Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blue Blood Palette Review & Swatches + 3 Looks

Hellooo!!!

I’m back with another palette review! I wanted to review this one after Blood Sugar because it is the second palette in the Blood line. This palette was released in Spring 2019 and I was so happy to have been able to snag one when it launched. I had never been this excited about a bolder color story.

This is the sixth eyeshadow palette that JSC released, and it is unique to the brand, just like Blood Sugar. It is the second palette after Blood Sugar and this one is a good counterpart to the red palette.

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What makes this palette unique you may ask? When it was released, there was no other palette like it. ColourPop Cosmetics released their Blue Moon palette shortly after and many said it was a DUPE of Blue Blood. However, after seeing mixed reviews of Blue Moon, it was evident that Blue Moon lacked a variety of shades in their palette (i.e. some shades look the same on the eyes). With Blue Blood I had no such problem. Each shade is unique and different than one another. In the end I was glad I splurged.

Product Description from Morphe & Beautylish:

The sequel we’ve all been waiting for: the bigger, badder sister to the iconic Blood Sugar Palette. Blue Blood is all about that glam life. This palette is bursting with 18 rich, royal eyeshadow and pressed pigment shades that deliver extreme color payoff in just one swipe… Featuring rich blues in matte and metallic finishes and complementary shades of peach and pink, this palette is sure to bring out your inner queen.

Why It’s Special
  • Create subtle to electric blue eye looks with this diverse selection of icy shades
  • The high-pigment formula melts into skin for easy mixing, matching, and blending
  • Features a variety of finishes, including matte, metallic, and glitter reflect
  • Vegan & Cruelty-Free
  • Paraben-Free & Gluten-Free

Size: 1.5 g / 0.05 oz per pan x 18
Price: $52.00 USD

Packaging

To start, the palette comes in a very cool dark blue uni-carton that mimics wood and it feels so soft and amazing. I literally kept the box because it’s just so cool, unique, and different. The palette is in the same sized packaging as Blood Sugar, I can literally stack this one on top.

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The packaging of the palette itself feels high-end and luxurious. The letters and design on the outside are slightly raised, but still feels smooth. Jeffree mentioned in his reveal that he was inspired by high fashion, vintage jewelry boxes, and funeral caskets for the packaging. I know not everyone digs that, but the packaging reflects what was on his mind.

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I liked that Jeffree gave the clasps a makeover. Instead of two, the palette only has one clasp and it gives off that jewelry box feel and vibe. Opening this palette is such a pleasure because it’s blue on the inside and has a large mirror. Overall I would say it feels very secure and weighs just as much as Blood Sugar.


Formula & Application

Obviously this palette is really bold, in your face, and not your everyday-kind-of-palette. Frankly that’s one of the reasons I was drawn to this palette so much. It was different, it was daring, it was bold, and it was BLUE. Up until this palette was released, we hadn’t really seen such a bold color story and blue makeup has gained traction since its release. This palette only contains three pressed pigments which are Ocean Ice, Untouchable and Blue Monday. The rest are regular eyeshadows which includes mattes and highly pigmented metallics.

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Despite the fact that it does* have some neutral shades, there is little to nothing that you can do with those. In fact, the neutral peachy shades aid the blue shades and compliments them quite wonderfully. They’re good for setting eyeshadow primer or for softening harsh edges. On my skin tone some barely show up unless I build them up. Even so, they are highly pigmented and they blend like a dream. This palette didn’t require much effort from my part to blend. It was SO EASY!

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The metallic shades feel soft and buttery and are highly pigmented. Cullinan is icy and gorgeous and amazing for highlighting. I also found Ice Tray to be great for inner corner highlight. Out of the metallics, I felt like Deceased required a bit of work (remember this palette requires little effort) but it is buildable and highly pigmented. Ocean Ice feels chunkier and has a bit more fallout than Entitled even though they both have glitter reflects, but it is a stunning shade and just as pigmented as the other metallics.

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As for the matte shades, the entire first row are my favorite! They feel so buttery smooth, they are pastel shades (which I really dig), they are buildable despite being soft colors, and they blend like a dream! I know I keep saying that, but I cannot emphasize how easy it was to work with these shades.

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READ: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar Palette Review & Swatches + 3 Looks

Blue Monday, Flourishing, and Undertaker feel drier than the other mattes, but I was still able to work with them. They are buildable and super pigmented too. I do want to warn you all to use caution with Undertaker because it is a DARK DARK shade, and you know how easy it is to ruin a look with dark shades such as this one. I believe I also had a bit of trouble with Cremated when used over other shades, but I am looking forward to leaving the darker shades to play with another time.


Cost & Shade Breakdown + Swatches

Like her sister Blood Sugar, this palette retails for $52.00 USD, contains 18 pans, and has a net weight of 27 grams. That brings the cost per pan to $2.88 USD and cost per gram to $1.92 USD.

