MORPHE BRUSHES | fantastic inexpensive brush guide

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Hi friends! If you haven’t been keeping up with my social media, then let me announce for the first time on my blog: I am officially a makeup artist!

And I’ve got the receipts to prove it, let me tell you. I’ve been playing with a ton of new products as I’ve been building my kit, and one of the first orders I made was actually getting new brushes. (+ let me know in the comments if you’re interested in a makeup kit tour!).

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Good quality brushes are essential to anyone who applies makeup, and it’s so easy to immediately break the bank getting good quality brushes if you aren’t careful. With my kit, I knew I wanted great brushes that would not only apply makeup flawlessly, but would also be cost efficient. So I immediately went onto Morphe’s website to purchase some essentials.

Here’s a little Must-Have guide to some essential brushes that I believe everyone needs – whether you’re a makeup artist or simply a makeup enthusiast!

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01. M439 – Foundation

This honestly the best brush ever for buffing in foundation. It’s got a flat top, compact hairs, and is dense. It’s a bit larger too, which is nice because it makes blending any cream foundation a quick and easy breeze. You can apply the product straight onto the brush, or what I like to do is using a mixing plate/back of my hand, dab a little on the brush, and work it onto the skin bit by bit. By doing so, you are not using up any unnecessary product. It gives you a natural finish, almost as if you were using sponge applicator. However, it will not eat up all of your liquid product like a typical sponge would. Which is the best part, considering this brush makes a little product go a long way. Definitely a staple in my every day routine!

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02. M523 – Contour

If theres every a brush that I am extremely picky about, its a contour brush. As a fellow chubby-cheeked gal, contouring is something that I take very seriously. But for years, I couldn’t find a brush that would pack on the product, blend it away seamlessly, and leave it the contour line looking sharp. Most brushes I cam across made the contour look patchy, muddy, and just overall caked up on my pale skin. Until I tried this brush. This brush is once again dense, but also flat enough to sculpt out your cheek bones, forehead, and jawline. I’ve used a ton of products with this brush – from powder, to cream, to even the ABH contour stick (which I thought was rendered un-blendable  until this brush). I have yet to meet a product that it cannot work on. Matter of fact, I’m about to stock up on some more of these for my kit.

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03. M501 – Highlight

I see a lot of people who love Morphe’s fan brushes for highlight. But for me, I don’t really like how bulky fan brushes are, so I tend to steer clear from them, if I’m honest. For me, the perfect the highlight brush is something that is the perfect balance of fluffy and stiff, and has a lot of hairs packed tight towards the bottom and spread out at the top, allowing the ultimate blending package. And this brush is great for all your highlight needs – blending the product out, and making it as sheer/pigmented as you desire.

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04. Eyes

I love Morphe eye brushes. They are an amazing, yet inexpensive, way to build up your collection with a large variety. Here are my go-to brushes that I love on my clients and myself.

M433 – packing on products all over the lid

E22 – a dense brush to pack on product in the outer portion of the eye, blending colors if you desire more pigmentation, packing on product with a “pouncing motion”

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M321 – my favorite brush for adding a precise amount of color in the outer portion of the eye, smoking out a lash line, or packing on your inner-corner highlight

M441 – Overall Blending brush, perfect for applying transition colors

MB23 – Great for overall blending, or creating a softer look with less color

And there you have it, my Morphe Brush Guide with all of my favorite go-to brushes! These a brushes that I use on a daily basis and I think are absolutely timeless – and necessary!

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Do you have any suggestions for great quality but inexpensive brushes? Let me know in the comment section!

And as always, thanks for reading!

 

 

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17 Comments

  1. Great post! love Morphe brushes and was recently thinking of getting some eyeshadow brushes so this has really helped thanks 🙂

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    1. It is so rewarding! I’ve been so excited to have the clients roll in, honestly! I’ve always had a passion for makeup, and with me planning to move to the West Coast in a few months, I wanted to give something new a try & gain experience before I move. So I enrolled in a course, graduated, and here I am! Super happy for this new path! I’m currently freelancing, but I’m scouting around for a job at a salon or retail store! So fingers crossed! 😀

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