I never thought I’d be sat here giving my first impressions on a Jeffree Star palette, ever. Purely because of the price and extravagance of the shades and packaging, they have never really appealed to me greatly. Until I was in the queue for the merchandise stall at the Can’t Relate Tour (full post on that here!) when I set my heart on the Blood Sugar Palette. I just fell in love with it, I put the hefty £46 price tag out of my mind and invested in this stunning palette.
The first thing that you notice about the palette is the packaging. You can’t miss it being honest-it’s red faux leather packaging with metal clasps. The packaging feels like it’s such a high quality, it feels luxurious and expensive, it also feels safe like it would protect the eyeshadows like it’s life depends on it. I think because it feels so safe it’d make it a good palette to travel with, I’d definitely feel comfortable putting this in my suitcase.
The eyeshadow palette has 18 shades including matte, metallic and foil shades. They are all vegan and cruelty free which is AMAZING. I love the shade range, I’m going to include swatches below, they are all stunning. The pale shades (such as Glucose, Sugarcane and Tongue Pop) are perfect for setting your eyeshadow base or even using on their own if you can’t wear a lot of eyeshadow for work or school. The foil shade, Donor, is just beautiful like it is so pigmented and stand out, I can’t wait to make use of this throughout Autumn and Winter. The pink/purple shades (such as Cavity, Fresh Meat and Root Canal) are ones that I didn’t think I’d go to but since getting this palette I’m obsessed with them! The red shades (such as, Blood Sugar, Cherry Soda and Prick) are what makes the palette for me, it makes it the iconic Blood Sugar palette that it is. I adore ALL of the shades, I will use them all and can’t wait to make the most of them throughout the Autumn/Winter months.
I set my eye base (I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion then Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in 01 to prime my eyelids) using the shade Sugarcane.
I took Ouch into my crease and blended that out as much as I could.
I then added some deeper shades-Blood Sugar and Cherry Soda- to make the crease look more intense. I was going for a more red eye look but when the shades blended together it turned out a pale red edging towards more pink. I was shocked by how much I liked it.
I am not a makeup artist (not that that isn’t obvious haha!) and would never claim to be so please don’t think that’s what I’m saying what this look. I can not do a cut crease, I haven’t attempted to do so and would love to learn but am petrified to try. If I could do one, this would be the point that I’d do one. So instead of doing this, I sprayed my flat Estee Lauder packing brush with a setting spray and packed on the shade Candy Floss. Funnily enough the name of the shade sounds exactly what it looks like- pink, light and fluffy. Well, not quite fluffy more glittery. I loved the effect that this had, it gave that cut crease effect without all of the effort, it made the eye look look quite striking.
I really liked this eyeshadow look! It gave me such a great first impression of the palette as well. The shades were all so pigmented and felt really high quality, they didn’t take multiple attempts to build up, they were effortlessly effective and had an impressive pay off. There was minimal fall out, I did my eyeshadow last and didn’t need to touch up my concealer at all, this is a key thing for me!
One of the main reasons why I adore this palette is because it feels like such a collectors item. The quality of the packaging and the eyeshadows themselves makes the price feel really justified. The price is the only disadvantage of this palette BUT as I just said I feel like it’s justified with the quality of it. I’m very impressed with the shade range, they’re all wearable for me and would be suitable for any occasion, day or night. This is a massive HIT for me, it’s made me want to get more Jeffree Star Cosmetics products if they’re all of this quality! I will definitely think twice when his next eyeshadow palette drops!
This is currently out of stock on Beauty Bay but I will link it on the official Jeffree Star Cosmetics website here.
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post, I love writing anything about makeup especially eyeshadow palettes. There’s going to be an Eyeshadow Palette Collection coming before the end of the year as there’s been loads of new additions that I can’t wait to show you all.
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