Yesss, they finally arrived! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lipstick quite as pretty as these, though my Anna Sui Star Lipstick is definitely a contender.
My very first impression ~ wow this packaging kind of looks like cigarettes, but no worries, I’m not buying it for the box after all! Since I’m so indecisive I wasn’t able to choose just one colour, so like the impulse shopper I am, I decided to get all four; RIP my wallet.
The lipsticks come in four versions (each with a different coloured flower); Flame Red, Minutemaid, Barbie Doll Powder, and Dream Purple. Now it’s important to know that despite the different names, the actual lipstick colour is the same for all of these. Of course, this claims to be a tint changing lipstick which will adjust to the unique temperature and pH of your lips – so it may look different on me than you, but each version will have the same colour!
Don’t worry, I knew this before I bought them so it wasn’t like some horrible surprise when I started this review. I figured they’re so pretty anyway that I would keep two for myself and give the others to my sister!
Okay, now onto the good stuff. Here are all four lipsticks; left to right ( Flame Red, Minutemaid, Barbie Doll Powder, and Dream Purple).
As you can see from this picture, the clarity in each stick varies a lot. Dream Purple was the clearest of them (though it also had the smallest flower) and you can much better see the gold flecks inside. The others were slightly more opaque, with Flame Red being the most cloudy and colourised.
Honestly I think it’s probably just a hit and a miss in the manufacturing process whether you’re going to end up with a clear stick or a cloudy one, so for this reason I can understand why some people might decide to forgo ordering these since they can’t be absolutely sure of the end product. That said, I still think the cloudier ones are pretty!
Here are more pictures of the individual sticks.
Barbie Doll Pink
Each stick has a little mirror on the reverse of the lid, which is nice for application when you’re out and about I suppose. There is a push down button at the top which releases the gold stick from the red tube.
Okay, onto colour, texture, and smell! First here’s a quick arm swatch.
I have to say that I really liked the texture (at first). It’s very soft and moisturising, a lot like a mix between a lip balm and a gloss. However, that moisturising feeling only lasted for about half an hour and then my lips started to feel a little dry and I had to apply some salve. Such is life! But on the plus side, this lipsticks seems to also double as a tint, even after the moisture and glossiness had faded the colour itself remained on my lips for another few hours before I felt the need to top up.
The smell is very fruity in my opinion, which was a bit of a surprise because I was expecting something floral of course! It kind of reminded me of those fruit travel candies that you get for travelling on airplanes to stop your ears from popping!
The colour on my lips came out as a rose pink, which starts to get a little darker after you leave it to set for a few minutes.
I can definitely see myself wearing this on a semi-regular basis, I’m all about pinks when it comes to lip colours, and despite the slight dryness I’m often topping up my lipsticks with lip balm throughout the day, so it wasn’t too much of an inconvenience to me. I definitely see the potential in these as gifts though! Even if it does turn out on the cloudier side, they’re so unique and pretty that I think they make for excellent presents. And if you’re only buying one, then the price is rather reasonable in my opinion.
You can buy Kailijumei Jelly Lipsticks here on Amazon for £12.69 each! 🙂
And if you’re like me, and can’t settle for just one; they you can find all four here for £39.99 ㅠㅠ *cries in Korean
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