Price: $48 (Palette) , $22 (Highlighter)
This is a limited edition “MOSCHINO + SEPHORA” collaboration, one I actually missed out on when it first launched months ago.
Thanks to Sephora who brought it back a second time! I finally snagged the two items I really wanted, the palette and the highlighter.
This is the embodiment of kidult (kid + adult) culture; it has all the makings of a cute toy, but with a collectible twist.
I love the small details such as the “touch me” hole and the Moschino teddy illustrations on the side. Major ToysRUs vibes.
Just look at this beauty. I’ve no words for it; it speaks for itself. It’s plastic but feels heavy enough, doesn’t look cheap. Perfect as a decoration.
Be still my kid heart.
This holds 21 shades in mattes, shimmers, and satin finishes.
The inside is part-cardboard, much like limited edition holiday TooFaced palettes that come out every year. I’d have liked this portion to be plastic too, but oh well.
I’m not planning to use any of this by the way. It’s my collectible. Back to the box it goes.
And this beauty. The highlighter is a two-parter, and holds one part champagne and one part rose-gold powder shimmers.
The colors are very subtle and needs building up to actually show like, say, what a Becca Opal would do for your skin. I like subtlety so this is actually good for me.
Now some of the cons:
- Durability: I’ve heard a lot of horror stories of these items coming with at least one shadow smashed, both the palette and the highlighter. It happened to me too, as you can see. Sephora kindly replaced my smashed one with a pristine, intact version, but I’d advise using this at home and not on-the-go.
- Pigmentation: What little I tried felt decent but this may not please those who are more used to stark pigmentation, like KVD and Viseart. While this does work as decent makeup, it’s more of a collectible item, and I don’t mind that it may work less than what other $40+ or $22+ items would do for me. The packaging alone was worth paying for, but that’s personal preference.
I’m thinking of pressing the smashed extra with some rubbing alcohol and leaving at the office for touch-ups. The mirror is big enough, and the bear’s so cute I’ll be happy just looking at it.