MORPHE Holiday Collection First Impressions | Rutele

Oh hey there,

I have not been present on the blog for a while and for that I am sorry. I am back and will be working on tons of new content soon.

MORPHE just relaunched with a new logo and new packaging right in time for the new Holiday Collection. Today I review the Dare to Create 39A palette, the Paint the Town Red liquid lipsticks and the Eye Slay brushes. Watch to see how I feel about the collection and of course how I feel about the MORPHE relaunch. Did they just redo their packaging or did they actually improve their formulas??

You can buy the collection here. It is still in stock.
https://www.morphebrushes.com/collections/holiday-collection

It is not yet at Ulta, but if it happens to launch there, I will list the link below.

I will be elaborating on this article in the next couple of days once I play with the palette more but for now, here are the first impressions.

 

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JACLYN HILL x MORPHE Minimal Smokey Eye Tutorial | Rutele

Happy Monday!

First and foremost I want to say a huge THANK YOU! If you’re an OG, you’re the real MVP. If you are new, I am so thankful to have you join me on this journey. I really appreciate the love and support you guys have given me and I really hope that I can touch your lives in some kind of way.

Today I bring you a minimal smokey eye that I created with the Jaclyn Hill x MORPHE palette! It’s super simple yet sultry and beautiful! I really do love how this turned out and I hope you do too!

PRODUCTS USED:

TEMPTU PRIMER
Kat Von D Lock it Foundation
Tarte Shape Tape
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette
Makeup Forever Mist and Fix Setting Spray
Jaclyn Hill x MORPHE Palette: Silk Creme, Creamsicle, Butter, Chip, Mocha, Meeks, 24/7, Beam
It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
MAC Chromographic Eye Pencil in NC15
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01
LashFOOD Aqua Brow Powder + Pencil Duo

TOOLS USED:

XO Beaty Blender Brush
MAC 217
Sigma E25
MAC 230
Beau Gachis Concealer Brush
MAC 212
MAC 210
Sigma E46
MORPHE M510

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XOXO, Rutele.

Jaclyn Hill x MORPHE Palette Tutorial/Review | Rutele

Happy Mondayy babes!

Today I am finally publishing my thoughts on the long awaited Jaclyn Hill X Morphe collaboration! This is a tutorial along with a chitty chatty review. I basically just discuss it as I do my makeup. If you would like to read about it, scroll on down.

This may be the most anticipated palette this year… Everyone has been waiting for this for months, basically ever since she was able to talk about it and give us some details about it. Even though we have been waiting patiently for a while, she has been working on this palette for much, much longer. It took her about two years to perfect each shade to her liking. Originally it was set to launch about a year ago, but Jaclyn kept re sending shades back to the lab and perfecting them. That in my opinion is amazing because it really shows how much she wanted this to be the dream palette.

MORPHE/Linda and Jaclyn have both discussed the use of new machines for the creation of the shadows. The new equipment was to double mill the shadows to make them more blendable and pigmented  (hallelujah because I hate the original MORPHE eyeshadows).

This is what the outside of the palette looks like. They strayed away  from the original MORPHE packaging which is usually black and plastic. This is made of light cardboard and the writing is metallic which does look really beautiful over the white packaging. The durability of this is not fabulous and it does get dirty so quickly but I can deal with that.

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This is the inside of the palette. Just as a disclaimer, all of the picture posted here are not edited. The colors show true to what they are in real life. Here you can see the 35 shadows. This is an amazing mix of lights, darks, cools, warms and even some pops of color. I think the colors are really true to what Jaclyn Hill is all about. If you have seen her videos, you can see how she blends multiple closely related shadows to get the best diffusion. The color choices are also her to a t. She loves her warm browns lol

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Here are some swatches. I barely touched the shadows and swiped them down my arm.

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The palette retails for $38 which is roughly $1.08 which is extremely affordable. You can purchase is here.

