Kylie Jenner’s first official lip color collection exploded onto the scene yesterday, but if you blinked, you probably missed your chance to snag one! The Kylie Lip Kit by Kylie Jenner pieces became available just in time for the online shopping frenzy that is Cyber Monday and fans wasted no time purchasing their very own Kylie-approved colors. The hotly anticipated lipsticks sold out almost immediately, proving once again that the youngest Jenner has quickly ascended to beauty mogul status.
Mom Kris Jenner turned out, as did loads of Kylie’s friends and fellow beauty gurus, to show their support at Monday’s official Kylie Lip Kit launch event inside the Kardashian-owned Dash Boutique in West Hollywood. We caught up with Kylie, who sported an impossibly chic Olcay Gulsen pantsuit, a Sass & Bide bustier and an edgy new green hairdo (below), to chat about the inspiration for her first kits.
“At first I was going to do a hot pink, a nude, and a brown, and then I couldn’t decide between two of my nudes and I was like… I’m just going to do what I want,” Kylie divulged to InStyle about her process for bringing her dream colors to life. For the kits, each of which contains a lip liner and liquid matte lipstick, the 18-year-old star delivered nude shades Dolce K and Candy K, and brown shade True Brown K ($29 each, lipkitbykylie.com)
Jenner’s lips have of course been a hot topic for some time now, so it’s no surprise that the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood decided to capitalize. “I was obsessed with lipstick at that point, and still am, but I would over-line my lips and try to get fuller lips, and it was just a thing that I feel like everyone kind of knew me for,” she shared. “It came to a point where I would just tell everyone what lip color I was using and then I would try to go buy more and it would be completely sold out. I wanted to take matters into my own hands and make my perfect color, have it in stock, with my name on it.”
Jenner has been totally hands-on, from conception to production of her first round of lipsticks. “My favorite part ever was actually going to the factory, seeing how it’s made, taking the tour, seeing how every bottle and lip liner is made. I think that was really cool,” she added. She also assured us that her famous family didn’t inundate her with input on this venture. “I didn’t want them to tell me anything! I like things to be organic and completely from me.”
So how can you get your hands on the sold-out pieces? “It makes me sad that they sold out, because I want everyone to be able to have the chance to get it, so I’m going to do another launch before Christmas,” Jenner revealed. Look out for the next round of lip kits, exclusively on LipKitByKylie.com.