While exploring Miami’s Art Basel last year, Sonia Kashuk stopped in her tracks when she saw Dana Louise Kirkpatrick’s artwork. Drawn to the red boxing gloves, Sonia conceptualized Knock Out Beauty. Sonia and Dana collaborated to create a limited-edition spring collection that reminds everyone to block out negative influences around them – because they are strong, smart, and are Knock Out Beauties! The complete line is now available at Target.com.
Sonia Kashuk Knock Out Beauty Shadow Box Smokey Eye Palette
“Create a knock out smokey eye with sixteen matte and shimmer shades that complement every eye color. The velvety smooth shadows provide intense, buildable color and are easily blendable. With guidelines to which shades to apply as highlight, on the lid, crease and as liner, anyone from a beginner to a pro can create a perfectly smoked out eye.”
As seen in the above picture, the eyeshadow palette contains 16 shadows, divided into highlight, lid, crease and liner shades. They are a mix of mostly mattes, with a few shimmers.
I really wanted to love this palette, but I was disappointed. Let me tell you why. Each shadow is tiny….about the size of a dime. And you can also notice that some of the shades are crooked in the pan! A lot of the shadows feel very dry and stiff. When applied with an eyeshadow brush, the shadows are very difficult to apply, they lack pigmentation and are very difficult to blend. There is no intense buildable colour in these shadows unfortunately. Yes, the crease and liner shades are more pigmented than the highlight and lid shades, but they are still difficult to work with. Overall I cannot recommend this palette, especially with a $24.99 price tag!!! Not worth it, even if the packaging is amazing. Sorry.
Sonia Kashuk Knock Out Beauty Golden Gloves Skin Glow
“Get glowing with this gel powder highlighter that reflects light, illuminates and leaves skin looking plumper and smoother. Embossed with the image of the collection’s signature boxing gloves and the message “You Are Beautiful” in the compact mirror, you’ll be sure to knock ‘em out with your glowing skin and glowing confidence!”
How gorgeous and intrigue is the golden glove design on this Skin Glow?! I can freely admit I bought it solely based on the golden glove design! It is simply stunning.
It is a very subtle golden highlighter. It has a very fine sheen to it, with no chunky glitter. It swatches and blends well, and is a nice subtle highlighter. It retails for $19.99.
Also in the Knock Out Beauty collection, are brushes, nail polish, eyelashes, makeup bags and more, available exclusively at Target online and in stores.