When it comes to Morphe, either you like them or you don’t. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of their products and would still continue to be even if I was not on their PR list. I think their quality and price point is unmatched — I mean, $24 for a large 35-pan eyeshadow with a vast variety of good-performing colors is just incredible!
Anyways, Morphe just launched the new 35M Boss Mood Eyeshadow Palette ($24.00 for 56.2 g) and it’s stunning! This palette contains thirty-five eyeshadows with a mixture of both warm and cool tones in neutral and bright shades; the mostly matte and metallic color assortment in this palette is truly swoon-worthy. I was intrigued by all of the green hues when I first saw the promo photos for this palette, but fell in love because of the glitter infused metallic colors, which give a gorgeous multidimensional effect that’s insanely captivating.
The eyeshadows come in a sleek and sturdy black plastic packaging with a plastic protective cover that reveals the shade names for the thirty-five colors on top. I appreciate that these eye colors have names to accompany them — this makes it easier to describe the shades and list which ones are used in my makeup looks.
There is only one shimmer shade in this palette (Light Of The Party) with the rest of the colors being either matte or metallic. The ratio is well-balanced — there’s a nice mix of both finishes, which I really like. All of the matte colors are creamy with the exception of Transformer, which is the only shade that felt dry. The metallic shades are phenomenal all-around, having a consistently soft texture with intense pigmentation and color payoff.
It’s important to never base quality off of swatches because although most of the matte shades had difficulty showing up on my skin during my swatch session, all of the ones that I’ve used so far performed beautifully once applied onto the eyes. They’re very workable and have great blend-ability with no patchiness or streakiness. The metallic colors had no issues with swatching or application — this formulation is just perfection! I didn’t experience any creasing or fading with the colors that I’ve worn, and they lasted well during the duration that I wore them.
Although the quality and performance of these eyeshadows lived up to my expectations, there is one thing that kept this palette from being perfect for me. It’s not a deal-breaker, by any means, just something that I wish was done differently. There are two sets of duplicate shades in this palette that could have been replaced with different colors to add even more variety to the lineup. On the second row, Play It Cool and Peachy Keen are almost identical — they’re both warm light browns with a matte finish. One shade could have been excluded and be replaced with another matte color; I’m yearning for a matte yellow and a matte coral in this assortment. On the last row, Center Of Attention and Sultry Wars are basically the same shade with different glitter infusion — both shades have a blackish navy base that doesn’t look very dissimilar once blended onto the eyes. I wish one of these colors was substituted for something else as well.
With that said, this is still a beautiful palette and I do recommend it if you enjoy working with vibrant colors like I do. These eyeshadows are versatile, functional, workable, long lasting, and there is a great range of colors to create both wearable and artistic looks. Overall, it’s awesome quality for the price.
Here are the shade names and swatches of all thirty-five eyeshadow colors:
First Row :
- Light Of The Party – shimmery cream with a frosty sheen
- Popstar – metallic greenish gold with pink sparkles
- Stroke Of Luck – matte wasabi green
- Express Yo’self – matte moss green
- Nude Tude – matte army green
- Green With Envy – matte dark olive green
- Sheen Stealer – metallic brownish olive with green glitters
- Stand Out – metallic olive green with pink glitters
- Bold Moves – metallic light pear green with pink glitters
- Electric Energy – metallic soft golden green
- Hello Sunshine – matte mustard green
- Play It Cool – matte warm light brown
- Hawt Stuff – metallic copper brown with pink glitters
- Peachy Keen – matte warm toasty brown
- Fired Up – matte true orange
- Bright Eyes – metallic light orange with gold glitters
- Bossy AF – metallic garnet
- FOTD – matte berry wine
- Talk Dirty – matte chocolate brown
- Hot To Trot – metallic plum brown with pink glitters
- Sparks Fly – matte cool medium brown
- Confidence – metallic deep coral
- Red Carpet – matte rusty red
- Power Slayer – matte plum
- Daredevil – metallic violet with pink glitters
- Vampy Vixen – matte brick red
- Sweet Beets – matte cranberry
- Color Persona – metallic strawberry
- Transformer – matte navy blue with a purple tint
- Center Of Attention – metallic blackish navy with iridescent glitters
- Indi-Glow Kween – metallic plum with pink glitters
- Grape Expectations – metallic electric purple
- Candy Crush – matte muted scarlet
- Sultry Wars – metallic blackish navy with pink glitters
- Black Magic – matte black
I, unintentionally, created a sunset-like halo cut-crease eye look with this palette, which I absolutely loved. It was really fun playing with this palette! I wish my camera captured the true beauty of the metallic colors that I used on my lids — you can’t see the shifting effect of the glitters in the metallic shades, but they shimmer so beautifully in person! I was mesmerized!
Here are the colors that I used for this look:
- Stroke Of Luck – Crease / Lower Lash Line
- Sweet Beets – Crease / Inner & Outer Lid
- Confidence – Crease / Lower Lash Line
- Bright Eyes – Inner & Outer Lid
- Popstar – Center Lid
- Transformer & Daredevil – Lower Lash Line
- Black Magic – Outer Lower Lash Line
- Light Of The Party – Brow Bone / Tear Duct
I hope you found this review helpful and thank you so much for reading!
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(I received this product complimentary of Morphe. The opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine. Links are affiliated.)