1st Morphe Makeup Brush Haul

On December 1st, I placed my first online order with Morphe!

I used to eye up their eyeshadows, back when they were just $2 each, but never actually ordered anything from them. I saw them grow and grow as a company, but wasn’t really tempted to purchase anything… until they released the Morphe X Brittany Bear 360 Nose Contour Collection.

However, rather than purchase it for full price, I decided to patiently wait for a sale or some sort of promo. At the time of my order, they had a 25% Off coupon code, which I used. Since this was my first time ordering from them, I decided to pick up a few (well, just the two) Makeup Items, while the rest were all Makeup Brushes (x20 individual ones) that I’d been lusting after.

The layout of their site was easy to navigate, had realistic photos that you could zoom in on and helpful reviews left by other customers.

The subtotal of my order was $114 with free shipping, plus an additional $10.16 for tax adding up to $124.16 in total.

Aside from the box that they came in getting a bit banged up, everything arrived safely intact.

All the individual x20 Makeup Brushes I ordered. Plus, the x3 Makeup Brushes that came in a Set. Plus the pack of Mascara Brushes (which I plan to use as Spoolies) and a Contour Stick and Lipstick.

These were the two Makeup-y Items I got.

Dimension Effect Highlight & Contour Sticks #Effect12

Every side is your best side with these babes. Creamy yet lightweight, these pigment-packed matte contour and luminous highlight sticks seamlessly blend it all for a multi-dimensional look. Swipe ‘em on to make your features pop.

DIMENSION EFFECT CONTOUR STICKS
• Sculpts and defines
• Matte finish
• Creamy yet lightweight
• Blends seamlessly

#Effect12 / light with cool undertone

They had a whole bunch of these Dimension Effect Sticks in both Highlight shades and Contour shades that retailed for $14 each. The shades were numbered instead of named (bo~oring).

I was more interested in the Highlight shades, but then I spotted one of the Contour shades that looked cool toned and quite frankly, grey in the online swatches! That shade was #Effect12.

Either way, I only needed one of these Dimension Effect Sticks to test out its performance. If I like the consistency and wear-time and all that, I might get more.

Wifey Matte Lipstick

This lip-lockin’ lineup is truly love at first swipe. We’re talking a mad-hot matte finish, full-on coverage, and deeply pigmented shades that aren’t afraid of commitment. Say no more. The L-bomb has been dropped.

Wifey / nude pink

They had a bunch of different lip stuff, including these Matte Lipsticks that came in 10 shades and retailed for $9 a pop.

All of the shades looked a bit… dark, so even though I figured there was a chance it might be too light and ashy-clashy on my skintone, I went with Wifey based on the description “nude pink” and the cute name which reminded me of the song from the show Ozark (dis).

The description was surprisingly accurate as the shade Wifey neither made me look like a corpse nor looked mauve on my lips! It was as described, a nude pink! Despite being a matte, it was surprisingly comfortable too! The pigmentation was excellent! Even the slanted packaging looked pretty cool! All in all, I was quite impressed! Good job, Morphe!

Morphe X Brittany Bear 360 Nose Contour Collection

M3 Helps slim and shorten the nose (Synthetic)
M6 Creates a beautiful button-like nose (Synthetic)
M0 The OG brush highlights, buffs, and blends, just like that (Natural)

I thought the 3pc 360 Nose Contour Collection was quite cute! It came with M3 and M6 and M0 ergo 360 and was meant for Nose Contouring. Normally, it retails for $20 but I got it for 30% Off.

I’m not quite sure who Brittany Bear was, but since Morphe generally tend to collaborate with YouTubers, I’m assuming she’s one too. Also, not for nothing but the Morphe M3 Brush kinda’ resembles the Makeup Revolution Eyeliner Brush and the Morphe M6 Brush kinda’ resembles the Makeup Revolution Oval Eye Brush, both from the Makeup Revolution Precision Eye Set (haulage here). I went from having none of these goofy looking toothbrush type Makeup Brushes to now owning a handful lol

Morphe X Brittany Bear 360 Nose Contour Collection

M3 Helps slim and shorten the nose (Synthetic)
M6 Creates a beautiful button-like nose (Synthetic)
M0 The OG brush highlights, buffs, and blends, just like that (Natural)

1. With the M3 Brush, take a contour shade and draw two parallel lines down the bridge of the nose. Using the same brush, apply contour to the side and bottom of nostrils to achieve a slimmer, shorter nose.

2. Using the M6 Brush and your contour shade, connect both sides by drawing a straight line directly above the nostrils. This will create a button-like nose.

3. With the M0 Brush, take a lighter setting powder and begin to camouflage along the bridge and width of the nose, blending into under-eye highlight.

4. Using the same brush, buff and blend out any harsh contour.

Mascara Brushes (25pc)

Open your eyes to disposable, plastic mascara wands for on-the-go artistry action (wands are 4″ long)

I’m down to my last Spoolie from MAC (they hand them out as freebies, or rather, I ask for them, whenever I make a purchase, which has been a minute). So I decided to get a pack of these Mascara Brushes to use as Spoolies instead. The pack retails for for $3

I stash these babies everywhere (vanity table at home, desk at work, car, handbag, back pocket, everywhere!) so I can always have one at hand whenever I need it. Honestly, brushing my brows makes such a difference before applying makeup or before getting my brows threaded or before tweezing or trimming them myself or whatever else.

Even if I’m not going to be doing any of the above, I just like brushing my brows, upwards and outwards (to “encourage” an arch lol)!

All x20 Makeup Brushes

M250-0 Detail Liner Brush
M250-S Detail Liner Brush
M250-1 Detail Liner Brush
M443 Pointed Liner Brush
M148 Mini Contour Brush
M160 1/16 Angle Liner Brush
M158 Angle Liner/Spoolie Brush
M165 Angle Liner and Brow Brush
E43 Flat Brow Brush

M165 Angle Liner and Brow Brush
E43 Flat Brow Brush
M210 Small Chisel Fluff Brush
M167 Oval Shadow Brush
M456 Mini Firm Blending Brush
M433 Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush
E62 Angled Nose Contouring Brush
M572 Mini Flat Contour Brush

E62 Angled Nose Contouring Brush
M572 Mini Flat Contour Brush
M173 Mini Chubby Buffer Brush
M334 Mini Angled Buffer Brush
E8 Detail Contour Brush
R31 Highlight Definer Brush
M405 Contour Blush Brush

M250-0 Detail Liner Brush
M250-S Detail Liner Brush
M250-1 Detail Liner Brush
M443 Pointed Liner Brush
M148 Mini Contour Brush

M250-0 – DETAIL LINER BRUSH
The very slight, short tip of this liner brush makes it ideal for the most defined and detailed strokes with gel or cream liner.
Bristles: 1/4″
Full Length: 6 7/8″
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$3

I couldn’t decided between the M250-0 and the M250-S and the M250-1 so I bought all three! Much to my delight, all of them were impossibly skinny! I had hoped they’d be slim, but never imagined they’d be this skinny!

My lid space is on the smaller side, so these babies are gonna’ perfect for more detailed work! Also, for going over my liner when I’ve popped falsies on. Seeing as how skinny they are, I’m thinkin’ maybe I could even use them for some faux microblading! Gosh, I’m super excited and can’t wait to use these cuties! For reference, the M250-0 – DETAIL LINER BRUSH is the one with short and stiff yellow bristles.

M250-S – DETAIL LINER BRUSH
This microfine brush creates the most defined and detailed lines and shapes with precision.
Bristle Type: Natural
Dimensions:
Bristles: 1/4″
Full Length: 6 1/2″
$3

I couldn’t decided between the M250-0 and the M250-S and the M250-1 so I bought all three! Much to my delight, all of them were impossibly skinny! I had hoped they’d be slim, but never imagined they’d be this skinny!

