Some of you might know, Kylie Cosmetics is now available on Takealot via Bare Beauty SA online store. There has been quite a bit of debating whether or not Bare Beauty sells authentic products, so today I will be comparing an original Kylie Cosmetics Koko Kollection from Bare Beauty vs a fake Koko Kollection I purchased from an unauthentic seller/store.
Before I get started, I just want to mention that it was extremely difficult to take these pictures. As you might know, the packaging is reflective, which made my task of taking pictures quite difficult. I did my best though, and hopefully you I’ve captured all the detail correctly.
Let’s get straight to it!
Packaging: At first glance, you can see the original packaging is pure white while the fake is more cream. The font and wording is neat on the original and the fake is untidy. The original packaging has a glossy finish and the fake has a matte finish. The original is wider and a bit bigger than the fake. The original has a rose gold boarder and the fake is more gold. The original is wider but the fake is longer/bigger. The back of the original is clear and the fake has a print on it. When you slide out the inside and turn it around, the back of the original packaging has a different font, font color and the wording is completely different to the fake. The inside of the original has a glossy finish and the fake has a matte finish. The original lip products are neatly packed and the holes are the perfect size. The fakes are untidy and not well “fitted” in the packaging. The holes are big and small. The original’s holes sort of goes down into a oval shape and the fake is perfect circles.
Packaging: The original is wider and longer than the fake. The original is more gold whereas the fake is more rose gold. Once you remove the lid u can clearly see the difference between the original and the fake. Also the dripping on the original is a bit lower than that of the fake. The top of all the original’s has a slightly rounded edge, wheras the fakes are all flat.
Swatches: The original OKUUR is a beautiful, bright fushia – almost neon – pink, and the fake looks more red and is no where near as vibrant. The fake applied patchy and the original applied easily and very opaque.
Packaging: Again, all of the original tubes are a bit wider and longer than the fake. The drippings on all of the originals are also a a bit lower than the fakes, and the tube color is gold whereas the fake is more rose gold. The original wording at the bottom is lower than the fake and KOKO is much cleaer and bolder.
On all of the originals, there’s a little gap before the drippings, where you can clearly see the color of the product. None of the fakes has that “gap”.
As you can see from the above pictures, the drippings on the fake is almost the same as the originals, but not quite. I only took pictures of the drippings right around with this one shade, because I checked all the other originals, and the drippings are all the same on all of them. On the fakes they are all the same as well.
Swatches: GORG is a red burgundy wine color, and the fake is slightly more purple. I had to do many swipes of the fake to get the color to show up properly. It was patchy upon application and felt very tight. The original needed 2 layers to be fully opaque but it was much smoother.
Swatches: DAMN GINA is a soft shimmery peach-pink and the fake is a baby pink. You can also see the difference in the consistency. The original is a thick formula and the fake is very sheer. I built up about 5 layers for the above picture and it was still sheer.I built up the fake gloss a bit more here but it just became a gloopy mess.
Now that I’ve covered each lip product, I want to talk about the formula difference. The original formula is very pigmented and applies amazing. The fake burnt my hand (where I swatched) and was such a task to remove (I literally had to scrub it off). My hand was left red and irritated and I was terrified it would swell up. Luckily it didn’t, but I cannot imagine putting the fakes on my lips. You might be thinking “oh but it’s still a lipstick, it cannot do much harm…” but you’re wrong. Fake makeup is made in unsanitary factories and is mass produced. Some fakes has been proven to contain led, petrol, rat droppings, acid, and countless other harmful ingredients that could be extremely dangerous to your health.
Difference In Smell:
The original Kylie lip products all have a delicious vanilla scent, whereas the fakes smell like paint and chemicals. The fake gloss in this set smelled of cheap lipsticks, the kind you get at a Chinese store.
Difference In Price:
The original Koko Kollection retails for R1200+ and I bought the fake set for R200. The price is a big give away but often the people selling fakes charge R1000+ leading you to believe it is the original.
Where You Can Purchase The Original:
The original Koko Kollection is from Bare Beauty SA. They are currently out of stock but keep an eye out on their website for a restock. If you were hesitant to purchase from them before, you can now rest assured that their Kylie Cosmetics products are all 100% original. I can vouch for that. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or drop me an email on the ‘contact’ page.
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