Morphe Live In Color Eyeshadow Palette First Impressions

by - June 17, 2019

When I got this palette in the mail last week I was so happy I immediately took it out of the box and started taking pictures and swatching it, even before knowing what I was gonna do with these pictures. My first idea was to write a review but with this palette being limited edition, I would have to really try it out before writing a review and once I was ready to write one, it could be too late so I thought "why not do first impressions"? This could help someone thinking of buying the palette that isn't too sure about the shades or someone who simply needs a little push to hit the checkout button.

First of all, the packaging. It's gorgeous and it looks simple but if you look closely, both the box and the palette have a holographic finish. I took the pictures below with a light so that you could see the holo reflexes.



It has a big mirror inside which is definitely a plus and since this is my first Morphe palette I didn't really know what to expect in terms of size but oh boy this is a big palette. It has 25 shades and they look about a normal size, not too big but also not too small. The fact that there were 25 shades and the cheap price tag got me thinking the palette would be a lot smaller than it is but if this isn't your first time trying Morphe eyeshadows you might not be surprised. Although it's big, I still think it's travel-friendly. It's thin and has a big mirror, so no need to pack an individual one, and even though it's made of cardboard, it still feels very sturdy and safe. As for those of you who have sensitive skin, I didn't catch on any scent and out of all of these, only the shades "sexuality" and "SF" stained my skin a bit but it was still easy to wash off with a bit of cleanser.


Now, for the shades. I swatched them by vertical rows, from top to bottom (left to right on my arm) and if my skin and background look different in every picture, don't worry, while editing them I was focusing on making the shades look as real as possible and I had to edit each picture differently, making everything else look different. I didn't do a perfect job but I tried and I think the colours in the pictures look very close to the real deal.


Milk: This was the hardest shade to swatch but I understand how a matt white can be a hard pigment to get right. After a few layers, it looks good and pale and it does have a bit of fallout but I think it's due to having so many layers on.
Stonewall: A champagne glitter colour, very pigmented and not harsh at all on the skin, feels very soft and has no fallout.
Sunlight: A beautiful perfect matt yellow, highly pigmented and creamy, little to no fallout.
Healing: A strong gold glitter colour, highly pigmented (a bit more than Stonewall), very soft and has no fallout.
Thrive: A rich light olive with a more yellow tint, average pigmentation (it did take a few strokes), mild fallout.


Pride: Gorgeous orange, not too bright but not too muted, slight coral undertone but barely noticeable, matt (it looks shiny in the picture but it's matt, trust me), very pigmented, creamy, little to no fallout.
Culture: Shimmery coral, the perfect mixture of orange and pink, very fine gold shimmer throughout, very pigmented, very creamy, no fallout.
Life: Rich matt berry red, not too bright, very pigmented, creamy, little to no fallout.
Activism: Lime green shimmer, looks paler on the skin than in the pan (but it could be that I'm just really pale), very creamy, average pigmentation, very fine green/gold shimmer throughout, little to no fallout.
Nature: Strong matt forest green, highly pigmented, not as creamy as the others, mild fallout.


Heart: Warm pale pink (looks a bit cooler in the picture but it's warm toned), matt, creamy, average pigmentation, little fallout.
#LoveWins: Matt purple, not too cool toned but not completely warm toned either, very creamy, very pigmented, little to no fallout.
Sexuality: Perfect hot pink, not too cool and not too warm, highly pigmented, not as creamy as the others, mild fallout, might stain the skin a bit.
Make Magic: Icy shimmery teal, looks paler on the skin than in the pan (but then again, it could just be my pale skin), very fine blue shimmer throughout, very pigmented, very creamy, little to no fallout.
Art: Matt pale turquoise, looks paler on the skin than in the pan (again, could just be my pale skin),  very pigmented, not as creamy as the others, little fallout.


1978: Metallic purple with a blue flip, average pigmentation, very soft, no fallout.
SF: Warm toned berry purple with sparse gold shimmer throughout (barely noticeable) and easy to dust off the gold particles if wanted, a tiny bit darker than #LoveWins but not by a lot, although definitely warmer, very pigmented, little to no fallout, might stain the skin a bit.
Truth: Dark cool toned purple, matt, a bit dry, very pigmented, mild fallout.
Peace: Metallic blue, looks paler on the skin than in the pan (could just be my pale skin), very pigmented, very soft, little to no fallout.
Parade: Soft jade colour, the perfect mixture of green and blue, more on the muted side, very pigmented, very creamy, little to no fallout.


Liberation: Icy holographic white, very glittery, not very pigmented (seems more of an eyeshadow topper), very soft, little fallout.
Rise Up: Metallic royal blue, very pigmented, very soft, little to no fallout. Seems similar to Harmony but it's actually lighter.
Harmony: Metallic navy blue, very pigmented, very soft, little to no fallout. Seems similar to Rise Up but it's actually darker and has a more purple-ish undertone.
Gilbert: Shimmery very dark indigo, pink and purple shimmer throughout, very pigmented, not as creamy as the others, little fallout.
NYC: Matt black, not very pigmented but I understand it's hard to make black eyeshadow, after a few layers still looks dark grey, not as creamy as the others, little fallout.

Overall, I think this is a great palette, the quality seems amazing just from swatching it and I can't wait to play around with it and do super fun looks. It doesn't look like an everyday palette but you can definitely do some wearable looks with it by itself or together with other palettes. I really wanted a colourful palette like this and this was the perfect opportunity to get one and since it's for charity, it's hard to regret buying this.

If you're interested in buying this palette and/or the makeup brush set included in the collection, visit Morphe's website or store while it's still available! Don't forget 100% of net proceeds from this collection will be donated to The Trevor Project.

I hope you're having a great day,
Marta Ribeiro xx

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2 comments

  1. You are right, already the packaging is fantastic and the colours inside are wonderful bright! This is for sure a stunning palette. Thanks a lot for sharing!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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