Stella May I know how you feel about the newest Jaclyn Hill's palette?

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Of course you may. I could not resist getting the newest Jaclyn Hill and Becca Cosmetics newest collaboration. It's just so pretty! For this week's beauty post, I will be unboxing and giving my first impressions on the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette. I am already a big fan of highlighters and her Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Glow is one of my favorites. 
First thing to note is this palette came way better packaged than the single Pressed version. Mine had arrived cracked, but Sephora sent me a new one promptly so it was all good. The palette came in bubble wrap and the box was cushioned with thicker cardboard. While this looks metallic, the palette is made of plastic. A hardy plastic with some weight to it. The shiny gold is very prone to fingerprints. 
Inside, you get a sample packet of the Becca Backlight Priming Filter. (It's the same one that was inside the Play by Sephora Box this month. (Click here for that post)That's the small vial you see on the right. ) It's a very small sample, only 0.05 fl oz. 
For size comparison, I placed the original Champagne Pop highlighter on top. It's a pretty big palette, about the size of my hand. 
On the back you have a clean representation of the names and description of the shades inside. 
What's included: 
  • Rosé Spritz Luminous Blush 
  • Amaretto Mineral Blush 
  • Pamplemouse Mineral Blush 
  • Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed 
  • Peosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed 
total weight: 0.72 oz.
 (I can't find the information about the individual weight, but Jaclyn mentioned that the highlighters are about 2/3 the size of the full sized ones. Full sized Shimmiering Skin Perfectors are 0.28 oz) 
Swatches from L-R: Full sized Champagne Pop, Champagne Pop in Palette, Prosecco Pop, Rosé Spritz, Amaratto, and Pamplemousse.

At First Blush (teehee, Mister's pun), I find that my two Champagne Pops are not the same. The standalone one is more golden and not as shimmery, while the Champagne Pop in the palette in more silvery and much more shimmery. The Prosecco Pop in the palette is closer in shade to my standalone Champagne Pop, they are both very gold. Rosé Spritz is so pretty. It's probably my favorite to look at. It's meant to be a highlighter and blush combo. I see of it as a blush topper or to be placed at the apples of the cheeks. The last two blushed are both matte. Amaratto is a sienna brown shade. I think it will be good for a neutral everyday shade. I would also use it to blend my bronzer with my blush together. Pamplemousse is a bright coral blush shade, that I think is perfect for the upcoming summer months. Overall the the palette is very warm toned and all the shades are very pigmented. I am usually heavy handed with cheek products, so pigmented products are not always the best for me. (I know it's such a contrast to what other beauty bloggers want.) My little tip? I use a more loosely packed brushes to help me combat that. 

Did you also get the palette? How are you using it? What do you think about the controversy about Becca making a quick buck and putting out a sub par palette? (I think this blog explains it well.) It's making me question the brand, so as always my indecisive self still ll can't decide if I am keeping it. I originally thought since it was such a limited edition product it would be a good investment, but then the company's behavior and how the product is still in stock makes it so I might not keep it. 

Let me know what you think. Comment below! 

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