Kyshadow Palette: Review, Swatches and Possible Dupes!

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You could love her or you can hate her (personally, I’m neutral), but you can’t deny that Kylie Jenner and the Kardashians have a massive influence in today’s culture and within the makeup world. With her lip kits making a scene on YouTube and within the makeup community, it’s no surprise that her newly-released Kyshadow palettes sold out within 60 seconds the first time she released it, and 98 seconds the first time she restocked it (this is when I got mine). If you’re interested on my thoughts on this palette, and want to see swatches and possible dupes, just keep reading below ūüôā

Packaging

The palette came with a cute note from Kylie Cosmetics and a box to store the palette in if you choose to do so. The palette itself had beautiful artwork on the outside. With Kylie’s eyes and the metallic drips that coordinated with the colours inside the palette, the style of it is simple and elegant without being boring. The only downside of the packaging is the lack of mirror, which would have made it perfect for travelling due to its small and compact size.

Shades & Swatches

IMG_4066So there are a total of 9 shades in this palette, with 7 mattes and 2 shimmers. The shades are listed on the back of the palette – I would have preferred it if it was on the palette itself but the colours are beautiful, so I’ll forgive the packaging oversight. As you can see, the palette is a brown neutral palette that leans toward the warm spectrum of colours, with a good selection of light, medium and darker colours to create a complete eye look.

 

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From L to R: Jasper, Quartx, Topaz

Jasper – Matte off-white bone shade

Quartz – Shimmer with a pinch of bronze and pink

Topaz РMedium-toned neutral brown, with slight warm undertones

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From L to R: Goldstone, Citrine, Tiger Eye

Goldstone РShimmery golden bronze

Citrine – Medium-toned orange

Tiger Eye – Medium-toned brown, with warm undertones (my favourite shade!)

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From L to R: Hematite, Bronzite, Obsidian

Hematite – Deep brown shade with reddish undertones

Bronzite – Deep expresso brown

Obsidian – Black (this one didn’t have excellent pigmentation – had to swatch it thrice to get that pigmentation)

Overall thoughts?

The mattes do outperform the shimmers in this palette. The shimmers are more of a sheen upon the first swatch, but they can be built up to a shimmer with a bit of layering (as seen in the photos above). The colours are easy to blend and they do not muddle and mix with one another. Jasper¬†is an excellent white shade that stays vibrant throughout the entire day, and¬†with an eyeshadow primer (I use Mac’s Soft Ochre Paint Pot), these eyeshadows stayed on my lids for a good 9 hours before there was any noticeable fading/creasing. The only shade I was disappointed with was Obsidian as it wasn’t as pigmented as I’d like it to be. The packaging could have been better – with the addition of a mirror and the shade names written on the palette, but it is a beautiful palette nonetheless.

Overall, I do think this palette is a beautiful addition to my collection, as I do love and wear brown shades the most, and prefer matte shadows over shimmer nowadays. If you’re looking for a basic neutral palette and you love browns and prefer matte shades, or you’re a fan of Kylie Jenner, I’d say pick this up.

However, if you’re tiptoeing on whether you should get this palette due to the hefty $42 USD price tag,¬†I have some dupes that I found in my eyeshadow collection that you can see in my next post:

Kyshadow Palette Dupes: Morphe, Too Faced, Makeup Geek

Do you have this eyeshadow palette? Are you thinking about getting it? Let me know in the comments below!

Until then, much love,

Hawa. xo

 

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