November 29, 2012

Hello Kitty Wild Thing Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing is the latest palette Sephora has launched in the Hello Kitty Beauty Collection. Although a Holiday release the shades scream Fall to me.

I’ve had my downfalls with the Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palettes. Some are are ok, most are frosty, some have odd color pair ups…they do share one common trait, the very cute packaging. Sometimes cute packaging can get repetitive though and we really just want good makeup. Wait, what am I saying? Cute packaging is EVERYTHING!

With a brown leopard print and shiny bronze metallic bow this palette oozes cuteness but are the contents just as great?

The palette is shaped like Hello Kitty’s darling little face and features a two-tier design which houses a mirror and eyeshadows on one level and two more eyeshadows on the other. Yeah, odd, I know, that second tier looks like face powder or contouring powders right? But nope, they are eyeshadows according to the box and Sephora’s website.

I’ll totally let you in on a little secret…I went ahead and used some of those to set my concealer and highlight the bridge of my nose. There are no rules in makeup right? So if you want, I don’t see an issue with using the bigger/lighter shades of eyeshadow on your eyes and face. There are actually light enough to work as a face powder and/or highlighter should you like!

I think I’m every so confused about the performance and quality of Sephora’s Hello Kitty makeup sometimes. These shadows have fairly nice pigmentation with a buttery smooth formula but they come across very frosty. I have to really work to sheer down the frost element as frosty finishes are just not flattering on me. The first four shades of eyeshadow are the worst offenders with the bottom tier having a more silky, smoother finish and less frost but also less pigment. The easiest way to avoid the frost is to apply with a sponge tip applicator and blend out with a good blending brush. The formula is on par with Stila’s Eyeshadows so you have that buttery, creamy texture with a velvet-like finish that blends fairly easily. They do have a rather weak wear. You need to load up with primer and even than they fade away as the day progresses. It isn’t really an issue of creasing, just that the color begins to fade away and loses its intensity.

For once they got the colors all down right. I’ve run across some of these Say Hello Eyeshadow Palettes with really odd, washed out color selections. Wild Thing is a palette of shades that all just work well together. They create more of a sunset, Summer-y look with dark chocolate brown, bronze, golden peach, yellow and paler shades of nude and peach. All the shades just go together and I find that a rarity with this brand. Although not very Holiday-ish, this is a palette that will work excellent for upcoming Spring and Summer looks.

Overall, I was a little disappointed with the frost but….I liked the palette. The colors are very me and the formula, although you need to have patience with it, is quite good on a whole. At $36 it isn’t cheap particularly when there are so many massive Holiday palettes that offer you much more at around the same price point. I’d check it out if you’re in Sephora. Perhaps swatch it, play around with it a bit, you might fall in love with. This isn’t a huge rave from me but this is a hey, not bad, put it on the maybe to purchase list.

It’s available now at Sephora and

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • HapaGirl

    Gorgeous! And I love those red lips on you, dear! Who could possibly say no to such cute packaging, too? 🙂

  • Cindy

    As cute as Hello Kitty is, I’m not in love with the colors enough to pay 36 bucks for something like this. The packaging is adorable though.

    • the Muse

      hi vi thanks laving lava I reviewed it a few weeks ago, it’s a l’oreal color riche shade!

  • Danielle

    Are you SURE that’s not bronzer/contour and blush? It looks like that to me!! Silly boxes, mislabeled.

    • the Muse

      it’s possible danielle…they said on the site/box it is eyeshadow but it seems like powder to me however, the texture is heavier kinda like an eyeshadow of sorts!

      • rachel

        i think it totally makes sense for the blending colors to be larger! in both of my nakeds, which are my most used palettes, the blending (mostly matte) shades are the most visibly used.

  • ruthless

    I have this, love it. No pigmentation issues, wears really well-the top 4 anyways-and the orange shade is a duochrome and I really love that. I just assumed the bottom two were for face though I didn’t even read the the print

  • Patricia

    Just wanted to let whoever is interested know that I just purchased this palette for a$8.00 at it was most definitely worth it

  • Yatsuha

    I was eyeing this for awhile, but the colours are a bit dreadful on me.
    It’s so cute though 🙁

  • J

    I just got this palette even though I’m a year late for like $15 at sephora now I can’t wait to try it out.