REVIEW: Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipsticks – Naked, Birthday Suit, Commando & Bare

Hello everyone!

The balmy weather is about to make way for the wintry chills. But there are still a couple of summer releases that I’ve yet to talk about here. So please bear with me as I take you through more of my purchases over the past few months 😆 *sigh* Too much makeup, too little time..

In a further attempt to propel Kylie Jenner to billionaire status by the age of 25, I camped by my phone one faithful night as I waited patiently to splurge my money on her Vacation collection 😏 As expected, the Wet Set was quickly wiped off the shelves within a minute of being stocked up. I wasn’t fazed by that because years of lipstick shopping experience have trained my eyes to automatically block out everything except the Send Me More Nudes Liquid Lipstick Sets 😆

With a choice of two finishes – Matte and Velvet, Send Me More Nudes comprises four vanilla-scented full-size tubes for the price of US$45 per set. I had only tried her Mattes so far thus I was naturally drawn to (and curious about) the Velvets. I carted it out and got it delivered to my U.S. forwarding address since shipping is only free for international orders over US$60.

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick (US$45)

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick (US$45)

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick (back)

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick (back)

The liquid lipsticks are filled in clear frosted tubes that are velvety to the touch and then fitted in a beige sliding box (like the KKW Crème Liquid Lipsticks) with gold-foiled lettering. Each liquid lipstick has a net weight of 0.11 oz or 3.0 g.

All the names of the liquid lipsticks are synonymous with 'nude'

All the names of the liquid lipsticks are synonymous with ‘nude’

I love my mattes but the better-performing ones can really suck the moisture out of the lips sometimes and I don’t like how gross and chapped mine look after a few hours of wear. The velvet formula, on the other hand, is supposed to mimic the long-wearing effect of the matte without drying down completely and sending my lips to Atacama Desert. Judging from the wrist swatches above, the claims seem to hold true. But we won’t know for sure until we try them out on the lips..

#1 Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Naked

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Naked

Naked is described as a sandy beige. It is a pale warm beige with a soft, semi-matte finish that does not dry down completely, therefore causing it to be less resistant to transfer and shortening its longevity on the lips.

This light shade applies fairly smoothly and coats the lips in opaque colour with one easy swipe. It takes after the streaky appearance of most matte formula but doesn’t feel as drying so it won’t crumble when I eat or drink. In addition, it leaves a slightly tacky (but not as sticky as gloss) surface which wears off to a rather messy powdery texture after a few hours.

I don’t think this shade of nude looks flattering on my skin tone even though it has just enough dark pigment to avoid making me look completely like a washed-out zombie. It is too pale for my liking. That said, this is a great choice if you’re going for an understated glamour look and it would certainly stand out more against lighter skin tones too!

#2 Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Birthday Suit

Birthday Suit is described as a nude warm beige. It is a muted toasty orange with a distinct yellow undertone and has a semi-matte finish which, similar to Naked, does not dry down completely to keep the lips hydrated. On the downside, it does not lend a long-lasting application. Moreover, in contrast to other lipsticks in this bundle, this shade has a visibly runnier formula which makes it tacky and extremely prone to smudges and transfer. Also, somehow this looks like a less intimating version of Butternut (which is going to be launched later today by the brand).

Although it applies somewhat streaky at first, it fills the lips with a light and soft texture that is gradually buildable to an opaque coverage. It also gives a slight wet-look shine for added dimension. This fades to a patchy stain after five hours of wear.

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - swatch comparison for Naked & Birthday Suit

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – swatch comparison for Naked & Birthday Suit

#3 Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Commando

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Commando

Commando here is described as a terracotta beige and it is my personal favourite from this bundle! It is a lovely muted red orange with a semi-matte finish which glides on the lips smooth and easy. The pigmentation is saturated with colour and one swipe is suffice to create an even, full coverage on the lips without placing emphasis on my parched patches. I find this to be the most matte of all the lipsticks (minus the dryness) featured in this review because of its thicker and creamier consistency as well as the fact that it has less sheen to it.

