Morphe Base Collection — Cult Beauty October Brand of the Month 2019
Morphe are a favourite brand of mine, and since I first featured them here on my blog (where they were Morphe Brushes) back in 2015, I’ve published 35 different Morphe reviews. I am such a big fan of their makeup brushes, but they are so much more than brushes, and I’m glad that their makeup range is now getting the hype it deserves.
For the month of October, Morphe are the Cult Beauty Brand of the Month which means free international shipping on all Morphe orders which is amazing, especially if you live in a country where Morphe wouldn’t normally be accessible. To celebrate Morphe being the brand of the month, I was kindly gifted the exciting, new Morphe Base Collection and I have my thoughts and swatches of everything, so keep on reading…..
It’s crazy how far Morphe have come over the last four years, with many exciting collaborations and launches to date. When Morphe announced they were launching a foundation, it generated a serious amount of hype, and I myself couldn’t wait to try it as I’ve only ever been disappointed by one Morphe product and that was their first initial individual eyeshadows four years ago. The brand had an amazing new revamp last year, and the packaging on everything is so sleek and luxe considering how affordable most of their products are.
Morphe Complexion Blending Beauty Sponge £8
Kicking off the Morphe Base Collection with their Complexion Blending Sponge, which I reviewed in full in my post on the Morphe Fluidity Brush Set, which I bought soon after Fluidity launched back in March.
It’s an amazing little sponge with a bullet, rounded design and a flat base for the application of primer, concealer and foundation. It’s super soft, and blends cream products beautifully, and my existing sponge has worn very well with zero tears or holes even with regular use and washing.
Morphe Revitalizer Foundation Primer £12
- Blurs and softens imperfections
- Instantly makes skin feel moisturized
- Free of oils and parabens
- Great for normal to dry skin
I was really impressed with the Morphe Eyelid Primer, so I was delighted to be able to try one of their face primers. I haven’t heard anything about their face primers to be honest, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. There are two different versions to choose form; Revitalizer which is the one that I have, and also Equalizer.
The Equalizer version blurs and softens imperfections but is better suited for those with normal to oily skin. The Revitalizer is definitely the better formula for my dry skin, and has a thick consistency which you really have to squeeze from the tube to get it out.
The primer is white in colour, and blends into the skin and feels like water similar to how the Too Faced Hangover Primer except this Morphe Primer doesn’t have a coconut scent.
The tube only contain 20ml which is quite stingy for a primer, as brands always give 30-50ml but a little does go a long way, and the amount shown above is all I need for half of my face so hopefully it goes further than your typical primer. I don’t notice much in the way of blurring the skin, but it does noticeable soften the skin and helps to minimise my dry patches.
Morphe Fluidity Liquid Full Coverage Concealer £9
Show blemishes, imperfections, and under-eye circles who’s the boss babe. You. This creamy AF, full-coverage concealer can multi-task like a mofo. Not only will it leave you with super-blendable concealing power, it brightens and contours like nobody’s business. Game on.
• 16-hour-long wear
• Sweatproof, transfer-resistant, water-resistant
• Free of fragrance and parabens
• Ophthalmologist tested
I received a sample card of twelve of the Morphe Fluidity Foundation shades which I featured here, but I haven’t tried any of the concealer shades. The Fluidity Concealer is available in 30 skintone shades, and 1 white shade for altering the shades of the other concealers. The concealer is designed to offer full coverage for concealing imperfections, with a super blendable formula.
The palest skintone shade is C1.15 (fairest with pink undertones) and I have the shade C1.55 (light with neutral undertones) which I was very kindly sent, but as you can see from the swatches, it’s much too dark for my skintone unfortunately. However on the flipside, this is sixth shade from the lightest so it does show you how many decent pale shades there must be within the Morphe Base Collection.
I have to add quite a lot of Lightening Drops to pale this shade up so I can wear it, but I’ll definitely purchase the palest skintone shade they have as the formula is so nice. The concealer has an unique shape of doefoot applicator where it’s fluffy on the top and bottom, yet flat in the middle.
£9 is such a great price when you consider the L’Oreal Infallible Concealer is £9.99, and the packaging feels a little more luxe with Morphe. It delivers on the claims of full coverage, and it blends in so easily with very little effort. It is comparable to the L’Oreal Infallible Concealer, so if you like that concealer, I feel like you’d enjoy this one too.
