Hey everyone, so I’m coming at you today with a post that’s been a long time coming – my review of the Jeffree Star x Shane Dawson Conspiracy palette! If you read my wrap ups in like September/October-time, you’ll know that me and Ana were absolutely obsessed with the documentary; when the palette was eventually revealed I just knew I had to have it, because I love conspiracy theories (as we all know), and Shane and I’d never tried a JSC palette. Keep reading to find out my thoughts, and whether it’s worth the hype!
So I’ll start off, as always, by talking about the packaging. Because I had to order from JSC instead of Beauty Bay, it actually came in a bright pink box with their special collab tissue paper, which was pretty cool. The design of the palette’s box is really interesting, like I’ve never owned a palette that came in a box with these slide-out vibes and I really love the black and white hypnotic spiral with the raised gold lettering on top, as I think it looks really fun.
In terms of the palette itself: all I can say is wow. It’s so weighty and it feels really sturdy and luxurious when you hold it, and I really like the clasps and the gradual closure of it. The logo they came up with has metal badge vibes and I just think the whole spiral design has been really well-translated onto the like coffin-esque packaging.
And now onto the shades themselves! Firstly, to anyone wondering about the cohesion of the palette, I think it fits together really well and the colour combo is just so exciting to me; however, I think it could’ve perhaps benefitted from a darker sort of cool-toned outer corner brown, but you can mix the black and dark brown and get a similar effect, so it’s all good. I think that 18 shades is a pretty good amount and the pans are a good size, and also, can I just say, how cute are the pan designs!? Anyway enough gushing about how they look in the pans, let’s get onto the swatches!
So on row one (left to right/ top to bottom), we have: Ranch, my pills, Tanacon, diet root beer, just a theory and spiralling. Ranch is this really unique super pigmented and blinding metallic white shade with some slight light gold reflects and it’s just really great for the inner corners, or when you want a blinding browbone highlight. My pills is a pink-toned nude shade that’s perfect for an everyday lid look, or as a base shade in the crease, and Tanacon is like the perfect sort of fudge brown nude. Diet root beer is a nice warm-toned teddy brown colour, just a theory is a stunning coppery rose gold metallic shade, and then last but not least we have spiralling, which is a cool-toned dark brown with ashy silvery shimmer running through it.
Then on the second row (the party row in my creative eyes), we have: Conspiracy, pig-ment, food videos, Trisha, cheese dust and flaming hot. Conspiracy is a super cute lime-green metallic shimmer, pig-ment is an absolutely stunning rosey-pink matte shade and, aptly, super pigmented, and then food videos is a super unique neon yellow shade. And then we have Trisha, which is a super gorgeous and unique hot pink metallic with shimmer running through it; I’ve been absolutely loving using this. We then have cheese dust, which, again, is super pigmented and I absolutely love this for like a nice autumnal look, and then finally, we have the absolutely stunning flaming hot, which is my favourite kind of red – it’s like this very pigmented true red colour.
And then on the last row, we have: What’s the tea, diet cola, not a fact, sleep paralysis, illuminaTEA and my ride’s here. What’s the tea is a super unique sort of grungey pastel blue which really intrigued me, and I’m loving playing around with it so far. Diet cola is an absolutely blinding metallic silver shimmer, and not a fact is a sort of burgundy/ purple shade which needs a bit more building up, but is great for darkening up the outer corners. Then we have sleep paralysis, which is a super unique grey-brown metallic shimmer, illuminaTEA (love the name), which is a lizard-esque black/green metallic shade, and then last but not least my ride’s here, which is the most pigmented black I’ve ever tried (a little really does go a long way with this one).
And that’s the palette all swatched! I’ve included some of my fav looks I’ve done with it, and I have to say that I’ve been absolutely loving using it! There are so many unique and interesting shades and it really pushes you to be creative. It’s great for everyday or a colour explosion and I couldn’t be happier (that middle row is my SHIT, if you couldn’t tell). I’d wanted it for ages and for my first Jeffree Star palette, I’m definitely not disappointed as it blends really well, there’s so much variety and even though there’s a bit of fallout in the pans, it really doesn’t bother me as that’s just collateral with pigmented shadows really. It also stays on so well and applies great and yeah, I’d definitely recommend this palette if you wanna push yourself creatively; you won’t regret it! Let me know in the comments if you have the palette/ what you think of it, and I’ll see you in the next one!