23% would repurchase
on 1/10/2019 1:08:00 PM
More reviews by MalibuMands
The colours in the KKW x Mario eyeshadow palette are pretty tame overall, but the shades picked are recreations of ones used by MUA Mario Dedivanovic on Kim for some of his most memorable photo shoots with her over the past ten years, so you have to expect a more editorial colour scheme; 2008 [metallic icy silver], Glam [metallic rustic gold], Miami [matte warm caramel brown], Armenian [metallic bright light gold], Loyalty [matte deep chocolate brown], Decade [matte peachy cream], Albania [matte brick red], Vegas [metallic deep burgundy], Libra [metallic cobalt blue], Bronzy [metallic coppery bronze with gold flecks].This is a fairly easy palette to review; all ten shades feel the same, blend the same and wear the same. They're all very creamy so apply very smoothly and evenly, they all blend out easily and I've had zero creasing or colour fade. I have deepset eyes and have had very little transfer from the metallic shades [Bronzy & Armenian are the offenders, thanks to the faint microglitter flecks] - even when I did my version of the promo look of wearing the metallic blue all over my eyes [you can't help recreating it when that gorgeous shade is right in front of you]. There is some kick-up when I dip my brushes into the pans, but that is something that never really bothers me as long as the shadows apply and perform well, which these do. KKW is made in the same factory as ColourPop and Kylie Cosmetics, but the eyeshadow formulas feel and perform differently to those brands.The matte shades and Vegas & Libra need some building, but do reach the pan-shade without any difficulty. This is where I want to defend the palette a bit; Mario does clearly say in the promo video that the mattes and deeper/brighter shades are formulated to need building, as he knew that most of Kim's fans are younger and might be overwhelmed by majorly pigmented shades. I understand why some people would not want to bother with shadows that need building up, but that is how they are meant to be and it was public information before the palette was released - it's not some kind of fault with the product, and if people didn't look into the product that they were buying beforehand, the buck stops with you - it isn't down to the product quality or the brand trying to trick you. Personally I'm a big fan of this kind of formulation; as you can get the shades to look completely different, so it's like getting a new 30-pan palette, rather then a 10-pan one. What has put me of from happily recommending this palette is the custom tax and handling charges; there weren't any for my previous KKW Beauty/KKW Fragrance purchases, so the company must have been handling those charges rather then leaving them for international customers to have to sort out and pay ourselves. That's obviously changed without customers being warned about as I received one of those dreaded charge slips in the mail, telling me to go to my local postage depot and pay £21 over the counter so that I could then get my parcel. When you take the product cost, then throw in the $15 for international postage and the custom & handling taxes = nope - I'd expect Mario Dedivanovic to come with the palette to apply the shadows for me at that price. If I'd have known that they'd changed policy, then I wouldn't have ordered this. The quality is great and the colour story is nice, but at the end of the day, this palette is no better then similarly priced ones that I can pick up much more easily, with no extra costs being tagged onto them. If the brand get a European/UK warehouse in the future I'd definitely buy more eyeshadow from them as their formulas are great, but it's a pass for now [they do 3 more palettes, pressed powder singles, loose pigment singles & creme stick singles].If you want to treat yourself and have the spare money, then yes, this is a great eyeshadow palette - I was surprised by how much I enjoy it since I'm more of a "give me colour in more than one single pop" girl and I'm not a K Klan fan (missing out on Mario's ABH palette is still a sore point, so I 'had' to get this one). However the Christen Dominique Latte palette has come out highly in comparison videos on YouTube, so if you like the look of the KKW x Mario one, but don't want to deal with long wait times [6 days for order processing & another 9 for delivery] and extra costs, you can just pick up that one from Beauty Bay [or it's in Ulta for US/Candians] for less money and free 2-day shipping.
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on 1/3/2019 11:14:00 PM
More reviews by clarissa90
Not a true peach fragrance.I was hoping for a scent similar to the Too Faced Peach lipsticks. I will not purchase.
on 11/10/2018 5:39:00 PM
More reviews by Cath12
Out of all the powder highlighters I own, this is by far the worst. I really expected the highlighters to sit better on the skin (to melt and blend into it rather than sit on top the way these highlighters do). These come off a lot more glittery and less shimmery than you would want (unless you're 16)..I really expected more.The only positive thing I can say is that you get a good size of each colour.
on 11/1/2018 1:59:00 AM
More reviews by Bpuste
I have only ever contoured using powder(Hoola by Benifit) and a kabuki brush. However, i am a huge fan of creme based blushes as they give you more of a glow from within look as opposed to that powder finish so i thought a creme contour would do the same. It totally does!I Dont understand the mixed reviews on this product because the formula is awesome! I purchased just the Contour and highlighting stick for $12 each (KKW was having a flash sale) and I figured the brush wouldnt be a game changer so i skipped that. Including shipping it was $32. This price point is totally justifiable and I think the results are glowy and gorgeous! The process is simple and if a little contouring/bronzing is all you need you can be ready in 5 minutes. Seriously. I used the darker contour along my forehead, cheek line and jawline. I first tried blending using my beauty blender but that essentially removed the product from my skin. Then I tried using a kabuki style brush and the process and result was perfect. The formula glides on like a dream, is buildable and comes in a lighter and darker shade so you can really amp up or tone down your desired level of contour or bronzes look.Please note, that due to the creamy texture, if you want this product to last you MUST set with a transluscent poweder. Otherwise bye bye bronzed babe in a couple hours.My go to is always an au natural look, and truly these sticks are the only thing you need to get yourself looking picture perfect. The contour stick has 2 shades on each end and the highlight stick has a shimmery end (which I love love love) and an opaque/matte brightener which, if you dont have problematic skin that requires extra attention, works perfectly to brighten the undereyes, forhead, chin, and to mask small imperfections.These little sticks are minimalist and i am already excited to travel with them as my whole make up routine can be condensed in these sleek sticks! Plus no checking the bag because they are solid.The only thing I wish were different: I wish they had skincare benifits. As I move deeper into my 30s I prefer all my makeup to double as skincare. However Ms KKW has not yet entered that realm of industry so I will continue looking for that. But in the meantime, this is my new love.
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on 4/23/2018 5:01:00 PM
Juicy is part of the spring 2018 KKW x Mario collection and the brand describes the shade as a "natural sheer peach with subtle pink pearl". I'd call it a apricot shade, with teensy pinkish reflects that aren't visible once the gloss is out of the tube. Juicy wears like any other gloss on me; an average of two hours and it needs reapplying after food/drink. It's a nice enough gloss, but there is nothing special about it to justify the price-tag and having to wait over a fortnight to get it; I don't know why they bothered to give the gloss a pearl formula, as it honestly looks like any other plain gloss once applied.I'll be fair and state that Juicy is a pretty shade and it doesn't have a bad formula, so what has completely turned me off it and made me click 'no' for a rebuy are the custom tax and handling charges; there weren't any for my previous four KKW Beauty/KKW Fragrance purchases, so the company must have been handling those charges rather then leaving them for international customers to have to sort out and pay ourselves. That's obviously changed without customers being warned about beforehand, as I received one of those dreaded charge slips in the mail, telling me to go to my local postage depot and pay $29 [£21] over the counter - or pay that amount online - so that I could then get my parcel. When you take the cost of the items, then throw in international postage prices and the custom taxe and handling charges = nope. The quality is decent, but at the end of the day, this lipgloss is no better then many lower priced ones that I can pick up much more easily, with no hidden extra costs being tagged onto them.