kit colors (Candy, Dolce, Posie, Koko, and Kourt), plus all three of her new glosses. There’s still no word about whether that’ll include her metallic shades.
April 10, 2016, 7 P.M.: We interrupt your Sunday night to bring you some big news out of the Kylie Lip Kit factory: Coachella-themed Lip Kit colors are coming, and they’re all sorts of sparkly. Tonight the Kylie Cosmetics Instagram revealed three new metallic matte lipstick shades: Reign (a copper, which is likely named after her nephew), King (a gold), and Heir (a rose gold). Considering Coachella kicks off this Friday, we’re certain these colors will be dropping soon enough for you to match your Flash Tatts to your lips for opening weekend. Check them out:
April 6, 2016: In typical Lip Kit fashion, all eight shades sold out yesterday shortly after launch. The good news: More are coming next week. And glosses too. Jenner tweeted:
As always, we’ll be on the lookout for an exact date and time and will report back when we know the details. In other news, our Glosses have finally shipped, so be sure check back here to see them in action when they arrive.
April 4, 2016: It’s that time again: Tomorrow at 7 P.M. ET/4 P.M. PT another Lip Kit restock is happening. All of Kylie’s Lip Kits, including Kourt K, Candy K, Dolce K, KoKo K, Posie K, Mary Jo K, 22, and True Brown K, will be up for grabs. If you still haven’t been able to get one yet, you might find these tips helpful.
April 1, 2016 4:38 P.M.: And that’s a wrap. All Glosses have sold out. According to users, the checkout process was much more smooth, and in our own experience, we were able to walk away with all three colors with no problem whatsoever. And good news for all the original Lip Kit lovers, more “Mattes” (apparently what Jenner is calling them now) will be available after this weekend. Date and time, TBD. We’ll update when we know more, as usual.
April 1, 2016 3:46 P.M.: crickets
April 1, 2016 2:39 P.M.: Slowly but surely we’re learning more about what to expect from today’s mysterious lip gloss launch. Here’s what we know so far:
Rumors on the Internet are circulating that the launch time is going to be 3 P.M. ET/12 P.M. PT. But that’s just the buzz among Lip Kit fan accounts. Kylie Jenner herself still hasn’t confirmed or denied a time.
We now know what the new formulas smell like…vanilla. So basically they’re the 2016 version of Bonne Bell Cappuccino Lip Lites. Prepare for every middle-schooler and nostalgic 20-something to lose her bananas over this (present company included).
Today’s update won’t include a Lip Kit restock. Only glosses.
April 1, 2016 2:20 P.M.: Kylie has spoken. The launch time? “Soon.” But really, is this an April Fools joke? Here’s her latest update.
April 1, 2016 12 P.M.: Dear Kylie, It’s already noon on 4/1 and still there’s no word about when the new lip glosses are going to be
popping dropping. Please give us a time! Sincerely, overeager beauty editors.
March 31, 2016: Kylie Jenner just made a major announcement on her Instagram account: Lip glosses are coming. And they’re coming sooner than you think. Soon as in tomorrow. Everything we know about the new category added to her lip kit collection so far, including information and questions about her new video (!) for the launch, can be found here. In the meantime, here’s a shot of the three new colors: Like, Literally, and So Cute. They are being sold for $15 each.
March 29, 2016: This just in: Not only did the surge of Lip Kit fans break KylieCosmetics.com last night, the sheer volume of people looking to get their hands on the restock of her eight colors straight-up broke Google. Yes, Kylie Jenner literally broke the Internet.
According to a Snapchat Jenner posted, there were so many people on her website that Google Analytics couldn’t even keep track of the number. Her surprise face is almost as good as Taylor Swift‘s. Almost. Watch and behold.
March 28, 2016, 11 P.M.: If you tried to get a Lip Kit tonight and were unable to get through, you’re not the only one. Apparently because over 200,000 people were trying to check out at once, the site crashed. “I’m so sorry if this caused any inconvenience for anybody trying to get my kit! There was so many people the whole back end of the website crashed. It’s not my fault but if it were up to me I’d want it to be as easy as possible for everyone. You guys have been so amazing to me and I promise I will be back almost every week!!! For everyone who got through thank you and congrats. I love you guys so much! check my snapchat for more info -Kylie xo” says Jenner on Instagram.
