By Wendy Larson
Today I was at my local grocery store (ok…I was mostly there for the makeup) and literally walked right into the end cap display of the new(ish) cosmetics line that the Kardashian sisters have unleashed on us. I remembered that Sheila had enjoyed one of the shadow palettes and thought I’d test out some of the other products. There is a good selection of nail polish colors, lashes, mascaras, and lip colors. I was really drawn to the lip products and picked up one of the three Nude Lip Sets in “In The Flesh” which is a pinky nude that didn’t look like it would give me corpse lips.
The set is a double ended lipstick lipliner and a cream finish gloss. The end result is a really pretty look, nice for light skinned cool toned gals like yours truly, and the packaging is nice. Aaaaaaaaaaaaand that’s about all that I liked.
The lipliner isn’t creamy. It tugs and pulls and isn’t very pigmented to begin with. What killed me is that it crumbled with the first use. The lipstick isn’t bad but it’s nothing to write home about and you definitely need a gloss or balm to top it off because it’s crazy drying and will show off any imperfections you might have on your
lips. The gloss was what absolutely killed me. The wand is awkwardly long and doesn’t give a whole load of control so I ended up having to really go over the edges of my lips with a tissue to clean up.
So, here’s what gets me. The gloss has a scent that reminds me of burning tires. Supposedly it has a honey taste and scent. No. No. No. No. It smells like burning rubber and tastes like Splenda sprinkled on said burning rubber. It doesn’t freakin’ go away either! It’s a long wearing gloss, but the rancid scent doesn’t go away either. It made me a little sick to my stomach.
It’s $14.99. Save your money.