Morphe and Jaclyn Hill have collaborated again to create the The Vault set, consisting of four eyeshadow palettes containing shades that have not made it to the Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Palette but were too beautiful not to be used. Therefore, the eyeshadow palettes were created with additional colors to compliment those shades, with each palette having ten eyeshadow shades in total.
The eyeshadows are supposed to have the same quality as the first palette, which I really loved (review here) however, the original release date was postponed due to problems with the quality of the eyeshadows. Therefore in today’s review, I’m curious to see if the new Morphe x Jaclyn Hill The Vault eyeshadow palettes are as good as they claim to be.
The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill The Vault set comes in a cardboard box that is completely white with silver details. The back shows a picture of Jaclyn with a personal message to her subscribers, explaining why she created the collection. It is also possible to purchase the eyeshadow palettes individually.
Inside the box is another, more sturdy, cardboard box containing the four palettes. The names of the palettes are Dark Magic, Armed & Gorgeous, Bling Boss and Ring the Alarm. You can easily take them out by pulling on the lint attached to the box.
Each palette of the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill The Vault is made of sturdy cardboard with a magnetic closure and has the same outside exterior, the only difference that I can see the name on the side of the palettes. In case you were wondering, I have “V2” printed on the back of the palettes. Opening the palettes reveal ten round eyeshadow pans with their names displayed on the bottom of the shade and a mirror on top. Each palette has a net. weight of 16 grams of eyeshadow.
I really like that they’ve added a mirror this time and that the shade names are shown. These palettes are also much more travel-friendly than the Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Palette, which contains 35 shades.
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Dark Magic Eyeshadow Palette
The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Dark Magic Eyeshadow Palette has a focus on dark shades to create a variety of sultry and smokey looks.
The shades are described as follows:
Poof (matte cream)
Power Cut (metallic silver)
Shhh (matte dusty taupe)
Trickery (sparkling emerald)
Diversion (shimmering gunmetal)
Potion (matte avocado green)
Busted (matte ocean blue)
Inside Job (matte dark jade)
Mojo (matte smoked hickory)
Temptress (glinting pitch black)
Since I recently reviewed the Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Palette (review here), I still have the formula fresh in my mind. The metallic/shimmer shades feel and swatch as good as the first palette, nicely pigmented and intense. The matte shades feel the same to the touch however, some of them swatch really chalky like the shade Potion and are not as intense as I hoped them to be, so I do think there is a difference in quality in the matte eyeshadows when it comes to swatching, but the most important thing is of course how it performs on the eyes.
For this look, I used the shades Poof (all over the upper area), Shhh (crease and lower lid), Potion (upper and lower lid), Mojo (outer V), Diversion (inner half of the lower lid) and Power Cut (inner corner highlight).
The first thing I noticed when applying Potion is that the color changed on my eyelids, it turned much darker compared to how it looks in the pan and on my dry arm swatches. I think it’s because my eyelids were a bit tacky due to the eye primer. Even building up the shade did not change it to the original color, which makes it look slightly patchy but I still find it looking beautiful. I think a cream eyeshadow base would help the shade look more vibrant. Aside from that, the other eyeshadows worked and blended well together.
I think the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Dark Magic Eyeshadow Palette has some pretty shades to create a lot of beautiful night time looks with but unfortunately, I do think a few of the darker shades need a little help with a good base and building up the shade.
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Armed & Gorgeous Eyeshadow Palette
The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Armed & Gorgeous Eyeshadow Palette focuses on a selection of yellow gold and orange shades in combination with greens and warm browns.
The shades are described as follows:
VIP (icy white shimmer)
Access (matte turmeric gold)
Gilt Trip (gold leaf shimmer)
Coin (glitzy gold sheen)
Agent (matte saffron)
Top Secret (matte absinthe green)
Smooth Criminal (matte cognac)
Secure (matte tangerine)
Prowl (matte dark truffle)
Classified (shimmering burnt gold)
I again think that the metallic/shimmer shades look really beautiful. There is a difference in intensity of the reflection but they all swatch completely opaque and even. The matte shades are good in this palette, only Top Secret swatching a bit more patchy.
For this look, I used the shades Access (transition shade), Shhh (crease, lower lid and outer 3rd of the upper crease), Smooth Criminal (outer corner), Coin (middle of the upper lid and inner 3rd of the lower lid) and Gilt Trip (inner 3rd of the upper lid and inner corner highlight).
I’ve never done a yellow gold/orange look before and I absolutely love it! It was easy to work with all the shades that I used for this look and I think the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Armed & Gorgeous Eyeshadow Palette is very unique. This palette is my favorite of the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill The Vault collection.
