I am here to share something with you that I honestly really didn’t think I’d ever get: KKW Beauty Classic palette. I didn’t think I’d ever buy anything from her line, but this one intrigued me very much. But I didn’t purchase it quickly. Hell, I even waited a few months, but I finally pulled the trigger… and I’m glad I did.
As per KKW Beauty:
“10-pan eyeshadow palette formulated specifically for easy layering and blending. Matte shadows provide a creamy powdery finish in an array of universal neutrals to add depth and shade to any eye look. The buttery smooth metallic shadows can be used wet or dry, with brushes or fingers. They glide on effortlessly and provide a saturated pearlized color finish. This go-to palette provides versatility and dimension to your favorite makeup look.”
First, I’d like to comment on the packaging. The shadows are housed in a sleek tan/beige palette that comes with a decent-sized mirror. I really like the slim packaging because it doesn’t take up a lot of space and allows for me to add multiple things into my makeup bag. The feel of it is somewhat velvety. I think the outer packaging can get dirty quickly so if you’re a stickler for that beware.
I definitely agree that the shadows are creamy. When I swatched them on my arm to upload onto Instagram and this blog post, I had already used 4 of the shades and was impressed not only by the way the felt, but the way they applied. On the first day I kept it daytime appropriate since I was going to work, but the look was so nice! The next two days were followed by using the rest of the shimmer and Mattes.
The Mattes blended out easily without issue. I was also able to layer matte shades and the colors were detectable even though they were layered on top of each other! The shimmers applied on the lids pretty good. I feel that some people would probably like to use some spray to make them more metallic, but for me they were fine when layering two times over with a brush. Something I noticed about the shimmer shades was that the top layer wasn’t as pigmented. After getting these swatches done, I noticed the shimmers were easier to use with brushes.
I wore these shadows for 10 hours straight and at the end of the day I did notice some fading with the shimmer shade but the Mattes were fine. This might be due to the fact that I didn’t use a spray and I’m not currently using my go-to primer during the hot months. Either way, I was happy with the results on all days.
What do you think of this palette? I know that the brand and Kim herself are controversial, but i ended up taking a chance and I’m glad I did. I would recommend it if these are the types of colors you could see yourself using frequently, otherwise, you might be better off finding dupes within your own collection.
This palette can be found on the KKW Beauty website and retailed for $45 plus a HEFTY $8.95 shipping charge (which I truly despise).
Thank you so much for reading!