Hi and welcome to my first blog post of 2020! This year I’ve decided that I wanted to include speed reviews on the blog. You know, just give you my quick thoughts on the palettes and not go too much into depth.
I recently took surveys on Instagram on whether or not people look to blogs anymore for reviews, etc and the results were split down the middle: half of my friends over on Instagram do not look to blogs anymore, which is a bit sad.
I do enjoy it so I want to continue providing content for my blog, but I will do quicker reviews, getting to the point, you know? Hopefully this helps those who just want to know whether a product is good or not, etc.
Okay, on to the review: I picked up the Morphe 35I Icy palette ($25 US) at Ulta the day it was released there. I knew I wanted it as soon as I saw the promo pictures. I know Morphe can be hit or miss, but I took a chance anyway.
Look & Design.
The palette is the same size/shape as their standard 35-pan palettes (35O, 35O2, etc). I like that they’re putting effort into designing the packaging since they were so boring before and you couldn’t even tell which palette was which.
They’re still providing the plastic insert with shade names which is annoying so I throw mine away but I know others save it. Oh and no mirror, as per usual.
The swatches were actually pretty good in my opinion. They swatched nicely with 1 swipe, but for the blog I did go over each shade 2 times.
I always use a primer due to oily eyelids. Urban Decay primer potion has been on rotation for almost a year and it’s what I used. I’ve set it with a powder and used it on its own.
When I set my eye primer with my Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder, the shadows do appear just a bit more vibrant.
I’ve used a Morphe blending brush and MAC blending brush with no difficulties at all. I’ve tried monochromatic looks and a Smokey eye and so far they’ve blended well together without being muddy or disappearing,
The shimmer shades are best applied with a finger or damp brush. I like them. They do have fallout so I’d suggest doing your eyes first.
I’ve been really happy with performance.
Yes, I’m happy I picked this palette up. With Ulta’s $3.50 off coupon I got this for around $15 with taxes and some Ulta points. If you wait for a 20% off you could save $5. I can’t wait to continue using it some more!
Will you be picking this up? What do you think about it?
Thanks for reading!
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