After being crazy impressed with my Morphe 35O palette, I made sure to hit the Morphe site on Black Friday. I had a list of brushes I wanted after watching some beauty guru videos and listening to their favorites. I am severely lacking in good eyeshadow brushes, so I picked out six that I wanted and were on sale. Though even if they weren’t on sale, most brushes are between the $5-$15 dollar range, depending on the line. It’s been about a week and a half, so I have definitely formed opinions on them that I thought I’d share.
This one is my absolute favorite. It’s incredibly soft and picks up the shadows so well. I never realized just how much a brush could make a difference in application until this using this one. Where I used to use the fluffy side of the brush that came with my Naked palettes, this one deposits color so much better. I’d have to say this is a must-have for pretty much everyone.
This one is less soft, but still gets the job done. It does shed, which is extremely annoying. I sort of expected better for the Morphe reputation than brush that sheds. I use to for more detailed work, like darker colors in the eye crease, or packing color onto the outer or inner corner. Thankfully, using a clean, fluffy face brush, I can usually brush all the tiny hairs away that shed so but it’s still a pain in the butt. Maybe I got a bad one, but if it didn’t shed, I’d be much happier with it.
Good for reach small spaces to pack color on. Haven’t had a problem with shedding for this one, and I really like using it for inner eye highlight, and to help add color to my bottom lash line. It’s also good for adding extra color to the crease or outer eye when you’re touching up.
Again, the shedding. Not a fan. But because of it’s long bristles more blunt end, it is good for targeting color. I do like using it for my crease, and for buffing out dark colors that I want to keep closer to my lash line– like a smokey eye.
This one I got primarily for depositing lower-lash line colors. I wanted something short and soft I could use to smudge out colors. The bristles aren’t at soft as I would like for something touching the most sensitive part of my eye, but it does the job. I also like it to apply under-brow highlight.
Though, upon looking at the website to find these links, I’m pretty sure I meant to order the M508, not M408, which is advertised as an actual smudger brush. Whoops! Total Kelsey Move.
Yup, got this one for gel eyeliner. I haven’t worn much gel liner in the past few weeks, but the few times I have used it, I was happily surprised at how much easier it was to put on with a proper brush like this. It’s easy to get a good sharp angle, and it cleans up halfway decently immediately after using it. I don’t know about anyone else, but I hate letting eyeliner dry on brushes. It’s been washed maybe 3-4 times and has held it’s shape, so I’m happy!
B11 • MB13 • M209 • M332 • M151 • M408
Overall, I was a tad disappointed, just because TWO out of six that I ordered shed bad enough to leave little hairs all over my face. I don’t think I’ve lost faith in all of Morphe though, but I think I will steer clear of the Studio Line (which both of these brushes are from) from now on. Upon further inspection, not only are the bristles different, but the actual quality of the handle is different too. I think I may have just ordered from a slightly undesirable line.
Anyone else Morphe Fans? Give me some brush recommendations! My next hunt will be for a fluffy brush great for highlighting– but not a fan brush!– and big fluffy face brush good for bronzing. Which should I get?