KKW BEAUTY "Mrs. West Collection" Review | 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Welcome Back!

Thanks so much for holding tight while I worked behind the scenes on some much needed updating! I  hope you guys LOVE the new logo, as I went back and forth for the longest time on it 😂. Moving forward I hope to do a bit more with it beyond sitting pretty at the top of my website, so stay tuned!

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Okay, okay. Lets get into the REAL reason you clicked on that link! KKW BEAUTY. We've all been tempted at one time or another to purchase something from her new cosmetic line. Here is my stance on KKW. Who am I to judge someone, who brilliantly turned a super unfortunate circumstance (IE, her sex tape), into a freaking empire. Most importantly, she has been a beauty and style icon for over 10 years. Along with her long time makeup artist Mario, they created many techniques that we still use today for a full face. I read somewhere that he has a lot of say in what she is producing for her line, so for me that's a win. If you haven't checked out his work go visit his IG (@MakeupbyMario).



When I first saw sneak peaks of the Mrs. West Collection, I damn near lost my shit. What could possibly be more perfect? A neutral, natural, bridal collection! On days that I work, I wear a full face of makeup. I waitress at a private club here in buffalo so I need to look as put together as possible. 

This is what I thought to be the most perfect addition to my makeup collection. This collection was based off the makeup look that Mario created on Kim's wedding day. It was sold in a set for 100$, and ended up coming out to be about 130$ with tax and shipping. The minimalistic nude packaging was SO on brand with my taste, I just had to. The clear, nude, and frosty packaging was everything. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.



Lets start with the lippies left to right. This collection came with a cream lipstick in the shade "Love", a creamy lipliner also in the shade "Love", and a shimmery topper gloss in the shade "Soulmate". As you can see above all the colors are super complimentary in shade range. I tried these on a couple days after I shared it with you on Instagram because I was scared I wasn't going to like them after seeing it in person. I tried all three of them on in order. At first I thought I loved them! After about an hour of wear and constant checking in on the trio, I realized that the lip liner was a bit dark for me. About three hours later, I realized that I had some serious butthole lips. If you don't know what I mean, it's when your lips get that terrible thick line of product build up closer to the inside of your mouth. I took off the products immediately and waited a couple more days to try them. 

I tried the lipstick on with my go to lip liner (NYX wooden liner in "natural), and it immediately looked so much better on my skin tone. I wore this throughout the night with no problems, and got many compliments. I wore the gloss on its own during a girls night. I took it out and started to apply it and all of my friends asked how I felt about it. I was a bit wary to tell them that I hated it and explained the issues I was having with it. They all tried it on, and once I saw that it looked GORGEOUS on all of them, I had a different outlook on it. It wore much better alone, and the little gold reflects were shining bright all night on all of us.

If you are interested in trying for yourself and are close to my skin tone, skip the liner, and wear the lipstick and gloss separately. (I think the gloss is a bit too thick to wear over ANY lipstick).




Next up, the powders! These were the items I was most worried about with the collection. For some reason I had doubts on how dry and textured they would be. The blush in the shade "Flower Wall", is stunning. It's peachy, youthful, and classic. The PERFECT shade for your wedding day. I just have two issues with it. You do have to use a lot of product to get the desired look, and it's not long lasting AT ALL. About two hours into my shift, there is no trace of it at all. 

The highlighter in the shade "Forever" is a different story. I love this highlighter. Ive been wearing it every day not stop since I got it and it performs super well. Not too dry or chunky, and it lasts all day. Per KKW BEAUTY this highlighter is meant for all skin tones, and I would say I do agree with that to an extent. Someone with a SUPER deep complexion might have trouble with this. 


Last but not least, the eyeshadow palette. Could you pick a more perfect shade selection for me? I really don't think so. This was another huge reason I took the chance on this collection. These colors speak to me on another level. I played around with this palette three different times. I did a dark smoky eye with the three bottom shades, I wore just the middle shades alone in the crease, and did the full look recommended by (@makeupbymario) in a video that him and Kim uploaded using the collection. They blend beautifully, and are long lasting. In my opinion, this is the perfect every day/work appropriate palette. I love how they chose to bring the rosey tones in. I find that it's not THAT common for a neutral palette. 


Overall, the two products I would not recommend are the blush and the liner. The liner may work for someone who likes a darker liner, or has a deeper complexion than I do. I would never wear a liner that dark for an every day look (or ever lol). I really wish the blush was more long lasting, because the color itself is gorgeous. This collection was supposed to be limited edition, and only the lipstick and lipgloss are still available. (I have a feeling that they may bring back individual products back so I will keep you updated on that)

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 All of these formulas are the same formulas as her stand alone products, so I'm sure my opinion would stand true throughout her entire line. I hope this review was super helpful for you guys, and if you have any more questions about this collection that I did not cover, please reach out to me via IG or down below in the comments!

As always, thanks for reading!



Becca













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