Morphe Haul

Morphe Haul

A few weeks ago I received an order that I had placed from Morphe! They recently (within the last few months?) opened up a Canadian website as they now have a warehouse here that they ship from. This was amazing news as Morphe’s shipping costs to Canada were generally pretty steep. On top of this they had a 20% sale for Canada Day so I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to order a couple things I had my eye on. I just love their eye shadow and their brushes so much! The quality is fantastic and the prices are so affordable and even more so now that they ship from IN Canada. Wooo! Continue reading

Ipsy Glam Bag: March

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Hi guys! I recently received my second Ipsy Glam Bag in the mail! I saw that it was shipping and kind of forgot about it, so it was a bit of a surprise when I saw it sitting in my mailbox. It arrived shockingly fast! Despite lots of emails from Ipsy tempting me to look at sneak peaks, I stayed away and let it be a surprise. If you would like to see my previous Ipsy Bag you can check it out here!

Let’s dive into what I got this month…

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Ipsy Glam Bag: February

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Hi guys! As you know from my last Birchbox Unboxing Post, they have decided to stop service to Canada. Due to that I decided to give Ipsy a shot to replace my subscription so that I can continue a subscription box series on the blog because I love writing it. This is my first Ipsy Glam Bag and I’m surprised to report that I like it far better than any Birchbox I received! Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved Birchbox and the types of items I received were very different from this Ipsy bag. It could be a fluke but I feel like this bag is full of winners.

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Morphe Brushes Haul

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Hi guys! Today I have a very Jaclyn Hill inspired Morphe Brushes haul for you! I decided a little while ago that I needed to add more makeup brushes to my collection to expand my makeup abilities and make it easier to do different eye looks. I watch a lot of Jaclyn Hill tutorials so I made a point of jotting down a few brushes that she was using and looked like they would fill the void in my makeup brush holder. I already had a few Morphe Brushes so I knew the brushes would be high quality. Continue reading

Mini MAC Haul!

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Hi guys! I finally caved and bought the MAC 242 Shader Brush! Since MAC had a code for free express shipping in Canada, I added a few other items to my order to make sure I met the $55 minimum. I’m not sure if the code is still active, but it is “NOV”. I love the express shipping deals since it really does feel like almost immediate gratification getting your items so quickly.

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My Makeup Brush Holder

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Hi guys! Today I thought I would share with you the way I’ve set up my makeup brush holder. I got these containers at Ikea but because of the size I needed something to fill them. My makeup brushes were flopping over in them and it was really bothering me. It was hard to find something to fill the holders as I was being really picky. I didn’t want anything that could potentially scratch my brushes. This meant sand, decorative pebbles and so on, were out of the question. I wanted something that would be soft but also sturdy.

Originally I was looking at the filling you use for a bean bag chair, as I saw that suggested online. However, I could only find them in excessively large quantities. It seemed like a bit of a waste to buy a giant bag, when really I only needed about a cup or two of them. My husband, who was shopping with me, was not on board with the bean bag chair filling.

After that, we went to Michael’s to see if we could find something similar but in a smaller quantity. I did several laps around the store and was becoming frustrated and disheartened by this impossible mission. That was went my husband veered off managed to find the perfect solution to my problem! He had found a bag of pellets meant for using for stuffed animals! They are like a soft plastic, with an almost hard gel texture. It is similar to what would be inside a beanie baby (did I just age myself there?.. anyone?). I’ve been using them for a few weeks and so far my brushes still look the same. They all stand up-right and I am so much happier.

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Anyways, I thought I would share this and hopefully save some of you the struggle of trying to find something to fill your makeup brush holder. Any container of a similar size, or something smaller like a mason jar, would work perfectly for this project! I’m thinking of decorating mine a little more with some ribbon and a glue gun!

What do you use for storing your makeup brushes? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Favourite Makeup Brushes for Face Makeup

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Hi guys! Today I wanted to talk about the makeup brushes that I have been loving for my face makeup. Just like my eye makeup brushes, all of these brushes are very reasonably priced and work well.

Real Techniques

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The Real Techniques Stippling Brush is what I use to apply my foundation. It blends everything in flawlessly and leaves you with great coverage. I also use this brush to blend in my concealer.

