UPDATE: If you follow Jaclyn Hill on Snapchat, she just told her followers that this eyeshadow palette is being dropped from the collection due to it’s poor quality (they were on a time crunch so Becca sent this palette to a different lab than normal to be produced). If you follow me on Snapchat then you know that I had a major rant afterw hearing this news. I am disappointed with Becca Cosmetics for putting out a sub-par product, but what is even MORE upsetting is that I have yet to see a single YouTuber that I loyally follow complain about this palette. In fact, they have all raved about it. It’s sad that this beauty community has turned into an industry full of people lying about the quality of products (that they receive for free) to make money. I hope y’all know that I will ALWAYS give you my honest opinion, no matter what! Ok, rant over. Here is my original blog post before I heard that this palette was being dropped:
Let me start by saying that I LOVE Jaclyn Hill. Her Champagne Collection Face Palette is one of my favorite makeup releases of 2016. However, I was EXTREMELY disappointed with the Jaclyn Hill x Becca Champagne Collection Eyeshadow Palette. Take a look at this photo and you might see one of the reasons why:
The palette on top is the new Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette and the palette on the bottom is the Becca Cosmetics Ombre Rouge palette. Notice any similarities?!?
Let me start by saying that I absolutely love the Ombre Rouge palette. In fact, it is one of my most used eyeshadow palettes. The colors are very wearable and they all work really well together. I find myself wearing this to work all the time because they are not crazy, in-your-face-pigmented. I found the Jaclyn Hill palette to not at all be the same. These colors are dry and not very pigmented.
My other major complaint is that these palettes are almost identical. There was absolutely no way that I could justify keeping the Jaclyn Hill palette when I had an almost identical palette, with more pigmented shadows. I do not blame this on Jaclyn. If you listen to her Snapchats and YouTube videos, she makes it clear that she was responsible for designing Champagne Toast, the ONE different/unique color in the palette. Becca was responsible for the rest of the palette. I was very disappointed that Becca would choose to fill this palette with colors that were so similar to their LAST palette. I really hate when brands do this – it almost “punishes” their loyal customers. That sounds dramatic, but you know what I mean…
The bottom line is that if you want to try a Becca eyeshadow palette: buy the Ombre Rouge palette. If you want to buy a Jaclyn Hill product: buy the Champagne Collection face palette.