I’ve finally added some more Kim Chi Chic Beauty to my makeup collection and it’s about bloody time too. I’ve had my eye on this collaboration since it was released. This palette is cruelty free and vegan as well as being free of phthalates, parabens, PEGs, sulphates and synthetic fragrance. The power of 2 Queens is better than one with the BFF collaboration with Naomi Smalls. Live out your Naochi fantasy.
The Mad Maxine Soot Yourself palette is available to buy from the Kim Chi Chic Beauty website (see here) as well as from Beauty Bay (see here). This retails for £36/$30. So the conversion rates make it seem a lot cheaper with the company site but shipping changes that completely. Still Beauty Bay are a touch cheeky for that price. You get free UK delivery when you spend £20 with Beauty Bay and it will be with you in a couple of days.
The packaging is really cute. Although I’m not usually a fan of faces on palettes but who better to flaunt makeup than these drag queen creators. And boy, do they look stunning on the cover. Both the unit carton and palette feature the same image and overall design with the company logo large and in charge. All other product information including the ingredients can be found on the back of both. The palette has a matte soft touch finish and is a good size without being too heavy to hold comfortably. The lid has a magnetic closure which is fairly secure but there’s no mirror inside.
This is a 24 pan palette containing shadows and pressed pigments. The layout of the pans is a little different than usual with everything turned portrait rather than landscape. This makes a clear split down the middle with each Queens colour story on their own half. The shade range is pretty unique containing a great mix of bright and nude shades. There’s only 5 shimmers in the whole palette which is a shame coz I love a good shimmer.
When doing the swatches, the shadows felt really soft and smooth. One or two of the lightest shades needed 2 layers to get the best swatch but all swiped easily and behaved in the same way. They shimmers felt so silky and barely needed touching to get a great swatch.
On the eyes, the shadows perform well. They are highly pigmented yet are so easy to blend. Soot Yourself is definitely the hardest to blend only because there are few dark shades for that transition to the lighter ones. The green shades are absolutely stunning and so easy to work with. The shimmers are also very pigmented and full of shine. They are simply gorgeous particularly Gecko and Under the Rock.
I’ve not really had any issues with this one. From the shades that I’ve tried (in the images below) I’ve not had any staining to the skin however I wouldn’t expect any from these particular shades. I’ll get back to you on the pink shades though there was none to my arm when swatching the matte pink. There was a fair amount of kickback in the pan for the majority of shades however there was very little fallout under the eye. Just the smallest amount from the shimmers.
Overall, I am so happy with this palette from the Kim Chi Chic Beauty and Naomi Smalls collaboration. The packaging is cute and well made keeping your shadows safe for travelling. The shade range is great and really highlights the style of both queens. I wish there were a few more shimmers but we can’t have it all. The shadows themselves are amazing: so soft and pigmented yet still easy to blend.
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