Morphe 9c Powder Contour Palette

You might remember when I reviewed the NYX wonder stick. Its a great product but for a while now I’ve been wondering if I’d get on better with a powered contour palette rather than a cream one. Don’t get me wrong, I love cream versions, they’re blendable, they last long and they give you a really defined look. However, I’ve always been a bronzer kinda girl. I get on really well with powdered products even more so than creamed ones. I was never really into those cream blushers or eyeshadows as a kid, it felt alien to smother my face in a creamy product after applying my foundation, and well for me, powder just feels so right! So I stopped using the wonder stick and changed back to contouring using just my bronzer. But bronzers only do so much before making it look like you’ve tangoed the crap out of your face!

On my hunt for the worlds best contour palette (or something close enough), I found myself returning to beauty bay sifting through the pages of contour products on offer. When I spotted the Morphe 9c palette I added it to my basket immediately, honestly I didn’t even bother looking at anything else afterwards! I have such a great love of Morphe, the products are beautifully pigmented and a little always goes a very long way so I knew I was in for a win! Plus for a higher end makeup supplier Morphe products aren’t as astronomical as some other popular brands. £23 lighter and I’ve never been happier to spend that on a single beauty related purchase.

 The palette includes 9 different shades – Four light powders, one highlight and four darker contouring shades. I love that there is such variation in this palette making it suitable for a whole range of skin tones. I also love that they included a highlight into the palette alongside the four lighter powders – you now have everything you need for a successful contour.

I admit I was a little terrified of the darker contour shades to begin with as I’d never used anything quite so daring before but as soon as the brush met my cheek and a chiselled cheek bone appeared I was sold! Never again will I use only a bronzer to contour with again. I use the lightest of the brown shades, and sometimes if I feel like I want a really defined look, I’ll continue with a shade darker. I like that I have the option with this palette to go really dramatic and and bold. The problem with universal shades are that you have only the one option and one shade available, they’re limiting!

The Morphe 9c palette will significantly change your makeup game, its also a great place to start for beginners or those who are less confident with the whole contouring thing too!

On application I find that the powders blend in really well and with them being so pigmented you really don’t need to apply a lot of product onto your brush, I’d recommend using less than you think you’ll need and gradually build it up. The 9c Morphe shades sit beautifully on top of your foundation & give a long lasting, defined finish. I’m forever being complimented on my makeup & I’m putting it down to this little gem!!

xox

59 Comments

  1. Ana De- Jesus April 3, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I normally use bronzer to contour too but I have just run out so I will check out this palette. We need to plan that blogger brunch with the others at some point too 🙂 xxx

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 3, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      Hahaha its so easy to use just bronzer isn’t it but this palette is beaut!! Cheap too unlike some of the others I’ve seen! Yes we so do!!! I can’t wait!

  2. Sarah Bailey April 3, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    This sounds like a really great palette! I really do need to learn to properly contour.

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 3, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Its really straight forward once you get the hang of it!

  3. Chanette Kennedy April 3, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    This palette looks absolutely lush! I have a contouring palette by NYX but to be honest it’s not that great and I’m on the hunt for a better one. I’ll have to give this one a try xx

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 3, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Ahh there we go yes I was using the NYX wonderstick and it was good but I prefer powders so this is a must!!

  4. Jess April 3, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    This sounds lovely and it looks like you get a great selection of shades! 🙂

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 9:36 am

      Its great!!!

  5. Madeeha April 4, 2017 / 12:05 am

    I use matte cool toned bronzer for subtle definition. Full on contour is such a hassle. And if the product is not right, it can go down the hill very easily. This palette looks good.

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 9:37 am

      Yeah see with this palette its just like using bronzer so really no hassle at all and it can’t go wrong with powder, or at least for me anyway!

  6. Rhiannon-Skye A Boden April 4, 2017 / 8:01 am

    I’m certainly going to give this a go, finding a cool toned contour colour that works with my ghost complexion is almost impossible for me!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 9:37 am

      Ahh the lightest of the brown here would work for you!! I actually have pretty pale skin so I know the struggle I have to bronze up a bit too but its worth it!

  7. Lisa prince April 4, 2017 / 9:23 am

    i know this is something me and my daughter would lvoe and enjoy keeping in our makeup collection x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Yeah its awesome and it’ll last a long while too!

  8. Rhian Westbury April 4, 2017 / 9:32 am

    I’ve used a few morphe products but I’ve never been one for contouring x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 9:38 am

      I was never one for contouring but to add more definition to my cheekbones I like to give it a go!

