The budget-friendly brand is finally at Sephora with fun, affordable palettes
By Lauren Kelly, Graphics Manager
Sephora has recently added a budget makeup line to their selection. Cult favourite brand Morphe, famous for their affordable makeup and brushes as well as their many collaborations with beauty gurus, is now being stocked at the beauty retailer. Sephora is not carrying the full line—you can buy many more products on Morphe’s website, which offers free shipping for orders over $60—but it’s a convenient place to check out and try some of the products.
I decided to try out one of the available Morphe eyeshadow palettes. Each palette was very cheap for the amount of eyeshadow offered, compared to those offered by other Sephora brands. I purchased Fall into Frost, a 35-colour palette containing 28 metallic shades and seven matte ones. The colour range of the metallics is not dissimilar to the essence Spice Up Your Life palette I reviewed recently. Four are highlight shades and the rest are a mix of browns, taupes, greys, and plums, with a gold and copper thrown in. The mattes are more basic, with essential browns and a black included as transition shades for your eye looks.
I’m incredibly impressed with these eyeshadows. They are very pigmented, so each one is bold on the eyelid and very little build-up is required. While some palettes have colours that I doubt I could ever pull off, all are definitely wearable, especially during this time of year. The palette itself is sleek and encased in simple black plastic with only the brand name on the front. It is very large, making it not too portable, but it’s a good one to keep in your drawer for days when you have time to have some fun with your look.
As I said, this palette has a lot in common, thematically and shade-wise, with the Spice Up Your Life—which is a steal at its $12.99 price point. However, if you can afford it, the Morphe Fall into Frost palette is an upgrade in nearly every way, with more shades, added neutrals, and higher pigmentation. Luckily, at only $30 the Fall into Frost palette, as well as most of their other 35-shade palettes, is accessibly priced for something so large and versatile. If this is still a bit out of reach, Morphe also offers nine-shade palettes for $16. These also have the added bonus of being more portable.
If you’re an eyeshadow fan, definitely check out the Morphe products at Sephora. The quality of the product is fantastic at this price point.