Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hello Kitty Memoirs of a Kitty Palette

Despite previous experiences with the Sephora house brand, I really wanted to like the Hello Kitty collaboration when it came out - I especially wanted to like their Say Hello palettes, which were sleek and cute all at the same time! Sadly the first two Say Hello palettes were underwhelming for me, and I had to accept the fact that it didn't make sense to purchase a palette 'just' for packaging - something I swore to myself I'd never do!

Luckily, with Spring came a new collection, and thankfully my swatches went much better this time - though I think I would have broken my 'packaging-only' rule, as the 'Memoirs of a Kitty' palette combines a lot of my favourite things: Hello Kitty, Sakura, and neutral eyeshadow! The picture above will rotate through what the palette 'looks' like, but basically the palette contains:

4 Eyeshadows: Satin White, Shimmery Beige, Gold, Medium Brown
2 Blushes: Peach w/ Gold Shimmer, Pink

I'm still awful at taking swatch pictures with my dSLR, but here is my attempt. :)

The swatches at the very top are the blushes (you can't really see the peach though >__<)

I found these shadows to be nice and soft, minimal fall-out, and decently pigmented. The swatches on my hand in the picture were done with my finger-tips, no base. The blushes were quite lovely - a touch powdery but they showed up well on me, and easily went with any lippie I might choose to do a look with!

Overall, a nice all-in-one palette. This would be my 'go-to' work palette if I wasn't determined to finish Dior's Iridescent Leather first. I might travel with this next as it makes a good everyday look AND includes blush, thereby cutting down on what I need to bring (in theory).

Face Armani Face Fabric #3, Armani Luminous Silk Powder 5.5
Cheeks Pink side of Memoirs of a Kitty Palette
Eyes UDPP, Armani Eyes to Kill #8, Memoirs of a Kitty Palette shadows (all 4), K-Palette 24/7 Liner, Diorshow Blackout
Lips Maybelline High Shine Lipstick in Coral Lustre

I really like how this turned out and I think this palette is 'truly' neutral. Not too cool toned, and not too warm! I wore this over a cooler base, but I think it would look good over  a warm gold as well.

Have you picked this up? Let me know what you think!



    I was eying that palette too Justine but it is impossible to get here which is probably a good thing!

  2. so pretty! I've been eying the new HK stuff at Sephora. The packaging is so adorable but I was hesistant on how the quality would be. After seeing your EOTDs, I want this!!

  3. Awww... the packaging is so cute.... the colours look good on you. Very soft and flattering.

  4. I just bought this pallette too!!! I love it! It's too cute

  5. You're FOTDs are super pretty!!
    Sakura~~! <3 XD
    The packaging is adorable and it's so practical, e/s and blushers in a cute little compact XD

  6. i like your rotating tat a new feature of your blog..heehee
    lovely fotd!

  7. that is the cutest palette! and the colors are very wearable too :)

    btw, i got your blog sale items the yesterday! :)

  8. Rotating photos - cool!
    The packaging is nicely done and the colour palettes looks lovely. Enjoy the weekend;-)

  9. Oh my god that is the cutest palette ever! No Sephora in Australia though.. ahh well :(.

  10. @ Old Cow

    Well if you want it you know where to call!! I love it - glad I gave in and purchased on impulse, for once!

    @ ShinyPrettyThings

    Yeah I wasn't incredibly impressed with the line, but I love this palette. The quality is SO much better!

    @ Astrorainfall @beauty box



    Isn't it a wonderful palette? I'm forcing myself to rotate through other ones because this one is so easy to use!

    Thank you! I'm surprised at how practical it is! And it's not that bulky XD;

    It could be (to be honest I was too lazy to copy and paste the same title on three different pics XD)! Thanks babe!


    YAY I'm glad you finally got them!! Hope everything made it in one piece :)

    @Fashion, Art and other fancies

    I had a lovely weekend, thanks! Hope you did too!

    Aw, hopefully Sephora makes its way to Aus soon!

  11. aaaah this HK stuff is just totally cute! I've never seen it here in Asia >.<~~~ I want it.

  12. Love this palette! I didn't know they came out with a spring one! The packaging is suuuuper cute! I WANT NOW. XD

  13. Love the palette. Just wondering if you bought any extras you'd like to sell?