Hey everyone, how are you all doing? I hope you’re all coping okay with self isolation. I know I haven’t done a whole blog post on Covid-19, and I’m not going to, I’m just going to continue as usual so I hope that’s cool with everyone. Today I want to share with you my first impressions of the Morphe x Manny MUA Glam Palette. I recently got this given to me by work after a beauty conference. I used it for the first time a couple of days ago & I wanted to tell you all my initial thoughts.
I hadn’t heard much about the Morphe x Manny MUA Glam Palette before receiving it and it wasn’t something I was ever thinking of buying. I’m not someone who watches Manny MUA, but I had seen the palette floating around Instagram.
The Glam Palette actually contains a beautiful colour story – you can create some super wearable neutral looks, but you can also add a pop of colour using this palette too.
Inside the palette there are 12 eye shadows (a mix of matte and shimmer), and 2 highlighters. Since this contains highlighters AND shadows in a compact way, it makes it a nice one to travel with.
The packaging is cardboard like most of the Morphe collab palettes, and outside is pretty with a marble design. It also has a mirror which is perfect. (Check out my review of the Morphe x Jeffree Star Palette too!)
The Glam Palette is £20, which is average for Morphe for this size of a palette – a great price in my opinion.
Trying The Glam Palette Out
I’m always excited to try a brand new palette out, and the colours in this palette all speak to me. Usually in a palette like this, I find myself ignoring the pops of colour and instead gravitate towards the more neutral easy shades. However I knew I wanted to use the magenta shade ‘Gamenta’.
To prep my eyelid I applied Collection Lasting Perfection concealer all over the lid – I always do this before eye shadow so of course I wanted to give this palette a fair test and do the same. I then used a Morphe S27 brush to apply the cream shade ‘Dust Cloud’ all over my eyelid to set the concealer.
Next I took a Morphe S21 brush and picked up the coral shade ‘Fire Witch’. I packed this colour onto the inner section of my eye lid. Then, with the same brush I applied ‘Gamenta’ on the middle section of my eyelid, again I packed on the shade for maximum colour pay off. Next I took a Spectrum B04 brush and packed the rosewood colour ‘Spellbound’ onto the outer section of my eye. Using both brushes I blended the places where each shadow met, applying more of each colour until I achieved a nice seamless blend. This took some time, adding more pigment and blending away. It’s simple enough to do, but just be patient!
I mirrored the shadows on my eyelid onto my lower lash line!
After applying my base I tested out one of the highlighters from the Glam Palette – I decided to go for ‘Nova’ the pink toned highlight. I used a Morphe S26 brush for this.
I found that the eyeshadow shades I used applied well – they do need to be built up for ultimate full colour, but it is easy enough to do and they build nicely on top of one another. They didn’t create much fall out considering I was packing on the pigments.
The shade ‘Spellbound’ was a little more difficult to work with than the others, it did want to go patchy when I blended it out. However, being patient with it and continuing to blend & add more colour bit by bit did help with this.
The highlighter applied really smoothly to my face – it didn’t emphasise texture or feel dry. It isn’t super glowy or glittery, nor is it super subtle. I usually go for something a little more blinding, but if you prefer something less in your face, but still visible, you might love this!
I think the Morphe x Manny MUA Glam Palette is a lovely option if you want something wearable, but that will still give you the option to add a little something extra for a bolder moment. I will definitely reach for this palette quite a bit.
What do you think? Is this something you would love to add to your collection? Have you already? Let me know in the comments below!