One of the biggest Instagram-famous brands in the world is Morphe Brushes. If you like beauty, I’m sure you’ve heard of it. It’s kind of a big deal and there’s a high chance your favorite influencer has their own discount code for it. I’ve heard about this brand through countless influencers and even though they claim to love the brand, something about it felt off to me. So I decided to investigate the brand further and came across this article. Despite my warnings, I decided to check out the brand for myself to try and understand why so many people are “obsessed” with it.
Morphe recently launched in Ulta stores across the USA, so I decided to give it a try. I ordered a tiny, exclusive palette but Ulta sent me the wrong order, so I didn’t receive my order for a long time. So between that time, I popped into my local store and found myself with their brand new 35O palette in addition to the one on the order, I purchased it. I also came across their brushes at New York Comic Con. Ultimately, I’m still eyeing the Y6 ( it’s Laura Lee’s favorite) but here’s what the palettes are like… I received these at different times, so I shot them in a different location.
I obviously went for this because WARM TONES. When I was in the store, I literally swatched every single Morphe palette to really get a feel for the brand. If I was buying a Morphe product for the first time, I wanted it to be the most pigmented palette possible. Out of the entirety of the collection, this is the palette I ended up with. I love shimmers, especially warm-toned ones. So like I said, these are extremely pigmented but I felt like the full potential of these shimmer would be reached with some foiling. When they are applied on the eye they are way less pigmented. However, the color payoff is still pretty good. These lasted rather well through a day in the city. Ironically the shades that stood out to me the most were the cool-toned taupe shades towards the bottom. Overall, I liked this palette to me but to me, it was nothing special.
TBH when I swatched this in store while looking at the other palette, I was not impressed. However when mine finally came in the mail, that changed. I swatched it on my arm and the pigmentation was great. It lasted pretty long as well. I think this a great palette to travel with because you can create a lot of looks with it. I personally really like to use the shade “Witness”, “Aware”, “Myself” and “Splendid” as transition shades. Overall, I like this palette but I wouldn’t buy it again because I feel like I have so many other similar shades in other palettes.
Have you tried Morphe yet?