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Morphe & Luxie Brushes Review

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed any brushes, and seeing that I haven’t featured any Morphe or Luxie brushes on my blog yet, I thought it a great opportunity to share my thoughts on these brushes I purchased from Pink Cosmetics a few months agoPink Cosmetics was selling this little brush combo, and being the makeup brush addict that I am, I jumped at it! It is a random set of brushes but I didn’t mind as I knew I would use all of them.

When I received them I did an unboxing on my Instagram stories. I’m sure some of you will remember how happy I was to own my very first Luxie Beauty brush. Never mind that, Pink Cosmetics included some freebies to my order and it made everything so much more exciting! If you’ve purchased from Pink Cosmetics before, I’m sure you know how lovely and pleasent it is to shop from them. I am always thrilled to recieve my packages and everything is always packaged so nicely. I must applaud Janet for her constant amazing service! starts slow clap Alrighty then, let’s get onto the brushes. First up we have the Morphe brushes. Over the years I’ve heard many great things about these brushes. So many YouTubers and influencers rave about these brushes which left me with a serious case of #FOMO. Only owning a few of their eye brushes (which I use almost everyday – they are that good) I was very excited to see how these face brushes would fare.

Morphe R8Description: Morphe Brushes rose gold edition R8 pro flat contour is a flat, stiff natural bristle brush with a straight edge for sharp, precise placement and a chiseled contour along the nose or cheekbones.

Bristle type: goatMy Experience: Because this brush has a blunt edge, it can feel a bit harsh on the face. Not uncomfortable or prickly or anything, just not as soft as a powder brush. I used it to apply my powder contour and the first time I did so the brush picked up a ton of product. I would recommend dipping this brush in your product instead of dragging as it will then pick up less product. It “places” the product really well, but I tend to use only the side as the full width of the brush gives me a very thick contour line which doesn’t suit my face. It does a good job of blending out, but only with powder products. I don’t think you need this brush in your collection, but if you love contouring or want a wide variety of brushes in your collection then this one is definitely worth checking out. I mean, rose gold? Yes please! Say no more. This brush also looks like a great dupe for the Mac 163 which is way more expensive than this one, by the way.

Morphe M214Description: Morphe Brushes M214 Oval Shadow Concealer Brush is a split fibre makeup brush designed for shadow and concealer application.Perfect for cream and liquid formulas, M214 Oval Shadow Concealer Brush is densely packed with Synthetic and Sable Hair bristles with a slightly rounded edge. The perfect size for tighter areas of the face and detailed contouring, M214 Oval Shadow Concealer Brush has a 6.5” handle which is perfectly weighted for precise control and optimal balance. Use the Synthetic side for precise application of concealer products whilst the soft Sable side is ideal for applying and blending eye shadow to a seamless finish.

Brisltles: Sable/synthetic

My Experience: this brush had me at ‘split fibre’. I’ve never owned a brush like this nor anything similar, so I was very intrigued to say the least. I actually quite like using the synthetic side of this brush for patting on my concealer, especially on those “no makeup makeup” days. It works reallly well and I can get close to my waterline as the brush is not large. I use the sable bristled side to pat on some powder over my concealer and it’s really convenient as I don’t need to reach for another brush. I also use it to set my eyeshadow primer as the size makes setting primer so quickly. Definitely recommend this brush, especially since it’s basically 2-in-1.

Morphe G38Description: If you want a strong contour, this is the brush to get. Create a bold look with the new Mini Contour brush. The density of the brush lets you use less product without losing the pigment you want.

Bristle type: synthetic

My Experience: this has become one of my holy grail contour brushes. It has a slight rounded tip and is very dense, thus blending with tons of precision. It’s not small nor large, but sort of inbetween – in my opinion the perfect size. It blends my cream contour so flawlessy and so easily. There was no patchiness and my contour looked so seamless. If you love a strong, seamless contour this brush is a must have. It is fantastic and such great quality.

Morphe G40Description: Get powder to those hard to reach areas with this Pro Detail Powder brush. Concentrate more powder in places where you need it to last the longest.

Bristle type: synthetic

My Experience: The sister to the Morphe G38 brush, the G40 is similar but is less dense as it has longer bristles, as you can see in the below pictures It is also slightly bigger than the G38. I have to say, I love this brush just as much as the G38. It has also fast become one of my holy grails. It works for applying foundation as well as concealer. I also use it to apply powder to hard to reach areas, such as around my nose and underneath my eyes. It works amazingly and I know for sure when using it that it will do a great job. This might not be a necessity in your brush collection, but if you need something to apply powder around your nose to set – and I mean set – your foundation, this brush is the way to go!

Luxie Pro Precision Tapered 640

Description: Luxie Beauty’s signature Rose Gold brush line features their premium soft, synthetic bristles encased in a classy rose gold ferrule atop a chic pink handle so you don’t have to compromise style for quality.

Become a baking PRO with our NEW 640 PRO Precision Tapered brush! Its flexible bristles make it easy to swipe away your powder when done baking. Our handcrafted brush grabs onto powders very well and is soft to the touch! You will never want to use another brush to bake your make up!

