After the disappointment of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette, I found myself craving a pigmented and blendable eyeshadow palette with green and blue pops of colour. I’d put off buying the Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette for a while due to price but decided that anything had to be better than Subculture and considering it was actually cheaper at £40, it found itself in my basket. Once it arrived I was instantly excited. From the large pans, vivid shades, massive mirror to the girly pink packaging – I instantly loved the feel of the palette.
Androgyny contains 2 metallic and 8 matte shadows and is described as a more neutral collection. The top line of shadows is definitely more neutral and wearable for everyday but it’s the second line that has me utterly in love. From the perfect purple which matches the Androgyny Liquid Lipstick exactly and is the feature shadow of the palette, to the bright blues – these shades are not for the faint hearted. I desperately hoped the formula was as high pigmented as it looked in the pans and I was excited to get swatching.
These shadows are not messing around. Each pan is highly pigmented and feels incredibly soft and creamy. They apply so effortlessly and blend seamlessly which makes applying makeup so much easier. The swatches were just so easy to do and were achieved with one swipe – very impressive.
I decided to create a simple eye look using just 2 shades of the palette and one of Jeffree’s Skin Frosts in the inner corner. Teamed with a cat eye, I thought this look was super simple yet pretty. It also took barely any time at all as the shadows are just so pigmented and blend like a dream.
After priming my eye, I applied the lightest matte shade Safe Word all over my lid and up into my crease. This is my transitional colour so that the bright pop of purple wasn’t so garish and more of a soft look. I then applied Androgyny to the outer corner, blending up into my crease and towards the centre of my lid. I then took a clean fluffy brush and blended out my crease for a softer look. For a pop of shimmer, I took Jeffree’s Skin Frost in Lavender Snow to my inner corner, gently blending up towards the centre of my eye. Then I added some eyeliner, mascara and of course Jeffree’s Androgyny Liquid Lipstick and I was good to go. All in all, it took about 5 minutes to create which is perfect if you want a high quality look but you’re in a rush.
Overall I really enjoyed using this palette and have found myself reaching for it most days, even when creating more subtle and natural makeup looks. It lasts a really fair amount of time before creasing, some days I have worn this palette for 12 hours and then gone to the gym and it’s still intact! I love the individual shades and the different combinations you can create however I feel like the palette is really missing a cool toned metallic shade. This would tie in beautifully with the blue shades and I have to dig around in other palettes to complete a makeup look. But if warm tones are your thing, I think you’ll really enjoy this palette.
Emily Mae x