Hello friends! I waited this one out…for something like…4 months or so. I wanted this palette, but held out…and thankfully it was the right choice. As it turns out they fixed some of the packaging mistakes from the first release. The new release from Ulta features different packaging. The packaging is still a cardboard material (sadly) unlike their regular plastic palettes. Also unlike their regular palettes, this one is pricier. This one runs you $38USD for the same amount (35 shades) which to me is still a good deal. Considering I passed on the UD Heavy Meals palette that only contains 20 shades and costs $55, I’m not feeling too bad about this. Not to mention I got to use my 20% off coupon from Ulta. The palette can be purchased here.
The description of this palette is as follows:
Morphe’s Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette is not your average eyeshadow palette. That’d be boring. And Jaclyn Hill doesn’t do boring. This palette is a 2-year love affair. 35 OMG eyeshadows that were created by Jaclyn to deliver not only the best color payoff but also amazing application. Mattes, shimmers, satins, foils, and a glitter: all pressed to perfection just the way Jaclyn wanted. Her dreamy colors are now your reality. So, whether you’re pressed for time or have time to play, this palette is your new bestie.
Row 1: Enlight, Beam, Silk Crème, M.F.E.O., Faint, Sissy, Little Lady
Row 2: Creamsicle, Butter, Pooter, Pukey, Hunts, Firework, Queen
Row 3: Obsessed, S.B.N., Hillster, Roxanne, Jacz, Buns, Cranapple
Row 4: Royalty, Twerk, Hustle, Meeks, 24/7, Chip, Mocha
Row 5: Pool Party, Jada, Diva, Enchanted, Central Park, Soda Pop, Abyss
Morphe claims this is a whole new formula, but honestly the ingredients are the same, just in a different order, and another of their palettes is the same formula…so I’m not sure that is all that truthful, but it’s still just buttery soft as my other Morphe 35K palette.
Onto the goods, happily, the packaging is now glossy, which means it can be easier cleaned…and unlike other Morphe palettes, the shades are named in this one AND the new packaging has the shade name printed on the back of the palette.
The shadows are extremely soft, but some of the mattes were patchy and hard to blend. There are definitely a few standouts, none of them matte…The standouts are all shimmer, and honestly…I’m ok with that. Sissy, Little Lady, Pool Party, Royalty, Meeks and Diva are all freaking gorgeous and deserve special mention. There are plenty of neutrals in this for every day looks, and plenty dramatic shades for nights out. While they definitely are not all hits, many of them are just beautiful and overall I’m pretty happy I purchased this. The shadows are not gritty, and they do wear better than some other shadow brands.