Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette has sat in my drawer for longer than it should have, I think him giving me his palette in person is probably one of the most surreal moments in my blogging life so far – and probably will be for a while. I kept saving it for a special occasion to try it out. I finally decided to just pull it out and start playing with it!
First impressions on this are on the packing – the outer cardboard (the bright pink) feels completely different to the actual palette packaging, personally I think I prefer the outer packaging to the inner. The packing of the palette itself is a laminated cardboard so is nice and light, which makes it easy to keep clean. There’s a loose magnetic closure and inside the palette has a mirror inside the lid – it’s quite long and wide palette so might not be the best for trying to squeeze in your makeup bag – but the the fact it’s comes with a mirror and is light doesn’t make it the worst palette either.
The palette features 10 shades and is a mixture of mattes and shimmers. The price of this palette is priced at £40 (from Beauty Bay). The pan sizes of these are huge – and are double the size of a MAC pan in weight, MAC pans are £10 for 1.5g, this equates to £4 per 3 gram pan. The palette is vegan and cruelty free also. The finish of the pans with the debossed Jeffree Star logo is a nice touch and it feels like a well thought out and finished palette.
On first impressions the palette could fool you for being quite bright and scary. But if you take away the neon pink, blue and purple shades it’s actually a pretty neutral palette. I think that’s why I was saving it and saving it, thinking I needed an appropriate time to wear coloured shadows – but that’s not the case at all.
Star Power – Bright Neon Pink Matte
Princess – Frosty Lilac Pink Shimmer
Violence – Shimmery Purple Cranberry
Rich Bitch – Yellow Gold Shimmer
Courtney – Matte Peachy Brown
Expensive – Teal Shimmer with fine teal glitter
Confession – Copper Red Shimmer
Vanity – Dark Cool Toned Matte Brown with a plum undertone
China White – Matte Cream
Black Rainbow – Pigmented Matte Black with fine multicoloured Microglitter
For the most part these shadows are soft, buttery, pigmented and blend beautifully. There’s only one shade ‘Violence’ that I find awkward to work with. For some reason –that shade is a little sheerer than the rest, it takes longer to build pigmentation up, once it’s on it looks great, but it’s 2/3 swatches above with my finger, so with a brush it’s slightly worse. The copper cranberry shade ‘Confession’ initially disappointed me I had similar problems with applying it although it swatched beautifully, I’ve just learnt that that one picks up on some brushes much better than others, now I know which ones work well I’ve reached for this shade a lot!
Courtney has fast become a shade that I reach for a lot, I like the peachy undertone that this matte is, and makes a great transition shade. China White was initially a shade which I thought I wouldn’t use often, but I’ve found myself using this a lot as a brow bone highlight and transitioning towards the inner corner.
The one thing this palette lacks for me is an absolutely popping bright ka-pow inner corner highlight shade. I’ve reach for my Makeup Geek Voltage pan more often than not as there’s not s a shade in here that I feel works really well – unless I’m staying in the purple/pink spectrum.
So far I’m really impressed with this palette, after an initial saving it, the one shade I haven’t used on my eyes yet is star power, because I have no idea how to create a look with it, but I’m going to experiment on a day between Christmas and New Year. I’ll keep you posted.
The Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette is £40 and is available from Beauty Bay in the UK, they also do ship worldwide.
What do you think of Jeffree Star Beauty Killer?
Product received for free at an event, but views reflective of my experience with the product. Post contains affiliate links.