Review | My Favourite Morphe Brushes For EyesMonday, August 24, 2015
Since I have become more adventurous in the world of eye shadow, my brush collection has drastically expanded. Where before I only had a few shader brushes and various blending brushes, now I have just about every possible kind of eye brush you can buy from a bunch of different brands in all sorts of hairs. I have had my favourite go to brushes that I used over and over again like The Balm's Crease Love & Happiness brush but ever since I tried Morphe, I haven't been able to use anything else.
Morphe Brushes is a Los Angeles based company that offers high quality brushes, lashes, shadows, palettes and more for incredibly affordable prices. Makeup brushes are notorious for being ridiculously expensive (think MAC and Sigma) and they are also known for their price being directly related to their quality. Morphe seems to have knocked through those walls and guidelines by offering such fantastic brushes for such inexpensive prices. I have fallen in love with every brush I have tried so far and I thought I would share a little bit about my two favourites.
The M504 otherwise known as the Large Pointed Blender retails for $6.99 USD and is an absolute staple in anybody's brush collection. It is one of the very first brushes I use in my routine and also one of the very last, simply because it can be used for so many different things.
It is essentially a large fluffy blending brush but it tapers towards the tip into a small point. It's large size makes it perfect for covering a large surface area in a small amount of time, such as laying a base shadow all over the lid or placing the first transition shade into the crease. The pointed tip makes it ideal for fitting into the crease to buff out any darker shadows and creating a seamless transition. I personally use it after almost every shadow to blend out the edges into a smooth gradient because it does such a fantastic job.
The E17 otherwise known as the Crease Precision Blender also retails for $6.99 USD and is part of the Elite Collection, a range of synthetic brushes that Morphe says are their best yet. The E17 is an another awesome multipurpose brush that everyone needs to own.
It is almost the exact same shape as the M504 but it is much smaller and much more dense. It carries the most width in the middle that then tapers into a pointed tip. It is also a duo fibre brush so it is great for putting product onto the lid without placing too much. It gives you the ability to softly build up the pigment and then the fibres makes it incredibly easy to blend out.
The combination of these two brushes make for a perfectly blended eyeshadow look and for only a few dollars compared to some other brushes on the market, without sacrificing any of the quality. I also featured two brushes and a few more in my July Favourites video so if you haven't seen it, make sure to check it out!