  9. The London Mum April 4, 2017 / 9:34 am

    I love the colour selection- great for contouring, eyeshadow and highlighting!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Its a fabulous all in one palette!

  10. Melanie April 4, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Ooo loving this, such good quality and would deffo work for me too. Such a find! 🙂 x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Its amazing I only really give proper rave reviews to really worth it makeup and this is up there!!!

  11. hannah April 4, 2017 / 10:38 am

    This looks like a good palette. I prefer powders to creams

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      We are so alike haha!

  12. Anna nuttall April 4, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Beautiful contour. I love the colour on this palette. I must try this out. xx

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Its great how much is varies right!?

  13. Emmie, Unsigned April 4, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Even though I don’t contour – or do makeup in general – this palette has some lovely colours!! I would probably buy it and use it for bronzer, highlighter and eyeshadow LOL

    Emmie xo

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Haha its so versatile that you could!! I love it!

  14. Jessica | growchangeaccept April 4, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Yaaaas yaaaas yaaaaas this is the exact pallet that I have and I am converted forver. I too used to use bronzer to contour but I was so wrong! Absolutely love it, I’ve not hit pan with 4 of the main ones I use. Need to get myself a new one soon!

    Jessica | growchangeaccept.co.uk

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      AMAZING!!! We just need to be sisters haha! Its a great palette isn’t it I’ve fallen deeply in love its just so easy to use!

  15. Stephanie Merry April 4, 2017 / 11:28 am

    I’ve not tried anything from Morphe before but this looks beautiful! x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 8:23 pm

      Oh Stephanie you should!! their products are amazing I swear by their eyeshadow palettes!

  16. Yaya April 4, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    This is brilliant! I use bronzer most of the time as well and sometimes end up looking like a clown. This is a gorgeous palette. x

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Hahaha happens to the best of us!!

  17. Ladies Pass It On April 4, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I haven’t tried contouring yet but this makes it look quite easy actually! i think I could get on with this!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Its so easy so so easy!! With this palette you can’t go wrong!

  18. Nikki April 4, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    what a gorgeous palette! Thank you for a great review!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks Nikki!! xox

  19. Megan April 4, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I love the morphe eyeshadow palettes, so this contour palette must be good! So many contour palettes don’t suit my skin tone cause I’m so pale, but this one seems to have a lot of shades. Awesome review!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Oh tis one is perfect I have super pale skin too tbh but this suits it really well and you can bronze over it too!

  20. Hayley Warren April 4, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    This sounds great and looks like it could be light enough for me!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 4, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      I always wear the lightest coloured foundations because my face is so pale and this suits it really well I think its a win!!

  21. shannon ritchie April 4, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    This is a gorgeous palette and so affordable! I have pale skin so these shades would be perfect for me!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 5, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      They sure would!! Its definitely a palette I recommend its been so good to me and its so easy to use and the shades are very blendable!

  22. Tanya Brannan April 5, 2017 / 10:46 am

    This looks like a great palette! I have only ever tried one colour contour and highlighter before so I love the idea of playing around with the different shades to find my best match

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 5, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Oh yes its so great I love how much you get from this palette!

  23. Dannii April 5, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    That looks like the ideal palette for me. I tend to stick to brown and beige, so that is perfect.

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 5, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Awesome!!

  24. MELANIE EDJOURIAN April 5, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    The palette looks great with a nice range of shades. I still haven’t figured out how to use these yet.

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 5, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Hahaha believe me with this palette its so easy there is o hard work involved!

  25. Lottie April 5, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    This palette looks great! I need to treat myself to a contour kit. I’ve not tried this brand.

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 5, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Morphe are great they come highly recommended from me!

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 5, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Isn’t it!? Its so nice to look at!

  26. Tanya April 5, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I actually oooo-ed out loud when I opened your blog. This looks really good and I’m with you on loving that it has everything in one palette what with the highlighter included, might have to treat myself to this

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 6, 2017 / 10:43 am

      You absolutely need to it will be a purchase you’ll never regret I look forward to getting mine out every morning!

  27. fashionmommy April 5, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    I love the shades in this palette, I tend to use a single blush or bronzer but these look so nice.

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 6, 2017 / 10:44 am

      Oh nice yeah these shades are brilliant!

  28. emma white April 7, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    oh nnow this looks much better than the one I currently have so may just have to give this one a try instead

    • francescaferrarinelson@yahoo.co.uk April 7, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      You so should, its worth the money and more!

  29. Nazma Iqbal April 25, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Morphee is sucha an amazing brannd for me . I love all there prducts

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