Smooth, blendable shadows
Tons of eyeshadows for the price
Great color payoff
Certain ingredients can irritate sensitive eyes
Packaging is a little delicate
A black eyeshadow would have complemented the palette
Morphe 350 Nature Glow Artistry Palette
We put the Morphe 350 Nature Glow Artistry Palette to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.
As a makeup artist, I think eyeshadow palettes are one of the best tools you can have in your kit. Palettes give you seemingly endless options for different looks in one sleek compact, cutting down bulkiness in your makeup bag. (And personally, I am always looking for ways to scale my makeup bag down.) Though I don't personally wear eyeshadow every day, I do love the convenience of picking a palette and having access to an array of shades, whether I'm creating a special occasion look for myself or an everyday look for a client. And lately, the palette I've been reaching for is the Morphe 350 Nature Glow Artistry Palette. At $25, this is an affordable nude palette with shades that can suit every skin tone. But at the opposite end of the spectrum, can an affordable palette have the same color payoff and staying power as prestige palettes? Ahead, read my full review of the Morphe 350 Nature Glow Artistry Palette and discover if this product is worth the hype.
Best for: Creating eyeshadow looks with natural shades
Star Rating: 4/5
Potential Allergens: Mica, Talc, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides, Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 1, Carmine
What's Included: Palette only (no brush)
About the Brand: Created in 2008, Morphe is another disruptor in the beauty industry by providing high-quality products to the masses at affordable prices. Leveraging the knowledge of artists and influencers in the beauty world, Morphe’s products encourage creativity and are always on-trend
About My Eyes: Super oily eyelids
My eyes are almond shaped and I like to use different shadow colors on my eyelids, my crease, and brow bone. While this allows me to have lots of fun creating different looks, I also have super oily eyelids, which can be an obstacle when creating certain looks. I’ve experienced eyeshadow and eyeliner that’s disappeared, melted, or smudged so many times over the years that it’s absolutely necessary for me to use an eye primer before I put any shadow on my eyes and use eyeliners that have smudge-proof formulas. I’ve been a loyal fan of both the Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Eye Primer ($13), which has a white tint to it, as well as the MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Layin’ Low ($23), which has a light peach color to it. I use one of the two primers depending on the look I’m doing' for bright or really vivid colors, I use ABH, and for soft, natural looks, I use MAC. Excited to see what kind of looks I could create with the 350 Nature Glow Palette, I alternated between primers over the span of a week while I tested the product out.
How to Apply: Use brushes or your fingers, depending on the look
I think it’s always good to use brushes or shadow applicators when putting on eyeshadow and minimizing how often you use your fingers when touching a shade; the natural oils on our fingertips can sometimes coat the eyeshadow and make it hard to pick up any color. On the other hand, your fingers might be all you need to place a little eyeshadow on your eyelids sometimes; your application really depends on what kind of look you’re going for. The colors in the Nature Glow Palette can be used on your eyelids, crease, browbrone, and your bottom lash line. What’s so great about a palette like this is that with 35 shades, you have unlimited options for color combinations and can determine over time what application techniques and colors work best for you.
The Results: Pigmented eyeshadow looks
After trying Morphe’s 350 Nature Glow Palette for several days, I was really impressed with my results and the quality of the product. Something that bothers me about most affordable eyeshadow options is weak color payoff (you usually have to work your eyeshadow brush into a shade quite a bit before anything shows up on it). But that’s not the case with Nature Glow. When I mixed and matched different colors, each shade in the palette was rich, creamy, easy to use, and super blendable. With 35 natural hues, this palette is a comprehensive product with shades that cover just about every type of color that would fall under the “natural” eyeshadow category and includes matte finishes, shimmer finishes, cool tones, and warm tones. To my surprise, though, there isn’t a black eyeshadow in this palette, and that’s literally the only thing I would change about Nature Glow. A black eyeshadow can add beautiful depth with the other colors in this palette and can create another set of options for those that like a little drama or have deeper skin tones.
When I mixed and matched different colors, each shade in the palette was rich, creamy, easy to use, and super blendable.
The Value: One of the best-priced nude palettes you'll find
What’s amazing about Morphe is that they've managed to strike an appropriate balance between quality and price; they don’t skimp on the integrity of their makeup while ensuring that the cost of their products are accessible to so many. The 350 Nature Glow Palette falls in line with this company value perfectly, giving you 35 stunning, wearable shades for $25. All in all, this is one of the best-priced natural-toned palettes on the market.
Similar Products: You have options
Colourpop Bare Necessities Palette: Similar to Morphe, Colourpop is an awesome brand that makes high-quality cosmetics at affordable prices. The Bare Necessities Palette ($34) is a stunning collection of 30 natural shades that have a mix of matte and shimmery colors. Aside from having 5 less shades, the only other difference between Bare Necessities and 350 Nature Glow is that Colourpop’s palette consists of warm shades exclusively.
Juvia’s Place The Nubian Palette: A beautiful palette with 12, rich, blendable shades, The Nubian Palette ($20) from Juvia’s Palette is a solid option if you’re looking for a compact palette that can still give you a few shades to work with. With a mix of both shimmery and matte colors, this palette has both light and dark colors and can easily take you from day to night.
Anastasia Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette: One of my personal favorite palettes, the Soft Glam Palette ($45) from Anastasia Beverly Hills is a product that comes with 14 stunning shades, a mirror, and an eyeshadow brush. Super creamy, easy to use, and very travel-friendly, Soft Glam can rival 350 Nature Glow if you need a palette with options but is a little smaller.
Morphe’s 350 Nature Glow Palette is made of beautiful nudes that can inspire anyone to get creative and test out different looks. If you’re looking for an affordable product that can give you tons of variety, Nature Glow will do just that.
- Product Name 350 Nature Glow Artistry Palette
- Product Brand Morphe
- Price $25
- Full Ingredient List Mica, Talc, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin +/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 40 (CI16035), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Carmine(CI 75470)
- Number of Eyeshadow Shades 35