Let me just express straight off the bat that Morphe are easily at the top of my list when it comes to eyeshadow palettes. Not only is the pigmentation always absolutely incredible, but they’re also super affordable and full of endless possibilities for different make-up looks. One of the first blog posts I ever wrote was actually a review of the extremely popular Morphe 35O palette, one of my all-time favourite beauty products. Ever since owning this palette, I’ve been longing to own more of their products as the quality is so impressive, especially for the affordable price tag. 35 amazing quality eyeshadows for roughly £20? You really cannot complain. When I bought my Morphe 35O palette, unfortunately they were only available to be shipped from the USA so there were additional costs of shipping and customs. However, Morphe have since launched a UK website which means they’re much more accessible now! Towards the end of last year, Morphe released a few new palettes that I completely fell in love with just from the photos that they released on social media. I couldn’t justify buying myself one at the time because I was putting my money aside to buy Christmas presents as well as trying to save for a Japan trip. However, my boyfriend very kindly bought me the Morphe 35O2 palette for Christmas – you can imagine how happy I was to open that! I’ve been so excited to do a post all about this palette so that I can give you my thoughts on it, show you some swatches and demonstrate some of my favourite looks to create with it.
As you can see straight away, the pigment and quality of these eyeshadows are pretty incredible. They’re all super easy to blend, creamy and the range of shades available make this palette incredibly versatile. I’ve ended up reaching for this palette even more than my original Morphe 35O as I’m loving how the colours range from extremely bright oranges and reds to the deepest browns – it goes even brighter as well as even darker than the original 35O. I feel like the shimmery shades are even more pigmented and foil-like as well, with the 35O I’d have to wet my brush to get a really stand-out colour but these shimmers seem to just pop all on their own without needing to wet my brush.
It’s definitely worth mentioning that Morphe seem to have took a step up with their packaging lately; the cases just used to be plain black plastic but it now has the brand name in white on the lid. It’s a simple little addition but I think it really adds a classy little touch. The only thing that is still missing is a mirror which would be perfect if you’re wanting to travel with it, but personally I don’t feel like I need one. I don’t tend to travel with my 35 colour palettes anyway as they’re quite bulky and I’d rather carry on paying the affordable price than the price increase with the inclusion of a mirror. What I love most is that they’ve started naming their shades with the addition of a plastic overlay that matches up with each shade. This is so much more useful because when I’m creating looks for my blog or Instagram, it means I can name which shades I’ve used and makes it so much easier for people to recreate the looks themselves. Speaking of which, I’ve created a couple of make-up looks to give you some inspiration for how to use this palette as it’s so versatile!