I don’t know if you noticed that last weekend on Beauty Bay there was a 2 for 1 promotion on all Makeup Geek products. I filled my online basket with so many pretty shades (including; Hipster, Pillow Talk, Prom Night and Vanilla Bean) although when I got to the checkout I was still being charged full price. Apparently, there was a monumental screw-up and the discount wouldn’t go through, this continued for several hours – I would know I was refreshing my online basket every several minutes to make sure. To make up for the blunder, the very next day the eyeshadows went down to just half price and all the shades I originally wanted sold out in seconds. I had previously read about quite a few of Beauty Bay’s cock-ups but had never experienced one until now. As a loyal customer to say I was disappointed was an understatement. I never even received an email about the promotion in the first place! I just stumbled across the deal randomly online. Anyway, I decided to cheer myself up by purchasing three Morphe Brushes singles instead in the shades ES33 Wink for Pink, ES70 New Moon and ES54 Glisten for the amazing price of only £1.95 each.
For some reason, Beauty Bay only stock a few shades of the Morphe Brushes single eyeshadows at a time and they tend to sell out insanely fast so you have to act really quick to get your hands on them. Each eyeshadow comes in a basic black cardboard packet similar to Makeup Geek with an insert that contains the individual 1.5g pan with the shade name written underneath.
New Moon is a light brown/pewter shade and is part of the ‘shimmer’ family, Glisten is a peachy gold also with shimmer but categorised as a ‘lustre’ and Wink for Pink is a soft baby pink with slightly gold undertones and is classed as a ‘pearl’. I have to admit, they all just look like shimmers to me.
All three shades have a beautiful finish, are highly pigmented and don’t give a considerable amount of fallout considering the price. All three eyeshadows contain a formula that is almost buttery and super blendable. They apply like a dream with my M514 Detail Round Blender Brush and are exceptionally pretty when the light hits them; they shimmer delicately but are not overly glittery. The colour payoff with each shade is remarkable and let’s just say, they more than makeup for my Makeup Geek mishap.
If you’re interested in finding out what else Morphe Brushes has to offer read my review of their 12 NB Natural Beauty palette available here.0