This is also in video form if you’d rather see my ‘live’ review! Check it out here or at the bottom of this post.
This is the Morphe 35O dupe and it cost me £9.99 on ebay. However, you can get it a lot cheaper if you buy it from China! It has 10 metallic/shimmer shades (Morphe describes them as shimmers, but they look metallic to me) and 25 matte shades.
I’ve had this palette on my desk for bloody ages and I’ve been DYING to try it out for weeks, but I wanted to do a review of it with ‘fresh eyes’ so I’ve been extremely patient and I waited for today.
The palette was in a cardboard box and bubblewrap inside the postage packet yet still managed to break in the corner, breaking one of the eyeshadows slightly. Luckily it didn’t completely smash so it’s still usable! I’m going to partially blame the Royal Mail for that, but I thought I should warn you that it’s not that sturdy.
I don’t have the real palette to compare it to but against the picture, they’re pretty similar. There’s a few differences, like the 6th shade in the first row and the 5th shade in the second row. The bottom one is the real palette and the top is the dupe.
In terms of long-lasting wear, the metallic shades don’t have much staying powder if you touch them. When they were on my hand, one light sweep of my fingers blended them out to a shiny sheen. But I suppose this means they’re very blendable! The matte shades were better at staying put the darker the colour was. So the cream shades were blendable and the darker ones were harder to work with, but had more staying-power. Let’s get into finger swatches!
As you can probably tell, some of the shades are more pigmented than others. Some of the matte shades are quite patchy. But the metallic/shimmer shades were ALL gorgeous and went on so easily. I just wish they lasted longer! Maybe with a primer and setting spray they’d do better.
This is how much fallout there was on the palette after finger and brush swatches (watch the youtube video to see the brush swatches) so there was quite a lot of loose powder. Something to think about!
All things considered, I would recommend this palette if you’re on a tight budget – order from China and it’s under £7) but I don’t believe that it’s on-par with the actual Morphe palette so when I’ve saved up enough I’ll definitely buy the real one! It has some beautiful shades and the metallics are stunning. There is some debate whether these dupes are made in the same factory as Morphe but we’ll never know for certain.
If you want to see the makeup look I created and the brush swatches (as well as a ‘live’ reaction) please go and check out the video below and don’t forget to subscribe!
Hope you enjoyed this post. What do you think about the palette? Let me know below!