Okay, that’s a post I’m super excited about and I don’t know where to start from! It’s a make up conspiracy, a morphe 25A conspiracy.
First of all, I’ve never been a Morphe fan. Yes, their palettes look pretty but I don’t admire the company values and policies. I don’t have any personal reasons, it’s just a gut feeling.. you know.
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a Bulgarian brand on Facebook, which was selling exactly the same Morphe palettes but under a different company name of course, and the price tag was significantly smaller. That triggered my curiosity and made me look up for some reviews. Then I stumbled upon a blog, where it was said that a few companies are buying their palettes from a wholesale and then resale them under a different name (Morphe being one of them). Which to me meant only one thing – go buy a non-branded palette from ebay and test it out!
I found this seller with 99% positive feedback and then I thought – why not. I ordered the 25A palette, although it was difficult to decide between the two palettes because they were both super pretty. It was expected for my palette to come between the end of August and the beginning of September, which is a long time, but reasonable enough for the price I had to pay (around £7 + free shipping). To my surprise, I got the palette yesterday (11 of August) which was truly shocking for me 😀
Anyway, we are constantly being told to be careful with ‘fake’ make up! However, on the envelope it was written the following … ‘this item does not contain any dangerous articles prohibited by legislation‘ – which probably means ‘safe to use’. What do you think about that? If it’s explicitly written, then it must be true?
I’ve never seen how Morphe palettes are packaged, so please let me know if this box looks legit to you. We have the palette nicely wrapped in bubbles, we have the ‘Limited Edition’ label… everything looks okay (I guess). The only thing is that they’ve made a mistake with is the box itself. They’ve sent me the Bronzed Mocha palette box, while I got the actual Copper Spice Palette inside.
Okay, that’s the most exciting part of all – the shades! They look stunning and pretty much like in a legit Morphe palette! I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of convinced this palette is not fake! Just look at how pretty it is! I’m absolutely blown away!
Now it’s time to test out the shades! To be absolutely honest with you, the matte shades are not very impressive . They are soft, somewhat pigmented and easy buildable, but not to die for. The shimmers on the other hand .. oh my, that’s a whole different story! It’s actually very common for the shimmer shades to be better than the matte ones, but let me show you some swatches.
I’m very impressed with the quality of this (Morphe 25A) palette. Is it a real Morphe, is it not – I cannot say.
Can you see how pretty and crazy pigmented these are?? Because I can and I’m absolutely in love with them! I don’t know what to say. I kind of believe in that practice of Morphe but again, it might be because I dislike them in the first place. I’m not too sure which one it is, but I’m convinced that the palette I got is legit ‘Morphe’ palette (to an extent where Morphe is actually doing their own palettes, which I start to doubt now).
What do you think about this Morphe 25A conspiracy? Does it look legit to you? Let me know in the comments down below!
Thank you for reading,