Bronze vs Burgundy Kyshadow Palette Face-Off

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Hello, hello babes! Given the popularity of Kylie Cosmetics right now, this is a post I’ve wanted to do for a while. Even though I hate to say it, I’ve officially bought into the hype.

I actually don’t dislike Kylie Jenner or her cosmetic line at all, and am always fascinated by what she decides to churn out next and the publicity that she brings with it. Like, let’s take a step back to think about it– Kylie Jenner built an entire cosmetics empire with the power of social media. Kylie Cosmetics’ Instagram has more followers than many other high-end makeup brands who have been around far longer than Kylie Cosmetics. Too Faced has 7.4M followers, Benefit has 5.3M, Kat Von D has 2.6M, and Kylie Cosmetics has a whopping 10M… and her cosmetics line is only a year and a half old. Her marketing power is incredible and slightly terrifying at the same time.

Read on to see my thoughts on Kylie’s Burgundy and Bronze palettes, the formulas, the colors, and best of all: which palette emerged as the clear winner.

♡ FIRST IMPRESSIONS ♡

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Bronze vs Burgundy Kyshadow PalettesPackaging

I’m not the first, nor I will I be the last, to comment on how much I love the packaging. From the metallic lid of the box when you first take out the palettes to the metallic eye drips on the front of the palettes, there is nothing I dislike. The size of the palettes are also perfect because both palettes are so easy to travel with.

On a side note, the packaging screams Kylie Jenner, and you can tell she had a huge role in the way her packaging was designed. It also doesn’t hurt the palettes came with a cute handwritten holographic card that showed the eyes on the card opening and closing.

Even though the palettes don’t include a mirror, that was never a huge deterrent as I tend not to use the mirrors in my palettes and hate seeing fallout on the surface anyways.

Kyshadow Palette Packaging

Price

Both the Bronze and Burgundy palettes cost $42, which is not atypical for a high end eyeshadow palette. Though it may put some people off purchasing these palettes, I personally think it’s a justified purchase for both newbies and makeup hoarders alike. The colors in these palettes look great on a wide variety of skin tones and these are products you really do have to try it for yourself.


♡ BRONZE ♡

Kyshadow Palettes

Seeing as this was the first Kyshadow palette I received, I could hardly contain my excitement when I got my hands on it after watching it sell out time and time again. I’ve pretty much been wanting to do a review of this palette since the day I opened it, but never really got around to taking photos for the blog (oops).

After using the Bronze Palette pretty solidly for about two months, this is one of my go-to palettes for an everyday look. I love how the shades in the Bronze Palette are true neutrals as promised, and the colors just get better the more you mix and match. I also have to hand it to Kylie to revive the whole ‘matte eyeshadow’ craze just in time for Fall, and doing it in a way that was so exciting and innovative to makeup lovers.

In terms of the colors, there is not a single shade in this palette that I don’t use on an everyday basis. The colors build to a really natural finish and wear so smoothly that I never have to worry about creasing whenever the shadows are actually on my lid.

My favorite shades from this palette probably have to be:

  • Jasper (!!EVERYWHERE for ALL THE THINGS!!– ngl I use this shade 24/7 all day eeryday. Jasper makes an AMAZING highlighter for the tip of the nose, the eyebrow, the inner corners of the eyes, your cupid’s bow, and as a waterline eyeliner)
  • Quartz (lid)
  • Hematite (crease)
  • Bronzite (corner)

As far as the formula is concerned, it could be SO much better. Even though there I have ZERO issue with the pigmentation, the texture of these shadows are chalky and the fall out excessive for the price. It’s frustrating, to say the least, to watch shadow dust collect every time I dip my brush into the pan and collect on the lid of the palette. For $42 that should not be happening.

However, despite the drawbacks, this palette is one of my favorites and the colors are so versatile that I find myself using it on an everyday basis. The fallout is just something I remind myself to remain conscious of, but I do accept it as a price to pay because I love these shades. I also didn’t have any other shades or palettes that mimicked the ones in the Bronze Palette, so it is one of a kind in my current collection.