For reference, M250-S – DETAIL LINER BRUSH had the shortest and stiffest bristles out of all three.

M250-1 – DETAIL LINER BRUSH
Your wingman for detailed eye looks, this synthetic brush gives you total control in life (and liner).
Bristles: 1/4″
Full Length: 6 7/8″
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$4

I couldn’t decided between the M250-0 and the M250-S and the M250-1 so I bought all three! Much to my delight, all of them were impossibly skinny! I had hoped they’d be slim, but never imagined they’d be this skinny!

For reference, the M250-1 – DETAIL LINER BRUSH had longer bristles and therefore was less stiff than the other two, however the tip was white so it sorta’ blends into the background in the photo making it to difficult to discern the difference.

M443 – POINTED LINER BRUSH
Whether you’re a cream or gel kinda babe, this pointed liner brush is all about the details.
Bristles: 1/4″
Full Length: 6 1/4″
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$5

I got the M443 – POINTED LINER BRUSH to line my eyes using Gel Liner, as an alternative to Pencil Liners (that constantly need resharpening) and Mechanical Liners (tip not fine and sharp enough) and Liquid Liners (that require the concentration of an Olympian Gymnast). Also, I plan on using this baby to smoke out my lower lashline (which I’m very, very fond of doing)! I’m really happy with this baby too!

M148 – MINI CONTOUR BRUSH
The Mini Contour brush is designed to fit the smaller contours of the face. This brush is ideal for achieving straight lines using powder and cream products.
Bristle type: Natural
Dimensions:
Bristles: 1/8″
Full Length: 4 7/8″
$2

I got the M148 – MINI CONTOUR BRUSH because someone in the reviews mentioned that it was useful for cutting the crease, but now that I’m looking at it… I’m kinda’ unimpressed. I suppose, I could use it for popping on my inner corner highlight, whenever I do apply an inner corner highlight (which isn’t often, recently) lol

M160 1/16 Angle Liner Brush
M158 Angle Liner/Spoolie Brush
M165 Angle Liner and Brow Brush
E43 Flat Brow Brush

M160 1/16 – ANGLE LINER BRUSH
Works wonders with gel and cream liners.
Bristles: 1/4″
Full Length: 7 1/8″
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$3

I couldn’t tell the difference on the bristles between the M160 1/16 and the M158 so I got both. In hand, both were surprisingly slim and more importantly, stiff, but the bristles on the M160 1/16 were less wide than the M158 and more densely packed.

Initially, I’d purchased this baby as a possible alternative to my beloved long-discontinued The Body Shop Brow Brush but now, I’m thinkin’ I might actually use this baby to line my eyes too, possibly with powder shadows, not just cream or gel liners. To me the M160 1/16 was pure art!

M158 – ANGLE LINER/SPOOLIE BRUSH
Meet the perfect power couple for your fiercest eyes yet.
Bristles: 1/4″
Spoolie: 1″
Full Length: 6″
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$4

As I said, both the M160 1/16 and the M158 were surprisingly narrow! As far as I was concerned, the narrower (more precision), the better!

However, the M158 was a bit wider and had a deeper slant. I tried to capture the difference in the photo, but they kept falling and rolling away until eventually, I gave up. Also, the tips were white, which made them sorta’ blend into the background, regardless. I adored the fact that this baby had a Spoolie on the other end, because I’m constantly losing my Spoolies (hence the recently purchased pack of Mascara Brushes).

M165 – ANGLE LINER AND BROW BRUSH
Keep it sculpted naturally with a brush that knows a thing or two about clean brows and sharp liner looks.
Bristles: 1/4″
Full Length: 6 1/4″
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$3

I figured the M165 – ANGLE LINER AND BROW BRUSH would be nice for filling in my brows with a powder shadow or for lining my eyes… also with a powder shadow lol Out of all the Brow/Liner Brushes in this haul, the M165 was the one that most closely resembled my beloved long-discontinued The Body Shop Brow Brush. It was nice and stiff, but the bristles seemed a bit on the shorter side. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. We shall see.