While it does also apply somewhat tacky with minimal drying, it is not as susceptible to transfer as the rest. In fact, it remains mostly intact from beginning to end, even after two heavy meals. It wore so well on me that I didn’t find the need to retouch on it throughout the five hours it was on my lips. Furthermore, this shade also earned me a few compliments 🤗 Well, enough said – this receives an A grade from me!

#4 Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Bare

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Bare

Bare is described as a nude pinky beige. It is an.. *yawn* uninspiring light mauve with a semi-matte finish. I mean, it is a nice, safe (*ahem* basic) everyday colour and all but wouldn’t you agree that this hue has been done too many times before by every beauty brand? 😴 I’m also quite positive that Kylie Cosmetics had come up with a few shades prior to this which are very similar to Bare.. but I digress.

Likewise, this shade runs rather smoothly on the lips and gives a mostly opaque yet slightly thin and watery texture – which I honestly didn’t mind so long as it doesn’t apply streaky or wear off almost immediately upon contact with other things. Unfortunately, not only does Bare tend to emphasise the fine lines, it also appears to be a little patchy and these flaws become more noticeable with time. Apart from that, it isn’t food- and drink-proof. In terms of colour and quality of Bare, #IssaNo for me 🙅

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - swatch comparison for Commando & Bare. Also, separated at birth are Bare, Koko K and Candy K

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – swatch comparison for Commando & Bare. Also, separated at birth are Bare, Koko K and Candy K

As always, I like to compare the product in question with shades of the same family of colour so here are some swatches to conclude this review..

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - swatch comparison for all four shades against KKW Crème Liquid Lipsticks

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – swatch comparison for all four shades against KKW Crème Liquid Lipsticks

When Kylie Cosmetics first teased about the Send Me More Nudes Liquid Lipstick Set, the first thought that came to mind was if it was going to be another disappointing quad of vastly indistinguishable nude lipsticks like the KKW Crèmes. Fortunately, unlike those lip drenchers (because those are too trashy to be considered lipsticks) from KKW collaboration, there is more tone disparity among the neutrals in this collection. They are not as muted as the KKW Crèmes and are definitely longer-lasting too 🙄Granted, some shades in this set may be too light or dark for your preference but you are bound to find one that complements your skin tone!

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick - swatch comparison for you ColourPop junkies

Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick – swatch comparison for you ColourPop junkies

Now, this would probably fuel the rumour that Kylie Cosmetics is actually repackaged ColourPop (which I highly doubt as their matte formula are very different) but Kylie’s Velvet and ColourPop’s Satin are strikingly similar application-wise. Both are equally non-drying and comfortable on the skin. Heck, even the applicators seem to be of the same size 😂 However, I must admit that ColourPop dries down more uniformly and lends a more huggable second skin-like effect on the lips. So, if you spot any ColourPop dupe in my swatches, get them instead at a fraction of the Kylie Cosmetics’ price 😝

What are your thoughts about the Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick Set? Did you get the Mattes or the Velvets? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below or take a quick poll!

Thanks for reading!

the Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick set was available exclusively on KylieCosmetics.com. It is now sold out but you can still find other products from the vacation collection here.

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REVIEW: KKW x Kylie Cosmetics Crème Liquid Lipsticks – Kimberly, Kim, Kiki & Kimmie

Hello everyone!

Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that whatever the Kardashians/Jenners put out would certainly sell like wildfire. The constant bombardment of the family across the social media has sort of voodooed us into splashing our money on whatever they promote and I’m not gonna lie – I’m one of those who have unknowingly been sucked into the Jenners vortex. Ever since Kylie Jenner started her own cosmetics line, I’ve been religiously keeping tabs on her product launches and am now owner to many of her lip kits (which I will find time to review here). Recently, she has also been getting her family involved in the behind-the-scene process and I can’t help but feel excited about what they have in store for us!

