Is the MorpheMe monthly subscription box by LiveGlam worth it? Here’s my personal review on the iconic Morphe brushes that are hard to find in Singapore!
If you’re a makeup and beauty junkie, you’ve probably heard of Morphe. Known for their brushes and eye shadow palettes, they’ve been featured by popular beauty influencers like Bretman Rock, Tati, and NikkieTutorials for years. There’s also a collab collection with Jeffree Star!
Though it’s not available in Singapore at the time of writing, you can still get your hands on these iconic brushes! In addition to ordering directly from Cult Beauty, Morphe now has a subscription box called MorpheMe that’s available on LiveGlam, and they’ll send you three to eight brushes every month. And yes, they ship internationally too!
Since we’ve featured MorpheMe in our list of 7 Best Subscription Boxes You Should Order, you know I had to get a box for myself and review it. Without further ado, here’s my personal review of MorpheMe and its iconic brushes:
Who Should Get a MorpheMe Subscription Box?
If you’re like me and want something that’s curated, you’ll enjoy the MorpheMe Subscription Box. Hosted on Liveglam.com, these makeup brush boxes are customisable too.
While MorpheMe launches a new curated box every month, you’re not limited to that particular month’s box – you can also choose from a selection of previous boxes if the most recent box doesn’t tickle your fancy. These boxes are also great gift ideas too, if you have a makeup loving friend.
Each month’s subscription is US$19.99 (~S$28), and it’s only US$4.99 (~S$7) for worldwide shipping. I paid ~S$35 in total, so I’d definitely say it’s affordable to boot.
Of course, the longer you sign up for, the cheaper the price of each subscription box per month. It’s all up to your personal preference, and how long you’re comfortable to commit.
How Long Was MorpheMe Subscription Box’s Shipping?
Since we’re still dealing with COVID-19 right now, there was a slight delay in my shipping.
I placed my order on 6 May and it was shipped out immediately on 7 May – quite efficient if you ask me! However, after it was handed to DHL, it took a bit longer and I managed to receive it on 26 May.
Honestly, 20 days for shipping from the US during a pandemic? I’m not mad at all.
Which Morphe Brushes Did I Get in My MorpheMe Subscription Box?
I got the Bad And Boozy Brush Set (I see that you’re a Migos fan too, Morphe), which consisted of 3 of Morphe’s “G” series brushes:
- Morphe G6: Flat top buffer brush
- Morphe G8: Large powder brush
- Morphe G17: Rounded crease brush
I also snagged an extra brush that wasn’t part of the box – the Morphe R44, which is an angled liner and spoolie brush. How? I googled “MorpheMe promo code” and found a code that gave me a free brush with my first order. The code that I’ve used has probably expired, so I’ll leave you to google yours.
1. Morphe G6: Buffer Brush
Morphe G6 rating: 5/5
The Morphe G6 is a flat top buffer brush that’s great for applying cream foundations or concealers. Its bristles are soft and dense to minimise streaking, and help you achieve the flawless base we all want. If you’re looking to branch out and try brushes instead of foundation sponges, this brush is a great place to start.
2. Morphe G8: Powder Brush
Morphe G8 rating: 5/5
The Morphe G8 is a powder brush, blush brush, setting brush, or basically whatever you want it to be! This brush is extremely fluffy and quite large. Personally, I’d use this as an all-over powder brush or blush brush since it’s dome shape would distribute powder nice and evenly.
3. Morphe G17: Crease Brush
Morphe G17 rating: 3/5
If you only want to get one eyeshadow brush, the Morphe G17 should be it. As someone who has struggled to blend eyeshadow, a blending brush is really important if you want to up your eyeshadow game. The Morphe G17 blends alright and gets the job done, but nothing to shout about.
4. Morphe R44: Angled Liner & Spoolie Brush
Morphe R44 rating: 4/5
The Morphe R44 is an angled liner and spoolie brush. If you use gel eyeliner or eyebrow pomade, you know how important an angled brush is to your makeup routine. I especially love the spoolie on this this brush because it’s stiff and not too soft. The rigidity of the spoolie makes it easier to blend out your eyebrow product too!
So… Is The MorpheMe Subscription Box Worth My Money?
Simply put, cheap makeup brushes are often not built to last. And the expensive ones can discourage thrifty shoppers like you and I from buying them. And Morphe? Morphe is a great middle ground.
They’re reasonably priced, and quite long-lasting. Many people, from regular consumers like you and I, to beauty gurus, have claimed that their Morphe Brushes last for years given proper care. Pretty good, considering that each brush in the MorpheMe box only costs ~S$3.50 to ~S$9.30, depending on how many brushes you get.
Quality aside, these curated brush sets seem to work really well with each other. I chose the most basic line of brushes, but they have different sets for contour, eyeshadow, and more. At the end of the day, I think I’ll be keeping my MorpheMe Subscription for at least a little while longer – at least, that’s what the beauty junkie in me has decided.
There you have it – now you know exactly what to expect if you decide to get your own MorpheMe Subscription Box. Like most international subscription boxes, they’re usually charged in foreign currencies, so don’t forget to use your YouTrip card and take advantage of Wholesale Exchange Rates on your subscriptions!
Will you give MorpheMe a shot too? Plus, if you have other subscription boxes you’d like us to review, let us know in the comments below or drop a message to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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