review: jaclyn hill x morphe palette

Happy Monday, loves! Today we are taking a look at one of the most anticipated releases of this summer. I’m sure many of you beauty lovers know that Jaclyn Hill has been working with Morphe Brushes for two years to create this palette to perfection & I will let you know if it lives up to those expectations!

The palette features 35 brand new shades with a special formulation that had to pass Jaclyn’s exceptional standards. The shades have the most basic neutrals, fiery warm tones, and even features some fun greens and purples. The palette has varying finishes in mattes, shimmers, satins, and metallics.

prices range:

$38.00 at morphebrushes.com

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I have always liked morphe palettes in the past. I own a few and they are pretty decent quality especially for the price but Jaclyn blew this out of the park. The quality is incredible especially for the price. I find the formulation to be similar makeup geek, but makeup geek shadows will set you back $6 a piece and more for any foiled formulations. Don’t get me wrong I love makeup geek shadows but my z palette cost much more than $38 and it is still not 35 shadows!

Jaclyn’s shade range gave me almost everything I would want in a palette with good crease colors and blending shades while still keeping things interesting with some slightly more bold choices. Because there are so many shades, those bold colors seem much more wearable, So often in palettes it is 5 neutral shades and a bright blue that is very difficult to work into a look with the accompanying colors. Jaclyn and Linda crafted shades that pair seamlessly to create a holistic palette.

The mattes blend effortlessly with the perfect amount of pigmentation. One of my favorite unique characteristics of this formulation is that the shimmery and foiled shades are just as pigmented applied with a brush as with a finger. My usual favorite foiled shades apply with almost no metallic sheen on a brush and then when I use my finger tip they look like melted metal. It one of my larger pet peeves with shadow because I have stiletto nails which make it more difficult and I hate getting crap on my hands. I almost never remember to wash my hands after I do my makeup so I end up leaving the house with copper shadow on my hands that usually ends up all over me 🙂 So thank you Jaclyn for saving me from that!

I only have two small critiques of this palette. The first is that I wish there was a matte cream-ish colored shade. I wanted something matte like makeup geek mirage. I tend to use concealer as my shadow base and I have kind of hooded/droopy eyes so I am prone to creasing. I will set my concealer but my best bet is to then begin my shadow routine with a matte base and the shadows blend more easily and last longer. I think a matte base color is a staple that I wish this palette wasn’t missing.

The only other critique I have of this palette is the shade twerk. When you look at it, it looks like a royal blue. I used it a few days ago as my lower lash color with a warm burnt orange eye look on the lid. I wanted a summery look with a royal blue pop. When I applied twerk it was much more purple than it was blue. During work everyone complimented me on my purple eyeshadow which just confirmed that twerk was not the color it looks to be in the pan.

My two issues with the palette are minor and definitely do not take away from the incredible work Jaclyn and Linda have done on this palette. I highly recommend you grab yourself one. The first batch sold out and the palette will be restocked tomorrow July 18th at 8 am PST.  This is the link to the restock page that allows you to enter your email to be notified when it is restocked!

If you have the palette let me know what you think and what looks you’d like to see me create with it! As always leave me any suggestions for new posts you’d like to see. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Also follow my instagram @institutionbeauty to get updates and see the makeup looks I create! Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to Monday, loves.
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halloween tutorial: phantom

This look was inspired by my recreation of Jaclyn Hill’s glam zombie tutorial last year. I wanted to do something disgusting and gory but also different than last year. I decided it would be fun to do a whole half of my face in gore kind of in a similar shape to phantom of the opera.

products used:

nivea mens shave balm

lorac performance foundation – SMS 1

cover fx custom cover drops – moonlight

maybelline age rewind concealer – neutralizer

anastasia beverly hills contour powder – banana

mac pro shaping powder – emphasize

dolce & gabbana the blush – tan

mac powder blush – margin

anastasia beverly hills dipbrow pomade – taupe

anastasia beverly hills clear brow gel

smashbox photo finish primer

jeffree star beauty killer palette

anastasia beverly hills shadow – sienna, fudge

makeup geek shadow – americano, grandstand

mac loose pigment – tan

mac gigiblack mascara – black

bobbi brown gel definer liner – black

lena lashes – bianca

duo brush on lash glue

becca champagne pop

graftobian liquid latex

makeup forever flash palette

morphe shadow palette – 35N

cinema secrets blood gel

step 1: prime –  I applied nivea mens shave balm to smooth my skin and prolong my foundation wear

step 2: foundation – I mixed the lorac foundation with the cover fx moonlight drops to create a luminous skin look. This is when i create the line where I was going to go from normal to bloody. I used a paddle foundation brush to draw a distinct line where I stopped putting on makeup.

step 3: conceal – I used maybelline age rewind concealer to cover my dark circles and highlight my chin, cupids bow, bridge of nose, and center of forehead.

step 4: powder – I set my concealer with ABH banana powder and mac pro emphasize powder.

