Hey! How are you today? I hope you are doing amazing! Today I am telling you all about the Jaclyn Hill Vault Collection. This palette has mixed reviews across the board so I wanted to bring you my 100% honest opinion + swatches of every shade. So stick around for my Jaclyn Hill Vault Collection Review + Swatches. Grab a snack, it’s a long one!
Jaclyn Hill Vault Collection Review + Swatches
About the Vault Collection.
The Vault Collection is a eyeshadow collection created by Morphe and Jaclyn Hill. If you don’t know Jaclyn Hill is she is a YouTube Beauty Guru/Makeup Artist/Influencer, she has over 5 million subscribers. Last year she launched her Jaclyn Hill Palette with Morphe and it blew up, millions of palettes were sold, thousands of looks were posted on Instagram using it, etc. I wore it every single day straight for an entire year without touching another palette if that tells you anything about it (full review here). Morphe and Jaclyn created a lot more shades than the 35 shades her OG palette came with, so they put all the other shades created in a collection of 4 palettes called the Vault Collection. Each palette has a color story.
Where to Buy + Price.
You can buy the full collection for $49 + shipping or individual palettes for $15 each online at Morphe, or at a Morphe store. The individual palettes are also sold in Ulta and online at Ulta for $15 each.
I know you are really wanting to see the swatches so I will talk about this quickly. The packaging is similar to her first palette, white with silver “confetti” design. Each palette has corresponding colors on the outside based on what is on the inside, I find that helpful if you are looking at a palette to use quickly. In each palette has a large mirror, perfect for travel. Speaking of travel, these palettes are nice and slim and would be great to travel with.
The moment we have all been waiting for. Keep in mind these are finger swatches, with no eyeshadow primer or fix+, also each swatch is one swipe across.
From left to right > Poof, Power Cut, Shh, Trickery, Diversion, Potion, Busted, Inside Job, Mojo, Temptress.
Ring the Alarm
From left to right > Lolli, Rush, On Camera, Boom, Alert, Bomb Ass, Siren, Mugshot, Framed, Secret.
From left to right > Bling Bling, Hush Hush, Gem, Pizzazz, Mystic, Sparks, Glitz & Glam, Rockstar, Ballsy, Berry Treasure
Armed & Gorgeous.
From left to right > VIP, Access, Gilt Trip, Coin, Agent, Top Secret, Smooth Criminal, Secure, Prowl, Classified.
Okay so before I get started on my actual thoughts of this collection, please know I am not judging Jaclyn Hill as a person, this is strictly about the collection…
If you look at each swatch you can see they do not swatch well, they are patchy, uneven, not smooth, and not fully pigmented. Not all of them are terrible, but a lot of mine are not great. Unfortunately that isn’t just the case for the swatches, I have worn these tons of times now to form a real opinion and to be 100% honest I am very disappointed in this collection. The Vault Collection is not even close to the quality of the first Jaclyn Hill Palette.
There have been several times I go to apply an eye shadow and you can’t even see it on my lid, I have to apply way more “coats” than I would on another palette to get the color payoff I’m looking for. That goes for mattes and shimmer/metallic shades. When I do finally get the color intensity I want the shades are hard to blend out. I notice when I use this collection, it takes me a lot longer than when I use other palettes because I’m having to work with the shades so much. Also throughout the day, the shadows just disappear on me, even while wearing a shadow primer.
I know I don’t have any pics of how patchy or unblended they are, but mostly because I was in denial about how bad my shadows are.
I will say this, not all collections are bad… I’ve read and watched numerous reviews where people are raving about how creamy and pigmented their palettes are. There are just a lot of inconsistencies among palettes and unfortunately I got a bad batch. I did try to return mine to Morphe and they first told me I couldn’t return anything if it had been touched or used. How can anyone tell if a palette is good or bad if you can’t use it? The second time I wrote them after seeing a tweet from Jaclyn about returning them, they had removed that policy, however to return them it costs the consumer $15 + a hassle of returning them.
I know this is long but I wanted to go into detail why I was disappointed in these, especially after loving her first palette so much! If you bought this collection, I hope you were about to get a good set, with amazing color payoff and blendability.
Is it worth it? Not to me, honestly!
If you made it to the bottom here, thanks! If you purchased this, did you get a good or bad one?
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