Happy June, everyone! Summer is here in full force, and my Morphe Me monthly brush subscription arrived just in time.

This month’s Morphe Me brush package includes 3 gold brushes inspired by achieving the “perfect blend.”

June 2018 Brushes:

  • Y7 – Round Buffer: (synthetic bristles) this is a dense, rounded kabuki brush. It’s perfect for buffing liquid or powder products into the skin, such as foundation and powder. This is the brush I was most excited for this month. This specific style of brush I find to be unique in how dense and rounded it is. It’s extremely soft, and blends foundation into the skin really easily. I prefer a brush like this as opposed to a flat-topped brush because it gives a more natural finish.

How I like to use it:

  • I personally love to use this brush for powder foundation, like the Nude by Nature Radiant Loose Powder foundation (my current favourite!)

  • Y1 – Precision Pointed Powder: (synthetic bristles) this is a fluffy, medium-sized brush with a tapered tip. Brushes like this can be used in a variety of ways, such as setting your foundation with powder, applying blush or bronzer, and more. There have been a couple brushes included in previous Morphe Me packages that are similar in style (such as the Morphe R3 from the March 2018 Morphe Me package) or the Morphe E3. The Y1, however, is smaller and more tapered than both the R3 and E3.

How I like to use it:

  • My personal favourite way to use a brush like this is to set my foundation and concealer with powder. This brush is perfect for dipping into a loose setting powder and gently pressing against the skin to set any liquid or cream products.

Here’s a comparison of the Y1 and the R3:

  • Y12 – Pro Flat Contour: (synthetic bristles) this is a small, flat, dense brush. It’s ideal for contouring, such as contouring the cheeks and nose as it’s small and precise. This brush is very similar to the G42 which came in a previous Morphe Me package – however, it is a bit thicker and larger than the G42. I think a brush like this is a must-have for any contour lovers, as it precisely sculpts your features better than any other brushes, but also allows you to blend your contour out as well.

How I like to use it:

  • I personally love to use this brush to contour my nose, as the size fits perfectly. It applies and blends your contour powders and products easily and quickly!

If you’re interested in joining the Morphe Me monthly brush subscription (you receive 3-7 brushes every month for only $19.99!) you can sign up here and receive a bonus brush!

I’m so excited to be sharing the first Morphe Me package of 2018! I’ve been subscribed to this monthly brush package for over a year now, and while I definitely don’t need any more brushes, I just can’t bring myself to cancel the subscription. It’s such a great value, and I’m a serious brush-junkie.

To ring in the new year, this month’s brush package includes 3 different face brushes from the gorgeous Gunmetal collection. These brushes also feature Morphe’s sleek new logo font.

  • G39 Deluxe Foundation: synthetic bristles. This smaller, slightly dense brush offers a unique shape that is neither dense nor fluffy, but a great middle ground.  ideal for blending out foundation and concealer. It’s not round or puffy, but thicker and fluffier than your standard flat paddle-style foundation brush. Flat paddle brushes tend to just wipe foundation on the skin, leaving a streaky finish. The G39 is a much better alternative, as it diffuses liquid products really well, especially if you’re seeking a soft and natural finish! This is my favourite brush from this month’s package.

 

  • G5 Pointed Powdersynthetic bristles. This fluffy brush has a rounded, tapered end. The fluffiness makes this ideal for powder, but the size and tapered edge mean it can be used all over the face! It’s great for setting concealer under the eyes, setting foundation, or applying blush to the cheeks. I personally love a brush like this to blend away the excess powder used when baking your contour. They’ve launched a few brushes that are similar in shape, however I have none in my collection with this exact size, fluffiness, or tapered top. It initially looks similar to the E3 and the Real Techniques brush, however these 2 are larger, less dense, and not as tapered.

 

  • G42 1” Flat Contour: this thin brush has a flat top, and is a perfect shape for contouring to sculpt out your features – especially the nose area. Personally, I find a shape like this to be a tad too small and precise for contouring my cheeks, but it works perfectly for the nose. This is the big brother to the G41 (which came in the May 2017 Brush package!) The G41 is tiny compared to this one; the G42 is large, a bit thicker, and has slightly longer bristles. I use a brush like this to contour my nose every day – and this might just become my new favourite!


All of the brushes are extremely soft, and the Gun Metal collection feels very sleek and luxurious. To check out the previous Gun Metal brushes included in the Morphe Me subscription, you can read my review here! 

Another new feature Morphe has added is the ability to skip certain brushes from each month and swap them for a different one! You can read more about that here. 