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step 5: contour – I used d&g tan blush to create a grey toned contour on the hollows of my cheek. I only applied my cheek makeup on the left side of my face because of the fx makeup on the right side.

step 6: blush – I blended mac margin up my cheek for a bronzy glow.

step 7: highlight – I highlighted the tops of my cheekbone with becca X jaclyn hill champagne pop

step 8: shadow – I primed my eyes with the smashbox primer then used jeffree star china white to create an even base. I then blended JS courtney into my entire crease and slightly on my lid. I then applied ABH sienna on top to create a warmer crease. I took ABH fudge in the outer corner of my lid and the lower crease area. I used a small flat brush to apply MUG americano to the outer third of my lid for dimension. I still wanted my outer corner to be a little deeper so I put a little JS black diamond in a little section on the outermost edge of my shadow. I used MUG grandstand all over the inner 2/3 of my lid. I wanted more shimmer so I wet my brush with mac fix plus and packed mac tan pigment on top of grandstand for a metallic look. I smudged americano and black diamond under my lash line.

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step 9: liner –  I didn’t put any liner on my lids but I used bobbi brown liner in my waterline for definition.

step 10: mascara – mac gigiblack mascara is my go to for darkening my lashes before falsies because it still looks natural enough to blend with lashes

step 11: brows – I fill in my brows with ABH dip brow in taupe and set it with ABH clear brow gel.

step 12: false lashes – I used lena lashes in bianca for this look. I like the duo brush on lash glue because it is so easy to apply it evenly on the lash band without a mess. I let it dry for  about 30 seconds before actually putting them on my eyes so that they are tacky enough. I press them against my real lashes with tweezers so that you can’t see a distinction line.

step 13: liquid latex – To create a kind of scar like, open tissue texture, I paint liquid latex on the area and then stick pieces of pulled apart cotton on top. I then apply another later of liquid latex and use my fingers to pull the latex apart and move it in varying directions to create texture. If you use varying pieces of thin cotton you will already get a lot of texture.

step 14: coloring – For the beginning of the bloody look you need to lay down a base of color. I start by putting foundation over the liquid latex area so that it blend with the rest of my makeup and no white shows through. I then take a sponge and use MUF flash palette to create a red area. I mixed the red, brown and black creams to begin to darken the ‘scars’. (The only reason I have the flash palette is because of this series. It is super expensive and unless you do fx makeup is not worth it. I would just use lipsticks. Thats what I did for my look last year and it worked perfectly.) I then used a mixture of cool browns, burgundys, and reds from the morphe 35n palette to create a bruising effect. Once I got the look dark enough, I used a beauty sponge to pat on blood gel over the whole latex area until I looked just disgusting enough!

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here’s the completed look again:

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I am providing pictures of some of the products so that you can find similar products and colors in your own collections! These are just the products I use but you can substitute in anything really and still look fierce. If any of you recreate these looks please tag me in them so I can see all your beautiful faces!! Ill be back tomorrow with another halloween look. Don’t forget to check back!

love & lipstick kisses💋

 

halloween tutorial: ring leader

Hello loves! For todays look, I was somewhat inspired by Jaclyn Hill’s look for the Anastasia Beverly Hills party last year. She went as a ring leader but with a dark twist. I decided to go the opposite route and go drag glam.

products used:

no.7 beautifully matte base

lance teint idol ultra 24 foundation – 100 ivoire

kat von d lock it concealer – L3

anastasia beverly hills cream contour – mink

anastasia beverly hills contour powder – banana, mink, ash brown

laura mercier loose setting powder – translucent

anastasia beverly hills waterproof creme color – jet

lorac mega pro palette 2

mac lip pencil – cherry

nyx extra creamy round lipstick – fire

mac gigiblack mascara

ardell lashes – 203

duo brush on lash glue

michaels glitter

step 1: prime – I primed my skin using no7 matte primer for a super matte base.

step 2: foundation – I evened my skin tone using lance foundation for a matte pale base.

step 3: concealer – I concealed my under eyes, eyelids, chin, cupids bow, bridge of nose, and forehead.

step 4: contour – I used anastasia cream contour in mink to create a dramatic drag like contour. I set the cream with abh mink and ash brown powders.

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step 5: powder – I set my concealer with abh banana powder and baked under my eyes with laura translucent powder. To bake you pack powder under the eyes and contour and leave it as you do the rest of your makeup so that the warmth of you skin really locks the product into place. Then you wipe off all the excess powder.

step 6: liner – I lined my eyes with a drawn out dramatic wing using abh jet. I brought the liner under my eyes and curved it near the inner corners to create a drag like eye.

step 7: shadow – I blended ash in my crease and then smudged my liner with black shadow  to really smoke it out.

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step 8: brows – I filled in my brows using abh jet.

step 9: mascara – mac gigiblack mascara is my go to for darkening my lashes before falsies because it still looks natural enough to blend with lashes.

step 10: false lashes – I used ardell 203 lashes. I like the duo brush on lash glue because it is so easy to apply it evenly on the lash band without a mess. I let it dry for  about 30 seconds before actually putting them on my eyes so that they are tacky enough. I press them against my real lashes with tweezers so that you can’t see a distinction line.

step 11: lips – I overlined my lips using mac cherry liner. I filled in the rest of my lips with nyx fire and then pressed a red glitter from michaels on top.

here’s the completed look again:

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I am providing pictures of some of the products so that you can find similar products and colors in your own collections! These are just the products I use but you can substitute in anything really and still look fierce. If any of you recreate these looks please tag me in them so I can see all your beautiful faces!! Ill be back tomorrow with another halloween look. Don’t forget to check back!

love & lipstick kisses💋