Makeup From The Archives: Jerome Alexander’s The Stack

There’s no doubt I love makeup palettes. Even if the brand is sub-par, I have a hard time resisting because I love all the pretties grouped or, lined up together. Even though this palette isn’t quite the norm, I love the packaging…

samples and swatches 029 samples and swatches 055This is from Jerome Alexander and it is called ‘The Stack’. I need to tell you a secret though…I have had this Stack for 8 years, easily. You’ll notice in the photos of the lip colors that they have turned ‘weepy’. But, I can attest that they have not ‘turned’, meaning smell funky. I purchased The Stack from HSN many moons ago. And since I recently moved, I rediscovered it.

Here’s what The Stack consists of: eyeshadows…

samples and swatches 034 samples and swatches 032Oh, and notice the embossing on the pans. That’s another thing I’m a sucker for! These shadows are creamy and carry some good pigmentation. They are also powdery and create fallout. However, the shadows stay in place all day with a good shadow primer.

And these are the lip colors…

samples and swatches 039 samples and swatches 035You can see how they have ‘weeped’ and, some of the pigments have separated too. And, it’s obvious that I like mauve shade the most.

The blushes are awesome! I love the variety and the softness of the powder…

samples and swatches 041I have experimented with the creme foundation but, found it a tad too yellow for me. However, the powder foundation works quite to my liking…

samples and swatches 043 samples and swatches 045Last, is the correcting powder (below on the right). This is a bit deceiving and I wasn’t quite sure how it worked. I’m using it as a setting powder and it actually balances out the yellowness of the creme foundation. Go figure! It may have to do with the light disbursement as I end up with a healthy glow…

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samples and swatches 059You can see that The Stack is quite compact…

samples and swatches 051I wasn’t able to find anything of this nature in doing a search for it. Jerome Alexander has moved on to other things. However, you can still find a few of his products out there. He was one of the first to come out with the ‘corrector balls‘. I know I have them…somewhere. I hope they turn up like this gem.

After a week or so of playing with this palette, I am packing it away in my overnight/stranded away from home bag. I travel out of town twice a week and, with winter weather approaching, there is the possibility that I could get snowed in away from home. This product can suit several of my makeup needs on the fly. It doesn’t take up much space at all.

Have you ever seen anything like The Stack or, have heard of Jerome Alexander? Does this packaging appeal to you?

  • erikatheicyone

    I remember The Stack. πŸ˜€ I never bought one, but I sure remember it. I love palettes but I like them flat, not stacked up. I am not crazy about palettes that contain creme products with powder, unless the creme have their own special covered area, I am too fussy about powder getting into the cremes.

    I love embossed powder cakes and I am such a packaging ho. I think that most of us are, and makeup companies know it! LOL

    • They know that a lot of us makeup lovers like the girly-girl of embossing. I’m not much of a cream makeup person myself. Well, let’s say I used to be. I’m finding that living in a cooler climate has made it easier to wear cream foundations. But, I have too much crease issues to be a true believer in cream shadows.

      • erikatheicyone

        Cream shadows are really hit or miss for me, even with primer. I don’t have oily lids, they just don’t seem to like cream shadow. πŸ˜›

  • It’s been years since I’ve seen this idea used for packaging. On one hand, its efficient design wins me over, but on the other….it’s So Not Portable. Don’t ask why it’s important that I carry around all my makeup, because I don’t have a reasonable answer. LOL.

    Geez, Jerome Alexander has been around a long time. One of the first celebrity makeup artist brands that come to mind.

    Very pretty collection of palettes!!

    • So true on the non-transportable makeup. But, it should work for an overnight bag.

      Mr. Alexander, as my research showed, his now in the food industry. He’s selling cakes, I believe.

      • You’re right: perfect for travel. Everything you could ever want, all in one place.

        Cakes, eh? Fascinating bit of info. πŸ™‚