Tuesday 2 May 2017

Killin It Cosmetics | Epic Nights Palette Review & Swatches*

Hey beauties!

Today's post is a review of the stunning Epic Nights Palette from Killin It Cosmetics. They're relatively new to the beauty scene, but don't let that fool you, they're named 'Killin It' for a reason. I've been trialling the palette for the last couple weeks, testing out the quality of the shadows and their longevity.. so read on to see my thoughts and some yummy swatches! (Can swatches be yummy? I think so...)

The palette contains twelve shades, that all pack some serious pigment! We have six shimmers and six mattes (well technically one of these has fine glitter particles in, but they don't really translate on the eye, so we're gonna call it a matte) and there is such a lovely selection of shades. In order for a palette to be something I'm willing to travel alone with or call a favourite, it needs to have a light matte shade, a matte black, and then some wearable neutrals, and the Epic Nights palette has all that and more. Plus it's completely cruelty free  - Oh and its only £12? Need I go on?

I've swatched the mattes and shimmers separately, and have numbered the shades, as they don't have names. (Oh and apologies in advance for my atrociously poor ability to describe colours...)

1 - Creamy vanilla off-white. Opaque in one stroke and perfect for a matte brow bone highlight.
9 - Muted warm peach. Teeny glitter particles visible on hand/in pan but still really blendable.
3 - Beautiful mid-tone sable brown. Perfect everyday crease shade. Think MUG Creme Brulee.
4 - Neutral light-espresso brown. Not as pigmented as I'd like but lovely for deepening up the crease. 
10 - Deep cobalt blue. So intense and creamy. Used on my waterline and DID NOT BUDGE.
12 - Jet Black. Super intense black, highly pigmented yet smudges out really easily for a grungy look.

5 - Stunning champagne gold. Really wearable and eyecatching, swatch doesn't do it justice!
7 - Foiled burnt copper. IN LOVE WITH THIS! Looks even more metallic with some Fix Plus spray.
8 - Deep chocolate brown. Leans cool-toned, lot of fallout on this one but so worth the colour payoff!
2 - Metallic pastel lavender. Slightly patchy, needs building up but beautiful for a pop of colour.
6 - Shimmering periwinkle blue. Wish the texture was more foiled like the bronzes, but still stunning.
11 - Slate grey. Great for deepening up cool-toned looks. Made me want to try a grey-mauve look.

Final Thoughts:  
  •  Shadow Selection: Nice mixture of mattes and shimmers, I would wear almost every shade in this palette and I love the intense black and vivid blues for jazzier days.
  • Quality of Shadows: Mattes are all creamy and NOT chalky (Hallelujah!!) and while some of the shimmers feel rough to the touch, they still apply evenly. I now want more of those beautiful foiled bronzes in my collection! (Goes onto KillinItCosmetics.com and starts buying)
  • Wear-time: Sported a neutral eye from 9-5 which wore nicely all day, then I jazzed it up with the matte blue on my waterline and that stayed intense AF until I removed it at bedtime. A*
  • Fallout: A couple of the matte shades do have quite a bit of fallout, even after tapping the excess off the brush. This isn't a problem for me as I always do my eye makeup first, but for those of you that like to apply your base before you move onto eyes, I would recommend baking (with translucent powder, not in the kitchen!) or keeping some wipes standing by! I think it's practically impossible to avoid fallout when shadows are this darn pigmented so I'm definitely not complaining.
  • Price point = AHMAZING! It just shows that if small UK companies are only charging £12 for a palette full of high quality shadows, what are you high end peeps playing at?

Thats it from me! What do you think of the palette? Will you be purchasing one? I'm looking forward to what else Killin It Cosmetics has to offer, as they've just launched some single eyeshadows for a 'build your own' palette and I'm currently adding several of them to my shopping cart... (What spending ban?)

Thanks for reading your Dose Of Beauty

Disclaimer: The majority of things I review on this blog are purchased by myself, however I was lucky enough to be sent this palette in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by brands/companies. If you are a company interested in sending me something for a review, you can contact me at sales@izzymariehill.com



  1. I've never heard of this brand! but the colours look very pigmented and good quality! x

    G | www.teawithgi.com

  2. I've heard so many great reviews about this palette that I really wanna get my hands on it. The shades look gorgeous! Great review lovely πŸŒΈπŸ’—✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.AlishaValerie.com | www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

  3. I've not heard of this brand - they look super pigmented, I love that even the paler shades look pigmented as sometimes I feel like they can be a bit of a disappointment in a palette!
    Amy xx

  4. Wow, this seems like a great value palette! I'm impressed that you get such variety for just £12! I think you described the colours really well, so don't worry! Number 4, the neutral espresso brown, is definitely a shade I'd get a lot of wear out of! It's wonderful to hear that they wear so well too, and keep you looking preened to perfection all day! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I can tell that a lot of effort went into this post!

    Abbey ❤️ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  5. Saw this when you opened your PO Box stuff and fell in love! Now even more tempted! xxxxxx


  6. I've never heard of this brand but it's great to hear a small brand being cruelty-free and great quality for a small price! This looks like a great mixture of colours too! Yet another excuse I might have to find to buy another eyeshadow palette!

    Sian x

  7. Can't believe this is only £12 and cruelty free! Might have to give them a go when my current palette runs out (but I have about 6 others I want to try too so it's gonna be a bloody hard decision!)
    If you've managed to pull of that blue then you're badass!!

    Rebecca, libfemblog.com xo

  8. Its amazing how a palette like this is only £12! The colours are beauitful!

    Really makes me want to try it 😍
    Amy, amyelizabethporter.co.uk xx

  9. These look super pigmented, I love hearing about new brands to try!

    Holly x

  10. Never heard of this brand, but super intrigued now! That cobalt blue is absolutely stunning! I like that the palette is a mix of neutrals and more edgy shades as well. You're right,you don'thave to pay a lot to get great quality in cosmetics anymore. AwesomE.

  11. I absolutely love the look of this palette, I love the contrast of the nude and blue shades, and for the price they sound like really good quality eyeshadows x

    Kayleigh Zara

  12. This looks like a great palette and yay for cruelty free. Also I think swatches can definitely be yummy.

    V <3

  13. Number 6 is stunning! The whole palette is really well-rounded and flexible. Suitable for anyone, I think! And at £12 it's a steal. What a bargain!


  14. Firstly, YES I'm sure eyeshadows can be yummy hahahahaha! Secondly, SO CHEAP?! For the quality I can't believe how cheap this is?! The swatches are amazing. I really love no10! Such a lovely shade!

  15. these shades are so pigmented and i love the colour selection and for £12 what a bargain xxxx

  16. I've never heard of this brand but the pigmentation has me all starry eyed! They look amazing!

    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

  17. Never heard about this brand, but the pigmentations looks great


  18. absolute bargain! defo need to get on this brand asap.


  19. Makeup is an important part of women's life and your makeup tips is really awesome. I can't imagine a single day without my makeup and Liquid Matte Lipstick.


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