Tuesday, 21 November 2017

NAUGHTY OR NICE | KYLIE COSMETICS HOLIDAY 2017 PALETTE BATTLE


I haven't posted in a week and I feel terrible about it, at the moment I am unbelievably ill with a full on head cold. My throat feels like sandpaper every time I try to speak. I have bought a tonne of new foundations that I want to review and there are PR packages waiting to be tested as well. Rest assured, there is content brewing and coming your way shortly, and a cool giveaway. I am thinking of doing daily posts in December to make up for the inconsistency of the past few months. 


In the meantime while I try to fit everything in and actually make some decent content for you all, let's discuss Kylie Cosmetics next drop. Her Holiday 2017 collection launches 3pm PST which is 11pm UK time on Wednesday 23rd November. The two palettes are what I am interested in discussing today, one is called Naughty and the other is called Nice. Very clever and seasonally appropriate. Each retail for $44 and as I have mentioned in other Kylie Cosmetics post, I will not be buying anything from her brand purely because the prices are unreasonably high to me and the custom fees are astronomical. The packaging doesn't look very festive or interesting to me, especially for the Nice palette which is a tad disappointing. All in all, you get 14 shadows per palette. 


Naughty: This palette is definitely darker with some bolder shadows, the only shade that stands out a little to me is St. Nick it is just the perfect happy cartoon Santa red which I rarely see in eyeshadow palettes or even in single shadow formulations. Ho Ho Ho looks like a typical Christmas metallic and Unwrap Me looks like a beautiful deep wine matte. Tipsy and Coal are both great cool toned mattes that pair really well together for a smoky eye on brown eyes especially, but Merry Mint, Mischief, Emerald and Hot Toddy are boring shades to me, they look dull or odd in this selection. Personally, I don't think the names are very creative, Coal is the only shade name that fits in with the Naughty theme and I would have loved for this theme to be taken more literally. 


Nice: This palette doesn't look like anything to do with Christmas at all. Holly looks a lot like Xmas Kiss from the Naughty Palette and apart from Jack Frost, which is a stunning highlight shade for warm skin tones, Santa Baby and Holly the shade names make no sense. A lot more thought could have been put into this, I hope Kylie fires whoever is in charge of shade names because they suck on a new level of sucking. Jack Frost and Wonderland are the only colours I like in this palette. I think the four mattes on the bottom row Lullaby, Santa Baby, Macaroom and Hot Cider as well as Miracle and Wonderland from the top complement each other really well. Holly and Gingersnap look like the odd ones out and if they were replaced with maybe warm toned mauves or rich purples that palette would be more cohesive. Slay looks garish and Drummer Boy doesn't stand out amongst the rest at all. Blizzard and Gumdrop look like the prettiest metallic shades.


Disappointingly, I don't like the shades enough to be tempted by either of them. I think the Naughty Palette has more attractive packaging and a slightly more obvious holiday vibe which tips it for me. I do like the mauve tones in the Nice Palette but not enough to buy it. Overall, both seem a little nonsensical. For $44 I would expect much better packaging and creativity. The mattes seem to be nicely pigmented and blendable but the shimmers are not lacklustre about from what I can tell from Kylie's video (watch here). Thank you for reading, I would love to know which one you prefer over the other if you absolutely had to choose. Comment below your favourite, or even which one you might buy either as a gift or for yourself. I hope you're well and I am sorry for being MIA. I hope your week has been exceptional so far and return on Friday for giveaway news! Take care. 

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16 comments

  1. I am the opposite, I actually like the looks of both palettes but for personal reasons, I never buy her products.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I don't blame you, I like the concept more than the actual colour scheme x

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  2. If I was going to buy anything from her brand, then I would definitely go for another one of her palettes. The only thing is that I rarely wear eyeshadow or lipsticks so neither would be worth it for me. They're so overpriced for what they offer. xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. I think so too, the price point is just too much for someone who isn't a really big Kylie fan. I love KUWTK but Kylie Cosmetics is a hard pass for me, too much money and too many problems. Plus I really like to be able to feel and touch and swatch products for myself which you can't do with e-commerce brands which is a huge red flag for me as I know if I didn't like something I wouldn't be able to return it and I would have had to pay a small fortune in shipping and customs xxx

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  3. Both palettes actually looks beautiful and I like the colors personally. I don't own anything from the brand. Not sure I'll ever purchase anything but you never know. Great review! x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

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    1. That is true, you never know. I am happy these palettes are appealing to some of you as for me it's not at all, it just goes to show different tastes exist which I like, thank you for reading x

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  4. Wonderful post. Great photos. I miss NYC soo much. Thanks and have a lovely day.
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  5. I love the Nice palette - although I don't really wear eyeshadow so I'd never use either of them! It's a shame they aren't worth the price for you, but at least it means you don't have to battle to get it, her makeup sells out frequently doesn't it?

    I've lost my voice too so I feel your pain! Hopefully you recover and feel better soon!

    Hope you are having a good weekend, and you got some bargains in the sales. I made the most of some time off earlier this week and shopped at a few stores but I haven't bought anything in the sales yet.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you Mica, I hope you found time to relax while you were off! Xx

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  6. I feel like these shades aren't anything special and I could probably find dupes of them in my eyeshadow collection already. Also think that they could of done much better with the packaging! These'll be a pass for me. Thanks for sharing Kiran!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. That was my take on it too, thank you for reading Nicole x

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  7. I hope you feel better soon. I had a bad cold as well. The concept was nice, but the execution not so much. I thought the colors were disconnected. So I didn't purchase anything.
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    1. I feel exactly the same, thank you for reading Kim x

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