Before I begin with the review, I wanted to share a few pictures from yesterday from when I went to the renaissance festival at Kronborg Castle. At the festival, we visited some shops, saw a witch trial, and toured the castle as well.
Even though I tend to wear more natural shades of eyeshadow, I purchased the Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Eyeshadow Palette to try new looks outside of my comfort zone. The palette includes 10 shadows with a matte, frost, and glitter finish as well as a good-sized mirror.The 10 shades include:
- Star Power: neon pink with a matte finish
- Princess: pale pink with a frost finish
- Violence: plum with a frost finish
- Rich Bitch: gold with a glitter finish
- Courtney: peach with a matte finish
- Expensive: teal with a frost finish
- Confession: burgundy with a frost finish
- Vanity: dark brown with a matte finish
- China White: pale cream with a matte finish
- Black Rainbow: black with a multi-colored glitter finish
I love the variety of shades and finishes especially since most of the shades are unique from the palettes I already own. The variety of shades makes the palette versatile and great for both day and night looks. The shadows have good pigment and apply smoothly, but with primer they are more vibrant and blend more easily. There is a bit fallout with the shadows, but not as bad as some palettes like the Urban Decay Moondust Palette and the Tarte Swamp Queen Palette. With primer, the shadows do last all day without fading or creasing, but without primer, the shades are more dull, crease, and slightly fade. My favorite shades in this palette are Expensive and Princess because I love the colors and the frost finish. Even though most of the shadows have minimal fallout and good pigment, I do have a problem with several of the shadows. The shade Rich Bitch is flaky, which leads to a lot more fallout compared to the other shades in this palette. Besides Rich Bitch, another shade I have a problem with is Star Power because it stains my skin and eyelids, but using primer does help reduce the staining. Another problem I have is that several shades look different from the pan especially Violence, which looks more purple in the pan, but is actually a plum color. Despite these problems, I think this palette is a good buy because the shades are the unique and versatile, and the pan size is large compared to most other palettes.Overall, the shadows have good pigment and last all day with primer, but several of the shades are problematic.
$45 at Jeffree Star Cosmetics