I remember there was a time when cheaper brushes felt…well, cheap. Certainly when I started wearing make up, brushes seemed so ridiculous expensive (I would make the odd investment from Shu Uemura) or they would look and feel cheap and MOULT. Oh the moulting.
Time have certainly changed. Despite having a huge selection brushes, and some really pricey one off buys, my most regularly used brushes are from Real Techniques, Lottie London with the odd slightly more high end MAC or Nars brush.
So why Morphe? I have SO many brushes I made a vow not to purchase any more unless I don’t have it in my collection already. I actually really wanted the Charlotte Tilbury sculpting brush which has a pointed tip but at £35 – well I didn’t feel like spending so much on it. I already have the Sigma F35 which is a good alternative to the Tilbury brush BUT the end is not as pointed.
So I tried to find an alternative that was at least half the cost and stumbled across Morphe brushes. The range looks somewhat mass produced in that there isn’t anything extraordinary about the brushes or their cosmetics, but they also look functional and pretty robust too. I ended up going for 3 brushes both with that tapered end I was looking for
M438 Pointed Contour (£7.95): A nice brush, with that pointed end which works well for contour. Really nice and soft, good amount of firmness too, not too firm for a natural finish. I like!
M501 Pointed Blender (£6.25): Bigger than an eyeshadow blender, quite a fluffy and soft brush with works ok with highlighter for again, the natural touch. Nice to buff in concealer under the eyes. Again I like it.
M221 Eyelash Definer (£2.50): Only bought to spend £15 to get free shipping – very good metal lash comb, really got my lumps out easily so recommend this.
All of the brushes are soft and did not moult at all. The packaging is simple as is the brush handle but it’s a brush at the end of the day. For the price these are a really good buy and I would definitely look to them again next time I want a specific type of brush as they are pretty affordable.
I purchased these from Beauty Bay.