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!* 

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!

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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* 

Morphe Me Monthly Brush Club – November Brushes

Morphe Me Monthly Brush Club – October Review

 

 

 

Another month, another fabulous brush package! Receiving my Morphe Me package is honestly my favourite part of the month – going to the mailbox to get my package makes me feel like a giddy kid on Christmas morning.

This month’s package was particularly exciting, because as I opened up the pamphlet I happened to see MY OWN FACE inside! Morphe shared one of comments raving about how much I love the subscription! Admittedly, I screamed when I saw my own face – I had no idea they were going to share my comment and Instagram! I was so excited and grateful. It was definitely a fantastic way to start the month!

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This month was also particularly special, because October’s package was themed for Breast Cancer Awareness! This month’s features 3 gorgeous Gunmetal limited edition exlusive brushes for Morphe Me members! That’s right! These brushes are not – and will not – be available to the public!

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The LGM1 Flat Contour: (synthetic bristles) this is a flat, dense brush that is ideal for contouring and sculpting out the face. It’s similar to the Mac 163, though I find the Morphe brush to be much softer! This is one of my favourite shapes to use for contouring; it makes contouring so easy, because the shape creates the perfect sculpted line for you. I can create a super precise and insanely fast contour with this bad boy. Because it’s dense and synthetic, it will also work very well with cream products!

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LGM2 Small Pointed Powder:  (synthetic bristles) This brush is fluffier than the LGM1, rounded, with longer bristles and a bit of an egg-shape. While it is fluffier than the previous, it still has a density to it that allows it to be a very multi-purpose brush. It works great with powder – to set the under eyes, to blend away powder from baking, to apply blush, to set other other areas of the face, or to contour – or you could even use it with cream or liquid foundation (though I personally think it may absorb too much of the foundation.)

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LGM3 Tapered Blending Fluff: (synthetic bristles) this is technically an eyeshadow brush, but can be used in a multitude of ways. The bristles come to a slight tapered point, so you get into the crease of the eye really well. The bristles are longer, so you can apply and blend colour with one brush! This would also be a great brush to use to blend out nose contour, or to highlight the brow bone and cupids bow! Like with the previous brushes, its synthetic bristles allow it to work well with powder or cream products!

While I do definitely love this brush and think it works well, I do agree with other reviews that Morphe has included some brushes similar to this in previous months (for example, 2 of the brushes included in April’s Morphe Me package and the M441 from May’s package)

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Overall, I absolutely love this month’s brushes. The gunmetal design is sleek and gorgeous, and I’m a sucker for limited edition or exclusive products! Once again, I cannot describe how happy I’ve been with the Morphe Me Monthly Brush subscription!

You can join the subscription here!  If you join through my referral link, we both get a free brush! How awesome is that!? You also earn points every month that can be redeemed for some seriously cool prizes, like previous months brushes, Kylie Lip Kits, palettes, and more!

(This post is not sponsored in anyway, I truly just love this subscription!) 

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