Review: Morphe Brushes 690 Deluxe Contour Set

Morphe Brushes 609 Deluxe Contour Buffing Brush Set

Morphe brush setMorphe Brushes have become such a hyped brand, largely due to YouTubers and bloggers singing their praises, and have a huge range of brushes and makeup, especially the infamous eyeshadow palettes. I haven’t tried much from them yet, apart from a couple of their single eyeshadow pans in shades that Makeup Geek didn’t have (review coming soon) and a blending brush that I love, so I thought I’d try this little collection.

The Morphe Deluxe Contour Set is great value, at just over £20 for six brushes – an angled buffer, a rounded buffer, a pointed contour buffer, and a mini version of each. I didn’t get the kit to use for contouring – there’s really nothing you can do with super pale skin and hamster cheeks – but more for base, cream blushers, powder, and eye shadow. All of the brushes are super soft, with synthetic bristles, and none of mine have shed at all, although I’ve seen a couple of reviews which have mentioned that they have experienced some.

My favourite brushes in the set are the rounded buffer, the angled buffer, and the mini rounded buffer. I love the former for foundation, when I need something a bit faster than my beloved B. blending sponge – it’s so soft and blends the foundation in smoothly without leaving streaks. The angled buffer is great for pressing powder into the skin, when you want slightly more than a light dusting, and the angled bristles make it easier to get into any nooks and crannies. The diddy rounded buffer is fabulous for whacking on a shadow like Burberry Pale Barley for a quick one shade look.

I’m not a huge fan of the pointed contour buffer or the mini version. I was hoping that they would be slightly ‘floppier’, to make it easier to blend things, but they’re both quite stiff and dense and are leave quite hard lines of colour. The mini angled buffer is fine, but I just find that it doesn’t work quite as well as either the rounded version or a fluffier blending brush.

I would definitely buy more individual brushes from Morphe, and I have my eye on one of the 35 pan palettes – maybe this one when it’s back in stock?

If you’ve tried this set and actually use it for contouring, let me know how well it works!

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