OK, I realize that this is technically one of the items in Uncle Karl’s latest collab collection, but let’s get real — I’m only here for Choupette. 🐱
KARL LAGERFELD + MODELCO Kiss Me Karl Choupette Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey/Burgundy (Nordstrom exclusive)
($65, 0.48-oz. palette with 16 powder eyeshadows)
Can you say “no” to a cat-shaped palette?
I DIDN’T THINK SO.
See, that’s why you’re a card-carrying member of Team Cat Lady, and Choupette’s looking extra cute here with her heart-shaped nose and her “K” collar.
Color-wise, I really like the cool-toned browns in this palette, which is one of two palettes in the collection (the other one, Warm/Nude, leans warmer), and the abundance of mattes, and how almost all of the eyeshadows, with the exception of the glittery burgundy, are soft and buttery enough to practically scoop themselves with a brush or finger.
Here’s what I don’t care for: how the mattes handle my fine lines. Mind you, my kitten-hood was many moons ago, but still. I’m not a senior kitty yet.
Despite being creamy soft, the powders have large grains that draw mucho attention to my lines.
To its credit, you do get a TON of colors with this palette, and that’s cool (no pun intended), but $65 is a lot to ask for eyeshadows that aren’t as finely milled as they could be. Plus, the packaging, while CLEARLY cute, is plastic and could be sturdier.
❤️❤️ 2 out of 5 hearts.
Did you know? This isn’t the first time Karl and Choupette teamed up to do an LE makeup collection. In 2014, Shu Uemura launched The Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Holiday Collection, which had drawings of Choupette looking just as cute as ever.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,