Oh happy day! It’s Friday and I’m chatting Morphe and Jaclyn Hill! aka The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette! With a ton of buzz and hype around this palette I thought hey, my lady (and guy) friends need to know if this palette is all that and a bag of Takis. So here I am giving you all the goods!
Over two years ago I did a first impressions on the original Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette. I loved that palette and it really solidified that good, quality makeup doesn’t always have to cost a ton of money. I’m going to go ahead and follow the outline of that post again today because if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! (Guys, can you sense I’m in a spunky mood? I think it’s that Fri-yay feeling!)
Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette Details
35 all-new, never-before-sold shades personally developed by Jaclyn Hill. Each formula is new to the Morphe line and cannot be found in other palettes previously sold by Morphe.
Standard is $7.95
Most all your fave YouTubers have a discount code for Morphe online but Jaclyn’s is “JACATTACK” for 10% off
In-Stock on Ulta.com & is now permanent to Morphe
The following swatches have not been altered in any way, shape or form. They have not been brightened, darkened or sharpened. They were taken with direct sunlight and only one swipe.
The Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette is definitely more beautiful in person. The pictures I saw before I purchased were great but in person, it’s just a dream. Obviously the palette is made up of a range of shades and finishes but for the most part you’ll find warmer, tones with a variety of reddish, brown shades.
At first swatch, the thing that impressed me the most was how smooth the matte shades are. I heard they were creamy but they truly are buttery! I’m so impressed.
My favorite row is the second row. Starting with ‘Pukey’ through ‘Queen’, I just kept saying “Wow” over and over again. Those shades are incredible!
I was the least impressed with rows four and five. The color pay-off was not there for quite a few of the shades (including ‘Twerk’, ‘Mocha’, ‘Jada’, ‘Central Park’, and ‘Abyss’.) Granted this is a first impressions (and sometimes you don’t want shades to be super intense) so I will update once I do play with the shades more 😉
Overall it’s a great palette and in no way do I regret spending my cash money on it. It’s interesting that I’m most excited to play with the mattes because I’m a shimmer-lover. On that note, ‘Firwork’, ‘Little Lady’, and ‘Meeks’ are FIRE and very much up my makeup-loving alley.
As for packaging, I’m fine with it. Is it the most sturdy, glamorous packaging? No. But I’m not complaining. I did have two makeup artist friends say they would not travel with it but I think I would. Maybe I’ll test it come my next vacation.
If you purchased this palette I would love to hear your thoughts! What impressed you the most and what do you wish was a little different? Let me know in the comments section below!