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KIT COSMETICS Lip Paint – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


KIT COSMETICS, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — June 4, 2013

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Brand: Kit Cosmetics
Range: Lip Paint
Shades: Paint It Pink, Paint It Orange, Paint It Melon
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Kit Cosmetics Lip Paint is a lip lacquer that’s super rich in pigment & very thick in consistency (thicker than OCC Lip Tar).
  • Combines in a squeeze tube packaging, and you’ll need your own lip brush to apply as it doesn’t come with one.
  • Available in 3 shades – Paint It Pink, Paint It Orange, Paint It Melon
  • Tip: When applying lip lacquers, start with a small dot on your brush & smooth out the colour on your lips.  Repeat using a small dot each time until you achieve the desired coverage / finish.
  • Verdict: Unlike OCC Lip Tars, you do need to layer it on until it becomes an opaque lacquer finish to achieve an even consistency.  Any less and it will look patchy.   Texture aside, the colours are definitely not for the faint hearted!  I recommend Paint It Orange if you like your lips to be no less than a hot neon orange, and it will give you a smoother finish than most orange lipsticks.  Paint It Pink didn’t work for me, so I didn’t swatch it – it was patchy and accentuated every little lip flaw.  I only recommend it if you have a pale lip tone & no issues with dryness.

RRP: $17.95 AUD Available in Australia at Mecca Maxima & Kit Cosmetics.

These products were provided for consideration.

KIT COSMETICS Tint Sheen – Peachy Tint

Brand: Kit Cosmetics
Range: Tint Sheen
Shade: Peachy Tint
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Kit Cosmetics have added a tint of colour to their cult lip product Lip Sheen, a multi-tasking moisturising gloss that makes lips feel soft and nourished all day long.
  • Available in 3 shades – berry tint, pinky tint & peachy tint.
  • Deliciously infused with peppermint-oil infused that gives lips a cooling effect.
  • The slanted applicator helps to spread the balm evenly and melt onto lips
  • Peachy Tint gives lips a barely-there light pink sheen.  I would have preferred more pigment than this for a tinted product.
  • It also works as a great moisturising base underneath lipstick formulas that are unforgiving to lines & flakes (eg. matte, creamy)
  • Verdict: Delightfully minty, incredibly moisturising and it’s true that it lips stay nourished all day long. The formula hardens in cold weather so you’ll need to give it a good hard squeeze to get it out.  You only need a small amount to instantly revive lips.  Recommend trying the berry/pinky tints as peachy tint is too natural for a tinted product in my books.

 RRP: $15.95 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

KIT Lipstick – Viva la Rose (LE)


KIT COSMETICS, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — August 10, 2011

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Brand: Kit Cosmetics
Range: Lipstick
Shade: Viva la Rose (Limited Edition)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Kit lipsticks are creamy, moisturising & gives rich opaque colour in just a few sweeps.
  • Even without lip balm, these applied incredibly smoothly due to their lip-loving ingredients (Vitamin A, C, E, chamomile & aloe).
  • Whilst these are long lasting, they do go patchy as it wears off so I recommend lining lips first with a rose lip pencil if you don’t have time to touch up frequently.
  • 2 limited edition shades available this season – Viva la Rose (creamy rose), Viva la Berry (berry / plum).
  • Verdict: Props to Kit for designing the perfect creamy rose shade that’s manages to stay bright even on medium lip tones  (most rose shades turn darker on me). I’m also highly impressed with the creamy yet streak-free formula that somehow manages to pull a satin shine at the same time.
No lip balm or lip primer worn with this swatch – so you can see it doesn’t really smooth lines but covers them evenly without a streaky finish.
So pigmented you don’t need to use lip liner to define the edges.
I wouldn’t have guessed it was a rose shade from my arm swatch, but the transformation to a milky rose on my lips = LOVE
RRP: $24.95 AUD
Available at Kit Cosmetics (Australia)
This product was sent for consideration.


KIT COSMETICS Lipstick – Fire Lighter

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KIT COSMETICS, LIPSTICK, Yishan | by — April 5, 2011


Brand: Kit Cosmetics
Range: Lipstick
Shade: Fire Lighter (Capture the Moment Collection)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Kit’s latest ‘Capture the Moment’ lipstick collection is inspired by the vivid bright lip shades as seen on the runway. 
  • As with all Kit lipstick formulas, they are pigmented, long wearing and moisturising (with Vitamin A, C, E, chamomile, aloe).
  • I wouldn’t describe these as creamy, but they do glide on smoothly and blend well with your lip surface.
  • Available in 4 shades – Cherry Picker (cherry red), Dream Believer (pastel pink), Hip Shaker (magenta rose) and Fire Lighter (vibrant tangerine).
  • Click here to view other Kit lipstick swatches
  • Verdict: One can never have too many coral shades, and this warmer version suits a wider range of skin tones –  especially those who’re timid of brighter corals but still like a punchy finish.
Applied on Clarins Firming Lip Contour Balm & Elizabeth Arden Lip Primer.

RRP: $24.95 AUD
Available at Kit Cosmetics (Australia)

This product was sent for consideration.

KIT COSMETICS Lipstick – Freedom Fighter & Showstopper

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KIT COSMETICS, LIPSTICK, Yishan | by — September 14, 2010

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Brand: Kit Cosmetics
Range: Lipstick
Shade: Show Stopper (Fuschia), Freedom Fighter (Coral)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Creamy, pigmented lipsticks that give an opaque finish
  • Good lasting power but I wouldn’t go as far as saying they’re transfer resistant.
  • Contains lip conditioners (Vitamins A, C and E, chamomile, aloe)
  • Despite the above, looks best when worn over a lip base or lip balm that doesn’t slide.
  • Available in 5 shades, but of course I picked the boldest in favour of the bold lip trend this season.
  • Verdict: Overall very impressed with Kit’s lipsticks, in terms of taste (hardly any), colour payoff, texture and price!

“Show Stopper”

“Show Stopper” is a hot pink that looks better when worn above lip balm to avoid sinking into lip lines (eg. MAC Lip Conditioner used in this shot)
Using a lip brush is a must for this shade if you want to get away without using a lip pencil.
This hot pink is more wearable than fuschia in my opinion.
What do you think? Is this a wearable pink for you?

“Freedom Fighter”

“Freedom Fighter” looks really bold at first, but once applied on lips the orange hues blend with your lip tone. On my medium pink lips, the result is a pink-coral! This shade applied much smoother than “Show Stopper”.
Looks orange on my arm, but it will blend in with the tone of your lips.

Also available in the following shades:

  • Moon Lighter (nude)
  • Soul Sister (neutral pink)
  • Heart Starter (true red)

RRP: $24.95 AUD
Available exclusively at KitCosmetics (Australia)

This product was sent to me for consideration.