As soon as I saw the Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, I knew I had to have it. If that isn’t a shopping addiction, then I don’t know what is. And although my bank account was protesting, the heart wants what the heart wants. Honestly, I have never been drawn to any Morphe palettes. Although I have only heard great things, they just never seemed to offer the shade range I look for. But this palette is different, I mean, just look at those colours!
Recently, Morphe palettes seem to have taken the blogging world by storm. And I can see why, they offer 25 or 35 good quality shadows for less than £25. In an industry where high-end brands are charging upwards of £45 for 12 shadows, that is the definition of value for money. Great makeup should be available to everyone, no matter what the budget. So I think it’s great that Morphe keeps their prices towards the lower end of the spectrum.
Now I have been using this Morphe palette for a few weeks, does it live up to the hype?
I think we need to start out by addressing the elephant in the room; the price. I get that collaborations are usually more pricey, after all, money has to go to both the brand and the artist they are collaborating with. But, that didn’t stop me from being a little disappointed when I saw the £20 price jump. But I mean, I still bought it, so who’s the real winner here? Well, that’s still Morphe and Jaclyn. Even with the dramatic price jump, this palette is still better value for money than a lot of high-end brands.
I have never used any other Morphe shadows, so unfortunately I can’t compare this formula to their other palettes. But, when I first went to use this palette, I was slightly disappointed in the consistency of the shadows. I have been so used to how buttery the shadows in my Modern Renaissance palette are, so it did take me a while to get used to the consistency of the Morphe shadows. But, it is safe to say that the pigmentation does not disappoint!
Although I don’t always think that swatches accurately represent how the shadows perform on the eyes, I can safely say that Morphe shadows perform just as well.
My Feelings a Few Weeks on
As I started using these shadows more, I did begin to notice the fallout. Although, I use the ABH shadows constantly, so it’s safe to say that I am no stranger to eyeshadow fallout. But fair warning, if you’re going for a daring, bold shadow look, its probably a good idea to put your base on after. Unless you want big patches of blue shadow on your cheeks. Yes, this did happen to me. Learn from my mistakes!
One thing is for certain, I really have begun to love the formulation so much more the more I have used these shadows. I can’t even tell you how beautifully they blend. You could even be using a really bad brush and your eyeshadow would still turn out amazing.
The only thing I dislike about this palette is the fact that it doesn’t have a mirror. And this is something that people say in every review, but it really does make a big difference. Without a mirror, this palette becomes so much less travel friendly.
The first colours that drew me to this palette were definitely the turquoise colours: Pool Party and Jade. I don’t have any colours like these in my collection and I was SO excited to use them. Although part of me was worried people would think I looked demented, I mean they are bold, I was actually surprised by how wearable they are!
In fact, it is the bold colours that really make this palette for me. But, if you’re slightly apprehensive about bold looks, then this palette has so much to offer in terms of neutral tones too. This is the kind of palette that you will never regret buying. And, if you’re looking to invest in one palette that will have you covered no matter what the occasion, then this is definitely one to consider.
With so many warm toned shades, this palette is really great for autumn and winter. With so many glitters and metallics, there are so many Christmas party looks that I am just itching to create. Although, I do wonder if I will reach for it quite as much come spring and summer.
Have you bought the Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette? If so, did you like it? I would love to know down in the comments! Also, let me know your other favourite Morphe palettes. You know, just in case I need to invest in a few more.
If you’re interested in reading another of my High-End palette reviews, then why not check out my thoughts on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette.