Today I am bringing you some eyeshadow palettes from the cruelty-free brand Jesse's Girl Cosmetics. It's been nearly five years since I met Jesse and Julie G at their booth at Cosmoprof North America. It's hard to believe it's been that long but what a blast that was. Jesse is hilarious and Julie G is kind and warm and I just fell in love with her. When the opportunity came to review the Sounds Of The City and the Natural Nudes Collection eyeshadow palettes, I jumped at the chance to work with them again. Let's take a look.
The Natural Nudes Collection palette, ($6.99), has ten warm shades ranging from a very light beige to a deep brown. The idea is that you can easily take this from day to night. Just pop it in your purse and you're ready to go anytime. It works from home to office to a night out and is travel friendly. When I gave a first glance on my social media channels, people were dying to see it swatched and reviewed. You can see why.
Isn't it pretty? It weighs 13 grams so it won't add bulk to your carry-on bag or your purse or backpack. It's got a nice ten pan selection of nudes...and hello, aren't we all just drawn to that amber in the top row? Yaaaaaaas!!
It swatches nicely. Because it is a nude palette, you're sure to find one of the colors will match your skintone and the bottom, second from the left, matched mine. However with a primer, you can enjoy any of the colors. Here is the top row in full on sun:
And inside my house:
And the bottom row:
And all together.
I've been wearing both palettes a lot over the past couple of weeks to get a feel for them so that I can give you my analysis. Somehow during that time, I didn't get a picture. I sent a lot of pictures to Snapchat but only saved one dorky picture from Snap...if you want to see it. I was trying out the Jesse's Girl matte liquid lipstick in the color Angelic. It's a beautiful coral rose. These are one of my top three favorite liquid lipstick formulas. It's lightweight when you apply it and yet is very long lasting. Super comfortable to wear and not drying whatsoever. They are just $3.99 each and I'm going to need every color!!
Again, you can take this palette from easy daytime to dramatic evening, and I've done so. For my skintone, the three shades on the top row that look similar...they show up similar on my eyes as well. For my personal coloring, more variation of these shades might make the palette a little better for me but at $6.99, I'm not complaining!!! I'm getting several looks that I can wear.
To me, the matte shades on the bottom of the palette have a stronger payoff than in the Natural Nudes Collection. Aren't these fun? You can certainly mix and match the palettes...I haven't done so yet in order to keep my opinion of each pure and set on each particular palette. I've worn this one a lot.
As a matter of fact, during the SAG Awards, I was observing the makeup trends and was playing around with a red carpet look. I noted all the nude eyes that I saw. It was like the Louvre...there were nudes everywhere!!! So I grabbed the Sounds Of The City Collection to do the beige lids that I was seeing, and threw a little drama in the crease to satisfy my craving and this is what I came up with.
I'm having a lot of fun creating with these palettes. They have medium pigmentation...not too light and not too heavy. The colors are buildable. I have to be careful with the Sounds Of The City Collection or I can make it too monotone on my skintone. You just can't beat the bargain of this cruelty-free brand.
You can purchase Jesse's Girl Cosmetics at their website, Amazon.com, and Rite-Aid. Don't overlook this brand. They have some of my favorite nail polishes and lipglosses, too. Be sure to keep up with them on social media on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest and now on Snapchat as well.
What are your favorite items from Jesse's Girl Cosmetics?