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Jaclyn Hill released four new palettes in a vault filled of shadows that were not used in the original Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette. Each palette includes 10 eyeshadows each costing $15.00 with 0.56 oz of product. I did manage to get the entire vault, but I’m going to be reviewing each of the palettes separately. The last palette in the collection that we’re looking at today is the Armed & Gorgeous eyeshadow palette, which is the glitzed palette according to Jaclyn Hill. Which is a mixture of yellows, golds, and browns with a pop of green.
Now this collection was due to release back in June, but was pulled before release when they noticed inconsistency in the formula when the PR palettes were sent out to the beauty influencers/gurus. Then they went back through all of the palettes and corrected them. So this is supposed to be the correct formula that’s similar to the original Jaclyn Hill palette where the shadows are creamy, pigmented, and super blendable. Which is one of my favorite things about that palette along with it’s overall color palette that can create a variety of looks for any type of makeup lover.
Here are the shade names and descriptions of the shadows included in the Bling Boss eyeshadow palette:
- 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)
For starters comparing this palette to the original palette, there’s a mirror in this palette so that’s a massive plus for me. Plus I love the packaging of the silver on the front with a bunch of colored spots mixed in for each of the palettes to make them stand out from each other. Armed & Gorgeous palette has a gold color mixed in with the silver, to give you a hint at which color story you’re reaching for.
These tones aren’t anything new and there are tons of palettes that have similar shadows. However, this arrangement of shadows all together I can’t recall a similar palette. So in that way this palette is unique. Similar to my thoughts regarding the Bling Boss palette that I reviewed earlier this week. Overall, I really enjoy this palette. I cannot speak to the first version of this palette that came out since I didn’t have it. But I noticed no issues with blending the shadows from this palette. I also had zero fall out on my face and minimal kick back in the pan on the matte shadows. Which is normal in comparison to other shadows from Morphe. If you are a massive fan of golds, Armed & Gorgeous is the palette for you! What colors do you gravitate towards? Or which palette in this collection were you most excited about?
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