Morphe Set 501 – 30 Piece Master Set
Whilst there are some brushes I would definitely use less than others, overall the selection of brushes in this set is great and they cover all of your basics for a full face of makeup.
Price BreakdownIf you don’t have many makeup brushes and are looking to boost your collection, or you are starting as a makeup artist and you want a comprehensive range of brushes, buying a set of brushes is a good way to go, because generally the brushes work out much cheaper then if you were to buy each on separately. This Morphe brush set costs USD$149.99, (for my NZ followers, for me that worked out to be NZD$212), but how does that compare to other big brush sets from some of the popular brands out there:
|Number of Brushes||Price for set (USD)||Price per brush (USD)|
|Morphe Set 501|
|Zoeva MUA Set|
|Sigma Complete Kit|
|Spectrum Ultimate 30pc Set|
(I included Spectrum brushes in this comparison because they seem to be everywhere on social media, and price per brush, they are the only set that are better value then Morphe; I have never personally tried them, nor can I find many reviews on their performance, so I cannot comment on how they would stand up quality wise to the other brands.)
By comparison, this Morphe set offers some of the best value out there. Please keep in mind, this is only really a good deal if you are going to use all of the brushes, or at least enough of them, that the saving is worth while. If you are currently doing just fine with 5 brushes, you will probably find a 30 piece set is too much, and it may be better to go with a smaller set, or invest in a couple of good quality individual brushes.
My least favourite brush is the M104 Angle Blush; the bristles are scratchy and look pretty bedraggled, the black dye runs when you wash it, it sheds quite a lot, and overall it performs very average as a blush/contour brush.