As I’m sure you know, Morphe have a large range of Pro Eyeshadow Palettes that all contain 35 shades and, today, I am going to compare 8 of the palettes in the range + compare them to the Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Palette, which was released a few weeks ago.
Morphe PRO 35 Eyeshadow Palette Description/Review
The Morphe Pro Palettes are eyeshadow palettes that contain 35 shades. There are a total of 15 palettes in the Pro Palette range.
The formula is the same in all palettes and is consistency across the range. While the eyeshadow formula (chemically speaking) is very basic and is a private labelled one that is very common, I really like it. The mattes are extremely pigmented, blend out easily and are a dream to work with. The shimmer shades pack SO MUCH punch and are so bright and work perfectly. You don’t need spray fix plus with them, but when you use it, you do get a brighter pop of color but they certainly don’t NEED it.
I am going to talk about the formula for a bit because I feel like this has been a massive source of controversy surrounding the Morphe brand (one of the many, lol). The thing with eyeshadow is, it can be formulated very BASIC and work really well. The formula that Morphe uses has been around for years and years and years and has been used by many companies for it’s efficiency, price to manufacture and because it works well. When companies (or the cosmetic chemists who work for them) want a formula they know they can rely on, and that will be affordable to manufacture, they will most likely turn to this if they do not want to formulate a unique formula (brands who have a smaller budget in regards to production usually opt for this private labelled formula over spending money creating their own, which is why the PL formula is cheaper to buy). There is no denying that YES, the formula Morphe uses is private labelled, and that YES, it is a common formula used amongst companies who manufacture in China (Violet Voss, Juvia’s Place, Makeup Revolution and that is seriously JUST A FEW), and that YES it is not unique or innovative in any way, shape or form.
At the end of the day though, it is one of the best and most efficient formula’s that has been around for so long and there is no denying that it is a good eyeshadow formula. If it wasn’t good, cosmetic chemists would not still be using it years and years after it was introduced into the makeup production world (I cannot for the life of me track the formula back to it’s root’s because it has just been around, and has been sold to companies, for so so long). What companies do is slightly (and I mean slightly) change this private labelled formula in order to avoid suspicion, or just because that’s what the brand wants. For example, they might take out and add an ingredient, and wellllaaaaa, the formula looks different upon first glance when you look at the ingredient list. What adds to this optical trick is that the company is obviously adding different pigments because they have different shades in the palettes, so you really can’t see any similarities without taking away the pigment list’s and comparing.
NOWWWWW, I could talk about this forever because I have a very big interest in cosmetic chemistry and this kind of thing, but the main point I want to get across is that I don’t hate Morphe for having this formula. In my eyes, this formula work’s perfectly. However, at the end of the day it’s obvious that Morphe have not taken the time to create their own formula, they have just brought and used another, which isn’t bad, but is the truth. Basically what they do is sit down and pick what shades they want in which palette in which order, and send their requests to the lab and production company and wellla, produced!!
Here are a few photo examples of what I am yapping on about, and then I am going to get into the swatches and the palettes!!!!!
Note- I have highlighted the ingredients that are shared between these two formula’s to help you better visually see the similarities.
Some More Private Labelled Formula Comparisons
And just to compare to an eyeshadow formula that IS unique and made by the brand, here is a comparison of the Too Faced Peanut Eyeshadow Palette vs a Morphe Palette and a Juvia’s Place Palette. Notice how the Morphe and Juvia’s Place palette have a similar formula, whereas the Too Faced palette only shares two common ingredients- Mica and Talc – which are in most eyeshadows no matter if the formula is private labelled or created by a brand itself.
In regards to Morphe packaging, it is pretty basic and is just plain black plastic with the Morphe logo on it. I do find that these palettes do get a little bulky to store when you have heaps of them, and unfortunately mine usually end up on my floor (along with my magnetic palettes full of individual shadows) because they are too heavy for my palette holders and this is just the best way to keep them out of the road lol! However, packaging isn’t always everything so I’m cool with it.
