안녕하세요 everybody. Today I have another review for this week’s post. Today I will be reviewing The Face Shop’s collaboration product with Kakao Friends. As many of you already know, Kakao Friends are characters from the most used messenger app in Korea, KakaoTalk. The Face Shop collaboration with them last year and this year they did it again! This time with Baby Kakao Friends and Hoodie Ryan. Being a big Ryan fan, due to Ryan resembling my boyfriend a lot, I had to get the products. In the collection there are a variety of things; from cushions to nail stickers. Going to the stores and looking at the real products, I decided to get the cushion(of course), one of the lip products and one of the palette.
Now normally, I don’t really buy eye shadow palettes. The main reason being I don’t want all of the colors or I have a color that is exactly the same as one of the colors in the palette, so I don’t really buy palettes. But ever since I have been going around places, I finally found the need to buy a palette. I just reached the limit of carrying just 2~3 single shadows with me and getting sick of the same look all the time. So I decided to get a palette.
So this is the palette that I got. There are two palettes in the collection. I got No. 1 Playing with Sand_Hoodie Ryan(모래놀이_후드라이언). The other palette that I didn’t get, No. 2 is called Playing with Autumn Leaves_Hoodie Ryan(단풍놀이_후드라이언) The packaging of the Kakao Friends Collaborations are so cute. They are all that bright sky blue , which is the same color as Ryan’s hoodie. There is the signature The Face Shop x Kakao Friends pop up character on the package!
I got this palette for 18000 won. I got a 10% discount from the Face Shop app. It is originally 20000 won. The price, in my opinion, isn’t bad considering it has 8 colors in it. Plus, it is really really cute.
This is the packaging that actually got me to buy an 8 colored shadow palette. It just struck my heart so bad, I told myself “This is the palette you have been waiting for, so go get it.” So after watching a few swatch videos on YouTube and swatching it myself on my skin at a store, I decided to get the Playing with Sand_Hoodie Ryan palette.
Both palettes have the same design, that 3D popping Ryan FACE! so you cannot tell the eye palettes apart from just looking at them, but there is a label on the bottom with the name of the palette. So that is a way you can tell them apart.
Inside the Ryan palette are 8 matte shades of eye shadows. The Playing with Sand palette is filled with all matte shadows, while the Playing with Autumn Leaves palette has 8 shimmer and matte shadows. The shadows in both palettes are great for Autumn Eye looks.
But for me, I was actually looking for a palette that I can use all year and convenient for me to carry around in my makeup pouch. So the texture and colors really mattered. The texture I would have preferred was a shimmer one, because with shimmers I can just use my fingers to apply it and not carry around a brush. But when I swatched Playing with Autumn Leaves, I just didn’t really like the colors. They were more cool toned and were colors that wouldn’t frequently use, so I decided to deal with the hassle of carrying around a brush. Luckily for me, Tony Moly had this crazy 4000 won brush set promotion and I was able to get my hands on a set, so I had that the hassle taken care of.
I also like how the colors are organized in the palette. The problem I had with other palettes was that I didn’t like how the colors were organized. There would be one really white shade then a really dark shade, a glitter color and some kind of color I definitely wouldn’t use with the dark shade. But here there are colors that I would definitely use together. The white shade, I am not a big fan of, but I can still use it instead of my no sebum powder to prime my eyes once more. The darkest shade, I am also not a fan of as well, but I can use that on my brows, so no biggie there as well.
So here are the swatches of the colors from left to right. I didn’t put any primers on my hand and I used a brush to apply the colors. I applied them 2~3 times. They aren’t that pigmented, but I’m not trying to do a glam eye look with these colors. I am just trying to use them to create daily looks when I am not at home.
Also I believe that the most important thing with matte shadows is the patchiness. As long as the eye shadows aren’t patchy as I build them up with my brush, I am satisfied. And luckily I didn’t really feel that the shadows were patchy. At first they were but I as I built on layer by layer, the patchiness disappeared. I think if the surface is nice and matte, the patchiness problem can be solved. Applying translucent powder on your eye primer to set it definitely helps out, so I recommend doing that when you are using this palette.
I tried creating 3 different looks with the palette. There are a few more looks you can try out with this palette, but I just did the basic eye looks you can do with this palette.
For the first eye look I used colors 2 and 3. I also used color 1 to prime my eyes. Another thing I realized while I used that shade was it actually helps out the pigments to pop out a bit more. That really made me more satisfied with the palette. Color 2 was a warm beige brown color that really worked nicely with color 3, which is a nice toasty brown color.
I won’t write down how I made this look, but if you are curious please tell me in the comments below, so I can post a tutorial on it!
With this eye look, I used colors 4 and 5 and again used color 1 to prime my eyes. Colors 4 and 5 are pink based shades. While I was using these colors, I noticed that the colors of the palette are definitely more warm toned. The pink based shadows suited my warm tone face very well.
For the last eye look, I used colors 6 and 7. Color 6 is a greyish brown color and color 7 is a dark chocolate color. I absoultely loved these two colors. It gave me a very drastic look effortlessly. I especially love the dark chocolate color, which can be used with any color in the palette, which I absoluty love!
I also did my brows with color 8. I used a small brow brush and it has been by far the best brow that I have ever created. The color is a very dark brown, which looks natural. It is a bit brown for my black hair, but it isn’t too bright so it looks pretty natural.
From color 1 to color 8.
I am overall satisfied with the palette. It has great colors I can use for daily looks and with extra shdows I can turn it to a glam look. For the price though… if it wasn’t for Ryan, I don’t think I would have brought it. I feel the pans are a bit small and I will hit the bottoms pretty soon at the rate I am using it. If you are someone who only uses one shadow palette every day, this may not last you long, plus the price is approximately $20.
So this is the end of my review. I hope you enjoyed this review. If you have any questions about this product, feel free to leave them in the comments below or tweet me @koreanmslee. I will try to reply as fast as possible. I also have instagram where upload daily eye looks and K beauty related stuff, so check me out @koreanmslee. 그럼 다음에 또 봐요!
P.S. I just tried a couple of colors on with my fingers and they glide on like a dream, even if they were all matte shadows. So I don’t think brushes are a must for this palette!