I’ve talked over and over again about my love for Jeffree Star Cosmetics but guess what? I’m not going to stop. Jeffree has just dropped the Love Sick collection which includes the Blood Sugar Palette, four liquid lipsticks, there lip ammunitions, three lip scrubs, a mini lipstick box, two handheld mirrors and a holo make up bag. He’s been hard at work!
I adore the colours of this entire collection, perfect for Valentine’s Day with a bad bitch attitude. One thing I have a weakness for is luxurious packaging so as soon as the reveal photo was dropped, I knew I had to get this collection! The palette was released at the start of this year but of course, sold out almost immediately. (FOUR MINUTES) I patiently waited for the palette to stock on the UK retailer, Beauty Bay’s site to avoid drastic shipping costs. Spoiler alert – it was worth the wait.
It comes in a gorgeous white, glossy slip, kind of like what videos come in (or used to).
First we had the Beauty Killer palette which gave us the bold and fun loving colours (read my review of this palette here). Then Jeffree graced us with the Androgyny palette which was more of a neutral, everyday type of moment. (read my review of this palette here). The Blood Sugar Palette is a whole other realm. For starters, it’s a thicker box with eighteen shades instead of twelve. You get a lot of product in this one, so it really is worth your money. This palette retails for 52$ which works out at about 2.80$ per shadow so it’s very reasonable, especially for the luxurious feel of the packaging and the performance of each shade.
The concept of this collection is original and unique, inviting artists to delve into the depths of their creative side. Of course, there are also neutral shades for an everyday type of vibe, but it’s the vibrant reds, pinks and plums that really give this palette its abstract appeal.
The packaging is a gorgeous red faux leather material. It’s inspired by a doctors medical box – Jeffree’s creativity never fails to amaze me! What I love most about this is the unique metal clasps. As soon as you open the palette you can smell the faux leather material (kind of smells like shoe shops). This attention to detail is unparalleled and something that makes the palette feel a lot more special. I always appreciate when brands take the time to perfect their forumulas and really finesse their product to fit with their unique brand – and not just copy from the other cosmetics on the market. We live in an age where beauty and cosmetics is at an all time high and so it’s really important for brands to stand out from the huge crowd and throw something new and exciting onto the market. We’ve all seen eyeshadow palettes, pretty much every colour combo has been done before and there’s hundreds of new products hitting our screens every single day. That’s why I’m such a fan of Jeffree Star Cosmetics, as controversial as its owner may be – there’s no denying his creativity or the beauty of the products he puts out.
If neon and vibrant colours aren’t really your everyday style, the top row offers a selection of shades perfect for a warm brown, casual smokey eye.
Glucose – a gorgeous pure white matte shade that would be great for setting any concealer or eyeshadow primer. I really love the shade China White from the Beauty Killer Palette but I’ve hit pan (the worst thing ever) and it’s almost ran out so this will be a great alternative!
Sugarcane – soft cool toned brown that’s great for a transition shade in the crease.
Cake mix – a slightly deeper brown that is great for building up the colours. This is my ideal transition colour due to the gorgeous slight orange and warm undertones. I like it because it reminds me of the shade Courtney (another shade from the Beauty KillerPalette) which I’ve also ran out of.
Ouch – a warmer toned camel brown matte colour. You can never ever have too many warm toned browns and that’s a promise.
Donor – a metallic glitter shade. This gold colour is a different formula to the rest as it is a pressed glitter. Top tip: this shade works a lot better if you apply it with your finger rather than a brush.
Intravenous – a dark, chocolate brown with red undertones.
The second row is a selection of the more valentines day-esque shades with vibrant pinks and daring purple tones.
Candy Floss – a pink shimmer shade. I’ve been looking for a shade like this for months to put in my Z-Palette so I was so happy when I saw this shade! It’s to die for, truely.
Tongue pop – A matte, orange toned pink which easily takes place as my favourite shade in the entire palette. It’s gorgeous to use as a transitional shade if you’re going to be going in with the bright reds and pinks in the palette.
Sweetener – A lovely metallic peachy pink with a golden undertone.
Cavity – A very vibrant neon pink. It’s a lot more purple in comparison to Star Power from the Beauty Killer palette, but no less than gorgeous. A little definitely goes a long way with this so go easy on the pan!
O Positive – a muted cool toned grey matte colour with muave undertones. You don’t see many greys in eyeshadow palette these days so I’m really happy this one was included!
Root Canal – An ultraviolet pink/purple hybrid that has gorgeous pigmentation. I’ve heard that purples are extremely hard to create but this one is amazing!
The third row is reds and purples representative of the whole concept of the palette and the love sick collection.
Prick – a bright red, orange toned matte. This one also only needs a tiny amount on the brush to create gorgeous colour pay off – less is more!
Cherry Soda – the reddest of the reds – this represents what the whole palette is about!
Fresh Meat – mulberry purple toned red to complete the red trio.
Blood Sugar – a dark rusty metallic red that will be great to use at Christmas due to the slight copper tone!
Extraction – plum burgundy matte berry tone.
Coma – very deep purple matte.
Lets talk about the formula of these shadows! When you have eyeshadows that are high in pigment, you’re bound to get a little fall out. We can’t have everything, right? When you’re picking up the shadow on your brush, the pan can get a little powdery too. I find that if you only pick up a slight bit of product on your brush and tap off any excess, then that elimimates any problems. Like I said, the shadows are intensley pigmented so you really only need the tiniest of amounts to create a show stopping look. Final verdict? This palette is for sure worth the hype.
Thanks so much for reading! I hope this review was helpful, let me know if you’re going to pick this palette up!