If you’re just starting out in makeup and are on the hunt for dependable brushes, look no further than Morphe. The brand creates high-quality makeup and skincare products that won’t empty your bank account and will last a considerably long time. It’s also important to take care of your brushes so they’ll take care of you. Clean them regularly, don’t store them on the bathroom counter uncovered and don’t share them with anyone else! Keep reading for the best Morphe brushes you can buy, from blush to bronzer to the perfect sets for beginners.
Best Morphe Brushes For:
Brushes for Foundation
Part of the Morphe 2 sub-brand, the Best Face Foundation Brush is a sleek selection designed to be used with the Hint Hint Skin Tint–but you can use it with any cream or liquid product you’d like. The soft synthetic bristles form an angled head to get those hard-to-reach spots around the nostrils and eyes.
The Dense Edged Foundation Brush is for folks who like to use something more sculpted for their base. This brush is short, with a slight divot in the head to give concentrated coverage with just one press. The bristles are formulated to minimize pesky shedding. It features an aesthetic semi-matte design with a debossed Morphe logo.
Next up is more bang for your buck. The duo includes Morphe’s signature Microfiber Beauty Sponge that has a chiseled tip for precise application on the face, and the Wide Angle Foundation Brush that can be used with a variety of makeup: foundation, bronzer and contour. These two products work double time to provide natural-looking coverage that lasts.
Brushes for Contour
The Small Flat Angled Contour Brush is tiny but mighty. Wave goodbye to messy and muddy contouring and hello to precise lines every single time. Reviewers rave about how many other things the brush can be used for, like highlighting under brows or carving out brows. One reviewer said they own six of these for just nose contouring and that they’ll never use another brush for that purpose again.
The Precision Pointed Contour Brush has dense synthetic bristles that work best with cream products, and they fit right into the contours of your face. The head is slim and long compared to some other contour brushes that are denser. You can also use it to set/clean up powder around the eye area and apply concealer anywhere on the face.
Brushes for Highlight
Does the Detailed Highlighter Brush look familiar? Hardcore Morphe stans may recognize the old Y14 brush that got a glow-up. It has a new M451 name and a new handle to boot. I’ve always been a fan of slimmer, smaller highlight brushes (my current fave is the F19 Highlighter Brush from Shop Miss A). The light tapered bristles are ideal for a precise highlighter application on the high points of your face, and anywhere else you want some extra shimmer.
This next brush is a literal fan favorite. The Large Soft Fan Highlighter Brush has been the recipient of an InStyle Best Beauty Buy award. It looks luxurious and pampering, with enough fullness to sweep highlighter all over your gorgeous face. The natural bristles can also be used to diffuse color and sweep away any excess powder you may have.
Brushes for Eyeshadow
Our next selection is part of the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Master Brush Collection. The Universal Blender Brush is a permanent part of my collection, and I’m so glad I purchased it. It has shorter, dense bristles to pack on pigment, and they aren’t itchy or scratchy when it comes time to blend everything out. Jaclyn herself calls it her “favorite blending brush of all time.” You can click here to shop more of the JH collection.
Ensure a smooth transition with the Crease Blender Eyeshadow Brush, an essential part of any look. The synthetic bristles provide flawless blending every time. One reviewer raves about how easy this brush is to take care of, saying, “I can wash it, and still feels like it did the day I got it.” Another says it “blends beautifully. It is easy to hold and control.”
The Perfect Pencil Brush has short, natural bristles to blend out your lower and upper lash line. It provides a soft wash of color that can be easily built up, depending on the look. But that’s not the only thing you can do with this brush–grab it to darken the outer edge of your eye or highlight the inner corner. The possibilities are endless.
Ahhhh, yes. My favorite part of any look–the glitter! But beauty enthusiasts know that glitter can be a headache to deal with if it’s not applied correctly. Morphe’s Glitter Packer Eyeshadow Brush ensures the sparkle goes right where you want it to go and nowhere else. The silicone head is half an inch, so it will fit nicely in any kind of pressed or loose glitter you’re using.
Brushes for Blush
The Tapered Powder Brush is one of the most versatile choices on this list. It has a rounded shape and soft synthetic bristles for an even blush application every time, and you can also use this for bronzer and powder products. One reviewer said this one is way better quality than other expensive brushes on the market.
Applying blush all over the cheeks and nose has been a major makeup trend lately, one that I’m on board with. The Pointed Powder Brush will help you achieve that look as easy as 1-2-3. The fluffy, natural bristles have a defined point for precise application. You can also use it to mattify oily parts of your face using transparent powder.
Brushes for Bronzer
Achieve that sun-kissed look with the Bronze Show Fluffy Bronzer Brush. The handle is a beautiful light tan color with a sturdy gold ferrule. The synthetic brush head is a dome shape for buildable and controlled application no matter what bronzer you’re using.
Another dependable choice for bronzer, the Face & Body Brush is soft but firm for even application. The round handle is comfortable and an ideal size for buffing out product on the skin. The shape itself is interesting, too–you don’t see a lot of brushes that look like this. As the name suggests, it’s good for adding extra shimmer to other parts of the body besides the face.
Brush Sets for Beginners
Honestly, what would we do without sets like these? The Sweep Life Brush Set is everything you need for a full face in record time. It comes with a complexion brush, rounded blush brush, highlighting brush, eyeshadow packing brush and an iconic Morphe carry case to keep everything in one spot. Disorganization? We don’t know her.
I bought this set when I was first learning how to do eyeshadow, and definitely recommend it for beauty beginners. The Eye Got This Set is a mixture of natural and synthetic brushes to help you master the basics: an oval brush (synthetic), a blending crease brush (natural), a tapered mini blender brush (natural) and an angled liner brush (synthetic).
On the hunt for something compact to take home with you for the holidays? The On The Glow Mini Brush Set is a limited edition set of four tools that are perfectly sized for travel bags and suitcases. It comes with miniature versions of a foundation brush, concealer brush, eyeshadow packing brush and a convenient (and aesthetic) white travel pouch.