Bristle type: sythentic

My Experience: when I first used this brush it was very awkward. As you can see the brush isn’t very fluffy or “full”, so it splays all over the place. It is described to be “flexible, tapered bristles perfect for dusting off the “bake” or excess powder from your face, or even highlighting your face” , but I’m not crazy about it. Sure, it works well for dusting off powder, but so does a normal powder brush. I do however like to use this brush for applying a light dusting of blush and highlighter as the bristles are insanely soft, giving you a suble application. Sometimes I do love myself some sublte/soft makeup. You can definitely live without this brush, but if you are heavy handed this brush would definitely become your new best friend. It could work for powder, bronzer, blush and highlighter. Like I said, it is insanely soft and the quality is amazing, so definitely a brush that won’t fall apart after a month of use. I can tell Luxie Beauty brushes are luxurious and I hope to expand my collection of their brushes.

Overall:

I am quite happy with all of these brushes. Yes, some of then are not mind blowing, but for the quality and price I am completely blown away. While some Morphe brushes I’ve tried in the past were hit and miss, these were all fantastic. A friend of mine bought some Morphe brush sets but they were not great at all. They shed really bad and felt flimsy and weird, so I recommend purchasing the single Morphe brushes, based on what you need. The single brushes is much better quality guys, and is a much safer option.

Where To Purchase:

Right. Onto the good stuff. I’m not sure if ypu guys know of the MorpheMe subscribtion box? Basically you get some brushes (pre chosen) for $19.99 per month. That’s insanely affordable for the amount of brushes you get. The brushes are not sets, they are all some random single brushes put together, much like this random set I reviewed. It won’t contain any other brands though, just Morphe.Pink Cosmetics has the MorpheMe subscription box on her website here, however they are sold out. The price ranges from R575 – R1000 per month which is insane, as you get 4-7 brushes per box. Mac brushes go for R300-R600 each, but here you are getting a bunch of brushes for a really good price. The quality of these brushes are on par with Mac/Stila/Inglot. It is seriously amazing. A bonus is you don’t have to worry about customs or anything. Simply place you order with Janet and it will be shipped out right to your door within a day or 2. Easy peasy. Also, if you only want one month subscription, that’s fine as Pink Cosmetics offers one month boxes or 3 month boxes, meaning it’s not continuous and you have no obligations. It’s so easy. Literally no strings attached. Like I said, Pink Cosmetics is currently sold out on all MorpheMe subscription boxes, but you can email Janet for a special order, and she will get your box for you. These boxes are great value for money, and will help you build an amazing quality brush set for yourself. Pink Cosmetics also has BoxyCharm, Ipsy and Glossybox subscription boxes here. Unfortunately no discount codes are allowed on the subscription boxes, but that’s no biggie as the prices of these boxes are still amazing for the value of the items received.

What are your favorite Morphe brushes as well as subscription boxes? Let me know so I can check it out.

10 Comments

  1. An Ordinary Gal

    I quite like those gun metal brushes. I have a few of them, but I know the contour one is one that I don’t use.

    The luxie brush for me is a total dud…I just never reach for it. It’s really just a bit too long maybe as well??

    Greta review…so in depth!

    • Starluster

      I wish I had the entire gun metal range. They are really, really good! You should try the contour one, man it is FANTASTIC!

      YES YES YES. The bristles and length and everything is just way too awkward. I’m not sure what they were thinking with that particular brush, because the other brushes in the range look decent and incredible. And it retails for $24! Wait what? Sorry just no. I would only pay $3 for a brush like it.

      Thanks Simone. You the real MVP you know. Thank you for your support, looking forward a review on some of your favorite Morphe brushes maybe? Xx

  2. SimpleSerenity

    I never tried any product from Morphe, just because I don’t really like them as a brand. I’m glad that these brushes work for you, because so many people have problems with Morphe brushes. That Luxie beauty brush would be good for highlighter maybe, I have been on hunt for brush like that actually. xx

  3. An Ordinary Gal

    I quite like those gun metal brushes. I have a few of them, but I know the contour one is one that I don’t use.

    The luxie brush for me is a total dud…I just never reach for it. It’s really just a bit too long maybe as well??

    Greta review…so in depth!

    • Starluster

      I wish I had the entire gun metal range. They are really, really good! You should try the contour one, man it is FANTASTIC!

      YES YES YES. The bristles and length and everything is just way too awkward. I’m not sure what they were thinking with that particular brush, because the other brushes in the range look decent and incredible. And it retails for $24! Wait what? Sorry just no. I would only pay $3 for a brush like it.

      Thanks Simone. You the real MVP you know. Thank you for your support, looking forward a review on some of your favorite Morphe brushes maybe? Xx

  4. SimpleSerenity

    I never tried any product from Morphe, just because I don’t really like them as a brand. I’m glad that these brushes work for you, because so many people have problems with Morphe brushes. That Luxie beauty brush would be good for highlighter maybe, I have been on hunt for brush like that actually. xx

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