My Experience with Online Shopping at | Kylie Cosmetics Haul

Monday 11 September 2017

Hey lovelies!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I certainly had a busy but amazing weekend as I got to attend the Cosmo Fashion Weekend with Vogue Eyewear, and with my mom in town, I spent time with her by taking her out to show my new place in Gurgaon and around.

Well, coming back to this post, last month I had placed another order from Kylie Cosmetics when they had a discount offer running, and I ended up splurging like crazy. Also, this wasn't my first order with them as I had initially placed order a few months back for 3 lip kits.

I finally decided to write a review as I now had a great comparison of the custom fees and other details over my two orders, and thought this post would be of help to many readers who want to shop from Kylie Cosmetics or want to know more about online shopping at Kylie.

Kylie Cosmetics Shopping Haul as you all know is run/owned by the famous Kylie Jenner, and the products and are exclusively sold through this website. They are not available in physical stores in India yet, but the website ships worldwide.

Here are a few highlights of the product line by Kylie Cosmetics :
  • Kylie Jenner products are not tested on animals.
  • Kylie Jenner launched Kylie Cosmetics in 2016 after the global launch of her wildly successful liquid lipstick + lip liner duo.
  • The brand now also offers eye kits, blushes, highlighters, glosses, and limited edition kits that include brushes, palettes and makeup bags. 
  • All shades of The Kylie Lip Kits are vegan.
  • International shipping is free on all orders above $60.
My online shopping experience with Kylie Cosmetics

I had placed my first order with the website back in May which included 4 lip kits (on offer) and a free lip gloss, and the total was $72.95 (including $14.95 shipping). My order had arrived in 15 days from the date of order and I was not charged any custom fees.

However, the same wasn't the case with my latest order, as I had to pay a hefty custom fee of Rs 2,700. My order included 3 individual lip kits, 1 set of liquid lipsticks, 1 set of brushes and 1 highlighter. 

The order total was $97 with free shipping, but I received this order in 1 month of it being placed - thanks to Indian customs. Well, I was taken for surprise when I received the customs slip because my earlier order had come with no custom fee. 
However, I realised this could be because my order this time came in a huge box with 2 small boxes having the products inside it, and maybe that's why it caught the customs' eye. Had the packing company fit the products in just one box, it would not have entertained additional fee.

Anyway, here are more pictures of the products, swatches and my review : 

In Love with Koko - Lip Collection
My favorite from the lot has to be this kit as it includes three beautiful matte shades and a lip gloss. While I am not a gloss fan, it works really well when applied over the matte lipsticks.

In Love with Koko - L to R - Bunny, Baby Girl, Doll and Sugar Plum
My favorite Kylie product is definitely the matte lip kit - the colors stay put for 6-7 hours and give amazing color in one application. However, if you have dry lips, you might need to apply some vaseline beforehand, as these lipsticks tend to make the lips really dry after 4 hours which would make you rush to apply your vaseline again.

Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick - Dead of Knight and Dolce K
All the lip kits also come with a matching lip liner which can be applied as a base to bring out the best of the liquid lipstick. 
Dead of Knight and Dolce K

Kylie Velvet & Matte Liquid Lipstick - Rosie, Love Bite and Leo
While the product range is not huge, Kylie Cosmetics does offer a versatile range of shades in liquid lipsticks - especially bold, vampy colors that I am currently a fan of. Have a look at the swatches of three of such lip colors below :

L to R - Rosie, Love Bite, Leo

Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick - June Bug and Spice

L to R : June Bug and Spice
This time, I was tempted to try one of the Kylighters so I also ordered the shade Chocolate Cherry which is a light, coppery bronze highlighter which I think would suit would the Indian skin tones the best. 
It is an every day shade which can be worn from work to party with ease. However, texture wise, it is still a little difficult to work with, but I like that it is a wearable, versatile highlighter.
Kylie Kylighter - Chocolate Cherry
(PS : Special mention to my friend Manisha who helped me with the swatches)
Well, overall, I am satisfied with my online shopping experience with Kylie Cosmetics, considering I received a decent discount and the lip kits are worth the price (it's the same price as the MAC liquid lipstick, but you also get a lip liner in this kit). 

However, the custom fee was definitely a disappointment, and I would recommend, if you are placing an order, try to keep it for maximum 4 products so that your order doesn't catch the custom officials eye, which would lead to you having to pay almost 30% of your order value as customs fee.

For now, I am done with shopping from Kylie Cosmetics, and would look forward to buy some products by Christmas or New Year now.
Do let me know if you have any specific queries that I forgot to cover in this post, and I would surely reply :)

**UPDATE (Sep'18) : As Kylie Cosmetics was running another Bogo offer this month, I placed another order consisting of two lip kits and one lip trio which costed me USD 65. But when even after 45 days of placing the order I didn't receive my order, I asked for a replacement order which was sent after a few requests.

Now, I asked for the replacement order to be dispatched to my Delhi address to make sure I get it promptly this time, and I thankfully did within 10 days without any custom fees charged.
Here comes the best part, after another week, I received the original package at my Mumbai address with an additional custom fees of Rs 3000 - which is almost the amount I paid for the order.

I was shocked and ofcourse refused the package as I had already received the replacement package. But then I realised that I wasn't charged any fees on the replacement package as the order value marked on the top of the parcel was $0 whereas on the original package the order value was marked $65. So I guess I just got lucky, but I will advise you to keep your order below $40-50 if you want to avoid paying any custom fees.



  1. Very nice blog. Eves24( has a huge collection of Real Diamond Jewellery in Bandra And Andheri.

  2. Love the shades you have picked, especially rosie, love bite and leo! <3

  3. Products from India which are related to beauty are made by natural ingredients which is helpful in keeping your skin healthy.

  4. Hi I am planning to order the Kylie cosmetics gloss ! Will I have to pay customs for 1 gloss ?

    1. Hey! No, if your order amount is less than 25$ you should not be charged any custom fees

  5. My order is for 36 dollars and I ordered OG Trio Lip Set, will they charge me any custom fees?


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