Morphe Jaclyn Hill for Asian Eyes | Review + Swatches
Let’s be honest here. I’m not super amazingly talented with makeup so you’re not going to be seeing any “Instagram Baddie” looks or whatever. I am your average working woman that wakes up an hour before she has to go sit in an office all day. So my makeup looks are always clean, minimal, neutral, and office friendly. Occasionally I’ll try to take it up a notch for special occasions, but for the most part I am more restricted when playing with makeup. I’m also not comfortable going out grocery shopping with a full face and heavy ass eye makeup. It just seems like overkill. Who has time for that anyway? With that being said, I got the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette because it looked like an all in one palette that could give me safe neutral looks and fun pops of color for my special occasions. If you want to see how the shadows performed and 2 extremely different looks for my Asian eyes then keep reading.
What It Is
YouTuber Jaclyn Hill’s creation of 35 brand new shadows- mattes, shimmers, satins, foils, and glitters. This palette is sold by Morphe for $38 and shipping costs will set you back at least $45.
Overall the shadows are OK. I know there are tons of reviews and videos on YouTube on this, but to me it’s just alright. I don’t find them as soft and buttery, and not as pigmented as the Modern Renaissance palette. To me, that’s ok, but maybe to you it would be a problem.
If you look at the palette, you’ll notice the top half are all just warm red/pink/brown shades so if you want light neutral looks they’re all going to look relatively similar. <- kind of lame
The shadows are more on the powdery side and the shimmers needs a tacky base or some fix + to really shine. I ended up packing on the shadows to see how much I would need for a heavier, dramatic look and man it took a lot. You’ll see in the photos that the natural makeup look doesn’t look THAT heavy, but if you saw me IRL you would take a step back because it is intense! The camera really washes out the colors so I had to really pile it on for the colors to show in the photos. Tip: use primer or concealer on your lids if you want the colors to show. I tried using it with just some translucent powder on my lids and the color payoff was really sad.
I also had a bit of a blending problem with the really dark matte shades. They didn't blend smoothly and the pigment stuck in my pores like polka dots. You'll see in the swatch below.
I think there was a lot of hype over this palette… maybe a bit too much. It’s not bad, but it’s not amazing either. I think it’s a fun option if you want just 1 palette to cover all your bases, but it’s definitely not a must-have.