I thought I would do my first dupe comparison, we’re always looking for alternatives to the more expensive imported brands.
So we have two pallets, the Morphe one which is a much hyped about brand and then we have the unbranded palette that looks exactly the same…but do they perform the same?
When I got the dupe palette I was sceptical, I wondered if it would be anywhere close to the Morphe and I can honestly say,that it’s the same quality and not just a lookalike.
Both palettes have exactly same ingredients listed in the exact same order. Morphe is a private labelled brand so they do not manufacture their own products. Its produced by a third party and Morphe slaps their branding on it.
Both are made in China
Both have a few misses especially the matte shades
Both have a lot of fallout on the mattes
Both shimmers are soft and easy to blend
I swatched a few of the Morphe and a few of the dupes, my arm is not long enough for 70 shades and honestly I got confused cos both palettes has no shade names. Guys I swatched these suckers with a brush and my finger and got no colour payoff on the lighter matte shades, it went a bit better with the darker mattes. Some felt chalky but apparently this is typical of Morphe mattes.
The shimmer shades were good, some even had me going oohhh and ahhh, colour pay off is amazing, super pigmented and buttery. Some shades had no fallout at all while others had some, but not as much as the mattes.
If you wondering where this Morphe 12S fits in, the Morphe 35OM has no shimmer shades its completely matte.
Why didn’t I add it in the photo with the other 2 palettes you might ask. Well I couldn’t find it when I took the photo’s and when I did I got a lovely surprise nick in the bottom shade courtesy and my family kiddos-not sure if its my niece or nephew or my cousins babas, they are all banned from my room now lol
I’ve been spying and learning some tips and tricks from you guys on how to get the shades to pop: Spraying your brush with a finishing spray and use a good eye primer (eg Catrice prime and fine eyeshadow base) or concealer as a base. I haven’t used any of those when doing the swatches…I think a product should be reviewed without having to “make it work” by using other products. I have always been biased where Morphe is concerned because I honestly could not understand what the fuss was about. Now please take what I’m saying with a pinch of salt because I’m a huge Sleek fan.
The only difference is the one has the Morphe branding and the other doesn’t
Both palette boxes list the ingredients so its not on the palette itself
Is it worth it?
Like I said it performs the same-mattes of both palettes are sometimes chalky and has minimal colour pay off. It does pop more when you use a primer and wet the brush.
Some of the shades of both are very similar and I don’t think you’ll use all of them, but its a good beginner palette and some MUA’s on the group seem to like it for shoots but have said the longevity does not compare to more professional brands.
Morphe palettes retail for about plus R550 and the dupe palettes are half the price almost. To me it seems you are only paying extra for branding and hype?
Yay or Nay
If you love Morphe you’ll love the dupe palette. Because it has 35 shades in one palette both are very good beginner palettes. Having tested both, if you are on a budget definitely get the dupes…the unbranded palettes have a lot of dupes for the different Morphe palettes.
Love altyd Shamiela