Kylie Cosmetics…. Is it really worth the hype? Not going to lie, when the Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy Palette came out, I was so tempted to buy it because warm shades are up my ally. I didn’t want to splurge $42 on 9 eyeshadows though. Thankfully my best friend gave this palette to me for Christmas and I was super excited to play with it! That’s my best friend, you go best friend!
Super adorable. The front is a picture of Kylie’s eyes with her “kyshadow” shades dripping down. I thought it was a creative and unique design that I haven’t seen before. Her palette is made out of cardboard which is no biggie for me. I’ll settle for it. When you open it, it’s a magnetic closure which is always a must. Pan size is reasonable. On the back of the palette is Kylie’s signature and the names of the 9 eyeshadow shades.
There are 9 eyeshadow shades, 0.05 oz/ 1.40 g each (in total, 0.45 oz/ 12.6 g) for a total of $42. Basically you’re paying $4.67 for each of the 9 eyeshadows. I thought the price is pretty high considering you can buy a similar color scheme such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette for $42 that comes with 14 eyeshadows. But it’s Kylie Jenner, I don’t expect her to steep down her prices.
Kylie’s eyeshadows are VERY pigmented all except for the Naked shade. A little goes a long way. Blending is a must to diffuse the harshness but in the end, it creates a stunning look.
A Satin finish, golden sand My least favorite shade. It’s not very pigmented and it’s hard to work with it. The color doesn’t do anything for me. I don’t understand why it’s in the palette.
A nice matte finish, light warm brown shade. Used well as a transition shade when blended.
A matte finish, red orange. My favorite shade out of the whole palette! It’s a nice warm tone of a mixture of reds and orange tones. I like to use this as my outer v shade and it’s my go-to shade for an everyday eye look.
A metallic finish, true copper. Very pigmented and beautiful. I like how it has tiny gold specks in it. Metallic shades are hard for me to work with but this one was easy to build and blend.
A matte finish, bright red burgundy. The reason why I wanted this palette. It is very matte and will stay on all day. I love red tones and the color is to die for. But must be careful with this color because it’s very pigmented and you just gotta blend away unless you want that bold look.
A metallic version of the Burgundy shade. It’s more darker but just as pigmented. Another shade that can be used for a dramatic look.
A matte finish, medium brown. A beautiful shade of dark brown that can be used on your outer v to create more dimension. I like how this shade can look natural and also dramatic.
Metallic finish, warm bronze. This shade is pigmented but I don’t see myself hitting pan with this one along with the Naked shade. I prefer my brown shades to be matte because it’s easier to work with.
A matte finish, dark brown. Basically a darker version of the Brick shade. I think one matte brown eyeshadow is good enough to be included in this palette rather than 2 that is similar in color.
My Overall Impression:
Kylie’s eyeshadows are pigmented with the exception of Naked. It glides on smoothly and you have to take your time on blending. I thought it was an okay palette because after a couple of uses I found myself mainly reaching out to 3 of the 9 shades (Penny, Burgundy, Brick) on a daily bases. I think those 3 shades create a more natural everyday look. But I use the other colors if I want to be more dramatic. This palette also creates a more darker and smokier eye look. The colors and pigmentation is well done overall. I thought it was an okay palette but not worth the $42 for me since there’s other dupes out there. Sorry Kylie!