Hello my beauties and thank you for coming by! Today I’m going to share with you my thoughts on the new Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Volume 2 palette. I know that this palette did come out a while back but I just got mine in May, I believe, and I’ve been testing it out quite a bit. To see my thoughts, keep reading!
So here is the actual palette, Jaclyn Hill and Morphe have created something truly beautiful. It is in the same type of packaging as her first palette which I don’t mind too much but the white does get dirty and dinged. I think there’s the same amount of shadows in this palette as is in her first one but I didn’t count. At first when I saw this palette, I wasn’t sure about how much I was going to use it with all of the bright pinks, purples, oranges, and yellows but the collector in me wanted it and I’m so glad I have it! It does look intimidating when you look at it but when I started swatching and trying them out the first time or two, I was quite surprised at how the colors looked. They’re bright but not neon bright. They can be toned down with a lighter hand or they can be bright and vibrant when packed on. I then started playing with the even brighter colors. Oddly enough, I haven’t touched the ‘natural’ part of the palette. The colors are gorgeous but I’m having too much fun with the bright colors.
Swatches, on the left we have the matte shades and on the right we have the shimmer shades.
–Matte shades left to right: No Joke, My Man, Heart On, Tipsy Girl, and Therapy Sesh
–Shimmer shades left to right: Flawed & Awed, Taliya, Ride or Diamonds, Empowered, and A Moment
I’m not the best at swatching because I rarely ever do it for pictures but I tried my best. All of these swatches are one pass. I didn’t go back over them because I wanted you to see how amazingly pigmented they are. The mattes are so beautifully blendable and they don’t blend away when you blend with or on them. The yellow especially, No Joke, is one of my favorites. I know it’s one of if not the best matte I’ve ever used. There isn’t a lot of kick up with either of these formulas, the mattes or the shimmers. The shimmers as you can see are also very pigmented. Flawed & Awed is my favorite shade in the entire palette. It’s great on its own or as a kind of topper. The shimmers are creamy and they apply well with brush or finger and I haven’t noticed any fallout when I have used the shimmers or the mattes. These shadows are all around great ones. Every look I’ve done with this palette has turned out beautifully and I find myself reaching for this palette over many of my other favorite palettes. Here’s a look I did about a week ago using the palette:
If you’re looking to do a good sunset look then this is the perfect palette. The goldish, orangeish, yellowish shade you see on my lids is the Flawed & Awed shade I was talking about. I had put it on top of the yellow. Here are the shades I used:
– Crease and lower lash line- Positivi-Tea
– Outer V and lower lash line- Dance Party
– Lid- No Joke
– Topper lid- Flawed & Awed
– Inner corner and brow bone- I’m In It
This is just one example of the type of looks you can get with this palette. I highly recommend picking this palette up, it’s amazing!
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