Morphe Brushes 35W Palette: Swatches, Faves, and Nay’s.

YouTube is the home of all things  logo, from popular YouTubers like MannyMUA and Jaclyn Hill, all the way to Jeffree Star, it is seen everywhere. They are an affordable brand with products that are the best they can be for the price, from palettes with stunning neutrals to the ones with coppers and oranges, blues and pinks, Morphe has it all. Some shadows from this current palette I’m going to talk about are (in my opinion) worth about £5 each but are all bundled together into an AWESOME 35 pan flip lid palette.

The 35O Is a Palette I’ve been trying to get my hands on for months, and now with the recent releases of the 35OM and 35OS, I want it even more. The 35O Is the brand’s most popular eyeshadow palette and is definitely how they have become well known by the YouTube community. Today I’ll be looking at the 35W, A warm palette with a mixture of satins, mattes, shimmers, and borderline foils.

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Straight off the bat I’m going to say that some shadows are INSANELY pigmented and some shadows are INSANELY ok (which is what I expected from a £15 palette). The lighter colours in the top row of the palette aren’t very pigmented at all and can only really be used as a base colour, they can be built up if used in the crease or the lid though. The top right shadow is one of my 5 favourite shadows in this palette though, I’ll talk more about those, and about the overall performance of the shadows, in a minute; but for now, let’s get on with the swatches.

I swatched each row vertically, not horizontallyhighest row on the right, leading down to the bottom row on the left.

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Fave’s and Nay’s

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These five shadows right here are what made the palette worth it for me, they are CRAZY pigmented and they blend like an absolute dream. They are the only shadows in the palette with the same consistency as the higher end palettes like ‘Too Faced’ and ‘Kat Von D’; that buttery, almost creamy feel is SPOT ON with these shadows. I am obsessed with coppers and orangey browns, and these are everything I wanted them to be. These are the reason I want the 35O Palette, and also the reason I think the 35W is worth the £15. The shimmery shade on the left is almost a foiled shadow as one swipe of the pan will put about 365 days worth of eyeshadow onto your lid. These shadows could be sold as £5 each on their own, and the fact Morphe puts them into a Palette with 30 other shadows that blend perfectly is perfection! Some aren’t as pigmented but with another swipe in the pan the colour pay off is more than enough. I forgot to mention too, the lighter shades (although they aren’t pigmented) set my Mac Paint Pot so well and help all of the other shadows blend together (and prevents creasing too)!

 

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I tried so many times to get this shadow to blend and not become patchy or chalky but I just couldn’t. It is a black with micro-shimmer glitters within it and honestly, It felt like tiny little angry fairies poking my eyes with their little knife-wands. It was so scratchy on my eyelid and rubbing my finger in it to swatch it was uncomfortable; It’s almost like the only thing you can feel is the glitter and not the powder. The colour pay off was terrible too. You can see in the swatch that the start is ok but as it gets about half way it goes an off-grey colour and becomes patchy. You can’t even see the glitters either, they may as well not be there. However, saying all of this, the other matte black shadow in the palette blends seamlessly and without trouble; so I guess you still have a black in the palette, so it isn’t any trouble.


 

Overall I think Morphe are an excellent brand who produce good quality eyeshadows that blend easily, and have extremely good pigment, all for a small price. Minus the exception of that one shadow, all of them were absolutely great and I love this palette to bits for neutral/warm crease and lid colours. Not every shadow can be made the same as another, just like with any palette. Some in this palette were buttery/creamy and some were your regular powder eyeshadows. I will definitely be buying more palettes from Morphe in the future and I will 100% review the 350 when I manage to snag my hands on it.

 

One day.

 

Morgan

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Benefit Cosmetics Review : Porefessional and Porefessional Matte Rescue

Pores Away! At least, that’s what I was looking for with these two products from Benefit. I have heard so many great things about these products from YouTubers and my fellow friends and MUA’s, but never tried them for myself. So an offer came up in my local Debenhams and it was a box containing Porefessional, Porefessional Matte Rescue, and the Porefessional Face Mask (Review on that soon). I decided I’d finally purchase and test the products for a week straight.

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So, to start off with Porefessional. This is the one I was most excited to try. It’s main ingredient is Silica which is extremely good at blurring and filling in your pores for the illusion of POREfected skin. It’s essentially a silicone mask to hide your pores. I must say I’m extremely impressed with the results. I use this primer next to my nose on my cheeks just before my under-eyes and also slightly on the tip of my nose. My pores seemed to have vanished! It was an extremely silky feel and I absolutely loved the semi-matte finish it gave. It comes out of the tube like a foundation made out of silicone but once it’s blended into your skin it’s colourless. It really did hide my pores and seemed to keep any make-up from setting into them. The only thing I noted was that it didn’t seem to help my oiliness; so if you’re looking for something that does, keep reading.the-porefessional-value-size-hero.png

Now, Porefessional Matte Rescue. This was the star of the show. It did everything Porefessional did but it also kept me matte! I applied it to my forehead, bridge of my nose, and my chin; the consistency was a silky gel that quickly dried off matte. It stopped my oiliness all day and I didn’t really need to do my afternoon powder touch up. Any shine I had was converted into a natural radiance to my skin and stopped that horrible, slick, greasy feeling you get when your skin starts to produce sebum. It has extracts of mushrooms within it and a tiny amount of diamond powder which, well as one could imagine, does wonders for your skin! They say diamonds are a girls best friend (or mans, in my case). The lady at the counter told me I could also apply it ON TOP of my foundation! I was very skeptical but decided I’d give it a go anyways. Well, It didn’t affect the coverage/colour of my tinted moisturizer at all. It looked exactly the same and kept me EVEN MORE matte. If you were to apply this once in the morning and do a single reapplication in the afternoon with a powder, this would last you until 1am with no shine. One application in the evening if you are going out would be more than enough to keep you matte for your fun-filled night!the-porefessional-matte-rescue-hero.png

All in all I think these are both brilliant products and I can see what all the fuss is about. I prefer matte rescue but only because I have more oily skin plus I’m a skin care freak (so the diamond powder was a selling point). For drier skin types porefessional would be just as good for you! I hope you enjoyed my first review and remember to follow my blog for the upcoming review of the face mask and more!

 

Morgan