Really quick update on my life (or more accurately, my friend's life): OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS. One of my best friends just had a baby girl!
A while back, I was sent an adorable palette from kkCenterHK to review. Trust me, this review is long overdue, but at this point I've tried all of the included colors multiple times, so I can give you guys a very complete perspective.
First off, the packaging. It's sturdy cardboard. Personally, I don't prefer cardboard, but if cardboard palettes aren't a problem for you, then that's obviously not something you'd take heavily into consideration. I love the magazine gimmick. It has a decently strong (but not too strong) magnetic closure. There's a small mirror in the palette, which you can see below.
It even comes with some application tips on the inside cover!
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This palette came with a useless applicator (sponge tip on one side, scratchy brush on the other). I tossed it right away, because it was stained with blush anyway.
There are two 5g blushes and twelve 1.2g eyeshadows in the palette.
The blush that broke on the right (which I'm going to call the 'Fuchsia blush')? I was very impressed with the quality.
|Left to Right: Fuchsia blush heavily swatched, Fuchsia blush blended out|
|Wearing the Fuchsia blush|
The other blush (which I'm just going to go ahead and call 'Left Blush'? I think it could be better suited for lighter skin tones. I thought, at first, that it might work because it reminded me of Pink Cult, which is a personal favorite. I did a side-by-side below.
|Left to Right: Pink Cult swatched heavily, Left blush swatched heavily, Left blush blended out|
|Wearing the Left blush|
I'm going to go at these row by row.
|Left to Right: 1, 2, 3, 4|
1 is a white.
2 is a peachy ivory.
3 is a pale pink.
4 is a pale mint green.
|Left to Right: 5, 6, 7, 8|
5 is a frosty gold.
6 is a frosty blue pink.
7 is a frosty emerald green.
8 is a frosty orange gold.
|Left to Right: 9, 10, 11, 12|
9 is a frosty peach orange.
10 is a frosty blue green.
11 is a frosty violet.
12 is a frosty copper red.
- The bottom two rows of shadows are wonderful.
- The Fuchsia blush is great. Blendable, pigmented and pretty!
- Cute packaging.
- The first row of shadows was awful.
- Cardboard palettes tend to give me pause.
- The blush on the left was a bit chalky and not very pigmented, unless I shoveled it on.
- The applicator is useless, but that's most of the time.
- Nifty tips that might be helpful to a beginner on the inner cover.
- The mirror might be nice for some. I'd rather use a regular mirror, myself.
This is currently $15.27 from kkCenterHK.
This review contains a sample/s sent by a company for evaluation purposes. All opinions expressed are my own, and fully honest based on my own experience/s.