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Makeup Monday: Morphe The James Charles Palette

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Hey beauty lovers! I’m so excited to be starting my newest series called Makeup Monday, kind of original, I know! However, super exciting nevertheless. I hope to have a new makeup post every Monday, although it may only happen every other Monday. It really depends on what’s going on here. The post will be a review on makeup products or how to slay makeup looks!

Today I’m going to talk about the new Morphe- The James Charles Palette. It is a collaboration between Morphe and James Charles. If you haven’t watched James on YouTube yet I highly recommend checking him out. He is a breath of fresh air as well as a makeup pro!

Morphe The James Charles Palette

If you love colourful makeup, then this is the palette for you. It has every colour of the rainbow plus all the essential colours that you need for an everyday look. Personally, I’m more of a neutral girl, but I did love trying out this palette. There’s something in it for everyone and there are plenty of neutral shades too.

Before I begin to talk about the inside of the palette, can we just talk about the packaging for a minute?! The palette comes in a white box with a picture of James on it featuring him wearing the makeup, totally beautiful, sisters! Once you open the box, the outside of the palette is sleek and black, I love the black and white contrast, it’s very effective and very suitable for the palette. It’s all very calm and neutral, that is until you open it up… then BAM! The palette is bright and out there, anyone who likes bright colours will appreciate this palette!

The Colours & Swatches

The James Charles palette comes with 39 fabulous swatches. There is a combination of mattes, metallics and shimmers as well as every colour under the sun. From the blues to the pinks and oranges to reds. Everything is in this palette.

The colours are all highly pigmented. Now I know there has been a lot of talk about how James double swatched some of the colours on his video of the palette to make them appear more pigmented. So firstly sisters, calm down! He isn’t the first or the last to do this and it doesn’t mean his palette isn’t good! My take on this is, firstly the colours are highly pigmented. Just check out those blues! Yes, it’s true that some colours are better pigmented than others but hello, this isn’t a perfect world, and even the colours that aren’t as strongly pigmented are still awesome and only need a double swatch.

In all, the colours are beautiful, they are super creamy and they apply seamlessly. I don’t get so bothered if a colour here and there needs applying a bit more than other colours, you will have this is every palette. I guarantee you. The shades have very little fallout which makes it so much easier to use!

My Thoughts

Is the Morphe James Charles Palette worth it? Oh yes!! There is such a huge selection of colours and it is so easy to use. The amount of looks that can be created from this palette alone is endless and if you’re stuck for inspiration just check out James youtube channel or Instagram. He has a ton of inspo and he makes every look super easy to recreate!

It’s also perfect for travelling, with this one palette you can create any look from daytime looks to evening and party ones. Whatever look you choose to create, I can guarantee one thing- that it will be a load of fun!

I hope you love the James Charles Palette as much as I do. Sorry, scratch that, I am sure you will love it as much as I do!

Have you tried out the James Charles palette? What is your favourite colour and why? Let me know in the comment section below!

Update December 2019: Morphe along with James Charles has just released a James Charles The Mini Palette. It’s exactly the same as the iconic James Charles Palette, just in mini! All the easier for on the go!

Morphe The James Charles Palette and The Mini Palette can be bought from Amazon

Hollie xx
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10 Responses

  1. julienne murekatete

    Make up is very important to many women including me.Morphe The James Charles Palette is very attractive as the owner inspires everyone who knows him.

    I follow James on youtube and I love the way he loves what he does with much love tat’s why I never doubt on the result of his work.

    Thank you for sharing with us such a great review.

  2. Babsie Wagner

    Wow, the colors in this palette are absolutely stunning.  Do I like color, yes, yes I do, and it’s really not that easy to find palettes with such vibrant colors as these.  Absolutely stunning.  OMG James Charles is an absolute hoot and so gorgeous.  Those lips!  I loved everything about this article.  Whoot!

    • Hollie

      You’re right, palettes with colours like these are hard to come by! 

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  3. Michel

    When I was younger I used to use all these colorful shades and more, but now as I am nearing my fifties, I prefer the more toned down look and go for more natural shades.

    However, I love to watch James and his tutorials on Utube and he is very creative in his approach. I would never have the guts to carry some of the looks off, but he also has wonderful ideas for stage makeup which I am always looking for to apply to our school concerts.

  4. Daniella

    HI there,

    I was searching on the net makeup for my daughter, she needs a new set. The James Charles palettes seem to be beautiful. Does it look shiny on the skin? My daughter loves the mat colors:) I have bookmarked your website so I can show it to my daughter later on. Thank you for this excellent post!

    • Hollie

      The shimmery colours look shiny and the others don’t! 

      I’m sure your daughter will love it!

  5. Fortune

    Higher percentage of we ladies or women use make-ups. And this colourful James Charles pallette is something we women should have to add to the collections we already have. This is going to look lovely on my face. I am making an order for this colourful pallette. Thanks for sharing this article, it is really cool.   

  6. Julie

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