Monday, 9 April 2018

Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope Dream Eyeshadow Palette + Swatches


One of the brands who’s new launches always get me super excited is Urban Decay – they continue to release collections and products which are revolutionary. As someone who isn’t up on all beauty You Tubers, I wasn’t entirely sure who Kristen Leanne was, who Urban Decay’s most recent collection is dueted with, and when I saw the main star of the show, the Kaleidoscope Dream Eyeshadow Palette, in all honesty I thought it looked like something I would have had as a little girl – with its randomly placed shapes and bright colours, it didn’t seem to follow Urban Decay’s normal sleek, routine palette rules.


Now don’t get me wrong, I am allllll for bright colours and shimmers, especially when it comes to eyeshadows but the mixture seemed so out there, I wasn’t quite sure how I would make it work. So, I did what I do when I don’t have a clue and booked in for a makeup lesson at my local Urban Decay concession counter – these cost anything up to £50, but that is totally redeemable against any Urban Decay purchases, so if there are products you are wanting, it is technically free.

I told Imogen, my Urban Decay makeup artist that I was really interested in making the Kaleidoscope Dream palette work for me, especially with my upcoming holiday to Orlando, I thought it the perfect excuse to get a little wild with my eye makeup. Imogen started with the shade Tajin in the crease, and then used TRM along with a mixture of Dye and Spitfire on the rest of the lid, along with gently running it along my bottom lash line, and even in the waterline. Imogen then combined the duet of Leo and Braxton and placed it on the inner corners of my eyes, which is something I have been doing ever since as I was in love with the look! The mixture of orange, blue and purple/pink worked much better than you may imagine and it is definitely something I will be taking to Orlando with me. There are some killer shades, and I adore Corona, which is a high-shimmer/metallic rose gold shade – if like me you have blue eyes, it’s gonna make them pop, pop, pop!

A breakdown of the shades are below;
Spitfire: Bright pink satin with purple shift
Stay Gold: Metallic yellow-gold
Tajin: Orange matte
LCW: Metallic teal blue
TRM: Metallic deep navy blue
Leo + Braxton: Holographic green pearl shift/holographic red pearl shift
Lime Time: Metallic neon green
13th Floor: Black matte
Dye: Violet satin
Corona: Metallic soft bronze with gold shimmer


Each and every shade from this palette is named after something close to Kristen’s heart, and also has that velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and blendability we have come to know and love from Urban Decay.


You can find the Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope Dream Eyeshadow Palette online at Urban Decay, where it costs £28, but be warned this is Limited Edition and so it will sell out quickly.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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