Morphe’s Mickey & Friends Truth Be Bold Artistry Eye Palette was recently released as part of Morphe’s recently Disney collab. It can be found at Ulta for $32. Its a bold collection, with more colorful shadows than any neutrals.
Because there are so many shadows in this palette, I decided to swatch a column at a time. So these are going from top to bottom starting on the left hand column of the palette.
As you can see, some of the shadows didn’t perform well in swatches, but that doesn’t always mean they will perform badly on the eyes.
I’ve seen shadows that look terrible in swatches work out really well on the eyes, but sadly, these weren’t one of them. The Mattes in particular were the worst performing shadows in swatches.
Without further ado, here are the swatches of the Mickey & Friends Truth Be Bold Artistry Eye Palette:
Own It, Stop & Stare, Awe-dacious, Thumbs Up, Original Artist
Head Out, Big Bows, Staring Contest, Stun & Games, Push It
Creative Collision, Made Ya Look, Awe Goody, Iconic Vibes, Max Power
Life’s Short, Coy Toy, Super Sassy, Street Beats, Into Mischief
So Fearless, On the Dot, Talk Flirty, Major Edge, Wild One
Big Dreamer, Extra Sparkle, Out Loud, Troublemaker, Instigator
Play By Ear, Bat Those Lashes, Very Vixen, Secret Weapon, Total Rebel
I gave the pigmentation only 2.5/5 hearts becuase I had to pack on the shadows a lot of times for any of the color to show up. For example, in the pink and green eyeshadow look below, I used Bat Those Lashes in the outer corner, which appears to be a vibrant dark pink. Even though I was able to get the shadow to look that way on my eyes, I had to apply it four times to get it there.
I had a lot of issues with the glitter shadows as well. I had to pack them on a lot of times to get the pigmentation to show up on my eyes. In the purple look below, I used Super Sassy all over the lid and really struggled to get any pigmentation. I felt like I was really having to pack the shades on to get them to look decent.
The lightest shades had almost no pigmentation to them all, which I wasn’t too concerned with because I mostly used them for transition shades, which they did an ok job of.
I gave the packaging 4/5 hearts because I thought it was really creative. I loved the outside of the packaging and especially how some of the shadows had the characters embossed into them.
The only thing lacking to me in the packaging is a mirror of some sort. With such a large palette, I’m willing to overlook a mirror because it wouldn’t be terribly practical for me to use one, but I still always knock a heart off for a lack of mirror.
To me, this packaging and the Disney theme alone is enough to keep this palette in my makeup collection.
This palette gets a 2/5 hearts for blendability. I hated working with these. Whenever I would try to blend a shade out, it would just completely blend away. So I started blending less and less so the colors would keep their pigmentation, but overall I just ended up with looks I wasn’t satisfied with.
The mattes in the palette are the worse culprits of this. Just a slight blend and you’ll probably have no shadow left in some areas. Frustrating!!
I just didn’t like working with these shadows at all for this reason and it was enough for me to give it a negative review.
Becuase of the blending issue, I really thought that these shadows were not going to last all day on my eye. While wearing the gold and green look to work over a 12 hour day, I still had shadow on at the end of it, so it got a 3.5 heart rating.
These didn’t look as pigmented as they did when I first put them on, but they still looked to the be same color and I could still see the initial look I created with them, so I went with 3.5 hearts/5.
Looks I Created with the Truth Be Bold Artistry Eye Palette
I don’t normally have so much to say about the looks I created from the palette I’m reviewing, but I wanted to point out a few issues with these eyeshadows that are evident in the photos.
- These eyeshadows are patchy – In Trouble Maker/Street Beats, you can see just how patchy these shadows are. Street Beats, especially. The color just wouldn’t adhere the same way on all of the lid.
- The glitters are not a vibrant as I expect – In Very Vixen/Out Loud/Super Sassy, I really expected Super Sassy to just pop on the lid and it really didn’t. Creative Collection doesn’t look too bad, bu witht both of these eyeshadows, I had to spend a lot of time really packing the colors on.
- These shadows blend out into nothing – In Into Mischief/Bath Those Lashes, Into Mischief almost blended out to nothing on me. I did capture this photo after a blend and before applying it over top (again!), but I really wanted to highligh this issue with these shadows.
The Mickey & Friends Truth Be Both Artistry Eye Palette is a complete pass for me. There are just so many great eyeshadow palettes on the market these days that I cannot recommend an eyeshadow palette with these many issues to anyone.
The amount of time and effort I spent on looks that were just ok because I couldn’t get them to blend out without losing all pigmentation was enough for me to think that this palette just isn’t worth the price tag.
I’ll probably keep this one in my collection just to look at, but I don’t forsee me using these eyeshadows again after this review. Overall, it gets a 2.5 hearts from me.
Not all of this collection is terrible, though. Check out my review on the Mickey & Friends Truth Be Bold Lip Trio by clicking here.
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