Anyone who’s known me a little while will remember my old mantra:
I will not become a Morphe girl. I won’t jump on the bandwagon of buying Morphe palettes and brushes and kiss the ground that Morphe walks on!
But this is now my third Morphe palette in the space of 4 months and I have no plans on stopping buying Morphe palettes any time soon.
Since buying the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette, I’ve been itching to buy each and every palette that Morphe brings out and the 35O2 palette was no exception.
You see, I don’t own many red and warm tone shades at all. I have an abundance of pinks and blues and purples and browns but not reds and oranges so this palette was an absolute must.
I sat waiting for this to arrive on BeautyBay for WEEKS after it was released in the US but when it finally arrived on BeautyBay, I couldn’t afford it. For Christmas, my uncle bought me a BeautyBay gift card so I bought this palette and 3 Morphe brushes just to get free delivery.
This palette is obviously one of the ones that was released after the Morphe relaunch so it has all the new shiny packaging and branding and looks a lot more luxe than other palettes.
OH! And it also has the shade names on a card!
So why would I want to buy a palette full of gold, orange, red and brown? Well, I want to start branching out into warm fiery looks because being a brunette, I know that these shades really complement my hair and my eye colour. And also, like I previously mentioned, I don’t own many warm toned palettes so this was perfect for my collection.
This row seems to house the lightest 4 shades along with 3 lighter copper metallic shades. Pure looks like it’s going to be an amazing inner corner highlight and Universal, Tan and Orb look like they’re 3 real strong transition shades. The metallics in this palette do feel chunkier than in the Jaclyn Hill Palette so when people say Jaclyn’s palette was supposed to be pressed differently… I can actually believe them (please don’t hate me)! That being said, these shades are buttery and mostly smooth but I did find that the 3 light matte shades ~didn’t swatch quite as well as the others in the palette~.
Now this is the row that was the main reason I bought this palette. Sauce (metallic orange) and Ruby (metallic red) are two GORGEOUS shades that cry out to me and they are a bit smoother and more buttery than some of the metallics in this palette. Flux & Contour are two more matte transition shades and I guess at a push, Ablaze could be used as a transition shade- depends on what you’re into.
- Terra Cotta
This is your gold and copper rows and all 4 metallics in this row are equally gorgeous. Brick is the one shade that DID NOT swatch very well and I am fairly disappointed but sometimes swatches mean absolutely nothing and this may be a shade that blends fantastically and works better with a brush than a finger. Zippy is BY FAR my favourite shade in this row and I want to bathe my entire body in it.
- In The Zone
As I mentioned on Twitter, the mattes in this palette didn’t swatch that well at all. They were slightly patchy and came up less pigmented than other palettes. However, using this palette myself and seeing others use it, I can tell you that these swatches do not do it justice. This is an all matte row with the exception of Halo which seems to be a demi-metallic but not quite as intense as some of the others in this palette.
- So Warm
Alright so the black swatched terribly on this. It looks like I took a lump of charcoal and drew a line. I wasn’t overly enamored with this row. Although they are rich browns that will be perfect for the outer corner and crease etc, Muddy does look exactly that… muddy.
I want to love this palette entirely but the bottom 2 rows kinda ruin it for me. The metallics are stellar and most of the brighter colours are great pigment but the browns at the bottom have slightly let this palette down for me.
I definitely have looks in mind for this palette and I am so excited to sit one afternoon and just try out so many different fiery looks in order to hone my smokey eye skills!
Do you like this palette? Are you planning to buy it? Let me know!