Oh my gosh guys, I don’t know why it took me so long to get this review up. Seriously, I was so excited when I found out that JKissa finally landed her own brand collaboration and I ordered it immediately. I had been hoping that she would collaborate with ColourPop for a long time, but I wasn’t expecting an e.l.f. Cosmetics collaboration. The more I thought about it the more I liked the idea. e.l.f is very affordable and generally makes good products for the price point. The PR Tattoo Vault only retailed for $23USD which is incredible!
I couldn’t get my hands on the vault but I was able to pick up the palette and the mascara in JKissa’s collab. There was also a blue eyeliner in the collection but I passed because I didn’t think I would reach for it. I also picked up a few e.l.f. products to try out which you can check out in my new makeup haul Here. So is this palette any good? Keep reading to find out!
*This palette is unfortunately no longer available and will not be getting a restock so I only included one makeup look instead of my usual three.
elf x JKissa Palette Review
This e.l.f. x Jkissa palette doesn’t have a name which is mildly disappointing to me. It retails for $12USD and contains seven eye shadows. It comes with a little double sided fluff and packing brush. This palette definitely isn’t for the faint of heart with the acid green & bright orange shades. You have to be at least a little interested in colour to appreciate the colour story which is JKissa’s whole thing anyways.
The packaging of the elf x Jkissa Palette is really cute! It screams Jkissa and is small and compact. Compact packaging like this doesn’t waste any space and I’m getting tired of bulky packaging. It’s hard to store and tough to travel with so I’m here for this little palette that maximizes makeup space.
The design on the lid has little stars on it and JKissa written in silver. It reminds me of outer space!
My only issue with the packaging is that the palette only opens to a 90 degree angle. This is super annoying for me as I like to have a wider angle on my palette mirrors when I use them. It’s not a deal breaker but I notice it every time I use the Jkissa Palette.
The colour story in JKissa’s palette is exactly what I would expect from her. The acid green shade Alien is very much something that I would expect to see on her channel, same with the bright orange! And the Orange is called Mac N Cheese, how awesome is that? And accurate I might add.
I love that there’s a lilac shade! This is one of the first lilacs that has ever shown up on my eyes properly. It’s very pigmented and has a small amount of shimmer. It’s stunning! The elf x Jkissa palette isn’t an eyeshadow palette that I would reach for everyday but it’s certainly fun! And let’s be honest, a lot of us would be disappointed if JKissa released something that leaned more neutral than colourful.
Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend
I was absolutely thrilled because JKissa commented on this photo on my insagram feed! She also reposted it to her stories too which was amazing. Eeek Fan girl Moment!
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the the formula of these shadows. It’s been a long time since I wore e.l.f. eyeshadow, I had one of their quads in a project pan last Spring but I’ve never tried their larger palettes. I was pretty sure that anything JKissa put her name on would be good.
These shades have good pigmentation which can be easily controlled by tapping out your brush. The mattes are buildable and blend pretty well. I didn’t really like the blending side of the brush that was included with the palette, it’s too flimsy for me so I use my own brushes with the palette instead.
The shimmer shade, 23 is such a beautiful highlight shade. I wasn’t expecting that at all, in the promo photos from e.l.f. I honestly thought it was matte. Even when JKissa was using it in her videos the camera didn’t do it justice. It’s the perfect inner corner, brow bone, or even cheek bone highlight!
I didn’t experience much fallout from the elf x Jkissa palette.
These shadows unfortunately creased and faded when I primed my eyes with concealer and setting powder. I experience this phenomenon when I use almost any eyeshadow formula so I might just have weird eyelids or something.
I used an actual eyeshadow primer like Too Faced Shadow Insurance or the Morphe Eyelid Primer to extend the wear time and minimize creasing. I always recommend using a primer to extend the wear time of your eyeshadow! I don’t have oily eyelids so it’s weird that they creased so much. As I said, I think my eyelids are weird.
I experience no creasing and minimal fading when I use a primer. These shades wore on me for a full 10 hours without fading with a primer!
Makeup Look | e.l.f. x Jkissa Palette
JKissa has a video up of 4 looks you can create with this palette. The first two were basically the same look, just built upon each other. She wanted to showcase that you can create daytime looks as well as bold & colorful looks but I wanted to see these shades in their bright, colorful glory! Check out her video for some more natural looks with fun pops of color.
Since it’s currently Pride Month I wanted to do a look that looked a bit like a rainbow on my eyes. I’ve been so inspired lately seeing all the Pride looks on Instagram and as a girl who loves colorful makeup this green, orange, purple & red look spoke to me.
*Update: this look is similar to one of the looks Jkissa shared in her video. I just mirrored the rainbow on my lower lash line instead of the blue liner that she used! Sorry for the similarities
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream | Pixi Beauty Pixiglow Cake in Champagne Glow | Glossier Niteshine Concentrate in Platinum Rose | Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick | e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick | Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner | Colourpop So Juicy Gloss in Princess Cut | Esqido Unisyn Lashes in Peaches & Cream
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Overall I think the elf x Jkissa collaboration was a good one. I also enjoyed her brown mascara but I won’t be touching on it because you can’t get it anymore. It’s sad that this palette won’t be getting a restock, it makes this review feel irrelevant to me but I’m still happy to have gotten the chance to share it with you guys. Let me know who your favourite beauty influencer is and what your dream collab would be! Talk soon x