Photoshop: My brush comes under the previous brush instead of on it - what's happening?

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I don't really know how to specify my problem but I'll try my best. 

So I'm drawing this portret using brush tools, I only work on it when I've some time so I open this every 2 weeks or something. Everything was fine till I've opened it today. 
First I thought that its just some bug so I closed it and opened it again but nope. Then I downloaded the last update but still the problem remains. 

When I draw with my brush tool on one layer and I wanna add highlights and shadows on it, the brush comes under instead of on it. 

So as you can see on the image above. I tried to add different colours on the blue rectangle there but it just makes it darker cause the green colour I've add afterwards comes under it, not on it.  (I did draw outside of it to let you guys see what colour it should be.)

You can see above in the left corner it worked all good when I was drawing on it 2/3 week ago. Every colour came up normally but this time it comes under and I don't know why. Layers are all in Normal and I haven't change anything. 

Help please, and thank you.
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Looks like the Mode of the brush is set to something other than 'Normal'. It’s in the left of the tool bar.