Just after Christmas we both saw the new Morphe palettes advertised on their Instagram and couldn’t resist picking both of them up. We were VERY excited and couldn’t wait for them to arrive, it was a long few weeks waiting for them to be shipped to the UK and we were quite annoyed when the Customs Tax charge appeared too!
But eventually we got them and so our first review is the Copper Spice palette, or 25A.
This palette contains 25 eyeshadows each 1″ square, they are a mix of finishes including matte, shimmer and full on metallic in a range of warm, earthy and spicy shades.
They come in a square palette with a clear perspex lid and a black case.
You can see some close ups of the shades in the images below:
So how do they swatch and what do they look like?
Well the first line contains some pretty light shades, these were hard to swatch on my skin. I did have to swatch them quite heavily but then sometimes I think for blending shades it is better when they need to be built up as it makes blending easier.
In the second row are a number of brown matte shades. I was a little disappointed with these because they are so similar, the first shade is lighter than the others but it is difficult to differentiate between them. Nevertheless I happen to like these shades and they make a great base for many looks, day to night so I will no doubt use these a lot.
The third row is another row of browns, these have a bit more variation to them from a peachy shade, a cooler toned brown and those with more red tones.
These are great for creating depth and I’ve been using these a lot for every day wear for work etc.
The fourth row is hands down my favourite and with the swatches below I’m sure you will see why.
This row contains the shimmers and metallic shades that give the palette it’s ‘Copper Spice’ name – they are stunning and the pigmentation is amazing. They glide onto the eyelid without any effort and every day I wear one and struggle to choose which!
This row is what makes it stand out from others and is probably the reason I like it so much, I don’t have any other palettes with these kinds of colours in and I’ve really enjoyed using the shades and trying different looks that I otherwise wouldn’t have.
The fifth and final row contains a final shimmer and four other darker matte shades, including a black/brown and a black.
I always think a dark brown or a black colour are essential to complete a palette and I’d be happy to take this one away with me knowing the various looks I can create with the mattes, shimmers and metallics.
I really really like this palette and have enjoyed using it, I try to vary my palette choice every day but keep reaching for this one. I’ve recently had a load of copper colours put through my hair to lighten it up (see pictures on our instagram @thecsigirls!) so using coppery eyeshadows seem to be second nature now too!
Have you tried the 25A Copper Spice palette? What were your thoughts?
We will have our review up for the 25B Bronzed Mocha palette shortly, let us know what you think and if you bought both like we did!
The Copper Spice palette costs $17.99 plus shipping and taxes from the US, and is currently back in stock for a limited time on the Morphe website.
As L has said we got these a little while ago. For me I’ve reached for the 25B palette a little bit more as it’s a bit more me but I’ve been pushing myself to use the 25A as copper tones are meant to be great for bright blue eyes.
The quality of these shadows are amazing, they blend and apply so well and the glitter shades are some of the best I’ve tried. They are so pigmented!
My biggest criticism of the palette is the lack of a highlight/light base shade. I find the first row is all a bit too yellow/orange toned and just not quite pale enough.I do find myself reaching for a light shade in one of my naked palettes if I use this palette.
The last shade on the fourth row I’ve been absolutely loving though. The shades all blend so well. We did order direct from Morphe as we couldn’t wait but I think in future I’d try to be more patient and wait for them to come into stock on a UK site to avoid custom charges.
Have you tried Morphe Palettes? What would you recommend next?