Sunday, June 19, 2011

Makeup for your inner kid: Hello Kitty "Memoirs of a Kitty" Palette


I bought this palette a few weeks ago and thought I'd share a few photos before I start using it. I had debated whether or not to get this one, but in the end I couldn't resist the allure of the pretty cherry blossom case along with the wearable neutrals inside. This would make a nice gift for a young person just starting out with makeup, or for those who are not-so-young but wouldn't be embarrassed to be caught pulling a Hello Kitty palette out from their bag (closet Hello Kitty-lovers can keep this one safely hidden away at home--it will be your little secret!) Currently available at Sephora.com for $35. 



There are two layers to the compact. There are no brushes included, which helps to keep the overall size fairly small. The top tier has four eyeshadows: 
  • light shimmery pink-beige
  • slightly darker shimmery brownish-pink
  • shimmery honey-gold
  • dark neutral matte brown with subtle gold sparkles
The bottom tier contains two blushes: a rosy pink, and a peachy-coral, both with subtle shimmer.



These are nice neutrals that make for quick, no-brainer looks and should be flattering on a wide range of skintones. 





Both blushes are well pigmented and only slightly shimmery. These flattering coral and rose shades are great basics to have on hand. 



Sunlight


Flash lighting



I would say this palette is not a must-have of course, except for the serious Hello Kitty enthusiast -- but it really does include quite a nice group of shades and could be very handy to use when getting ready in a hurry and for travel.

15 comments:

  1. The eye shadow colors are so beautiful! Those are all of my favorite shades!

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  2. That's actually quite adorable. And I love me a good cherry blossom. :) Thanks for the post!

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  3. The case is darling! I love the cherry blossom and blue crystal bow combination =)

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  4. That's a surprisingly pretty eye shadow quad, and the same goes with the blush. My SIL would black out with excitement if she saw this stuff...lol. She's a Hello Kitty diehard :P <3 xxx

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  5. Hi productdoctor, they are great colors and go with everything! :)

    Hi Zuzu's Petals, Thanks for stopping by :) The packaging really drew me in!

    Hi Dovey, I love the crystal bow & flower combo too. Thanks for commenting! :)

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  6. Hi Rachel, Your SIL should definitely stop by Sephora to take a look :) They had a couple of other palettes too. This one was the most neutral, I think. :) Probably won't get anything else but am happy with this one! :) xx

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  7. Wow- those e/s look very similar to the Armani Heat eye quad! But this one comes with blush, too! :)

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  8. Hi Julia, I have the Armani quad & should do a comparison! Thanks for commenting :)

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  9. That is so sweet and charming! I love HK! The pigmentation is rather nice on this- perfect for travel. :)

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  10. Hey! I got this too a while back and was undecided if it was going to be a little too cute..? But am happy that the cherry blossom pattern makes me somehow justify it.. It is a nice neutral palette to have, nothing spectacular but for the cute factor and the nice texture of the powders, I like it. That deep brown color is surprisingly pigmented you know..
    Btw did it remind you a little bit of the Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity quad? I liked the texture of that but the packaging put me off.

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  11. Hi Makeup Merriment, Ah, a fellow HK lover! :) I was surprised at the nice quality of the powders. Not a bad buy :)

    Hi Lakshmi, I agree, these have a nice texture and the brown is great. I don't have the Sparklicity but just looked it up & do remember seeing that one in Sephora. The color scheme is very similar, but the packaging is not nearly as cute as this one! :)

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  12. I was so very tempted by this and think it's actually a great deal for those who are in need of a multi-purpose palette, whether they love Hello Kitty or not (which I do!) :)

    By the way, I hope you don't mind but I tagged you for the Liebster Award. Details are here: http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.com/2011/06/tagged-liebster-award.html

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  13. Hi Liz, Yes, I think it is a pretty good buy! Thanks so much for the Liebster Award tag! :)

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  14. Want it for the absolutely adorable packaging!!! So cute

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  15. Hi Me, my best and I, The packaging is definitely what drew me to this one! :)

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