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
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.
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.