The embossings on this palette are really cute and this one has more than Blood Sugar. My favorite embossings are Cullinan (diamond), Blue Blood (crown), and Blue Monday (cloud).

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Onto the shade breakdown with some swatches!
Note: Shades with an (*) are some of my favorites!

ROW 1:

  • Cullinan — icy white metallic *
  • Mintea — mint matte *
  • Crystal Flesh — champagne metallic
  • I’m Cold — soft powder blue matte (similar to Blue Blood but lighter) *
  • Untouchable — soft peach matte *
  • Priceless — nude, peachy tan matte *

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ROW 2:

  • Power — deep slate gray matte
  • Blue Blood — dark powder blue matte (similar to I’m Cold but darker) *
  • Deceased — deep blue metallic *
  • Ice Tray — pale blue metallic *
  • Blue Monday — vibrant blue matte
  • Flourishing — neon teal matte

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ROW 3:

  • Wealthy — soft beige matte *
  • Celebrity Skin — soft brown matte *
  • Entitled — metallic teal with glitter reflect *
  • Ocean Ice — metallic royal blue with glitter reflect *
  • Cremated — forest green matte
  • Undertaker — deep blue matte

Looks

As I already mentioned, neutral looks aren’t really possible with this palette, though I did try. Therefore I will only include my favorite blue looks out of the seven that I created.

READ: LOOKBOOK — 7 Looks Using Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blue Blood Palette

Look #1: Winter Blues

Shades Used: Blue Blood, I’m Cold, Mintea, Deceased, Ice Tray and Cullinan

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* * *

Look #2: Deep Ocean

Shades Used: Blue Monday, Cremated, Blue Blood, Ocean Ice, Cullinan

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* * *

Look #3: Pink & Blue Pastels

Shades Used: Deceased, Blue Blood, Untouchable, Cullinan

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After seeing the reveal, I could not wait to purchase it. I thought it was absolutely stunning, beautiful, yet intimidating. I was willing to take a risk with buying it. I was looking forward to getting Blood Lust too but unfortunately the color story didn’t excite me as much as this one and her sister. In my opinion, it could’ve had more purple shades but that’s just me.

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Does a blue color story scare you or excite you?
Do you own any monochromatic palettes? If so, which ones??

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Disclosure: this review is a personal opinion and is honest. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. Product(s) was/were purchased by me, unless noted otherwise.

21 thoughts on “Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blue Blood Palette Review & Swatches + 3 Looks

  1. This is a palette I would have absolutely no idea what to do with! Blues are so not my thing, but I appreciate all those beautiful pastel tones he included. I also appreciate the creativity here, and the fact that not EVERY palette needs to have tons of neutrals. As usual, you’ve done an amazing job with your looks ❤️.

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    1. Blues are very bold for sure, even I didn’t know what to do with it when I got it, I feared I had made a mistake purchasing it LOL
      The pastels are definitely my favorite! ❤
      Yeah it's nice to not rely on neutrals for once in a palette because it seems like EVERY SINGLE ( big*) PALETTE HAS THEM LOL
      Thanks for your comment love! xx

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  2. The embossed patterns on all the shades are a nice touch! All the looks you created are so pretty, I love the first two the most! This palette would pair so well with the blue dress you wore to your anniversary dinner 💙

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    1. I know I love it! So unique!!
      And thank you, the first one is one of my faves too 🙂 ❤ and I agree that it would pair well with my blue dress, unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time that day to get ready before leaving for dinner so I did the absolute minimum lol
      hope you have an amazing week love 🙂

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  3. Rossy, the quality of your blog is phenomenal! The work and effort you put in is 10/10, I love the pictures you share, the swatches and all the details in your reviews. You were born to do this 💙

    I definitely plan on buying this palette when I can, being that I love a bold colour story and what could be more bold than this? I do agree that maybe there could have been a purple or two included but… I guess it is blue blood and not blue and purple blood LOL! It would have been good though!

    Anyway, I love the looks you’ve shared here. Look number 2 is one of my faves and wow, the colour is so pigmented!! I knew before I checked that is was Ocean Ice used in that look. Wow. After seeing that look, I NEED this palette!!!

    Also look number three is absolutely breathtaking Rossy, I can’t even! So dreamy babe! Jeffree needs to hurry up and put you on his PR because girl, you are acing it! ❤️

    Love ya 💙

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    1. You think so?? 😭😭 thank youuu it means so much that you think that! I do my best to write high quality content but never really get much feedback when it comes to that lol. So thank you, truly! 💙
      I hope you buy this palette too! It’s amazing and I had loads of fun playing with it. One of the easiest formulas to work with when it comes to blending.

      Ocean Ice is such a unique shade, I hadn’t seen one like it before. Well who am I kidding? This whole palette in general is very unique.