E43 – FLAT BROW BRUSH
This flat brush has a perfectly even tip to give you defined color in your brows. Use it to sweep brow powder over gels and pomades for a dimensional, realistic brow look. It’s also great for buffing in color on the lower lash line.
Bristles: 1/4”
Full Length: 7″
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$6

Honestly, I got the E43 – Flat Brow Brush mainly to use with concealer for some clean-up work in the brow area. Whenever I fill in my brows using a pencil (mechanical and sharpener-able lol) I get a nice pristine application. However, whenever I fill in my brows using some sorta’ cream product or brow promade or even a powder shadow, the end result can look a bit… messy. I’m hoping I can achieve sharper lines using this baby in conjunction with concealer!

M210 Small Chisel Fluff Brush
M167 Oval Shadow Brush
M456 Mini Firm Blending Brush
M433 Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush

M210 – SMALL CHISEL FLUFF BRUSH
A little babe that can throw some major shade and handle the teeny tiny details, especially on those with smaller eyes.
Bristles: 1/4″
Full Length: 7 3/8″
Bristle Type: Natural
$3

There was nothing small about the M210 – SMALL CHISEL FLUFF BRUSH. It looked like the MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush. That said, I’m not mad about it. It was a cheaper alternative and one that can definitely be put to good use, at that!

M167 – OVAL SHADOW BRUSH
This flat, oval shader brush has natural bristles to grab your powder shadows and just enough firmness to pack color onto the lids for maximum pigmentation.
Bristles: 3/8″
Full Length: 6 1/4″
Bristle Type: Natural
$6

M167 – OVAL SHADOW BRUSH was nice and wide for packing on all-over lid shades in a jiffy!

M456 – MINI FIRM BLENDING BRUSH
Developed for The Sister Collection
This petite brush is great for detailed blending work and babes who have smaller eyes.
Bristles: 1/2”
Full Length: 6 3/4”
Bristle Type: Natural
$6

Again, nothing small or mini about this thing. The M456 – MINI FIRM BLENDING BRUSH was touted as a good blending brush for those with small or hooded eyes. I’ve seen smaller, from E.L.F. and even purchased a few. Still, the M456 looked like a decent blending brush and you can never have enough of those! They’re just so handy!

M433 – PRO FIRM BLENDING FLUFF
Tapered crease brush with a pinched ferrule that gives it the versatility either to be used on the flat side for shading or to use the fullness of the tip for seamless blending.
Bristles: 5/8″
Full Length: 6 7/8″
Bristle Type: Natural
$7

I got the M433 – PRO FIRM BLENDING FLUFF because it looked like a dupe of my beloved MAC 224, which I tend to use for everything, from applying highlighter to my cheekbones, to blending out my concealer in the under-eye area and of course, for blending out my eyeshadow and softening harsher lines in my crease! Like I said, a good blending brush never goes amiss!

E62 Angled Nose Contouring Brush
M572 Mini Flat Contour Brush
M173 Mini Chubby Buffer Brush
M334 Mini Angled Buffer Brush

E62 – ANGLED NOSE CONTOURING BRUSH
Developed for The Sister Collection
If you live for a good sister snatched nose, this angled fluffy brush is perfect for laying down and blending out your contour.
Bristles: 1/2”
Full Length: 7”
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$9

As for the E62 – ANGLED NOSE CONTOURING BRUSH, all I read was nose contouring and I was sold! I believe it’s part of the James Charles Collection, hence the higher price point. Honestly, I feel indifferent about James Charles (neither a hater nor a fan).

In any case, the E62 looks a wee bit different than perceived from the official online photos. For starters, the bristles were white-tipped. Also, this thing was wide and fluffy, all the better to blend the nose contour, I presume. It’s starting to dawn on me that I may have overdone it with the whole nose contouring brushes thing lol especially considering I don’t usually contour my nose on the regular.

