09 Sep KKW CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT KIT.
I’m just gonna go straight to the point and say I don’t know how I feel about this product. I am seriously not sure if I like it or not. So let me just get right to it.
The packaging is meh. A plastic bag within another plastic bag? I think Kim and her team could have thought of a better way to debut a much awaited product. It looked cheap and it felt cheap. Aside from that, I honestly had a hard time reading and distinguishing which stick was for highlight and which was for contour because the label on the sticks were too close to the color of the packaging for it to be distinct. Being able to see the label clearly is an important detail to the design of the product.
I decided to get 2 sets because judging from the swatches, I wasn’t sure if I’d be a medium or a dark. The color selection of the kits are great. But I don’t like the matte highlighter too much because I think my concealers do a better job than that. So to me that was useless – I would’ve appreciated another shimmer highlighter more.
The shades of both dark and medium were good. I liked that she made a cool and warm bronzer/contour. My only comment is that the shimmer highlighter of the dark was too dark/purple to be a highlighter in my opinion; it can do well as an eyeshadow instead.
Before I took photos for this post, I had already been using the dark set to test it out. But as I swatched the medium contour for this post, it broke. Just like majority of the YouTube videos I watched of people using the sticks for the first time. I really didn’t think it was gonna happen to me because I was so so careful but it did. And that sucked.
I did try to use the double ended brush, as much as I tried to like it, I would’ve preferred a duo fiber stippling brush to blend out my contour instead. The flat top kabuki was too dense that the product melted into my foundation. And the sponge didn’t do much for me because I still used my beauty blender.
My dilemma with the stick is that the colors are so rich and they do go on smoothly but a little does not go a long way. If you’ve watched Kim use her sticks, you can see her putting quite the amount on her face before blending it. That’s because when you blend this product, it somehow disappears. So you end up wasting more than savoring the product.
Seeing how hyped this was, I had a lot of expectations for the KKW sticks. And when you’re paying $48 for a product, you expect high quality. But unfortunately, this was not it. It’s really disappointing for me to see all these celebrities creating make up lines without putting much more thought into the design and quality of the product.
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