Confused by Kylie Cosmetics…The Purple Palette

Hello loves! Hope you are all doing well and keeping warm during these chilly January days. I’m back with another beauty post and I want to get immediately into it because I really want to know your own thoughts on this. A while back I wrote a glowing review of a Kylie matte liquid lipstick (you can read that here if you need to catch up) and its honestly been one of my favorite shades. However, for Christmas I received one of her eyeshadow palettes because I was really curious if she had the same good quality throughout the variety of her products. Reviews in general of Kylie Cosmetics have been so up and down but I really wanted to form an opinion for myself.



I saw this palette when Kylie first posted about it on her snapchat (and yes I’m afraid I do actually follow her on snapchat) and I was very interested. Not only because I’m a big fan of purple, but because the types of shades she paired together was very unique and I wondered what kind of looks she (or I) could possibly create. The Purple Palette consists of many different shades of purple, from matte tones to shimmery ones. However, it also includes some muted tones as well as some golds. See what I mean by a unique pairing of colors?? But wait, there’s more! Lol, that really sounded like an infomercial! She threw in a green…A GREEN SHADE, PEOPLE! What the heck??



Alright so here are the swatches. The lighting in my apartment is very yellow, but I hope these swatches give a good representation of the palette. These colors applied fairly nicely. As with many palettes, the shimmery shades were much more pigmented than the matte ones. I’m starting to wonder if maybe this is the case for ALL shadows? Maybe that’s just how the formulas work? Let me know if you can confirm or deny this. Anyways, one thing I noticed was these shadows are not very creamy. I’m used to Urban Decay’s shadows, which in my opinion are quite creamy. Kylie’s shadows just seemed…more packed in and rougher in texture. This leads me to conclude that her shadows may have a lot of fallout. I’ve only used it once so far, so maybe that’ll be my next experiment.


Let’s talk about packaging very briefly. You guys know me, packaging means a lot and it says so much about the integrity and care of the company. Kylie is not good at packaging in my opinion. The drips in her logo are honestly a bit boring and are overused in design. This palette in particular felt very cheap and thrown together. You can tell it obviously wasn’t her biggest concern, which is troublesome to me because an outer appearance should be a customer’s first impression of who you are as a brand or company.

Okay, I feel like I’ve been brutally honest throughout this whole post, so let me tell you some things I truly like about the palette. The color Amethyst (bottom left corner) is one of the most unique shades I have ever seen. I used this on my lid, and although I ultimately regretted the placement, it really is a gorgeous and unique shade. It would look lovely as an accent color on the lower lash line. Similarly the shade to the right of it, Purple Smoke, is something I have never seen before. On first glance, it looks like a shimmery bronze shade, maybe with some pink in it. When I swatched it however, it came out a golden purple. That sounds confusing, but it’s a gorgeous mix of shimmery gold and lavender that somehow combine to create this shade. The lighting doesn’t show that very well on my arm, but I’d love to do a makeup tutorial with it. Let me know which shades you find most interesting and post them in the comments below! Whichever shades are the most popular, I’ll do a makeup look with!

That’s about it! I’ve told you all that I will always be honest on this blog, and this has been one of those times. As much as I wanted to be head over heels for this palette, it leaves me confused and puts me at risk for an overly bright, costume makeup vibe. That’s a no no! Until next time, bye guys!

xx Sage

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  1. January 10, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    After receiving a liquid lipstick that was one of the “Bad batch of wands” I haven’t purchased any more of her products! I love reading reviews on her products. there are so many ups and downs. I’ve been curious about this palette so thank you for sharing your review 🙂 Great post
    I would love for you to check out my latest post and blog xx

    • January 10, 2018 / 6:45 pm

      thanks for this informative comment! I heard about the wand mishaps, which is such a horrible thing to have happened. it made kylie seem so uninterested in the opinions of her customers, so I understand why you wouldn’t repurchase. I’ll definitely check out your blog! xx

    January 10, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    The palette looks absolutely stunning but almost every review I’ve seen on it has ended the same.
    It just doesn’t seem like a palette I would EVER reach for although it’s beautiful, and before you even said anything about Amethyst I was thinking “That’s probably the only colour I would actually use.”

    Great read xx

    • January 10, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      I would love to read more reviews on the palette! while it’s beautiful at first glance, it really has been a bit disappointing. and i’m glad we agree about that one shade, haha! thanks so much for stopping by! xx

  3. January 10, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I really like purple shades too! They bring out my brown eyes haha I used to use eyeshadows a lot in high school, but nowadays I really only wear them if I’m playing around with makeup at home or going out for a special occasion/event. I do, however, use a purple eyeliner on my upper water line (?) to still give that subtle pop of color

    • January 10, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      i totally get that. i’ll use very simple shades if i decide to wear it or use more interesting colors if i’m going out. and wow purple on the upper water line, what a great idea! i bet that’s beautiful! i’ve never been good at putting eyeliner there but i want to get better!

  4. January 10, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Really good post! Thank you! I’ve been looking at buying some of her eyeshadow palettes too but I agree with you, the packaging doesn’t wow me and feels a bit basic x

    • January 10, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      no problem! i’m glad we agree about the packaging. not to sound harsh but basic is the perfect word for it😬

  5. January 11, 2018 / 1:33 am

    Great review!! I agree about the packaging, it looks like she didnt put any effort into it and that sucks!! Anyways, I’m really curious to see what kind of looks you can create with this palette!!

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      hahaha true you’d have to be extremely careful with placement!

  6. January 11, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    Love the colours ♡

    • January 13, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      thanks so much i’ll check it out!!

      • January 14, 2018 / 12:13 am

        You’re welcome! xx

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