Oh Morphe. How I love thee.
As a UK fan of Morphe, it’s not always easy to get hold of their products. Mostly because there’s so few stockists that when the big releases drop, they sell out so fast that you blink and they’re gone. It’s the worst part about being a beauty addict and living in the UK. So when I heard the amazing news that Morphe were coming back to Cult Beauty, I got seriously excited because I shop there a lot, so this makes my life a whole lot easier!
To mark the occasion, Cult Beauty have created the Morphe Cult Beauty Edit, which contains their top picks from the collection. It includes some of the all-time best sellers, as well as some of the exciting newer releases, along with a couple of products that have had massive rave reviews and already become cult products in their own right. When the package arrived on my doorstep I was blown away – it was an amazing surprise for me, and I couldn’t wait to get exploring which products from Morphe had made the Cult Beauty Edit.
The Cult Beauty Edit
Morphe 39A Dare To Create Artistry Eyeshadow Palette
I’ve got a few Morphe Palettes already and I’m used to them being big because they have so many pans inside, but this one is BIG. Like, it’s the biggest palette I own – by a long shot. And I love every inch of it because the colours are just so darn pretty. Not just that, they’re all super wearable shades. Inside the 39A Dare To Create Artistry Eyeshadow Palette There’s four rows containing 32 normal sized shadows which vary from mattes and shimmers to also foils – and I love palettes with foil finishes in! Then the middle row contains 7 perfect everyday transition shades in super size. These shades are the ones you put in your eyeshadow crease to create the natural smokey look and ‘transition’ from your lid shade. So they’re the ones that get the most use – and I love that they’ve been made in super size so the palette as a whole will last longer before hitting pan on the shades you reach for every day.
The shades within the rest of the palette are on the everyday colour spectrum – there’s lots of browns and golds, with some warmer red and pink tones, and some more of the cool browns as well. So you’ve got a great mix of shades to work with regardless of your skin tone and therefore your eye look preference. There’s also some greens and blues added too, all in a mixture of finishes just so you can create some colourful and bold eye looks when it takes your fancy. In my opinion the palette has a great mix of colours and is really versatile in shades and finish. Having used the Morphe shadows before, they’re best known for being buttery soft and super affordable. I’m going to create some eye looks on Instagram with this palette very soon – so I’ll be able to testify to the quality then – although I can’t imagine it will be any different to all my others: creamy, blendable and like butter. This palette is only £34 and for the sheer size and amount of product you get, it’s an absolute bargain.
Morphe Continuous Setting Mist
I got so excited when I saw the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist in the Cult Beauty Edit because I’ve been desperate to get my hands on it since it launched – like pretty much everyone else who loves make up. It’s been like gold dust to get your hands on because every beauty guru possible has raved about it. The power of influence hey? So when I finally got to try it, I got the lid off and coated my face quicker than you can say “setting spray.” Unlike most normal setting sprays that come with a pump dispenser, this comes out like a spray and as a mist – it’s the first of it’s kind for me and I loved how much easier I felt it was to achieve an even distribution of product. Unlike normal manual push-pumps which seem to distribute in one area more heavily. If you’re after a long term fix for keeping your make up in place then this is every bit as good as you’ve heard. My make up lasts a lot longer than normal when I use this and if you like a dewy and more glowy finish to your make up look then you’ll love the way this creates a radiance that’s subtle and gentle on the skin. It’s great at holding make up in place and creates a nice coverage – I can see why it got so many rave reviews!
Morphe High Impact Highlighter
I hadn’t tried a highlighter from Morphe before but their High Impact Highlighters look gorgeous. It’s got a high shimmer level, meaning if you want a subtle highlight then this isn’t for you! This is an all-out, glow like a goddess highlighter and it packs a lot of glittery punch. I’ve got the shade Extra which is a warm champagne tone with silver flecks within. First impressions are that it’s going to be used on those nights out, and days when I really want my cheekbones to pop. There’s a choice of six colours from Cult Beauty.
Morphe 8W Warm Master Blush Palette
This palette made me swoon.
I love blush palettes and this has eight shades for my blush-loving self to enjoy. These tones are all warm pinks and subtle bronze tones which means it’s great for the summer months and when you’ve got a tan. Within the eight shades you’ve got a mix of matte, satin and shimmer finishes so you can enjoy this no matter what look you’re going for. I’ve already tried the shimmers and mattes and I’m impressed – just as creamy and buttery as the eyeshadows and with a high payoff. I really like the mattes for the way they add a natural pop of colour to the apples of my cheeks and I’ve been stretching the shimmers backwards towards my cheekbones to also act alongside as a highlight too. I’ve been able to create some really pretty and girly cheek looks with this palette and can imagine I’ll be reaching for it a LOT!
Morphe Eyelid Primer
As far as eyeshadow primers go, I’ve tried a huge amount and I’m always on the hunt for new ones. This translucent primer has a creamy formula that’s also waterproof. It’s supposed to apply wet and then dry down sheer so you can’t see it and it’s supposed to give 12 hour hold. Initial impressions are good – I used it yesterday and it really held my shadow in place well. I usually prefer concealer as my primer as it gives an almost white base for the colours to really pop – as well as hold the shadow in place. But while wearing this yesterday I still liked how much the colours paid off and it held in place for ages. I’ll update with a more detailed review soon, but if you’re in the market for a new eyeshadow primer then I recommend trying it out.
Morphe Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush (M433)
When it comes to brushes, Morphe know their stuff. It’s actually one of the things that they’re best known for originally. And having tried the brushes over the years, they’re one brand I always fall back to because you can’t go wrong with them. Their eyeshadow brushes especially are some of my favourites for creating soft and perfectly blended eye looks. Included in the Cult Beauty Edit is the M433 Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush which picks up eyeshadow from the palettes like a dream and blends it so naturally. Wiping across my creases it applies the eyeshadows with precision and gives little to no fall out. I’m already obsessed with this and it’s going on my ‘constantly repurchased’ list asap because I’m always looking for good quality brushes like this.
So those are the Morphe products that made the Cult Beauty Edit and I’m impressed at the variety in the edit – there’s a bit of everything and I’m overwhelmed with how many amazing looks I’m going to be able to create with these goodies! (Keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram for these!) But if these aren’t enough then check out the full collection of Morphe goodies now back at Cult Beauty. There’s free postage on orders over £15 too so you’ve got even more reasons to treat yourself!
Shop the Cult Beauty Edit and my Morphe Wish List here: