Some things just need to be shared with the world, and this palette is one of them! I haven’t seen a single review for it anywhere, not surprising as Crush Cosmetics is a name I’ve only come across recently. They’re a great Aus store for brands that I don’t come across often here (MUA, NYC, Sleek etc) along with some higher end brands as well.
I’ve been eying off a few of their palettes for a while, at AUD $30 they seemed like great value, but I had nothing to reference so eventually took the plunge!
First impression was good, it came to me in a black box which I threw away before I though of photographing (eager beaver to get to the palette itself). The case itself is nothing overly special, it’s plastic so be careful not to drop it, I don’t know how it would hold up. It’s pictured on an A4 sheet for size reference.
Good sized palette, it does get dirty very quickly but a quick wipe down and it’s fine!
I was absolutely blown away by the colours when I opened it ! They look stunning, and very true to the website photos. I don’t own any morphe palettes but it does look very similar to what I’ve seen, and I’m sure it’s a dupe of one somewhere.
There’s 35 shades all up, 20 mattes (YAAAY! I love matte eyeshadow and it’s hard to find a palette with a lot of them) and 15 shimmer/glitter shades. I don’t usually like shimmer as I feel a lot of them look quite cheap but these look gorgeous.
The shades have no names, so I am switching left to right, top row to bottom. I’m using a finger to swatch, and no primer. All the colours are a single swipe of product, I haven’t built any up so you get the most accurate idea
These were all super creamy to the touch, and slid on like a dream. The second colour doesn’t have a lot of pigment, and seems to be more of an “enhancing colour” to give mattes some shimmer. I popped it over the top of number one later (no photo sorry) and it gave it a lovely little shine! Shade 4 is my favourite, a gorgeous metallic bronze. Shades 5&6 don’t show as vibrantly on my skin, and would be perfect transition shades, but trust me the pigment is there !
Again, all very creamy to the touch, no fallout and hellloo pigment. For someone who doesn’t dig shimmer or glitter I am really loving the metallic shades this palette is giving me! I can’t pick a favourite from these, but No. 2,3 & 5 will probably be used a whole lot ! They all look like they’re going to play mix n match well with each other so far which is a big plus!
I had my first hiccup on this row. While they all still feel super creamy, shade 2 here was perhaps a bit too soft! One swipe with my finger picked up a whole lot of product (you can see a couple of little clumps in there) I gave it a quick brush down after and they were gone, which didn’t affect the shadow at all. Just be cautious with that one, a little goes a long way! The only colour here I’m not digging is the bright red, but if you’re into vibrant colours it’s still just as quality as the rest. I personally will probably never use it though 🙂
You’re going to get sick of the word creamy soon, aren’t you? The consistency in quality of these shadows is blowing my mind. Colour 1&2 here are quite similar, 1 has a deeper undertone and leans a bit more toward ashy, where 2 has a slight redness to it. Same with 3 & 4, 3 is the ashy, more neutral version and 4 is the redder. This picture doesn’t do 5 justice. I tried to get a good one but natural light today isn’t great 😦 it is super pigmented, and the most gorgeous metallic finish I have seen so far! Shade 7 is the wearable red colour for the palette in my opinion, it reminds me of red clay, not overwhelming but the colour is definitely there.
You’re sick of it now aren’t you ? I’ll switch things up. These have a consistency which can be likened to a dairy product 😁 This row is more colours I’d use on my crease, or after dark (I am an adventurous little thing with eyeshadow, am I not? ) Shade 1 is actually quite a muted shimmer in person, the camera picked up more than bare eye could see but the colour was the same either way. Shades 6&7 were quite similar, but 7 has a more metallic look to it than 6, which makes it appear a bit lighter.
Wear: I photograph somewhere between elephant and seal without the cute factor so sorry there is no shots of the product on me! I trialed a few shades individually and as a complete look and they go the distance! Without primer, they lasted my average day from 7-6 with slight creasing, but No noticable fade or rubbing. With a primer i didn’t notice any crease at all when they came off, and probably could have left it on for another 2-3 hours without issues.
Whether you’re an eyeshadow newbie or you’re a seasoned pro, I would 10000% recommend getting your hands on this! The shadows are consistently great quality and highly pigmented, no fallout, they blend like an absolute dream and stay put. I didn’t think that a AUD$30 palette was capable of this kind of quality. I own $90 palettes that don’t perform like this. It works out less than $1 per shadow, even with that bright red I will probably not touch, and I will most definitely be going back to purchase more colours. If you’re interested, check out the palette here!