Kyshadow Holiday 2016 Palette Review

Kyshadow Holiday 2016 Palette Review

Today’s post will be a review of the Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow palette. To give you a back story, I’ve tried four of her liquid lipsticks and haven’t been crazy about the formula.  I had personally decided to not let the social media hype get to me (or my wallet) and to stop buying her products.

…Then she released her holiday collection. Along with some pretty new lipstick and lip gloss shades, the new holiday palette was revealed. On her Snapchat she showed beautiful swatches of the nine shades in the palette. Her bronze and burgundy palettes are pretty boring- looking to me, but this one was colorful and cool- toned, which I do not have much of in my palette and eye shadow collection.  The shade selection in this holiday palette was unique in my opinion, so I decided to purchase it. I was excited to try a new shadow formula and see what the hype was all about.  

Pigmented purple eye shadows are difficult to produce (so I’ve heard), and Nutcracker, the shimmery plum, is the color I decided to use for this look. I was a bit let down by it. After layering and layering it, it still looked less pigmented on my eye than I had hoped, and I ended up wishing I had tried out a different color to photograph for this post.  That was definitely a let down.  Mittens is another color that didn’t swatch as pigmented as I’d like.  The photo she posted on her Snap must have really been built up swatches compared to the effect that I got. 


Kyshadow swatches from Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat

On to the good: the rest of the shadows are fabulous. I really like the matte colors. Sugar Cookie and Chestnut in the top row remind me of the matte shades in the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I used to get a TON of use out of those two colors because they are the perfect pink- toned nude transition colors. I really enjoyed blending them in the crease for these looks. I also used Silent Night, the deep matte plum, in the outer V of my eye to deepen up the eye shadow.  The other shimmers in the palette apart from Nutcracker and Mittens are great. They are sparkly, pigmented, and lasted quite awhile on my arm after I swatched them. I can’t wait to try some more colorful shimmery looks with them.  The makeup look I created turned out nicely despite using a not- amazing purple. 


Overall this palette was just about right up to my expectations- two duds, and seven that I REALLY like.  I love the compact silver packaging and the mirror upgrade that Kylie’s team added to the palette. At $42 total, each shadow rings up at $4.67 each.  If you are on the fence about trying out Kyshadow, I’d say go for it if you LOVE the color selection.  I’m happy I bought this and will definitely be getting lots of use out of many of the colors.

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Products I used to create this look:


Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

Maybelline better skin powder

Mac emphasize under eye powder

Physican’s Formula Butter Bronzer

Lorac Prism blush

Becca Opal highlight


Kyshadow Holiday 2016 palette / Sugar cookie, Chestnut, Nutcracker, Silent Night

Becca Opal iner corner highlight & brow bone

Wet n’ Wild liquid liner

L’Oreal Voluminous carbon Black mascara

Velour Carli Lashes


Kylie Exposed Lip Kit

Do you like Kylie Cosmetics? Let me know your experiences!


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  1. December 5, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    This palette is so pretty! And I love the look you created with it!x

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