Monday, 17 July 2017

Jeffree Star Androgyny Pallet Swatch & Review

When this pallet first came out I had no intent on buying it. It wasn’t till I was browsing through BeautyBliss that I had stumbled upon Jeffree Star Cosmetics range. The Androgyny pallet stood out to me immediately, Not only were the colours beautiful to look at but it also inspired me out of my makeup rut. After swatching the pallet I was sold on it even with the hefty price tag of $75.00NZD My Justification on buying this pallet was that it had unique shaded but also the pallet is vegan and cruelty free.


The pallet is beautiful packed in a deep maroon box with gold text & accent on the front. On the back of the box you have the fine print in white text with the ingredients & in pink text you have a brief description of the pallet. The actual pallet itself is in the classic Jeffery Star hot pink colour with a faux crocodile/snakeskin finish made from cardboard the gold text & accent is also is followed through onto the pallet itself. The back of the pallet has Jeffrey Stars social media links. Something that really stands out in this pallet is the fact that it had a beautiful big mirror. Even though the Androgyny pallet is big it is also perfect to travel with due to the big mirror and also the pallet is not heavy due to it being so thin. 


The Androgyny pallet is described as a neutral pallet which can be miss leading to some people depending on your definition of neutral but if you follow Jeffree Star then you can completely understand his thought process as his personality shines through out this pallet and into each shade. 

There are a total of 10 shades each of which are 2.52g per shade giving you a lot of product in each pan as a standard M.A.C eyeshadow only has 1.5g. The 10 shades of eyeshadow are a mix of matte & metallic with 8 out of 10 being super matte as described by Jeffree Star himself. These eyeshadows are beautifully pigmented with a buttery texture that glide on with each swatch. Due to it being so highly pigmented a little product goes a long way with most of the shades. I do recommend tapping of the excess product. The only shade I had difficulty working with was swallow as it was a lot more stiff then any of the other shades and blending it out was difficult. There was no fall out with these shadow, though when you are picking up the product there is a lot of kick back within the pan but thankfully it dose not have the same effect when applied to the eye which makes it a dream pallet for people who like to apply foundation first. 

Colours left to right: Frosting, Safe Word, Charm, Deja Vu, Dominatrix, Androgyny, Fetish, Military, Poison & Swallow
FROSTING
Frosting is a beautiful warm tone gold metallic not only is this beautiful on the eyes but also can be used as a highlighter on the cheeks. Frosting is best used wet on the eye. 









SAFE WORD
Safe Word is the perfect crease warm tone nude matte colour and can be used as a matte highlight for deeper skin tones. Using this shade as a base can make blending out brighter colours on top easy. 


CHARM
Charm is a soft warm tone orange and is perfect as a transition colour. This shade is highly pigmented and built up it can make this shade bright especially used on top of safe word. 


DÉJÀ VU
Deja Vu is a beautiful warm tone deep copper perfect for a all over lid colour. It is best used wet for a more intense lid colour. 








DOMINATRIX
Dominatrix is a warm tone matte rusty brown perfect as a crease or all over lid colour. You can smoke Dominatrix out to a beautiful smokey eye. Dominatrix paired with Frosting can really make any eye colour pop. 







ANDROGYNY
Androgyny is a unique muted matte purple. Androgyny is perfect as an all over lid and crease colour and also smoked out on its own all over the lids given a soft smokey eye. Androgyny is the perfect shade to use when you're in a rush or when you are having a lazy makeup day but need to look like you made an effort.


FETISH
Fetish is a beautiful warm tone rusty red, this colour is very intimidating in the pan but paired up with Deja Vu it can give you a beautiful rusty eye look. Not only it is beautiful as it own but working it into your out V can really deepen a look giving it a more romantic touch. 

MILITARY
Military is the perfect army green colour though it looks cool tone this colour is defiantly warm toned. This colour is perfect all over the lid smoked out or paired with poison & safe word. 

POISON
Poison is a muted warm tone forest green.  Poison was the shade that really drew me into this pallet. This cool tone colour is the perfect shade for a smoky eye or an all over lid colour paired up with Swallow.


SWALLOW 
Swallow is a cool mid tone blue. Using swallow to deepen the outer V while pairing it up with poison can give a smokey eye. If you want to your eye makeup to stand out then defiantly try it with frosting all over the lid and swallow smoked out in the crease. 









Over all this pallet is a unique take on a neutral pallet and is worth the hefty NZ price tag. Not only can you get some classic natural eye but you can also get creative with this pallet and create some beautiful unique look to make your eyes pop. If you're in need of some eyeshadow inspiration why not give this pallet ago. 





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