The good news? Looks like more kits are going to be restocked almost every week (phew.) So keep checking back here, as we’ll be updating when we confirm new launch dates and times.
March 28, 2016, 9 A.M.: All right, guys, no more sitting on pins and needles. We finally have official confirmation of when Kylie Jenner is dropping all eight of her Lip Kit colors: Today at 7 P.M. ET/4 P.M. PT.
But first, a few things you should know if you’re hoping to make your first Lip Kit score.
Like many matte lipsticks, the formula is a bit drying. It dries quickly, which is great, but we’ve noticed our lips start to feel tight once the color sets. Luckily, Jenner let us in on a hack she uses to fix that (among other liquid lipstick tricks) when she first launched her Lip Kit. Her solution? “Always have a ChapStick in your purse.” She slicks it over the color when she needs extra moisture.
The liner included is your friend. It’ll keep the color from feathering and will make your application so much more precise. But if you suck at penciling in an outline, fear not. Jenner has a trick for that too. She dabs concealer on a concealer brush and uses it to clean it up any jagged lines.
We’ve seen a ton of questions asking if you can sharpen the liner. Yup! You can. All you need is a standard metal sharpener like this $3 Sephora one.
Now…best of luck! See you on KylieCosmetics.com later tonight.
March 25, 2016: Jenner’s newest Lip Kit shade, Kourt K, officially launched—and sold out—earlier today. In case you weren’t one of the lucky ones to purchase one, we rounded up five of our favorite similar shades. Check them out:
Design: Maureen Dougherty
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Vintage, $20, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
- Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in L.U.V., $20, sephora.com
- Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick in Berry Me 2, $18, doseofcolors.com
- Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Criminal, $21, ulta.com
- MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Oh, Lady, $20, maccosmetics.com
And fear not—Jenner just announced that all eight shades will be available again on Monday! Time TBD. Will update when we know!
March 24, 2016: Well, that didn’t take long. This morning on her app, Kylie Jenner announced the official release for her eighth Lip Kit color, Kourt K, a matte plum. It’ll be going up for sale tomorrow (Friday, March 25) at 6 P.M. ET/3 P.M. PT on kyliecosmetics.com. Based on the spike in searches we’ve already seen for this shade, we’re betting it’s going to go even faster than usual. Set your iCals, ladies, this one might be a battle. But just in case you don’t come away with a Lip Kit, here are a few other deep lip colors we love.
March 23, 2016: If you need proof that lipstick (and a hair change) can completely alter your look/mood, then ladies and gentlemen, look no further than Kylie Jenner‘s latest Snapchat. Eight days after revealing her new Lip Kit shade, Kourt K, Jenner has finally given the world a peek at what the color looks like on her. (Up until this point, she’s only shown teasers of it on friends and photos of it swatched out on her arm.) And maybe it’s because we haven’t seen her blond wig in forever or maybe it’s because we’re so used to her signature neutral brown lips, but man, she looks nearly unrecognizable in this shot.
It only makes us want Kourt K that much more. You?
While we all wait for a release date for the new color, let’s revisit all the times the Kardashian crew has worn Lip Kit shades, shall we?
March 21, 2016: It’s that time again: another Kylie Lip Kit restock! On Monday at 7 P.M. ET, all seven of the colors will be available at KylieCosmetics.com.
A swatch of Kourt K has also been revealed, but won’t be released with today’s restock (launch date coming soon): Kourt K #comingsoon (not the next restock though.. Watch out for that date on Kylie’s app today)
And lastly, a mysterious black-and-white snap of three Lip Kits were posted on Jenner’s Snapchat, which means more new colors are definitely in the works. Could it be that Kim’s, Kendall’s, and Kris’ shades are imminent? We can only speculate…
March 17, 2016: She has named a color after Khloe (“Koko K”—Khloe’s nickname) and another after her grandmother (“Mary Jo”—which she also had tattooed in Mary Jo red on the side of her hip). Now Kylie Jenner‘s latest Lip Kit shade is named after another member of the fam. Care to wager a guess? It is…Kourtney!