Shades

  • Jasper (matte finish creamy beige)
  • Quartz (satin finish champagne gold)
  • Topaz (matte finish true taupe)
  • Goldstone (satin finish bronze)
  • Citrine (matte finish bright orange)
  • Tiger Eye (matte finish light golden brown)
  • Hematite (matte finish chestnut brown)
  • Bronzite (matte finish chocolate brown)
  • Obsidian (matte finish black)

Bronze Kyshadow Palette Shades


♡ BURGUNDY ♡

Burgundy Kyshadow Palette Review

Burgundy Kyshadow Palette

( on the left – bronze ○ on the right – burgundy )

The most recent addition to my Kyshadow Palette collection, when I first opened this, it reminded me a lot of ABH’s Modern Renaissance Palette. Though I knew what colors I was signing up for, I wanted to see what the hype was about and if the formula was different from the Bronze Palette as promised.

I can safely say it did not disappoint.

When I got this palette, I was really pleased to see the berry shades were so vivid and gorgeous and fallout didn’t collect every time I swatched a shade. Additionally, I did notice the formula was much more velvety and buttery to the touch than the bronze palette.

Also guys, it’s not a lie… the shimmer is so real and it’s G-R-E-A-T.

My favorite shades from this palette are:

  • Beach (lid)
  • LA (lid– good for those days when you want to feel like a walking diamond)
  • Dubai (crease– to emulate a warm smokey look)
  • Almond (corner– to blend everything together)

These colors build more quickly than the shades from the Bronze palette, so I would caution against using too much product to start. I’d say its medium-heavy coverage, so again, a light hand when applying is essential.

I think the only negative I have to say about this palette is that the color scheme is very much tailored to fall, and I find it difficult to imagine another season where these shimmery autumnal berry colors are able to be used unless you’re going out or dressing up for a special occasion. Other than that, I prefer the formula of this palette to the Bronze palette.

Shades

  • Naked (satin finish golden sand)
  • Beach (matte finish light warm brown)
  • Penny (matte finish red orange)
  • LA (metallic finish true copper)
  • Burgundy (matte finish bright red burgundy)
  • Dubai (metallic finish burgundy)
  • Brick (matte finish dirty brick)
  • NY (metallic finish warm bronze)
  • Almond (matte finish deep red brown).

Burgundy Kyshadow Palette Shades


The Winner of the Palette Smackdown

Burgundy vs Bronze Kyshadow Palette( on the left – bronze ○ on the right – burgundy )

If you’ve made it to the bottom of this post, I commend you. Despite what I said about the formulas, I’d have to say the winner of the two palettes is…*drumroll please*: the Bronze palette.

I’d always encourage investing in the palette that you know will get the most use, and for me, that was clearly the Bronze. If you have a palette that is similar to one over the other, I’d also recommend getting the palette with the shades you don’t have already.

For example, I already had ABH’s Modern Renaissance palette in my arsenal, so the Burgundy palette failed to fill any void because the colors in the MR palette are so vibrant and pigmented, it’s always a toss up whether I choose to use the Burgundy over the Modern Renaissance palette.

The formula of the Bronze Palette is a small price to pay, but I’m sure Kylie’s cosmetics company will eventually switch to a different formula for the matte shadows in the future. Lastly, for as much crap as I talk about the formula of the Bronze palette, I really do use it every day and the shades are much more versatile than the Burgundy palette.

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♡ QUESTIONS FOR Y-O-U ♡

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’ve tried them both, leave me a comment below and tell me what your favorite is! If not, let me know what your favorite autumn palette is currently or what palette you hope to try. I’m always on the lookout for seasonal palettes and Kylie’s Burgundy palette is just one of many!

I love hearing from you all! I hope this review and “face-off” was helpful if you were on the fence or just curious which palette was better!