So, following the massive success of her collaboration with Khloe Kardashian last year (which prompted three restocks, by the way), the Queen of Snapchat teamed up with yet another of her sisters on a capsule collection two months ago, once again sending fans of the Kardashian clan into a complete state of hysteria. Well, well, well… who could it be?

KKW X Kylie

KKW X Kylie

Yes, it’s the undisputed queen of the nude lip herself! This time, Kim Kardashian, or better known as Kim Kardashian West (KKW) after her marriage to mic-grabber rapper Kanye West, got a share of the pie as she jointly launched a four-piece lipstick set with her makeup maven of a sister under the Kylie Cosmetics label. This collaboration also saw the introduction of a new range of products by the brand – the Créme Liquid Lipsticks.

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

Featuring a highly moisturising formula, the lipsticks come in four shades of nude to recreate the signature Kim Kardashian look: Kimberly, Kim, Kiki and Kimmie – all variants of her first name – and are packed in a matte, pale pink velvety sliding box which essentially makes this collection the classiest and most professional-looking of everything the brand has offered by far. The liquid lipsticks are full-sized, filled in slightly frosted tubes marked by an unmistakable pale pink drip motif below the cap and.. it’s only US$45 with free shipping!

But unlike the very first Koko collection which sold out in under six minutes, this collaboration met with lukewarm response from the beauty community and were moving relatively slowly off the shelves during launch-time. Either a lot more stocks were prepared or the choice of (really light) nude shades just didn’t go well with most people. Nevertheless, I finally carted mine out after a 15-minute wait on the holding page and was nearly late for work 😒 The sets sold out after an hour but were swiftly restocked three days later.

As always, the company was experiencing high volume of orders so I half-expected my shipment to be held up. But the delay was exceptionally long this time for a domestic order – it took them seven days to ship out my parcel and another eight days for it to reach my U.S. address although I acknowledge that the latter is beyond their control. I was still collating orders to be shipped to Singapore so I wasn’t in a hurry to receive my item. Can you imagine the anxiety and frustration of other buyers, though?

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics

Before the launch went live, there were already comments about the shades being vastly similar to one another (I thought so too but I caved in because of the packaging). The swatches depicted above should more or less confirm that suspicion – they are indeed very similar (especially Kim and Kiki) and, as a matter of fact, boring. The only shade that stood out was Kimmie because it is the darkest of the lot. Still, all of them reminded me of M.A.C lipsticks that I had rated poorly in the past. But giving a conclusive opinion before actually wearing them would be unfair, so here goes..

#1 Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimberly

Channel some serious Kim Kardashian vibes with Kimberly, a light cool beige described as a “true nude” and named after Kim K’s birth name.

It is glossy and has a sheer, barely buildable coverage despite reports claiming otherwise. I had tried applying more layers to intensify the colour but all it does was adding more moist and watery patches that diffuse into the fine lines around the lips. The runny consistency of the lipstick also makes application messy and uncontrollable. The formula doesn’t bleed, but it spreads out to reveal an uneven and wrinkled appearance no matter how I tried to conceal it with more product. Besides, it does not dry down a single bit so it is not at all transfer-proof. The moment it touches something, practically the entire coat gets removed, maybe save for some leftover streaks. Yucks!

#2 Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kim

Kim is a light warm beige described as a “peachy nude” with a similar glossy finish to Kimberly. But this goes on thicker with a drier texture while still keeping the lips adequately hydrated. Although sheer, it is slightly more pigmented and buildable. However, due to the watery nature of the lipstick, the product settles into lip lines immediately upon application, therefore accentuating dry patches and that is a big ‘Nope’ right there because I have naturally chapped lips.

#3 Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kiki

Kiki, as Kim K’s family so affectionately calls her, is a light coral beige described as a “pinky nude”. In comparison to Kim (because this shade made me doubt my eyesight for a moment so I figured some of you may not be able to tell them apart at first glance as well), Kiki is slightly warmer with more red undertones.

