Morphe x James Charles Artistry palette – Review & Swatches

Hello my dear pumpkins and welcome back!

I am finally back in Montréal, back to my routine and I am actually still jet lagged, I get super tired at like 6pm so I sleep SUPER early and I end up waking up at like 4am [I know that’s bad and I did sleep well last night, I forced myself to stay awake till like 10pm]. Anyways, today, I am sharing with you my honest review on the Artsitry palette by James Charles x Morphe. I’ve wanted this palette since James Charles revealed it, I mean it is absolutely gorgeous, I had to have it and i am so happy I did!

If you are interested to know my honest opinion on this palette and whether it is worth buying then keep on reading and don’t forget to check my previous post: Coffee With Joy! – Starting my own Youtube Channel?

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Product Information


This palette retails for 39$ and contains 39 shades going from warm neutrals to very colorful shades such as blues, greens, purples and pinks. This palette contains 75.7g of product, it has 32 normal sized eyeshadows and 7 big-sized eyeshadows.

Here’s a list of all the shades in this palette with the description:

  • Row 1: Canvas (matte cream), Ringlight (shimmer pearl), So Good (metallic true gold), 518 (matte neon orange), Rusted (matte chili orange), Halloween (metallic copper), Wig (metallic warm brass), Tea (matte dark taupe)
  • Row 2: Punch Me (matte latte), Sister (shimmer rose gold), Mary (matte dusty rose), Literally (shimmer flamingo pink), You’re Kidding (matte red), Shook (metallic cranberry), Boutique (matte maroon), Benny (matte black coffee)
  • Row 3: Flashback (matte true white), Face (shimmer champagne highlight), Tune (matte light peach), Code James (matte sunset orange), 10% Off (matte burnt orange), No Beans (matte warm brown), Spooky (matte true black)
  • Row 4: Bee (matte bright yellow), Guac (metallic avocado green), Hello (shimmer blue ice), Playground (matte neon blue), Brother (matte true blue), Artistry (metallic amethyst purple), Love That (matte magenta), Pinkity Drinkity (matte baby pink)
  • Row 5: Social Blade (matte lime green), Daddy (matte forest green), Cape Cod (metallic sea foam blue), Cola (matte royal blue), A Cappella (metallic navy blue), Escape (matte plum purple), Single (matte orchid purple), Skip (matte neon pink)

This palette is of course cruelty free and you can get yours from Ulta or Morphe

Packaging + Shade Selection 4.5/5


For a morphe palette, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous, it’s sleek and super chic yet very simple, I love the shinny black writing on top of the matte black. The palette looks like a macbook I swear and it’s actually really big, it didn’t fit in any of my makeup bags which is not ideal for traveling but I would still take it with me because of the diversity of  shades.

I also love how the shades are placed, neutrals on the top, colourful on the bottom, main, important shades in the middle. Love it. I also love the color selection, I mean you don’t need any other palette, this palette HAS EVERYTHING, it has all of the shades that you need to create thousand of totally different looks and even though, there’s a big variety, the colors seem so coherent and they seem to go so well with each other, if you see what I mean.

I didn’t show that in the photos but the palette comes with a transparent paper with the shades on it, to protect the shadows. I actually find this paper a bit impractical cause you could easily lose it.

In general, I love the packaging, the palette also comes in a beautiful white box with the photo of James Charles on it, the famous photo of James Charles, I love it!

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Formula 3/5

Honestly, I was a bit disappointed in the formula of the shadows, I mean, they are pigmented, they appear the same on the eyes as on the pan, blend nicely but some shades need a lot of building up [like the purple shades] and are hard to blend, hard to work with. I was able to try several of these shades, most of the shimmers don’t even appear as shimmery and pigmented on the eyes as they do on the pan and in my opinion, all of the shimmery shades are “meh”, I prefer the matte shades, to be honest. On top of that, I think you can find more pigmented colored eyeshadows out there [BH Cosmetics] but the neutral shades do perform way better than the colored eyeshadows, which I think is very normal.

On another note, I loved how the white and the black performs, they are very pigmented and not chalky. In general, the shadows are not at all buttery and smooth, they feel very chalky and powdery which I hate, but it’s fine cause they perform well and I didn’t notice any fall outs.

Moreover, if you don’t have good brushes or if you are not comfortable at applying makeup then I think you’ll have a hard time using this palette.



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  1. January 9, 2019 / 10:18 am

    You are so neat and organised 🙂 Hope the jet lag goes away fast

    • Joy🌻
      January 9, 2019 / 10:58 am

      hahah thank you!! I feel better today actually!!

  2. January 9, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    I was never a fan of Morphe as a brand, but I definitely like the look of this palette, it is very pretty. I can definitely see what you are saying about the formula, some shades look really chalky and uneven which is definitely bad when it comes to blending. xx

    • Joy🌻
      January 10, 2019 / 10:19 am

      yes exactly!! I don’t think Morphe is worth it honestly but I do love their brushes. And this palette looks so nice yes!!

  3. January 9, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    I can’t seam to like Morphe to be completely honest with you, this palette looks nice but I’m not a fan of big palette like this although I appreciate that you get everything you need

    • Joy🌻
      January 10, 2019 / 10:18 am

      yes I agree, it’s so hard to store it and it’s been overwhelming. Plus, I think Morphe is overrated, I prefer BH Cosmetics when it concerns really cheap but good palettes!!

      • January 10, 2019 / 10:21 am

        What turns me off is that people that I follow and respect that don’t have a code with the brand never talk about it, I need to check BH cosmetics xx

  4. January 9, 2019 / 3:36 pm

    These shades look gorgeous but that’s such a shame that the formula wasn’t the best! So disappointing!

    Jess // xx

    • Joy🌻
      January 10, 2019 / 10:17 am

      yes, it’s very sad!! Thanks for passing by xx

    • Joy🌻
      January 10, 2019 / 10:16 am

      indeed!! Thanks for commenting love xx

  5. January 9, 2019 / 11:27 pm

    Wow, gorgeous colors!! My niece just got this palette and adores it.

    • Joy🌻
      January 10, 2019 / 10:16 am

      that’s amazing! Thanks for passing by xx

  6. January 10, 2019 / 2:20 pm

    Wow, that’s a lot of shades in just one palette! I might have to check this out because you said you didn’t experience a lot of fall-out. I’m using a Color Pop palette right now and I love the colors and shimmer, but the fall-out is terrible! My whole face ends up glittery if I’m not very careful.

    • Joy🌻
      January 11, 2019 / 10:38 am

      yes I too experience fall outs with Colourpop’s palettes but I still love them :p This one is worth it though since you have plenty of shades to play with!! Thanks for passing by xx

  7. January 12, 2019 / 3:21 am

    The colors are gorgeous! Too bad they don’t blend as easily as they could. Sometimes you just want something quick and easy to put on.

    • Joy🌻
      January 13, 2019 / 11:12 am

      yes exactly! well the neutral shades do perform really well!

  8. January 26, 2019 / 5:12 am

    Such a pretty pallete, it’s just a shame that the formula wasn’t the best! Xx

    • Joy🌻
      January 26, 2019 / 10:57 am

      yes but I still like it and recommend it because of the low price and amazing color selection!!!