|Some of the writing has rubbed off the packaging which I didn't notice until I'd photographed this!|
|The 4 matte shadows swatched|
|The 4 shimmer shadows swatched|
|Blush, highlighter and bronzer swatched - with flash|
|Blush, highlighter and bronzer swatched - without flash|
When I found out that the Kardashian's make-up line, Khroma Beauty, was available to purchase in the UK I have to admit I was unbelievably excited. Not because I am a massive Kardashian fan (...which I am), but because I'd seen photos of the Khloé Kardazzle Complete Face Palette on a number of American beauty blogs and thought it looked absolutely beautiful. Disappointingly it had also garnered a multitude of negative reviews, and normally I wouldn't buy something that was so split: I guess it was a moment of madness that spurred me to make the purchase.
And I'm so glad I did! The palette comes with 8 eyeshadows - 4 matte and 4 shimmers, and all are of fantastic quality. The shimmers feel like true foils and glide on with complete ease, and the mattes range from barely-there neutrals to dark chocolates for the crease. The bottom slides out and in there is a super-pigmented coral blusher, a golden-toned highlighter (a good dupe for NARS Albatross, although somewhat chalkier), and a beautiful and again well-pigmented bronzer that is probably one of the best matches for my skintone I've ever come across. A lot of the reviews floating about on blogs suggested the bronzer was so pale you could barely see it; my conclusion is that it's probably better for a light to medium skin tone. From what I can see the bronzers in the Kim and Khloé palettes are near enough identical, so if you're looking for something slightly darker, you may want to have a look at the Kourtney palette.
I really can't recommend this palette highly enough. As it's an import it's more expensive here than in the US, but for the equivalent of £15 and if we forget the extortionate P&P for a second I feel like I will absolutely get my money's worth for this. The fact that there are 8 shadows, a bronzer, highlighter and a blusher more than compensates - for me, at least - its mid-range price tag.
What do you think of the Kardashian Complete Face Palettes? Do you like the look of them?
I got my palette from the KhromaBeauty.eu website here, which is an official stockist. It retails for €16.95 (GBP £14.69) and postage was €5.95 (GBP £5.16), which brought my entire total to €22.90 (GBP £19.85). The website stocks a range of Khroma products, and more are expected to be added to the line soon.