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Morphe Extra High Impact Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches


Morphe Extra High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft gold with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture was smooth, firmer (so not powderiness), but I didn’t have any trouble picking up product with a brush and applying and blending it out on my skin. The more I buffed it into my skin, the stronger the sheen became, which I did find emphasized my skin’s natural texture a bit (at heavier coverage). The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me beffore fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.28 oz. - $50.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "creamy" finish that is "weightless" that have an "explosive, prismatic effect." A few shades (like Extra, Spark, and Stardust) had a softer sheen--more shine than shimmer--that I think might appeal to some, while other shades are intensely metallic and much more shimmery on the skin (like Mirage and Boom). The texture of the ones that weren't quite as shimmery felt smooth, firmer and denser, but not stiff to work with, and I didn't have any trouble applying or blending them out. The more shimmery shades felt creamier and denser but less firmly pressed in the pan, so it was even easier to pickup product with a typical, tapered highlighter brush. They wore well for eight to nine hours on me before fading. One thing to note, I don't think the term "prismatic" is a good descriptor of these, a only one shade had true shift (Stardust was a duochrome), and I'm wondering if the brand understood the term before using it (as it's not a case where I can see an attempt at a duochrome--the range includes very standard highlighting shades).

Browse all of our Morphe High Impact Highlighter swatches.


Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Polypropylene, Nylon-12, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. +/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).


Morphe Extra High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Extra High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Extra High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Extra High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Extra High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Extra High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Extra High Impact Highlighter

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
On eyes:
  • MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
  • MAC Nylon Eyeshadow
  • MAC Motif Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter
  • Marc Jacobs Grape(vine) Highliner
On lips:
  • MAC Cream Pie Lipglass

Product Availability

Morphe Extra $14.00/0.28 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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The first thing I thought of when I looked at this was, “Wow, this could be a dupe for the Anastasia Amrezy!” Lo and behold, it is a dupe! It does emphasize texture juuuust a bit but it’s not terrible either. Still looks very beautiful on you! I have a friend who was bummed to have missed out on Amrezy so I’ll be recommending this to her.

If I didn’t already have ABH Amrezy, I would likely buy this! The radiance and glow coming off from this is utterly splendid and beachy feeling.

Wow, I’m really loving the sheen of this! Not glittery at all, but also not a subtle highlight! I’ll have to check out this formula!

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