Is Jeffree Star Cosmetics Alien Palette Worth the Hype?

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics while I do not agree with everything Jeffree Star does his packaging and products are pretty memorable. For my birthday, my sister got me the Alien Palette which contains 18 shadows inside of an alien head shaped packaging complete with faux leather and 3D eyes. It includes both metallic and matte formulas for a total of $52. Now being 100% honest, I’m probably going to either take out the 3D eyes or depot the entire palette into an empty one so it’s easier to store in my eyeshadow collection. Similar to what I have done with the Blood Sugar palette. So, today I’m asking if this palette is worth the hype as it has sold out several times since it was initially released.

The Alien palette comes in a large, pink faux leather alien head with 3D eyes. It has a small stripe of leather in the back that holds the palette together. There is a magnetic in the tip of the head that holds the palette closed for the most part if you slide it left or right. One thing I have noticed with my palette is the part that has the magnet is comes apart often to the point I had to pop it back into place. Also the top of the palette does not lie flat on the bottom, it touches in a few places but not everywhere. A really minor detail but I felt it was worth noting. Due to the size of the palette it’s a bit hard to use the mirror, hold it and apply eyeshadow all at the same time. Now as I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I’m probably going to depot the palette when this review goes live just to make it easier for storage.

  • Pluto: Icy peach/yellow duochrome
  • Titan: Matte ivory bonewhite
  • Alien: Neon bright green metallic
  • Intersellar: White gold metallic
  • Abduction: Matte chartreuse
  • UFO: Green gold metallic
  • Gravitea: Matte peachy nude
  • Martian Soil: Matte mustard
  • Flying Saucer: Matte teal green
  • Phone Home: Matte mauve brown
  • Moon Rock: Metallic forest green gold
  • X-Files: Matte khaki army green
  • Ghost OG: Matte dark army green almost grey
  • Area 51: Matte rich, royal purple
  • Space Cowboy: Metallic warm tone burgundy/brown
  • Probe: Metallic green/burgundy brown duochrome
  • Tall Grey: Matte grey with blue undertone
  • Black Hole: Matte black

If you would like to see some of the looks I created with this palette, check out my previous post on this palette where I shared three looks with this palette. My favorite shades from the palette have to be Probe, Space Cowboy, and Pluto. I have been living for these shades. I think every look that I shared in my previous post included that shade in some fashion. You can go really neutral, green, yellow, colorful or smokey using this palette. Honestly there were so many combinations and I’ve made many more since that post went live. Follow my Instagram for some of those looks. I am going to be continuing on with revisiting other palettes for the blog but this palette isn’t just going to go into the collection and get forgotten about.

I don’t have issues with blending any of the colors but would recommend to layer versus going in all at once with the pigmentation. I have nothing negative to say about the quality or performance. The mattes are nicely pigmented without causing fall out on the cheeks and the metallics are insanely buttery just the way I love them. Plus it’s got my favorite duochromes so I cannot complain about the palette. So final verdict, I do think it’s a great palette with a large variety of looks that you can create.


Love ya,

Mae Polzine

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  1. April 30, 2019 / 4:38 PM

    That packaging would kill me. Not ideal!

    • Mae Polzine
      April 30, 2019 / 4:41 PM

      Agreed it’s massive, almost the size of my head which makes it hard to store. I did end up taking the pans out into an empty magnetic palette (though I broke a few shades in the process).
      ♥ Mae

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