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39 Comments

  1. December 2, 2016 / 9:48 am

    I really don’t know much about make up or Kylie Jenner. However, I think this is worth sharing with friends. Also, a good idea for a Christmas gift. Will forward to friends 🙂

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

    • December 2, 2016 / 4:36 pm

      Haha most certainly! Every girl I know is dying to get their hands on a palette if they haven’t already! These palettes make great gifts for the holiday! 🙂

    • December 2, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      That’s exactly why I tend to err towards the Bronze Palette as my favorite, which can be used year round for a multitude of occasions!

  2. Jasmin N
    December 2, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    I’d absolutely love to get that burgundy one in my collection 🙂 I was checking it out yesterday when I was purchasing lip kits for my little sister & wondered was it worth it to use extra money so I could “save” and get a free shipping haha 😀 I didn’t, maybe next time 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

    • December 2, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Unless you already have the Modern Renaissance palette, it’s so worth the investment! The quality and formula is so smooth and buttery, it wears extremely well and is hyper-pigmented. You probably won’t regret buying the palette either! So pretty for the holiday season 🙂

  3. December 2, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Great reviewed dear, I never try Killy Jenner product. I know it’s bomming everywhere. But I love these palettes, and the bronze palette is looks gorgeous and the colors so pretty.

    Kintan XO,
    http://kintanfashion.blogspot.com

    • December 2, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Yeah the brand is just blowing up and there’s so much hype around these palettes I really did have to try it for myself! I haven’t been disappointed yet, so I guess they do live up to the hype.

    • December 2, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      It wears so well too! I just love it! 🙂

  4. December 2, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    I absolutely loved this post. I love Kylie so much!!!!! Just like you said, I am amazed by what she has done in so little time, esp being so young!!! Of course she had it easier than any of us, but holy damn I am 23 years old and I am so envious of her 19 y-o life :’)

    I haven’t gotten my hands on one of these yet, international shipping makes it too expensive for it to be worth it for me right now, but I am hoping that I’ll stop by one of her stores when they’re open!

    Hugs from Lisbon,

    Carlota
    thewandereuse.com

    Ps. Loved your blog, let’s keep in touch!

    • December 4, 2016 / 7:09 am

      I like to think I’m not a sheeple, but when I take a step back and think about it, I really do admire Kylie Jenner and all that she has accomplished so far. So many people need to stop hating and realize she’s lived her life and grown up in the middle of the public eye. These palettes are so beautiful, but the shipping was expensive even for me. I hope one day you’ll be able to get your hands on them too! Thanks for stopping by the blog, lovie! I’m so glad you enjoyed <3

  5. December 2, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    The makeup world and I are getting reacquainted as of late and apparently I missed the KJ hype. Thank you for reviewing both pallets so I can see exactly what would work best for me. Love the first one’s colors- can’t wait to grab them for myself!

    • December 4, 2016 / 7:07 am

      There is always a multitude of new trends going in and out, and the Kylie Cosmetics line is on the in, in, in right now. Thank you so much for the read! Glad you enjoyed it!

  6. December 2, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    This is so informative and helpful. I always look for makeup and when I get to the store I feel so overwhelmed with all the options. So this is really good.

    • December 4, 2016 / 7:05 am

      Thanks love! I’m glad this post was of some use! 🙂

  7. December 2, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I’ve not tried the Kylie range as I don’t think they are cruelty free but I would say that the bronze palette is my favourite of the two as the colours look more wearable than the burgundy one 🙂

    • December 4, 2016 / 7:05 am

      The bronze shades certainly are pretty and so versatile! It’s a shame they aren’t cruelty free though, and I totally understand why they might not appeal to everyone because of that.

