Surprise! Extra post today… mainly because I just could not wait any longer to post this!
I was so excited when I heard about this collection as I absolutely love Kim and Mario, their friendship is clearly something very special and I think it is lovely to see.
I have followed Mario on social media for so long and really hope I can go to one of his masterclasses one day as they look amazing! I think this collection is so gorgeous and lovely that it was brought out to 10 years after Kim and Mario first met.
The packaging for this collection is stunning! Very minimalist and classy, it truly just lets the makeup speak for itself. I ordered the full bundle, even although I am not a huge fan of lip glosses normally I thought I would just get the full bundle anyway.
I am really liking the glosses so far. The shade Super Nude is a stunning beige nude shade that looks amazing over most lipstick colours. I have found if I am wearing gloss I don’t like to wear it all over my lips and just a pop in the centre of my lips to give more of a 3D effect to the lips.
Juicy is a stunning peachy pink shade that again I would use as a pop in the centre of the lips. I am not a huge fan of how gloss feels when it is all over my lips although this one is not super tacky feeling I just find gloss gets too messy when its windy and your hair ends up stuck in your lip gloss like a hot mess!
With flash Top left Classic K with Super Nude Gloss Top Right Classic K with Juicy Gloss Classic K Juicy Gloss Super Nude Gloss
Without flash Top left Classic K with Super Nude Gloss Top Right Classic K with Juicy Gloss Classic K Juicy Gloss Super Nude Gloss
Next in the bundle is Classic K lipstick. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this shade as it is I tend to go for a much darker nude and this one is much more of a beige shade than I would usually go for and I love it! With this being a light shade with a creme finish lipstick it can settle in cracks in the lips so I would recommend exfoliating your lips beforehand. This is also definitely one to keep in your bag for top ups throughout the day as it has such a creamy formula it will not last as long as a matte lipstick as you would expect.
Now on to the star of the show… the eye shadow palette!
The palette itself is super lightweight but still feels durable and has a nice good sized mirror inside. What I love the most about this palette is each shade name has been chosen as it means something to Kim and Mario.
Without flash L-R 2008, Glam, Miami, Armenian, Loyalty
With flash L-R 2008, Glam, Miami, Armenian, Loyalty
The top row consists of 2008 a stunning silver/white shimmer shade that just makes me think of a ice queen and sparkly snow (that should totally be a thing). Next up we have Glam a stunning shimmer golden bronze shade, this shade is so creamy, easy to apply and super pigmented. The centre shade of the top row is Miami which I found perfect to use in the crease, blends out so easily and is just my perfect kind of transition shade. Next up we have Armenian a gorgeous yellow gold shimmer, I usually struggle to pull of these shades on their own but I actually love this one as its not too yellow and more golden so it complimented my eye and skin tone more than I expected. The final shade in the top row is Loyalty a lovely medium warm matte brown shade, this shade is super easy to blend out and looks great in the outer crease or smudged into the lash line for a great smokey eye look.
Without flash L-R Decade, Albanian, Vegas, Libra, Bronzy
With flash L-R Decade, Albanian, Vegas, Libra, Bronzy
The bottom row starts off with Decade a matte creamy ivory shade which I personally love for highlighting my brow bone as when I have a super intense look going on I like a matte highlight on the brow bone over a shimmery one. Next in the palette is Albanian a stunning burnt red brick shade again an easy to blend matte shade, I have found my go to for this palette is Miami in the crease, intensified with Albanian and Loyalty and the outer crease. We are now on to the last three shades in the palette which are my favourites the centre shade for this row is Vegas, a stunning plum shade with hints of a more red undertone, this is not quite as shimmery as others in the palette but I love it. I always find plum shades really compliment my eye colour so I can see this being very well used. Next up we have Libra the most stunning cobalt blue shimmer shade I have ever came across! I was slightly scared to try this out as I thought it would look horrible on me but I love it! It goes on so creamy and just looks stunning. The final shade is Bronzy which basically just explains itself in the name! A gorgeous shimmery bronze shade that is brilliant for everyday wear, again this is another one of the shades I tend to go for often as I love my shimmery bronze shades.
Something I found with all the shimmer shades is I did not need to apply fix + to my brushes to make the shades more intense as they look great without this. They also apply great with your fingers, I was so excited to try this palette and only had a couple of clean flat shadow brushes left so I ended up using my fingers to apply Glam and Bronzy in the looks below. Also I did get some funny looks today when I took my sunglasses on as I possibly forgot I had Libra on one eye and Vegas on the other to test out how long they would last in the surprising heat we have had here! The shimmer shades have stayed strong for a solid 8 hours before I took them off.
Look one glam on the lid, Miami and Albanian in the crease
Look two – Armenian on the lid, Miami and Albanian in the crease
Look three – Bronzy on the lid, Armenian as pop of colour in centre. Miami and Albanian in crease Loyalty in outer corner.
Look four – Vegas on the lid, Miami, Albanian in crease. Loyalty in outer corner
Look five – Libra on lid, Miami and Albanian in crease, Loyalty in outer corner