If you follow me on Instagram, you would know by now just how Kylie Cosmetics obsessed I am! The Holiday 2016 collection is all over Instagram, with the mini set being one of the most coveted items. I absolutely love their eyeshadow formula and the Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow Holiday Palette was the item I was most looking forward. This palette did not disappoint, featuring gorgeous jewel shade tones perfect for the holidays. In this post, I will be doing a comprehensive review of the eyeshadow palette as well as swatches of each shade!
Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow Holiday Palette Review
The eyeshadow palette is packaged similarly to the other Kylie Cosmetics products in a sleek black box and wrapped within foam. Within the box is a printed card with a note from Kylie. This note, with Kylie’s eyes, features a holographic component, that causes her eye to wink as you move the card back and forth.
The packaging of this Kyshadow palette is exactly the same as the first two palettes, the Bronze and the Burgundy palettes. The only difference being the packaging of this palette is metallic silver for the holidays. This metallic finish is gorgeous, but it is SO difficult to photograph! The pictures I have taken do not do it justice.
The palette itself is made out of a thick cardboard and has a magnetic closure. This is the first Kyshadow palette to feature a mirror. The mirror is a nice size and you can easily do you makeup in this mirror. It does add a nice weight to the palette and causes the palette to have a sharp snap back to shut. Who doesn’t like a good palette snap?
This Kyshadow palette is sold exclusively on the Kylie Cosmetics website for $42USD. International shipping is generally $14.95USD, but you may encounter customs charges depending on your country.
When compared to another higher end brand palettes such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, which is also $42USD, you definitely receive more product. There is 0.45 oz of product in comparison to 0.28 oz in the Modern Renaissance Palette.
I do feel that the higher price is justified, not only because of the amount of product you receive but also for the quality of the shadows themselves. This edition also has that mirror, which I think should be standard for this price point.
These shadows are pressed powder shadows that are of medium buildable coverage. Even though they are powder, they have a velvet-like feel to them similar to the Carli Bybel Palette. The pigmentation of these shades is great and my swatches were created without the use of a primer. The shadows being medium coverage means that they blend very easily, but you can build up the opacity.
In this Holiday Palette, there is the inclusion of five shimmer shades, and the formula of these shades are more pigmented than the sheer shimmers in the bronze palette. They are creamy and amazingly pigmented. I really like the formula of these! The silver and bronze shades, in particular, are absolutely gorgeous.
I do find that the shadows fall out of the pan a little bit, as with the Bronze palette, but this isn’t a dealbreaker for me. To prevent any kick back of shadows, I am always careful with how I dip my brush in the pan. I didn’t experience any fallout when applying the shadows to my eyes, but regardless of the brand I am using, I do tend to tap my brush to prevent fall out.
I really like these shades! I have been waiting for a palette with blue and purple tones! The silver is so pigmented as well as the gorgeous bronze shade!
This eyeshadow palette features 5 shimmer shades and 4 matte shades.
Sugar Cookie (matte finish creamy warm nude)
Frosty (metallic finish platinum silver)
Chestnut (matte finish muted dusty mauve)
Mittens (metallic finish deepened mahogany red)
Winter (metallic finish shimmering denim blue)
Nutcracker (metallic finish silvery plum)
Gingerbread (metallic finish shimmering silver bronze)
Evergreen (matte finish deep teal green)
Silent Night (matte finish blackened plum)
I have found that swatches of the shadows do not do the formula justice. The formula allows for a really soft and blended finish. You can easily build up the intensity of certain shades.
I love my Sigma brushes for applying eyeshadows. I use the following brushes;
Crease – E40 Tapered Blending Brush to apply and blend transition shade
Lid – E55 Eye Shading Brush to press and slide the shimmer shades to lid
Outer Corner – E34 Domed Utility Brush to add depth to the outer corner
Inner Corner – E30 Pencil Brush to highlight the inner corner
As with the other Kyshadow palettes, I am really happy with the quality of the shadows and the simple packaging. The shade range is really nice and I think it is quite versatile. It has a great mix of shimmers to mattes. To create more every day looks, you may find that you need to reach for say the Bronze palette in addition to this palette. This palette has really nice shimmers, and I know I will be using them a lot!
Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow Holiday Palette Swatches
Here are swatches of this palette on my arm without the use of a primer. Please keep in mind that the shades may vary with skin tones.
What do you think about this eyeshadow palette? What colour scheme would you want Kylie Cosmetics to release next? Let me know in the comments below!
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