Review: Morphe 35OM Nature Glow Palette

Morphe palettes have been on my radar for a long time but I’ve never thought to give one a go. I get slightly overwhelmed by large palettes, even my Zoeva 15 pan Nude Spectrum palette scares me sometimes, you guys know I’m into duos and quads. BUT, my sister came round last week with the Morphe 35OM Matte Nature Glow Palette for me to borrow for a couple days and let’s just say I’m slightly converted. Let me tell you why.

In the Morphe 35OM palette, you get 35 shades matte shades housed in a simple but sleek black clasped palette. It’s super slim and sturdy so perfect for travelling. On first glance, I thought it was all warm toned but actually, there are a fair few cool toned shadows in there, especially in that bottom left section. Again, on the first appearance, the layout of the palette seemed quite random but the more I’ve used it, the more I’ve begun to appreciate how cleverly laid out it all is. There are so many duos in there that are side by side and just work perfectly together, and there are even some quads in there too. After a few goes it’s not quite as overwhelming as it initially seemed.

I love matte eyeshadows but I struggle with them as it’s so hard to find good formulations. Normal palettes seem to be full of beautiful buttery shimmer shades, and then a few chalky mattes thrown in for good measure, which really irritates me. Matte shades must just be harder to make so I applaud Morphe for creating a palette with 35 shades all with amazing pigmentation and blending capabilities. I haven’t tried or even swatched every single shade, but everyone that I have tried has been perfect to use, so I have no doubts that the whole palette uses this fab formulation. My only gripe is that the shadows apply on the skin quite a lot darker than they look in the pans, but I guess this is the downside of highly pigmented shadows on a pale complexion.

I still think it would take me a while with this palette to work out how to get the best out of it. I created the look above and ended up just getting more and more dramatic with the colouring as like I said they come out darker and are so pigmented! I also found it quite easy for some of the shades to get muddy as a few are quite similar. But with a bit of time, I think I’d find favourites in there and understand how they applied to my skin tone.

Overall, I’m so impressed with the palette. I’m so into rusty, warmed-toned mattes at the moment (I guess who isn’t?!), and the formula of these shadows is one of the best I’ve tried. I’ll be reluctant to give this one back as I’ve loved using it, but don’t be surprised if you see that I’ve picked it up for myself as it’s a bit of a bargain at £22 for 35 shadows. If you after a matte palette which can deliver both day and night looks then I’d definitely recommend the Morphe 35OM Matte Nature Glow Palette.

Have you tried a Morphe palette before?