My Perfect Fall Palette- Morphe 25B Bronzed Mocha Review

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I absolutely love wearing cooler toned makeup during the fall and winter. My collection was really lacking those tones, however, so when I noticed the Morphe 25B Bronzed Mocha Palette was discounted to $12.00, I grabbed it. It’s regularly priced at $19.00 and is just my ideal color story for this time of year. I’m going to give you all the pros, cons and swatches. After that, I’ll show you four looks I created with this palette. Let’s get started!

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Pros:

  • As mentioned above, I love this color story. The tones are primarily neutral and cool but there is a bit of warmth in some of the brown/orange shades.
  • There are seventeen true mattes, six shimmers and two sheen/satin shades. I think that is a great ratio for creating a wide variety of looks.
  • The formulas for all of these shades, except one, are perfect. The mattes are creamy and blend effortlessly. The shimmers and satins are stunning, however, they are best applied wet. I had no issues with fallout or kick up.
  • This palette has almost every shade I need for any look.

Cons:

  • This might just be a con for me but there is no true inner corner highlight shade.
  • The shade Talk was patchy.
  • The shades Talk/Seek and Double/Space are almost identical.

Swatches & Shade Descriptions:

These eyeshadows do have names but they’re printed on a separate sheet. They also have shade descriptions so I will just copy and paste those from the website. Some of the descriptions are really stupid but what more can you expect from Morphe? If I disagree with the Morphe description, I’ll add my thoughts in parentheses. Anyways, I’ll be going from left to right, top row to bottom row.

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  • Shy– matte piña colada (cream with a yellow undertone)
  • Waffle– matte cashew butter
  • Image– matte millennial pink (this is definitely a taupe)
  • Truth– matte spicy chai
  • Speechless– matte cayenne latte

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  • Center– matte salted caramel
  • Seek– matte chocolate mousse (more gray/taupe than chocolate)
  • Talk– matte lilac greige
  • Iphase– matte brushed hickory (gray/taupe with olive undertones)
  • Better– matte pecan

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  • Topaz– shimmering peach preserves (shimmery gold)
  • Character– shimmering rose gold
  • Sparkle– shimmering warm rose
  • Marnie– shimmering antique bronze
  • Eden– shimmering vanilla bourbon (shimmery chocolate brown)

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  • Most– matte hazelnut
  • Sharp– shimmering bronze
  • Bots– matte ground nutmeg
  • Quake– matte earthy russet
  • Access– rich fig sheen

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  • Workie– smoky campfire sheen
  • Double– matte coffee bean
  • Space– matte burnt walnut
  • Thief– matte merlot splash
  • Effort– matte black spiced rum (deep charcoal)

Eyeshadow Looks:

I primarily used this palette alone to create four looks. For three of the looks, I used a highlighter in my inner corner; Horse & Carriage from Colourpop. When explaining the looks, I will go in the order of the swatches on my wrist; left to right and top to bottom. You can click on the pictures to see them better. Since these eyeshadows do have names, I won’t be describing where they are in the palette or what they look like.

This look was super simple and quick to do. I used a highlighter in my inner corner.

  1. I set my primer with Shy.
  2. I blended Waffle above my natural crease.
  3. I blended Center into my crease and up into Waffle.
  4. I deepened my crease with Most. I also used this shade to line my lower lash line.
  5. I applied Sharp on the outermost part of my lid.
  6. I applied Topaz over the rest of my lid.

I wasn’t sure if I would like these shades together but I ended up loving this look. It was cool toned but not too smoky. I used a highlighter in my inner corner.

  1. I set my primer with Shy.
  2. I blended Image above my natural crease.
  3. I blended Talk basically right on top of Image to create a gradient.
  4. I blended Seek into my crease.
  5. I deepened my crease with Effort.
  6. I applied Sparkle over most of my lid.
  7. I applied Character over the innermost part of my lid and partially on top of Sparkle.
  8. I mixed Workie with Effort and lightly smudged them on my lower lash line.

I used the most shades for this look but it was still super simple because these shadows are so easy to work with. I love the way this look turned out.

  1. I set my primer with Shy.
  2. I blended Truth above my natural crease.
  3. I blended Speechless right under Truth but still above my crease.
  4. I blended Better into my crease.
  5. I then blended Quake into Better to deepen the crease.
  6. I applied Eden all over my lid and then patted Sharp on top of it.
  7. I lined my lower lash line with Thief.
  8. I smudged Access underneath Thief.
  9. I used Topaz in my inner corner.

This look got a little smokier than I wanted it to but I still liked it. I used a highlighter in my inner corner.

  1. I set my primer with Shy.
  2. I blended Bots and Iphase together above my natural crease.
  3. I blended Double underneath Bots and partially in my crease.
  4. I blended Space into my crease and up into Double.
  5. I applied Marnie all over my lid.
  6. I smudged Effort on my lower lash line.

Brushes Used:

Final Thoughts

I really, really love this palette. Morphe’s quality, along with their ethics, can be very hit or miss but this palette is fantastic. If you like this color story, I recommend picking this one up. I’d love to know what you think about my review and this palette! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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