  8. Katie
    December 3, 2016 / 1:02 am

    Both palettes look beautiful! I have a lot of palettes similar to the Bronze palette so I think I’d go for the Burgundy one instead. I kind of don’t like that she got such a popular makeup brand so easily when all of these other innovative companies had to struggle for years if that makes sense. Of course, people want what they want and from what I’ve seen the products are good!

    http://www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

    • December 4, 2016 / 7:04 am

      I definitely agree! The burgundy palette would obviously make more sense to splurge on, especially considering the quality of the formula and the shades if you don’t already have a similar color palette in your collection. I didn’t really see the purpose behind the hype, but after trying them, these palettes are legitimately my go-to palettes above all my others because I truly love wearing them and they look great on the face!

  9. December 3, 2016 / 10:07 am

    Oh my I love both of these palettes from reading this! I have not tried any Kylie Cosmetics products so far but these looks absolutely lovely! I might order one of them for Christmas!

    • December 4, 2016 / 7:01 am

      Out of all her products, I would highly recommend her Kyshadow palettes. Even her lipkits pale in comparison to the shades, formula, texture, and pigmentation of her palettes!

  10. December 3, 2016 / 11:42 am

    These palettes both look amazing, really versatile shades and a great present for makeup loving friends during the holiday season!

    Kelly Knows It | A life & style blog

    • December 4, 2016 / 7:00 am

      They’re great gifts for the holiday season, especially if you can get your hands on them. The shades are absolutely to die for and the formula of the newest palette especially is like nothing I’ve ever tried. It feels like a little indulgence everytime I reach for them!

  11. December 3, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    The Bronze palette looks gorgeous for every day, but it’s a shame about the fallout. I reaaaallly like the look of the burgundy palette though, the shades are right up my street!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

    • December 4, 2016 / 6:59 am

      I know, the only thing about the Bronze palette I didn’t like was the level of fallout… the burgundy palette is awesome if you don’t already have a palette like it, and with an infinitely better formula too. It’s soo buttery and velvety when applying!

  12. December 3, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Great post and super informative! I just might have to try her eyeshadow – it looks great!

    • December 4, 2016 / 6:57 am

      It really is! I love the formula and shades, definitely my go-to palettes.

  13. Apolline
    December 3, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    These palettes are really beautiful and I also love the packaging too. Thinking of placing an order for myself too.

    • December 4, 2016 / 6:57 am

      They’re so worth it! I love them and I use them almost every single day!

  14. December 4, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    I´m so in love with the look of the Burgundy palette. Just look at those colours!!! After now reading that the formula is also so much better this is definitely a palette I want to get my hands on! (they just have to figure out the whole shipping to Germany debacle first…) I do totally understand your point with the colours being tailored to fall but I don´t think I´d mind so much. I feel like I could still use many shades (maybe not the burgundy shade itself) even on a daily basis if I´m after a bolder look.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

    • December 6, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      I would totally recommend the burgundy palette in general as it’s a great palette with a great formula, especially if you don’t already have ABH’s Modern Renaissance. It really is a great palette and I use it for warm, vibrant smoky eyes as well!

  15. December 6, 2016 / 6:22 am

    I appreciate makeup tutorials because I’m not good at them at all! I wish I was so talented’

    • December 6, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      I actually was thinking of doing makeup tutorials but vlogging and the video world terrifies me just a little bit so I’ve put off doing them! However, I’ve not put off the possibility permanently and would love to really work on one when I can find the right setting and time to make one 🙂

  16. Louise
    December 6, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Great post, I’m so jealous you manged to get your hands on these!! They’ve been sold out everytime I go online to buy them XX

    The Fashion Road.com
    Instagram @louisefrancescaa

    • December 6, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Ah they’re my little babies! I use them everyday and they were so worth the investment to me. Here’s hoping you can get your hands on them for the holiday season! 🙂

    • January 2, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      The colors actually look fantastic, and the berry shades are just gorgeous!

  17. December 10, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    The colours in the palettes are beautiful and I love the gemstone theme of the first palette but I think I wouldn’t personally buy either, I feel there’s better palettes out there for the price and size, thanks for the review though it’s interesting to see what others think of the palettes 🙂

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