Likewise, it has a lightweight and creamy consistency that is sadly overshadowed by its rubbish staying power due to the fact that it stays liquefied even after hours of wear. Its opacity – or should I say, translucency – is comparable to that of a gloss and the streaky mess is truly a shame. The Crème formula is really basically just gloss under the disguise of a more hydrating Velvet finish, minus the tacky texture. And it is awful.

KKW X Kylie Créme Liquid Lipsticks - Kiki & Kim swatch comparisons

KKW X Kylie Créme Liquid Lipsticks – Kiki & Kim swatch comparisons

#4 Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Créme Liquid Lipstick in Kimmie

Despite having ranted against every lipstick in this collection so far, there is actually one shade among the four that I find rather wearable with decent coverage, and that’s Kimmie. It is vaguely (and inaccurately) described as a “deep nude” but I think it appears more as a muted terracotta.

Perhaps because of its darker hue, Kimmie has a more buildable and pigmented payoff and on top of that, applies more evenly and does not cling to the dry areas on the lips as conspicuously as the rest. Still, I cannot ignore the fact that it is short-lived on my lips. Reckoning that this would probably not withstand the test of gluttony and would require constant reapplication on the go, I ended up bringing my regular lipstick in a bullet along for touch-ups when I wore this out. I was so glad I did because it started to budge by the first hour and what was left on my lips after my dinner were a few unsightly powdery streaks.

KKW X Kylie Créme Liquid Lipsticks - Kimmie & Kimberly swatch comparisons

KKW X Kylie Créme Liquid Lipsticks – Kimmie & Kimberly swatch comparisons

As a bonus, here’s a lip swatch of all the four shades side-by-side:

Spot the difference... 🙄

Spot the difference… 🙄

All in all, unless comfort wearing is your utmost priority or you’re into creamy liquid lipsticks with diluted consistency and preposterously short lasting power, this new formula is utter garbage and should be avoided at all costs.

I really don’t see the point in this new formula at all. If Kim isn’t a fan of mattes (which is understandable since her makeup artist prefers creamy- and satin-finish lipsticks), she could have just stuck with the existing velvet formula, right? Arrrrgh. What a waste of our money 😒

Final verdict: 👎

Final verdict: 👎

What are your views on this collection? Let me know in the comments below or take a quick poll!

Thanks for reading! ♥

KKW × Kylie Cosmetics is a limited-edition collection launched on 25 April 2017 on kyliecosmetics.com and restocked in limited quality on kkwbeauty.com on 21 june 2017. now sold out, it can still be found in the reseller market (beware of fakes).

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REVIEW: Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipsticks – Heir, King K & Reign

Hello everyone!

Good Lord.. we just can’t get enough of anything that King Kylie puts out into the world, can we, especially when it comes to beauty products! Since venturing into her own cosmetic business and dropping a couple of sold-out lip kits, 18-year-old Kylie Jenner has expanded her makeup line to include lip glosses and metallic liquid lipsticks (and just yesterday, eyeshadow palettes) which would once again threaten to wipe out our savings.

Moreover, being the young ever-enterprising entrepreneur she is, she added a bundle feature that allows buyers to cart all available gloss or metal shades out at once at full price. I mean, we can always take our own sweet time to ponder on which shade to pick up and buy them individually since there isn’t any incentive for getting the bundle. But, you know, it is so convenient and those stuff are likely going to sell out in no time.. so.. why the heck not, right?! 😆  Thus, I managed to snag all three matte metal shades (even though I had only wanted two) before they were gone.

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipsticks

The glosses (which I have absolutely no interest in – thank goodness) and metals are only available in singles so they do not come with lip liners. It’s definitely more affordable without them but I prefer that they do because these dazzling liners would also make great eye pencils for the waterline to brighten up the peepers.

