I love the Morphe Eyeshadow Palettes, and I’m always excited whenever they launch a brand new palette as the quality really is amazing for the price. I always buy Morphe from Beauty Chamber as I don’t have to worry about paying customs fees or waiting two to three weeks for my order to arrive, and I was thrilled when I noticed that Beauty Chamber stocked the Morphe 35R Eyeshadow Palette £22.95 as I’ve been dying to get my hands on it ever since I saw the initial swatch photos on Morphe’s Instagram page. My favourite Morphe palette until now has to be the Morphe 35F Palette as it’s packed with the most gorgeous jewel toned, foiled finish shadows but I have to say, the Morphe 35R Eyeshadow Palette is now my number one Morphe palette.
The Morphe 35R Eyeshadow Palette has the standard large black plastic casing without a mirror within the lid which doesn’t bother me at all as I’m not going to hold this palette and do my makeup, I’d rather use a smaller magnified mirror and it keeps the costs down too. The palette contains 35 large eyeshadow pans which usually aren’t set out in any sort of order, but the 35R palette contains 15 foiled eyeshadows with three foiled shades on the end of all five rows of shadows. The remaining 20 shadows consist of mainly matte and satin finishes, but there are a couple of shimmer shades but the foiled shadows within this palette really are the star attraction as they’re incredible. If you like the Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows, you’ll *love* the Morphe foiled formula as it’s almost identical except the Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows are £7.95 each for one shade, and for £22.99 you’re getting 15 foiled eyeshadows which is amazing.
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 7
8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21
22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28
29 / 30 / 31 / 32 / 33 / 34 / 35
All 35 swatches are without any eyeshadow primer or base, and are done completely dry to give the shadows a true representation of their pigmentation and colour. I really can’t rave about this palette enough, and I feel like Morphe have improved their eyeshadow formula on this palette as it’s even better than it already was. The mattes are smooth, soft and easy to apply/blend with little to no fall out and I really like that Morphe have given us a really good balance of cool, warm and neutral toned shades to use alongside the foiled shadows. The foiled shades are best applied either with your fingertip directly onto your eyelid, or with a flat synethetic eyeshadow brush so you can pack the shadow on but there is a little fallout, which you get with every single foiled eyeshadow formula. To combat fall out, I like to either use the Shadow Shields or I apply a generous dusting of translucent setting powder under my eyes prior to application and once I’ve finished my eye makeup, I simply dust away the loose powder with a large fluffy brush which removed the fall out too.
Even though the swatches are done completely dry, if you dampen your brush with a makeup setting spray or a facial mist prior to using the shadow, it intensifies the foiled finish to give them a wet look on the eyes. There isn’t one disappointing shadow in the palette which is so rare for a palette that contains so many matte shades, but they’re all super pigmented and easy to work with and as I said this is most definitely my favourite Morphe palette to date as it’s just exceptional considering it’s only £22.99. It’s so hard to choose my favourite shades but my favourite row would have to be the top row for everyday, more natural makeup and the bottom row for when I want something a little more dramatic but I truly love every single shade and I’m very happy to have the palette within my collection.
I would love to know if you have the Morphe 35R Eyeshadow Palette?