I did encounter a problem when I was wearing this look. I have watery eyes, especially in the inner corners, which usually makes my false eyelashes come loose or my mascara run a bit. Then, I noticed that the eyeshadow Gilt Trip started to break down on me! It wouldn’t stick on the area that became sensitive and watery no matter how much I packed the shade on that area. I could fix it a little bit by applying a cream base and putting the eyeshadow on top of that, but I never had this problem so badly before! I don’t know if it’s because my eyes were really watery or if it’s the eyeshadow. Either way, I would definitely recommend to use a cream base if you have watery eyes like I have.
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Bling Boss Eyeshadow Palette
The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Bling Boss Eyeshadow Palette focuses on a selection of mauves, purples and jewel toned shades.
The shades are described as follows:
Bling Bling (silvery pink glitz)
Hush Hush (matte lilac mauve)
Gem (vibrant violet sheen)
Pizzazz (glistening magenta)
Mystic (matte blackberry)
Spark (matte ruby red)
Glitz & Glam (shimmering rose gold)
Rockstar (matte mulberry)
Ballsy (glistening mauve pink)
Berry Treasure (glittering charcoal black)
I think I can tell that the main thing when it comes to the quality of the palettes are that the matte shades are a bit underwhelming in comparison to the first palettes formula. They absolutely look and feel fine on the finger but swatch much less pigmented than expected. I’m at least happy to see that the metallic/shimmer shades have an overall good quality.
For this look, I used the shades Hush Hush (transition shade), Rockstar (crease, inner and outer 3rd of the lids), Ballsy (middle of the lids), Mystic (outer corner) and Bling Bling (inner corner highlight).
With some of the shades of this palette, I again had a problem with the shades changing in color in comparison how they look in the pan/swatched dry on my arm. Even the shade Bling Bling turned more lavender, which I think it’s because it had mixed a bit with the shade Rockstar. I also found the shade Rockstar to be more difficult to blend out. The shades inside the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Bling Boss Eyeshadow Palette are not my thing but I think the look turned out fine. I also do think that these shades look unique, especially Ballsy.
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Ring the Alarm Eyeshadow Palette
The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Ring the Alarm Eyeshadow Palette focuses on a warm red and orange shades. Knowing Jaclyn, this is not very surprising, her favorite palette of the bunch.
The shades are described as follows:
Lolli (shimmering peach rosé)
Rush (matte amber)
On Camera (shimmering tropical gold)
Boom (shimmering blushed bronze)
Alert (matte deep ochre)
Bomb Ass (gleaming hibiscus pink)
Siren (shimmering plum)
Mugshot (matte toasted almond)
Framed (matte deep plum)
Secret (matte roasted chestnut)
All the metallic/shimmering shades swatch beautifully, which is surprising to me because Bomb Ass looked like a very difficult shade to get right, but this one looks amazing swatched! Again, some of the matte shades perform better than the other, but I think in this palette, these are the most consistent ones in quality.
For this look, I used the shades Rush (transition shade), Alert (crease, outer 3rd of the lid and bottom lid), Boom (upper lid) Framed (outer corner) and Lolli (inner corner).
I do like the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Ring the Alarm Eyeshadow Palette however, there were so many warm-toned eyeshadow palettes launched in the last year, that I don’t think it is very unique. It does have a decent quality but again, I had problems with the eyeshadow breaking down on the inner corners of my eyes, not so badly as with my other look but it still happened. So I that the shimmery/metallic shades of this collection crease more easily and should definitely be primed better using a cream base to prevent early creasing signs.
I’m a bit disappointed by the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill The Vault set because I expected the same quality as the original Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Palette which to me, is not the case for the matte shades. I don’t know if I have a “bad batch” but I did purchase the vault myself during the (delayed) launch, which is only supposed to have the good quality palettes. I don’t have problems with completely unusable shades, I can create beautiful looks using the palettes but some of the shades do need a bit of extra attention.
I also don’t think that you need the complete collection. Unfortunately, a lot of shades look very similar from one to the other palette like the green shades Top Secret and Potion, as well as a lot of transition and warm brown shades. If I would have to choose one palette, it would definitely be Armed & Gorgeous. I would personally skip Ring the Alarm because I already own a lot of warm-toned palettes and Bling Boss because these are not my type of shades.
The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill The Vault set is available for €55,00 Euro (€68 Euro value) at Eu.Morphe.com. You can purchase the individual palettes for €17,00 Euro each. There are extra no custom fees when shipping to the Netherlands if you purchase the palettes through the mentioned European website. You also get free shipping if you spend over €35,00 Euro.
Did you or are you planning to purchase the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault eyeshadow palettes? Which one is your favorite?
Ring the Alarm zijn mijn kleuren, maar zo heb ik er inderdaad ook al genoeg. Jammer dat de mattes niet doen wat je ervan gehoopt had.
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