NOTE: As a first-time user of metal liquid lipstick (because ColourPop only launched theirs after Kylie Cosmetics did and I wasn’t fast enough to get them), I do not have any products to compare these with at the moment. Sorry to disappoint if you’re expecting to see swatch comparisons 😦

#1 Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir (US$18)

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir (US$18)

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

This golden metallic peach, having been the first to run out of stock, is the most popular metal shade in the collection but I’m afraid it does not live up to its hype. It has a runny and slippery texture (hence has the tendency to spill from the bottle) and does not feel like a matte lipstick. Lightweight with an iridescent sheen, Heir provides poor coverage despite attempts to build it up with multiple layers, resulting in a streaky and slightly sheer finish. It probably wouldn’t be that bad if I had the patience to wait for it to dry down completely before applying the next layer but nah, ain’t nobody got time for that, you know..

#2 King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K (US$18)

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K (US$18)

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in King K

Unleash your inner diva with this Beyoncé-inspired (I kid) soft metallic gold. This gorgeously rich bronze-gold blend (but tends more towards bronze in my opinion) is a truly one-of-a-kind shade which works best on dark skin tones. Buildable, it is fully opaque and extremely pigmented with an intense frosty sheen that enhances the fullness of the lips and takes away the attention from the lip wrinkles. It applies smooth and dries down fairly quickly without leaving your lips feeling parched. What can I say? I absolutely love it!

#3 Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign (US$18)

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign (US$18)

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Reign

Another Metal worth forking out for is this deep metallic copper because of its immense pigmentation and dense texture. Every application lends the lips a generous coat of product to effortlessly create a luscious pout without exceeding one swipe. The shimmer game, though, isn’t very strong in this one but I am satisfied with this intensity of lustre because too strong a frosty finish may just ruin it for me.

On the whole, the Metals do not disappoint. I find that the formula for the matte metals is a lot less drying and more comfortable as compared to traditional liquid lipsticks. It applies creamy like a gloss but dries down to a matte finish. However, as it removes fairly easily, the lipstick does not have long staying power and will inevitably require touching up very often. The applicator is of the ideal size and is stiff and fluffy at the right areas to enable easy application of the product. It does a pretty decent job in lining the lips so technically there is no need for a lip liner.

What do you think about the metals? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

KYLIE METAL LIQUID LIPSTICKS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AT KYLIECOSMETICS.COM. KYLIE COSMETICS SHIPS WORLDWIDE BUT SHIPPING FEE VARIES FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.

REVIEW: Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipsticks & Lip Liners – True Brown K, Candy K, Dolce K, 22 & Posie K

Hello everyone!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would know that the Kylie Lip Kit has been what virtually every lipstickaholic is dying to slather on their lips since last November.

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The massively successful liquid lipstick and lip pencil duo, developed by Kylie Jenner of the controversial Kardashian family, met with such great demand in its early days that the spike in traffic for kyliecosmetics.com slowed down and crashed its server (no thanks to international shipping), robbing the tardier shoppers like myself the chance of being one of the first worldwide to own the coveted lip kit. No sooner had everything been snapped up than disgruntled supporters started crying foul on Kylie Cosmetics Facebook page about people carting out multiple sets just to resell them on eBay for more five times their retail price. The problem was so prevalent that it kinda prompted Kylie to restock more often and I eventually got my hands on not one, not two but EIGHT lip kits (and planning to buy the newer shades to complete my collection).

But I'm going to review *just* these five today..

But I’m going to review *just* these five today..

“You must be crazy!”

Admit it, you know you need to have one even though you were never a fan of Kylie Jenner. As a matter of fact, me neither! But as the internet goes berserk over her kits, the excitement starts building and it inadvertently catches you. You clinch one lip kit just for the hell of it, wear it and find yourself liking the shade and texture. Then, what do you do? YOU CAMP AT YOUR COMPUTER AT UNGODLY HOURS (IN GMT+8 TIME ZONE) FOR MORE! That’s what happened to me.. except that I was already a compulsive lipstick hoarder long before I knew about her business venture so yeah… my spending spiraled out of control  😳  On a brighter note, that also means more makeup reviews! Yay!

