About a month ago or so I bought the Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette, after wanting to try it out for a very long time. I have been using it on and off for the past month now so I thought I would write a review for you guys to tell you what I think of it!
First thing’s first. This eyeshadow palette is on sale on beautybay for €44.50. In the palette you get 10 shades which each are 2.52g or 0.09oz which is a lot if you compare it to other eyeshadow palettes. Obviously €44.50 is a lot of money for an eyeshadow palette and it definitely is a high-end brand, but for it being a high-end brand the price point is pretty reasonable in my opinion especially for the amount of product you get.
It comes in a purple-brown kind of box, that has the Jeffree Star logo and Androgyny in capitals. The actual eyeshadow palette is barbie pink (screams Jeffree) with a kind of crocodile inprint and has the same writing as the outer box. Inside it has a decent sized mirror with like a picture of a frame around it. I think the packaging is pretty, pink is usually not the first colour I go to, for anything but I think it represents Jeffree really well, and the crocodile print gives it a very nice touch. I never really use the mirrors in palettes (I know, shocker, I’m probably like the only one), but for other people I think this would be very handy. I do really like the idea of the frame around it, I think it’s very unique since I haven’t seen it on any other palette yet.
So far for packaging, now onto the important part, the actual eyeshadows. (I am not the best at swatching, sorry). There are 8 matte shades in the palette and two metallics. The only eyeshadows that I haven’t used on my eyes yet are ‘androgyny’ and ‘charm’, so I can’t tell you anything about that one, but I can about the rest. Let’s start with the metallics. They are so incredibly pigmented, both of them. I was shocked (reference intended) when I first tried them on, without wetting my brush, they come off just as metallic in the swatch as on the eyes, they did not disappoint.
As far as the mattes go, I have mixed opinions. Half of the ones I have tried I like, and half of them I don’t necessarily. ‘Safe word’, ‘military’ and ‘fetish’ are beautiful. ‘Safe word’ is a very light beige which I typically use as a first transition shade or to set my eyeshadow primer. ‘Military’ is a dirty green which I think looks very pretty as long as you don’t expect a real bright green, because it’s not and it doesn’t pretend to be in the pan. ‘Fetish’ has to be my absolute favourite shade in the whole palette of all the mattes, it’s such a pretty burgundy kind of colour, and the pigmentation again is incredible. The shadows I am less impressed with are ‘dominatrix’, ‘poison’ and ‘swallow’. ‘Swallow’ I don’t like because of the colour pay-off, it looks like a bright blue in the pan but it comes off as a really dirty blue. ‘Poison’ comes out as the colour in the pan but I don’t like that colour at all, I think it’s a very dirty blue and I wouldn’t wear it. ‘Dominatrix’ I think is a beautiful colour but when I tried blending it, I couldn’t. Now I need to play around with this shade some more so maybe I will be able to work with it next time, but that is my verdict for now.
So my final thoughts:
Do I recommend this palette? To be honest, even though there are some shades that I don’t like, it doesn’t necessarily mean that others won’t like it. Plus there are some other beautiful shades in here and I still can’t get over the metallics, so the answer is yes, I would recommend this palette. If you want to splurge on a palette and you like the colours, go for it!