Morphe is a brand of make-up that has really done the rounds in the beauty community.
Plenty of YouTube and Instagram makeup stars have reviewed Morphe and those
famous lucky enough get to collaborate with Morphe to release their own products (think Jeffrey Star, Nikkie Tutorials, James Charles, and Jaclyn Hill).
But for the rest of us mere mortals with average to above average makeup skills, we sometimes also need to get reviews from people who don’t get paid to promote a makeup brand.
So I took it upon myself to find out whether this budget friendly makeup brand is really all it’s cracked up to be.
I ordered a whole lot of products on the Morphe website as I had no idea where a store was near me and we were in lockdown in Melbourne.
Ordering online was a pretty easy experience. Products seem to stay in your Shopping Bag for some time, which is great if you shop and then go away to do something. I hate having to start all over again because I’ve done my mindless online shopping, added things to my cart or bag, and then I don’t finish that order straight away, but when I return it’s all gone and I forgot what I added. Good thing I don’t have this issue with Morphe’s website!
I liked that there was an option to colour match and that there are examples on multiple skin tones.
There’s also videos on how to use products and when there are collaborations.
Postage is free in Australia for orders over $60.
Surprisingly, even though it was COVID and there were delays in postage, my Morphe products came relatively quickly and in about a week and a half.
All the powder products (like shadow, blush, highlighter) were wrapped in bubble wrap to protect them during shipping. Everything came in place and had no damage. I liked there was this extra care taken by Morphe to ensure products did not crack or break in transit.
Fluidity Full Coverage Foundation in F1.70
There is a huge selection of colours in the foundation, with five different levels to choose from. Each colour has an example of the colour on a model who matches that foundation colour, which makes choosing online a lot easier.
I started using this foundation in early May, almost daily, and I ran out at the end of September. I found I only needed to use between one to two pea sized amounts of foundation for each application.
I found if I used a beauty blender to apply this foundation, it often looked a bit flaky and patchy. This foundation seems to work best when you use a foundation brush.
There is good coverage with this foundation and it stays on for a few hours, if applied with a foundation brush. I would buy this again
Fluidity Full Coverage Concealer in C1.35 and C1.55
This product definitely lives up to its name and gives full coverage. I think this has better coverage than the foundation.
I bought two different colours and it was odd to see different quality in one applicator brush to the other: One was really good quality and you got a good amount of concealer on it. The other brush barely got any concealer on it at all and seemed to be almost missing most of the brush part.
I’m not sure if this is common or just an issue with this particular concealer. Luckily the coverage is really good so it doesn’t matter about the applicator brush.
Arch Obsessions Brow Kit in Mocha
I found this kit was really great value for 5 items.
The eyebrow colour is in a pot and when applied with the supplied brush, you only need a small amount.
The eyebrow pencil is very fine so it is great for drawing small lines like eyebrow hairs To fill in small gaps.
The eyebrow setting gel is pretty standard and nothing amazingly unusual. It does the job
I don’t really care for the highlighter colour as it’s the wrong colour for my skin (it’s slightly too yellow and dark) so there’s not much point on me using it.
Highlight & Contour Beauty Sponge
I’m always happy to try new sponges similar to the Beauty Blender to see if anything cheaper might compare.
I found Morphe’s version of the Beauty Blender was not very good quality. It felt nice and soft on the first try. After two uses the sponge material started to crack and got holes in it. There was also a big product build up on the sponge after only a few uses.
I also found it didn’t like to hold water well and took ages for it to soak. I’m still a huge fan of the real Beauty Blender so unfortunately this dupe doesn’t do it for me
Artistry Eyeshadow Palette in Social Butterfly
I can’t go past an eyeshadow palette! And this palette was something I really wanted to try.
There are 15 colours in this palette with a mixture of a few natural colours, dark colours and bright vibrant colours. The colours I saw online seemed a lot darker than when I actually applied them.
Most colours stay on quite well, especially the matte colours. The shimmery colours do blend out a bit more than the matte colours which means you often have to use a bit more. A couple of shimmer colours didn’t attach to my brushes well though which was annoying when I had a particular idea in mind for my look.
I found a lot of colours blended with each other well and also blended with other brands which is always a plus too. I probably should have bought a palette with similar colours so it was easier to wear colours from just this palette.
Highlighter Palette in Star Blazer
Having a highlighter palette is great to make sure you’ve got plenty of choices. This palette is actually bigger than I expected and I won’t be running out of highlighter any time soon!
The palette has more of pinky golden tones than golden tones I thought I was getting, but I am ok with that. They are gorgeous colours.
I find you can easily apply a small amount and work up to desired highlight colour preference.
Eyelid Primer in Translucent
This primer goes on with a creamy light colour but dries sheer. It is also meant to be non-creasing and is meant to last for 12 hours.
This primer has a silicone feel so it leaves the skin feeling very smooth. I also only need to use a small amount of primer to get the desired effect.
I actually use this as a face primer for my t-zone (little you tube beauty hack I learnt) and I find it’s really good for getting foundation to stick in areas it doesn’t like to stay in.
Blushing Babes in Pop of Poppy
I mainly only wanted this blush palette for the middle orange coloured blush. It seemed so deliciously summery I couldn’t go past it. The other two colours are more like bronzer and contour for my skin tone.
I found I would use the orange blush on the apples of my cheeks and then use either brown colour for light cheek contour. This actually works out well because this compact little trio is great for travelling. It also had a mirror too.
I’m going to be using this for when I get back to working in the office and go to the gym in the mornings. Or for when I can finally travel again…
The only thing is the colours are very pigmented and do not blend as easily as I would have liked. I think it’s best to start with a very small amount of product on a high quality brush, and build up the colour to the desired amount.
Fake Lashes in Sunset Boulevard, Calabasas, and Rodeo
Price: $4 each
I bought 3 pairs of lashes because, well when they are this cheap, why not?
Like every pack of lashes I buy, I needed to trim the lashes by about 1/2 a centermetre. These lashes by Morphe trim easily and there’s not the annoying extra bit on either end of the lash.
They are soft and fluffy and the designs mean they blend well with your own eyelashes.
The lashes are not pre-glued but are easily to apply as they stay curved when applying them. I found they lasted throughout the day or night and didn’t straighten out after applying. I really like these lashes and will definitely buy more.
Eyeshadow Palette in Truth or Bare
I decided try try the Truth or Bare palette as I needed a new beige, nude and brown eyeshadow palette. I found the Truth or Bare Palette had exactly that. I also liked that it had a good mix of both matte and shimmer shades.
The colours are definitely very pigmented, glide on smoothly, and blend well. The only thing I found was the colours seemed a bit darker on my skin than I expected.
Overall, there is great value for money when you get this many colours in a palette.
Morphe is a budget friendly makeup brand with surprisingly really good quality products. I now see what it’s been so popular with so many people for so long.
My favourite product is definitely the concealer, which I’ll be buying more of. But one thing I’ll definitely come back for will be the eyeshadow palettes. Whether it’s Morphes own brand, or a collaboration with a YouTube or Instagram star, there’s so many great palettes to choose from.
I seriously love this brand and wish I started buying products sooner! I definitely recommend this makeup brand to other people.
Above: wearing the eyelid primer on my t-zone, foundation, concealer, blush (risky & provocative on cheeks, and bold on lips), social butterfly (using Now Trending, LaterGram, Besties, Influencer, MemeGirls, Squad Goals & Camera) and Rodeo lashes.
Have you tried Morphe makeup products? What’s your favourite? Let me know in the comments section!
Bye for now,
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