Another month, another Morphe Me brush set! July’s Morphe Me Brush Set is nautical themed and features 4 brushes.
I actually opted out of this month’s Morphe package, as it contains brushes with real animal hair. I am now trying to avoid animal hair and stick to synthetic for ethical, cruelty-free reasons. I don’t know if Morphe didn’t get the memo, as they sent this package to me anyway – despite me opting out and not being charged for it. Oh well! Guess that means another review for you guys! I will be giving away the brushes with animal hair to friends or family who need them.
M166 ‑ Oval Shadow (sable bristles)– this brush is similar in shape to the Mac 217, or other very popular eyeshadow brushes. The M166 however, is flat rather than fluffy. A brush like this is ideal for packing colour onto the lids, as its flat surface picks up eyeshadow and deposits it onto the skin. The Mac 217 in comparison, is fluffier and designed for blending product rather than depositing it. I wouldn’t recommend trying to blend eyeshadow with the M166 – it’s simply too flat to be effective for blending!
- M579 ‑ Pro Flat Contour (goat bristles) – this brush has a wide, straight-edge tip and is ideal for using with powder products. Natural hair bristles absorb liquid and cream products, which is why it’s much better to use with powder. A shape like this is a must-have for any contour lovers, as it allows you to easily sculpt out and define your cheekbones. However, I feel like Morphe has included quite a few brushes like this in previous months and I definitely don’t need another. It’s similarin shape to the Y12 from June’s package, and nearly identical to the R8 brush.
Morphe M57 (left) and R8 (right)
M536 Under Eye Bullet (synthetic bristles)– this is a rounded, tapered blending brush that is perfect for under the eye. It can be used for liquid, cream, or powder products, but I personally think it’s perfect for setting your under eye concealer with powder. This has become my new favourite! I dip this brush into some loose powder (like this one, or this one!)
July’s package has some great brushes, but it wasn’t my personal favourite – mostly because 3 of them are made of animal hair. If you like some but not others, Morphe now gives you the option to swap certain brushes before you receive them!
If you’re wanting to expand your brush collection, you get a free brush (or points you can redeem for other fun products) if you join through my link here!
Check out my previous posts:
June 2018 On Instagram
Must-Have Blogging Courses
Easy Glam Tutorial
June’s brush package from the Morphe Me subscription features 4 brushes – 2 face, and 2 eye/multi-purpose brushes.
- M444 Deluxe Definition Buffer (synthetic bristles) – this large, flat brush has a rounded shape and is extremely dense, making it ideal for cream or liquid products. The density and synthetic bristles help this brush to easily apply and blend cream and liquid products into the skin, where a natural or more fluffy brush would absorb cream products. This helps to avoid excess product waste! I absolutely love a brush like this to apply liquid foundation when I’m in a rush (or feeling lazy, to be perfectly honest) and can’t be bothered to clean or dampen my beauty sponge.
- M460 1 1/2 inch Flat Contour (synthetic bristles) – a brush like this is a must-have for any contour queen. I do already own a couple brushes with a slightly similar shape (such as the LGM1 which came in October 2016 package, and the R8 which came in the April 2017 package) The brushes are definitely different, however. The R8 is thinner, not as dense, as has natural hair bristles. I like this brush for a softer, quick contour. The LGM1 has longer bristles and a wider shape, and is medium in thickness out of the R8, the LGM1, and the M460. The synthetic bristles of the M460 and the density make it much better for applying and blending cream or liquid contour products than the R8 or the LGM1.
- M518 Crease Fluff (goat hair) – crease brushes are possibly my favourite type of brush, and despite my now overwhelming collection of them I just can’t seem to get enough. This is definitely one of the thinner crease brushes morphe has included, yet is still fluffy enough that you can
- M496 Duo Lash Fan (duo fibre – synthetic and sable bristles) – this is a unique type of brush, and one I didn’t have anything like in my collection. It’s a small, super thin and flat fan brush with stiff bristles. Brushes were initually used to apply mascara when mascara was first invented in the early 1900’s. Using a brush gives you a lot more control, and allows for a more natural application. You sweep this against your mascara wand (or even a colored liquid or cream liner, or cream eyeshadow product for a fun, different look) and then sweep this across the lashes. It’s a really fun brush to have if you like experimenting with different looks and textures!
Overall, I’m really happy with this month’s brushes. The M444 is definitely my favourite, and I know I’ll be getting a ton of use out of it! As always, you have until the 22nd of each month to get this month’s brushes, and don’t forget you get a free brush if you join through my link here!
What do you think of this month’s brushes? A hit, or a miss?
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!
This month’s Morphe Me brush review is a tad late (ironically the month the package arrives early happens to be the month I’m crazy busy with work!) but I figured late is always better than never!
The November brush package is called “Friendsgiving” and is themed based off the American Thanksgiving Holiday! As a thank you, Morphe included a bonus Blending Sponge!
This month’s package includes:
- The M528 Pointed Contour: made with natural goat hair bristles, this tapered brush is ideal for contour or highight. It’s relatively dense, and the tapered point makes it great for sculpting out a precise contour, or for adding some highlighter to your cheekbones! I love to use brushes like this by dipping them in a bit of loose powder, and using it to clean up my contour or blush!
- M517 Jumbo Crease: this brush is also made of natural goat hair, and is definitely more of a unique shape. It’s a thicker, wider, and generally larger than the average pencil brush. It’s dense with a slightly rounded tip, so it’s great for blending out colours in the crease, or to soften/buff out harsh lines.
- M551 Tapered Powder Brush: This is the brush I was most excited to receive! It’s another natural hair brush with Sable bristles. This brush is fluffy, large, and perfect for powder, blush, or bronzer. This is almost an exact dupe to the Mac 150 Powder Brush. I love my Mac 150, and use it every single day for bronzer or for a light, quick contour. I really wanted another brush with this shape! Not to mention the Morphe M551 is about 1/3 of the price!
- Flawless Beauty Sponge: included as a bonus, this is a soft sponge made for applying cream or liquid foundations, and blending in concealer. It’s similar in use and feel to the Beauty Blender or Real Techniques sponges. It’s slightly firmer, and the shape takes a little getting used to. I can’t decide yet whether I prefer this to my Real Techniques sponge, but for the price it works really well! I can always use more sponges like this, as I use them everyday!
If you’re thinking of joining the subscription, don’t forget to use my link – we both get a free brush if you do!
You can subscribe here!
Check out my previous posts:
October 2016 On Instagram
Soft Cut-Crease & Peach Shimmer – Full Face Tutorial
Morphe Me Monthly Brush Club – October Review
Here’s a video review for this months Morphe Me Brush package!
It included 4 gorgeous brushes from the new Rose Gold collection:
-The R5 brush
-The R41 brush
-The R37 brush
-The R38 brush
We both get a free brush if you join through my referral link! You can join here!
Check out last month’s brushes here!