I know I’m a little behind the times, but I’ve only just recently discovered Beauty Bay and I can tell it’s going to have a dangerous impact on the old bank balance. Two American beauty brands I’ve been wanting to try for a while now are Makeup Geek and Morphe Brushes which are both stocked at Beauty Bay, along with a limited collection of Anastasia Beverly Hills, Illamasqua and Pixi products; like I said, dangerous.
I picked up the Morphe Brushes M514 Detail Round Blender Brush (£4.75) and a Standard Individual Eye Shadow in ES22 Granite (£1.95). I’ve still to purchase a Z-Palette to put all my pans in but I’ll get round to that next month. I knew Morphe Brushes products were affordable but I was shocked at how cheap their eyeshadows were. Although the shade variety is limited with the single eyeshadow pans they also have some beautiful best-selling palettes retailing for only £15.95 which contain 35 different shades.
Granite is a chocolate brown shade with a lovely soft shimmer. The colour is richly pigmented and the texture is soft and very easy to blend with the M514. For only £1.95 Granite has seriously impressive staying power and a beautiful velvet-like finish.
The M514 is actually designed for the “detailed application of bronzer, blusher and contour powders”, but I use it’s soft, fluffy bristles to blend out my eyeshadow. It’s rounded oval tip, made from expertly crafted goat’s hair, gently blends my eyeshadow to a seamless finish and it’s another great addition to my makeup brush collection.
I’m very impressed with my tiny Morphe haul and will definitely by ordering a few more shades when they become available along with a Z-Palette to store them in. The M514 is a very versatile brush that I’ve found myself reaching for a lot over the past few days. After watching Laura Leth’s Favourite eye brushes video from 2015, I think I’ll try the E27, MB23 and M441 brushes next.
Have you tried any of the Morphe brushes or eyeshadows yet?