As you can probably tell by the title, this is going to be all about Morphe Brushes. In particular the ones that are my favorite.
Now some of these are well loved so don't mind it if they are a little stained or discolored from constant use. They're clean, trust me. I have quite a few but these 9 are in my daily routine. I can basically do my entire face with these, if I use my finger to pat out my concealer. I am going to get a tapered buffing brush specifically for concealer though, soon. Mostly, they are from the Flawless and Elite lines. Those two are my favorite lines that they have.
This brush right here is what made me fall in love with Morphe Brushes. Its the M439 brush. The reason I love it is because it's huge. So I can use it for foundation and also I like to use it with self tanning mousse on the face. I picked that trick up from Jaclyn Hill. It's synthetic and very dense so it's going to pick up and deposit a lot of color and also buff that into the skin while keeping the coverage. I don't stipple with this, which if you don't know what that is it's like patting. You do that with a flat top kabuki. I quite literally buff this in circular motions on the face whether I'm applying foundation or tanner.
These three brushes are all I need for contour, highlight, and blush. Now some of these brushes have names and are designed for different functions, I'm only telling you what I use them for. So don't get confused when you see on the site that it says Pointed Contour and I used it for highlight.
E4 - This, I think, is marketed as a contour brush. I use it as a blush brush. It's from there Elite collection. Which most of my brushes are from the Elite or Flawless collections. I like this for blush because it picks up a lot of product, it's dense, and it's larger, so it blends out easier and smoother than a smaller blush brush would.
M405 - This brush is marketed as a blush brush. I use it for contour. I'm not sure which line it's from. I bought it to use as a blush brush and when it got here I just thought it was too small, so I never used it. Then one day I decided to try it for contour since it was a little fluffier than my angled contour brush and I've been using it that way ever since. It's a little frayed, it's seen better days but I love it. I use it every single time I do my makeup. It's not going to give you a harsh line of contour like some brushes but it will deposit a lot of color while keeping it smooth and blending it out.
M529 - This brush is marketed as a contour brush I think, I use it for highlight. Its dense and its tapered so it really applies a heavy amount of product. So if you like really intense highlight then look no further.
These five brushes are all I use for eyes basically.
From left to right:
E27 - This is a fluffy blending brush much like the Sigma E40. It's from there Elite collection. It deposits color just as much as it blends. When I got this I used it with Peach Smoothie which I could barely see in the crease before, I used this and had to blend a little extra because it had deposited quite a bit of color. So I use less product with it and use it mainly for it's blending.
M515 - This is a tapered blending brush and I think it's from the Flawless line. I use this so much when I want to deepen up my crease. Because it's tapered it gets right in there, but it also blends it so that it's not harsh at all. I spend much less time building and blending my crease because of this brush.
M425 - This is actually a concealer brush. I got it because it was flat, synthetic and I thought it was stiff. It's not as stiff as I originally thought but that's ok, because I use it for laying down heavy lid color. I was going to use it for pigments and glitter but it's not as thin as I'd like it to be. It's great though for really packing on color and also cutting that lid shape out. I was using such a thicker packing/shader brush before and it was causing so much fall out, this really helps with that.
E24 - This is basically a pencil brush. It's from the Elite collection. I had been searching for a year for a pencil brush similar to my Sigma one (I think its a Sigma E30) but I couldn't find one that was dense enough, small enough, or pointed enough. They were either too big, too small, too flimsy, too much of everything I didn't need them to be. So this was my 5th attempt at trying to find one and it worked! It's just a little longer than my pencil brush and it's also a bit bigger but it works the same. I use this for the outer and inner corners of the lid and to deposit color in the crease sometimes.
E36 - This brush I almost didn't include since I had the E24 but I actually do use this a lot. It's from the Elite collection as well. I use this for inner corner highlight and also the lower lash line because it doesn't apply too much product to the lower lash line just the right amount. I use this a lot with pigments that I want in the inner corner and on the lower lash line too. I spray the brush with a facial spray and then pick up what pigment I want and it's the perfect size to get into those small spaces. It's not as dense as the E24 and it's certainly smaller, but like I said it's got it's own uses if the occasion calls for it.
So there you have it. Those are my favorite Morphe brushes and with the help of a couple other brushes from different brands they're used nearly every day to do my makeup. I really do recommend the Flawless and the Elite collections above all. I hear the Gunmetal collection is nice as well but I haven't tried it. Some of the older lines, I don't love as much as the Flawless and Elite lines. Morphe Brushes are very very affordable for the most part. I think the most expensive brush on here is the M439 but it's huge. I want to think it's around $20. Usually their eye brushes range from $5-$7 and the face brushes range from $7-$14 or maybe more just depending on what you're getting. They put some brushes on sale too so they could always be marked down even more. There are discount codes out there. I don't personally have one but I know you can use "JACATTACK" or "MANNYMUA" and get 10% off your order. Shipping is reasonable, but right now it's taking around 7 business days to get orders shipped out.
** I'm not affiliated with them so this post is not sponsored. These are my genuine thoughts.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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