Beauty, Fake Makeup, Makeup

Morphe Palettes – Real Vs Fake 

I feel like I haven’t written a blog post in ages. This post was supposed to be up a few days ago, but I got busy and didn’t have time. I was feeling rather inspired to write today and I’m quite excited to share another comparison post with you guys. As read from the title, this is a comparison post on real vs fake Morphe palettes. Let’s get straight into it!

Packaging:When glancing fast, the front of the palettes might look identical. Upon a closer look though, you will notice the ‘M’ on the original is more red and not orangey, as the ‘M’ on the fake. It is also wider and thinner than the fake ‘M’. The ‘orphe’ is also thinner, more greyish in color and spaced out a bit more on the original. The fake ‘orphe’ wording leans more white than grey. (Please excuse scratches on the boxes. It happened when I stored them and is not as apparent than they are on the pictures)

The original box is more of a pitch black color and feels sturdy, while the fake is more grey-black and feels thin and cheap

The ingredients listed are different, and the original has a little red rectangle printed on the box in the right corner.

The barcodes are different and the original’s print is very black while the fake seems faded.

The original box is wider
Inside:Once opened, each palette comes in bubble wrap. The original however has 2 layers (hence the bigger box) while the fake only has one layer of bubble wrap.

Palette: The palettes look pretty different to me. The original is pitch black and as with the box the ‘M’ is a brighter red and thinner than that of the the fake. The original ‘orphe’ wording is yet again more of a grey color, thin and spaced out. The fake ‘orphe’ is much closer together, is wider and more white in color.

The fake I bought has a slight dent, but perhaps not all fakes has this.

The original palette has a firm clasp that closes pretty secure, while the fake doesn’t close as securely.

Again, the original is pitch black while the fake is more grey-black in color.

The original sticker is pure silver, while the fake is a reflective silver. The wording is also much bolder than that of the fake sticker.

As you can see, some shades are completely different in the palettes. Also, the original shades look darker and richer. 
As seen from swatches, the original shades are much creamier and more pigmented 

The fake mattes feel hard. I had to press and swirl really hard to get sufficient pigment on my finger to swatch. 

The original shimmers are extremely soft while the fake shimmer shades feel more stiff and aren’t shimmery at all. 

Now that I’m done with comparing, I just want to mention the dangers of fake makeup. Yes, I know some people don’t get any reaction to fake products, but you don’t really have a guarantee that you’ll be amongst those people. If you cannot afford mid range – high end makeup it is completely and 100% fine. I know it’s difficult, especially when you see beautiful products being released on the daily. I know, trust me. I feel sad sometimes when I see the new product releases and wish to have them, but often the price is just way out of my budget, so I drool a bit and move on. Don’t settle for the knock-offs you guys. It’s okay to buy a fake Gucci phone cover, or fake Louboutin shoes, but fake skincare and beauty products is a BIGNO-NO. There are all types of dangerous chemicals in these products, including acid, lead, rat droppings and countless other gross things. Just think, if you’re wearing a fake lip product and drinking/eating, you are digesting bits of said harsh chemicals which can be seriously damaging to your health. It might not be damaging today, or even tomorrow, but over time all those gross things you’ve ingested is dangerous. It is not worth it. If you cannot afford the real thing, buy drugstore products. There is nothing wrong with not owning just Kylie lip kits etc etc… owning a bunch of Essence lipsticks is completely fine too. It honestly won’t make people think less of you. Do not buy fake products to impress people. I’ve seen people do this and I just want to say – it’s not worth it. If you like certain high end product(s) but cannot afford it, comment which product(s) it is and I will help you find a drugstore alternative *opens my arms for a big hug*

Difference In Price: 

Original Morphe palettes go for anything from R500 – R750 each. Fake Morphe palettes go for R350 – R400 but often these resellers charge way more, making people think the product is original because of the price. Be careful who you purchase from. I will make a list of authentic sellers soon, and upload it via a blog post.

Where You Can Purchase Original Morphe Palettes: 

My original palette is from Bare Beauty. It is currently out of stock, but they have more variants available. They also sell other brands including Huda Beauty, Kylie, Farsali and more. They even sell on Takealot, which is quite cool. Just be sure to check the sellers names if you purchase from Takealot. If it is Bare Beauty then the products are original. There are a few other sellers on Takealot selling fake products. But I can vouch for Bare Beauty selling only 100% authentic products. If you guys have any questions please feel free to comment, or you can pop me an email on the ‘contact’ page here.

What would you guys like me to compare next? If you haven’t, you can check out my comparison on Real Vs Fake Kylie Koko Kollection here. I hope you guys found this post helpful and informative. Don’t forget to share it with other makeup lovers to help spread awareness about fake makeup.


20 thoughts on “Morphe Palettes – Real Vs Fake ”

  1. I went to check my palette after seeing this. On my palette, the “Morphe” is written in all white letters and the M is the same size as the rest of the letters. Does that mean that it isn’t authentic?

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    1. The newer Morphe palettes has a different font and it’s all white/grey. They changed the packaging recently. When did you purchase the palette?


      1. Could you perhaps DM me a photo on Instagram? I will check it out and let you know if it is the same as my newer Morphe palette. Instagram: @stardustandlipstick


  2. love your post – I was wondering if there really was a difference between fakes and originals and I am convinced now that the real ones are worth the money for the pigment they give.

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  3. This is so informative to people that don’t know! Such a good idea for a post and they’re such small differences you wouldn’t even realise if they weren’t pointed out! Great post! I hope to see you round at my blog too x

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  4. I’m so glad I came across this blog post. A very good read indeed. People should definitely opt for drugstore alternatives rather buying fakes just to say they have the product in their collection. Will definitely be looking out for your next blog post

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. I agree, drugstore products are not all bad. They are some drugstore products that I feel are even better than high end ones. It’s just a matter of trying them and seeing how they work for your skin etc.


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