As promised here it is, the KylieCosmetics haul / early what I got for Christmas.
The Holiday Collection Bundle, which is the whole collection, is the Christmas present that my mum got me this year :D.
The other products thrown in there, have been purchased by me.
I’ll start with all the products for the eyes. First up is the the Kylie Brush Set which isn’t included in the whole Collection. I haven’t played around with them yet as I should wash them first. You might be able to relate… I HATE washing my brushes and it’s well overdue.
The brushes in this set are synthetic, I’m assuming that makes them fully vegan but I’m not certain about that.
The set contains 5 brushes:
– a smudger brush
– a small and a big blending brush
– a pencil brush
– a shader brush
Only part that has me concerned about them so far is, that they have a very strong chemical smell to them, I’m hoping that it’ll subside once I’ve given them a thorough cleanse. I’ll update you on them in my review of this collection.
The Holiday Palette contains 9 shadows just like her other two eyeshadow palettes, only this time around it comes with a built in mirror!
I wish she would’ve done that earlier as my favourite palette by her is the Burgundy Palette. Either way it’s great she’s started doing it now and I hope to see her include mirrors in all her future palettes.She said she was inspired by jewel tones and that’s exactly what the colours remind me of. Even though I thought I might not like the colours as much, I was pleasantly surprised. I expected the colours to be really intensely coloured, they are pigmented but the colours are more toned down which makes them really wearable in my opinion.
My favourites are Nutcracker, which is a brown toned burgundy, Evergreen, a lovely muted green and Sugar Cookie which makes the perfect cool toned transition shade.
I’m excited to see how they perform on the lid!
Next is the Kyliner in the shade Snow. I was so excited to get this as I really want to do a warm toned smokey eye with a white winged liner for contrast. I might even put that up on here! The look of white liner intrigues me, it looks so bold but not to the extent of a very thick black wing. To say the least, I’m very excited to give it a go!
There are also three new crème shadows in this collection.
Lots of people have been loving the ones from the Birthday Collection and I really adore the colours she released so far!
First up is Camo which is a very dark forest green, with brown undertones and lots of shimmer.
Golden Plum is probably my favourite of the bunch! Again it’s a rather dark colour but to me that fits the season perfectly. A deep plum with gold shimmer throughout, exactly as the name suggests. I find it works perfectly on top of a matte burgundy/plum shadow in the outer corner. The perfect sultry plum smokey eye.
Last but not least for the crème shadows is Yellow Gold, you might want to look at the swatch yourself as the colour is really hard to describe ;).
Let’s talk lip products!
Her lip products are some of my favourites, the lip liners are my favourite out there because they’re so creamy and easy to handle. Her matte liquid lipsticks made it into my top 5 favourite liquid lipsticks in general which I guess says more than enough.
Included in the Holiday Collection Bundle are two new gloss shades. Jolly is my personal favourite out of the two. It’s not at all a sheer gloss and you wouldn’t necessarily have to pair it with a lipstick because of that. The shade is a deep burgundy and it hits my soft spot in the burgundy department, I luuuuurve it.
Then there’s Naughty and it is your classic blue toned red, perfect for the season, you might even put Santa and his suit to shame. Just like Jolly it is anything but sheer and will look great even without a lipstick underneath.
She also created two new Lip Kits.
Vixen which seems to be the matte liquid lipstick form of Jolly by the look of it, it’s also described as a blackened plum, where as Jolly is described as a blackened burgundy.
Either way Vixen is probably my favourite lip shade in this collection.
The second new Lip Kit is Merry. It looks a lot like Mary Jo K to me. Merry, however is described as a deepened rich red and Mary Jo K is more of a true blue red. Here their swatched next to each other.
Another product I probably wouldn’t purchase individually is Dancer. It’s the metallic shade in this collection. I just don’t seem to get into the metallic lips hype, does anyone feel the same?
The colour is gorgeous, if only it was matte…
BUT, if you are into the metallic lips trend and you love burgundy shades, I think you’d like it loads, here’s to hoping it’ll be a permanent shade.
I unfortunately cannot compare it to the already existing shade Reign because I don’t own it.
Inside the Full-Size 4pc Holiday Kit are two additional glosses which you can’t get separate… yet.
Cupid which is a coppery/rose gold and tickles my fancy way more than Noel which is supposed to be a true copper, although it looks more like a yellow gold to me.
I’ll swatch it next to her Birthday Collection gloss Poppin’ because it reminds me of that shade a lot. These two glosses aren’t anything like Jolly/Naughty in coverage, they’re more like topping glosses to add shine and shimmer.
Also included are two new matte liquid lipstick shades called Angel, a mauvey pink which you will see a swatch of and Blitzen which apparently is a warmer version of Spice, I’ll swatch it for ya ;).
Angel isn’t really my kind of shade as it’s just too pink but I can see myself wearing Blitzen as a bold lip.
Seeing as this 4pc Kit is currently sold out, I thought I’d let you know that it’s my least favourite part of the whole Holiday Collection. The colours of the matte liquid lipsticks aren’t really to die for, especially as one of them is just slightly different than Spice which you’re able to get your hands on because it currently is in stock. Also, the glosses aren’t really THAT unique in shade and I bet you’d find plenty of others out there.
On the topic of Kits, she obviously brought back the Mini Kit. I have also got the Birthday Collection Mini Kit and I haven’t touched any of them yet, they’re just too cute and I can’t bear to use them.
The Holiday Collection Mini Kit features the shades:
Moon which is a taupe nude
Ginger which in my opinion id the perfect terra cotta shade for my skintone
Kristen a warm strawberry shade
Love Bite a plum shade with a brown undertone
Vixen one of the new shades, a blackened plum
Angel which is the mauvey pink inside the 4pc Kit
I think it’s a genius idea to release the Mini Kit yet again because I think that was the one item everybody wanted when she launched her Birthday Collection.
On top of that it’s incredibly handy as the shades come in tiny very handy packaging that are easy to just take with you on the go.
I always carry a big handbag so I don’t really mind taking the full size along and I can’t bring myself to using them as long as I still have product inside the full size tubes.
The last item of the bunch isn’t makeup, it’s her Holiday Collection makeup bag.
It’s reflective silver on the outside with her logo on one side. I’m not that into the silver but she improved the inside of it. I also have the first one she released and I really enjoy using it as it’s huge and fits my whole face :D. The only downside is the fact that it only has one pocket on the inside. The new one however does now have two pockets and I can see myself using it loads, just because of that!
Now that we talked thourgh all the products included in the Holiday Collection I’m gonna jump into it and create looks with the products.
My favourite products right of the bat probably are the two new matte liquid lip shades and the Jolly gloss. I’m hoping they perform just as good as the other products and I will let you know about that in my review of this collection.