Hey guys, hope you’ve all had as good a week as I have!
This week I’m super excited because my Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette arrived and I’ve been playing around with it quite a bit. I love this palette! It’s so versatile and so easy to work with and can we just take a minute to appreciate these colours?! Ten shades of utter gorgeousness. Buttery, blendable, highly pigmented, and just all kinds of lovely. Not to mention the entire thing is cruelty-free and vegan friendly. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that I’ve given away 99% of my Mac eyeshadows since this beauty arrived and I haven’t missed a single one.
Anyway, back to today’s makeup looks. That’s right, two totally different looks. I wanted to do a look using some of the beautiful bright colours in this palette, but the natural/darker colours are also so gorgeous that I couldn’t help but create a more wearable, everyday look with them. So first, the wearable, more natural look. Great for work, dates, nights out, whatever you want.
My base is the same on both looks and that’s done as below:
- Nyx HD Primer
- Nyx Stay Matte But Not Flat liquid foundation in shade Ivory
- Sleek Makeup Cream Contour Kit in shade Light
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in shade Fair
- Coty Airspun Powder in Translucent
- Mac Eyeshadow in Fig 1 for blush
- Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting palette
- China White all over lid and brow bone
- Courtney through the crease as a transition colour
- Vanity on outside third of lid and to further define crease
- Confession laid over outside half of lid to blend out Vanity
- Vanity and Confession on lower lash line, blended
- Nyx Two Timer eyeliner kohl in Black to tightline
- Mac Eye Kohl in Fascinating to line lower waterline
- Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette to highlight inner corners
- Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes in Black Vinyl for mascara
- China White all over as base
- Courtney as transition colour through the crease
- Star Power on outside third of lid and through the crease to define
- Rich Bitch packed onto remainder of lid with finger, then blended with Star Power with fluffy brush
- Nyx Two Timer eyeliner pen in black to shape the wing
- Wing filled in with Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Liner in black
- Tightline and waterline lined with Two Timer kohl
- Maybelline Lash Sensational in black on top and bottom lashes
- Huda Beauty Faux Mink Lashes in #12 Farah
- Mac eye kohl in Fascinating over inner corner
- More Rich Bitch as inner corner highlight
- Lower lash line is mirroring the lid
My lip colour on the natural look is Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in shade Berlin, and for the bright look I opted for a more nude lip, choosing Mac’s Pro Longwear Lip Creme in Overtime.
There is, as much as it pains me to say it, one rather disappointing problem with the Beauty Killer Palette. Rich Bitch is the most beautiful bright gold, but the amount of fall out I got from it was extreme. I went to apply it with a flat shadow brush and it went all over my base, all over my makeup table, and all over my black jeans… Not ideal. Still, 90% perfection rate is pretty darn good! None of the other shades seem to have so much fall out, and they’re all, without exception, super soft and blendable. They’re very buildable too, which is great if you don’t want such a neon-level colour payoff!
All in all I really do adore this palette, and I know that I’ll get plenty of use out of all the colours, including the bright ones. The other thing I love is that it was packaged so securely, and shipped so quickly, that I waited less time for this to arrive from LA than I have for things to arrive from other parts of Scotland! The price is amazing too – including shipping and taxes I paid £39.60 which is such a good price for a beautiful and versatile product shipped thousands of miles!
Verdict: 9.5/10, will definitely re-purchase (I couldn’t knock a whole point off for Rich Bitch when everything else is so perfect now, can I?!)
Keep an eye out for a full review of the Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes mascara next week!