If you’re thinking about joining the subscription, you get a free brush if you join through my link here! 

Related: 

Morphe Me Subscription – October Brush Review

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Morphe Me Brush Subscription – August 2017 Review

Amidst the whirlwind business of April, I completely forgot to post a review of last month’s brushes.

While May’s brushes arrived rather late this month, I didn’t want to miss another month’s review! Even though the deadline to get this month’s brushes usually falls on the 23rd of each month, you can subscribe any time and use the points you earn to get previous months brushes!

This month’s package includes 5 brushes from the gorgeous Gunmetal collection: 4 face brushes and 1 eye brush.

Here’s a breakdown of each brush:

  • G1 Small Buffer: (synthetic bristles) this small, dense brush has a slightly rounded tip with shorter bristles that make it ideal for buffing all sorts of products. It’s firm and dense enough that it works great with creams and liquids, yet soft enough that you could also use it with powder. I LOVE using this brush to buff out concealer or cream contour.
  • G40 Pro Detail Powder: (synthetic bristles) this brush is a tad more unique, and definitely one I needed in my brush collection. This brush has longer bristles that aren’t as densely packed, making it ideal for applying and blending powder products. It’s incredible for setting under eye concealer with powder, or for setting specific areas or hard to reach parts of the face – such as around the nose.
  • G41 Pro Mini Contour: (synthetic bristles) this is perhaps my favorite brush from this months collection. It’s wide and flat, but much smaller than most brushes with a similar shape. It’s dense enough that it can pick up and blend powder or cream products, yet it’s also amazing for applying loose powder to “bake” with. This has been my go-to brush for contouring my nose lately! It’s small and thin enough that it creates a perfectly straight line to slim the nose.

  • G38 Mini Round Contour: (synthetic bristles) a brush like this is – in my opinion – a must have for contour fanatics. It’s smaller, rounded and dense allowing tons of precision to sculpt the features. It’s not tiny, but smaller than an average buffing brush to allow you to be really precise with where you want to apply your contour.  It’s also a great brush to contour the nose quickly due to its size.
  • G19 Round Liner Contour: (synthetic bristles) this is a small liner/eye brush with a rounded tip, that is ideal for adding colour to the crease of the eye, or diffusing shadow beneath the lower lashline. You could use this for powder, cream, gel, etc! Morphe suggests using this for contouring the face too, which works well for creating precise contour lines with cream products. However, I personally didn’t like it for powder contour, as I found it too small to properly blend or diffuse. I love using it to apply a light shimmery shade to the inner corners of my eye for a highlight though!

I love the quality and durability of the Gunmetal brushes, they feel so luxurious!

As always, if you’re interested in joining the subscription you get a free brush if you join here!

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I’ve been subscribed to the Morphe Me brush package for nearly a year now, and while I now have more brushes than I’ll ever need, I just can’t bring myself to cancel my subscription. Receiving my brushes is my favourite part of the month, and it’s such a darn good value.

February’s package was of course Valentine’s themed, and featured 3 brushes from the Gunmetal collection. These brushes are sleek, luxurious, and absolutely gorgeous. I also think this month featured some unique brushes, which I have nothing like in my collection.

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The brushes included (from left to right)

G34 Mini Round Buffer: (synthetic bristles) this rounded, dense brush is perfect for blending out under eye concealer. Its rounded tip allows you to get right into the inner corners of the eye to diffuse and blend concealer. You could also use this for cream contouring, as it’s a perfect shape to sculpt out the cheekbones! It’s so soft, and has quickly become my go-to brush for under eye concealer. It really is the perfect shape.

 G33 Angle Buffer: (synthetic bristles) this is definitely one of the most uniquely-shaped brushes I have seen. it’s angled and pointed, and shaped kind of like a scalene triangle (bringing back any traumatic memories from math class, anyone?) This could be used for cream, liquid, or powder. I think it’s great for getting into those hard to reach areas, such as the creases by the nose and underneath the lash line! I tried using it with under eye concealer to create that sharp line to clean up liner, and it was awesome for that! It’s also fantastic for creating a sharp contour.

G36 Round Powder: (synthetic bristles) this mid-sized buffing brush is densely packed, and is definitely a multi-function brush. It can be used with liquid or powder products, such as liquid foundation, cream makeup, pressed or loose powder, and more. It’s slightly rounded tip makes it really great for blending cream products into the skin. I personally have been loving this to blend cream contour, because it’s size and shape do it so effortlessly and really create a clean blend. You can use the G34 to draw on your contour, and blend it out with the G36!

