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Morphe VS. Makeup Revolution [Eye Shadow Palettes]

Good Afternoon Munchkins!

Today I will be chatting you through my findings whilst using the Morphe 35K palette and the Makeup Revolution Flawless Ultra Mattes palette, and the differences I’ve found between them. As a little bit of background, the Morphe palette contains (as you may be able to tell!) 35 eye shadows, which are mainly neutral, and contain a mixture of matte and shimmer shades. The Makeup Revolution palette, however, contains 32 entirely matte eye shadows in much smaller pans. This won’t be a full review on either palette (though if you would like that, please let me know and I can write that for you), it will just be ‘VS.’ between the two of them and pointing out their obvious differences.

So the first thing I’m going to be talking to you about is the pan sizes. I know to most this won’t seem like anything that interesting, but the difference is significant! In the Makeup Revolution palette, the pans are much smaller, meaning you do get less bang for your buck (I hate that phrase, but it fits!), but there are so many colours to choose from, I don’t think you’ll be missing out too much! I’ve had this for nearly a year and use it quite a lot for school and I haven’t hit pan yet, so it does last for a while. In the Morphe palette, my brushes literally swim in the pans! They are massive and I don’t know how I’m ever going to finish one eye shadow let alone the palette! I’ve only had this since Christmas so I wouldn’t expect to hit pan on it no matter what palette it was, but this is definitely going to last me a lot longer. At the same time, though, I think you do pay for the pan sizes you are given with both palettes.

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As I’ve already mentioned, the Makeup Revolution palette I own contains only mattes (though they do offer other palettes with shimmer shades) and the Morphe one contains a pretty even mixture of mattes and shimmers. The Makeup Revolution palette is quite pigmented and can last throughout a day where you’re not doing much, but the Morphe colours can literally go through natural disasters and a world war and still look just how you applied it earlier that day! They both contain relatively neutral shades (i.e. creams, browns, blacks) with the odd exception of a few pinks or blues along the way. Although the Morphe shades win on the pigment and longevity front, the Makeup Revolution palette does come with a sheet of clear plastic which has the eye shadows names on, something I really do appreciate when I’m writing blog posts. This does depend on your wants and needs in a palette, but I find that when the eye shadows are labelled, they’re much more practical when blogging.

Onto the packaging. As you can see, both are in a very minimalist black, plastic casing. The Makeup Revolution has a much glossier effect whilst the Morphe one has a matte, wipe-down finish (the irony), both of which are easy to travel with and I can wipe any spillages off of. Both also have the names of the brands imprinted on the front; the Makeup Revolution one in a gold, which has started to chip away slightly, and the Morphe one containing it’s usual white and red logo. They’re both click shut and, despite being smaller, I actually think the Makeup Revolution palette is relatively heavier than the Morphe palette. Also, it’s quite evident the size difference of both palettes – the Makeup Revolution palette is less than half the size of the Morphe one, making it much easier to travel with. In saying this, you could get away with only taking one of these palettes with you if you were to travel because they contain practically every colour you could ever need, particularly the Morphe palette. Something else which is quite stand out is that the Makeup Revolution palette comes with a mirror whilst the Morphe one doesn’t. This isn’t great for practical reasons, but I do have loads of handheld mirrors I could use in replacement of Morphe’s lack of mirror. Neither of these palettes come with a brush.

Finally, price and availability. The Makeup Revolution palette is available from Superdrug for £8. I personally find this a really reasonable price for a palette of so many colours which are of a decent quality, particularly for beginners. It’s also really easy to get hold of because it’s available in-store and online. The Morphe palette, in the UK, is only available online at Beauty Bay as of recently and retails for £21. This is much higher in price but you do get what you pay for and if you divide that price by the amount of eye shadows, it’s still less than £1 per eye shadow.

I love both of these palettes, though, and I think it would depend on the occasion as to which palette I would opt for. I think the Makeup Revolution palette is suited more to beginners or those who don’t wear makeup very often so just want one palette with everything in, whilst the Morphe palette is for collector’s or those who wear makeup more often (like myself).

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I love writing ‘VS.’ blog posts so let me know what else you would like to see compared! Also, don’t forget to let me know which palette you prefer out of the two if you own one, the other, or both for yourself! Or, you can tell me which palette I have now swayed you towards if you own neither of them!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Tuesday,

Rachel xx

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EOTD: Dark, Cool-Toned, Shimmery Smokey Eye

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be talking you through a stunning makeup look I managed to create using the Morphe 35K Palette on Sunday. Since my birthday, I’ve received a fair few lip products which I’ve wanted to try out so I’ve *tried* keeping my eye makeup fairly neutral, but on this particular day I was trialing a ‘my-lips-but-better’ shade, so thought I would play around with some dark colours, once more. I love playing around with colours, mainly because you never know what you will end up producing from it, and 9 times out of 10, it tends to look stunning! This palette is available from Beauty Bay.

So here is the eye makeup:

As you can see, this is very dark but still relatively wearable. I wore it for daytime and I still didn’t look insane, let’s put it that way! This still follows very basic smokey eye steps and doesn’t use very many eye shadows, and all from the same palette (shock horror!). The cool undertones of the main eye shadow used also helps to bring out the pale blue of my eyes, also.

