NEW! Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Vault Collection Review

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No we do not have Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics just yet... but YES we have another Morphe x Jaclyn Hill collaboration!

In this video I break the entire collaboration for you including the palette details, packaging, price, and a review on the shadows themselves in all 4 palettes!

If you don't have time to watch the video, make time ;) but I also list the main details and my review down below. Check it out!

JACLYN HILL X MORPHE VAULT: $49

WHAT COMES IN THE VAULT

4 EYESHADOW PALETTES: 
You can purchase the entire vault for $49 or each individual palette for $15.

Launch: April 14th on Morphe.com.

INDIVIDUAL PALETTE REVIEWS

DARK MAGIC: A

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This palette still isn't my absolute favorite from the collection, clearly because I do not normally reach for green shadows. HOWEVER, this palette did perform WAY better than the last palette.

There was absolutely no fall out on my face, but there was a tiny bit of kick back in the pan from the matte shadows, but it was pretty much normal compared to other shadows. Overall, nice palette if you're looking for green tones like these.

BLING BOSS: A

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You can see how the colors performed with the last palette in my purple smokey eye tutorial, but overall I love this palette! I thought it performed ok with the last batch of palettes, yet this one of course was so much better.

The only complaint I had last time was that vibrant purple shade needed to be built up continuously for the color payoff, however this time around the shadow performed like a dream and was EXTRA pigmented from the get go. Love this!

RING THE ALARM: A

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By far my favorite palette of the collection. Not only is it those everyday, warm tone favorites that we all love, but the colors in this palette are some of the most perfect for all skin tones and for every day use.

This is the palette I chose to use in my latest tutorial and review of the collection, so if you want my thoughts on this one and to see how they actually performed, go ahead and check that out ;)

ARMED AND GORGEOUS: A

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I wouldn't normally reach for a palette like this but the yellow shadows in these are a dream! It's too bad summer is coming to an end because these colors are perfect for it.

I say I like this one the *second* least, compared to the dark magic palette as I don't see myself reaching for this palette often, but the shadows performed just as well as all the other palette's so if these colors speak to you, feel free to get it!

MY OPINIONS ON THE OVERALL COLLECTION

  • Very cute concept

  • The shadows feel the same as, if not better than the original Jaclyn Hill palette

  • There is close to no fallout in these palettes

  • The color selection is super diverse and very wearable but allows you to be creative as well

  • Packaging is EVERYTHING! Love the mirror, the names under the shadows and the revamped packing from the original. The outside is a glossy finish instead of matte like the original, which means the palette's won't stain on the outside or look dirty

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WOULD I BUY THIS?

I have to say... I am still on the fence! The shadows are amazing and the colors are great, however if you compare this to the original Jaclyn Hill palette, the shadows are very similar (of course) so it's really up to you if you believe it is worth it.

The original Jaclyn Hill is $38 and this is $49 for all 4 palettes, so if you already have the original, you may not be benefiting from this unless you are into supporting Jaclyn because she is awesome, you love collecting palettes, or you are truly looking for smaller palettes with mirrors with great quality shadows that you can travel easily with (woo that's a lot!)

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How Colourpop Just Changed the Game for Makeup Lovers

If you are a fan of cheap makeup, you probably know who Colourpop is.

 

They were my first purchase when it came to liquid lipsticks and they pretty much changed my life! Smudge proof, long lasting and not too drying either (to some they are, but I can tolerate it)

 

Not only that.. they are also $6 each! 

 

Just take a look at their site. Most of their products range from $5-$15 for bundle options and their quality is absolutely amazing! 

 

I don't know if it is just me though, but I noticed something a bit different from their product selection with their recent collab with iluvsarahii (or Karen, if you can't pronounce her Youtube name like me)

 

From this collection (which is absolutely to DIE for) you can buy 2 eyeshadow palettes, 3 different lips and 3 lip liners for either $69 or $60, or buy them individually.

 

Wait... I can get the same thing for $69 or $60? Why would I pay more for the same thing?

 

BECAUSE LOOK! They are offering the PR bundle for just $9 more! 

 

A PR bundle?? Why would I want that??

 

Because every influencer has it. 

 

You see... if you aren't familiar with the beauty community, basically a PR bundle/package is something sent to a Youtuber or influencer directly from the brand. The Youtuber can then do whatever they want with it (make a video review, Instagram unboxing, snapchat unboxing, giveaway, throw it away, whatever! With no strings attached.)

 

Anyone who watches Youtube or follow beauty influencers DIES a bit when they see these elaborate packages (at least I do!). I often find myself wanting so badly to get a PR package myself filled with so many products!

 

I mean come on, who wouldn't want a full line of athletic clothing with their new make up!

 

But with Colourpop, now you can actually have the PR package yourself!! For a good $9 more, which, if you are already paying $60, why not tackle on another $9 for the PR box and packaging, because come on... look at how GORGEOUS it is!

 

This is the first time I have ever seen a brand offering a PR package for sale to the general public and as pictured, it has been sold out every time I've been to the website. 

Is this going to be a new trend? Maybe. Is it crazy to spend more money just to look or feel like a real beauty influencer? Maybe. Did it work for Colourpop?

 

Absolutely. 

 

I love seeing brands do stuff like this and it's SO AWESOME to see how everyone is evolving and adapting to what's hot and the coolest beauty trends (at least for me, after all, I did study PR and Marketing in college!)

 

What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment down below or start a discussion on my Facebook or Instagram about it! I want to see if you think this is smart or a ploy to spend more money!

 

More articles about makeup collabs coming soon ;) 

 

xoxo,

Battleforbeauty <3