New purchase alert! Sorry for such a long gap from my last blog. I’ve majorly needed some inspiration to get into blogging again, and after purchasing this beauty it’s just done that. I know that Morphe is nothing new, and that it’s been around for a while and it’s had its moment, but when I saw this on Beauty bay I HAD to get it. I’ve wanted a new eye shadow palette for a while and this has just ticked every box that I needed.
Firstly, I just have to comment on its packaging. HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?! My first thought when it arrived was that I was sent a small laptop by mistake. It’s such a strong case which is good because you know your shadows will not get damaged, but it’s also super lightweight. This is so important particularly when travelling; when I go on holiday I want to take minimal makeup, but an eye shadow palette is one of my essential items to pack. Now with this palette I know I can pop it into my suitcase and not feel guilty about the weight of it! The negative is that there is no mirror on the inside of the lid, which can be a little inconvenient but it honestly did not bother me too much.
The colours and their pigmentation is something that just stands out on this palette. CAN WE JUST APPRECIATE HOW PIGMENTED THE GLITTER SHADOWS ARE?! These swatches literally took one stroke; I’m not kidding. I was so amazed at how strong the colours were as I was not expecting them to be this good at all. The colours are so bold which is great because you don’t have to use a lot of product when applying, causing less fallout. I’m so happy with the more glittery shades; they’re perfect for the summer and add glamour, whether it’s for festivals or holiday’s, but they’re also great for winter to brighten up the darker days and nights. I wear a lot of gold, neutral and brown shades and there is a great variety of these colours in the palette, which for me is perfect as I know I will get as much use out of it as possible.
Unfortunately though, there is a big negative with the colours. This is that the more matte shades really do lack the same pigmentation that the more shimmer based ones do. I was quite disappointed with this because after seeing the shimmer shades, I had high expectations for the matte shades. (SEE BOTTOM TWO SWATCHES). To even get the swatches alone, it took a lot of strokes to actually get a decent amount of colour, so when applying it to your eye lid it’ll require the same to get a good intensifying look. However I don’t want this negative to take away the brilliance of this product. The colours, including the matte shades, are absolutely fantastic and are still pigmented and are great to have in your make up collection!
Lastly, I want to talk about the quality for price ratio. I paid £22 for this palette on www.beautybay.com. That’s 35 shades for £22. It’s such a small price compared to other palettes on the market, such as the Naked range by Urban Decay, and you get so much more for your money! I’ve found from researching that it is more expensive to actually buy in the United States (for example, if you were travelling there and wanted to buy it), then buying it on a site like Beauty Bay. The 35TT palette is perfect for all make up abilities; I’m simply a make-up lover and not the most skilled at make-up, so I love having a palette this large to play around with and improve my skills! I would highly recommend this palette to anyone who wants to expand their collection or is starting out with make-up. It’s affordable and great quality; what more could you want?! I’m currently debating another palette to buy in their range, which includes the 35W Colour Warm, 35U Multi Colour Shimmer, 35S Smokey Eye, and 35K Colour Koffee to name but a few. I personally think that Morphe needs more credit than what it is given over in the UK; an absolutely fantastic product which should be a part of make-up lovers’ collections everywhere.
I hope you liked this product, and if there are any items that you would like to me to review, leave me a comment!
(PHOTO CREDITS: Major thanks to Robyn Smith for taking these photos of my palette!)