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Unfortunately, Morphe don’t label or name their eye shadows in their palettes so you’re going to have to judge the eye shadows by my directions! I’ll apologise in advance!

The first shade I took was on the one on the left side of the palette on the second row down. I just ran this through my crease and up slightly so that I could create a gradient, though I did end up using only this shade as a transition colour in the end! As Morphe eye shadows are such a dream to work with, it blended really easily with the original brush I was using and was super pigmented, meaning my socket would look extra defined than what it probably already does!

I then mixed this colour with the one just below it to make a much richer, darker brown (the previous one was much lighter and had an orange-y tone to it) and applied this on the outer quarter of my eye. I then blended this in towards the rest of my eye so it reached the outer third to make all the transitions seem much more seamless. I really loved how this looked because sometimes transition colours and the outer third colours just don’t seem to match but these one’s did beautifully. These are also the two colours I ran under my lower lash line.

Finally, I took the middle colour on the far right of the palette and applied it to the rest (i.e. the centre) of my lid. This is a cool-toned, dark brown with silver shimmers in which really help to lift the eye shadow and not make it look or feel as flat as it could if it was matte. I think most people would be quite intimidated by a colour like this, but it can, and does, look stunning when used appropriately. This look could be worn even darker for a night-time look, which I would definitely consider after trialing it! The last few touches would include deepening the outer third if the shimmer has covered it slightly, applying some eye liner and putting some cool-toned highlight in the inner corner/on the brow bone to lift the look even more.

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I love writing EOTD’s, so I will try to create more for you in the future! It’s just difficult to do so if I’m at school because I don’t really have the time to experiment in the morning – it’s just a case of ‘get it on’! It’s half-term at the moment, though, so expect some different looks to be featured on this blog! Don’t forget to let me know what you’re favourite eye makeup look is of the moment!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Thursday,

Rachel xx

 

EOTD: Shimmery Bronze using Morphe 35K

Good Afternoon Munchkins!

Today I will be sharing with you yet another makeup look I loved during the festive period (though that does feel like a decade ago now!). For Christmas I was very lucky to receive the Morphe 35K Palette and so decided to base this look around that, and this was my first little play around. I am so impressed with this palette so far, though I doubt I will be uploading a review on it because there are so many colours in it! However, if you would really like to see one, just let me know and I’ll figure out a way of doing it. Anyway, I will now chat you through how I created this gorgeous, bronze smokey eye!

This is the makeup look I created:

As you can tell, I really went to town with all the brown shades I could find, but I really wanted the main lid colour to stand out. The colours do have a slight orange undertone so really do compliment my blue eyes (always a must for me!). This is also super versatile; it can be worn at any time of day at any time of year with any colour lip! It’s perfect really, and so easy! I may have included some steps you don’t want or require so just tailor it to your preferences, but it is so simple!

The first thing I, of course, had to do was apply a primer and set it with some powder. As it was my first time with this palette, I thought it was best to be on the safe side as I knew it would help blending/longevity/colour vibrancy, and I was out for the whole day so I couldn’t always top up if needed! Also, none of the eye shadows have names, which is frustrating for all of us but I’ll just have to get my best descriptions out!

The only palette I used was the Morphe 35K (available from Beauty Bay), which is a miracle for me! I’m always going from palette to palette but this had every colour I could possibly need right here! As per usual, I wanted to create a seamless, well-blended gradient in my crease, so I began with this pale, grey-toned brown. Although this looks completely like a muted brown, it actually looks slightly pink in the crease! Maybe it’s my bad eyesight but I swear to you, I see pink! I blended this quite far up past my crease to reach the effect I wanted.

I then headed into the colour next to it, which is this orange-toned, pale brown. This is going to be my new go-to crease colour, I can sense it in the air! These colours are so pigmented so I would be a bit more careful with these darker colours, though with the previous one it wasn’t much of a bother for me. They do blend out pretty well, however, so you can always turn to that if need be! This just defined the crease even more and allowed me to introduce the next few darker shades really easily. To finish this step, I blended the two colours together with a fluffier blending brush, though you can do this at any stage.

I next decided to add the glitter! I used this gold pressed glitter eye shadow and applied it all over my lid, underneath the crease shades. This colour was so pigmented (as you can see) and the glitter was really evident on the lid, something which isn’t always notable for certain brands/eye shadows. This is so perfect for the festive period as it is quite warm-toned but I know you’ll catch me wearing it in June! I was so happy with how well it matched the second crease colour because that is always the fear if you don’t swatch them beforehand!

Finally, I added this slightly darker, warm-toned brown on the outer third of my crease and very outer edge of my lid. I personally like a lot of definition on the eye and so I knew I had to add this final step, though I know it will look gorgeous without it for a day-to-day look. This also proves their pigmentation because on the outer edge you can’t really see any glitter from the glitter eye shadow at all. I then finished with a *little* bit of eyeliner and mascara, and was good to go!

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I love writing EOTD’s, as I think you have been able to tell over the past couple of weeks! Let me know what makeup you received for Christmas, if any, or what your favourite eye makeup looks are at the moment!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Tuesday,

Rachel xx