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(Left to right: G36, G33, G34) 

Once again, I’m so happy with the brushes. I think the G33 and G34 are really unique brushes that are awesome to add to your collection if you’re a junkie like I am!

Don’t forget, if you’re thinking of joining the Morphe Me subscription, you get a free brush when you join through my link!

January 2017 brushes

 

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For the 14th Day of Blogmas, I knew I had to include a review of this month’s Morphe Me brushes! December’s packageDecember’s package was a celebration of their 1 year anniversary, and included 6 brushes, making it arguably the best valued brush package they’ve done so far.

This was originally supposed to be a video review, however after a few days of technical difficulties, I opted for a written review instead – hopefully a written review is better than no review at all!

The M502 Round Blender: (Sable bristles) this is a super soft, medium fluffy brush with somewhat long bristles and a rounded tip. I originally thought this was a repeat brush, and that it was identical to the M533 which arrived in a previous months package. Upon closer inspection, I realized it is actually quite different to the M533, and also different to all the other crease brushes I have! It’s shorter and not as wide as the M533, and the rounded tip makes it (in my opinion) just about the perfect brush for any shading in the crease. It’s one of those brushes that fluff up after a few uses, so once it fluffs up a bit it also works beautifully to apply transition shades to your crease area.

M560 Detail Liner: (Synthetic bristles) this is a firm, pointed brush with long, densely packed bristles. Despite the name “liner” I don’t personally recommend this for applying gel or liquid liner – it’s a bit too thick for that. It is however perfect for adding definition to the corners of the eye, such as as a cut crease type look. This is honestly the perfect brush for building up colours for a cut crease!

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M512 Round Contour: (Goat hair bristles) this is a rounded brush with firm, densely packed bristles. I think of it as the MAC 109’s chubbier, shorter cousin. I was extremely excited to receive this brush, as I have nothing else like it in my collection (which after being subscribed to Morphe Me for over 7 months, is growing rather large). As with all the Morphe brushes, it’s incredibly soft. This is one of those brushes that can be used in an endless amount of ways. Morphe suggests using it set the under eyes with powder, but I think you could also use it contour any part of the face (it works wonders for the cheeks & nose) or body, since contouring awkward places is all the rage now apparently. If you like a strong highlight, you could also use this to apply highlighter!

M562 Tiny Crease Blender: (Synthetic bristles) this is an adorably small V-shaped brush with long bristles. I have absolutely nothing like it in my collection, so I’m ecstatic to welcome it to my brush family. This is a great brush to use for softly applying any sort of definition or shading to the outermost part of your crease. Because it’s more sparsely packed, it won’t pick up quite as much pigment. This is great for small eyes, hooded eyes, anyone wanting to do softer or more natural looks, or to get into those hard to reach areas. It’s phenomenal for softly diffusing colour on the lower lash line, and also for adding some highlight to the inner corner of the eyes, and brow bone, cupid’s bow.

M515 Detail Crease Blender: (Goat hair bristles) this is quite possibly one of the teeniest little smudger/pencil brushes i’ve ever seen.  The bristles measure at 1/2 of a centimeter, and its pointed tip makes this perfect to use for the most precise of detail work. You could sculpt the cleanest cut crease with this, or use it to apply colour to your lower lash line. Personally I’ve been loving this to apply a bit of a highlight to my inner corner (tear duct) area! This is another brush that would be really great for small, deep set, hooded, or mono lid eye shapes.

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M516 Angle Blender: (Goat hair bristles) last but not least, this angled brush is definitely a unique one. In a way it reminds me of the E4 blush brush, but it’s much smaller, and has more of a flat top. Morphe suggests using it to define the outer corner of the eye as well as contouring the nose. I do agree it is fantastic for contouring the nose, as the angled shape of the bristles hugs the sides of the nose perfectly. It can be really great for defining the outer corners of the eye, however if you do have smaller eyes or hooded I don’t think this would be the best brush for you. The shape can seem a little awkward at first, but it does hug the outer crease of the eye, and the nose very well! You could also use this for a super defined cheek contour!

Overall, I think MorpheMorphe once again did a phenomenal job with this months package. If you’re contemplating joining or thinking of gifting the subscription to someone for Christmas, I think December is the perfect month to do so, as you get the most bang for your buck! It’s free shipping to Canada and the United States.

Don’t forget, if you join through my link here, we both get a free brush!

 

*Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored in any way. But dang I wish I was* 

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