Say hi to Say Hello Palette from Hello Kitty by Sephora!
If you saw our First Look
at some products from the Hello Kitty by Sephora line, you have probably been tapping your foot waiting for me to swatch this palette. I really wanted to give it a thorough road test before I brought it back to you guys. I didn't want my opinion to only be based on the good looks of this palette. So.. with that let's begin.
Say hi to Hello Kitty by Sephora's Say Hello Palette
in Super Fun
. The palette consists of two layers, 1 mirrored, holding four eyeshadows and four lipglosses, all in an absolutely adorable pearl/metallic case resembling that icon snowball-head cat, HK. Being burned by a lot of the products from the Toki Doki line, I swore that I wouldn't be overloaded by the cuteness from just packaging again. My experience so far has been mixed on collaborations of non-cosmetics company collaborations with Sephora (e.g. Toki Doki, Kat von D, etc). I wasn't sure how these products would measure up as a cosmetics line vs. just a pretty package. If anything, I think I may have judged this line with a little bit of extra scrutiny. It's not fair to get away with good looks alone, right?!
Let's see if this line has anything to back up that pretty little kitty face....
Adorable silver bow on HK. She has a beautiful opal glow!
The shades. Super Fun colors according to the label!
Eyeshadows (clockwise starting with upper left): Sugar Plum, Sweet Plum, Goodnight Dreams, Raindrop.
Swatched dry, no base. Left to right: Sugar Plum, Sweet Plum, Goodnight Dreams, Raindrop.
Swatched over Urban Decay Primer Potion original. Left to right: Sugar Plum, Sweet Plum, Goodnight Dreams, Raindrop.
I guess "Super Fun" translates into cool purple, silver and sparkley black shades in Hello Kitty's world. lol I actually thought that these shades were really complimentary, and they looked great on the eye together and alone. I created looks with all four and also with only using two. I wasn't expecting much in the way of pigmentation, but I think that they delivered well over an eyeshadow primer, nice surprise! The black shade, Goodnight Dreams, was surprisingly very, very carbon black. However, a big downfall was the texture. Chalky and dry. The texture wasn't the worst, but I experienced a lot of fall out during application, which is always a hassle.
Lipglosses (clockwise starting with upper left): Snowflake, Strawberry Cookie, Sweet Plum, Pink Confetti.
Left to right: Snowflake, Strawberry Cookie, Pink Confetti, Sweet Plum.
The lipglosses left a lot to be desired. They were all extremely sheer, and once applied on the lips, looked very similar. Also without applicators, you will have to use your own lipbrush (or finger) to apply.
It could just be nostalgia, but these glosses have somewhat of a strong fragrance. To me they have that classic Sanrio lip product scent. I remember begging my parents for a tube of what was basically chapstick with Little Twin Stars logo printed on it, and it smelled exactly like this. I personally don't find the scent offensive or distracting, but I could see someone not being a fan of the lip portion of this palette for this reason. The scent to me was always a mix of wax, rose and candy. It wasn't really something that I wanted to taste on my lips. The Say Hello Palette's glosses' scent fades over time, but some may still not like this aspect. If you are sensitive to scents in lip products, make sure to see (sniff) this in person.
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Hello Kitty by Sephora Say Hello Eyeshadow and Lipgloss Palette in Super Fun
- $35 for 4 x 2g, 0.07oz eyeshadows, 4 x 2g, 0.07oz lipglosses. Available at Sephora mid-January.
Ah-door-rah-bull packaging. Pigmentation better than expected on eyeshadows, but still leaves something to be desired. Pretty and complimentary shades.
Fragrance of lipglosses (personal bias). Extremely sheer finish on lipglosses. Fallout from eyeshadows. No applicators.
Overall Beautyburg Rating: B
(Might have been a B- if it weren't for the "looks." haha)
Do you think better packaged products get away with more? When does design/packaging become not as important as the product? Do you have any items from the this line you want to check out?
Do you have a Sanrio character you would like to see with a makeup line or product? I want to see Badtz Maru eyeliner, Deery Lou (did you know he's a GUY?) mascara, Purin body lotion, My Melody blush and Tuxedo Sam anything, he's a favorite.