This girl is becoming a Jaclyn Hill fan. Not to say that I’m a Hillster, but I think close to becoming one. I think I need a few more of her creations to convert me. Meanwhile, let me review the eyeshadow palette that was initially a part of her Champagne Glow collection.
JACYLYN HILL HAS EYES
The ultimate luxe must-have palette with 5 NEW limited edition eyeshadows designed to enhance the eyes, features flattering warm neutrals with a mix of lustrous and matte shades. The palette includes the exclusive Champagne Pop inspired shade for the eyes created by Jaclyn Hill, Champagne Toast.
The Champagne Collection Eye Palette is a 5-eyeshadow palette composed of the following shades: Chardonnay Sheer is described as a gold with flashes of pink and soft yellow. Champagne Toast is described as reflective peach with a dash of cinnamon. Cordial Matte is a rose with warm undertones. Cognac is a matte coffee. And, Bordeaux Rich is described as a matte wine with chocolate undertones. These are set in a golden rectangular, plastic compact with each eyeshadow weighing about 1.7g / 0.06 oz and a total of 8.5g / 0.3 oz.
Sadly though, both the company and Jaclyn Hill decided the need to pull out the palette after getting a lot of negative reviews. (You can read more details here.) I managed to order via @sweets_16_ph during the early online release last May 26. As I was waiting for its delivery, I was wondering all along if the palette I’ll get will be one of the bad ones or — keeping my fingers crossed — one of the good ones.
Anyway back to the palette on hand, it’s aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. And yes, the mattes can be a bit patchy and some were dry but I’ve experienced drier and more patchy matte shades on other eyeshadows before. Cordial Matte is too sheer for my liking but it makes for a good transition shade. Champagne Toast and Bordeaux have decent pigmentation going on but not all that impressive as compared to my favorites which are Chardonnay and Cognac. All were fairly easy to blend and had an average wear of 6 hours before creasing on my oily lids without a primer. The consistency and formula of the eyeshadows are not the same, I very much agree on that but I believe the palette that landed on my doorstep is one of the good ones.
I’m truly fortunate to have owned something that Jaclyn Hill had a hand in producing (even if it’s just a single shade), is a limited edition and have been pulled so abruptly from the market even before the date of its release in stores. I hope Becca or Jaclyn Hill have learned something out of this ordeal too. So they might make another eyeshadow palette that will please everyone.
Were you able to grab this palette? What are your thoughts about it?
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