I finally got my Jaclyn Hill Palette in the mail last week and I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you. I figured that since this palette is being released again very soon, this might be helpful for those of you who didn’t get it in the first round, but still want to purchase it. I will have all of the individual shades labeled as well for those of you who can’t get it and want to purchase the shades separately, as these are all sold as individual shadows as well.
Of course, we have to talk about packaging. Not just for looks, but for functionality as well. This product has pretty crappy packaging, just a flimsy plastic case with a snap closure. Although I would have expected better for something with Jaclyn Hill’s name on it, I can understand the packaging in this case as the palette was fairly inexpensive. I would rather have better quality shadows than great packaging anyway. I just wouldn’t trust this palette travelling or anything where I couldn’t protect it myself. The good thing about this packaging though is that these shadows can be depotted. They are glued in, but with minimal prying they can be popped out and put into whatever you want. That would make it a bit more secure for travelling. My sister has a couple of Morphe palettes and we depotted some shadows over the Christmas break and it was pretty easy.
Now onto the part we’re all here for, the shades. This palette comes with 28 shades in a variety of finishes (matte, metallic, duo-chrome, shimmer) and a decent variety of shade variation. These are for the most part, very pigmented and not powdery. There are a couple that I would consider to be a bit stiff in texture, but I’ll talk more about that when we get to the swatches. Of course if you’re familiar with Jaclyn Hill, then it makes sense that this palette is so warm in tone, as she clearly loves her warm shades. I love warm colours as well, so this was right up my alley. This palette definitely has a lot of browns, lots of warm browns and a few cooler ones. I’m not entirely sure I need all those browns, but I do appreciate the option. The one shade of brown that I do need and is missing is like a deep brown, like Espresso from the Lorac Pro Palette. Something that’s neutral, not red or too warm, but something just to add depth or darken up the lower lashline. I know that many people were missing a matte black, but that doesn’t bother me. I almost never reach for black, it just looks harsh on my fair skin. But other than that, there is tons of variety to play with in this palette.
4- A frosty off-white highlight shade
54- A shimmery peach-champagne
6- A shimmery champagne beige
76- A shimmery golden beige
64- A warm camel brown
14- A rusty, burnt orange.
75- A shimmery rusted gold
67- Light peach-brown with pink and purple duo-chrome
13- Milk chocolate brown. A great transition shade for my skintone.
62- Medium brown with taupe undertones
63- Medium cool brown
20- Warm brown with strong gold shimmer
47- Burnt orange with intense gold shimmer
66- Matte coral. I was disappointed by this shade. It looks quite neon in the pan, but it’s a stiff shadow and doesn’t have the same intensity when swatched.
33- A bright peachy pink
68- Metallic berry
16- Rosy brown
15- Warm orangey brown, caramel
61- Cool khaki brown
24- Soft brown with red undertones
74-Deep copper- bronze
59- Vibrant magenta
38- Light purple with blue duo-chrome
53- Medium muted grape purple
48- Deep jewel toned purple
71- Maroon. This shade is pigmented, but powdery and dry.
19- Vibrant shamrock green
Overall thoughts (so far)
Overall, I’m enjoying this palette. It has most of the staples I use in any eye look, plus some unique shades I don’t have elsewhere. Price aside, this is a good palette regardless of it being cheap. It would still be a good palette at a higher price if that makes sense. I wouldn’t consider any shade to be a complete dud and 99% are excellent quality. If you’re looking for a mix of neutrals with some pops of colour, this is a great palette for you.
When Morphe Brushes releases this palette again, they will be announcing it on their Instagram (@morphebrushes), so be sure to keep checking there if you want to get your hands on it. If you miss out, fear not as the shades can be purchased individually like I mentioned earlier.
So there you have it! Keep an eye out for upcoming tutorials featuring this palette!
Bye for now!