Morphe Brushes eyeshadow palettes are nothing new. Known for their affordability, they were not known as the highest quality line, but ever since the Jaclyn Hill X Morphe palette launch earlier this year, their reputation has quickly turned around as an affordable AND high quality makeup brand. (Note- their brushes have had a cult-like following for years.)
So, imagine my excitement when I heard that they were launching a new holiday line including the #39A Dare to Create palette ($32 on Morphe’s website). My first glance at it was on CKey’s unboxing of the collection on YouTube. If you have not seen what this palette looks like, take a look below and you’ll understand the hype.
The thing that first struck me once I started playing with these shadows is how insanely creamy they are. In texture, they kinda remind me of my Marc Jacobs shadows. *gasp* I know. Crazy, right? All of them are smooth and glide onto the skin.
The next thing I noticed is how incredibly easy they are to blend. I posted a photo on Instagram of a look I did with ONE shadow. I prepped my lids with concealer and set them with powder. Then, I took the shade Indigo and, starting in the outer corner, I packed it on and blended it out towards the center of my lid. This is the look:
I also really love the giant center pans of this palette. Everyone knows that you tend to use up your transition shades before any other colors (unless you use the same ones daily). So, Morphe generously giving us HUGE pans of transition shades in various tones across the middle of the palette is really worthy of a major *thumbs up* on its own.
Actually, not just for transitions on my eyes, I have used those middle tones on my face. I have used Bare to help blend out contours. I use Evolve as a matte bronzer to warm up the perimeter of my face, and I use Transitional as a light contour shade. So, I truly get multifunctional use from this palette.
The only negative that I have found while using this over the last few weeks is that sometimes the shadows are TOO blendable. More than once, I have come to find that all of the colors have blended together after a while and don’t hold their own color for a long time. I am still working on finding ways to remedy that, such as application technique and even color selection. One thing that I have found is that packing on the color with your fingers really makes the colors pop (which is generally true for all eye shadows). So, for these, even though I typically only do that with other palette for metallic or shimmer shades, I use my finger to apply all of the shades (except transitions or in tight spaces) for the 39A palette and just use my finger or a brush to blend.
Keep scrolling to check out swatches of all 39 colors.
Thanks for reading, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!♥
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