Morphe 35V Stunning Vibes Artistry Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Is there any cosmetic brand quite as controversial as Morphe? Morphe gets a lot of attention, good and bad. Up until now, I had never tried the brand and honestly didn’t care to. I didn’t like the influencers they frequently collabed with and they always seemed just a little sleazy BUT I didn’t want to judge the brand without ever trying it. I decided to buy the 35V Stunning Vibes Artistry Palette. I made my purchase from Ulta because I’ve heard Morphe doesn’t have the best customer service if something goes wrong. I paid $24.00 for 35 shades. Of those shades, seventeen are matte and the other eighteen are shimmers, satins and metallics. I tried out EVERY shade in this palette and created eight separate looks. I’m going to give you all the pros and cons and then we’ll get into swatches and looks.

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Pros:

  • The amount of shadows and the matte to shimmer/metallic ratio is fantastic. It’s very easy to create a wide variety of looks.
  • There is cool, warm and neutral tones all in this palette which I love.
  • There is extremely neutral shades and bold, vibrant shades which makes this palette perfect for most people.
  • These eyeshadows blend like a dream. Not once did I struggle to blend which makes this palette very beginner friendly.
  • The shimmers and metallics have an almost wet feel to them. They go onto the eye beautifully on their own but they perform even better wet.
  • The fallout and kickup is very minimal.
  • All but one shade did not stain the face when fallout got on my cheeks.
  • There are a few duochromes in this palette and while they’re not super unique, they are pretty.

Cons:

  • The blue shade, Rendezvous, stained my face terribly. It’s the only one of the blues that did so.
  • The plummy/mauve matte shade, Seduced, tended to get patchy when blended.
  • The packaging is cheap plastic and has a chemical smell. The shade names are also not printed on the actual palette but are on a plastic sheet. This doesn’t bother me but I know it bothers others.

Pressed Pigments

A few of the eyeshadows in this palette are pressed pigments. I don’t know much about them but from what I understand, pressed pigments are more intense than regular eyeshadows and can stain. I did not have an issue with staining on my eyes but some did stain my arm when I did swatches. Staining can be helped by having a layer of primer and a base shade on top of the primer. The eyeshadows in this palette that are pressed pigments are: Seduced, Hit it Off, Tryst, In the Zone, Wild Thing, Addicted, Fling, Heat and Bad Boy.

Swatches

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Row 1: Knockout (metallic silvery white), Swipe Right (metallic champagne), Three Little Words (gold-pink duo chrome), Risqué (matte mauve), Seduced (matte mulberry), Room for Two (shimmering sapphire), Devoted (matte jade)

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Row 2: First Date (cream shimmer), Go Nude (matte cream), Lust (metallic icy violet), Heartbreaker (fruit punch duo chrome), Tell Me More (cranberry shimmer), Hit It Off (matte ultramarine), Ride-or-Die (peacock duo chrome)

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Row 3: Shameless (metallic buttercream), Scandal (matte sandy brown), Vixen (matte nutmeg), Turned On (matte red clay), Tryst (matte deep fuchsia), Rendezvous (shimmering royal blue), Stud (midnight blue duo chrome)

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Row 4: French Kiss (metallic rosy bronze), Swoon (metallic fiery copper), In the Zone (matte mocha), Wild Thing (matte raspberry), Addicted (matte eggplant), Fling (matte denim blue), Tantalizing (shimmering smoke)

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Row 5: Polished (metallic rose copper), Private Party (metallic brass), Spice (matte ginger), Heat (matte red poppy), Bad Boy (matte plum), Crush (shimmering violet), Little Black Book (matte black)

Eyeshadow Looks

I used only this palette to create these looks. I will go in the order of the swatches on my hand, left to right and top to bottom. You can click on each picture to see it better.

I had to try out the beautiful pinks and mauves in this palette first.

