Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette Review and Swatches

I’m going to be brutally honest. I have never been a fan of Morphe products. Gasp, I know – but I find it hard to wrap my head around buying makeup that is mass-manufactured in China. So, when Jaclyn Hill announced the release of her own palette with full creative control, I thought this would be a good time to try them out. For the full Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette Review and Swatches continue reading.

Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette Review and Swatches

I was lucky enough to order the palette before it sold out on the Morphe website. Shipping costs were reasonable and it arrived at my door within 5 days. The palette came securely in a medium-sized box with plenty of bubble wrap to protect it. I really appreciate the care that was taken to prevent the shadows from breaking.

The palette packaging is a little plain. The white, semi-matte cardboard palette is lacking a mirror, but has a magnetic closure to secure the shadows during travel. There are 35 shadows total; 17 mattes and 18 shimmers. I was under the impression from Jaclyn’s YouTube video customers would receive an info sheet containing shade names. There were none in my shipment, so forgive me for not including names. I swatched them out from the top row to the bottom row. I used no primer and photographed outside in natural light.

Each shade swatched out great, especially the shimmer shades. They were buttery, smooth, and comparable to high-end brands in quality. Swatching the matte shades was a little underwhelming. Most were too soft for my liking and light pressure breaks layers off the shadow.

When used with a brush, the shadows kick up a LOT of dust.

Another issue I had with the palette is the shade range on the eyes. 6 of the shades look identical. Pigmentation was lacking, unbuildable, and the dust created a mess underneath the eyes.

Pros:

  • The palette is reasonably priced
  • Shimmers are beautiful and pigmented
  • Shimmers are good quality
  • Sturdy palette
  • Magnetic closure
  • Shade range for all skin tones

Cons:

  • The palette has no mirror
  • Gets dirty easily
  • Many of the mattes look identical when worn
  • Matte pigmentation is lacking and very dry
  • No matte highlight shade
  • Fall out is huge
  • Colors aren’t unique or special
  • No shade names

Overall, I have very mixed feelings about this palette. I brought it traveling with me for a week and found myself frustrated using it. The shadows make a mess on everything, especially on your face. Based on quality, I think the Jaclyn Hill palette would be more suitable for beginners. Or course, so would Coastal Scents, BH Cosmetics, or any other “made in China” palettes available on the market. Unfortunately, this palette is a pass for me.

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