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Yep, we’ve been busy trying out all of the wacky and wonderful beauty crazes to take the internet (read: TikTok) by storm – from the Zuvi Halo (the hair dryer of dreams) to Il Makiage’s iconic foundation and the Slimyonik Air body styler. These are the products every influencer/Gen-Z beauty sleuth/beauty editor is talking about on the internet – but that you want to be sure about before parting with your money.
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This week, Commerce Editor Sophie Cockett is trying Kylie Costmetic’s new eyeshadow palettes (or Kyshadow palletes as they’re officially titled) to see what all the hype is about.
Kylie Cosmetics (Kylie Jenner’s beauty brand) was founded back in 2014 with those epic lip kits everyone went wild for. Since then we’ve seen blushers, lip oils, skincare and more all launch with everything now available at Boots, Harrods and Selfridges here in the UK. However, this is the first time that we’ve seen eyeshadows launch in to the full-time collection.
“There are two Kyshadow palettes, the first being this Mauve Palette packed full of pinky gorgeous, gorgeous shades, and the second is the Bronze Palette with gold tones, loads of warm-nude shades and lots of mattes too,” says Sophie.
“After much deliberation, I’ve decided to go for the Bronze Kyshadow Palette so I’m going to attempt a bronze-y smokey eye starting with some of the matte shades.” Sophie begins sweeping colours across her eyelids.
“First impressions: they’re not the creamiest eyeshadows. They’re a little bit more difficult to blend than I’d have hoped, but the colours are lovely and I’m feeling like they’re going to be very long-lasting,” she says.
Sophie continues to build colours, adding a metallic shade to the inner half of her eyelid. “Ok, I’ve added the glitter – which is very glittery – and now I’m just going to add a bit more colour to the crease and also the Pop Off shade to my inner corner. I’m liking it so far!”
After she’s finished and added some mascara, Sophie gives her final thoughts. “I’m really impressed. They weren’t the most creamy or blendable eyeshadows but, as I said, the colour pay-off was really, really good and I do like the finished look. I feel like this is a solid, everyday palette so I will definitely be using it again.”