Talk about colour. Today I have a good and fresh post to start of the beginning of the year with a review. A few days ago, I brought the Morphe x James Charles Palette online and when it came through the post, I was scared to use it. I missed out on the first batch due to being busy when it got released and it sold out so fast! BUT never mind I currently have one and feeling so lucky to have it.
I have heard so many good things about this palette so I already so frecking obsessed and I hadn’t even tried it. Although this did kind of make me worried that I had over hyped it?
Money. As this palette goes, the palette costs £39, but if you use code James you get 10% off. So, I got my palette for £35.10, with free shipping cause Morphe were doing a broke lass a HUGE favour with that. So actually, I got a really good deal on it. Everyone loves a bargain! Considering that the palette has 39 colours. That’s right 39! we love ourselves a huge palette.
Packaging. To some people this isn’t a big deal but to me I love a packaging design. This black sleek design of palette with the signature on the top in a lovely glossy finish on the inside over we have iconic ‘Unleash your inner artist’. It’s obviously is big but the design and the way its thin it’s easy to hold, it’s not heavy or too lumpy.
The shades in the palette are so insanely colourful. The range is phenomenal there are so many colours but there are so many that will work well with each other. The first top row in the palette are more of the warm, everyday kind of makeup looks. A well-loved stylised classic. The bottom two rows are the colourful shades, where you really can realise your inner artist. The middle row is made with bigger pans, fact is that these are the shades we should use the most.
The colours all have iconic names but if I was to write all the shade names it would take me forever. As for this palette, the amount of eyeshadow looks that you can create is to die for. It’s such a versatile palette you can you the shade Code James could be my bronzer. The metallic pink Literally is a gently blush shade. Shade Face is an incredible highlighter. Fill in your brows with his cool toned shade Punch Me. Use the big banana shade Tune to cover your dark circles. So much potential in this palette. Though these are just a few of the shades there are so many more colourful shades. The palette is packed well so that you get more from the palette. Which we love.
When I took a swatch the palette, when it came through the post and by god it’s was so pigmented, when I watched the video of the reveal I thought because James had studio lights that the colour was more vivid. The colours were so vivid on my arm and I was not disappointed by them. I fell more in love. The matte red You’re Kidding (which is a pressed pigment, not an eyeshadow), the hot matte pink Skip, the vibrant matte yellow Bee are so much more than expected. A lot of the more light, fainter shades are not as pigmented, so that you can build up the layers. There is not a single shade that I dislike as off yet.
There is a risk of some of the colours in the palettes can stain, as you would expect from something with so much pigmentation. If you have delicate skin the thought of this might not be ideal. Concealer should be able to cover up though for a day or so. The most important thing is that there was not a drop of fall out. I’m not lying either. Not a drop.
Overall… This palette has very quickly become my all-time favourite palette. Would I recommend this palette? Hell yes. Although if you don’t often wear colour and you want to start of simple this palette might not be for you. This is more of an express yourself and have fun kind of palette. It’s super easy to use, gives out an inspiration aroma. Good quality for money, 100%. Super-fast delivery too. I think that ends my super long review.
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Love Katrina x