This Is The Pale Girl’s Dupe for Kylie Lip Kit “True Brown”

Let me start by saying this: I bought into (literally) the Instagram-fueled cultdom of Kat Von D’s Lolita. This shade has struck the perfect balance of being all over Instagram and simultaneously sold out everywhere. Incidentally, this is also the secret formula for beauty sales—but that’s another article. So when I found the Lolita shade at a Sephora, I didn’t even think twice about buying it. It was necessary.

Now all the images of people wearing Lolita show that it’s a beautiful dusty rose or mauve, depending on who’s wearing it. Here is the proof:

Looks pretty and rosy, right? Well when I wear it it looks BROWN. I’ve seen other pale people on Insta wearing it and it does not look brown on them. I briefly thought that maybe I got a dud-formula, so I bought the Kat Von D Lolita and Lolita II duo and it’s the exact same color.

It’s really strange, but I basically stumbled on a Kylie Lip Kit dupe without even trying.  Every time I wear Kat Von D’s Lolita, I have people either ask me if I’m wearing the Kylie Lip Kit color True Brown, or they tell me that it looks similar to the color. So as my headline suggests, I’m calling Lolita the pale girl’s dupe for Kylie’s True Brown. Here’s a photo of me wearing it. What do you think?

Sephora Beauty Essentials

As I made my weekly trip to Sephora I found myself lingering around the Super Stars Beauty Essentials kit. It’s basically a round up of the cult favorites Sephora has to offer. And did I mention that they are all full-sized products? But the fact that they’re full-sized means a full-sized price. The Essentials will cost you. I had to decide in that moment whether all these amazing products were worth $75. Of course they were, but I had already racked up a sizable debt that weekend, spending my weekend budget at Topshop and Aritzia before I even got to Sephora. On the bright side, the kit looks like it may be around for a while so I probably have a little while longer to deicide. Here is what it comes with and my thoughts:



  • 0.035 oz Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
Never tried this product but have only heard amazing things. I have a friend who uses it as dry shampoo.
  • 0.06 oz Sephora Collection Microsmooth Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Black Light
I think these colors look amazing, but I’m not a huge eye shadow person so this product isn’t making my decision.
  • 0.16 oz NARS Blush in Orgasm
Of course this is my go-to blush but I also just bought a new one not that long ago and it happens to last forever.
  • 0.5 oz Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
I’m not a huge skincare guru, but my roommate is. He called dibs on this product.
  • 0.5 oz Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
Huge fan of Josie Maran, but I’m not sure what I’d do with the oil. Maybe use it in my hair. I have the oil stick for the winter. I could just save it for then.
  • 0.33 oz Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
I recently ran out of my Hourglass primer and have been lively solely off sample-sized primers. I’ve been using the NARS primer but also have a small Hourglass sample.
  • 0.3 oz Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
I bought the mini- They’re Real to try from Sephora. I actually really like it.
  • 0.15 oz BUXOM Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Sandy
Not a huge fan of the color of the lipgloss, but hey, who doesn’t love lipgloss. Maybe it goes on sheer.
  • 0.016 oz Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
I haven’t had luck with eyeliners lately. Nothing is working for me. Either my eye reacts badly or it just goes everywhere
  • 0.33 oz Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum Rollerball
Tried this at the store, could not believe how amazing it smells. I want to buy the actual perfume.