Morphe Eyelid Primer Review / Swatches

If you’ve seen my Morphe reveal post, you’ll know that Morphe are back at Cult Beauty which is amazing news especially as Morphe have announced some amazing new products recently. I have about 30 Morphe brushes and a lot of their palettes but until recently I hadn’t tried any of their other makeup products but I’ve been so impressed. I haven’t read any reviews of the Morphe Eyelid Primer so I had no idea what to expect but after checking out the reviews on the Morphe US website, I couldn’t wait to give it a try as it’s got 50 five star reviews…

Morphe Eyelid Primer Review and Swatches

Where a bold Morphe Babe goes, her killer eyeshadow follows. Our long-wearing, waterproof eyeshadow primer goes on silky smooth, dries down sheer, and won’t let you down for 12 hours. Creases take a hike, and your color stays so you can slay. Meet your partner in prime.  A little goes a long way. Apply a thin layer to bare lids. Wait 60 seconds and then apply your eyeshadow. It’s worth the wait, we promise.

Morphe Eyelid Primer Review and Swatches

The Morphe Eyelid Primer is available in just one option; Translucent and you get 9ml of product for £10 over on Cult Beauty. I wasn’t sure if that was a good value or not but the Urban Decay Primer Potion is £17.50 for 10ml so the Morphe Eyelid Primer is definitely a better deal value wise.

The primer is beige in colour and has a very similar consistency to the Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion in that they’re a lightweight cream which blend out to be completely colourless and leave the eyelids feeling smooth and looking matte. You only need a tiny amount of product per eye so eyeshadow primers always tend to last me for a seriously long time.

Morphe Eyelid Primer Review and Swatches

With some eyeshadow primers I find that I need to set them with a translucent powder or a skintone eyeshadow as they’re a little tacky. However with the Morphe Eyelid Primer, there is no tackiness whatsoever and I can layer powder eyeshadow over the top without any blending issues even with matte eyeshadows which can be sometimes be quite patchy when applied over primer. Due to the translucent finish, the primer doesn’t counteract any discolouration from veins so you may need to apply a cream eyeshadow over the top if you like your eyelids to look more uniform prior to applying your shadows.

It really helps to intensify your eyeshadows regardless of the shadow formula, and helps to lock your eyeshadow in place without fading, smudging or creasing. The formula isn’t revolutionary as it performs almost identically to the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but it’s cheaper and a brilliant alternative if you need to purchase a new eyeshadow primer, and it also works very well with the Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows to try a minimise/prevent glitter fallout.

What is your favourite eyeshadow primer? Let me know in the comments below?



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