Hey guys! Here’s another beauty review where we’ll take a closer look at ‘Kay Beauty’. If you didn’t know, this is hot, the new company everyone’s talking about between Nykaa and Katrina Kaif. It’s unlike the previous collaboration they had with Masaba. I am sharing my review of Kay beauty products with you.
Here is my Review of Kay Beauty Products:
Kay has introduced a collection of kajal, eyebrow pencils, lip liners, lip crayons, lip topper, lipsticks, and accessories. Everything’s available on Nykaa. Kay is all about to make up that cares for your skin, to you have kinds of butter, oils, creams. It also about long-lasting makeup that stays on 24 hours.
- Lip crayon – 24 shades @ Rs. 799 each
- Lip pencils – 12 shades @ Rs. 550 each
- Lip toppers – 6 shades @ Rs. 699 each
- Kajals from Rs 250 to Rs. 599 each
- Eyebrow pencils – 2 shades @ Rs. 599 each
The product that’s everyone’s talking about is the Matteinee Lip Crayons. The collection is amazing, and there are enough colours for various skin tones, ages, and emotions. The best part is that you can actually build formulas and mix shades to customise your look.
I found at least 10 different nudes and links that I liked and used on several occasions. At the same time, you can perfect your look with super pigmented liners, a strobe lip topper that gives a metallic effect. Its#MakeupThatKares, so everything has ingredients that nourish, high-performance finish and long wear.
I managed to get a few of the Matteinee Lipstick lip crayons in the nude shade called ‘Billboard’, and the deep red shade called ‘After Party’ – the colours I normally wear. What was really great was how versatile the entire range is, and that you several versions of wines, nudes, reds, purples, etc. Kay lipsticks aren’t supposed to be budget make up, as you can see by the price list. Except for the kajal. Anyway, onto the lip crayon choices.
So, the crayon is supposed to be 3D, lightweight, extreme matte, ultra-comfort, smudge-proof with 18-hour wear. They’ve been enriched with Marula and Chamomile oils for hydration, nourishment. They are also cruelty-free, vegan and paraben-free too.
For the price of Rs. 799, you get just 18 gms of product. Both colours I purchased have drastic colour plays as they are very different from each other. But both are packaged in this matte white and red tube with a ‘K’ monogram on it. The tubes are light, come with a precision tip for easier, comfortable application. As the tip gets used up, you have to twist the bottom to get more of the crayon. These are matte crayons with a soft, shiny texture that glides on smoothly. My other favourites are Fraternity, Autograph, Faux-Pas, and Fashionista.
Deep Maroon Shade dark maroon red or wine shade and pigmented. It does transfer very slightly. Also its like those wax crayons we used as kids where each layer applied leaves a deposit buildup. So the first layer applied is rich, the second layer deepens the colour but leaves lots of the crayon on your lips.
1. Light Peach Brown Shade
For this, I chose Fraternity, a colour that is daytime-casual wear. It might be too light for some. It works well with liner and the formula gives full coverage and stays for 7-8 hours. This also has mild transfer issues, but you have enough colour sitting on your lips for hours.
2. Bright Red Shade
This is called ‘Autograph’ and is that typical, classic red that’s very hard to wear. An amazing formula for a lip crayon, but can be messy when worn with lip balms. With balm, it gets smudgy, and may not last long. Better to enjoy this colour with a small amount of balm or not at all as this is more nourishing.
3. Coral Nude Pink Shade
This crayon doubles as light day wear and super heavy evening wear. It is all about how much product you apply. One or two layers gives you that light look, but a few more layers and to have this bright coral deep pink colour.
4. Rich Light Brown Shade
Faux-Pas is the regular deep brown nude colour. Again, this is for day wear and simply disappears on dark skin tones, but on lighter skin tones might turn ours like a coral brown colour. This one is very versatile and can be worn anywhere when used with lip topper, it gets this soft, shiny, metallic glow.
5. Reinventing Matte Lipsticks
The first plus point is the formulation of the crayon that’s matte, thin, weightless. Very unlike matte lipstick that has a very tight, heavy feel and you need loads of lip balm. This formula is smooth, comfortable and you don’t need balm. And yes, you can remove it just as easily.
The finished look is soft, warm, red with a certain amount of opaqueness and pink undertones. This makes it suitable for day wear, office, evening parties and is easy to apply.
Its super pigmented and you get loads of colour in a single application -so, a single crayon could actually last you a long time. Then, the texture when applied is super smooth, and delivers a very strong colour payoff and stays intact for up to eight hours for me.
Ideally suited for dry winter lips, it stayed for a long time and didn’t dry out when worn – even my lips remained soft after removal.
What Else is New
I was able to test out the lip toppers – which to me felt a lot like the liquid lipstick. So, the applicator is unique and not like the brushes, hoof applicators I’m used to. It’s like a stick but does deliver on the perfect finish. I would suggest buying these just to touch up the lip pencil to crayon of your choice. They offer a glossy finish to the matte shades and are intensely hydrating.
Other things I test out were the kajal and eyebrow pencils. The kajal in KohlStar Spade was well pigmented and it claims to last for five hours without smudging. The eyebrow pencils in Walnut glided on beautifully, definitely defining the brows and adding texture or fullness to it.
So, this is my review of Kay beauty products. Let me know in the comment section if you also liked this brand.