Even though the shades are different in each palette, they share a lot of common shades, so you really DO NOT NEED all of them. This is why I thought I would get together a comparison post to help you decide. It’s pointless, unless you are a MUA or serious makeup collector (like your’s truely) to buy more than 3 of these palettes. There is just too many repeats, and it takes SO LONG to actually use up the product in one palette (I don’t even know if it’s humanly possible in less than a year time frame of using it daily, lol).
RANT ALERT- I have to say, it has taken me a few months to get this post together (mostly because I love to procrastinate). Swatching a 35-pan eyeshadow palette is a job on it’s own, but when you times this by 9 thing’s get hectic. I had previously swatched most of the palettes, but had did it by splitting each row up (so I would swatch 4, and then 3), so I had to re-do everything doing each row TOGETHER so I could really compare them in a collage better. Anywaaaay, I started writing this, swatched all of the palettes except 3, and then abandoned the post for 3-4 months and didn’t pick it back up until now when I stumbled across it realising I hadn’t completed it LOL. Better late then never right?? I am glad it’s done, and I am never re-swatching these damn palettes again haha!!
Each Morphe 35-Pro Eyeshadow Palette costs $29.32 AUD – $22.99 USD – and can be purchased from Morphe Online, BeautyBay, Cult Beauty + Other Morphe Retailers
Now, let’s get into the palettes and swatches babes!!!!!
Morphe PRO 35 Eyeshadow Palettes
I am going to compare 8 of the Morphe 35 Shadow Palettes including the 35R Ready Set Gold palette, 350 Nature Glow palette, 350S Nature Glow Shimmer palette, 35F Fall Into Frost palette, 35W Warm palette, 35P Plum palette, the 35T Taupe palette, as well as the newest Jaclyn Hill Palette.
Morphe 35R Ready, Set, Gold Palette
The Morphe 35R Ready, Set, Gold palette is the newest palette in the range (other than the Jaclyn Hill Palette). It contains 20 matte shades and 15 shimmer/metallic shades.
Morphe 35F Fall Into Frost Palette
The Morphe 35F Fall Into Frost Palette contains 4 rows of shimmers (28 shimmer shades) and 1 row of mattes (7 matte shades).
Morphe 35F Palette Swatches
Morphe 350 Nature Glow Matte + Shimmer Palette
The Morphe 350 Nature Glow Palette contains a mixture of mattes and shimmer shades – 23 mattes and 13 shimmers . The 350 Nature Glow Palette is one of Morphe’s most POPULAR palettes and is deffo one of my favourite.
Morphe 350S Nature Glow Shimmer Palette
The Morphe 350S Nature Glow Shimmer Palette is the ALL shimmer version of the 350 Nature Glow Palette. As I said, ALL 35 shades are shimmers and there are NO mattes.
Morphe 350S Palette Swatches
Morphe 35W Warm Palette
The Morphe 35W Warm Palette contains a mixture of matte and shimmer shades, with one glitter shade at the end (as you can see, it’s the black one). There are 15 mattes, 19 shimmers and 1 glitter shade.
Morphe 35P Plum Palette
The Morphe 35P Plum Palette contains a mixture of matte a shimmer shades – 16 mattes and 19 shimmers.
Morphe 35P Plum Palette Swatches
Morphe 35T Taupe Palette
The Morphe 35T Taupe Palette contains a mixture of matte and shimmers – 8 matte shades and 27 shimmer shades.
Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette
The Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Palette is a limited edition palette that was recently released into the range and was made by Jaclyn Hill. It contains a mixture of matte, shimmer, metallic, satin and glitter shades.
Morphe 35 PRO Palette Swatch Comparisons
What is your favourite Morphe 35 PRO Eyeshadow Palette?? Let me know in the comments below babes!!!
Links To My Related Posts
You can find all of my individual posts on the above palettes by going to my Morphe category page link!
My Other Morphe Cosmetics Posts- My Morphe Cosmetics Category Page Link
My Other Eyeshadow Palette Posts- My Eyeshadow Palette Category Page Link
All of My Eye Product Posts- My Eye Product Category Page Link
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