Exciting KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection Review and Swatches

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Even though I’m not obsessed with Winnie Harlow (I like her but I’m not really following her) I was super excited when this collection got revealed. The KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection products looked very beautiful, especially the palette. Also, I think this collaboration was pretty unexpected and that’s cool too. I tried out the palette and the three glosses from this collection, continue reading if you would like to see my brutally honest opinion. 

Winnie Harlow is an absolutely gorgeous top model, who got discovered by America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks. Even though she didn’t win the competition, she still ended up as one of the most famous models nowadays.

Willow (who’s name actually is Chantelle Whitney Brown-Young, did you know this? I didn’t!) is born with the chronical skin condition vitiligo, characterized by depigmentation of portions of the skin. I personally think it’s amazing she’s a top model now because she’s such an amazing inspiration for other people with vitiligo.  

One of the things I adore about Kim Kardashian West, is her drive to give back to the community and advocating for prison reform. The thing I like about Winnie, is her speaking up for other people with vitiligo and showing them they’re beautiful just the way they are. Them coming together and collaborate is such an empowering move to me. 

The KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection contains a 12-pan eyeshadow palette, 3 lip glosses, and 1 highlighter duo. The collection is available as a bundle or separately. 

KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection Review & Swatches

The KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Palette

KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection Review and Swatches
KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection Review and Swatches
Top to bottom: Harlow – metallic icy golden champagne
Coco Bean – neutral mid-tone brown
Kintsugi – matte walnut brown
Bella – metallic red-brown
Supernova – metallic amber
Atelier – metallic rose gold
Couture – metallic shimmering plum
Ruby – matte rich burgundy
Confidence – Metallic pink with a golden undertone and multi-dimensional pearl
Duochrome – smokey bronze duochrome with multi-dimensional pearl
River Falls – metallic charcoal blue with silver shimmer
Obsidian – matte smoldering black with pink and gold shimmer

I have to admit I really love KKW Beauty’s eyeshadow palettes. Like, a lot. I own all of them! My favorites are the Classic and Classic Blossom palettes. However, I for sure love them all because of the pretty colors and great pigmentation. But I have to say, I think this is my least favorite color scheme. It just seems a little bit off, like it doesn’t give me tons of inspiration when it comes to creating looks. 

Even though it might not be my favorite palette color scheme-wise, the quality is as good as always. I struggled with swatching Kintsugi and Ruby on my arm but found out they worked fine on the eyes. I didn’t have any problems with blending whatsoever. Also, I’m not obsessed with how Obsidian swatched but I do like how it’s a black shade with a little shimmer. 

Do I think that this palette is super special? Not really. It’s pigmented, it contains beautiful mostly neutral shades but isn’t really spectacular. KKW Beauty’s palettes are always pretty neutral toned so if you’re looking for a more vibrant palette, I don’t think this is your brand. 

Quality-wise I would definitely recommend this palette. I love KKW Beauty’s formula, the shadows are so easy to blend and I never have a lot of fallout. 

The KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Glosses

KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection Review and Swatches
Left to right: Aura: soft nude with pink pearl, Tiger Eye: warm nude rose with champagne pearl, Secret: dust pink with silver pearl.
KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection Review and Swatches
Top to bottom: Aura, Secret, Tiger Eye.

I have some sort of love-hate relationship with the KKW Beauty lipgloss formula. It’s not super sticky, but it kinda feels heavy and thick on the lips. The smell is gross, a very fabric kind of smell which I just don’t like at all. However, I love the colors of these three shades (actually I love most of the shade glosses a lot) and the beautiful glitters in it. Moreover, I do think they’re pretty long-wearing for a gloss probably because it’s a thicker formula. 

So in the end, these glosses aren’t bad at all, but because of the formula and the smell, not my favorites either. I definitely prefer Kylie’s High Glosses and the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bombs

Where to buy the KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection?

KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection Review and Swatches

This collection includes an eyeshadow palette, three glosses, and a highlighter duo. The prices are the following: 

  • The palette retails for $49 
  • The gloss retails for $18 each
  • The highlighter duo retails for $26

The whole collection bundle retails for $112 and the gloss bundle (all three glosses) retails for $42.

The KKW Beauty x Winnie Harlow Collection is available on the KKW Beauty website

What are your thoughts on this collection? Is it a hit or a miss?

See you next time loves, 

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5 Comments

  1. 12.14.19
    Melissa Kacar said:

    This collection is beautiful and I love what Kim & Winnie stand for! I never tried any of KKW’s eyeshadows or glosses, but I do love the lipsticks and highlighters! This palette isn’t my favorite color scheme from KKW, but it’s still really pretty! I’m glad to hear you like the formula, I’ll have to check one out sometime soon! Thanks for sharing your review! I loved reading this! 🙂

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    • 12.15.19

      Thank you so much for commenting! I also tried the lipsticks and highlighters and I love them. The KKW’s eyeshadows are my favorite so I would definitely recommend trying it once 🙂

  2. 12.14.19

    Omg girl, I was so interested when I saw the gloss swatches but now I’m wondering if I would also dislike the smell. Gorgeous shades though!

    • 12.15.19

      I think you would dislike the smell too though. I mean, I can’t imagine that anyone would really like the smell lol. The shades are indeed so beautiful and worth it! I just gotta keep my nose closed when applying them lmao. No, I’m kidding! It’s just not a nice smell.

  3. 5.31.20

    cool post. I just stumbled upon your post and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

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