Palette Review: Jaclyn Hill Vault Collection by Morphe

If you’ve followed me on Instagram (which you should! @natplewamakeup), then you’ve probably seen these two looks! I recently got the Jaclyn Hill Vault Collection and decided to try out a couple different looks to give you a little review on it! There are so many different looks you can achieve with these four palettes, but today I’m going to show you how I used three of them.

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The first look I created is this smokey forest green eye look. I used Dark Magic for this one and it was super easy! As always, I used Tarte Shape Tape as my base then set it with a translucent powder. I started the eyeshadow with a transition color, using “SHHH,” then began to blend “Potion” into the crease along with it. I deepened the outer corner with “Inside Job,” then finally added a little bit of “Temptress” to make it even darker. For the shimmery lid color I threw on the color “Power Cut.” I repeated all of these steps on the lower lash line and made sure to smoke it out. Since there wasn’t a color in this palette that I wanted to use on the inner corner, I used the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in “Here We Go Again.” I think the yellow adds a pop of light to the eye look and I’m very happy with how it finished the look off!

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Now using the Bling Boss palette, I started with “Hush Hush” as my transition color, making sure to bring it high up on my eye. I knew I wanted to do something different, so I decided to try a spotlight eyeshadow look with these fun colors! On both the inner and outer thirds of my eye, I started adding “Rockstar,” then darkened it with “Mystic.” For the spotlight part of my eye, I mixed “Ballsy” with “Glitz & Glam” and the color turned out beautiful! I also wanted to try the Armed & Gorgeous palette, so I used the shimmery white, “VIP,” on my inner corner. I also threw a little bit of glitter onto the center of my lid to make it even more bold, and I used ColourPop’s Supernova Shadow in “From the Valley” to do that. It took a lot of blending and reapplying shadow to achieve this look, but I love how it turned out in the end!

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Overall, I think these palettes are absolutely gorgeous! You can really accomplish any look you want with all the different colors you get. I will admit, these were a little bit hard to blend at times, but I think the looks turned out so pretty! I would wear either one of these out and I would recommend trying out these palettes to anyone who wants to experiment with different colors!

If you want any more advice on how to apply eyeshadow with the same techniques and brushes I use, definitely check out my previous post on the basics of how I do my eye makeup.  I’d also recommend checking out my post about dramatic eye makeup and different techniques I use for that, especially if you want to amp up your look a little bit! These looks would so so fun if you use the glitters I posted about! Let me know if you try these looks or these palettes on your own; I would love to get your feedback!

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Palette Review: Mar by ColourPop

Before I tried the Mar palette, I had never tried a ColourPop eyeshadow palette or any of their pressed eyeshadows. I’ve heard tons of good things about their pressed shadows, but I had only ever tried their liquid lipsticks and their Super Shock Shadows. Mar was the new palette on the market and I was so excited to try it out! I normally go for warm-tones because they’re a lot more wearable, but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and get a palette that had a lot of blue and gold tones. This is the look that I came up with!

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Mar palette & Appy lipstick

When I first saw the palette in person, I realized that there are only 3 matte shades: a peach (Sorbet), a dark brown (Top Down), and a royal blue (Detour). While this might seem limiting at first glance, I realized how many possibilities there are with only these mattes!

I started the look by blending Sorbet into my crease as a transition, then blended Detour a little lower and onto the outer corner. I thought I would need to add some of Top Down, but I ended up not using it at all. The crease already looked perfect with only two colors! Then I did a half cut crease using my Tarte Shape Tape (nothing new here!) and swatched some of the shimmers I loved to figure out what to do next.

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My Way, Gridlock, Boozy & El Rey

I fell absolutely in love with the bright blue (Gridlock), so I knew I had to use that one on my lid! I also wanted to tie in one of the gold shades, which would complement the original transition color, so I put the orange-y gold (Boozy) on the innermost part of my lid. To finish the entire look, I put some of the light gold (El Rey) on my inner corner, and it all came together! You can see the fade from gold, to bright blue, to royal blue in the picture of my eye look.

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Mar palette & Glam metallic lipstick

Okay. Now for my thoughts on the palette: I think it’s a no-brainer that I really love this one! It was easy to blend and all the colors compliment each other so well! The blues in the palette might not be the most wearable for an everyday type of look, but some of the browns and golds are more natural and soooo gorgeous! It can be a good palette to try if you’re in the mood to put some color on your eyes, and it’s super affordable!

Now I have a little extra part of my review to include. You might’ve noticed that I’m wearing two different lip colors in the pictures of my eyes, and that’s because I tried out a couple of lipsticks from ColourPop! I’ve used their typical Matte Liquid Lipsticks a million times before, and I love them, but I wanted to try a couple of new lip products and include them in my review of the palette.

First, I have Appy, which is a peachy-nude lipstick. It’s crazy pigmented and easy to throw on! I’ve been looking for a good nude lipstick for a long time, and I think I finally found it! The other lipstick I tried is a metallic called Glam. This is a shiny and bold rose gold color, and I love it! This one would look a lot better with a softer eye look, but I think it looks so cool anyway. Both of these lipsticks are awesome and I know I’ve just found two new favorites!

I hope you enjoyed reading my review on some of the new ColourPop products I finally got to try out! If you have any recommendations for products you think I should try, please let me know! I’m so happy with everything I tried out today, so I’d love to get ahold of even more amazing makeup!

Get the Mar palette here!

New Products of the Month: July 2018

Towards the end of summer I had a little extra money to spend, so of course I chose to spend it on new makeup! There were some products that I was so excited to try, so I went to Ulta and picked up some new stuff! I also ordered two palettes off of the Morphe website, and they are drop-dead gorgeous!

These were two palettes that I had been eyeballing for a while, so when they arrived I was so excited! I sat down and did a simple eye look using the 25C palette, which I’ll show you here!

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Products Used: Morphe 25C Hey Girl Hey Palette, Stila Glitter & Glow in Rose Gold Retro

I decided not to spend all the money I saved over the summer on makeup, but I definitely did some damage this month. I bought the NYX Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar because I have another shade of this lipstick and I LOVE the formula! Of course I had to buy a couple more of the NYX Metallic Glitters while I was there, so I got Rose and Lumi-Lite. Then, because a girl can never have enough glitter, I also picked up the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Rose Gold Retro. I’ve tried a couple of these and they’re amazing! Finally, I picked up a couple Revlon lip products. They have amazing lipsticks and liquid lipsticks, so I wanted to try some new colors. I got the Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Flirtation and the Electric Shock Lip Lacquer in Ruby Flash. Both are beautiful colors and I’m so excited to try them out with different eye looks!

That’s all the new makeup I bought in July! Please leave me a comment telling me whether or not you want me to update you on how these products work for me throughout the next month!

Palette Review: 35O2 Second Nature by Morphe

Warm tones are for sure my favorite colors to use on my eyes, and this palette is almost all warm colors! I used a peach color as a transition, an orange and a bold red in the crease, and a darker brown-red on the outer corner. Then I cut the crease with concealer and put the gold shimmer over that area. I repeated pretty much the same steps on the lower lash line, minus the concealer, then added an inner corner and brow-bone highlight color from the Jaclyn Hill Palette (this one doesn’t really have any highlight colors). Overall, this palette was super easy to blend, has a ton of bold colors, and I absolutely love how the look turned out! I just wish they had at least one highlight color, but I have a ton of those so I’m not too mad about it. As for my lip color, I used a Revlon nude lipstick then threw a pink-gold shimmery eyeshadow from Jaclyn Hill on top to make it super glittery.

Get the 35O2 Palette right here!