I’m so excited for today’s first impressions because I was one of the lucky few to get my hands on the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette! I believe I read somewhere that it sold out within 45 minutes of its launch on 6/21/2017, and that Morphe will be restocking it “soon”. I’ve followed Jaclyn Hill’s YouTube Channel since 2011 and have always loved the eyeshadows that she uses to create her looks, so I was ecstatic when I found out that she was creating her very own custom palette. There was a lot of hype (both positive and negative) around this launch, so I’ve decided to share my first impressions with you! (I’ll do a full review after I’ve been able to play with it a bit more as this just arrived on 6/29/2017.) Let’s get into my initial thoughts on the palette!
- I LOVED the price point. For $38.00 USD, you get 35 shadows. As a comparison, the NARS eyeshadow palette that I reviewed last month (review here) has 12 shadows for $59.00 USD. Morphe is known for their lower price point eyeshadow palettes, but I’ve never tried anything from the brand before so I’m not too sure about what to expect quality wise for this much of a price difference.
- The packaging is simple yet chic. I really like the clean, white, classic appearance to the palette. It may not stay that way after I start to use it a bunch, but for now, it’s perfect!
- THE COLORS! The majority of the palette is warm toned, which as I continue to blog, you will notice a trend in that I’ll continuously declare that “warm toned eyeshadows are my favorite”! In addition to those colors, there are a few darks, a few cool tones, and some very fun and bright pops of color. Those bright shades are colors that I would never purchase on their own, but I can already envision some fun summer looks with them!
“This palette is dedicated to all my loving subscribers. -xo Jaclyn”List of names for corresponding shadows.
- There is a mix of finishes to the shadows. There are shimmers, satins, mattes, foils, and glitters. Yay for variety 🎉!
- The swatches of the shimmers/satins/etc. were effortless and very pigmented. However, the swatches of the mattes were a bit more difficult to get to full pigmentation. I had to dip back into the matte shadows to pick up more color to re-swatch. (Preview for my upcoming review – the way that the shadows applied to my eyes were quite different than how they swatched!)
Overall, I am very excited to really put this palette to use! It’s so versatile, and in Jaclyn’s debut video of the palette, she even stated that she created the shadows with everyone and every skin tone in mind. From my first impressions of this, I honestly think that I wouldn’t need (to clarify – need not want) any more eyeshadows for a VERY long time. I’ll be testing this out over the next week and will be back in touch next Monday for an in-depth review of the palette!