Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Morphe Brushes

I have seen Morphe Brushes at Trade Shows and never stopped at their booth. This year my friend Koren Zander also know as Enkore Makeup was at the booth demonstrating the brushes and selling his brush soap,  so of course I had to stop and say Hello and get my hug.  So he showed me one of the brushes I will be talking about about here. I was introduced to the owner and his sister who run Morphe Brushes, 2 very nice people! They were gracious enough to give me a few brushes to take home and play with. They must know my weakness for brushes.  I will be talking about 2 of them right now. one Koren gave me to try out, (he knows his brushes).

 It is the  C439 DELUXE ROUND BUFFER. This brush feels good in the hand, nice weight and picks up mineral foundation well and does not have it flying all over when applying it. The bristles are soooo soft and dense. Job well done with this brush! Morphe Brushes if you are listening you need to make a kabuki with these bristles.

The other brush that I like is C330 BLENDING CREASE.  What I like about this brush is that it is softer than most I have used and I can get a good blend without having to keep buffing. I have noticed on the brushes I did get that they are softer than most brush I use. I generally tend to use a stiffer brush, but they work well.   

I do have a few more that I will be talking about, but if you are in the market for some new brushes at reasonable prices, they give them a try.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


I have a hard time using concealer under my eyes, by mid day it is either cakey, gone or separated. So I asked on a forum I am on what to use to stop this. I received a lot of answers from professional makeup artist and this seemed to be the favorite of many of them.

I bought it from the Smashbox site and have been using it for about a month or more. I have to say it works!!! I have used it with the concealer we carry on line  at Fusion of Color Cosmetics, have used it with OCC Concealer, Smashbox Concealer, Kett Creams, Yaby Concealer, Kryolan Dermacolor  to name a few. All of them work equally as well with this primer under neath. My concealer stays put all day doesn't look dry.  I have to admit this is a winner product.  The texture is very light and and has a thin consistency. Goes on smoothly and feels great! It is very moisturizing without feeling greasy or heavy. I pat it on with my fingers, let it soak in for about 10 min before I add concealer. then set it with our Impeccable Finishing Powder.    The price is 29.00 for the tube and will last for a long time. 

This information was taken off the Smashbox website
Introducing the first primer dedicated to the delicate skin under eyes! We've taken our signature silky primer texture and infused it with 10 breakthrough benefits to address everyday eye woes. Plus, it keeps concealer looking fresh-never cakey or settled into fine lines-so eyes will always look well-rested.

10 under-eye benefits, 1 primer breakthrough for:
• Hydration, dark circles, puffiness, radiance, fine lines and wrinkles, texture, skin tone, age spots, clarity, soothing

• Wear alone to instantly brighten
• Wear under concealer to keep it looking fresher, better
• Unlike moisturizer, signature silky primer texture prevents concealer from slipping off and settling into fine lines
• Infused with anti-aging, good-for-your-eyes ingredients such as caffeine, peptides and optical diffusers

• Key immediate benefits:
o 69% increase in hydration-so don't worry about skipping moisturizer!
o 56% improvement in clarity
o 46% improvement in radiance

• Key benefits in 8 weeks:
o 37% decrease in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
o 28% reduction of dark circles
o 21% decrease of puffiness

Wear alone to instantly brighten, or under concealer to keep it looking fresher, better.