  1. I didn’t realize it was a shimmer and set my primer with Knockout. I then went over it with First Date to tone it down.
  2. I applied Go Nude all in the crease and up toward my brow bone.
  3. Right under Go Nude I applied Risque in the crease.
  4. I applied Seduced on the outer part of the lid and the outer V of the crease. I also smudged Seduced on the lower lash line.
  5. I applied Lust all over the lid.
  6. I applied Swipe Right in the inner corner.

I love some good copper shades and these didn’t let me down.

  1. I applied Go Nude to set my primer and on about a quarter of the water line to brighten it up.
  2. I blended Scandal all in the crease.
  3. I blended Vixen into Scandal.
  4. I applied Private Party from the outer part of the lid to around the middle.
  5. I applied French Kiss from the middle of the lid to the innermost part.
  6. I applied Shameless in the inner corner.
  7. I smudged In the Zone on a little over half of the lower lash line.

I absolutely loved the way this peacock inspired look turned out.

  1. I applied Hit it Off all in the crease.
  2. I blended Bad Boy into Hit it Off.
  3. I applied Room for Two on the outermost part of the lid.
  4. I applied Crush on the innermost part of the lid.
  5. I lined my lower lash line with Little Black Book.
  6. I applied Knockout in the inner corner.
  7. I smudged Devoted on the lower lash line.

This was my “I’m in a hurry” look.

  1. I applied Go Nude to set my primer.
  2. I applied Risque all in the crease.
  3. I applied Heartbreaker on the outermost part of the lid.
  4. I applied Three Little Words on the innermost part of the lid.
  5. I used Swipe Right in the inner corner.

This might be my favorite look that I did because it was just so effortless and beautiful.

  1. I applied Go Nude to set my primer.
  2. I blended Turned On all into the crease.
  3. I applied In the Zone on the outermost part of the lid and the outer V. I also smudged it on the lower lash line.
  4. I applied Swoon from the outer part of the lid to the middle.
  5. I applied Polished from the inner part of the lid to the middle.
  6. I used Shameless in the inner corner.

I loved these beautiful berry shades.

  1. I applied Go Nude to set my primer.
  2. I applied Tryst in the crease.
  3. I blended Wild Thing into Tryst and smudged it on the lower lash line.
  4.  I applied Addicted in the outer V and used it to line my lower lash line.
  5. I applied Tell Me More all over the lid.
  6. I used Swipe Right in the inner corner.

This was one of the Christmas looks I did and it was even prettier in person.

  1. I applied Go Nude to set my primer.
  2. I applied Scandal in the crease and up near my brow bone.
  3. I blended Spice into Scandal.
  4. I applied Ride-or-Die over the innermost part of the lid.
  5. I applied Heat over the outermost part of the lid and into the deepest part of the crease.
  6. I lined my lower lash line with Tantalizing.
  7. I smudged Devoted under Tantalizing.
  8. I used Knockout in the inner corner.

I finished out this palette with an all blue look.

  1. I applied Go Nude to set my primer.
  2. I applied Rendezvous in the crease.
  3. I blended Fling into Rendezvous to deepen the crease. Fling is also smudged on the lower lash line under Little Black Book.
  4. I applied Stud all over the lid.
  5. I lined my lower lash line with Little Black Book.
  6. I used Knockout in the inner corner.

I’m honestly surprised at how much I love this palette. It is one of my favorites that I own. I’ve heard that the quality of Morphe products can be hit or miss so I have bought the 35M Boss Mood Palette as well and we’ll see if the quality is the same. That review will probably be up in a month or so because palettes this large take a long time to fully test out. I hope this review was helpful because honestly I haven’t been able to find any other detailed reviews for this palette, lol. I’d love to know what you think about this palette or my review! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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2 thoughts on “Morphe 35V Stunning Vibes Artistry Eyeshadow Palette Review

  1. Joy says:

    I love Morphe’s brushes but their eyeshadows are not my fav, they are good though!! I just think their are better eyeshadows out there!! I love the palette you got though, the shades are beautiful and so versatile!

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