Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Collection

19 December 2016

The Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Collection - we all knew it was coming and it did NOT disappoint. As soon as I saw it was being released I knew that I had to get my hands on some of it (or all of it if I could afford to).

There we two shades that I immediately knew I needed: Dancer the new metal, and Angel the new matte. Unfortunately, Angel wasn't available on it's own as a lipkit and only came as part of a set; either the mini mattes or the four piece set. I was so torn! Initially I was going to get the mini mattes as I already have the Birthday set, but, in the end I went for the four piece set. I still wish I'd got the minis too. 

I have one regret: ordering too soon! I know how weird that sounds but I was originally going to wait a few days as I knew she was giving away a free stocking with orders. Also, in the weeks to follow there were more and more freebies available! I'm really kicking myself for not waiting as I'm sure I could have got that products that I wanted, and on top of that I would've got an added bonus of a free stocking/lipkit/keyring etc. Don't be impatient, kids! 

I honestly don't think I've ever had a more stressful time in my life than making this order! I ordered on November 21st and had to wait a whole week for my order to even get shipped. After that it took a further three weeks to reach me! UK Customs kept it there for two weeks and then had the audacity to give me a £25 customs charge! I should be charging them for holding my parcel for so long! Thankfully, after the longest four weeks of my life I WAS FINALLY UNITED WITH MY ORDER!!

In the case of my waiting for my order for so long I don't blame Kylie Cosmetics at ALL. On the webiste it says packages will be shipped in 3-5 working days, which mine was. Although it was the latter end of the scale I can't dispute that it was shipped within that time frame. The main issue with the wait I had was that UK customs had it for SO LONG. I spoke with customs and they actually said that it can take up to 28 days for them to process packages through, so I suppose 2 weeks isn't all that bad! The worst part was that customs can't actually update the tracking - I knew it had left the US but I had no idea where it was. Was it at UK customs? Had it got lost? Had someone stolen it? In the end I obviously got my order and the long wait wasn't that fault of Kylie Cosmetics.

The packaging... do we even need to talk about it? Everybody knows its incredible! I think this is probably my favourite so far, the silver looks so amazing against every colour. I definitely prefer this to the previous gold packaging. Also, the card that comes with the holiday edition is the best yet! It's silver, has the lips logo scattered over it, and black text - so pretty!

Now onto the important stuff, my order...

Dancer $18
A shiney red wine colour. I have to admit that I am slightly disappointed by this colour. I thought it was going to be a bright Christmassy red but it was actually a darker muted red, similar to Reign. It is a really nice colour but isn't at all what I expected. I've had a few metals before and it does seem a lot better quality than what I've had in the past, so I'm glad that Kylie's improving on her products.

Four Piece Set $45
This set contains four full sized products, two mattes and two glosses. I was drawn to these as they are all full sized and come in four amazing shades:
Blitzen - A dark berry purple, a great shade for the winter!
Angel - My favourite of the set! A cute pink shade, slightly darker than Koko K. For me it isn't quite as good as Koko K but it's still a really pretty shade. I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of this one!
Cupid - A beautiful rose gold shade, the perfect gloss! This is probably the nicest colour I've ever seen. I don't think I'll use it as much as it deserves because I'm not a gloss girl but I love it!!! 
Noël - A coppery gold. So on trend! But very similar to the gloss from the Birthday collection; I'm a little disappointed that she didn't steer away from the gold and choose a different colour. From what I remember the Birthday gloss didn't sell too well on it's own so it was a little sneaky making a very similar one and sticking it in a set!

Overall, I am so pleased with my order! All the colours are so pretty and the packing is just to die for. I only wish I could have bought more!

1 comment

  1. I'm so jealous you got your hands on these!! Angel is such a pretty shade, so perfect for Autumn/Winter. Would love if you could check out my new post? XX

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