I’ve been watching Jacklyn Hill since she was doing foundation tutorials at her kitchen table in the dark. She’s beautiful and talented and given that we have the same skin type, I take her recommendations very seriously. A few years back she teamed up with Becca Cosmetics and created her own highlight shade. It’s beautiful, compliments a wide variety of skin tones, and is in my regular rotation currently. When I saw her announce that she created a huge eye shadow pallet with Morphe Cosmetics, I was curious, but not quite sold. Since it was released, countless tutorials using the pallet have been posted on YouTube and blogs and people really like it. I took advantage of an Ulta 20% off sale (and EBates [maybe link “Ebates” to your article]) and got it for just under $30.00.
• Beyond-creamy color
• Highly pigmented
• Super blendable
Packaging: This palette comes in a large, thin cardboard container which I think is appropriate given the price point. A lot of folks complain that they want a mirror in a palette, but that really is not a necessity for me given that I need at least a 5x magnifying mirror to see anything anyway.
Scent: Yup, I smelled them. The bad news is that they do not smell like anything. The good news is that they don’t smell like anything 🤪.
Formula/Texture: These swatched beautifully!While the formulas are different based on the finish, I was really impressed with the texture and pigmentation.
Application: Now this was fun! I really wanted to create an eye shadow look that did the palette justice, so of course I landed on a very neutral look. Because I was so very disappointed in my creativity, I decided to see what looks others have created using the palette and I landed on the bright blue and red look below (after following a YouTube tutorial). I was so glad that I did this because these bright shades in a poor quality palette would not blend well together and the whole thing would have looked like a mess. I was really impressed with how easily and seamlessly these color’s bended together. One thing I do want to point out is that I think this palette is missing a major stapled that I use in all of my looks: a matte cream color to use under the brow. There is a variety of shimmer shades, but I prefer a matte cream color for blending under my brows. I obviously have many versions of this shadow, but it’s unfortunate that she didn’t include in the palette.
Performance: These stayed on my eyes all day and looked perfect. I primed my eyes with my concealer and set it with my face powder before applying, and was very sad to take of my makeup at the end of the day.
Comparison to other similar products: I have a lot of eye shadow palettes. Like a lot. So when trying to find something similar to this in my collection I was looking at quality and price point. When you take into account what I payed versus the retail price, I could not find anything that could compete.
The verdict: I think this is a really great eyeshadow palette especially given the price point. If you are looking for a palette that gives you the opportunity to create both neutral and more dramatic looks and won’t break the bank, this one is for you.
Let’s go back to the claims and see how we did:
• Beyond-creamy color- Agreed! Well, they were not “beyond” creamy. I would say they were creamy but I don’t know that I’d want a “beyond” creamy shadow. What’s beyond creamy?
• Highly pigmented- Agreed! They had great pigmentation.
• Super blendable- Yup, super blendable indeed!
Pros: Great price, great quality and you have the option for a variety of looks.
Cons: It’s missing a matte cream shade.
Where to Buy: Ulta or Morphe