I love Kylie Cosmetics. That’s no secret. If you go through my blog you’ll find some reviews on her lip kits, all of them positive. I’ve stated many times that I love her lip kits and think they’re some of the best, in my opinion. With the exception of ‘Kourt K’ I think her formula is fantastic. I have no issues with performance, longevity, they feel lightweight on my lips, etc. Simply put – I love her lip products and I am a fan of them.
I know when it comes to Kylie and her company, people either really love her and her brand, or really hate her and her brand. The ones who hate her will seem to find any little thing to attack her and her products on. You’ll never satisfy them because in their mind, her products will never be good enough or live up to any expectations because of who she is and their dislike for her. I do like her and her products so my thoughts on this new palette aren’t coming from a “haters” perspective.
In all honesty, when I first saw that Kylie was coming out with this palette, it didn’t spark anything inside of me. I didn’t want it. I didn’t need it.
I did think the palette itself looked gorgeous! She really stepped her game up as far as packaging goes. I love that the palette has a new shape, more updated look on the outside, (her eyes as the cover) it comes with 12 shades, a mirror, and a brush. I love the idea of the palette… however, that’s as far as it goes.
The palette looks like something I would want in my collection. (just judging by the looks of it alone) if I was basing my opinion on just looks alone and not concerned with quality, how the shadows perform, the color shades, I would definitely be hopping on the train in anticipation to buying this.
Unfortunately, I can’t sample these shadows in person to see how they perform. Nor can I return this palette or any products from Kylie Cosmetics if I feel unsatisfied or don’t like them. It’s a chance we are willing to take when we buy from certain online companies. I’m not saying that’s wrong and they should change their policy, I’m just saying, it does play a role in my decision with this palette.
Other than Kylie’s lip kits, I had never tried any other products from her. In December I ordered her limited edition holiday palette on a whim. To this day I’m not sure why I decided to purchase that palette, especially since I wanted the burgundy one and never ended up buying it.
I think I let the hype of it being a “limited edition” holiday palette persuade me. While the colors were pretty in that palette, they weren’t shades I was 100% feeling. Still I bought it. After trying it out a couple of times, I regretted my decision. The shadows were very dry and became muddy looking when trying to blend together. I also found the shadows to fade away, literally an hour to two hours of wearing them. The intensity (it wasn’t all that intense to begin with) was fading away and the look I created was looking like a legit mess. I have a review on it if you’d like to read it. Kyshadow Holiday Edition Eyeshadow Palette Review
So coming off of just buying the holiday palette, it’s just left a bad taste in my mouth. I have that palette just sitting in the land of makeup I will never use again, toss out, or give away. It was a waste of $42… but it was a chance I was willing to take.
That also plays a part in my decision on not wanting to buy this palette. How will it perform? Will it be the same way as my holiday palette? Will it be another waste of money? I just don’t want to take that chance again. As I mentioned, once you buy it, you’re stuck with it. No returns or exchanges. I think I’m okay with my decision.
Plus, as I mentioned earlier… these colors don’t do anything for me. Yes, they’re pretty. However, I think they’re just kind of so so… nothing jumps out at me at all. I also don’t like the fact that she included such a dark royal blue shadow in a peach palette. While, yes, I think it’s aesthetically nice, the colors are placed just right to perfectly come together. It makes for a beautiful looking palette. I really don’t like that blue in the palette though. Just my opinion. Some may love it, I personally don’t.
Overall, what it comes down to is, I just am not really feeling this palette.
I feel like we’ve seen so many of these colors before. We probably own many similar shades in our collections. I’m not in love with these colors and I think that makes my decision an easier one to make.
Hopefully this palette performs much better than the holiday palette did. Hopefully everyone who decides to buy it will love it and create many amazing looks with it.
Either way, this won’t be a palette I need or want to buy.
Are any of you planning on buying this palette? Do you own other palettes? Let me know!
Thanks for reading! 🙂
**DISCLAIMER : All pictures belong to Kylie Cosmetics and were taken from her Instagram page. They are not mine.**