Those darn Kylie Lip Kits! For some shoppers and fans, they remain a much-coveted makeup unicorn. The degree of difficulty in purchasing a Kylie Lip Kit remains incredibly high. Kylie Lip Kit restocks sell out every time and fans then take to Twitter or they pile on in the brand's Instagram comments, expressing their increasing and intense frustration over their inability to obtain the matte liquid lipstick they so desperately want. For others, like myself, successfully shopping a Kylie Lip Kit (or the newly-launched Kylie Glosses) has been a total breeze. I am not rubbing it in. I have simply managed to avoid certain Kylie Lip Kit restock mistakes in order to get my hands on several Lip Kits and all of the glosses.
What you don't do is as important as what you actually do when shopping a Lip Kit restock.
I am happy to share my knowledge and tips so that you, too, can purchase a Lip Kit and then happily paint your pout with rich, matte colors. I can promise that when you do eventually nab a KLK or a KG, it will have been worth all the sell-outs, shut outs, and annoyances you may have previously experienced. Yes, the Lip Kit is that special of a product.
So, let's dive in to what mistakes to avoid and what not to do when tryna buy a KLK.
1. Don't Be Too Confident
Don't head into a restock being too cocky or confident. I have seen some Twitter users and even some of my makeup-loving friends muse about how maybe it's time to grab a Lip Kit, thinking it's as easy as pointing and clicking. That's when I literally get the LOLZ, because if only they knew. In all seriousness, if you go in with an abudance of confidence or even laxness, you are setting yourself up to fail.
2. Don't Be Wishy-Washy
This is critical. Know which shade(s) you want to shop and make sure they are being made available during that particular restock. You do not have the luxury of time for browsing or being wishy-washy over which color you want. If you forget a shopping list, you are screwed.
3. Don't Sign On Too Late
Kylie Lip Kits sell out quick. If the restock starts at 4 p.m. PT, then you should have a browser open to the site at 3:59. Don't mosey on over at 4:30 expecting to have your pick of shades. With KLKs becoming more popular, chances are, there are lots of shoppers accessing the site. Don't be late.
4. Don't Be Uninformed
Knowledge is power. If you don't know when Lip Kits restocks are happening, then you can't shop. Follow the Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Jenner Instagrams and pay attention.
5. Don't Get Lost In The Ether
Yes, there is a lot of info and comments from fans in the official Instagram feeds and on fan feeds regarding restocks. It quickly becomes a cluster-you-know-what and you can be left wondering what and when, since fellow Lip Kit shoppers throw out info left and right and it's often incomplete and incorrect.
Know this. The Kylie Jenner app and site remain the hub of official restock info. So if you really want a Lip Kit, then subscribe to her app and get the legit details straight from the source. It's only $2.99 a month and is full of amazing looks and lifestyle tips you can use. You can always cancel after you get your Lip Kit, especially if you are on a budget.
6. Don't Forget To Grab Your Credit Card
If your credit card is tucked in your wallet in the other room, you will sacrifice precious seconds while checking out. You could lose your place in line or get kicked off the site, nullifying your order, if you are not fully prepared. Have your card out and right next to you so you can punch in the info and move on.
7. Don't Be Distracted
I had a friend miss out on getting a Lip Kit since she was texting on her phone and answering emails when she should have been focusing on making her purchase. Because these babies sell out so quick, you need to focus. Not putting everything else on hold for a handful of minutes could be the difference in obtaining a Lip Kit and being shut out.
Those are the things to avoid and what not to do. Good luck in shopping KLK on the next restock.
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