After two years in the making, the highly anticipated Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette is going to launch on 6/21 and I’m one of the lucky bloggers who got sent the palette before its release to give you a first look (a huge thank you to the Morphe team for such an incredible surprise)!
If you weren’t aware, this isn’t the first time that these two power houses have collaborated — Jaclyn released an eyeshadow palette back in 2014 with Morphe that contained a compilation of her favorite eyeshadows from the brand (which I own — see comparison photos below). Now, the two are back with a brand new eyeshadow palette that contains thirty-five custom, handcrafted shades that were meticulously customized by Jaclyn. The large eyeshadow palette will retail for $38 — a bit higher than the other products in Morphe’s line, but is still undoubtedly affordable for the amount and quality of product. Also varying from the the traditional Morphe products with the black packaging, The Jaclyn Hill Palette has an all white packaging with metallic silver lettering on the front cover — very simple and elegant, and truly fitting to Jaclyn’s style.
The Jaclyn Hill Palette contains a breathtaking array of eye colors with a mostly neutral formation in addition to a few bright colors in both warm and cool tones with matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes. These eyeshadows have a brand new formulation and were pressed differently from Morphe’s existing eyeshadows, which was a major factor that resulted in the price increase of this palette.
The formula for all thirty-five shades left little room for complaints as they’re all extremely creamy and pigmented, and super easy to work with. The three finishes in this palette did slightly vary in terms of payoff as the matte colors were a lot smoother and the shimmer and metallic shades were more saturated; however, every single eyeshadow that I’ve worn so far delivered upon application and gave an intense, true-to-color payoff that was even, blend-able, and build-able. Some of the eyeshadows, particularly the matte shades, have a lot of kick-back in the pans, but that to me just means that they’re pigmented, so it’s not a huge issue for me. There were also minimal fall-outs when I applied these colors onto my eyes, even with the glittery shades, which was nice.
I had no difficulties at all using these eyeshadows and I think the quality and vibrancy of these colors are incredible. I really love the blend of undertones and mixture of finishes in this palette, and think the colors are all very on-trend, wearable, and suitable for all skin tones. There isn’t one color that I don’t love in this palette — it’s a carefully thought out palette that is truly versatile and universally flattering. Do I recommend this palette? Absolutely yes! You have a stunning collection of colors that will allow you to create any desired makeup, whether neutral or dramatic, as it contains a diverse shade selection with phenomenal quality and not to the mention, the affordable price for such a large palette is unbeatable. You can’t go wrong with this palette — it’s definitely a must-have in your personal makeup collection or professional line-up!
I included a side-by-side comparison of the old palette (left) to the new palette (right) below for you in case you’re curious. Both palettes have a mostly neutral color scheme with various pops of colors. I, personally, favor the new eyeshadow palette much more!
Here are the shade names and swatches of all thirty-five eyeshadow colors:
- Enlight – satin nude
- Beam – shimmery vanilla
- Silk Creme – matte tan
- M.F.E.O. (Made For Each Other) – matte bisque
- Faint – light pink with a metallic finish
- Sissy – shimmery rosy pink with a gold shift
- Little Lady – intense shimmery salmon
- Creamsicle – creamy mustard yellow with a matte finish
- Butter – matte brown with an orange undertone
- Pooter – matte light brown
- Pukey – matte yellowish brown
- Hunts – matte burnt red
- Firework – shimmery copper
- Queen – metallic pure gold
- Obsessed – shimmery icy pink with a silvery sheen
- S.B.N. (Smokey But Natural) – shimmery light brown with a warm undertone
- Hillster – shimmery deep burnt brown
- Roxanne – matte reddish brown
- Jacz – dark red brown with a matte finish
- Buns – warm medium brown with a matte finish
- Cranapple – shimmery cranberry
- Royalty – deep purple with copper and teal glitters
- Twerk – shimmery royal blue
- Hustle – shimmery cool-toned taupe
- Meeks – shimmery bronze
- 24/7 – metallic brown with silver glitters
- Chip – matte burgundy brown
- Mocha – matte chocolate brown
- Pool Party – shimmery aqua with a gold shift
- Jada – matte teal
- Diva – metallic hunter green
- Enchanted – deep forest green with a matte finish
- Central Park – matte cocoa brown with a cool undertone
- Soda Pop – matte dark purple
- Abyss – matte true black
Here is the makeup look that I created using this eyeshadow palette.
I used the shades:
- Silk Creme – Crease
- Hunts – Crease / Lower Lash Line
- Creamsicle – Crease / Inner Lid / Lower Lash Line
- Jada – Crease / Outer Lid
- Pool Party – Center Lid
- Mocha – Lower Lash Line
- Abyss – Lower Lash Line
- Beam – Brow Bone / Tear Duct
What are your thoughts on this palette and collaboration? I would love to know! Check out my pictorial using this palette here.
I hope you found this review helpful and thank you so much for reading!
(I received this product complimentary of Morphe. The opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine.)