Morphe Fluidity Foundation (review)

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This post is a collaboration with Kate from Kate’s Beauty Home. I’m going to review the Morphe Fluidity foundation while she’s going to review the Morphe Fluidity concealer. We heard and watched so many mixed reviews of the new Morphe complexion range that we had to give it a try ourselves!

Price point, packaging, quantity and shade range

Price: €20 on the European Morphe website. $18 on the US Morphe website. £16 on the UK Morphe website.

Packaging: very basic, drugstore-like, cheap packaging. Very similar to L’Oréal Infallible.

morphe foundation fluidity

Quantity: the standard 30ml. Price per litre: €666. This must be a sign (use code LUCIFER for a 10% discount code!) (j/k). This places the Morphe Fluidity foundation in a price range that’s higher than the usual drugstore products, but obviously less expensive than luxury items. Here’s a recap of some of the foundations I’ve reviewed:

Shade range: the foundation is available in 60 shades.

The official website has a foundation finder to help you match your foundation. I picked up the shade F1.50, which is a light neutral. I’ll talk about why it’s not my shade for long later.

Unlike most of their products (which are made in China), the Morphe Fluidity Foundation is made in the USA.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water/Aqua/Eau, Isododecane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Mica (CI 77019), Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Silica Silylate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, 1,2-Hexane Diol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Tocopherol, Triethoxycaprylsilane, Magnesium Sulfate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

This means there’s actually more silicone than water. Check out this analysis if you want a scientific breakdown of the components.

By the way, Jen from Jen Luvs Reviews did a thorough analysis of the ingredients in this video:

Claims

  • 24-hour long wear
  • Sweatproof, transfer resistant, water resistant
  • Free of oils, fragance and parabens
  • Great for all skin types
  • Full coverage

My thoughts on the Morphe Fluidity foundation

Application

The first thing you’ll notice when applying the foundation is that it smells like paint for children. That fades quickly, though.

Application is fine, whether you use it with a beauty sponge or a brush. It is full coverage, so you might want to go for a brush/sponge combo to make the most of it.

If you have dry skin, I highly recommend that you moisturise and prime your skin before application. This applies to all full coverage foundations, to be fair.

Coverage

As you can see in the picture below, it is full coverage and conceals most of my redness.

The coverage is slightly more intense when applied with a brush rather than a sponge. Again, this applies to all foundations.

I don’t think you need to build it up because two layers will look extremely cakey.

morphe foundation fluidity

Staying power

The first issue I have with this foundation is how much it oxidizes. If you’re going to buy it, this is something to need to bear in mind: it’ll turn much darker, so choose your shade carefully.

morphe foundation fluidity
left: 30 minutes after application, right: just applied

Secondly, I don’t think it can last 24 hours without any form of alteration. It’s already clear 2-4 hours after application that you are not going to look your best when you get home from work. Like most full coverage foundations, it settles into fine lines, smile lines, wrinkles and dry patches I didn’t know I had.

After the 6-8 hour mark, my oils start to kick in and mix in with the dryness of the foundation in the most unflattering way.

I definitely don’t think the Morphe Fluidity Foundation is suitable for all skin types and I would advise dry and mature skins to steer clear of it. And by mature I mean 25 and over.

I will confirm, however, that it is transfer resistant.

Finally, as I mentioned in my Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Concealer review, I don’t work out so I can’t comment on it being sweatproof.

I’d also like to point out that it’s not easy to remove with just a makeup wipe. It kind of sticks to your skin in the most disturbing way.

Would I recommend the Morphe fluidity foundation?

Not really. If you are looking for an affordable full coverage foundation, I’d advise you to look into Makeup Revolution’s Conceal and Define Foundation. It’s half the price and does the same job.

Don’t forget to check out Kate’s review of the Morphe Fluidity Concealer!

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5 Comments

  1. January 25, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    I feel exactly the same, I had lines I never knew I had. The concealer is just as bad!! It has been a big disappointment and I can see why it has caused so much controversy. Great review lovely. You have been so thorough with the foundation and explained everything anyone would need to know. It’s been a fun read.
    Kate x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

    • Kate
      Author
      January 26, 2019 / 1:20 am

      Thanks for this collab!

      • January 26, 2019 / 3:12 am

        Anytime loves you know I love and support you and appreciate yours so anytime x x

  2. January 25, 2019 / 11:47 am

    Oh christ, I haven’t seen a foundation oxidise that badly in quite some time – it looks like it reaches a point where it’s basically unwearable (unless you love that Trump-esque orange hue). I don’t think I shall be investing in this foundation, ever. I don’t tend to shop Morphe as a brand anyway, but there’s definitely cheaper foundations that work better. Am still a slave to Wet N Wild’s Photofocus offering

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • Kate
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 12:17 pm

      Oh I have that photofocus concealer! Is the foundation really that good?

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