Monday, 2 September 2019

Morphe 25L Live In Color Artistry Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

My name is Kathryn and I am addicted to buying eyeshadow palettes. Well, make up in general let's be honest. Did I need another colourful eyeshadow palette? No. Did I make a rash purchase after seeing swatches of this palette on Instagram? Absolutely, yes. Do I regret it? Of course not! Say hello to the Morphe 25L Live In Color Artistry Eyeshadow Palette.
Let me start off by saying this is a special palette. Morphe created this palette so that 100% of net proceeds will be made to The Trevor Project, a US-based (Morphe are an American brand) non-profit corporation to help fund 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQ+ youth. This palette is not only loud, proud and beautiful, it also serves a purpose mightier than makeup. The shade names in this palette were inspired by LGBTQ+ history and some of the brave people who helped pave the way to a brighter future. So, today I want to concentrate on that. 
Row 1
*Milk - Matte bright white. Harvey Milk was a civil and human rights activist and one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US.
*Pride - Matte juicy orange. For Pride 2019.
*Heart - Matte bubblegum pink. What Morphe have for everyone working towards equality, inclusivity and acceptance.
*1978 - Shimmering lilac. The year the first rainbow flag was designed as a community symbol for the gay rights movement.
*Liberation - Holographic metallic white. Morphe's shout-out to freedom from oppressive thinking or behaviour.
Row 2
*Stonewall - Metallic icy yellow. The 1969 Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, NYC served as a catalyst got gay rights movement in the US and around the world.
*Culture - Shimmering coral. Everything that shapes who we are as a collective.
*#LoveWins - Matte fuchsia. The trending hashtag after the historic 5-4 ruling on June 26, 2015, which the US Supreme Court found bans on marriage equality to be unconstitutional. 
*SF - Matte magenta with sparkle. A tribute to San Francisco, which is often called a gay mecca and has been at the forefront of LGBTQ+ political and cultural movements throughout history.
*Rise Up - Shimmering cobalt blue. The act of standing up for what you believe in.
Row 3
*Sunlight - Matte sunshine yellow. Each colour of the rainbow flag has a different meaning, yellow symbolises sunlight.
*Life - Matte red. Red on the rainbow flag symbolises life.
*Sexuality - Matte bright pink. Pink on the original eight-colour rainbow flag symbolises sex.
*Truth - Matte dark purple. Because everyone should let their true spirit shine.
*Harmony - Shimmering deep blue Blue on the rainbow flag symbolises harmony.
Row 4
*Healing - Metallic dazzling gold. A golden wish for anyone who feels isolated and alone.
*Activism - Shimmering Spring green. Being the change you want to see in the world.
*Make Magic - Shimmering mint green. Turquoise on the original eight-colour flag symbolises magic.
*Peace - Shimmering ocean blue. What Morphe hopes for everyone everywhere.
*Gilbert - Shimmering dark grape. For Gilbert Baker who designed the original rainbow flag in 1978.
Row 5
*Thrive - Matte ochre. What happens when you feel accepted for who you are.
*Nature - Matte grass green. Green on the rainbow flag symbolises nature.
*Art - Matte mint green. Creativity and self-expression are powerful agents of change.
*Parade - Matte teal green. For the first Pride parade on June 28, 1970, and all the Pride parades it has inspired.
*NYC - Matte black. A tribute to New York City, which has a long history of LGBTQ+ community-building, activism and culture.
I am not going to waffle on about how great the shadows are, because if you have tried Morphe before, you will already know that and I believe this palette has a much more important message to portray. The Morphe 25L Live In Color Artistry Eyeshadow Palette costs £20.00 which is incredible value alone, never mind the fact that 100% of net proceeds are to be contributed to charity. You can find it online here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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