MOTD: Fun with the Morphe 35O Palette

Morphe 35O Makeup Look

Hi guys! I’ve had the Morphe 35O Palette for about six months now and I realized that I haven’t done a single look using it here on the blog! Today, we are going to fix that! The Morphe 35O is quite possibly one of Morphe’s most popular makeup palettes. There was a good chunk of time where if you wanted this beauty you had to stalk social media and then be quick to order. Thankfully today it is easier to come by and I actually picked mine up from a Showcase store in my local mall. If you love warm colours, this palette was made for you!

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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

Smoky Purple Look using the Morphe 35W Palette

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Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you another look that I did using the Morphe 35W Palette. I can’t get over how much I love this palette. There is just so much you can do with it and the price is incredible! Unlike my last look which was a very warm based look, this one uses grey and purples.

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Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: Too Faced Candelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo (both shades mixed together)
Eyes: Morphe 35W Palette (See picture above for numerical references as the shades are not named) 1 (crease/transition), 2 (crease/centre of lid and under eye), 3 (outer crease/outer half of lid and under eye), 4 (a little bit on the outer corner), 5 (inner half of lid and under eye).  Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smoke (water line). Dior Show Maximizer (primer on lashes). Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (lashes).
Brows: Milani Easybrow Automatic Pencil in Taupe and L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: MAC Up the Amp

Given how much I love the colour purple, I was really happy with this look. The deepening shades of purple gave the look a smoky feel without being too dramatic. Blending is very important to achieving the seamless transition between the purples. For my crease I used the Sigma E40, for the lid I used the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush and under my eye I used the Sigma E30. I went back in and blended out the shadow on my lid with the E40.

What are you wearing on your face today? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Morphe 35W Palette

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Hi guys! I recently acquired the Morphe 35W Palette. I purchased it from HauteLook but you can also get it on the Morphe website as well (where it is currently on sale). It is a beautiful 35 colour warm based palette that is perfect for fall looks. The main reason I went for this palette was to tide me over while I wait for the 35O to come back in stock. With that said, I have been enjoying this palette immensely and am glad that I purchased it. I think I have been using it almost every day since I got it since it is so versatile.

Here is the look that I did with the palette….

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Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: NARS Orgasm
Bronzer/Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer
Eyes: Morphe 35W Palette (See picture above for numerical references as the shades are not named) 1 (all over lid), 2 (crease), 3 (crease and outer half of lid), 4 (layered over 3 on outer half of lid and under eye), 5 (to define outer crease and under eye).  Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Demolition (water line). Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (lashes).
Brows: L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: Colourpop Lippie Stix in Topanga

This is a great palette as it has such a variety of warm shades in it. The possibilities for different looks seems endless. The shimmery shades seem to be the most pigmented, but I have had no complaints with any of the shades since I started using the palette. I definitely plan on purchasing more Morphe palettes in the future based on how great this one is.

What is your favourite warm look for fall? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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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.

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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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