Yes, I know this is something that is over-talked about and has been a trend for over a year now, but I have FINALLY found the perfect “Kylie Jenner Lip” from the drugstore!
I am going to give you a more expensive MAC option (for all you MAC fanatics out there who probably already have these) and I am also going to give a drugstore option which is way less expensive but still gives the same effect.
First, the liners:
Lining your lips (or over- lining your lips if that is something you’re into) is key to achieving the infamous “Kylie Lip”. For more staying power, line and fill in your lips completely with a liner before going in with a lipstick.
Left to Right: MAC Spice ($17), Jordana Rock N’ Rose ($2), Milani All Natural ($4)
As you can see by the swatches, these liners are all basically the same. The only difference is that the MAC one has more of a red tone to it, but you will still get the same result with any of these liners. Also, the Jordana and Milani liners are more creamy than the MAC formula, but I find that they last just as long!
Next, the lipsticks:
My favorite MAC lipstick of all time is Velvet Teddy and this is the shade I use to get the “Kylie Lip” look. I have found a great drugstore dupe though that I like just as much!
Left to Right: MAC matte lipstick in Velvet Teddy ($17), Maybelline matte lipstick in Nude Nuance ($5-6)
The Maybelline lipstick option is deeper than the MAC lipstick but it still gives the same look. I almost prefer the Maybelline lipstick because it is a much creamier formula than the MAC one! The only downside is that it does not have the same staying power, but I personally do not mind having to reapply throughout the day because it is more moisturizing. I also added a NYX Butter Gloss on the side in the shade Madeleine if you want a glossier finish!
I hope this helped anyone who is still on the hunt for drugstore (or MAC) options to get that infamous lip color! I still love the dusty rose tones and feel that it looks great on any skin tone!