October is in full swing, and my brushes from the Morphe Me monthly brush subscription have arrived! This month’s package is appropriately Pumpkin Spice themed, and features 4 brushes: 3 eye brushes, and 1 double-ended face brush.

 

Morphe Me October

Morphe Me October 2018 Brushes:

  • E25 – Pointed Foundation/Concealer Blender
  • E30 – Blending Fluff 
  • E37 – Small Detail
  • E35 – Detail Smudger

E25 Pointed Foundation/Concealer Blender: (synthetic bristles)

I was so excited to see this brush, as it’s double ended and has tapered tips on both sides. It reminds me of the Stila #33 One Step Complexion brush – but is, of course, a fraction of the price. One side has a larger end with a pointed tip that is ideal for liquid products, such as foundation, concealer, and contour.

Personally, I find it a bit too small and tapered for applying foundation. However, I love using a brush like this to apply and blend concealer under the eyes. It’s also great to use with cream contour products to sculpt your cheekbones, as you can apply it very precisely.

The smaller end is ideal for concealing those hard to reach places. It’s great for applying concealer around the nose, on any blemishes, or under the eyes. Especially towards the inner corner of the eye, as we often neglect that area due to it being hard to reach!)

I accidentally left my brush in my bag, and it got a little temporarily bent! Oops! 

Left to right: E25, E30, E37, E35

E30 Blending Buff: (synthetic bristles) 

This is a fluffy blending brush with a flatter, wide shape. Think of the Mac 217 or Morphe M433’s bigger, fluffier, huskier cousin. The bristles are super soft, yet it’s firm and slightly domed allowing you to easily diffuse and blend colour. This is a fantastic brush for softening or blending colours in the crease of the eye.

The shape might initially seem similar to many other eye blending brushes – but upon further investigation, it’s definitely the only one of its kind in my collection!

Here’s a comparison of the E30 and M433:

Left to right: E30, M433

E37 Small Detail: (Synthetic Bristles) 

This teeny tiny brush is similar in shape to a lip brush. Small, precise brushes like this are great tools for any makeup artist or enthusiast, as they give you so much more control when applying eyeshadow to certain parts of the eye. I love using this brush to apply a light, highlight shade to the inner corner of my eye. It’s also great for applying colour to the lower lash line. Morphe suggests also using this brush as a lip brush!
I have quite a few brushes now that can be used for this purpose, so I didn’t really need another. However, if you don’t have any small precision brushes, this could be a great one for your collection.

E35 Detail Smudger: (synthetic bristles)

This is definitely one of my favourite brushes from this month’s package. It’s a tiny brush with a pointed, slightly tapered tip. This is a fantastic brush for smudging or applying colour (whether it’s powder shadow, creme, gel, etc.) along the lash line, in the crease, and more. It’s been my go-to brush for smudging a dark brown shadow along my lash line, for a soft diffused “faux eyeliner” look. It’s also great for smudging colour along the lower lash line.

Do I recommend this month’s package?

Morphe now has the option to swap out certain brushes if there are some you aren’t interested in! You do this before your package ships – I might have swapped out the E37 brush for something else as I have a couple similar brushes, September passed by so quickly I completely forgot to check what brushes were launching for October.

Overall, I’m really happy with this month’s Morphe Me Brush subscription, even though I definitely don’t need any more makeup brushes. If you’re looking to grow your brush collection, I truly do love the Morphe Me subscription and think it’s a great value.

If you’re curious about the subscription or want to sign up, you can get a free brush (or points to redeem for other product) when you join here: Morphe Me Monthly Brush Subscription

 

*This post is not sponsored in any way. I do not receive any commission from these posts. I may, however, receive an extra brush just as you do if you choose to sign up through my link!* 

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This limited edition brush set was one of the most anticipated Tarte launches of 2017- each year, they release a gorgeous limited edition set of brushes with special packaging.

For 2017, they launched their most unique and (I think) beautiful set yet.

These ultra luxurious brushes were inspired by fairytales, unicorns and magic, or more specifically “unicorn kisses and fantasy dreams,” according to Sephora. These brushes are also cruelty free and vegan friendly!

 

It retails for $51 Canadian, which for 5 gorgeous cruelty-free brushes is very reasonable!

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It features:

  • Magenta contour brush – this brush is dense with shorter, flat bristles that make it ideal for contouring, applying powder to bake, or even to highlight. I love using brushes like this to contour, because the long flat shape allows for an easy and effortless contour application.
  • Pink powder brush – This tapered powder brush is fluffy and ideal for setting powder or blush. I love using brushes like this with loose powder to set my under eye concealer – though this one is a bit large for that depending on your face/eye shape. It works really well to sweep colour on the cheeks, or to set liquid/cream foundation with powder!
  • Green blending eyeshadow brush – this fluffy eye brush has long bristles, yet tapers slightly to make it great for blending in the crease! It’s thinner than most of the crease brushes I have, and for that reason is a perfect addition to my collection!
  • Blue shading eyeshadow brush – this thin, flat brush is ideal for packing on shadow to the lid. Shimmer, matte, satin, even cream shadows apply with ease. A brush like this is a must-have for any collection!
  • Purple liquid foundation brush – this brush is very uniquely shaped, it’s neither flat nor rounded like most, but rather a fluffy/dense hybrid. I’m not the hugest fan of using only brushes to apply liquid or cream foundation (nothing blends quite like a sponge for me!) but if you like applying foundation with a brush, you will likely love this one!

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The packaging speaks for itself. Sleek and gold unicorn-esque, with pastel bristles? How could I possibly resist? The brushes do feel lighter and slightly less significant than I expected – they look so luxurious I expected them to have more weight to them. But really that’s my only complaint!

I most definitely could not miss out on this brush set! It’s one I will undoubtedly keep on display for years to come! I cannot recommend this brush set enough!

 

Here’s a roundup of my current favourite makeup brushes, and the brushes I used the most throughout 2015!

 

Brushes mentioned:

  • Cover FX Liquid Foundation Brush
  • Lise Watier Perfecting Foundation Brush
  • Mac #130 Brush
  • The Buffer Airbrush Finish Foundation Brush
  • Cargo Magic Brush
  • Real Techniques #300 Brush
  • Real Techniques Blush Brush
  • Mac #135 Brush
  • Mac #161 Brush
  • Lise Watier Multi Function Powder Fan Brush
  • Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush
  • Mac #217
  • Morphe M507 Pointed Mini Blender
  • Stila #36 Brush

To see a tutorial on this makeup look and what’s on my face, click here!