I have featured so many different Morphe products on my blog over the last few years so I was gutted when they’d pulled from their UK stockists, but the big news is Morphe is now officially back at Cult Beauty and I wrote about it here. One of the Morphe products I’ve lusted after the most is the Morphe 39A Dare to Create Eyeshadow Palette which they launched as part of their Christmas collection for 2017 and it was limited edition and extremely hard to get hold of. Once the palette was discontinued Morphe received endless requests to bring it back and amazingly due to popular demand, the Morphe 39A Dare to Create Eyeshadow Palette is BACK.
I have twelve of the old style Morphe Palettes and they were all under £25 so I was surprised when I saw that the Morphe 39A Dare to Create Eyeshadow Palette was £34 but after getting it in my hands I can absolutely understand why as it’s massive. The packaging is made from cardboard which keeps the palette nice and slim, and although it’s large it doesn’t take up too much room as it’s not at all bulky and is lightweight too.
The palette contains 32 highly pigmented eyeshadows in large pans which I’d say are larger than a pound coin, and then there are seven super sized transitional shades which are much bigger than a £2 coin. For £34 you are getting an enormous 75.7 grams of product and I can’t think of another eyeshadow palette with that much product so £34 is an excellent price working out at just 87 pence per shade, and 1.94 grams per shade – amazing.
“You asked for it, Morphe Babes. The 39A Dare to Create palette is back. With four rows of the perfect color combos and a row of super-sized transition shades, this stunner is ready for coloring outside the lines. Create your masterpiece with these super-pigmented shades—because they’ll fulfill every look you can imagine. Your ultimate color wheel is finally back at your fingertips. So what are you waiting for? Go on. Be your own muse. We dare you.”
Sometimes I find the Morphe 35 pan palettes to be a little overwhelming especially as the shades aren’t laid out in a particular order, but the Morphe 39A Dare to Create Eyeshadow Palette has a fantastic layout with similar colours being placed together which I really think helps to inspire you into creating makeup looks.
Another thing I like about the layout with this palette is the decent space between each shades as the shadows in the 35 pan palettes are so close together. The idea of having the transition shades a lot larger than the other shades makes such sense as they’re the shades you’d typically use the most often, and the seven shades complement the rest of the eyeshadows and they’re the first shades I find myself using to create my makeup looks. Are you ready to be blown away by the swatches?
- Bronze Chrome (metallic blackened bronze)
- Stroke (matte warm tan)
- Expression (matte deep eggplant)
- Artistic (metallic antique brass)
- Spark (metallic deep rose gold)
- Create (matte magenta)
- Passion (matte mulberry)
- Forever (matte blackberry)
- Frame (matte hazelnut)
- Mass (matte chocolate mousse)
- Cut Crease (matte burnt sienna)
- Deep Hue (matte smoky brown)
- Vibrant (matte red clay)
- Snatched (shimmering fruit punch)
- Vivid (matte amber)
- Trendy (metallic warm amethyst)
- Bare (matte café au lait)
- Canvas (matte toffee)
- Sunder (matte cinnamon)
- Define Me (matte pumpkin spice)
- Evolve (matte brown sugar)
- Transitional (matte walnut)
- Sculpt (matte cocoa)
- Image (metallic Caribbean blue)
- Indigo (matte denim blue)
- Dare Me (shimmering sapphire)
- Chromatic (metallic bronze chrome)
- Fickle (matte avocado green)
- Inspire (shimmering emerald)
- Pine (matte olive green)
- So Glam (metallic gold)
- Tailor (metallic turquoise)
- Colour (metallic jade)
- Cobalt Blu (shimmering indigo)
- Slice (matte smoky quartz)
- Cat Eye (matte deep taupe)
- Exposed (glistening deep umber)
- Granite (shimmering burnished charcoal)
- Muse (matte midnight black)
I’m already a massive fan of the Morphe eyeshadows with the Morphe 35F, Morphe 35R and Morphe 35O being my favourite Morphe palettes until now, so I knew I’d love the 39A Palette but I’d read the formula had been improved so I couldn’t wait to see the difference and I can’t believe the 39A is a Morphe Palette. This is such a bold claim but these eyeshadows are the best I’ve ever tried from any brand and I was wowed from the very first shade through to the last.
All 39 shades are intensely pigmented, smooth, soft and a dream to apply and as always these swatches are without primer but look how intense they are?! There isn’t even one disappointing shade which never happens in an eyeshadow palette, there’s always at least one which needs building up but they’re crazy pigmented. Create and Snatched are so pigmented that they stain so much so I would recommend always using a primer underneath them but for me they’re the two shades I wouldn’t use particularly often anyway so I guess that’s a good thing.
My favourite shades within the eyeshadow shades would have to be; Stroke, Artistic, Spark, Vivid, Trendy, Colour, Slice, Exposed, Chromatic and So Glam. Then my favourite shades within the larger transition shades are Bare, Canvas and Sculpt. The transition shades are neutral to warm in tone and you could totally get away with using some of them as bronzers depending on your skintone, and for my skintone Bare is a great bronzer shade.
Out of all the shades in the palette the shades I’d use the least would be the three brightish blues; Image, Indigo and Dare Me as blues just don’t suit my cool undertone but as far as blues go, you can’t get go wrong. In fact Dare Me looks so similar to the beautiful metallic blue in the KKW X Mario Palette which looked stunning on Kim Kardashian, so this palette might be a good alternative if you didn’t fancy ordering the palette from the US and paying shipping as the other shades in the KKW palette are very dupeable.
I am beyond impressed with the Morphe 39A Dare to Create Eyeshadow Palette and the name is so fitting as it really does inspire me to be creative and try shades I’d perhaps avoid in other palettes. I love the range of shades and finishes as you have such a good mix of mattes, shimmers, foils and satins so you can create whatever makeup look you want.
The only thing I feel like the palette is missing is a range of golds but I have golds in every other palette I own so it’s really not a deal breaker. I couldn’t love this palette any more and I feel like the amazing swatches speak for themselves, so if you’ve never tried Morphe before you need to try this palette as it’s incredible and you get such a massive amount of product for the price.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried one of the Morphe eyeshadow palettes? What do you think of the Morphe 39A Dare to Create Eyeshadow Palette?