      Look #3 is a top fave for me. Love the combo of the pink and blue pastels. So gorgeous!!

      Omg can you imagine?? 😭😭😭 that would be a dream come true to be in anyone’s PR list lol. I think people who have been using Jeffree’s makeup tend to do looks for about a year before they start promoting themselves on his Twitter. Or I mean they all promote themselves in early stages too, but a lot of the ones he has added to PR have been using his makeup for at least a year and those people usually have most of his palettes whereas I only have two lol

      Thanks lovely for this comment. It had made my week for suree!!

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  4. I love the photos you took for this post, they look amazing. ♡ & I totally agree that this palette is like no other in the entire beauty market. All the colors are super bold & that’s awesome that none of them are the same when applied; I find that happens a lot on my skin tone with many eyeshadow formulas even when they look completely different in the pan & in swatches.

    The packaging is seriously the best part. I would have so kept that wooden looking box too & that’s super cool you can stack this right on top of the red one!

    The formula sounds awesome, glad to hear how easy each shade was to blend/work with! & the looks you created, I’m sure I already told you but, they are out of this world!! Especially love the first one. ♡

    What do you think of his new grey-toned palette he just released?? Are you planning on purchasing it, too?!

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    1. awh thanks so much!!!! i’m glad you like my photos because most of my new posts have dark photos 😦 lololol
      i just cannot get enough bright light these days, it’s so cloudy and rainy 😦
      sameeee,, one of the reasons i love colorful palettes over the neutral ones because at least i can see a difference with colors when worn on my eyes.
      oh i did keep the box packaging! its so cool i couldn’t throw it out haha
      thanks so much for your sweet comment 😀 ❤ made my day 😀
      and i wasn't into that palette as much as i thought i would be lol. i don't mind greys but i don't reach for those so it seemed like a waste for me to buy it so i skipped out on it lol. i skipped out on the purple one too because the palette itself was TOO big and also the color story didn't really call my name as much as I expected it to. the last two collections have been a bit disappointing in my opinion.

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      1. I hope the summer weather reaches you guys soon!! ❤ I don't think we'll see clouds or rain over here in Vegas for the rest of the year lol.

        Yesss, that's so true about neutrals vs. colors. They are much easier to see on my skin, too. & I love that you kept the box packaging. When I first started getting sub boxes & stuff, I couldn't throw any away but, it started taking up way too much space lol.

        So happy I could make your day with my comment!!! ❤

        & I don't get why he changed the palette shape for the last two. It would have been cool if they could've ALL been stacked on top of one another.

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        1. i just realized that both times i’ve been there it rained!!!!!!!!! hahaha i literally got away from oregon to get away from the rain and it freaking followed us LOL

          oh yeah i tend to go through the packaging i keep every once in a while and toss it if i’ve already reviewed the products or if i don’t feel like i need it anymore. other packaging i keep because it’s cute haha i’ve kept some of the bigger boxycharm boxes to keep all the packaging i keep in there and it keeps it from piling up anywhere else 🙂

          i know!!! i was kind of mad that the 3rd palette was a different shape, it doesn’t even seem to fit with the other two?? and the fourth one, the cremated one is a little bit bigger than the first two, but it still fits with the first two, at least i think it does LOL
          maybe it’s just me, i like a bit of consistency but i can imagine he might have felt a bit bored or maybe just wanted something new in general.. idk, i feel like regardless of the shape of the palette, if it was kept rectangular, you could still do so much with it with the rest of it like materials, the look of it, etc.

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          1. Lol! I was *just* gonna say… maybe YOU brought the rain from Oregon hahaha. Funny thing, the first year we moved here, it even snowed a TINY bit & everyone was saying how it never does. I couldn’t help but feel guilty & think we brought it here from Minnesota hahaha.

            I always want to keep the packaging but, it just makes everything harder! It hurts to throw away sometimes but, hey, outta sight outta mind, right? Lol. We don’t have a lot of space around here so I can’t keep much of anything. 😦

            The Cremated palette looks cheap & boring compared to the first three, if I’m being honest & the purple one was so out there, I wasn’t even sure it was part of this line. 😛

            EXACTLY. I truly think he should have kept the packaging the same as the red & blue palettes… maybe just change up the hinges or like you said materials & all the embossings, maybe even shape of the pans!! Not the entire dang thing lol.

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          2. LOL that sounds like synchronicity to me xD

            omg exactly! thank you! I thought I just wasn’t seeing the hype around the last two, but yeah? They seem like stand alone palettes, well the purple one is. I’m shocked Cremated sold out?? lol

            I know, the purple one looks so out of place. I have both Blue Blood and Blood Sugar stacked, and they look real pretty on display. When I eventually take a photo of my vanity, you will see! LOL

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