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Kim Kardashian has been wearing some of the most amazing looks during events the past couple of 10 years. This is all because of Mario Dedivanovic, her makeup artist. The moment this collection got announced, I knew this was going to be good. I’m pretty sure Kim and Mario don’t settle for less than perfect. So in today’s blog post, I’m going to share my thoughts about the KKW Beauty KKW x Mario Collaboration.
I’m not going to lie, I’m a big Kardashian/Jenner fan. I’m obsessed with Keeping Up With The Kardashians! I know this is an interesting statement because I feel like so many people hate the Kardashians/Jenners. I’m not going to sit here and say that they’re perfect, but no one is and that’s why I enjoy watching them. Yes, they’re rich and act like it but what would you do? Think about your opinion before you judge others.
Anyway, Kim Kardashian is probably my favorite of the family. I love them all, but I just really love the ambition and courage Kim has. Becoming a lawyer & running a beauty business, while raising 4 kids, being a wife to Kayne West, and having a popular reality series at the same time seems tough. Please don’t come for me, I know there are people out there who have it worse, I just think it’s inspiring how Kim handles all her responsibilities.
If you watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you’ll get to know some of the persons around them as well. One of them is Mario Dedivanovic, who is Kim’s makeup artist for over 10 years. I personally love his makeup techniques and I truly see him as a big influence in the beauty world and inspiration.
You can imagine I pretty much freaked out when I heard about the KKW Beauty KKW x Mario Collaboration! I missed out on Mario’s collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills so this was a great opportunity for me to finally get a palette of two people that inspire me and a brand that I love!
The KKW Beauty x Mario Dedivanovic Collaboration
At first, I decided to go for just the palette because that caught my attention the most. After I found out this collection was limited edition, I ended up buying the full collection. The KKW Beauty KKW x Mario Collaboration contains 4 products:
- 1x KKW x Mario 10 pan Eyeshadow Palette – $45
- 2x Glosses in the shades Super Nude and Juicy – $18 each
- 1x Creme Lipstick in the shade Classic K – $20
Normally, the packaging of KKW Beauty is soft pink toned. For this collection, Kim and Mario went for grey packaging. Grey is Mario’s favorite color so I love how they chose something that resembles him. The collection is limited edition. You can get the full collection for $85 or buy the products separately.
Update in 2020: As of right now, the palette only made a comeback. If you would like to purchase the palette, please click here to get redirected to the KKW Beauty website.
As I said before, I love how they decided to go for grey packaging for this collection. The sleek KKW Beauty packaging is one of my favorites since I just like how simple it is. The packaging not being soft pink but grey makes it a bit more outstanding but still fits the simplistic KKW Beauty style.
The KKW Beauty lipstick tube/packaging isn’t super pretty in my opinion. I have to admit that it looks kinda cheap because it’s see-through. However, the product inside the tube is most important obviously.
The products in this collection do really look like colors that Kim wears all the time. The nude lipstick and glosses, as well as the bronze shades in the palette, are screaming Kim. I love how they created a palette together with Kim’s best looks made by Mario in the past 10 years.
KKW Beauty KKW x Mario Collaboration Lipgloss & Lipstick Swatches
KKW Beauty KKW x Mario Collaboration lipglosses and lipstick swatched. The left picture is with natural light and the right picture is with a flashlight. The top one is Juicy gloss, then Super Nude gloss and the bottom one is Classic K lipstick. Stunning!
The glosses are kinda thick, which I like and they’re not sticky at all. You have to love a thicker gloss though, cause I can imagine not everyone liking this formula. The lipstick is really soft and buttery, is pigmented in one swipe, and is super comfortable. Kim and Mario did a really good job creating these. It would be so amazing if Kim comes out with more lipsticks and lipglosses, I would probably buy them all haha!
Update in 2019: I wasn’t wrong when writing this blog post back in the days lol, I have been buying a lot more KKW Beauty products! For example, I’ve bought the full Glam Bible Bundle and reviewed it.
KKW BEAUTY KKW X MARIO COLLABORATION Palette SWATCHES
The KKW x MARIO eyeshadow palette, formulated specifically for easy layering and blending. Matte shadows provide a creamy powdery finish in an array of universal neutrals to add depth and shade to any eye look. The buttery smooth metallic shadows can be used wet or dry, with brushes or fingers. They glide on effortlessly and provide a saturated pearlized color finish. This go-to palette provides versatility and dimension to your favorite makeup look.
The KKW Beauty KKW x Mario Collaboration palette swatches are incredible! The formula is super soft, very pigmented, and easy to apply. Blending the colors isn’t a problem at all either. I didn’t notice fallout on the face and no kickback in the pan either. None of the shades swatched patchily or looked patchy on the eyes.
This palette is a hit! I would really recommend this one if you’re looking for a natural palette with a pop of color. The blue shade is absolutely stunning! It is an overall neutral palette but the pop of blue makes it different than other palettes, which I like. If you want to recreate Kim’s iconic looks from the past decade, this palette is a must!
If you want to check out KKW Beauty products, make sure to buy from their official site. Ulta carries a couple of products as well but I don’t think they sell everything. Here are a couple of products Ulta sells:
Have you ever tried KKW Beauty products before? If so, what’s your favorite? If you didn’t, would you like to try their products? Let me know in the comments below!