Particularly in the Youtube beauty world, you hear a lot about Morphe products. The brushes, the highlighter palettes, but most of all, you hear about their eyeshadow palettes. An eyeshadow hoarder’s dream, Morphe’s 35-pan palettes are always chock full of beautiful shades. And with a bunch of options available, there’s definitely something for everyone. The 35O palette sends the internet into meltdown every time it restocks and whenever I see a picture of the 35T’s shade range, I begin to resemble the heart-eyes emoji. The newly released 35R palette has also gotten my attention reaaaally quickly.
I was blown away by the generosity of Morphe Brushes, who sent me through a bunch of things to try out and swatch for you all. So I’m sure you can expect to see some other Morphe-theme quick swatches in the weeks to come. I’m starting with the hype-inducing eyeshadow palettes. The perfect option for anyone who loves a wide variety of options when it comes to their eyeshadow.
Across the board, I’ve been blown away with the quality of these shadows. I’ll admit I started out a little skeptical after hearing so many great reviews but I’ve been really impressed. Of course, there are a couple of less than impressive shades but generally speaking, they’re soft, easily blendable and have a great amount of pigment. After the last couple of weeks since they first arrived, I’ve hardly been able to stop reaching for them.
I’ll always have a place in my collection for a good quality all-matte collection so this 35-strong eyeshadow palette had me very excited. Lately, I’ve been reaching for all matte shades for an easy, defining eye look on lazy days. So it’s no surprise that this palette has become a quick favourite. There’s any and every neutral brown you could ever want, ranging from neutrals to slightly warmer tones to brighter purples and oranges.
Morphe’s matte shadow formula is really lovely – it’s incredibly easy to work with so I reckon this palette in particular would be an awesome addition to anyone’s collection as a base, every day range of shades. The first and fourth rows have been my particular favourites – I’ve been mixing and matching every day to try a bunch of the shades out and have quickly fallen in love.
The shade line-up in the 35W palette looks very similar to the 35N Matte palette. The only difference is that the 35W has a couple of well-placed shimmery shades to accent any eye look. Although I certainly don’t think you need both, this palette performs just as well. And because the shimmery shades are included, you can create a whole bunch of different looks – all-matte or with a shimmery accent – with the one palette.
Again, the first and fourth rows have been getting most of the workout. But some of the gorgeous shimmers dotted around the palette have also been getting some attention. I can’t wait to bring out those purples.
We all know I’m a neutral girl through and through but there is something deeply satisfying about this incredible range of bright colours. This palette has yellows, pinks, greens, purples, greens and just about everything else in between. Obviously, I haven’t been getting as much daily wear out of this one but I have been having a bit of a play at home. The formula tends to be a little stiffer with some of these more pigmented shades, which isn’t surprising. Some struggle to build up intensity but this can be helped by using a slightly damp brush. Nevertheless, if you want to inject a little bit of colour into your collection, this palette is an awesome place to start.
The palette of the bunch that really got me heart racing was the 35F. All these stunning neutral shimmers, with a convenient row of transition matte shades? I instantly fell in love. The bright golds and chocolate-y browns have been getting a workout, as with the matte browns. But the slightly more warm-toned berries have been taking me out of my comfort zone and I am totally on board.
The bottom row of mattes are obviously used every time I reach for this palette but I honestly can’t choose a favourite row of shimmers – they’re all gorgeous.
Of this stunning bunch, my top recommendations would be the 35F and the 35N. Although the packaging is bulky, these are awesome for beginners and experts alike. For beginners, they give you plenty of options so you can work out what you like. And experts? Well, once you do know what you like, there will be a Morphe palette to suit your needs.
In the end, sure, they’re hyped up on Youtube but are they worth it? In my opinion, yes. The formula is just as great as I’ve heard so I’m excited to add even more of these to my collection one day. The newly released 35R has my name written all over it…
Have you tried anything from Morphe?
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!