To round out the Quick Swatch posts dedicated to Morphe, today I’ve got the Creme Lip Polishes*. Lightweight, creamy, intensely pigmented liquid lip colours that I really hadn’t heard much about until Morphe generously sent them through to me. But at $3.50USD each, I thought they were well worth reporting back on.
Let’s talk formula. These beauties are marketed as full-color lip creams – lightweight, high-shine and super comfortable. And I’d say I agree on all counts. They feel really lovely on the lips when applied, continue looking shiny throughout the day and then as they wear off, they leave behind a stunning stain. They were beautifully on the lips, without settling into lip lines or showing any dry patches. Instead, they feel hydrating and balmy on the lips. Each of the shades are incredibly pigmented with one swipe but I’ve been preferring to go lighter on the application, using them almost as a lip balm but with that intense colour payoff. That way, it adds some colour to the lips without anything feeling heavy or requiring lots of upkeep. They give a beautiful, glossy look with high impact colour. I love. I’ve been reaching for them quite a bit, actually, when I’ve wanted easy-to-wear, glossy colour on the lips.
Each of the shades are incredibly pigmented with one swipe but I’ve been preferring to go lighter on the application, using them almost as a lip balm but with that intense colour payoff. That way, it adds some colour to the lips without anything feeling heavy or requiring lots of upkeep. They give a beautiful, glossy look with high impact colour. I love. I’ve been reaching for them quite a bit, actually, when I’ve wanted easy-to-wear, glossy colour on the lips.
The applicator is a basic, rounded tip – reminiscent of old school lip balms – but it’s surprisingly easy to work with. The formula is quite slippy on the lips which isn’t a problem when applying most shades to the lips but the deeper vampy shades are better suited to application with a lip brush. I like to shake the tubes before applying, too, as sometimes the colour can separate.
The shade range is definitely extensive – there are lots of nudes and lots of brights, ranging from pinks to deep vampy berry shades. I only wish that there were a couple of more pinky nudes in the mix, as well as the brown and peach-toned nudes in the range. There’s one shade in the range that has some beautiful shimmer to it, too. These would be great for any makeup artists wanting to add some colour to their kit, especially as the formula would work well mixed together to get a wide range of glossy, highly pigmented shades. A lot of the range is out of my comfort zone but I’ve been enjoying mixing them together, layering them on top of each other and generally, having a play with the brighter colours in the range.
Let’s start with the nudes in the range. Runway is a stunning pastel peach, Individuality is similar but a little deeper and browner. Blush is the lightest of the bunch, a true nude. Faithful is another fairly peachy nude with a little more warmth to it. Ransom is a lighter brown whereas Social is a deep warm brown. As you can see they cover a lot of ground in the nudes range but I’d love to see a couple more options with a pinky undertone to them for those like me who love a nude pink. My favourite from this selection is Faithful.
Runway, Individuality, Blush, Faithful, Ransom, Social
The Hanky Panky is a true blue-toned bubblegum pink, Video Vixen is just as bright but a little more magenta. Alluring is starting to get into the warmer pinks of the range – definitely my favourite from the whole lineup. Kiss Me is a beautiful, bright mid-toned pink. Plump is a little deeper and has more of a berry undertone to it. Love Affair is a pink-toned red and 4AM is more of your classic, cherry-red.
Hanky Panky, Video Vixen, Alluring, Kiss Me, Plump, Love Affair, 4AM
Undressed is another favourite, more of a deep, mauve nude than the others in the first swatch pic. Purpletini is a stunning deep berry-toned fuchsia that I’ve been loving and looks particularly beautiful as a stain. Amethyst is a bright purple, living up to it’s name. Mistress is a unique blue-toned purple with a metallic finish and Villian is a seriously vampy black cherry kinda shade. Undressed and Purpletini are my favourites from this selection.
Undressed, Purpletini, Amethyst, Mistress, Villian
Although I don’t think everyone would love this glossy formula, it’s been a surprise love for me. I was expecting them to be a little hard to work with but I’ve actually been reaching for them quite a bit. Well worth checking out next time you’re planning a Morphe order.
Have you tried any Morphe products?
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!