Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Noteworthy: Morphe Brushes

I heard about Morphe brand brushes about six months ago and decided to order a few and try them out (I'm always nervous buying a brush if I can't feel it first). I figured I would try just a couple, and since they are so cheap, I wouldn't be too upset if I did not like them. They came in the mail, and I was instantly addicted. The quality is amazing! Even more amazing considering that they are all under $20 and feel better than some $50 brushes. Over the past 6 months both my addiction and my collection have grown.

I feel like quality brushes I love are hard to find, let alone quality brushes that aren't expensive. When I say these are cheap, I mean CHEAP! The most expensive one on the entire web store is still less than $20. The variety is also super impressive. They make so many brushes, it can almost be hard to choose. But...if you're having trouble choosing, they sell sets too. I think well priced, quality brushes are something everyone wants and needs, so I have to spread the word about Morphe. Below I'll list all the brushes I have accumulated, and a little about them.There are also several brushes that are a perfect dupe for higher-priced brushes like Sigma, Urban Decay, Real Techniques, and more, but these are cheaper and feel like better quality!

Brush Sets


Set 690-6 Piece Deluxe Contour Set $17.99

That's right, $17.99 for a set of SIX brushes.This is the only brush set I've purchased from them, but it's great! It comes with three large and three small brushes, all shaped with contouring in mind, but can definitely be used for foundation, cream blushes and bronzers, eyeshadows, concealer, and more. The large angled brush is a perfect dupe for the popular Sigma F84 Angled Kabuki Brush $24. I'm telling you, Sigma seemed liked the best value brushes in the world, until I discovered Morphe. There is a also a round buffing brush, which is a perfect dupe for the Sigma F82 Round Kabuki, $24, the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush, $25, and the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, $17.99 in a set of 4. Then there is a tapered buffing brush, a spot on dupe for the Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki $24, made famous by Jaclyn Hill blending her concealer with it.
Urban Decay, Morphe
Sigma F86

Real Techniques, Morphe

Sephora, Morphe
The three smaller brushes in the set are almost mini versions of the three larger. There is a small angled fluff, a small tapered fluff, and small round fluff, which is a perfect dupe for the Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57, $24, and I actually like this one way better. The bristles are slightly shorter and denser, which makes this buff out my concealer much smoother, and avoid any streaks that the Sephora brush sometimes leaves. It's also softer, which is great on delicate under-eye skin. If you've ever thought about the Sigma P86, P82, or P88, these are dupes for those, only better and cheaper (those are $19 each).


Face Brushes

M224 - Oval Camouflage $2.99 


M510-Pro Round Blender $7.99

Real Techniques, Sigma
This brush is amazing for setting your concealer and/or highlighting the top of your cheek with a powder highlighter or luminizer. It picks up just enough product that you get a glow, but it's not blinding, and it applies it so smoothly. I realized it reminded of my Real Techniques Setting Brush which is the same price, but not as soft, and has a flatter head which comes to more a point than the perfectly round head of the Morphe.

G6-Flat Buffer $13.95

Urban Decay, Morphe
Real Techniques, Morphe
This brush is amazing for foundation. I like flat top brushes for foundation because you can really press the pigment into your skin, but what I love most about this brush is how small and dense the head is. I like how small it is because you can really get into those places that can be hard to blend, like angles around your nose, and buff them out. Bigger brushes just can't do that sometimes. I like how dense it is because that helps you use less foundation. You aren't necessarily applying less to your face, but because the bristles are short and dense, the brush doesn't suck up a lot of your product like larger brushes can. You can end up with the same amount of foundation on your face, but having used a whole lot less out of the bottle. My two favorite brushes before this one were the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush $8.99 and the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush, $25, which I still like, but have been using a lot less since I got this smaller, denser, flat topped brush.

M178-Mini Detail Contour  $4.99


M100-Mini Tapered Blush $3.59


M438-Pointed Contour $9.99

When I first saw this, it instantly reminded me of the Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter $24 even though it's called "contour". Whatever you want to call it, this brush is versatile. It works great for contouring and for highlighting because it's pointed so it's precise, but it's fluffy enough that it doesn't pick up way too much product.

MB5-Deluxe Duo Foundation $13.95

I'm not sure why this brush is called a foundation brush, because (in my opinion) it's WAY too big for foundation, but it is absolutely great for blending bronzer. This is my new go-to bronzer brush, the best. It picks up just the right amount of product, or if you apply the product with a smaller, more precise brush, this brush is perfect for then going over it to blend it out. It just diffuses the product so beautifully.



G24-Blending Fluff  $7.95

This brush is everything for blending eyeshadow. The dome shape, the fluffy bristles, it's just perfect for blending. It is also a perfect dupe for the Sigma E40 Tapered Blending $16, which every blogger and YouTuber raves about, and is amazing for blending, but I have to say, this is half the price and probably twice as good because it's even fluffier. It's also a great dupe for the Sephora Collection Pro Crease Brush #10 $22, and the blending brush from the Real Techniques Starter Kit $17.99.
Morphe, Sephora, Sigma, Real Techniques
Sigma, Morphe



M433-Pro Firm Blending Fluff  $5.99

Um, hello, can you say not just dupe, but exact replica of the much loved MAC 217 Blending Brush  $24? The Sigma E25 Blending $14 was everyone's favorite dupe for the MAC217, but this is less than half the price of even the Sigma brush.

M321-Bullet Crease  $2.89

This is great for so many things. I love it for getting in the inner-corner, for getting precisely in the crease, for packing color in the outer-corner, and for blending and smoking out the lower lash line. I used to always use my MAC 219 Pencil Brush $25 for blending my lower lash line, but I now like this even better. The MAC brush has natural fibers, which means it doesn't pick up as much color. I like that this has synthetic fibers to pack on more color. I still use the MAC when I really want to blend out, or don't want as harsh of color, but this is great for that and so many other things. I would definitely say this is one of the first to buy if you're starting a collection.


M330-Blending Crease $5.99

M160-1/8 Angled Liner $1.99


B75-Flat Liner $2.99


Now that I've written an entire novel on Morphe Brushes, have you tried them? Do you like them? What's your favorite?


  1. This was really helpful. Ive been wanting to purchase some morphe brushes but didn't know where to start!

  2. This was an amazing review and it helped me so much. I'm terrible at spending money and I have decision making anxiety lol. So I've literally been debating whether or not to purchase some Morphe brushes for a YEAR now lol