I’ve been a fan of Morphe for at about four and a half years now and I love how much the brand has grown in that time. I remember when they first started becoming well known and many slated their palettes as being private label and poor quality, but I’ve never been disappointed by any of their makeup brushes, palettes or other makeup I’ve since tried. The only product of theirs I didn’t love was there individual eyeshadows which were discontinued a few months after my review. I feel like Morphe have nailed their eyeshadow formula and the formula has improved even more over the last 12 months with palettes like the 39A Dare to Create Palette. Morphe recently released three nine pan palettes which are exclusive to Cult Beauty, and I have the Morphe 9C Jewel Crew Eyeshadow Palette to show you today…
I showcased the three new palettes within my Morphe x Cult Beauty post and it was so hard to choose which one to feature first, but I decided upon the Morphe 9C Jewel Crew Eyeshadow Palette but the other two will be coming up very soon.
The three new eyeshadow palettes looked very small online and I thought they’d be the same size as the MAC X 9 Palettes which are the size of the MAC quad palettes, but the stock photos of the palettes really didn’t do these palettes justice at all. The pans aren’t mini and the packaging isn’t mini either.
Yes it’s undoubtedly more compact than their 35 pan series, but they’re such a good size and they contain 13.5g of product giving us 1.5g of product per shade which is the same weight as a full sized eyeshadow making them an absolute steal for £12 each.
The packaging is nice and sleek with a matte black finish and a mirror within the lid, but I like that they’ve individually named the shadows and printed them on the palette and hope they do this for future palettes too.
Cult Beauty say;
“Adored for professional-grade make up brushes and sumptuous shadow palettes, Morphe’s brand new (and exclusive to Cult Beauty!) 9C Jewel Crew Eyeshadow Palette unites nine vivid brights inspired by precious gemstones.
Including five shimmers and four mattes, this warm-toned palette ranges from plum and red-orange to praline and purple – it’s a must-have for the festive season – and beyond…“
Rock Out – a vivid deep orange matte.
Rose Quartz – a light neutral toned gold shimmer.
Purple Reign – a pale pinky lilac shimmer.
Fool’s Gold – a warm gold metallic.
Hidden Gem – a cool toned brown matte with gold sparkle.
Chocolate Diamond – a deep warm toned chocolate brown matte.
Flecks – a warm toned orangey brown with gold sparkle.
Stone Fox – a neutral toned orange matte.
Rich Girl – a deep purple matte.
I really like the mix of shades within this Morphe 9C Jewel Crew Eyeshadow Palette with the warm tones and a few cool tones in a mix of matte, shimmer and metallic finishes. In terms of swatching, Rose Quartz and Purple Reign really don’t swatch very well but don’t let the swatches deceive you as they apply so much better on the eyes especially with a natural bristled brush.
I think just those two shades may have been pressed a little too hard as it was quite hard to pick up any colour with my fingertip or brush to begin with, but once the surface of the shadows had been fluffed up with my brush they perform just as well as the other seven shades.
The shades are so pretty and whilst I don’t feel like they needed to include two matte bright orange shades, it’s a beautiful palette. I particularly like the sparkle within Hidden Gem and Flecks as it does translate onto the eyes without falling out all over your cheeks.
The matte shades within the palette are perfection and Morphe never fails to blow me away with the quality they offer considering their affordable prices. I think £12 is such a great price for twelve full sized eyeshadows and it’d be such a good travel palette as it offers a mix of finishes and tones.
The Morphe 9C Jewel Crew Eyeshadow Palette is available exclusively at Cult Beauty for £12.