Hello, beauties!! I get asked why I don’t talk about or feature any Morphe products on my blog, so I figured I’d take a minute to address that. This is a long post, so get a snack and get comfortable.
DISCLAIMER: This post isn’t to start a whole bunch of chaos in the comments or anywhere else. This post contains MY views on things I’ve seen and heard about online. In no means is this post written with the intention of starting a whole bunch of mess or anything like that. If you love Morphe and have had fantastic experiences with them, that’s great. These are just my personal thoughts on things I’ve seen on the internet.
Now that we’ve gotten the obligatory disclaimer out of the way, let’s get into it.
Morphe is a brand that is basically housed on YouTube. Just about every Influencer talks about at least one Morphe product in their videos, sometimes followed by the infamous affiliate code. Am I crazy for having doubts about the quality of a brand that is solely promoted by YouTubers? I have literally only met one person in real life that uses and enjoys Morphe products. ONE. But hey, I don’t know the entire planet, so whatever.
The whole thing that got this post brewing in my spirit isn’t the affiliate codes. It’s annoying to hear them pushed 3029847503738038057034894 times in a video, but I don’t knock their hustle. Get your money how you can, boo. This post came to life due to the recent controversy with a certain Influencer and an item they’ve created with Morphe, and how the pair have handled said item.
Okay so, you guys know what palette I’m talking about. If not, it’s the Jaclyn Hill palette. That palette has been drenched in controversy since it was announced. JH was accused of misleading her fans on the colors that were coming out. Then, people were pissed when she showed the colors and they were EXACTLY the ones she denied as being the official colors. Then, JH got into more mess when she and Morphe implied that the palette is limited edition, which made people freak out and buy it to such an extreme that it’s been restocked, like, five times. In the interim, people were furious that they had to wait for almost a month in some cases to get their palettes. Then, Morphe’s customer service was a whole other ball of mess that pissed people off.
That brings us current. If you haven’t heard already, Morphe is now available at Ulta online and in select stores. Of course, they’re going to have the JH palette, but here’s the thing. First of all, they changed the packaging. The original palette has white packaging that is super difficult to clean, as most white eyeshadow palettes are, and the shade names aren’t on the packaging. The new version of the packaging is still white, but it’s glossy so it’s easier to clean. Also, the shade names have been put on the back of the palette. People that bought the original took to the Internet and gave JH THE BLUES in her comments once this was revealed. She said that it was done based on the complaints they received during the first launch and a million restocks of the palette. Okay, whatever.
The other issue people are having with the JH palette being sold at Ulta now is that Morphe and JH gave the impression that the palette was limited edition. They never directly said that it was limited edition, but they DEFINITELY didn’t say that it was premanent either. Well, since Ulta spilled the beans and said it was permanent, Morphe had to cover their tracks and do an IG post making it seem like the decision was just made to make it permanent.
On top of all that mess, it appears that JH has a meetup in the coming weeks, and the only way you’ll get to actually meet her is if you buy her palette. Now, if you’ve already done so, how fair is that to the fans that made you as she likes to say? That sh*t is WILD shady to me, and it just makes me not want to deal with Morphe as a whole.
I said all that to say that things like this are why I just can’t rock with Morphe. Between their incessant promotional tactics (side note: I heard that since you can get Morphe at Ulta now, the affiliate codes will be phased out. Don’t quote me on that though because I haven’t verified that yet) and their shady misleading ways with this JH palette, I just can’t comfortably give them my coins.
I hope that answered your questions about why I personally don’t shop with Morphe. Now that they’re at Ulta, a store I trust and can easily return to without the shade, I MIGHT consider purchasing something from them. Then again, buying from Ulta still supports Morphe as a brand, and I just can’t do it.
Alright, beauties, that’s it. Let me reiterate again that this post wasn’t created to start a whole bunch of mess. If you’re into JH and Morphe, I’m not trying to change your mind. I’m just sharing with you why I don’t. As always, please feel free to leave your comments below.
Until next time!! xoxo