This Controversial Eyeshadow Palette is Being Recalled
by Emily Gregor
The BECCA x Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette was one of the most anticipated beauty launches of the season, until one reviewer stepped in the spotlight to show why it may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Find out why and watch the full review below.
The most anticipated beauty launch of the season (maybe even the year) just took an unexpected u-turn when the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection eyeshadow palette was discontinued. While most early reviews of the product were nothing but good, YouTube vlogger Rita B. took an honest approach and explained the difference between this palette and other ones she has tried from BECCA.
An avid fan of both BECCA Cosmetics and Jaclyn Hill, Rita’s first impressions were positive: gorgeous packaging, and beautiful shades. However, Rita was suprised to see that the pigment was chunky and didn’t show up on her skin without multiple applications, even after she had tried the product several times. Rita also says she never had that problem when applying shades from other BECCA eyeshadow palettes. When looking at the ingredients in the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill palette versus the other palettes the company has made, she noticed that the ingredients in the new palette were different than the ones in their other palettes and that the ingredients in the new palette were found to be identical to the ingredients in palettes made by other companies, like Catrice Cosmetics, a European-based cosmetics company, and Essence Makeup.
Eyeshadow palettes created by Catrice and Essence Cosmetics run for a much lower price range (as opposed to the $40 price tag on the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection eyeshadow palette) and are created using lower quality products, plus they are made in China. BECCA Cosmetics is known for being made in the US and for being made with high quality ingredients, but Rita noted that the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill palette was not only made in China but the formula is made up of lower quality ingredients.
Many are saying that the palette has been discontinued as a result of her review, while according to Reddit user 80scomedownmachines, Jaclyn Hill has commented that that the product was discontinued because, “They rushed it and it turned out terrible so they’re pulling it.” Sephora is currently accepting returns on the eyeshadow palette and have pulled it from their website, but other products from the Champagne Collection (including a face palette and foundation) are still available on Sephora’s website and have continued to receive positive reviews.