Kylie's "handwritten" letter of appreciation (as you can tell, this was a Valentine's Day haul)

Kylie’s “handwritten” letter of appreciation (as you can tell, this was a Valentine’s Day haul)

After more than two weeks of agonizing wait (to be exact, five days for my order to be shipped out, eight days for it to reach my U.S. address and another five days for my shipment to arrive at my doorstep – all in the name of saving money 😥 ), the Lip Kit Box with the iconic black dripping paint design on the sides (which has now been changed due to cases of theft from doorsteps) was finally delivered to me. The sturdy box, meant to fit nine lip kits (3 x 3), looks really fancy and adorable. But for a flat domestic shipping fee of US$8.95 or S$12.30 (it’s US$14.95 or S$21 for direct shipping to Singapore, just in case anyone is wondering), I expected waaaaaay swifter delivery. 13 days is ridiculously long, don’t you agree? -_-

#1 True Brown K

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

A diagonal divider to separate the lipstick and lip liner

A diagonal divider to separate the lipstick and lip liner

I read that Kylie personally illustrated the signature full-lip motif with dripping fluid set in the same shade as the liquid lipstick encased in the packaging. Well.. I don’t know if anyone else shares the same sentiments but I’m not really fond of the packaging design. There’s just too much white space around the motif that it looks super plain. And don’t get me started on the lousy material used for the box. C’mon Kylie, with the millions of dollars you’ve earned from us, surely there’s more than enough money to engage a professional designer? I mean, it’s not like your stuff are that cheap okay..

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

My first purchase from Kylie Cosmetics is a deep chocolate brown with grey undertones because the other shades I had set my eyes upon were sold out in a flash. But being a devout dark lipstick wearer, I was contented with my one and only choice of lip kit available.

Like the other shades, True Brown K has a strong vanilla scent. It is matte and mostly opaque. Even without the use of the lip liner, the perfectly-sized lipstick applicator that is neither too fluffy nor thin is able to line my lips perfectly. Both glide on smoothly on the lips and are extremely easy to use. The lipstick, however, does leave a slightly chalky and drying finish which feels (but not quite visibly) flaky after three hours.

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit - Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

Kylie Cosmetics True Brown K Matte Lip Kit – Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

For a cheaper alternative, I recommend Limbo by ColourPop (reviewed here) which costs only a fifth of the price. It’s almost a 1:1 dupe right there too!

#2 Candy K

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Due to my past experience with similar dusty pinks like Candy K, I presumed it was going to wash me out and make me look ghastly. Therefore, this warm pinky nude was not among my preferred choices of lip kits initially. I had only bought it to complete my collection.

In a strange turn of events, I received more compliments wearing Candy K than I would usually get with my other conventional nude shades. Even a stranger couldn’t resist asking me where I bought it from! I supposed it wouldn’t be advisable for her to wait by her phone at 7am (sometimes 4am.. these are times I’m glad I’m nocturnal) for the product to be restocked so I recommended her ColourPop’s Clueless (reviewed here) instead which is the purple version of Candy K with more blue undertones. Unfortunately I don’t have Clueless anymore, so no swatch comparison for that. My apologies!

No doubt, Candy K took me by surprise with its lovely shade of matte pink which complemented my tanner Chinese skin tone so darn well, but I can’t say the same for the runny quality of this particular lipstick shade which makes it prone to spillage if not handled properly. Its only advantage is that is dries down a lot faster. Having said that, Candy K, too, feels drying and I didn’t like that hairline cracks form instantly after I stretch my lips.

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit - Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Lip Kit – Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

Bianca by ColourPop, a pale pink-mauve, is another dupe you can consider if Kylie Lip Kits are beyond your makeup budget. Scroll down to Dolce K and Posie K for more swatch comparisons against Candy K.

