Okay, I’ll be honest. When this collaboration dropped last week, I had to Google who Maddie Ziegler was (I’m THAT old). It was only then I realized that she’s the phenomenal dancer who’s featured in most of Sia’s music videos (my fav is elastic heart which also costars Shia LaBeouf). Having a collab with Morphe is a pretty big deal–given Morphe has collaborated with some of the biggest Youtube’s beauty gurus (James Charles, Jaclyn Hill, Manny Mua, Bretman Rock, etc).
So when I saw this collaboration drop on Morphe’s website, I knew there were a few things I definitely had to pick up, one being this Imagination Palette. Two things drew me into this palette: the pretty pastels and the glitter shades (as you can see in the above picture). I’ve never been disappointed with any of the Morphe eyeshadow palettes I’ve owned so far, so I definitely was expecting this to be awesome. However, I did realize that pastels are often tough to work with as the texture of the shadows can get quite powdery. Moreover, pastels tend to show up chalky on my skin tone (where my South Asian dolls at?). So…did these pastels show up on my brown skin? Read below to find out and see the swatches!
The names, as usual with these collabs, are reflective of Maddie’s life. I was watching a bunch of her interviews as I waited for my Morphe package to arrive (which I would like to add took only 5 days despite COVID-19 delays) and she was mentioning how the shade “Godmom” was inspired by Sia and “Dancing Queen” by Dance Moms (also, how did I not know she was on Dance Moms?). Overall, the packaging is great! In comparison to other Morphe eyeshadow palettes, this particular one has a mirror (thank goodness) and the palette is pretty travel friendly (I mean, I’m hoping I can take this when traveling becomes the norm again).
When I first got this palette, I was incredibly excited to swatch allllllll the pastels and glitters! Also, how cute are the embossed images?
Again, Mint and Possy were shades I was looking forward to! Also, Latte is a great shade for the crease!
So……..as expected the pastels were a little powdery BUT the colour payoff was still pretty decent. Do I think you should own this palette? Yes, and here are the reasons why:
- A great balance of mattes and shimmers: you can create multiple looks.
- Shimmers are not like loose glitters, making this super easy to use with a brush or your fingers
- No major fall out
- The packaging is super cute!
- $32 CDN for 20 shades is great (and if you are subscribed to their emails, you can get up to 20% off)
- Really fun colour shades and everyday shades
In terms of cons for this palette:
- The pastels are a little powdery
- To make the pastels pop more (especially on my skin tone), you’ll definitely need to use some sort of white or light base)
If you want to see me use these shades in a fun look, check out my Instagram page (again, shameless plug).
Rating: 8/10 (Morphe x Maddie created a pretty sweet palette and if you’re a Morphe or Maddie fan, then you definitely will not be disappointed!)
Head on to their website to pick it up (I’m not sure which stores have opened so you’ll have to check on their website).
What do you think? Will you get this? Leave me a comment!