Dear Diary…

Goodies!

Valentine’s day has approached us! Boxes of chocolates are bought, bouquets of flowers are given, reservations are made, and most importantly, fun and pretty Valentine’s Day beauty looks are created! I just so managed to get my hands on the newly and highly coveted; “Kylie’s Diary” from Kylie Jenner’s Valentine’s Day Limited Edition Collection, which I will be wearing for the occasion.

I first got a glimpse of the eyeshadow and blush palette from Kylie’s snapchat. She teased her newest collection over her Snapchat, back in January. When I first laid eyes on “The Diary Palette,” I just knew I had to have it! The bright pink shade, “Love Potion,” sold me!

Burgundy Smoky Look

The “Limited Edition” collection released on February 2 at 3pm. I waited about an hour after the initial launch time to actually check the website because I was in class. When I searched kyliecosmetics.com, the bundle, the minis and the “Head Over Heels” Lip kit were completely sold out. That’s ok! I really wanted the diary! As I added the diary to my cart, I looked around and read descriptions of other products, just to make sure there wasn’t anything else that I really wanted. I was close to getting the “Valentine” Lip Kit, as well, but realized that I have something similar to it. I ended up checking out with only the diary.

“Kylie’s Diary”

“The Diary Palette” cost $54 and included free shipping after you spend $40. Overall, I dished out $54, which is pretty standard for a higher-end eyeshadow palette. You do get a bonus because this palette includes two blushes. I had never made a Kylie Cosmetics purchase, prior to ordering the diary. So, I was pretty excited!

 

Pinky Pinks Look

I waited a little over a week for my Diary to come in. When I received the black box in the mail, I was overwhelmed with cheer and excitement! This was my first time purchasing from Kylie, so everything was very new to me. As I opened the box, I noticed that the box was all black, had the signature “Kylie” logo on the inside of the box, along with white dripping detail along the inner top layer of the box. The box included a handwritten note with holographic eye detail on the back of it and “Kylie’s Diary,” which was wrapped, and my confirmation papers, of course. The note read; “Eye couldn’t wait to share my new eyeshadows with you. Eye hope you adore the as much as eye do! Eye Love You.” And then she concluded with a smiley face.

As I opened the Diary, I noticed that it weighs pretty heavy, and consists of a good size. The front of the packaging entails red glitter “Kylie’s Diary” writing and shiny white hearts with red shiny trimming around the sides. The back of the packaging has the big “Kylie” writing logo along with the writing; “Pressed Powder Palette.” Below that, the names of the eyeshadow shades and blushes are shown, along with ingredients and specifics of the makeup.

“Heart Eyes,” “Romance,” “Loves Me Not”

When you take out the palette from the packaging, the same red glittered; “Kylie’s Diary” wording is on the front. There’s red glittered lining on the spine of the palette. When you flip it around, the wordage says; “XOXO, Kylie.” Below that, is “The Diary Palette,” featuring the names of each shade and again the specifics of the makeup.

As I opened the palette, I was just in amaze! The palette looks even better in person! On the left side, we have a square mirror along with the “XOXO, Kylie” wordage. And again, the shiny white hearts. On the right side, we have 6 eyeshadows and 2 blushes. Starting from the top left corner, we have, “Bae,” “Heart Breaker,” “Make Me Blush,” “Sweet Like Candy,” “Love Potion,” “Be Mine,” “Heart Eyes,” “Romance” and “Loves Me Not.” The Blushes are called “First Date” and “Virginity.”

“Bae” is a holographic, icy-bluish, with a hint of grey, shimmery shade. “Heart Breaker” is the perfect light shimmery pink. “Make Me Blush” is a shimmery mix of purple and grey. “Sweet Like Candy” is a coral pink shimmer with gold sparkles. “Love Potion” is a satiny hot pink shade. “Be Mine” is an orangey pink coral matte shade. “Heart Eyes” consists of a purple maroon matte color. “Romance” is a brownish shimmery shade with hints of red and purple. “Loves Me Not” consists of a bluish, purple, grey, lavender matte shade. “First Date” blush is a soft matte orange shade. “Virginity” blush is a soft bubblegum pink matte shade.

“Sweet Like Candy,” “Love Potion,” “Be Mine”

After swatching the shades, I was so impressed. The colors are beautiful and well thought out. I like the mix of mattes, shimmers, and satin. I love every color! One of the first looks I tried, I used the shades; “Sweet Like Candy,” “Love Potion” and “Be Mine, along with a mix of both “Virginity” blush and “First Date” blush. So, the whole second row of the palette. I started off with that orangey, pink coral matte shade, “Be Mine.” I colored my whole eyelid with it. Next, I blended in the coral pink shimmery gold shade, “Sweet Like Candy,” all over the eyelid. After, I took the satiny hot pink shade, in “Love Potion,” and blended that into my outer corners for definition. Then, I took a clean blush and blended those together to create a pinky orange sunset! Finally, I lined my lower lash line with “Be Mine,” to tie everything together. I added Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara on both my top and bottom lashes and lined my waterline with NYX’s “Faux Whites” eye brightener in “seashell.” After I finished my eyes, I tried the blushes! I started off with the pink blush, “Virginity,” then I added the orange blush, “First Date,” to incorporate the balance between the pink and orange hues on my eyes.

The second look I created was more of a burgundy smoky eye look. First, I covered my eyelids with “Heart Eyes.” Next, I added “Romance” on top of “Heart Eyes,” and blended that all over the lids. After, I brushed on “Loves Me Not” on the outer corners of my eyes to give some definition to the look. Then, I lined my lower lash line with both “Heart Eyes” and “Romance.” Finally, I blended all the colors together to get this rich and fresh burgundy look.

After looking at the finished products, I noticed that the colors are very easy to apply. The shadows blended nicely and really popped. The colors were very vibrant and they lasted all day, with no creasing. I noticed that these colors really made my eye color pop! They really brought out the gold in my eyes, and brought the light to my eyes, which I love! The blushes are very subtle and easy to manage if wanting to go from a sweet look to more dramatic.

Overall, I am impressed with the colors and creativity of this palette. The pigment is so fresh and bright. I just love it! The blushes are very easy to blend into the face and are very buildable. Like I said before, this was my very first Kylie Cosmetics purchase. After this write-up, I will probably be buying more stuff from her. I was very pleased with the outcome of my purchase!

Courtney Salinger

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