Thursday, February 24, 2011

Beauty Spring Feature: Hello Kitty! Hello Pretty!

Spring is around the corner - I can feel it in my bones! I don't know about you but I'm so ready to shed my puffy winter coats and mits all for something breezy, Spring-y, and sexy. To ease the drag of this cold, grey winter I've been turning to my Spring makeup collections. To kick-off Makeup Junkie Spring faves, I'm getting pretty with Hello Kitty for Sephora!

When I was between the ages of 7-10, I was obsessed with Hello Kitty. My BFF is still obsessed and she's in her mid 30's! Every time I see anything Hello Kitty, it makes me feel all fuzzy and warm. I feel like a kid again. So, when Sephora announced they were launching an exclusive Hello Kitty beauty line I was ecstatic. Even if you're not a fan, you can't help but love this cute kitty face!

Hello Kitty Charmmy Kohl Eyeliner Kit ($28 USD): This set of pencils in a reusable tin set reminds me of a pencil crayon set I had when I was in school. I had assumed that all the Hello Kitty products would be all cuteness and little quality but I'm really happy I was wrong! These kohl pencils are highly pigmented and has a smooth, velvety glide. It doesn't tug or pull at the skin. The pencils have exceptional staying power, but I did find it smudged a tad on my bottom lash line. However, the colour didn't fade at all. 

L-R: Good Night Dreams (black), Grape Juice (purple), Chocolate Milk (brown), Happy Cloud (white), Bicycle (teal green), Blue Sky (bright light blue), Blueberry (navy)

I adore the range of shades in this kit. There is something for everyone. You have a mix of neutral and really fun, bold shades. This Spring is definitely about playing with pretty colours so go with it and have fun!

Hello Kitty Charmmy Eyeshadow Stick in Teacup ($16 USD): I LOVE makeup products that make my life easier. I haven't used shadow sticks in while, but with a new baby on the way I will probably be stocking up on more of these quick sticks. Hello Kitty's version reminds me of M.A.C.'s Shadesticks which were a staple in my kit. These shade sticks apply a gorgeous pearlescent finish that brightens up the eyes. I love the smooth and easy-to-blend texture - no need for brushes! These are fab for layering underneath a powder shadow for intensity and dimension. With an eye primer, the shade stick didn't budge one bit but without one I did notice it crease and fade a tiny bit towards the end of the day. 

Eyeshadow Stick in Teacup (shimmering golden medium brown)

The collection again offers a wide range of shades so you'll be sure to find something you love. Seriously, Teacup was made for me! This shade of bronzey-brown goodness is usually my go-to everyday shade. I have been using this almost exclusively ever since I received it. It looks great paired with a bold lip, pinky or a muted peachy lip. To have it in a shade stick is a woman-on-the-go's dream! Just swipe on and you're out the door. You can apply as sheer or as heavy as you want - a definite must have from the Hello Kitty collection!

The Hello Kitty line is sweet and good for you. Products contain powerful extracts of strawberry, apple, and grape seed to hydrate and soften skin. They are packed with powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals, and improve skin's elasticity and youthfulness.

Hello Kitty for Sephora is now available at Sephora locations worldwide.

Products were sent for editorial consideration and I truly adore them.


Jennifer said...

Great review and pictures joy :)

Angela S said...

I bought the PenPal liquid eyeliner in Picnic Basket and was so disappointed. As a HUGE Hello Kitty and liquid eyeliner fan, I wanted to love it so badly. The colour faded quickly and ended up smudging all over my eyelid throughout the day. Luckily, Sephora has a super return policy - so no $ wasted :)