Kylie Cosmetics' KyShadow is one of the brand's best selling products. One look at the stunning warm-toned shades, and it's easy to see why. If you're wondering if the Kylie Cosmetics KyShadow palette is worth it, I'm here to tell you what you need to know. I was lucky enough to snag one of the coveted palettes when it went on sale. From application to size, I'm going to try to break down the KyShadow palette so you know if you're getting the most bang for your buck.
When the KyShadow Bronze palette launched two weeks ago, fans of the youngest member of the Kardashian and Jenner clans were stoked. In fact, they were so stoked that they almost broke Twitter. That's probably why during the palette's initial launch, it sold out in only sixty seconds. The second launch, it gave people slightly more time to purchase, but not much. During the restock, the KyShadow palette sold out in a minute and a half.
It was during the restock that I was able to snag the palette. Ringing in at $42 with nearly $9 in shipping, the palette is definitely not on the affordable side. The price begs the question: Is the Kylie Cosmetics KyShadow palette worth it? Personally, I'm not so sure.
So what are my major thoughts about the KyShadow palette?
1. It's Small
The KyShadow palette was smaller than I anticipated. While the website very clearly has dimensions listed, the pan sizes did seem to be slightly smaller than those of other brands. Most notably, the KyShadow palette has been compared to YouTuber Shaaanxo's BH Cosmetics palette. According to Cosmopolitan, the Kylie Cosmetics' pans end up being around a quarter of an inch smaller than the markedly cheaper Shaanxo palette.
2. The Pigmentation Is Great
While you may be getting less shadow than other palettes, the pigmentation from the KyShadow palette is great. The color payout doesn't disappoint.
3. There's No Mirror
So here's the thing: I knew when I bought the KyShadow palette that there was no mirror. However, when using the shades, being able to hold up a mirror for precision application is vastly underrated. I couldn't help but be bummed that with a $42 price tag, there was no mirror a la Tarte's Tartlette palette.
4. Fair Ladies, Be Careful
I'm pale, and when I say pale, I mean that I can't even wear certain foundation brands because of my skin tone. While the KyShadow palette is great for a deep smoky eye, for an everyday look, the shades were just too intense for my pallor. If you're pale like me, just be careful and keep that application light.
5. They Blend So Well
The pigmentation isn't the only great thing about the shadows themselves. On my lid, I'm wearing Topaz with a bit of Hematite blended in for a warmer effect. In the crease, I added Goldstone for a smokier, more gradient effect, and I've lined my lash line with Bronzite for a softer look than what the matte black Obsidian would have given. On the inner corner of my eye and on my brow bone, I added Jasper for a highlight. These shadows blended perfectly together and gave a great smoky look.
6. There's Lots Of Excess Product
When using a natural hair brush to apply, I got a tone of excess product. Unfortunately, this kind of means you're losing product and thus losing money. Sure, all shadows have a bit of this issue, but it's worth noting for a costly option.
7. They Wear Well
This photo and the photo from early are taken about five hours apart, and the shadows still look great. There's no patchiness or break up. While I did wear an eyeshadow shadow primer underneath, you can tell that the color pay out doesn't change.
Overall, the KyShadow Bronze Palette is worth it for fans of the reality television star. if you're a devoted fan, definitely snag the palette. If you're on the fence, I'd recommend looking at some higher quality or less expensive alternatives. (Full disclosure: I compare all my palettes to the Tarte Tartelette palette, and I'm picky.)
While the color pay out of KyShadow is fantastic and the consistency is beautiful, the pans are rather small and the cardboard packaging that lacked a mirror was disappointing. However, if you're still interested in purchasing it, be sure to follow Kylie Cosmetics on Instagram and Kylie Jenner on Snapchat for the latest updates.
Images: Shea Simmons (6)