James Charles just addressed the drama surrounding his Morphe eyeshadow palette
On Friday, beauty YouTuber James Charles announced he was releasing his first ever eyeshadow palette with makeup brand, Morphe.
In his reveal video, James shared swatches of all 39 shades in his rainbow coloured palette, explaining that it contains a mixture of both eyeshadows, and pressed pigments.
Going on to explain the difference between the two, James revealed that while eyeshadows have other ingredients added to the formula, pressed pigments are the pure colour pigment, pressed into an eyeshadow pan, with no other ingredients added.
"Pressed pigments allow you to create the most vibrant product ever and I'm so incredibly proud of these. As an artist, I will say straight up to you guys, some of these pigments are a little bit harder to work with, just because you have to use slightly different techniques. But once you figure them out, they are so incredibly beautiful."
Despite giving advice on how best to apply these pigments and what primer/concealer to use underneath, some people took issue with his actual swatches, claiming that he faked them in order to make the eyeshadows look better.
Lowkey I was really liking James Charles new pallete. That black shade was super pigmented... until I noticed that the swatch he does of the shade was on top of another swatch?— ••Ashes•• (@burninASHES) November 3, 2019
(1/2) I bet when the whole thing about @jamescharles faking some of his swatches goes viral he’s gonna reply and say that every other beauty guru does it but they just don’t get caught or you don’t see the mistakes or that they have some professional editors to make sure nothing— MY MUM WENT THROUGH MY PHONE SEND HELP (@gursimtaehyung) November 3, 2019
However, James was quick to shut the rumours down and took to Twitter to immediately address them.
Yes, a few shades I layered twice because the first swatch wasn’t good or because I had to re say my sentence and wasn’t going to continue washing my arm, or that would REALLY mess them up. Not hiding anything. ☺️— James Charles (@jamescharles) November 3, 2019
there were a few shades to swatch twice, some to layer, some because i don’t do reviews so I’m not great at swatching on camera, and some because I missspoke during a swatch and had to do a second take. there’s no conspiracy haha 💞— James Charles (@jamescharles) November 3, 2019
As well as Tweeting, James took to Instagram Stories to share further live swatches of his new palette.
doing live unedited swatches on my ig stories right now for those who were skeptical of the reveal video ☺️🎨— James Charles (@jamescharles) November 4, 2019
Fellow YouTuber, Jaclyn Hill, also took to Twitter to back James up.
When is everyone going to realize that although swatches are visually stimulating, they don’t really tell you anything about the performance of the product. You do your makeup with brushes AND a primer... & apply multiple layers while blending them into other colors! Just saying https://t.co/GPen6Xv0aG— Jaclyn Hill (@Jaclynhill) November 5, 2019
While the YouTube beauty community has earned a bad rap recently for misleading viewers, it appears that James is trying to be fully transparent with his Morphe collaboration, which we fully support.
The James Charles 39 Shade Artistry Palette launches on 13th November.
Video: JAMES CHARLES DOES MY MAKEUP
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