Morphe used to be all about the eyeshadow palette and their brushes when they were known as Morphe Brushes. Since their rebrand, the brand has gone from strength to strength with the launch of more products, and they’ve just announced they’re launching a foundation with 60 shades which is an amazing shade range. I’ve tried so much from Morphe over the years, but I’d never tried their relatively new brow collection so when I spotted the Morphe Arch Obsessions Brow Kit for only £20 on Cult Beauty I thought it was the perfect oppurtunity to try multiple products at once.
The Morphe Arch Obsessions Brow Kit is available in seven different shades which is a great shade range for a brow collection with; Almond, Biscotti, Hazelnut, Java, Latte, Mocha and Chocolate Mousse. When trying to decide which shade I’d need, it was quite difficult as there are hardly any swatches online due to the brow range being a newer launch but I ended up choosing Chocolate Mousse and hoping it wouldn’t be too light or too warm toned.
One of my biggest bugbears with dark brown brow shades is how warm they tend to be, and it can be hard to find a decently dark shade which doesn’t lean too warm so I hoped Chocolate Mousse would fit the bill. The Morphe Arch Obsessions Brow Kit contains four products from their brow range as well as a brush which is fantastic value for £20 as it works out at just £4 an item.
Morphe Brow Finishing Gel £8
The first product within the Morphe Arch Obsessions Brow Kit is the Morphe Brow Finishing Gel in Translucent, which is the only shade of the brow gel they have so it’ll suit everyone. Described as being a lightweight formula that coats hairs from root to tip for killer shape and definition that stays up and slays on—and on.
This brow gel contains 6.5ml of product and has a long, narrow natural bristled wand which glides through the brows to lightly coat the brow hairs. It’s just as longwearing as my ABH Brow Gel and it doesn’t feel hard or sticky once it’s dried either. I’d really like to see some tinted versions of this formula as it’s such a great brow gel.
Morphe M158 Angled Brush and Spoolie £3.50
The kit includes this M158 brush which is different to the stock images of the set that has an almost orange coloured angled brush, but the brush within the set looks better quality with brown coloured bristles. Regardless of the colour of the bristles, this brush is so perfect for filling in the brows with a brow pomade as it’s sharp and precise, and not too thick either so you can create hair-like strokes.
The spoolie is pretty standard but even as a standalone brush, for £3.50 it’s so good and definitely something I’d repurchase as it’s on par with my Anastasia Beverly Hills #12 Brow Brush which is £18.
Morphe Highlighter Stick – Oh Brow Baby £6
Morphe have four shades of their chubby brow highlighter sticks which are designed to shape, contour and sculpt your brows. The Morphe Arch Obsessions Brow Kit includes the shade Oh Brow Baby regardless of the shade of the kit which Morphe say is a ‘peach matte’ shade, but there are shimmer shades available to purchase separately should you prefer a shimmery finish to your brow highlighter.
As soon as I swatches the Morphe Highlighter Stick, I knew I had to do a comparison with Benefit’s brow range as the formula reminded me of Benefit High Brow so much. The Morphe Highlighter Stick is a soft and creamy pencil which blends effortlessly although Oh Brow Baby is too deep for my pale skin tone as it’s a warm toned peach, but looking at the other shades they do, I think Define Me (rosy matte) would be a better match.
Morphe Brow Cream – Chocolate Mousse 3.5g £8
The Morphe Brow Cream is Morphe’s interpretation of the ABH Dipbrow Pomade or Benefit Ka-Brow. It’s a circular glass jar with a screw lid, and the ‘cream’ is firm and pomade like in terms of consistency. It’s got the perfect firmness as it’s hard to pick up too much product on your brush and it’s not messy to apply.
With softer and more creamier brow pomades, I find they can be easier to smudge and go overboard but that’s not the case for the Morphe Brow Cream allowing you to control how much product you want to apply to gently build up the intensity within the brows.
Chocolate Mousse is described as a ‘soft black with neutral undertones’ which I thought would suit my naturally very dark, cool toned brows. Strangely Chocolate Mousse is different to the Chocolate Mousse shade of the Micro Brow Pencil but both versions work really well for my brows.
Morphe Micro Brow Pencil – Chocolate Mousse £7
The last item within the Morphe Arch Obsessions Brow Kit is the dual ended Micro Brow Pencil which is akin to the Benefit Precisely My Brow and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz with a very small, and precise nib on one end and a spoolie on the other. If I had to do a blind test and use this against the Brow Wiz to guess which was which when filling in my brows, I honestly couldn’t tell them apart as the formula is almost identical.
The only difference for me is the matte packaging of the Morphe pencil and the shiny packaging for ABH, otherwise they are spot on dupes and Chocolate Mousse is again almost identical to the ABH Dark Brown shade too.
I have my comparison post of the Morphe Brow collection Vs. the Benefit Brow collection coming very soon with comparison swatches to see how similar the two ranges are.
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