The Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette launched in June last year and I instantly knew I wanted it but the shipping costs to the UK worked out at *more* than the palette so I had come to terms with the fact it’d never be mine. Fast forward a year later, Morphe are now available at Cult Beauty with their new launches so I was thrilled that I was finally able to get my hands on the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette after wanting it for so long. I’ve always loved the Morphe Eyeshadow Palettes, but the formula of the Jaclyn Hill Palette was said to be a more premium formula which took two years to perfect, with Jaclyn making sure they delivered not only the best colour payoff but also amazing application.
Jaclyn did a video talking about the palette and the process behind creating it, and the individual shades. The palette has white, glossy white cardboard packaging with silver foil writing on the front for Jaclyn’s signature. Jaclyn explains in her video she had full creative control for the whole palette, and wanted new formulas and shades for this to be her dream eyeshadow palette.
The packaging is very basic for a £37 eyeshadow palette but the quality is totally there within the eyeshadows themselves, so I’m glad they gave us sleek yet simple packaging so they could keep the price down as much as possible. Before trying the eyeshadows for myself I did think the palette was a little pricey considering the other 35 pan Morphe palettes are £23, but the swatches totally speak for themselves.
The inner cardboard holding the 35 pans within the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette is a matte metallic silver colour, and the pans are larger than I thought they’d be. The total weight of this palette is 56.2 grams working out that each shade within this palette contains 1.60 grams of product, and £1.05 per shade.
The 1.6g per pan is very generous when the likes of MAC and Urban Decay only contain 1.5 grams and they’re £15-£16 PER shade, so the value for money is definitely there and again, as soon as I tried the shadows for myself I couldn’t believe how superior they were to the ordinary Morphe shadows – they are on par with the Morphe 39A Palette. The palette has all of the shade names on the back of the box, now let’s move onto swatches….
Enlight – a satin neutral toned pale cream.
Beam – a warm toned pale champagne shimmer.
Silk Creme – a warm light brown matte, designed to be a perfect transition shade.
MFEO (made for eachother) – a more neutral toned light brown matte.
Faint – a pale pink toned champagne shimmer.
Sissy – a pink foiled shade with a golden duochrome shift.
Little Lady – a rose gold foil.
Creamsicle – a mustard yellow matte.
Butter – an orangey brown matte.
Pooter – a warm toned medium brown matte.
Pukey – a ‘baby puke brown’ matte – Jaclyn’s words!
Hunts – a bright orange matte.
Firework – a bold copper foil.
Queen – a pure gold foil.
Obsessed – a light grey toned taupe shimmer.
S.B.N (smokey but natural) – a golden brown shimmer.
Hilster – a dark burnt copper shimmer.
Roxanne – a dark reddy toned brown matte.
Jacz – a burgundy matte.
Buns – a light neutral toned brown matte.
Cranapple – a cranberry shimmer.
Royalty – a deep purple shimmer with purple glitter.
Twerk – a royal blue shimmer but looks purple in some lights.
Hustle – a cool toned taupe shimmer.
Meeks – a dark golden bronze shimmer.
24/7 -a dark warm toned brown with silver glitter.
Chip – a cool toned medium brown matte.
Mocha – a warm chocolate brown matte.
Pool Party – a teal shimmer with a golden duochrome shift.
Jada – a teal matte.
Diva – a deep khaki green shimmer with glitter.
Enchanted – a forest green matte.
Central Park – a cool toned light brown matte.
Soda Pop – an intense cool toned brown matte (a little patchy).
Abyss – a black matte (a little patchy).
Before purchasing the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, I knew the quality was going to be good from the many, many rave reviews I’ve read or watched but I was still totally wowed when doing these first swatches. The last two shades were patchy to swatch, but when using them with a brush they do perform a little better but there aren’t any disappointing shades in the whole palette which very rarely happens.
I knew from the start I wouldn’t use Pool Party or Jada as bright greens like that really don’t suit me, but the palette was still so worth it for the other 33 shades which I’ll get a lot of use out of. The palette is totally worth the hype and I’m beyond happy to finally own it, although now I SO want the Vault Palettes (and her new brush collection) as the quality of these shades is amazing. My favourite rows in the palette would have to be the third and fourth, but I love how much effort Jaclyn has put into perfecting this palette, it’s so so good.
Have you tried any of the Morphe Palettes? What do you think of the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette?
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