Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eye Shadow Set Palette #1 | Makeup Review

My thoughts:

My mom gave me this set as a gift long time ago and I love it! basic,silky smooth, highly pigmented and very fine product!

The sticker in the back states dis. by Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, NYC. Made in USA. Net wt .04 oz (1g).

the first three left to right are the shadows below 
while the last two on the right are the ones on top 

5 is pearly white  very shimmery great for brow bone highlight
4  is almost like reddish brown, deep kind of brown, slight shimmer 
3 peach color, slight shimmer 
2  black, very shimmery on the palette but the shimmer doesn't really transfer on application mayhaps only slight but as you can see on the swatch it doesn't really translate to that
1 brown, slight shimmer, compare to 4 this one a bit lighter than that like mud brown.

The only thing I don't really like with this set are these two brushes supposedly applicators it's seems cheap and the materials not really good as you can see I haven't even used the one in plastic I don't really intend to use it but kept it anyway haha

it easily breaks down over time I think I only used this once or so

very thin like foam sponge like

since it started breaking down I took it off and disposed the other end

Overall I love the eyeshadows in this set, anyone can wear it although it's a bit on the expensive side but if you want to splurge on eyeshadows or would use it everyday go ahead.It's a great gift too. I usually reserve this one on special occasions. I gave these eyeshadows 5 out of 5 stars as for the  brush well 0 haha ok 1 for effort xD


  1. Great makeup review, Kim! I have had that happen to me with eyebrow applicators also. You really have to go out of your way to buy more costly applicators that would last. I bet the makeup industry makes the most money there in eyebrow applicators and cheek brushes.

    1. Thank you! I don't really get eyebrow makeup/applicators I guess I haven't branch out that much although sometimes when I experiment I try to draw my eyebrows fill them in and such but most of the time I look anime-ish haha I truly bet/believe the makeup industry makes a lot of money brainwashing people haha although sometimes it's fun to play with colors xD