When I first found out that Gigi Hadid was going to launch her own makeup line with Maybelline New York, I was honestly a little bit skeptical. There have already been so many celebrity collabs with makeup brands lately that I wondered if anyone else can top Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line, among others. Here is my first-hand (honest) scoop on her Jetsetter Palette!
The palette itself comes with a holographic sleeve. The packaging is a nice light blush color with a matte finish. The mirror is really big, but the palette might be a little too bulky to travel with (unless it’s really worth bringing everywhere). The palette color and the brushes that come with it reminds me of Kim Kardashian’s KKW line. I’m personally a fan of the color choice though.
This palette comes with the ff:
2 concealer shades
2 lip balm shades
1 shimmery eye shadow, 3 matte eyeshadows
1 blush, 1 contour shade, 1 highlighter
1 travel-size mascara
1 dual-ended eyeshadow brush, 1 mini powder brush
At first glance all the shades in the palette seem wearable, but I was personally not a fan of the eyeshadow colors in the palette (the colors are either super light or super dark, no in-between crease shades).
First up, the CONCEALERS:
It comes with 2 shades – one that is too light for my skin, and the other that’s too dark. I’m an NC35 in MAC and there seemed to be no shade perfect for my tone in the palette. I know that you could mix the shades, but *ain’t nobody got time for that* lol! I’d rather carry 1 perfect shade with me rather than stress myself in mixing two shades all the time.
The concealer itself was really thin – it doesn’t seem to be that good in terms of coverage.
The lip balms came in two shades. I was a little bit excited to try the Nude shade because it looked so pretty, but it turned out too light for my skin. The color of the Pink shade was really nice though.
The formula is not thick at all, so it might moisturize the lips but only for a very short time. I wouldn’t rely on these lip balms alone (Carmex is life).
Don’t even bother with the blush brush. It’s so synthetic that it feels very stiff and horrible on the skin. It doesn’t pick-up product well either.
The dual-ended eyeshadow brush is pretty decent though – especially the blending brush! It’s not bad.
The eyeshadows were very chalky apart from the highlighter shade. SO. MUCH. FALLOUT.
The base shade is a very cool-toned pink that didn’t suit my skin (I looked dead). The crease and liner shades might be more complimentary to wider skin tones, and I am more willing to work with these shades than the others.
The highlighter eyeshadow is the best among the four shades. It’s buttery and the pigment is great. Great for topping up the other shadows, or for highlighting the inner corners of the eyes.
BLUSH, BRONZER, HIGHLIGHTER:
It was a difficult for me to apply the blush shade because the product was so narrowly placed in the palette. I would’ve imagined the blush to take up more space than the highlighter, but it didn’t! It was so easy to accidentally have some contour shade in your brush while trying to get the blush product on.
The blush was too pink for my liking, but the contour shade color is not bad.
In terms of formulas, the blush and contour shades were also very chalky like the eyeshadows. One thing I can say though is that despite being chalky, the shades were very pigmented. A little tap with a brush is already a lot. I’m not 100% confident about its lasting power though. Upon application, the product seems to just sit on top of the skin.
As for the highlighter – I LOVE IT. I think this is the best product that the palette has. I would totally wear the highlighter because it’s so buttery, and the shade is gorgeous! It’s comparable to Urban Decay’s highlighters (with slightly more visible glitter specks).
FAVES AND HATES?
I was very disappointed with the matte powder products – eyeshadows, blush, and bronzer. Too chalky and not easy to pick-up. Definitely not going to be reaching for those in the palette.
One thing I love though is the mini Colossal mascara! Will be carrying this around in my bag for mascara touch-ups.
Another favorite from the palette is the highlighter of course! It gave me the perfect glow to my skin. I applied it with a Real Techniques brush.
But would I really be carrying the whole palette just to use this highlighter? Maybe not. I have a travel-sized Becca that’s 1/8 the size of the palette and does the job for me.
So is this palette worth your $29.99?
If you’re a die-hard Gigi Hadid fan who wants to support her new endeavor, maybe yes.
Otherwise, don’t waste your money! The standout products in the palette are not enough to spend almost $30 on.
The packaging gave me slightly higher hopes but I was a little bit disappointed with the products inside. It’s pretty to look at though (and that mirror is huge!).
What did you think of this palette? Were you a fan, or did you have the same thoughts as me? Let me know below. 😉