Winky Lux Kitten Palette [Review + Swatches]

Hello friends! Today, I wanted us to take a look at the Winky Lux Kitten Palette. I received this in my November Boxycharm, and I decided to dedicate a whole post to it. Let’s dive right in!

This is the first product I’ve ever tried from Winky Lux, so I wanted to do a little research about the brand. They are a relatively new company, at only two years old. Their products are cruelty free, paraben free, and non-toxic. Their packaging tends to be pink and girlish, and they carry many colorful lipsticks and eyeshadows. Their brand has such a young, fun feel!

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The Kitten Palette contains 9 eyeshadows, which are a mix of glitter, satin, matte, and “holographic”. Actually, none of the shades are truly holographic, but we’ll touch on that later. The shadows are inspired by the velvety texture of kitten fur, and are ultra soft to the touch.

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Let’s take a look at each of the shades.

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Row 1

Purr: A soft, baby pink shade that is buttery and has a wet sheen when applied.

Duchess: A matte cream shade that is perfect for setting primer.

Strut: A matte sandy brown shade. Not especially pigmented, but still gorgeous.

Row 2

Holographic: Regardless of the name, this is NOT holographic. It is a duochrome opal shade that is absolutely gorgeous – albeit misleading.

9 Lives: Appears blue with light glitter in the pan and in swatches. When applied to the eyes, it turns to a muddy grey.

Cateye: A shimmery bronze shade; by far the most pigmented shade in the whole palette!

Row 3

Romeo: A rust shade, which has a wet sheen. I am loving this in my outer corner.

Cheshire: This matte shade is hard to pinpoint. I’d say it’s a cross between mauve and mulberry. It is not very pigmented, and it’s quite patchy.

Boots: A matte brown that is also patchy and not super pigmented.

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I am very impressed by the satin shades and the “holographic” shade. However, the mattes and the one glitter shade (9 Lives) could be improved. I understand that 90% of the time, shimmer shades will be more pigmented than matte shades. However, if a palette is $25 for 9 shades – and 4 of which are mattes – I would expect the mattes to at least not be patchy. And the one glitter shade, 9 Lives, has almost no glitter in it. It has the occasional fleck, but nothing that translates onto the eye. When I try to use it, it looks like I’ve applied a dark grey matte shade. Which is a shame, because it is so beautiful in the swatches!

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I know I ragged a little on the shades, but I do like how easily blendable the shadows are. And, the colors mix quite nicely on the lids as well. I used the palette to create an entire eye look today. Below, I am wearing Strut in the crease, Cheshire and Romeo in the outer corner, and Holographic all over the lid. I also smoked out 9 Lives under my lower lash line. I quite like the way this turned out!

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Overall, I would give this palette a 3/5. Cheshire and Boots are patchy and lacking in pigmentation, and 9 Lives refuses to look anything but grey on my eyes. All of the other shades in the palette are quite gorgeous! I wouldn’t recommend spending the full $25 on this palette; I would wait for a sale. I think the quality of the shadows would put this around $15.

I hope you found this review helpful! What eyeshadow palettes have you been loving lately?

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Comments

  1. Patchy mattes drive me crazy! It looks great on you though; thank you for sharing!

    1. Same! I really wanted to give this a better review, but I couldn’t in good conscience. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Nova says:

    Thanks for the quick review! I should be receiving mine soon, so I am looking forward to trying it out and seeing what the quality is for myself.

    1. I hope you end up liking it! I just discovered like two minutes ago that the shade “Holographic” makes the most beautiful cheekbone highlight

      1. Nova says:

        ooo great find! Thanks for the tip!

  3. What a great palette! I love the pink and blush colors.

  4. Always Cleia says:

    Darn, I wish this palette was as good quality as it is cute! Love the swatches 🙂

  5. such pretty colors! love the look you created!

  6. That packaging!!!! I really like your eyeshadow 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE the colour scheme of your blog! The shimmer shades also look stuuunnning, but I do agree that the mattes should be better if the palette has that price tag! Love the look your created too 🙂

  8. Shrawani says:

    Looks really great on you :*
    I love light colors, haven’t tried eyeshadows yet, do you have any videos for starters?

  9. lack of pigment = lack of life

  10. Gabriele B. says:

    That was a really great review! I loved that you talked about colors (rows) and that you swatched them. I loved that you made your eyeshadow look with those color just for us! <3

  11. Danny says:

    So sad that this turned out not to be great 🙁 especially sad about 9 lives, which looks so beautiful in the swatch

  12. Aimee says:

    This looks like such a cute palette! Very nice colours!

  13. Shamim says:

    Thanks for the review!! I just got this and waiting for it to arrive, more or less expected the same to be honest! You were very thorough and I enjoyed your images

  14. Jasmine says:

    This palette looks gorgeous. I’ve never heard of this brand.

  15. Chantelle DeRobertis says:

    Thank you for this review! I too received this palette in my Boxycharm box. I agree that the “holographic” is more of a duochrome amd the price point of $15 is a better fit for the quality of these eyeshadows.

  16. […] I was really excited to see that they included a Kitten Palette from Winky Lux! It contains 9 shadows, and retails for $25. It’s amazing that this box includes full sized shadow palettes. I have played around with this palette a lot over the last couple weeks, and I even wrote a full-length review. Click here to check it out! […]

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