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?

Quest for Red

Lately I’ve been searching for the perfect red lipstick. I have a couple reds already but it’s not the red. No, the red I am looking for is the reddest of red, cherry-red, neon-red, orange-red. I want the brightest red, something like this:



Judge me all you want but Kylie Jenner’s red lips are my inspiration. After a lot of weird and creepy research that involved me watching youtube vids from years ago. But alas, I could not find the color that Kylie uses. Kourtney Kardashian uses  Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 13: Le Orange if anyone is interested. The closest I came to discovering Kylie’s color was from a weird youtube vid where she mentioned a discontinued MAC color called Red Racer. I don’t really have a game plan for finding this mythical red. But for now I’m just investigating all my favorite brands for their brightest color of red lipstick. I am welcoming any and all suggestions!