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I hesitated to get the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette. I didn’t get it on its initial launch. I didn’t get it on its second launch. I finally caved after much deliberation. I’ve been using and abusing this palette for a couple of months in anticipation to delve deep into a thorough review. In this post, you’ll find Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette looks for every day and a glam night out, my detailed thoughts and a very interesting Naked HEAT comparison with swatches. Let’s get to this much-anticipated post!
For those who live on another planet, Jaclyn Hill is probably the #1 Beauty Influencer on YouTube with nearly 5MM subscribers.
I don’t particularly care for her one way or the other. I think she’s pretty and basically, anything she puts on her face is going to sell because she’s attractive with gorgeous eyes and nice skin.
She collaborated with the affordable cosmetic retailer, Morphe, on this custom palette created with all of her favorite shades in a new-for-Morphe, improved formula.
The Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette contains 35 completely unique shades for Morphe in a variety of finishes and retails for $38.
The mainly-warmed toned neutral shades of beiges, browns, oranges, and reds are complemented by fun pops of purple, blue and greens.
I think this is a knockout palette and I haven’t been able to put it down.
It’s a makeup artist must have and I used it on all of my bridal clients this past weekend – from brown eyed 20somethings to blue-eyed 60somethings.
The one con (which they’ve since fixed) is that the original packaging gets impossibly dirty and they didn’t include the shade names on the palette. New palettes now have a shiny finish for easy cleaning and the packaging includes all shade names.
The Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette is certainly worth the hype and the price tag for those who enjoy neutral/warm tones but don’t want to spend $50+ on a palette.
I initially struggled with ordering the Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette or the Urban Decay Naked HEAT palette.
I felt that the Jaclyn Hill palette’s pan size wasn’t as much product as they seemed and I didn’t think I’d get much use out of the purples, blues, and greens.
Because of that, I got Naked HEAT and you can find my review + looks here. Overall, I just felt that HEAT doesn’t produce as diverse looks as the Jaclyn Hill palette can.
Since I’m a sucker, I caved and ordered Jaclyn’s palette but after a couple of days, sat down and literally did swatch-for-swatch against the Naked HEAT palette to find dupes (which I did, for ALL BUT ONE shade).
Now that you’ve seen/watched those swatches, I think you can see why I think Jaclyn’s palette is probably a better deal unless you’re a diehard Urban Decay fan.
Now that you have all the details you need and know I like this palette a lot, let’s take a look at how it performs on the eyes.
Lately, I’ve noticed several palettes including some green shades and with the holidays fast-approaching, I wanted to create a festive, smokey green eye to really showcase the intensity of the shades.
OTHER PRODUCTS USED:
Foundation – Tawny | Concealer – NC35 | Bronzer | Blush | Highlight | Brows – 03 | Lashes | Upper Liner – Blacktrack | Lower Liner – Onyx | Lip Pencil – Stripdown | Lipstick – Creme Cup | Lip Gloss -Beaux
***all products from Ulta!***
For the more every day, ‘natural glam’ eye that Jaclyn is known for, I stuck with three shades that can be used for a variety of purposes.
OTHER PRODUCTS USED:
Foundation – 3.0 | Concealer – NC35 | Bronzer | Blush | Highlight | Brows – 03 | Lashes | Upper Liner *ON SALE LESS THAN $6 | Lower Liner – Burgundy Suede | Lipstick – Charming Beige
I hope you found this review helpful and since the Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette is now being sold at Ulta – with improved packaging – get it if you’re on the market for a very practical, good-for-everywhere palette.