Kaja Kaja Kuties Must-Haves Face & Lip Collection is a new, limited edition set that includes a new, limited edition eyeshadow trio along with three additional products from the brand’s permanent line-up. If the kind of colors are the ones you’d wear, the set seems like a good way to try the brand’s products while saving a bit.
Buttercup Bubbly contains two shimmery shades and one matte. All three performed well: they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The shimmers were stellar–no complaints at all!–and the matte shade was very good, just a little powdery in the pan and not quite 100% opaque. The eyeshadows in the trio performed consistently with other Kaja trios.
Buttered Rum is a rich, medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had rich color payoff that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even laydown of product. The consistency was lightly creamy, moderately dense without being overly firm, and easy to work with. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
Churro is a medium copper with moderate, warm undertones balanced between red-orange-gold paired with a smooth, metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had a lightly creamy consistency that was dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan. It had opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin and lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.
Kaja Hot Cocoa Matte Eyeshadow
Hot Cocoa is a light-medium, very yellow-toned brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, but had a more velvety and substantial feel that translated beautifully onto the lid. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that blended out with ease and wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily nor to fallout. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
Luna is a lighter, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a soft sheen. The color seemed a little warmer and punchier, overall, compared to the original, standalone version I have. The texture was lightly emollient and thin, with a more cream-to-powder feel once it was applied to my skin. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied well to bare skin but was slightly more prone to lifting up base products. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading.
Bossy (03) is a medium coral that was balanced between pink and orange, so it was moderately warm-toned, and it had a subtle sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation (up to semi-opaque coverage) that applied evenly to bare skin and diffused easily along the edges.
It worked well over bare skin as well as on top of foundation as it wasn’t prone to lifting up my base. The texture was very lightweight, thin, and wet, though it dried down somewhat, so it didn’t feel tacky or move around while worn. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Crazy 4U is a medium, pinky-mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip lines.
The texture was creamy with a bit of “melting” as the product softened against the warmth of my lips noticeably. I found the heart-shaped applicator to take some getting used to, and it was more in line with not better but not worse to use overall. This shade wore nicely for four and a half h ours and felt hydrating over time.