My Thoughts:

I really do like this palette. The variety is amazing. The pigmentation is good. The blendability is perfect. I can really tell that they used new machines and really devoted a lot of time and effort into this one. The shadows feel very creamy and like mentioned before, they blend very nicely which is not the case with other MORPHE shadows and on a regular basis, who has hours to blend?? No one! The only thing is this has a decent amount of kickback but I personally do not care about that at all. Most of my shadows that blend like a dream have kickback.

I really hope that MORPHE continues to use the  new equipment and improves the makeup they already sell.

What did you think of this palette??

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MORPHE Palette/ Brushes | Review

**Here is an updated version of my thoughts on MORPHE a year later.**

https://theruteleblog.com/2017/07/18/i-gave-morphe-a-second-chance-my-honest-review-rutele/

I just want to start this post out with a little disclaimer…I am sharing my personal experience with the products. I do not mean to insult or offend anyone/the brand. I try to be a positive person and this post is not meant to trash the company. Also, in no way is this blog a way to spread negativity. If the products suit you, by all means keep using them. I just wanted to review the products honestly and hopefully help certain individuals save some time and money. Now with that being said, let’s get started.

When all of the big YouTubers, such as Jaclyn Hill, started talking about Morphe and how awesome the products were, I was really excited to try them out. They are so affordable and from what everyone was saying, they are great quality. As with every other big make up purchase, I did a lot of research online and surprisingly did not find any negative reviews of the brand, which should have been a red flag to me. There is no product that everyone loves…it just does not exist. Everyone’s tastes and preferences are so different, therefore for one brand to fit everyone’s needs…. is not very likely.

I went ahead and ordered an eye shadow palette (35P – 35 COLOR PLUM EYESHADOW PALETTE **NEW**), a makeup brush kit (SET 684 – 18 PIECE PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SET) and one single brush (M439 – DELUXE BUFFER). 

Let me just start off by complaining about the processing and shipping/ customer service. OH MY LANTA are they slow. It took on average 8 days to just process my orders and then an extra two weeks for the packages to get to me. My personal opinion is if you have such a high demand for your products, hire more people and get the job done quickly! This is usually something I can overlook if the products blow my mind, but this was not the case, so this just ended up being another negative to add to the list. Also, I ended up emailing the company about the slow processing and no one ever responded back to me…how nice of them right?

35P – 35 COLOR PLUM EYESHADOW PALETTE

I will start off by talking about the shadows. This is what the palette looks like.

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From the initial glance, these look like great quality eye shadows and the colors are very pretty (I will give them credit for that). They also swatch well and seem to be very pigmented, but oh boy is that misleading. These shadows aren’t pigmented at all, which makes it so hard to build the color to look like it does in the palette. The most annoying part of these shadows is the formula. They are so hard to blend!! Honestly who has the time to blend for two hours everyday? Overall, I would give this product a 2/10. This palette has been siting in my drawer for over six months without being touched. BOO!

SET 684 – 18 PIECE PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SET

Now  on to the brush set. Here is what the packaging and brushes look like.

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Again, from the initial glance, the brushes seem to look functional and fairly well made. After testing them out, I cannot say that they are. For starters, the pouch smells terrible which obviously made the brushes smell really bad too. Its hard to describe the smell, maybe a little like mold? The set includes natural hair and synthetic hair brushes. The synthetic hair brushes are okay quality, but the natural hair brushes are very rough and harsh on the face. The bristles are very frizzy and all over the place. I threw away most of these and kept maybe three of the synthetic ones to use when all of my other brushes are dirty. Overall, I would give this product a 3/10.

M439 – DELUXE BUFFER

Lastly, let’s talk about the foundation brush. Here is what it looks like.

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This is the only thing that I have liked from Morphe. It is a densely packed, synthetic foundation brush. I can honestly say that I do love it and use it every time I use a liquid foundation. The brush doesn’t adsorb much of the product and smooths it all over the face evenly and gently. Since it is quite large, it also decreases the time you spend on distributing the foundation, which is a huge plus. It is soft and easy to clean. Overall, I would give this product a 10/10. Cheap and functional!!

Have any of you used Morphe products? If so, how do you feel about them? Do you love any other companies that carry similarly priced products? Please do let me know!

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