Best Lip Contour Kits and Sets to Rock for the Rest of the Summer

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I’m no fan of the Kardashians or Jenners, but there is no denying that Kylie Jenner broke the category of lip kits wide open (even if though she was accused of stealing makeup artist Vlada Haggerty’s original ideas to promote her lip kits) since the launch in 2015. Now, plenty of major brands have followed suit with their own versions of lip kits that have far surpassed Kylie’s basic, fake-me-out lip kits, in my personal opinion (I’m just really not a fan). So, instead of stalking the aisles of your local makeup store for an exact lip liner color match or swatching gloss after gloss in search of the perfect finish, just grab a lip kit or set (often conveniently packaged in a cute, travel-friendly tin or pouch). There are tons of lip kits and sets out there that are worth your attention, ladies. Below are 5 lip kits and sets that run the full gamut from primer, liner, gloss duos, and trios to sets of cult favorite colors that blend into custom signature shades for the perfect contour summer lips:

  1. The gradient lip trend is hot this summer, because why wear one lip shade when you can rock two, three, or even four? You see ladies, to make this technique your own, start with your favorite shade of the Luscious Cosmetics Heartbreaker Creamy Matte Lipstick. Next choose a similar shade of the Pout Maker Lip Contour Crayon. First apply the main lip color, then line the lips with the crayon, and then blend the liner inwards towards the center of your pout. Lastly, add some gloss or balm to sprinkle on some summer flavor to top it all off.
  2. You ladies will never have to worry about finding the right lipstick ever again with the Bite Beauty + The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set. Inspired by amuse-bouche–small, perfectly crafted bites that showcase a chef’s artistry when it comes to flavor, texture, and presentation–this lipstick serves bold, creamy color and an unforgettable sensorial experience in a single swipe. The set contains four go-to shades, from blush to bright red, that are all stashed in a convenient, travel-friendly tin. Best of all, each lipstick is crafted with natural and food-grade ingredients with no petrochemicals.
  3. Recreate Huda Kattan’s famous lip-contouring technique with two liquid matte lipstick minis and a full-size lip contour matte pencil. Together, you get the Huda Beauty Lip Contour Set that gives the illusion of fuller lips. There is also the Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set, which includes a dark pencil, a liquid matte lipstick, and a sparkly, strobe gloss. The overall effect that the trio gives is so delightful and surprisingly easy to wear. The finish is fantastic and long-wearing, all thanks to the matte formula.  
  4. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Liquid Lipstick Set is great because it has three very neutral matte colors to choose from that look great combined with one another. For a nice subtle look for the summer, mix Dazed and Hudson to create a soft, but pretty, pinkish-color that will take your look to the next level.
  5. Regardless of the season, we all just need a good classic red, am I right ladies? The Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Metallic Kit in Regent is a true metallic red that has summer vibes written all over it. The metallic luxe lip kit contains a liquid lipstick with a metallic finish and a matching lip liner. Create the perfect lip by first applying the lip liner to define the shape of the lips and create a perfect lip line. Then, finish with the metallic liquid lacquer for a long-lasting and intense finish to highlight the lips and help make your lips look poutier than a millenial with a selfie stick.

So ladies, now that we all understand the magic of a good lip contour, we can all walk around with an amazing, natural looking pout–because nobody wants Kylie’s fake looking lips anyway. Contouring really makes a huge difference when it comes to the size and shape of lips, and lip kits are a summer beauty bag essential. Not only do lip kits add to the longevity of your lipstick, they are the perfect way to upgrade your lip game this summer. All of the lip kits and sets mentioned above are available on You ladies are guaranteed to meet your match, so get ready to define, prime, and plump for the remainder of the summer.

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