I’m going to start this post with a few disclaimers:
1.) Yes – I’m aware of the hype surrounding this palette.
2.) Some people think Youtuber collaborations are never good – I will be shortly posting a whole article on this topic. I am a fan of Jaclyn but if the palette wasn’t great, I’d let you know!
3.) While I am a fan of Morphe, they’re not my number one brand. I love the palettes I own but I would never go as far to call them my favorite.
Now that those are out of the way, I’m just going to say I am IN LOVE with this palette. First of all, the packaging is beautiful. While white packaging obviously gets trashed pretty quickly, I kind of love it. It reminds my of my Lorac Mega Pro 3. I personally love when my palettes look used, as it seems like they are loved.
The palette is currently sold out, however it will be re-stocked. I waited for about thirty minutes to check out when purchasing during the launch, it sold out in about forty minutes. It retails for $38.00 and you can always find Morphe affiliate codes (and of course Jaclyn’s) all over Youtube if you want to save some money.
The actual color layout of this palette is phenomenal. First of all you have a ton of warm tones. I live for a warm eye and this palette doesn’t disappoint. However, there are pops of purple and teal that are beautiful. I feel like you have almost everything in this palette : warms, cools, pops of color and smokey tones. My one complaint is that for my fair skin, there is no good cream or white shade to set down my primer. Nevertheless, I have enough shadows in my collection to use in conjunction, or I can always use a setting powder.
Now for the actual formulation. This took Jaclyn two years to create. Each shade was formulated differently. I personally think it shows. The mattes are super blend-able as well as pigmented. What I’m even more impressed with is the pigmentation of the metallics. I typically enjoy Morphe’s shimmers over their mattes, but I feel like these metallics are even superior to their typical shadows. I used the bright teal the other day and did not need to apply a setting spray at all to wet the brush. The eye appeared foiled without being wet. You will be able to see in my swatches just how concentrated and pigmented the shadows are. I will also add that the mattes perform better than they swatch!
These will be swatched from left to right, seven across for five rows!
Enlight, Beam, Silk Creme, M.F.E.O, Faint, Sissy, Little Lady
Creamsicle, Butter, Pooter, Pukey, Hunts, Firework, Queen
Obsessed, S.B.N, Hillster, Roxanne, Jacz, Buns, Cranapple
Royalty, Twerk, Hustle, Meeks, 24/7, Chip, Mocha
Pool Party, Jada, Diva, Enchanted, Central Park, Soda Pop, Abyss
I also included a side by side comparison of the Jaclyn Hill palette and the 35OM as some people have voiced that they felt it was basically a copy of the 35O (I don’t own the original to compare it to, only the matte version). I personally feel as though they are both pretty different!
I totally recommend this palette and I hope you can get your hands on it!
Until next time!