Making the deep purple color we hypothesized was the next launch Instagram official, Jenner shared a look at the new addition earlier this evening. She’s calling it “Kourt K.” Say, do you think that goth-y ’90s shoot Kourtney revealed last weekend was a tease for this? The lip shades do look awfully similar. Either way, this might be the color we’re most excited about. And that’s saying a lot.
Keep your credit cards at the ready. According to Jenner, this kit is “#COMINGSOON” and we can say with fairly safe certainty that it will not be hanging around for long. But while you’re waiting—and mentally planning the rest of your beauty look around this color—here are a few other celeb-approved vampy lipstick shades that are easy to pull off. Tricks to make it stay put included.
March 15, 2016: Did we call it or what? During our last update we were just talking about how we wished Kylie Jenner would add a deep purple shade to her lip kit collection (so far the colors have stuck to subtle variations of brown, pink, and red), and then lo and behold, the Kylie Cosmetics Instagram posted this teaser below. The caption: “Is that a new color I spy?! #kyliecosmetics”
Well, is it Kylie Cosmetics?!? Isn’t the brand supposed to be the one telling us? Le sigh. All this teasing. True to the rest of the line, this plum looks like it’s another velvety matte finish.
According to the brand’s Instagram, another restock is supposed to happen this week, so per usual, we’ll report back once it’s officially announced on Jenner’s app.
March 12, 2016: The day has arrived! Late yesterday on thekyliejenner.com / Kylie Jenner’s app, Jenner announced that the next batch of lip kits will be restocked on Saturday afternoon at 6 P.M. ET (3 P.M. PT). “I’m not revealing which ones will be back just yet. All you need to know is that at that time, go to KylieCosmetics.com!” the announcement read. Hmmm…are you guys thinking what we’re thinking? Do you think she might be dropping a surprise color? Crazier things have happened. We’ll be watching closely to see what goes up for sale. Who’s really hoping for a dark vampy purple?
Update March 10, 2016: Kylie Jenner has just confirmed via Twitter that there will me more Lip Kits in stock this weekend. No details on what time, day, or what shades will be available, but we will update as soon as we get more info.
Update March 9, 2016: Our order (shade #22!) has shipped after only two days processing. Delivery date is estimated for Saturday, March 12. Not too shabby!
Update March 7, 2016: Late last night, Kylie Cosmetics announced a Lip Kit re-stock, only a week after its last.
“I said the next Lip Kit restock was coming soon, right? I’m so excited to announce that tomorrow, Monday, March 7, all 7 shades—Candy, Dolce, True Brown, KoKo, Posie, Mary Jo and 22—will be back in stock at 12 p.m. Pacific at KylieCosmetics.com!!!” says Jenner on her website.
And in classic Lip Kit fashion, all the colors sold out in minutes. “We sold out in 15 minutes today! And we only keep making more every time! Thank you for all the love and support, I will keep bringing beautiful and amazing quality products to you guys! Hehe I have something fun in store for you guys coming very soon. & if you missed out this time.. All updates and restock info will always be posted on my app. The link for my app is in my bio. I love you guys! We did it!” says Kylie on Instagram.
It must be noted that we experienced no site issues when trying to purchase a Lip Kit for ourselves. At 3:11 p.m. ET we checked out and completed a purchase for #22 with no problem.
Update March 1, 2016: Were you one of the lucky ones able to snag Kylie Jenner’s newest Lip Kit shade, “22”? In completely expected fashion, it went on sale yesterday and sold out immediately. Other lip kit shades that were restocked also sold out. According to an Instagram update from @KylieCosmetics, “There will be an update soon on the next restock. Definitely in the next 1-2 weeks!”