#3 Dolce K

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Here comes the brown cousin of Candy K! This highly sought-after shade is described as a deep beige nude but more accurately a dusty mocha brown. The lip pencil, though, seems to appear a shade lighter than the lipstick, which kinda blends into my natural lip colour. The lipstick has mostly opaque coverage with a velvety and lightweight texture which feels almost non-existent on the lips.

With a single application, the Dolce K lipstick fills the lips effortlessly but fails to conceal most of the lip lines while further emphasising those on the upper lip. It, however, dries down pretty quickly and leaves a smooth and evenly matte finish. Nonetheless. I really love this colour and have worn it out on several occasions already! 🙂

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit - Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K Matte Lip Kit – Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

Dolce K gets my stamp of approval because I don’t have an exact dupe of it!

#4 22

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

The launch of 22 spells the end of using names suffixed with ‘K’ for the lip kits. It’s about time because I was starting to feel annoyed by the redundant K’s which served no useful purpose apart from adding an extra syllable to the product name.

The liquid lipstick component of 22, a vibrant burnt orange named after Kylie’s lucky number, appears very opaque but feels a tad drying on the upper lip. This flattering shade is a lot thicker in consistency as compared to the pioneer shades which led me to believe that there were improvements made to the quality of the liquid lipsticks. Upon application, it leaves a vivid and extremely pigmented pop of warmth that adds dimensions and fullness to the lips.

Basically, there’s not much to complain about this kit besides the fact that my pencil broke (but not really an issue as it can be sharpened). It’s a gorgeous colour that goes with most skin tones (especially fair skin), so I don’t know why it isn’t as popular.

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit - Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

Kylie Cosmetics 22 Matte Lip Kit – Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

22 is truly a unique shade for me. Even the closest dupe I have in my stash is nowhere as vibrant as this!

#5 Posie K

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit (US$29)

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit - Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit – Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick

Kylie picked “Posie K” from a sea of suggestions from her fans left on one of her Instagram updates inviting everyone to name her then-upcoming lip kit. Even today, I still have no idea what “Posie” means. It is supposed to be a misspelling of Posy? Or Posey? Hmmm, maybe Posey because just like its definition, Posie K seems impressive in pictures but turns out to be the complete opposite. It’s a pity because the colour is really gorgeous.

This cool mid-tone berry feels weightless but tends to accentuate the lip lines. The poor consistency of the lipstick forced me to reapply on certain areas which did not receive its full coverage. It leaves a very drying finish, feels chalkier than the other liquid lipsticks and worsens when it comes in contact with liquid. Something must have gone wrong in the formula of Posie K because the quality is strikingly different from that of the other Kylie Mattes I bought.

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit - Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

Kylie Cosmetics Posie K Matte Lip Kit – Liquid Lipstick swatch comparison

All in all, for the price of US$29, I think it’s a bargain (although still quite pricey for poor students like me) for a reasonably good liquid lipstick and lip liner, especially since it’s from a celebrity-owned brand.

Finally, having used both Kylie Mattes and ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipsticks, I would also like to shed some light on the widely debated similarities between the two. While it is true that there are blatantly similar shades from both brands (and as with many other cosmetic brands), their finish are totally worlds apart. In contrast to Kylie Mattes, I personally find ColourPop Mattes absurdly drying, so much so that they tend to crumble minutes after application. On top of that, I feel more comfortable wearing Kylie Mattes as they don’t give my lips the awful contracted feeling that ColourPop does. I guess the old saying, “What you pay is what you get”, aptly describes the disparity in quality between the two here!

Do you agree with me? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Stay tuned for my reviews on the other Kylie Mattes I have as well as all the Metals! Thanks for reading! 🙂

Kylie Lip Kits are available online only at kyliecosmetics.com. Kylie Cosmetics ships worldwide but shipping fee varies from country to country.