My Morphe family sent me a massive care package a few weeks ago, which you probably saw if you follow me on Instagram. I’m so thankful for their immense support and generosity — they’re always incredibly kind to me and I can’t express how grateful I am towards them for always thinking of me! <3
Today, I want to share with you some of the pressed pigments ($5.99 each for 3 g) that I received. I was sent fifteen out of the thirty shades that are currently available. These pigments come in a basic black packaging with a transparent lid that showcases the color housed within — simple and practical, no complaints here. Knowing the quality of Morphe’s products, I was pretty confident that these pigments would be nothing less than amazing and sure enough, they definitely lived up to that expectation.
These pressed pigments are high-impact colors that are made with over eighty percent pure pigment, so they’re ultra rich and intense. All of these colors have either a shimmer or metallic finish, and needed only one swipe for a vibrant color payoff. Majority of the shades have a very smooth consistency that felt soft and buttery with the exception of two colors (Make A Statement! and Bitter), which felt more coarse than the rest due to the heavily glitter infused formula. The pigmentation of these eyeshadows were consistent throughout all fifteen shades — they’re absolutely incredible and are extremely easy to work with as well, applying on seamlessly for an even and opaque coverage that blends like a dream. You certainly don’t have to use a primer with these colors as they’re super vivid as is with a lasting power that withstands cracking or fading for a fuss-free all day wear, which is amazing.
I had no major issues with these eyeshadows at all, except for one little thing. There are two sets of colors in this group that are nearly identical to each other (Conceited and Mimosa Sunday, and Gossip Gurl and Untamed) — I recommend getting one or the other since you definitely don’t need both shades from each set. Another thing that I almost forgot to mention is that these eyeshadows should be treated with care and caution as they’re quite prone to breaking if they’re dropped since the pressed texture is very delicate (I learned from experience — High Class got cracked a little after I accidentally dropped it, but it was fixable, so all is good!).
The swatches on my arm were done without using a primer, like always; these colors swatched beautifully and took only one swipe to get a pigmented payoff, but I did two layers of each shade to showcase their full opacity.
- Room Service – olive green with a golden sheen
- 5 Star Luxury – reddish copper
- Gossip Gurl – berry with fine gold and lavender sparkles
- High Class – golden bronze
- Conceited – golden champagne
- Rodeo Drive – metallic rose gold
- Mimosa Sunday – soft light gold (almost identical to Conceited — Conceited has a hint of peach and Mimosa Sunday is more yellow)
- Powder Room – frosty light pink
- Anti Social – dark charcoal with a mixture of iridescent shimmers
- Make A Statement! – hunter green with lavender sparkles
- Untamed – shimmery reddish berry (identical to Gossip Gurl)
- Tragic Fashion – deep burnt gold
- Bitter – darkened olive green with flecks of gold and lime
- Designer Everything – shimmery plum
- Dress To Impress – lustrous warm brown
I really wanted to create a look that included as many of these pressed pigments as possible to see how the colors truly performed, so I came up with this colorful makeup look. I even used one of the eyeshadows (Gossip Gurl) on my brows, which was so much fun to do! To achieve that, I carefully dug out some of the pigment from the pan, then mixed it with a clear brow gel and used an angled brush to apply the mixture onto my brows — voilà!
For my eyes, I have on the colors:
- Untamed – Crease
- Targic Fashion – Crease / Lower Lash Line
- Room Service – Lid
- Anti Social – Outer Lid
- Mimosa Sunday – Brow Bone / Inner Corner
- Make A Statement! – Lower Lash Line
I also lightly dabbed a white iridescent glitter onto my lid and inner corner for an extra glittery finish — the camera didn’t pick up the sparkly effect that well, but in person, it looks stunning!
You can check out the full pressed pigment collection from Morphe here.
Have you tried these yet? I’m definitely a fan!
(Products were gifted by Morphe. The opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine.)