Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches (Quick)

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette ($52.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes twenty eyeshadows in an array of colors and neutrals with a variety of finishes. I love the concept–colors, neutrals, mattes, satins, shimmers–but I think the quality is missing. Often, you’ll see collaborations or non-beauty brands put out makeup, and the first thought is, “This is going to suck, it’s just a gimmick.” Sometimes you’re surprised, and sometimes, you’re not at all. The eyeshadow formula used here feels cheap, because they’re loaded with fillers that make these powdery, chalky, prone to fading, and under-pigmented. There’s no reason this shouldn’t perform at least decently–the price tag certainly leaves plenty of room to use quality ingredients and formulas. It is packaged similarly to Urban Decay’s Book of Shadows with a bulky, cardboard container with a pull-out drawer. The drawer doesn’t extend fully, so the top row of eyeshadows sits a little underneath the lip of the exterior cover.

This is a quick review. In this instance, I have only tested twelve of the twenty shades for wear, and I have used an average wear time for the remaining shades. In an effort to cover more products during the holiday season, some palettes and sets will be given quick reviews. I’m still doing full reviews of products throughout the holiday season, but instead of having 20 palettes/sets photographed, swatched, and half-tested but never written up come January, my goal is to share photos and swatches and shorter reviews where it makes sense to. I use your reactions as a community to prioritize what gets fully tested and what may get a shorter review.

Happy is a medium, pink lavender with cool undertones and a subtle sparkle. It was powdery, prone to fading, excessive fall out, wears six hours. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Playdate is a muted, medium-dark gray with subtle neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. Powdery, semi-sheer, faded after five and a half hours of wear. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Dear Daniel is a brightened, medium-dark periwinkle blue with an aqua micro-shimmer over a matte finish. It was powdery, sheer, dry, chalky, prone to fading after five and a half hours of wear. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Milk is a cool-toned white with a satin finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, lightly powdery, seven hours of wear. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Celebrate is a medium-dark, burgundy-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff, lasted for seven and a half hours, and was a touch powdery. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Supercute is a medium-dark, cool-toned purple with a soft, pearly sheen. It had a very dusty, dry consistency that was prone to fading along with semi-sheer color coverage. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Friendship is an iridescent, peachy-pink with a frosted sheen. It had so-color payoff, some powderiness to the texture. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Kitty-Chan is a dark, navy blue with a metallic sheen and copper sparkle. The copper sparkle made it more unique, but it didn’t bind and just fell underneath the lid during application. The consistency wasn’t powdery. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Apple Pie is a light, peach with a hint of beige, warm undertones, and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff and was easy to blend, but it was somewhat powdery. One of the better shades in the palette, though. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Bow is a medium-dark, coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation but was very powdery, so it adhered poorly to the skin and immediately looked faded applied to bare skin. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

1974 is a medium-dark gray with subtle, neutral undertones (almost looks warm on my skin tone) and a satin finish. It was dry, powdery, and semi-sheer. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Kawaii is a cool-toned, light-medium aqua-teal with a metallic sheen. It had decent pigmentation and was only a little dry. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

The Original is a deep brown with olive undertones and a soft, bronze shimmer. It had great color payoff, though the texture was still on the powdery side. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Hot Cocoa is a muted, medium-dark brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was drier, powdery, and somewhat chalky with semi-sheer color payoff. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Bright is a brightened, metallic white gold with warm, yellow undertones. It had good pigmentation but was still a little powdery and dusty to work with. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Three Apples is a muted, cool-toned emerald green with a subtle golden overlay. It had good color payoff with only a slight powderiness, but it wore better than a lot of the other shades. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Anniversary is a blackened navy blue with lighter blue sparkle over a matte finish. It had great color payoff, and it was only a little powdery. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Cookie is an ultra frosted, pewter gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was very crumbly and powdery, though the pigmentation was good (it just didn’t stick). See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Mimmy is a muted, light-medium butter yellow with a soft, frosted finish. It was crumbly and powdery, a little chalky, and difficult to get to stick to the skin. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Chip is a rich, golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was a soft, smooth shade that wasn’t powdery and was nicely pigmented. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Pop-Up Party
C-

Limited Edition

7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
Happy
Happy
D-

Limited Edition

6
Product
7
Pigmentation
5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
62%
Total
Bow
Bow
C

Limited Edition

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
1974
1974
F

Limited Edition

4.5
Product
4
Pigmentation
5
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
51%
Total
Kawaii
Kawaii
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
The Original
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Hot Cocoa
Hot Cocoa
D

Limited Edition

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
64%
Total
Bright
Bright
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Three Apples
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Anniversary
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Cookie
Cookie
C-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total
Mimmy
Mimmy
C+

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Playdate
Playdate
F

Limited Edition

4
Product
4
Pigmentation
4
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
48%
Total
Chocolate Chip
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Dear Daniel
F

Limited Edition

3
Product
3.5
Pigmentation
3
Texture
6
Longevity
3
Application
41%
Total
Milk
Milk
C-

Limited Edition

6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total
Celebrate
Celebrate
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Supercute
Supercute
F

Limited Edition

4.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
53%
Total
Friendship
D+

Limited Edition

6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
69%
Total
Kitty-Chan
B-

Limited Edition

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Apple Pie
Apple Pie
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette
Hello Kitty Pop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette

Hello Kitty Happy Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Happy Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Happy Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Happy Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Playdate Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Playdate Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Playdate Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Playdate Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Dear Daniel Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Dear Daniel Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Dear Daniel Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Dear Daniel Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Milk Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Milk Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Milk Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Milk Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Celebrate Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Celebrate Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Celebrate Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Celebrate Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Supercute Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Supercute Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Supercute Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Supercute Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Friendship Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Friendship Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Friendship Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Friendship Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Kitty-Chan Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Kitty-Chan Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Kitty-Chan Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Kitty-Chan Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Apple Pie Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Apple Pie Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Bow Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Bow Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Bow Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Bow Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty 1974 Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty 1974 Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty 1974 Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty 1974 Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Kawaii Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Kawaii Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Kawaii Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Kawaii Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty The Original Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty The Original Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty The Original Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty The Original Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Hot Cocoa Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Hot Cocoa Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Hot Cocoa Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Hot Cocoa Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Bright Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Bright Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Bright Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Bright Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Three Apples Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Three Apples Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Three Apples Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Three Apples Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Anniversary Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Anniversary Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Anniversary Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Anniversary Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Cookie Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Cookie Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Cookie Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Cookie Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Mimmy Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Mimmy Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Mimmy Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Mimmy Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow
Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow

Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow
Cookie, Happy, Supercute, Kitty-Chan, Friendship, Bright

Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow
Cookie, Happy, Supercute, Kitty-Chan, Friendship, Bright

Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow
Kawaii, Three Apples, Dear Daniel, Anniversary, Hot Cocoa, Bright

Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow
Kawaii, Three Apples, Dear Daniel, Anniversary, Hot Cocoa, Bright

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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…Well, this one is kind of a mixed bag! Fs and an A-. all in the same box, with everything in between! It’s also seems really irksome that the drawer doesn’t open all the way, but that might just be a ‘sour cherry on the top of the slightly melted sundae that is in a flavour you don’t really like’ situation…

I can’t deny that there are some pretty colours in there, which makes it even more frustrating, LOL!

as a hello kitty lover , this palette is so disappointing . dear daniel & play date are abysmal .

i personally love bow , three apples , mimmy & chocolate chip along with the packaging , but that’s not enough to justify me spending $52 .

Definitely not getting this, but I love the colour of three apples. Good to know some dupes for it though – I think I like the two MUFA shades the best, but they’re a pain to get in the UK.

No excuse for even one D at this price point, let alone the three Ds and four F’s. It’s the kind of palette why so many of us (myself included) are so weary at trying out Sephora branded-makeup.

It gives a bad name to collaborations and store-brand makeup – Sephora can do some great products, so there’s no excuse for this.

Yes, I agree. And there felt like a lot of overlap between this and the three Disney palettes. There are some similarities in the way it is presented, shape of the eyeshadows, but it really felt like they cheapened out on the formula used in this πŸ™

I’m so sad that this palette is such bad quality. I really liked the colors and the packaging looked super cute but this is just really terrible. I don’t know how they could release something like this especially to commemorate such an iconic figure such as Hello Kitty.

Too bad about the quality! Your eye looks are beautiful though– makes me think I could really like this set of shades if it were better executed.

These Hello Kitty products are so cute but I’ve been disappointed with the pigmentation and wear of the products over the years. I know many people buy them for the presentation though and to collect. πŸ™‚

I was never interested in purchasing this one, but was hoping it would at least be on par with Disney’s Cinderella palette in quality. Too bad! Personally, I’ve never had Hello Kitty themed makeup impress me but still hoping one day!

Well, for how poorly this reviewed, you were certainly able to pull off some seriously dope looks, Christine! Please share what liners you have on? Ooo, and though I’m not in the right section, I’m glad you’re planning to do some collective thing with the MUFE artist multi purposes! πŸ˜€ A book filled with thumbnails of allllllllllll your eye looks would be soooooooo fun! Flip through pages.. All eyes.. Looking either way.. Like rows of film negatives.. About how many pictures do you think there would be? Unlike most, you do credit whst you wear, and that book would sell because you have a solid base of people who revere you, trust you, and would most likely pick the book up, however done, before another book. No bull, honest, and stunningly beautiful. You are your own brand in a time when all mirror each other due to propaganda. Anyway.. =^β€’^= meow

There are some pretty colours in there – the greens and blues, but I don’t think it is worth the money. Seriously you can buy the Makeup Forever ones that were reviewed a few weeks ago and they were much better quality for the price. A shame.

Hi! I love your blog, but I have a different opinion. I got the palette and LOVE it! Based on past experiences swatching Hello Kitty cosmetics in stores, I was very skeptical of the quality, but found out that most of the shades have nice to great pigmentation and are very smooth. I have nice shadows from Dior, IT, UD, LORAC, and Inglot and I think some of these shades are right up there in terms of quality. A few shades seem somewhat patchier or chalkier, but I blend it with the better shades, and they seem to work fine. I have oily, slightly hooded lids, and have trouble finding shadows that won’t fade and crease. But with a good primer (Bareminerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow), this lasted all day for me, even in 80 F weather. Plus the packaging is so CUTE ! I love Hello Kitty !

It is a pity when something is as disappointing as this is. I could have been, if not great, at least good. I kind of like the packaging, it goes with the cuteness of Hello Kitty. A lot of the colours are very pretty, as colours, but nothing helps when the overall performance is as bad as this.
You did a great job reviewing this. Short and sweet, or rather not so sweet πŸ™‚

Wow, I’m totally confused. I noticed it on the sale page and decided to give a look.. it has a five star rating and review after review of how wonderful the shadows are. There are fifty reviews and only three are less than four stars.. could you have gotten a bad one or something? I just can’t see D and F grade shadows being described as “creamy, buttery, and more pigmented than UD”.

Hey Charlotte! I just purchased this palette as it was on sale in Sephora and it’s awesome! I actually love it so far and I had the Vice 3 but returned that. I am enjoying this palette and the pigmentation is quite awesome. These eyeshadows are pigmented and if you can grab this palette for half off it’s a steal!

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