Ever since I got the Morphe 35n palette, I had been searching around the web, watching & reading reviews on Morphe single eyeshadows. Most of the reviews were stating that the singles had a better quality than the palettes, so I decided to pick up a good amount of eyeshadows in a good variety of colors, just so I can see if the is a variation in the quality within the single eyeshdows. I find that with their 35 palettes, the quality is inconsistent within the palette. Some of the eyeshadows are nice and some are powdery or chalky.
I picked up 28 eyeshadows. The Z-Palette I have only held 27 eyeshadows, so there is a eyeshadow that has no home 🙁 Some of the eyeshadows I got are colors that are a little bit out of my comfort zone.
Available at morphebrushes.com
Cost: $2.29 each (use the code ADOPTLOVE, to contribute to a non-profit animal shelter)
Quality: I think the eyeshadows are hit & miss. Most of them are good & some of them are okay… they just require more work to build up. I will be giving each eyeshadow a quick description and letter grade. This is a situation where you get what you pay for. I’m not saying that these are amazing quality, because they aren’t. I do think that some of these eyeshadows are fair quality, but they aren’t what people on YouTube hyped them up to be.
Texture: Each eyeshadow has a soft texture, a few of the mattes have powdery-ness and the more metallic finishes can crumble during application with a brush. Swatching these are a huge nightmare because when I swatched them they came off chunky on my fingers.
Wear Time: As I have stated before, I never test out eyeshadow without wearing a primer. I have oily eyelids, so nothing really stays on for more than 2-3 hours until creasing starts to happen. With proper prep (primer, base, or both) these last 6-7 hours before I start to see fading. Nothing major they just aren’t as intense as they were when I first applied them.
- Crystal (light pearl beige, B)
- Pretty in Pink (matte bubble gum, C+)
- Wink for Pink (shimmering pink, A-)
- Glamourous (frosty lavender, C-)
- Brick (soft red matte, B-)
- Ice (oyster pink, B)
- Dazzling (orange pearl, B+)
- Glisten (satin beige, B)
- Pearl (shimmery white, A)
- Spice (matte orange, A+)
- Mysterious (foiled copper, A-)
- Rosewood (matte raspberry, B+)
- Birthday Suit (matte neutral beige, A)
- Bronzed Ivy (brown w/ green shift, C+)
- Cream Puff (matte cream, B+)
- Pink Moscato (shimmery pink beige, A+)
- Deep Skin (matte rose brown, B-)
- Burlesque (foiled red brown, B)
- Deep Cocoa (matte purple brown, A)
- Trouble (cool matte brown, A)
- Caffe Macchiato (orange brown w/ golf flecks, B-)
- Golden Glory (orange gold, A-)
- Marbleized (cool bronze, A+)
- Coal (soft matte black, C+)
- Midnight Kiss (dark purple shimmer, A)
- Starlight (yellow gold, B)
- Nuts For You (matte neutral brown, B+)
- Deep Skin
- Mysterious (dupe for M.A.C Coppering)
- Pink Moscato
- Wink For Pink
- Cream Puff
- Nuts For You
- Midnight Kiss
I think that some of the mattes require to be built up, which will take extra effort to get that intensity. Glamorous is a little too frosty for my liking, I think the level of frostiness makes the eyeshadow look cheap. Shades like Spice & Marbleized really knocked my socks off, they’re smooth and have great pigmentation. I feel like these eyeshadows require an opaque base to show up with intensity.
I always use an opaque base with majority of the eyeshadows that I wear, but I don’t think I could get away with NOT using one with Morphe eyeshadows. Morphe can do an okay eyeshadow, they have a ton of other colors and they’re affordable. A lot of the eyeshadows fell in the middle on the grade letter scale, which isn’t a bad thing. It’s just an indicator of how it worked on my eyes. I will end this review writing this: Take every review with a grain of salt, every review you watch/read is based on personal experience.
What did/didn’t work for me might work for you 🙂 I did buy all of these eyeshadows myself. Morphe has no idea who I am and they didn’t send me any of these products. The code is not mine, I’m not making any money by writing this review. I think that for what you’re paying for, Morphe eyeshadows are good & would recommend that you try them out. Especially if you’re on a budget and want to try different colors.
♥XOXO♥, Crystal Emme