Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Lust Palette

Jeffree Star Cosmetics is a brand I only began to shop last year in November after following Shane Dawson series about the Conspiracy collection. I'd always heard good things about Jeffree Star Cosmetics and after managing to get the Conspiracy palette for myself, I've experienced the brand and fallen for their eyeshadow formulas and coveted collections. Today, I'm going to be finally reviewing the beautiful and gorgeously purple Blood Lust Artistry Palette.


I've always been a huge fan of purple and pink eye looks so when I saw this collection, I knew it was one I'd love. I didn't buy it straight away despite the fact that I knew I wanted it. I waited to read review after review and then swatched my sister's palette before buying my own. I was sure I wanted it even after reading mixed reviews.


Packaging

First of all, the packaging is absolutely and utterly gorgeous. The crushed velvet is so lovely and luxurious and the clasp is just as luxurious. The whole palette packaging screams: expensive and to be honest.. it is. My favourite thing has got to be the gold-stamped logo though. It's really lovely and finishes off the palettes look.

The Palette

The first time I opened the palette, I wowed. It was just as pretty as I expected and I love the colours. I know there's been a whole thing about people not liking the colour scheme and expecting more purples but I really like that they are contrasting shades and it isn't entirely purple. I'm really happy that there's a good range of purples and I think the only thing I'm disappointed about is that there isn't like a true, royal purple in there like the palette's velvet. I can see that maybe Blood Queen is as close to it as you'll get in here and I know it might be a tricky colour to make, but I would have loved to see a deep but vivid royal purple.

Colours

In the launch of this collection, Jeffree announced a new 'extreme wet' formula with two of the shades in this formula. Alongside the new formula, the palette contains mattes, four metallics, a foil and a matte with sparkle. Just looking at the palette there are tons of looks I can think of to create showing it's versatility. I'm also happy to see a nude shade, muted purples for a 'toned down' look and bright contrasting colours that work well with purples for a more 'daring' makeup look.

So far, my favourites have got to be Wet Jewel (obviously), Vivid Mood, Scandal Water, Beauty Sleep and Bleeding Heart. I'm also in awe of Executioner but I'm not sure how I'm going to work it into one of my bright 'everyday' looks! I also think Monarch and Royal Pain are going to be great blending shades and it's nice to see green contrasting shades instead of the obvious oranges.

These colours are definitely not for your everyday look and for something that's a little more 'fun' and 'out there' but it doesn't mean you can't make it look everyday. Sweeping one of the lighter shades of purple over the lid and a simple eyeliner could look really good. I personally love adding colour to my looks and so this palette doesn't disappoint me at all.

Final Thoughts...

The mixed reviews I read before posting my own left me feeling really unsure about whether this palette was worth the £54 it is. I never spend that sort of money on a palette and so if I was, it had to be good. For me personally, I love it.
I love, love, love the colours and I think they are great quality and highly pigmented. I'm thoroughly impressed with the new extreme wet formulas and I think all the shades are very well pigmented. I did noticed that some shades are extremely chalky which means there's a lot of fallout in the pan. I lightly touched vivid mood with a fluffy brush and it went absolutely everywhere. It worries me a little bit because I don't like the idea of wasting product but if I had to choose between no fallout and pigmentation, I choose pigmentation because I can deal with a little fallout.
The packaging is to die for but because it's so big it doesn't sit well in a makeup drawer and takes up an awful lot of space. I would have liked to seen packaging like the other blood collections but I also think it works really well as a hexagon. I'm torn on this one.

As to whether I think it's £54... for me it is. I love makeup and wear colours like this everyday so I'll be using it all the time. I always make sure to invest in a great eye primer too so that my looks can be brighter and last longer making it more worth it for me. But... it's entirely up to you whether you'd spend that money on this or not. It all depends on what you like and what you want from a palette. I didn't buy this on an impulse and I truly thought about it and researched before clicking that buy button.

What are your thoughts on the Jeffree Star Blood Lust Artistry Palette?
Do you like the colours or are they not for you?

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