When Kylie Cosmetics launched their new line of Kylighters, I knew I wanted to get my hands on one of them. As expected, it sold out within minutes. I missed the restock two weeks later and was absolutely devasted. After messaging a few third party resellers (you can check my authenticated list here) I was told stock would only be arriving in a month’s time. I eventually managed to get my hands on one sooner than expected thanks to Samira from Makeup Shmakeup. If you want to know whether these are worth it and worth the spend then keep on reading.
The packaging is simple and very basic. On one hand, I appreciate that the design doesn’t push up the cost of the highlighter any further but considering the packaging of the eyeshadow palettes and the lip kits, I was hoping it would have the signature Kylie Cosmetics droplets outside as well. The compact is made of sturdy cardboard, which I’ve dropped twice already, and the board didn’t dent nor did the kylighter break inside.
The product itself is pressed into the pan in the signature drop pattern. The edge of the pan does not fit snugly into the compact and you can see small spaces around it. I think this makes it look cheap and unprofessional like not much thought was given to make it look more refined. Maybe I’m just being picky but I noticed this the minute I opened it.
The Kylighters are available in 6 different shades. There is one for every complexion and skin tone.
French Vanilla – Soft icy gold
Banana Split – Bright yellow gold
Cotton Candy Cream – Soft light peach
Salted Caramel – Warm mid-tone gold
Strawberry Shortcake – Warn mid-tone pink
Chocolate Cherry – Warm coppery bronze
The formula of the Kylighter is nothing amazing. It is soft, finely milled and pigmented. It is quite subtle with its shimmer but can be built up in layers without looking cakey. As with most highlighters, it can also accentuate textures and pores on the skin if applied too heavily.
The Kylighter lasts about 5-6 hours and even longer if you use a setting spray.
Price and Where to Buy
The Kylighter retails for $22 for 9.5g which if compared to other high-end brands (see the comparison here) is better value for money. Kylighters can be purchased from the Kylie Cosmetics website but the price excludes shipping charges and customs duties applicable to your country. As I mentioned I purchased my Kylighter from Makeup Shmakeup for R510 but you can see a full list of authorised sellers here.
I love my Kylighter and use it quite often but I don’t think it’s something you will miss if it’s not in your collection. You’re basically getting a standard highlighter attached to a brand name. Rather save your moola and invest in a highlighter palette like this one, this one or enter my giveaway to stand a chance to win this one.
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