Morphe The James Charles Palette vs. Beauty Glazed Color Studio Palette
Similarity Score: 69%
Makeup Maven, Kayla, says: James Charles palette is $39 & Beauty Glazed is $11.88. Morphe has 39 shades & Beauty Glazed has 35. Some of the pans in the Morphe palette are a bit bigger compared to the Beauty Glazed palette. Looking at the colors in their pans side by side there are definite color differences but also quite a few that are extremely similar. Packaging wise the James Charles palette is quite large which in my opinion is too big - I wouldn't want to take this palette for travel. Neither palettes have mirrors. Upon using these palettes for a few different looks the formula is slightly different with some shades. The James Charles palette has quite a few pressed pigments so if you're not familiar with using those they need a bit more finesse during application. They also have the tendency to stain your lid after wear because they are more pigmented than your standard pressed eyeshadow. This palette isn't your typical Morphe formula that you may be used to. The mattes need to be laid down in a packing motion and built up. His shimmers are extremely pretty. I was really impressed with those. They are very smooth & not overly chunky. The Beauty Glazed palette - I found the mattes to be easier to work with. There is a bit more fall out & kick back compared to the JC palette. The shimmers while pretty they are a little lackluster compared to the ones in the James Charles palette. There are approximately 10 or so shades in the Beauty Glazed palette that are pretty good color dupes for the JC palette (Flashback, Skip, Play Ground & Bee being a few). Packaging wise Beauty Glazed is a great size & would be good for travel. In the end, I think it all depends on preference. If you're not familiar with or do not like pressed pigments I would stay away from the James Charles palette. If you want similar colors that it has to offer but want more of a user-friendly formula Beauty Glazed may be worth it for you. I achieved very similar looks with both palettes so if you've been wanting the sold out James Charles palette definitely give this Beauty Glazed palette a try!