M572 – MINI FLAT CONTOUR BRUSH
This mini contour brush creates detailed lines and is perfect for nose contouring.
Bristles: 1/2″
Full Length: 6 3/4″
Bristle Type: Natural & Synthetic
$7

The M572 – MINI FLAT CONTOUR BRUSH was touted as being amazing for nose contouring, but I got it to experiment with sculpting my cheeks. I’ve actually got a handful of the larger version of this flat contour brush (from other brands), so I’m curious to see how this “mini” performs in comparison.

M173 – MINI CHUBBY BUFFER BRUSH
A short, dense buffer brush with a rounded tip that’s perfect for precision work in the corners of the eyes and around the nose. Use it to blend out under eye concealer or place cream contour products for a defined, sculpted look.
Bristles: 1″
Full Length: 7 1/8″
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$6

The M173 – MINI CHUBBY BUFFER BRUSH was one of the brushes I’ve lusted after from Morphe for a very long time. It looked stupid cute! I just had to have it! I’m sure I can find a use for it, but if not, I don’t really care. I’m just glad I finally have it!

M334 – MINI ANGLED BUFFER BRUSH
A dense, angled buffing brush for blending concealer under the eye and fitting around the eyes and nose.
Bristle Type: Synthetic
Dimensions:
Bristles: 3/4″
Full Length: 6 3/4″
$6

I got the M334 – MINI ANGLED BUFFER BRUSH to use as a multi-purpose brush. Depending on its size, I figured I could use it for everything from blending out concealer to applying blush and bronzer and even contouring!

E8 Detail Contour Brush
R31 Highlight Definer Brush
M405 Contour Blush Brush

E8 – DETAIL CONTOUR BRUSH
A slim, dense brush for a precise application of color. Perfect for applying cream contour products and under-eye concealer for a chiseled, defined look.
Bristles: 7/8″
Full Length: 7 1/4″
Bristle Type: Synthetic
$7

Generally, I use my pinky finger for applying concealer, which can be a bit time consuming (because I’m constantly having to rush to the bathroom sink to wash my hands) and can get a bit tricky when I’m in a hurry and accidentally cover up my carefully drawn on liner.

I got the E8 Detail Contour Brush because people in the reviews swore up and down that it blended out concealer like a dream! Others said that they loved using it to blend out their contour. Basically, it was supposed to be great at blending anything with a cream consistency!

R31 – HIGHLIGHT DEFINER BRUSH
A defined highlight brush with a rounded tip for diffused color and precise placement.
Bristles: 1′
Full Length: 7 1/4″
Bristle Type: Natural
$7

The R31 Highlight Definer Brush supposedly intensifies highlight (particularly when wet) and personally, I’m sick of having nothing but glitter on my cheeks, whenever I apply certain highlighters (*cough* ColourPop Super Shock Highlighters *cough*).

Not gonna’ lie. I was a bit disappointed when I actually saw this thing. It just looked like a longer version of the M0 Brush from the Nose Contour Collection and I’m not impressed. That said, I’ll only know for sure once I use it. So, here’s hoping this thing works!

M405 – CONTOUR BLUSH BRUSH
A multi-use brush. Great for applying bronzer, blush or highlight to the cheekbones. The angled shape allows you to create more definition while still looking natural.
Bristles: 1 1/4″
Full Length: 6 3/4″
Bristle Type: Natural
$9

Finally, the M405 Contour Blush Brush I got because I’d like a more detailed application of blush (or just not apply blush to make cheeks and yet somehow have it end up all the way up to my temples and down to my jawline). Plus, it seemed like a pretty good multi-purpose brush that could be used for contouring and bronzing, in addition to applying blush.

Frankly, I really liked the way it was cut too (it looked nice and angled in the online photos)! Unfortunately, you can’t really see this baby in all its glory, because as with all the brushes in this haul, I didn’t take it out of its packaging (long post, too time consuming). However, you can see what it looks like on the Morphe site.

All in all, aside from one or two duds, I’m very, very happy with the haulage! The brushes were soft and clean and arrived undamaged! No complaints from me!

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