Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette

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Ah, the Androgyny palette. I almost didn't buy this because I wasn't the biggest fan of the Beauty Killer palette. Most of the colors in that one just did not work for me, no matter what I did with them. However, I decided to give this one a chance when Jeffree said that they reformulated the shadows, and it turned out to be pretty good. I will say, the mattes swatch terribly for the most part, but what a difference when you use them on your eyes! They work far better with a brush than they do just swatching them with your finger.

As you can see in the photo above, the outside box that the palette came in was a deep maroon. I think it would have been awesome if the palette itself was that color as well - it seems like it would suit the colors inside better. But, they stuck with the Jeffree hot pink theme. Instead of being smooth like the first palette, this one has a snakeskin pattern on it.
The mirror on the inside is a pretty good size, and it has an antique style border around it. Inside are 10 shadows, each 0.09 oz.

Frosting is a pale gold shimmer.
Safe Word is the perfect transition shade - a pale tan matte.
Charm is a cool orange matte.
Deja Vu is a metallic copper. This on is insanely pigmented!
Dominatrix is a matte brown with a slight red tone to it.
Androgyny is a matte mauvey purple.
Fetish is a deep shimmery red with red sparkles.
Military is a matte army green and this is by far my favorite shade in the palette. This is definitely the one that stands out and is most unique.
Poison is a matte teal. This one performs so much better on the eyes than how it swatched here, I promise!
Swallow is a matte deep blue. Same as Poison, this one performs much better with a brush. It definitely has a drier texture, which might be why it doesn't swatch that well.
It's weird to me because Posion and Swallow look almost identical on the skin, even though Poison is more green and Swallow is more blue in the pan. Other than that little detail, I have been enjoying the palette. At first I thought the mattes were going to be awful because of how they swatched, but that just goes to show you can't always rely on just finger swatching!!

The shadows blend very nicely on the eyes and are a huge step up from the Beauty Killer palette. I know so many people loved that one, but I just couldn't get it to work for me. I'm wondering if it was a quality control issue where some of the ones that went out were just duds? Either way, I enjoy the Androgyny palette far more than Beauty Killer!

You can purchase the palette from Jeffree Star Cosmetics or from Beautylish, which is where I got mine! (Beautylish ships much faster so I usually stick with them!)

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