Kylie also posted another photo of herself wearing the new orange hue. Check it out:
Update: February 28, 2016: Fans who subscribe to Kylie Jenner’s app just woke up to some great news: Tomorrow is the day! In a post titled “New Lip Kit Color Announcement,” Jenner revealed that her new red-orange shade—which finally has a name, “22”—will be up for grabs on KylieCosmetics.com starting at 6 P.M. ET/3 P.M. PT Monday afternoon. She’ll also be restocking a few other popular colors, but it’s anyone’s guess as to which those could be at this time. If we had to put a wager on it, we’d bet on Mary Jo K (considering even other celebs like Olivia Munn and Christina Aguilera are into the cherry red shade) and Dolce K (the OG light brown) which has been one of her most popular so far. It’s pretty much flattering on everyone.
Here’s hoping this batch lasts longer than half an hour…
Update: February 25, 2016: It’s official: The next color to join the Kylie Lip Kit krew is…a yet-to-be-named red-orange shade (and it definitely looks like the same color below). Earlier this evening, Jordyn Woods, a Wilhelmina model and one of Jenner’s close friends, took over Jenner’s Snapchat to give fans a first look. There’s still no word on when the color will be dropping other than “very soon”—a time frame we are continually being told, which means fans likely won’t have any idea until the night before—but Jenner did drop one other exciting bomb on Twitter tonight. In response to a fan asking whether more dark shades are on the way, Jenner said this: “Have an amazing dark one I’ve been holding.” Is it so much to ask to have that one now, too, please? Surely that big factory of hers can pump out two more kits at once. The anticipation is killing us! As always, we’ll report back when we know more.
Update: February 23, 2016: We’re back! And we’re bringing more Kylie Lip Kit news at you. It never takes too long does it? The latest buzz on the Kylie Cosmetics Instagram: New lip kit colors are dropping in less than a week. As we know from earlier this month, “less than a week” could literally mean tomorrow, so plan to keep your eyes peeled and your credit cards at the ready if you still haven’t had the chance to get in on her liquid lipsticks yet. She hasn’t officially revealed the new shade yet, but based on some heavy teasing, it looks like it’ll be this red-orange color. Read up on our advice for wearing bright shades like this, here.
Update: February 5, 2016: Well, this is unsurprising. Kylie Jenner dropped her new lip kit colors today, as well as more packages of her original shades, and everything sold out in under 30 minutes (an improvement, considering the first shipment was gone in less than a minute). It also appears that Jenner has plans to expand her cosmetics empire, as she changed the named of her lip kit Instagram to “Kylie Cosmetics.” We’re dizzy just trying to keep up.
Update February 4, 2016: Over the past few weeks Kylie Jenner has been teasing the release of her new lip kit colors hard. First: the black-and-white shot. Then the contest to name her fuchsia hue. Next a casual Snapchat video of a bright red color. Well, today on her Instagram, she finally revealed the remaining shade to join the rest of her Lip Kit.
It is, drumroll please…Koko, a rosy pink. See it below (pictured second from the left in the top photo and second from the right in the bottom), along with Mary Jo (that bright red), Posie (the fuchsia pink), and her original trio: True Brown, Candy, and Dolce
There’s still no word yet on when exactly the new kits will launch—or, the bigger issue, how many of them will be available—but as with any hard-hitting ongoing news investigation, we’ll be sure to report back when new details emerge. Considering she keeps pegging it to Valentine’s Day, we’re guessing you can safely set an iCal reminder for February 14.
January 7, 2016: Good news if you didn’t get your hands on the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits when they re-stocked (and sold out in seconds) a few weeks ago. We were frustrated too. But there’s a new chance to order one, with a twist: More Lip Kits are coming. And in new colors. And possibly sooner than you think.
On Kylie’s Snapchat today, she teased us all by swatching some of the new colors (but filtered the snap in black and white—sneaky) so we don’t know exactly how many or what color the shades there will be. But according to the official Lip Kit by Kylie Instagram account, “we will be restocking in the three original colors as well as the new ones. … And yes we’ve ordered a lot more for you guys. Thank you for being so amazing and patient. #comingsoon #waitonit.” We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more information on the news as it comes.
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