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KimChi Chic Beauty Twenty Five 01 Send Me Sprinkles Palette Review

Hi lovelies,

Sorry for the delay in posting recently. Seasonal depression is kicking in I think but we’ll get through it as always.

The Twenty Five 01 Send Me Sprinkles palette is available to purchase from the KimChi Chic Beauty website (see here; US customers) as well as from Beauty Bay (here). It retails for £30/$28 and is cruelty free and vegan. You qualify for free UK shipping on orders over £25 or it’s £3.95 for tracked delivery. Orders are generally shipped within 2 days and arrived a few days after dispatch.

The packaging is fairly plain for a KimChi Chic palette. There’s a pale pink box decorated with sprinkles and featuring a medallion baring the brand. All product information including the ingredient list and a colour plan can be found on the back and sides of the outer box. The palette has a plastic pale pink case with a clear front to show the shades so no mirror. I do really like that everything is written in French as well as English. The palette feels well made and secure as well as being a good size and weight to hold.

This is a 25 pan palette filled with a collection of rainbow hues. It contains 18 matte shades and 7 shimmers of varying finishes. The shade range is a bit all over the place and they don’t look as vibrant in person as they do online. It’s not the most appealing colour story if I’m completely honest and I only bought it as it was in the sale and I love this brand. The pans aren’t the biggest either and there’s no shade names anywhere.

When doing the swatches, most of the mattes were soft and swiped smoothly. The exceptions being the mid blue and one of the reddish browns. All of the pastel shades needed a double layer to even be seen so not sure how they’re going to be on the eye. The shimmers seem to have more pigment than the mattes but even then they’re quite muted. The shimmers swatched smoothly with one layer and showed subtle shine and glitter. The purple and red shimmers felt a little hard pressed but the rest felt soft to touch.

On the eye, the shadows are a mixed bag. The medium and dark blues were so hard to work with. They are just so patchy when layered or blended together. Disappointing because the colours are gorgeous and its one of the few gradient blends that can be achieved. The reddish browns and the oranges don’t have much differentiation in colour either and all end up looking the same. The bright orange is gorgeous though and pretty easy to work with. The shimmers are also pretty underwhelming. They look much better in the pan than they do on the eye but are still kind of pretty. Subtle but pretty. The 2 light golds are perfect for highlighting around the eyes and brow.

The pink shimmer is the only shade that stains but it doesn’t last long and isn’t too noticeable. There is some kickback in the pan for most of the mattes and minimal fallout under the eye for the dark blue and shimmers. The shadows aren’t overly pigmented and some of that is lost during blending. Some are pretty hard to blend too and don’t layer up well.

Overall, I’m pretty disappointed in this palette as whole although there are some gems to be found in it. The shimmers are definitely the best part of this palette and even then it’s difficult to sing their praises. The packaging is pretty basic, the shade range odd, the shadows hard to work with. Some are easier to apply and blend than others but many don’t work well together to produce cohesive looks. The shimmers are subtle but at least they are easy to work with and look decent. Sorry Kimchi. Not a good one.

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Rach xx

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