Right before going to the movies on Saturday night, I talked my boyfriend into taking me to Ulta. When I walked in the door, the newest Morphe palettes were staring me in the face and let me tell you; I wasn’t leaving without The Jaclyn Hill Palette.
Best decision ever!
My biggest problem is that I cannot walk out of a makeup store without spending $100 or more. It just doesn’t happen. Staring at the mesmerizing pigments of Mophe- The Jaclyn Hill Palette did not help that situation.
Of course, I had to check it out, so I swatched them on my arm.
There was enough pigment in some of them to cover up my tattoo.
Of course, I bought the eyeshadow palette, and now I’m here to give you my honest opinion about it once I got it home and got to play with it more.
The Jaclyn Hill Palette Review
If you are anything like me, you have entirely too much makeup. I have been in search of eyeshadows with great pigment forever. I buy them, am not thoroughly impressed, and put them in the drawer of doom where I forget them until it’s too late.
This is the best eyeshadow palette and will never make it to that drawer.
OMG! Seriously guys, check out The Jaclyn Hill Palette swatches! If you haven’t taken the dive yet, I bet you will now.
Mind blown. Now it’s time to try The Jaclyn Hill Palette on my eyes.
- Enlight. Put on the first light shade for my blending base. It seems very sheer and doesn’t show up a whole lot, but after slowly building a bit it looks good.
- Hunts. This one is the lighter red that will blend up from the crease of my eye. Very red and pigmented. It does not take much and is somewhat tricky to blend.
- Jacz. This one is a deeper maroon that I used for my crease. Love it! Blends wonderfully and has a great depth to it.
- Chip. This dark color is hard to explain. Its a deep brown with a purple undertone. I used this for my outer corners.
- Queen. I covered my inner corner with concealer first and then put this beautiful sparkly gold over it. I also placed this color on my lower lash line. I have no words for this other than absolutely stunning!
Now that I have tried it on I can honestly tell you that I completely love it.
Pigment in The Jaclyn Hill Palette
There is so much pigment in The Jaclyn Hill Palette. I have never seen something so glorious. Get it here before it sells out!
I will be completely honest, if you are a beginner with makeup or not great at blending, this is going to take some work.
I struggled at first to blend it because the colors are so strong.
Make sure that when you are using it, you slowly build the colors. If you have too much on your brush and you plop it on your eyelid, there is trouble in the near future. It will take an extra 10 minutes to blend, during which you may get frustrated and give up or want to start over.
Overall, LOVE the amount of pigment, but I cannot stress enough, be careful with your application and don’t overdo it.
Presentation of The Jaclyn Hill Palette
Not that this is ultra important by any means, but The Jaclyn Hill Palette is so elegant.
I love the simplicity of the white and silver.
The different shades are all arranged in a very desirable pattern that is appealing to the eye. There is a nice variety and a few brighter colors that stand out, but due to the organization in the palette, they are that much more attractive.
Jaclyn also had a sweet note placed on the inside cover.
The shade chart and names are on the back cover. I love and hate this. While I like that they are printed right on the palette, rather than an insert that I will surely lose, I hate having to flip my palette over each time to see what I am using.
Colors in The Jaclyn Hill Palette
Overall, this has one of the best variety of colors I have found yet.
Most of the palettes I have found are either bold or not. This palette has broken that trend.
There is a wide variety of similar colors as well as some brighter and different colors.
It’s wonderful to have the main shades that I use on a daily basis as well as some that are a little less common but are fun for special occasions all in one place.
While it may not be the one solution for every application, it has more than enough to provide a massive variety of different looks.
Application of The Jaclyn Hill Palette
Since there is so much pigment in the colors of this eyeshadow palette, the application can be tricky if you are always rushed or not a makeup pro.
I do not consider myself a pro, but I have a fair share of experience, and I found it difficult to blend if I got too much shadow in one shot.
My biggest piece of advice, use as little as possible and keep building it up. Don’t rush it and the blending will be perfect.
It has lovely wear as well. After applying it, I did not get that thick, chalky feeling that some shadows give you. I loved this because my skin is not perfect and I don’t want to have creases in my eyeshadow.
Paulina’s Final Thoughts: The Jaclyn Hill Palette Is One Of The Best Eyeshadow Palettes Ever!
Overall, I have to say that I love The Jaclyn Hill Palette. It is by far one of the best eyeshadow palettes that I own.
It has all the shades that I can use for an everyday look as well as some brighter, fun shades for something different.
It applies smoothly once you figure out the right amount and wears well all day long.
It has an excellent ratio of matte and shimmer shades, so you get the best of both worlds.
The only thing left to tell you is that if you are a makeup junkie at all, you need this palette in your life and I would suggest buying one, if not two before it sells out. You can find it here!