If you’re a lover of beauty, then I’m sure you’ll know that the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette has been constantly talked about since it launched, with its first official launch selling out in a mere 43 minutes. I, along with thousands of other people was dying to get my hands on the palette, but missed the first launch. When a second launch was announced I was determined to get my hands on it, and I managed to be successful! The palette retails for $38/£28 for 35 shadows (approx. 80p per shadow) however, as the palette only launched on the official Morphe website I had to pay a whopping $30 just for shipping, so ended up paying around £50 for the palette.
As you can probably guess, immediately after it arrived, I was already playing with the colours, doing swatches and practicing a look. So this week, I decided to write down all my thoughts on the palette, perform proper swatches and decide whether it was worth the hype and the money.
Also, because of the range of colours in the palette, I’ll be doing a series of different looks using this palette, so stay tuned for more posts!
Swatches (those on brown background are taken with a flash, and those outside are in natural light).
Row 1 (from top to bottom) –> Enlight, Beam, Silk Crème, M.FE.O, Faint, Sissy, Little Lady.
Row 2 (from top to bottom) –> Creamsicle, Butter, Pooter, Pukey, Hunts, Firework, Queen.
Row 3 (from top to bottom) –> Obsessed, S.B.N, Hillster, Roxanne, Jacz, Buns, Cranapple. (completely forgot to take a natural light photo of these swatches sorry!!).
Row 4 (from top to bottom) –> Royalty, Twerk, Hustle, Meeks, 24/7, Chip, Mocha.
Row 5 (from top to bottom) –> Pool Party, Jada, Diva, Enchanted, Central Park, Soda Pop, Abyss.
Packaging –> The packaging is probably the only thing I’m not a fan of. It’s made from a cardboard material which is silver in colour. The issue with this is that the palette gets so dirty so quickly and it’s pretty hard to clean. It also doesn’t have a mirror inside, which with such a big palette, seems a shame. Because of the size of it, it can be difficult to take travelling. It would have also been nice to have the shade names of the colours on the palette, but instead you receive a small laminated piece of card with names on. However, these aren’t very big negatives at all.
Colour Range –> I love the range of colours in this palette. If you watch Jaclyn Hill, you know she’s a lover of warm tones (as am I) so of course they made an appearance in the palette. However, they’re far from the stars of the show. There are beautiful greens, blues and purples in the palette (my favourite shadow in the palette is Jada, it’s honestly gorgeous). There are plenty of mattes and plenty of shimmers to create pretty much any look you desire.
Consistency and Application –> The eyeshadows are very buttery and creamy and when applying to the lid, they blended very smoothly. Most of the shadows are very pigmented, and some are less so (I had trouble picking up a lot of pigment with Twerk). However, Jaclyn did say in her video, that the shimmers are best applied with a wet brush. These shadows are definitely better than those of the other Morphe palettes. Compared to my 35O, they blend better and have much better pigment. If you didn’t know already, the shadows in this palette are a brand new formula that Jaclyn worked on.
Overall Thoughts –> I highly recommend this palette to anyone. It has quickly become my favourite palette and I cannot wait to play with the shadows more and create more looks. I’m still getting over the $30 shipping, but the palette itself was worth it.