The new, limited edition Maybelline Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette launched last week along with the Gigi Hadid West and East Coast Glam Glow Collection at Ulta. As you know Maybelline teamed up with Gigi to not only create the all-in-one Jetsetter Palette but also an entire color cosmetics range inspired by the West and the East Coast.
The Jetsettle Palette is probably one of the most expensive palettes that Maybelline has released at $29.99. I snagged it with a 20% Off coupon but that still didn’t bring the price down dramatically. After trying it I’ve come to the conclusion it is worth about $14.99 at best. I might even say I’d spend $20 on it because there are a few items in the palette I actually really, really loved.
Let’s take a look and see my review, swatches, and thoughts on the Maybelline Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette.
One of the most interesting things about Gigi’s Palette is the actual size and bulk. The palette is a large chunky rectangle shape that has a good deal of weight behind it with a very generously-sized mirror inside. Due to the unnecessary thickness of the palette it will take up some space to store it. The could have easily made it skinnier and still maintained the elegant look and feel.
This comes housed in an elegant iridescent sleeve with a Gigi’s initialize signature decorating the front. The palette itself is a soft peachy beige with the same initials and tiny jet that decorates the front as the slip cover. Inside you’ll find two concealers (0.04 oz each) , two lip colors (0.02 oz each), four eyeshadows (0.11 oz total), highlighter (0.10 oz), blush (0.05 oz), bronzer (0.07 oz), blush applicator, dual-sided eyeshadow brush, and a mini Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara (0.15 oz). The palette is made in Canada and it does not have a strange smell or fragrance. I know sometimes this mega palettes can have a strange chemical smell. This does not.
The palette is geared towards giving you a fresh faced look (even after a long flight) in minutes and actually that’s exactly what it does. I love how simple and easy this was to create a quick look that gave me an instant glow on my cheeks and face. Some of the items in here could easily become staples for me however, the formula proved a little iffy and also the way the items were situated. Let’s break it down.
First off, These shades are geared towards a certain skin tone. I’m not one for saying well, “so and so shade won’t work with blonde hair and a tanned complexion”. I’m always of the mentality that anyone can wear any shade they want. However, this palette might work best on lighter or light medium skin tones. I think some of the shades like the blush will look chalky on deeper tones. Also, the concealers limit who can use them as there’s a light and a light medium shade but no other options. I actually felt like neither ones worked for me since the formulas were very dense and difficult to blend under my eyes and even on my face. They were quite dry and the colors chalky. The lip colors are also alienate a good deal of complexions since these shades are pretty visibly but once applied aren’t exactly ideal nudes for everyone. The formulas are soft and creamy with fairly good pigment but they apply a little streaky and call falls into my natural lip lines easily after application.
The shadows were lovely. Soft, silky, but quite powdery which means they got all over the cream products in the palette. They applied and blended quite easily but did have a good deal of fall out. They have a slurry-like texture that gives them a certain creaminess. I was happy with them over all but a cover for the cream product would have gone a long way and preventing a major mess.
The thing I LOVED the most about this palette was the blush and highlighter. The thing I HATED the most about the palette was the way the highlighter were situated in it. Ok, so the highlighter is the largest powder here and I didn’t LOVE that it was a strip well but my brush swept across it easy enough. The blush on the other hand had a thinner well and it was impossible, IMPOSSIBLE to get at it with a regular blush brush. I think they assume you’ll use the brush included with the palette but I’m not a fan of tiny little brushes for application. I wanted to use my own brush but it was really difficult picking up color because of the way the wells were shaped. Not to mention the formula is very, very powder so each time I swipe my brush into the well it was a powder explosion everywhere. The formula on both is soft, silky, and blended easily when I was able to successfully pick up color. However, you have to be careful with the blush as it can come across a bit chalky if you apply too much. I started mixing the blush and highlighter together and it creates this really pretty apricot glow on my cheeks. It’s one of the things I loved most about this palette. I’m not much of a highlighter girl but the soft golden apricot shade was gorgeous and gives a very lovely luminosity. It quite reminded me of shades from Becca X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette.
I think the palette has a lot going for it but it needs a lot of work to be perfect. Square wells for the powders to start would go a long way at making this a little more user friendly. Also, a cover for the creams as the powders and eyeshadows have a very powdery formula that kicks up a lot of dust which creates a big mess. Some sort of cover for the creams would keep things a little neat and tidy. I’d actually buy the highlighter and blush if Maybelline choose to sell it separately. I think these are two stellar products in the palette and well worth creating a full-sizes of.
Unfortunately though, in the long run it’s an expensive palette that isn’t really worth its $30 price tag. If it went on sale for say 50% Off I’d totally buy another one as there are certain shades and products I really liked in here. But at the full price? Naa. Just not worth it.
Maybelline Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette is available now exclusively at Ulta.com.
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