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The Real Techiques Setting Brush is what I use to set my under eye concealer. The small tip of the brush is the perfect size for under the eye. It is also soft and fluffy which is perfect to use on the most delicate area of your face.

Sonia Kashuk

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This Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush came in a set so I don’t know the specific name of this brush. I use it to apply powder all over my face to set my foundation in place. At the moment this is the only powder brush I own. It does the trick but there really isn’t anything special about this brush so any powder brush would do. I’m looking to replace this brush with the Morphe G0 (that is a zero) Brush.

Quo

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This Quo Fan Brush is another that came in a set. I use it both to apply highlighting powder on the tops of my cheekbones, as well as to blend my blush (and other powders) in and remove the excess. Again, I feel like any fan brush would work fine. I don’t use the rest of the brushes from this set so I would recommend finding a stand-alone fan brush rather than purchasing the set for this one.

Morphe

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The Morphe G8 Brush is what I use to apply my blush. I love the pointed end of the brush as it allows for precise application. It is soft so it makes blending your blush in really easy. This brush could also be used to apply powder to your face to set your foundation. The Morphe Gun Metal Collection is wonderful, they are inexpensive, look great and are so soft.

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The Morphe G3 Brush is what I use to contour my cheeks. It is the perfect size to fit in the hollow of your cheek to create a soft and precise contour. This brush is very dense, but also soft to the touch. I like the shape of the brush because it is like a flattened dome. It isn’t thin like most contour brushes so you don’t end up with harsh lines. I personally like a subtle contour on myself. This brush is also from the Gun Metal Collection.

So between this post and my previous post about my eye makeup brushes, those are all of the makeup brushes that I regularly use. I do have more brushes in mind that I would like to add to my collection so I do plan on writing an update if my regular rotation changes significantly.

What are your favourite face makeup brushes? Leave me your recommendations in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Favourite Brushes for Eye Makeup

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Hi guys! Today I wanted to talk to you about my current favourite eye makeup brushes that I own! These are the brushes that I use on a daily basis. They all work well and are also reasonably priced which is an added bonus!

Real Techniques

These brushes came in a kit of eye brushes together. There are two other brushes in the set (a brow brush and an eyeliner brush) but these are the three that I use.

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The Real Techniques Accent Brush is a very tiny brush which makes it easy to smudge shadow under your eye.

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The Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush gives a nice wash of colour to your lid. It is fluffy so if you are using different colours they blend effortlessly together.

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The Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush is the perfect size for blending eye shadow into your crease. When I first got the Kat Von D Monarch palette, the pigmentation of the shadows intimidated me and I struggled to make them work without looking like a clown. This brush and the previous brush changed that. They are honestly fool-proof and perfect for beginners.

Morphe

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The Morphe M503 is great for blending. I did find it a bit stiff and scratchy when I first purchased it. Washing it and using a tiny bit of conditioner fixed that. It is small which makes it great for precision blending and application of eye shadow. I mainly use it for blending though.

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The Morphe E14 is a dense oval shadow brush. The density makes it wonderful for packing on eye shadow, but it is also very soft to the touch. The quality of the Elite Collection from Morphe is amazing. I definitely plan on getting my hands on more of the brushes from this collection. The Gun Metal Collection from Morphe is also incredible. I don’t have any eye brushes from it, but I will be talking about it when I post my favourite make up brushes for my face.

Sigma

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The Sigma E30 is a small pencil brush which also works well for applying eye shadow under your eye. The pointed tip and the density of the bristles make for precise application. I also use this brush on my lid when I want to add a small, precise amount of shadow to the outer edge. This brush would also work well for highlighting the inner corner of your eye.

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Oh, the beloved Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush… How could this brush not make the list? After seeing this brush pop up so often on YouTube, I knew I had to give it a try. I was not disappointed. This brush blends eye shadow beautifully into your crease. It creates a soft, blended wash of colour. I also use it for my transition shade when I use one. Once I got this brush I do not reach for the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush nearly as often, but they do both work well.

So there you have it… these are the eye shadow brushes that I am currently loving and use the most while putting on my make up!

What brushes do you recommend for eye make up? I’m always on the look out for more brushes to try out! Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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