My Husband bought me the Morphe 3502 Second Nature Palette for Christmas but decided to gift it to me early so I could photograph and review it here. He is great right? I think it's worth mentioning that he has just made his own blog Pizza and Chips Blog We've been busy setting it up since the summer and now he's ready to take the leap and upload his first blog post. Please give him a follow on social media and check out his blog.
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Ok, on with the review! This was my first Morphe palette, so I really didn't know what to expect. I'd heard rave reviews about this palette, but I have heard rave reviews about other products before and have been very disappointed when I've tried them out. But let's face it, the shades in this palette are right up my street so I kind of expected that I would love it! If you like warmer toned eyeshadows then this baby will have you swooning! With shade names like sizzle, ablaze, Fire, Terra Cotta and Toast you can imagine the sort of colours that grace this palette.
I have seen photos of the original 350 Morphe Palette and although it is beautiful, I definitely prefer the 3502. The 3502 introduces us to even warmer shades than in the previous palette and more variety of colour. The shades of the 3502 are a lot more rich, fiery and bold. For example, the shade Ruby is so bang on trend for this autumn/winter with red being the 'in' colour. It's shades like this that set it apart from other copper/brown palettes.
I won't lie, having to wait for good lighting in order to photograph the palette BEFORE I could swatch the colours was torture. When I finally did get to swatch them the pigmentation was immense! Although I know that you cant always rely on swatches to prove how pigmented an eyeshadow is going to be once applied, I am pleased to say that when it came to applying the shadows to my eyes the colours really were as popping as when I swatched them. But would they blend well and did they last?
Sorry about the quality of these swatch photos but I didn't want to edit them, I wanted to show you them as photographed, completely natural. They were taken next to a window in natural lighting.
I personally found the quality of these shadows as good as my Juvia's place Nubian palette, my most expensive palette. They are very creamy and like I mentioned before, incredibly pigmented. My favourite shades are Pure, Bronzie, Heat, Ruby, Polished, Stone and Whiz. I was happy to find a black 'Whiz' nestled in the palette, as this is something I do use and it's truly black, not a washy, patchy grey trying to black. I am pleased to say that both the mattes and shimmers in this palette are as pigmented as each other, as sometimes in palettes one is better quality than the other. Something I found was that a little goes a long way, so it's probably best to use a light hand and build up your look rather than apply too much and have to start over. They blend beautifully and lasted all day, even after I'd been at work they still looked nice.
The price of the Morphe 3502 is £23.00 (Which equates to mere pence per shade) with free postage from Beauty Bay It is incredible value for money, considering the quality and amount of shadows you get. Unfortunately, there was no mirror included in the palette. I always like it when brands include mirrors, but given the price, that can be forgiven this time! I like the simple black slimline packaging. This would be the perfect palette to take on holiday in your suitcase as it would take up next to no room among your clothes and bits 'n' bobs!
I highly recommend the Morphe 3502 Second Nature Palette. I know I am going to get a lot of use out of it. It's my perfect warm toned palette.
Do you own this palette? What do you think of it?
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