June 2, 2016

Morphe Brushes 350Matte & 350Shimmer Nature Glow Bundle

As promised in yesterday’s post about the shimmer palette review from the Morphe Brushes 350Matte & 350Shimmer Nature Glow Bundle ($43.99), today I am bringing you a review and swatches of the matte palette. The 350Matte palette has all matte neutrals with the exception of the orange, red, and yellow shades. Just like it’s twin, the overall tone of the palette lies within the warmer range and has a few cooler-toned offerings available to match its shimmer versions. The shadows in the matte palette have a slightly harder texture in comparison to the shimmer palette. They are not as soft or buttery, nonetheless they still swipe on smoothly and blend beautifully into the skin. Albeit that the pigment is just as excellent in these, I do have to say that a very small selection of the lighter shades are not as rich as some of the others and require a little more layering before achieving full color result. The inconsistency of the less pigmented shades may be an issue for those of you who love to work with all matte shades to create an eye look, because even using these as crease or transition colors I did notice it required a little more work to lay down a base than with some of the other colors.

Because of the texture being slightly on the harder side, it translates to little to almost no powdery fallout upon application excluding the small tiny flecks that tend to get loose when using a straight powder-based eyeshadow. On the lids the actual colors, even the lesser pigmented ones, look really good and are true to pan. Normally I am not a fan of working with all matte colors because they have a tendency to look flat on my lids. I personally like to mix and match mattes with shimmers for depth, contrast and pop. Each shade is a true matte but they don’t appear flat once they sit on the lids. With 35 colors to choose from there is a wide range of options to play with and all of the colors work really well together, as well as with the shimmer palette. The lasting power of this palette is equally as good as its shimmer counterpart and lasted throughout an entire 8-hour work day without losing intensity or fading.

Bottom line, the bundle deal is a total winner in my book. I truly feel that the combination of value and quality resembles that of higher-end products. Having 70 total colors to play with makes for a ton of options in terms of looks you can create. It also makes it fun because there is so much you can do with the both of them as well as individually. Each palette offers a good variety of warm and cool tones which makes the twins extremely versatile to work with. What I personally really like about Morphe offering these 2 together is that you can not only combine and layer so many colors together, but if you want to take the guesswork out of what colors to mix with which, there is a corresponding matte version of a shimmer available and a complimenting, monochrome look is right around the corner. If you’re in the market for new eyeshadow palettes, or not, the 350Matte & 350Shimmer Nature Glow Bundle is definitely worth looking into.

And once again, there are plenty of swatches to go around here as well!

Here’s a side-by-side of the palettes laying next to one another. Shimmer at the top, matte at the bottom.

Don’t forget to catch up on yesterday’s post about the shimmer palette!

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