Morphe 35o Palette | Review, Swatches & Dupes
The Morphe 35o Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette (whoa, what a mouthful) is very popular. It’s in such high demand, and as a result is sold out on their official website 90% of the time. It continues to be restocked (but in small quantities it seems), and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one. They’re limiting it to one palette for each person which I was slightly disheartened by but nevertheless there’s enough shadows in one palette to last months. If you haven’t heard of Morphe before, they are a makeup brush and cosmetic company located out of Burbank, California, but they are so flippin’ cheap.
This palette costs $22.99, and for that you get 35 eyeshadows (that’s a pretty damn good deal). I’ve used Morphe products before and I have not been disappointed. I was apprehensive at first that I wouldn’t get the quality because they are so cheap, however his is my third palette and each has improved from the previous. Morphe really stepped up their game in 2015 and this particular palette ended up being their number one best seller. Basically, why don’t you own it?
So these are all clearly orange based shades (the clue is in the name), but unfortunately the shades aren’t named, which makes describing them very tricky. When I was swatching the shadows, I noticed the lighter shades were quite chalky, produced fallout and lacked pigmentation, which is SUCH a shame because all of the others are the quality of high-end shadows! The majority of the shades are incredibly blendable, creamy and overpowered with pigmentation, thanks to the generous amount of Mineral Oil infused in each shadow; just a touch of the finger transfers tonnes of pigment.
If you are a warm, neutral toned shadow lover then this is most certainly the palette for you. All of the shades in the 35o palette can be purchased separately as individual pans for just over $2 a piece and you can even create your own palettes.
Do you have this palette? What do you think?
Morphe have always got good dupes in their palettes, so not surprisingly I discovered some in this one too. Dupes are marked with a ‘x’. I swatched each row of the palette (1-5). I have not increased the saturation for these photographs so they are true to colour.
The stark matte white shade is very similar to Anastasia Beverly Hills Blanc. It makes a great natural brow highlight on people with very light skin tones. The gold-orange shade bang in the middle is a great dupe for MAC Amber Lights.
The shade directly below what I like to call ‘Amber Lights’ is a great dupe for MAC Soft Brown. This colour looks gorgeous in the crease or as a transition shade on pretty much any look. The shade on the far right is identical to MAC Rule and the warm toned matte brown next to it is a great dupe for MAC Texture.
The matte mid-brown shade is an amazing dupe for Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach. Second from the right, can we talk about it? This is my favourite shade of the palette and the formula is ultra creamy. It’s a great dupe for Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma and MAC All That Glitters. It’s great as a striking highlight on the brow and cheek bones.
The matte deep neutral brown is a great dupe for MAC Mystery and can be used to darken any look up. It’s amazing blended out on the lower lash line for a little more of a subtle smokey eye look.
The shade on the far right is identical to Makeup Geek Flame Thrower. This is easily the most pigmented colour of the entire palette, the formula is almost comparable to a foiled shadow.
*I’m still getting used to my new camera – apologies if the swatches are a little off!*
+ Good selection of colours
+ Overall great quality
+ Very affordable
+ Blendable and creamy formula
+ Shadows fit in any Z or MAC palettes
+ Highly pigmented
+ Extremely long-wearing
+ Comparable to a high-end brand
+ Very little fallout (apart from the odd shade)
+ Numerous good dupes
+ A few chalky shades with lack of pigment
+ Can’t be returned if used
+ Can only be purchased online unless you go to their store in Burbank.
9.5/10. I struggled to get pigmentation on some of the lighter shades but overall I’m so impressed with this palette and just know it’s going to quickly become a favourite of mine. I highly recommend you purchase this palette when it’s back in stock, you won’t regret it.
A tutorial of me using this palette will be up on my channel soon.
Use discount code ‘JACATTACK’ across all Morphe products for 10% off your total order.
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