Does Kylie Skin meet Michelle Phan’s standards?
Like a gaurdian angel watching the mayham about Kylie Skin unfold, Michelle Phan swooped back on to youtube to give beauty lovers a protecting voice. She guest starred in a ‘first impressions’ type of video on beauty influencer, Promise Tamang’s Youtube channel, Dope2111, to test out Kylie’s new skincare line.
It started with the announcement of a walnut scrub. That was the moment the internet beauty world erupted and started side-eyeing the release of baby Jenner’s skincare line. We all could see the release of Kylie Skin coming. We could have even predicted the twitter + meme circus that would come with it; for there rarely is a moment involving the Kardashian-Jenner clan that is unaccompanied by a social media tornado. Love them or hate them, the reality TV family is everywhere and so are their products. The hype could temp you to give them a try.
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Anyone who was a teenager in 2007 has seen a Michelle Phan beauty tutorial on Youtube. She turned her hobby into a business and now she owns her own beauty line, Em Cosmetics, and beauty subscription service, Ipsy Beauty!
The 32 year-old team up with her sister-in-law / beauty influencer, Promise Tamang, to spill all the tea about Kylie Skin and
if the walnut scrub will be scratching up our faces.
Promise Tamang is an incredibly talented artist who can change her face into almost anything!
No, seriously! It took me a minute to figure out which face was actually hers while scrolling through her IG.
They put their skin on the line to test it out.
Not all heroines wear capes!
Promise purchased the collection herself for $125 which she and Michelle both deemed a “fair” or “average” price for a full skincare routine.
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Each peice was tested and given a review based on how each of their faces felt in the moment.
The Foaming Face Wash:
Michelle: “Doesn’t feel that nourishing. Actually feels pretty drying as I’m washing this off. At the end of the day, you don’t want to buy the packaging or buy the hype. You want to buy a product that’s gonna work for you.” She also thought it would be better with teenagers with more oily skin.
Promise: “Not a velvety foam. It takes off like 80% of the makeup. It’s good but it’s not going to replace any of the cleansers I’m using now.”
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The Walnut Face Scrub:
Michelle: “It’s very finely milled. It’s not as bad as I thought it was, actually. But would I buy this for myself, no. I just think (physical exfoliants are) a dated formula.”
Promise: “I just feel like it’s not safe so I wouldn’t recommend for people to use this. Walnut scrubs are just a ‘no’ for me.“
The Vanilla Milk Toner
Michelle: “I don’t like fragrance in my skincare. So far this is my favorite product.”
Promise: “This feels really nice on the skin.”
Both were glad to see the left over makeup removed from their faces after cleansing and exfoliating.
The Vitamin C Serum
Michelle: “It’s OK. It’s not bad. It’s not the worst thing in the world but it’s not the best thing in the world either.”
Promise: “It’s a tad bit sticky but it’s good.”
The Face Moisturizer
Michelle: “Love the packaging. A little comes out [of the pump]; I like that. I like it more than the serum. It’s definitely the strongest [of the collection]”
Promise: “it’s nice and thick. I think it’s good.”
The Eye Cream
Michelle: “If you have sensitive skin, for sure you’re going to feel [the minty-ness]. Not bad.”
Promise: “There is a light bit of minty-ness. I think it’s good. I like the eye cream. I would say it feels like a nice eye cream”
Michelle: “Could be better. If this was the first time I was getting into skin care, [this collection] is not a bad entry way. I do feel like there are other products that are much cheaper that are more effective. But you have to do extra research … if you want something easy, this is a nice way” to get started with skincare.
Promise: “it’s not ‘wow, impressive.” I think the walnut scrub threw people off.”
There faces say: You’ll try it because it’s Kylie but you probably won’t make many repurchases.
Meanwhile, Kylie posted a “day in the life” vlog.