Morphe Filter Effect Finishing Powder £12
That scroll-stopping, jaw-dropping Insta look? It’s all you, Morphe Babe. You’ll be killing the complexion game with this shine-free, oil-absorbing pressed finishing powder that completes—or freshens up—any look.
The bomb coverage and silky-soft formula means each one is good enough to swipe on over bare skin or a beat face. With one at home and one in your bag, you’ll be getting all the likes. All of them.
- Buildable sheer-to-medium coverage
- Creamy, lightweight formula
- Shine-free and oil-absorbing
- Selfie approved
- Includes puff for on-the-go application.
The next product within the Morphe Base Collection is this Finishing Powder, which is available in fifteen shades which are each called hashtags like #filter1 and #filter2. I think £12 is quite a fair price, as the Morphe High Impact Highlighters are £14 so I assumed they’d be the same price.
Packaged within a matte black, squared compact with a mirror in the lid. The powder pan actually lifts up to reveal a secret compartment that contains a nice quality sponge for blotting away shine. This is the type of powder oily skins would really enjoy as it’s very mattifying, and offers coverage too.
I have the lightest skintone shade #Filter2, and #Filter1 is a translucent sheer white shade. Filter 2 is described by Morphe as being fair with neutral undertones, but it’s not as fair as the fairest foundation and concealer shades within the Morphe base collection.
Usually with pressed powders, it’s impossible to try and get a swatch that is visible in photos but this powder was very visible, which I guess is down to the coverage it offers. The powder puff is a nice inclusion too, as it makes for a perfect handbag powder for touchups on the go.
Morphe Fluidity Full Coverage Foundation £16
Finally. A foundation throwing major shade. 60 to be exact. Shades to fit you. And you. And you. Because the shade struggle is real. Meet a long-wearing, full-coverage foundation that performs like a boss and is not caught in the middle or playing sides. But instead, values your hue (and your wallet).
The shade game is officially over. Your face has finally found its place in the world. Say hello to an all-in kind of foundation. All the soft matte coverage. All the time. For all our babes.
- 24-hour-long wear
- Sweatproof, transfer-resistant, water-resistant
- Free of oils, fragrance, and parabens
- Great for all skin types (especially normal-to-oily skin)
The last product within the Morphe base collection roundup is the Fluidity Foundation. I have only tried a few samples of the foundation, but I knew I liked it from the mini samples and the coverage blew me away.
I have two shades from the 60 shade range; F1.10 and F1.20, and both of the shades are the two lightest Morphe offer. F1.10 (neutral: fairest with neutral undertone) and F1.20 (neutral: fairest with slightly yellow undertones) are swatched above.
The first swatch photo is F1.10 unblended and blended, then the second swatch is F1.20 unblended and blended, and the third and final swatch photo is a comparison swatch of both shades together.
F1.10 is such a spot on shade match for my skintone, and I find it to be more cool in tone than neutral. F1.20 is much more yellow but it is still very pale, and whilst I can use F1.10 straight from the tube without adding any drops to change the shade or tone, I do have to add some Lightening Drops into F1.20 to make the undertone more neutral as I have a strong cool undertone.
The packaging isn’t the most luxe, and compared to the other products in the Morphe base collection, I feel like the packaging could look a little more special for £16. I do like the plastic packaging as it’s lightweight and travel friendly, but it just feels cheap compared to say the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream which also has a plastic tube but it just looks and feels more fancy.
Something that makes the Fluidity Foundation so impressive is the longevity. Once it’s applied to the skin – both on the face, or even swatched, it’s staying put unless you use an intensive makeup remover which is perfect if you have long days, and need your makeup to last without worrying about touch-ups. It is 100% transfer proof and sweat proof, but I haven’t tested the water resistant claim but it wouldn’t surprise me as it’s so long wearing.
If you have super dry skin like mine, you need to use a very hydrating primer like the Hourglass Primer Serum to add extra hydration to your base as it can be a little unforgiving without an hydrating primer. I prefer to apply this foundation with a sponge, over the primer serum and apply multiple mistings of an hydrating facial mist.
It’s without a doubt the longest lasting foundation I’ve tried, and I think it’s incredible they have 60 shades as it’s an amazingly inclusive shade range and it’s so rare for me to find a shade match that I can use straight from the tube.
The entire Morphe Base Collection is available over on Cult Beauty.
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