For some reason, Morphe is a brand that I had never tried until recently. Morphe's aim is to produce professional standard products at affordable prices and with products starting at £3.50, they are certainly affordable. Because the brand is back on Cult Beauty, they kindly sent me a selection of products to try - brushes and makeup, and I want to share my thoughts on everything with you today.
Brushes: I have the M441 Pro Firm Blending Crease Brush, the M433 Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush and M536 Under Eye Bullet Brush. The eyeshadow brushes are priced at £7 each and are great quality for that price. I've used them both to apply and blend my eyeshadow and I really like how they feel on the lid - they aren't scratchy and they blend eyeshadow well. I find the Under Eye Bullet Brush too big for my under eye area but it's ideal to use with cream contour as it's densely packed so it buff the product in really well.
Dare to Create Artistry Eyeshadow Palette: I didn't buy a Morphe palette before because I always wondered how I would store it but I could understand the attraction as the prices are great and there is a vast array of eyeshadows in each one. There is no doubt that this is the biggest palette in my collection and it's one of the most versatile too. There are 32 eyeshadows in a variety of finishes (mattes, foils and glitters) and 7 large transition shades. The packaging is pretty sturdy cardboard but there is no mirror - not a huge issue at this price though (£34). There are a huge variety of colours - greens, browns, pinks and blues so it would be an ideal starter palette for anyone new to makeup or anybody getting into makeup artistry. I have to say that I have been impressed by the eyeshadows - I wouldn't say that they are as buttery soft as Natasha Denona shadows, but they are certainly easy to work with - pretty pigmented, easy to layer and blend. I have very oily lids so I definitely need to wear a primer with them but that's the case with all everyshadows. The foils are definitely my favourites - creamy, pigmented and easy to apply. The mattes are a little more stiff that the other shadow types but they aren't chalky and they don't blend away to nothing. Overall, I am very impressed with this palette - quality at £34.
Eyelid Primer: I have tried so, so many primers over the years because despite having Sahara-like skin, I have very oily lids. This primer creates a smooth base but it isn't powerful enough for my oily lids - I found that my shadows creased after around 5/6 hours whereas with my regular primer, my shadows hold steady until I remove them. For those who don't have particularly oily lids, this might work better.
High Impact Highlighter: There are six shades of highlight available and I was sent Extra, which is a pretty champagne colour. It has a smooth texture and it melts into the skin for a gorgeous glow, which can be layered for a stronger intensity. At £14, its pretty good value!
Warm Master Blush Palette: This palette is amazing value at £20 for 8 warm toned matte, shimmer and satin blushes. The shades in the top row are my kind of shadows - pinky, peachy, coral tones. They are sufficiently pigmented - they don't really need to be layered but at the same time, you don't have to worry about looking like Aunt Sally when using them. They apply and blend to the cheeks so well and last around 7/8 hours on the skin.
Continuous Setting Mist: I love the fine mist action of this setting spray and it feels cooling on the skin. It can be used directly on brushes to intensify the effect of highlighters and eyeshadows or as a traditional setting spray. It adds some dewiness to the skin, which I love but I know that won't be for everyone.
Lip Gloss: I've always been a fan of lip glosses - I find a glossy lip more flattering than a matte one but one of the things I dislike about some glosses is that they can be sticky and unfortunately, this gloss is guilty of that. It doesn't feel comfortable on the lips and my hair sticks to it so this product is a pass for me.
Overall, I think this brand really does offer great value for money. The brushes and eyeshadows are definitely my favourites and I think I'll probably add some more brushes to my collection because the prices are great and I like the quality. Shop Morphe on Cult Beauty here.
Have you tried anything from Morphe? Do I need the Jaclyn palette in my life?
**I am going on holidays tomorrow so there won't be any posts from me next week but I'll be back posting on the 17th!**
Thanks for reading!