Some of you may have seen some of my Morphe Me brush ‘unboxings‘ in the past. Due to a change in our financial situation I had to cancel my subscription sadly. The fact that my ‘vanity’ (aka Adam’s compactum) is vomiting up makeup brushes, has NOTHING to do with me deciding to cancel..it’s finances, so please feel sorry for me. 😉
I was skeptical getting this subscription, because you’ve seen the YouTube videos and reviews claiming the brushes are crap and shed and and and…. As luck would have it, I have had zero issues with my brushes and I actually barely use anything else these days. With the exception being my Inglot 6ss eye shadow brush….gals…save your dollars and get that brush. There’s no better brush to start off your look!! It will blend the unblendable!
Sorry, off topic…. back to my Morphe brushes. I’m going to review them in batches, pretty much like the face mask posts and let you know what I love, don’t love.
Round Deluxe Powder brush – E41 (Synthetic bristles)
If you follow Jaclyn Hill, you’d know this is one of her favourite Morphe brushes. Every time she whipped this brush out, I had the worst case of FOMO. It looked so big, so fluffy….and I just had to have it. Gals, be warned, this brush is huge. Pretty much takes up most of your face!It’s super soft, but has a density about it that makes it a good brush for powdering and it also will make your bronzer look really air brushed. If I’ve got a muddy contour situation or a patchy blush, this is the brush that comes to save me!
Must have: Hell yes!
Premium Flat Buffer – E6 (Synthetic bristles)
This is a great brush for foundation. I mostly use a beauty sponge for my foundation, but if I use a brush, this is the one I reach for. It’s dense enough, with a bit of movement to not feel stiff on the face. I think this buffs foundation in beautifully.
Must have: I’m on the fence. I love it, but you could easily use the Real Techniques buffing brush to achieve the same effect. I own both and I don’t prefer one over the other.
Large Pointed powder – M401 (Sable bristles)
I sound like a broken record. These are brushes Simone…how can you LOVE and ‘eek’ about makeup brushes??? Let me just say it, this brush, I love. I use it every. Single. Time. I do my makeup. I use it for contouring, bronzing and/or blush. It’s one of those multi purpose brushes that I grab if I am in a hurry, because I know I can use it for a variety of things.
Must have: I’m going to say hell yes to this one.
Pointed Contour – M438 (Sable bristles)
For me, this brush is way too small for my big face to use as a contour brush. I like this brush for highlighting or for dusting powder away from my under-eye area.
Must have: I don’t hate it, and I’m glad I own it, but not a must have.
Deluxe Pointed Blender – M412 (Sable bristles)
This brush is really soft and picks up eye shadow really well. I like this brush for adding colour to the outer corner of my eye and then blending excess shadow into the crease.
Must have: I’m split here, because it’s definitely not a must have, but I don’t have another brush that I can think of as a dupe. I personally wouldn’t part with it, but I’m sure there are local brands with a brush that is a dupe for this one.
I went to google what ‘Sable bristles’ are….and I was hoping a ‘Sable’ was some sort of tree or plant. lol. Sable bristles seem to come from the tale of a species of weasel. I have googled and according to Google, Morphe is cruelty free. Firstly, I’m not sure if it’s true, because there is a lot of conflicting information online. Secondly, if they are, if using natural hairs from animals, can you be cruelty free? I’m not clued up on this topic at all, so if you’re well versed in cruelty free makeup and statuses, please educate me in the comments below.
Do you own any of these brushes? If you’re somebody that only uses cruelty free products, would you actually purchase synthetic bristle brushes from Morphe or would you not support the brand at all? The question is for any brand, not specifically Morphe.