Ownest Matte Liquid Lipstick set….or simply Kylie Cosmetics knock off….???

Greetings all!

Longtime no type. So the other day, in a moment of weakness, I splurged on a few products from amazon.co.uk. For various reasons, such as Brexit and shipping and import costs, amongst others, I try to veere away from amazon and their associated companies and services. It is a difficult thing to do.

Anyway, I bought a few things. One of which was this mini liquid lipstick set, called Ownest MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK BIRTHDAY EDITION. Its is odd to say the least. I thought I was buying a cheap lipstick set and was its own brand. Cheap it is. But original it is not. The lipstick names are literally a copy and paste of the Kylie Cosmetics lipsticks. The most ridiculously obvious one being Koko K and Dolce K. Like, bitch, what the fuck? I like originality….but let’s not drag them through the gutter just yet. The actual product might be of some bit of quality, even if the names are all stolen….

I decided to go “mad” and wear Exposed. Uhm…yeah…they are all a weird set of lipsticks. Initially, it felt sort of tacky, or even glue-y….When my lips smacked together, they had to slowly unfurrell from each other. But, in hindesite, At first, I can barely pull this colour off. It is difficult to decide if it suits me or not. I think it looked ok on me partially due to the khaki green hoodie I was wearing…

Then I tried out Candy K. Beautiful pink. I actual was really impressed with the colour. The Vibrancy of them all. Again, it felt tacky, but it wasn’t overly so like Leo was . I have to say, this pink is total applicable to any situation, day time or night time. I genuinely loved it.

This isn’t the same shade as the Kylie Cosmetics counterpart. I genuinely believe that the names are so renowned in popular culture, that the company just lifted them and put them to their own shades. Kylie’s Candy K is noticeably different to Ownest shade called Candy K

The current lipstick i am wearing, while writing this post is Kristen. Clearly, Kylie named this in honour of her very successful momager, Kris. Whether, Ownest named this colour in honour of Kris Jenner is questionable. Click the link above to see the difference in shade. It is obvious the names have been taken due to the fame they carry with them.

However, Ownest’s Kristen is a lovely solid rouge. I must admit, it is a little dramatic for a daytime look, but I am still wearing it, despite that.

Colour Name- Kristen

The wearability of these lipsticks is long-lasting. Maybe it is due part to the tackiness of the product. But if you are in a busy job, don’t have much of a chance for top ups or reapplication, it is actual a very handy product to have on you. Both applicably and physically. The actual size of the containers are quite small. But when you don’t have to reapply it several times a day, it may last for long period of time.

Kristen was a solid colour. I wore it all day. It is resilient. But at the end of the day, it was very patchy on the lips. This can’t be seen in dull lighting, of course.

Dull room lighting. No flash photo
End of day patchiness. Flash photo

The packaging – cheap. I’m not going to beat around the bush, the packaging is indeed cheap. Both on the actual containers and the outward packaging. Literally, nothing to write home about.

Packaging & Presentation

The lipsticks are in plastic containers. Due to the type of plastic used, the containers don’t display the actual colour of the product from the outside, so they can be deceiving as to what colour you will be wearing, at a glance.

Funny enough, however, that Leo, the only colour with a different formula, applies very differently to the others. I found it to be patchy and can be easily moved, even after drying, even when a new coat is applied to remedy the patchiness. When I put on Leo the colour was deep dark red. Around the perimeter of my lips it was really light and somewhat splotchy. Towards the inside of lips, it held a heavily concentration form of the colour, all due in part toe the 2 or 3 layers of lipstick I applied to try and get an even coverage. It dried way too fast for me to even when I tried to manoeuvre it towards the outside edges of my lips. It is a sorely disappointing lipstick. This is a great shame, as the overall impression and results I gathered from the other lipsticks seemingly were fine, solide and long lasting colours (to a degree of use – i.e. food and drink consumption).

I didn’t document this as I took it off immediately after realising that it couldn’t be remedied.

In totality, these products are what you pay for them. They are cheap. The stay for a long time. They aren’t the most comfortable to wear initially, but settle over time. Looking back on what I paid for them on amazon, which was £8, I can’t complain too much about the quality. It is on par to the price point on amazon. The lipstick do their job. They may not do it well, but they do it as good as can be expected from as cheap a product as they are.

When taking product photos for this post, I was swatching the lipsticks to get a clearer picture of the actual colours, and a cap broke off from the applicator. It is a massive tell-tale sign of the cheap production and manufacturing of this brand.

I didn’t even pull it off in a moment of stupidity. I twisted the top half, in order to get the applicator out from the tube, as is done with the other 5 in the packet.

Broken cap on the left. Applicator still in tube.

Would I repurchase them again?

Not if I could help it.

Have any of ye tried out these lipsticks? What are your opinions of them? Let me know!

Also, have nay of ye tried the Kylie Lipkits of the same name as these lipstick, such as the Kylie version of Dolce, Koko K or Kristen?

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