Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter

Spark

Morphe Spark High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, peachy gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a smooth, blendable texture that was firmer in the pan compared to other shades in the formula but was still soft enough that it was blendable in practice. It yielded a soft sheen on my skin that was less overtly shimmery compared to the other shades in the formula as well, so for those who like less shimmer and more shine, this might be a better option. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

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).

Spark

PPermanent. $14.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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94%

Average

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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Believe it or not, I am digging this more subtle glow and shine as opposed to more glittery or metallic highlighters lately! Having never given Morphe any of my $’s or attention up till this point, they’ve got me noticing them now. Spark is perfect!

This is my perfect shade and level of highlight. I seriously love this one and feel like I will pick it up before I head to Europe. The Ulta in Couer D’Alene, Idaho which is about 100 miles away, just started carrying Morphe in store so I am excited.

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