I’ve been wanting to try the Kailijumei lipstick since I first saw it go viral but these have been so difficult to buy because of popularity and exorbitant shipping fees. I’m happy to have been generously sent this (along with some other samples) to review by Australian seller Sweet Pinyupa Shop. She is very responsive to messages, so sweet and easy to converse with.
This lipstick comes from a Chinese brand that, honestly, kind of blew up out of the blue. This brand has no other products to their name, does not seem to have a professional website (their official store is a tictail page) and has no responded to any of my legitimate messages even though they urge people to contact them through instagram. They also warn a lot about possible fakes on the market, even though their own images seem to be low resolution and possibly just taken from the supplier’s site. I know that overall, this seems like I am bashing Kailijumei but I guess I am simply unimpressed by their business attitude and customer service.
However, that being said, I love this lipstick. It’s a great product, very pretty and I was really happy to find an Australian seller who is also selling the Kailijumei lipsticks. She had assured me that her stock is bought from the same suppler for Kailijumei (which, for those who are familiar with the Chinese wholesaler/factory industry) makes a lot of sense.
When it comes to customer services and reliability, I much preferred talking to Fern from Sweet Pinyupa over the actual company.
Now, with that done, onto the product!
The packaging for the lipstick is rather standard with the colour name printed on top. These colour names determine the colour of the flower, not the lipstick – they are all the same shade/type. Overall, I think that Kailijumei should improve on their packaging and presentation if they hope to be taken as a serious, reliable company in the future.
There is a sticker on the side with a QR code, presumably for authentication though I haven’t tried that. I don’t think QR readers ever got popular here in Australia.
The tube is housed in a plain black holder but, for those who are unaware, the actual design functionality of the lipstick is pretty cool. This is the original red tube (there have been some gold limited editions sold on their websites) and had their name printed on the side. It also features a small mirror for ease of use. It makes the tube look a little bulkier, but it’s still easy to carry around and fits into my make up bag and handbag easily.
I don’t mind the red though, admittedly, it does look a little cheap. As I mentioned earlier. Kailijumei should improve on their packaging because this red tube does not do the product justice.
This is the cool part though! You see that button at the top of the tube? When you push down on the button, the bottom of the rube pops out, allowing you to then pull it out for use. I personally think this is a really useful function as it makes the already sturdy tube even better locked in. It’s quite difficult for this to accidentally open in your bag (and we wouldn’t want that to happen, of course).
The bottom of the tube also had a sticker for the colour but, once again, this is the flower colour, not the lipstick colour.
And here’s the lipstick, guys! It is honestly one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen and I’ve gotten so many people interested in it or wanting me to bring it in so they can see it for themselves. The Kailijumei lipstick features a real flower and gold flecks inside a clear, almost balm-like bullet. Although the colour is clear, it will change to pink on application. The intensity of the pink depends on pH levels and (in my experience) how many times you reapply.
The swatch below is how it looks right after application, though I have to note that it also looks different on your hand as opposed to lips. With reapplication, the colour also becomes more intense and it’s a very pretty, bright pink but also sheer and rather subtle. The formula really is as hydrating as they promise and makes my lips feel really good. The colour gives me a good few hours of wear time, though I often reapply for the hydration.
So that’s what it is, everyone. Although I have been let down by Kailijumei’s service and business attitude (though I sincerely hope that it will improve and they will develop/improve themselves to become a more reliable business), I have been so, so happy with Sweet Pinyupa.
I recommended her store to friends who are wanting to buy the lipstick and I wouldn’t hesitate to also recommend her to my readers. She is a great buyer to get the Kailijumei product from,
SO WHAT IS IT?
A hydrating, pH colour changing jelly lipstick with a flower and gold specks.
- Sturdy lipstick tube
- Very hydrating
- Beautiful lipstick bullet
- Pigmented and pretty colour
- Changes according to pH
- Affordable and reliable seller
- The Kailijumei packaging is rather tacky and full of English typos
- Red tube isn’t very classy
- The original company is currently poorly operated, however, Sweet Pinyupa is not.
WOULD I REPURCHASE?
I have actually been considering getting them in the other colours because I really think it’s beautiful and I like the formula as well – I rarely ever find anything hydrating enough for me. Either way, I would purchase from Fern at Sweet Pinyupa and will be recommending her to any of my friends who are after the Kailijumei lipstick.