Today I’m going to be reviewing my second Morphe palette, the 35M Boss Mood Artistry Eyeshadow Palette. I also own and have reviewed the 35V Stunning Vibes Artistry Palette. I did not have the best time working with this palette, like I did with the 35V, so that leads me to believe that quality is hit or miss but I’ll get more into that below. This palette is $24.00 for 35 shades. Of those shades, 18 are matte and 17 are shimmer/metallic. I tried out EVERY shade in this palette and created nine separate looks. I’m going to give you all the pros and cons and then we’ll get into swatches and looks.
- 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 neutral shades and bold, vibrant shades which makes this palette perfect for most people. Most of the neutrals in this palette are a bit deeper in tone, however, so this might not be best for those with fair skin that just want effortless eyeshadow looks.
- I feel the color selection in this palette is extremely unique. I primarily bought it for all the green shades but there’s just so many color combination possibilities with this palette.
- The shimmers/metallics have an almost wet feel to them. They go onto the eye beautifully on their own but they perform even better wet. Using them wet also helps prevents fallout which I’ll talk more about in the cons section.
- All of the mattes, except the browns, were fairly easy to blend.
- All of the eyeshadows were pigmented.
- I hated all of the brown/tan matte shades in this palette. You would think that Morphe, who is so well known for their brown eyeshadow, would have perfected the formula by now. I found these to be patchy and hard to blend.
- I’ve always heard that eyeshadow could oxidize but I had never had it happen to me until I tried this palette. All of the matte browns and most of the matte greens oxidize at least slightly. This will be very evident in the first look I’m going to show you below.
- Each eyeshadow in this palette sinks into every line on my eyes. This is also very noticeable even in my arm swatches. The shadow just tend to skip which creates weird lines. This also makes it harder to blend.
- All of the shimmer/metallic shades have pink glitter in them. This is fine for the purple, red and even orange eyeshadows but it looks very out of place in the browns and greens.
- The green and brown shadows in this palette will muddy together very easily.
- There was quite a bit of fallout and kick up from all of the eyeshadows but primarily the mattes.
- Some of my shimmer/metallic shades already have hard pan.
- The deeper shades will stain if they get on the face but that’s pretty common.
- All of the red shades blend out to be pink or berry colored.
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: FOTD, Red Carpet, Power Slayer, Vampy Vixen, Sweet Beets, Transformer and Candy Crush.
I apologize if these swatches aren’t the prettiest but one, I’m not the best at swatching and two, these eyeshadows just didn’t swatch well. You can really see how patchy the mattes are and how they skipped on my arm.
I used only this palette to create these looks except for a cream eyeshadow that I used to set my primer. 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 liked this look but it definitely wasn’t what I was going for. I feel that the swatches don’t match the eye look at all and that’s because they oxidized and muddied together. Play It Cool, like most of the browns in this palette, was hard to blend.
- I mistakenly went in with Light of the Party all over the lid and up to the brow bone because I thought it was a matte. It’s a very subtle shimmer. I did also use it in the inner corner.
- I initially went into the crease with Play it Cool but then mixed it with Peachy Keen.
- I then deepened the crease with Talk Dirty. I also smudged this shade on my lower lash line.
- I applied Electric Energy all over the lid.
- I then went back into the crease and added Nude Tude to add some green to the brown.
- I then mixed Green with Envy with Talk Dirty on my lower lash line.
I absolutely loved the way this look turned out. I thought the greens were stunning.
- I applied Stroke of Luck in the crease.
- I then applied Express Yo’Self directly under Stroke of Luck and blended into it.
- I then deepened the crease with Nude Tude.
- I used Bold Moves all over most the lid.
- I blended Popstar into Bold Moves on the innermost part of the lid.
- I used Light of the Party in the inner corner.
- I mixed together Green with Envy and Nude Tude on my lower lash line.
I thought this look was pretty good. The purple in the crease, Power Slayer, was very hard to blend.
- I went into the crease with Fired Up.
- Below Fired Up I applied Power Slayer and blended them together.
- I used Daredevil all over the lid.
- I used Popstar in the inner corner.
- I lined my eyes with Power Slayer and smudged Fired Up underneath it.
This was the most neutral look I did and I did like it.
- I used Play it Cool in the crease.
- I deepend the crease with Peachy Keen.
- I used Hawt Stuff all over the lid.
- I lined my eyes with Talk Dirty and smudged Peachy Keen underneath it.
- I used Light of the Party in my inner corner.
I really liked this look and all the shades were easy to work with.
- I went into the crease with Fired Up.
- I then blended Red Carpet into Fired Up.
- I then used Sweet Beets to deepen the crease.
- I then applied Color Persona on the outermost and innermost part of the lid.
- I then applied Confidence next to Color Persona.
- I then applied Bright Eyes in the center of my lid.
- I then mixed Popstar and Light of the Party in my inner corner.
- I lined my eyes with Black Magic. I then I smudged the shades under Black Magic in the same order as on my lid: Color Persona on the innermost and outermost edges with Bright Eyes in the center.
This is hands down my favorite look that I made. Center of Attention did have a ton of fallout.
- I used Power Slayer in my crease.
- I then blended Transformer up into Power Slayer. Transformer is also smudged on my lower lash line.
- I applied Indi Glow Kween mixed with Daredevil all over the lid.
- I used Center of Attention on the outermost part of the lid.
- I deepened the crease and lined my eyes with Black Magic.
- I mixed Grape Expectations with Light of the Party in my inner corner.
This look came out very meh. I wanted an intense red and black look but the reds all blended out to pink and the black just wasn’t that dark. The black eyeshadows were easy to work with, however. My inner corner highlight is from a face highlighter.
- I initially went in with Candy Crush almost near my brow bone.
- Candy Crush then got covered with FOTD mixed with Sweet Beets. I was trying to create a good red shade.
- I applied Black Magic all in the crease.
- I applied Sultry Ways all over the lid. It’s a shimmer shade but most of the shimmer disappeared.
- I lined my eyes with Black Magic and then smudged FOTD with Sweet Beets underneath.
I really liked the way this look came out. The greens in this palette are excellent.
- I applied Hello Sunshine in the crease.
- I then applied Nude Tude blended up into Hello Sunshine.
- I deepened the crease with Green with Envy.
- I applied Sheen Stealer from the outermost part of the lid to around the center.
- I then applied Stand Out on the middle of the lid.
- I applied Popstar on the inner corner and the innermost part of the lid.
- I lined my eyes with Sparks Fly.
- I mixed a little bit of Light of the Party in with Popstar in the inner corner.
The mattes in this look were super annoying to work with because as I’ve previously mentioned, the red turned a faded red/pink color and the brown was hard to blend. I did like the shimmers, however.
- I applied Vampy Vixen all in the crease.
- I then blended Talk Dirty up into Vampy Vixen.
- I deepened the crease with Sparks Fly.
- I applied Hot to Trot on the outermost part of the lid.
- I applied Bossy AF over the rest of my lid.
- I used Light of the Party in my inner corner.
- I lined my eyes with Sparks Fly and smudged Vampy Vixen underneath it.
That’s everything for this very long review. If you were trying to decide between this one and the 35V, go with the 35V because the quality is so much better. I do love this palette for the greens and purples so I am glad that I have it. Let me know if you’ve been eyeing this palette or tried it yourself! Thanks for reading and have a great day!