Reviewing the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Thirsty Palette

I am about 2 months late reviewing this palette, but I’ve just been enjoying my summer too much to stop and properly review it! The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Thirsty eyeshadow palette is the brand’s Summer 2018 release and it has colours that boast the season’s most on-trend shades. It’s a 15-pan palette with 10 matte shades and 5 new ‘ultra-metallic’ shades in a brand new formula. I bought mine from Beauty Bay for £45 and had it shipped to Malaysia since I’m home for the holiday.

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The palette is lovely and sleek with a large mirror, perfect for travel, and comes with a really hardy plastic slip to cover the pans. The pans are slightly larger than that of the Blood Sugar palette (you can read my review on it here) and have the JS logo pressed onto it. I really love the colour selection for this palette. It’s unlike anything Jeffree has released before, and I think the shades are very on-trend for summer, especially with that canary yellow and peachy shades. The metallics in the middle cover all the necessary foiled shades you would need (a silver, a pale gold, a firey orangey copper, a rose gold and a bronze) and there is definitely all you need for neutral look as well as a look with a pop of colour.

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Here are swatches of all the shades. Overall I was generally quite happy with the quality of the shadows except for the shade ‘Quench’- which was sadly the shade I was most excited for!!! I don’t mean to be shady and compare palettes, but the yellow shade from the Lunar Beauty Life’s a Drag palette is way more pigmented. The shade ‘Biiitch!’ was also a bit of a let-down in terms of pigmentation as it got really lost in the eye-look I created below and despite me putting so much of it in the crease, it disappeared. Despite this, all of the mattes blend very easily. The ultra-metallic shades are really nice, and are suuuuuper pigmented with a brilliant shine. The shades ‘Snatched’ and ‘Filthy Rich’ are on the chunkier side (which I personally don’t mind) but the rest are very smooth, and I LOOOOVE the shade ‘Lick’ which is such a unique orangey-copper.

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Here is the eye-look I created. I used the shades ‘Kumquat’, ‘Stroke’ and ‘Biiitch!’ (even though you can’t see it) in the crease; ‘Drizzle’ in the outer corner; ‘Filthy Rich’ and ‘Lick’ on the lid; ‘Submerge’ and ‘Splash’ on the lower lash line and ‘Filthy Rich’ and ‘Quench’ in the inner corner. I reeeeally struggled trying to make that yellow pop in the inner corner, which was a little annoying. The other ‘problem’ I had was a bit of glitter fall-out from the chunkier metallic shades when used dry. This wasn’t a problem after using a wet brush, so I’d definitely recommend doing that as they are very very pretty shades!

Overall I do really like the shade combinations and quality of most of the eyeshadows in this palette. It’s just a real shame the shade I was most excited about was a bit of a flop! I brought this palette on my beach holiday with me and it was a really easy palette to travel with. The only shade I was missing was a black or really really deep brown so it would be difficult to do a real smokey look, but I enjoyed it just the same.

What are your thoughts on this palette? Do you like the colour combination?

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