American media personality, businesswoman, model and socialite Kim Kardashian West has teamed up with Canadian fashion model, and public spokesperson on the skin condition vitiligo, Winnie Harlow for a super-limited makeup collection.
In July 2011, Harlow posted a video titled ‘Vitiligo: A Skin Condition, not a Life Changer’ on YouTube. She talked about the condition and answered questions about her life living with vitiligo. In November 2014, Harlow spoke in a TEDx presentation, recalling her experience with it. She was presented with the ‘Role Model’ award at the 2015 Portuguese GQ Men of The Year event.
Upon announcing her collaboration with Harlow, Kardashian West shared a promotional image for the partnership, referring to the model as ‘the definition of true beauty’. By demonstrating that beauty is not limited to a single skin color or condition, Kardashian West and Harlow successfully champion for diversity that is much needed within the makeup industry.
The KKW X Winnie collab includes a 12-pan eye shadow palette, three lip glosses and a highlighter duo. For Winnie Harlow, this is the first makeup collaboration, and she was the one to choose those warm, rich jewel tones for the eyeshadow palette.
KKW X Winnie Eyeshadow Palette
The Eyeshadow Palette features beautiful 12 versatile shades in a mix of shimmers and mattes. Each of them is formulated for an easy, blendable application. The matte shadows provide a creamy, powdery finish, while the soft metallics create a saturated, silky look. The shadow can be used wet or dry.
Harlow – metallic icy golden champagne
Coco Bean – neutral mid tone brown
Kintsugi – matte walnut brown
Bella – metallic red brown
Supernova – metallic amber
Atelier – metallic rose gold
Couture – metallic shimmering plum
Ruby – matte rich burgundy
Confidence – Metallic pink with golden undertone and multi-dimensional pearl
Duochrome – smokey bronze duochrome with multi-dimensional pearl
River Falls – metallic charcoal blue with silver shimmer
Obsidian – matte smoldering black with pink and gold shimmer
The KKW X Winnie Eyeshadow Palette cost $49.
KKW X Winnie Highlighter Duo
The Highlighter Duo combines two shimmer highlighter shades to brighten the complexion and add radiant shimmer to the skin. Each of the shades can be used alone, or they can be layered for a more intense finish.
Luna highlighter – shimmering golden pink
Soleil highlighter – shimmering warm copper bronze
The KKW X Winnie Highlighter cost $26
KKW X Winnie Gloss
The collection also includes KKW X Winnie Gloss, which is a high-shine lip gloss available in three shades. The Gloss can be worn on its own, or layered on top of a lipstick.
Tiger Eye – warm nude rose with champagne pearl
Secret – dusty pink with silver pearl
Aura – soft nude with pink pearl
The KKW X Winnie Gloss cost $18, and is also available as Gloss Bundle (3 pieces) for $42.
For those who like absolutly love the entire collection: there is the KKW X Winnie Collection Bundle (with the Eyeshadow Palette, the Highlighter, and three glosses) for $112. KKW X Winnie makeup collection is now available for purchase at kkwbeauty.com.