I am so excited to be writing this blog post for you all! I am unashamedly a Kardashian/Jenner junkie and I make it no secret that I love those girls and the empire they have built for themselves. I don’t own too many Kylie Cosmetics products – it is just too difficult to get online and fight everyone for the product and then wait weeks for shipping to Australia. She recently re-released the Koko Kollection and bundled it with the Burgundy palette at a cheaper price – I assumed this would sell out quickly again, but it didn’t! I bought it a couple of days after it had gone on sale and the rest is history (please note that this bundle is now sold out, but you can still purchase the Burgundy palette separately from the Kylie Cosmetics website).
My first impressions were that the palette was beautifully designed (love the metallic eyes and the shade names on the back), but much smaller than I imagined. There is no mirror in the palette, which many people have complained about, but it does not worry me at all. The shades swatched really nicely, both matte and shimmer shades looked beautiful. I love that this palette is predominately matte. Though shimmers are gorgeous, I just can’t get as much use out of them as I can matte shades. Any palette with more matte than shimmer shades is a winner in my book.
I couldn’t wait to play with this palette so my first few uses were on days when I had to work – I therefore stuck to the more natural/neutral shades on the top row. I used Naked all over my lid, Beach in the crease, and Penny on the outer corner. Beach and Penny are pigmented and blend like a dream. They are so buildable, so can be worn more blended out during the day, and built up for a more intense look for the night. Naked is a slightly shimmery shade and it’s fine, probably the most boring shade of the palette, but I just use it as a base all over my lid before starting any look.
My eyelids are quite oily and creasey, so when I first used these shadows I deliberately did not use a primer to prep my eyes. The colours did crease a little on me, which is unsurprising, but they did last a few hours before they did that, and they still didn’t look too bad. With a primer they are perfection all day.
The other matte shades in the palette (the iconic middle shade Burgundy, plus Brick and Almond on the bottom row) all blend beautifully with no fall-out. They have the perfect amount of pigment that can be built up or blown out. I don’t experience any kickback when I dip my brush in these shades either. I swatched some of the matte shades below (using my finger) and they did look a little patchy (I had to build up the colour) – but with a brush they apply great.
The shimmer shades are gorgeously pigmented and swatched a lot better with my finger. As I said earlier, I am not big on shimmer shades, but these are undeniably beautiful (they just won’t get as much use for me). I didn’t experience any fall out with the shimmer shades either – they are very smooth and not chunky at all.
All in all I was very impressed with this palette. The shades really appeal to me and the quality is fantastic. I can definitely see myself getting a lot of use out of this palette, and the smaller size means it is perfect for travel.
Have you tried this palette? What did you think? What other Kylie Cosmetics products do you recommend I try?
Thanks so much for reading darlings!