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Great supplement brush set,
This review is from: niceEshop Professional Cosmetic Makeup Brush Set With Storage Bag (22pcs ,Pink) (Health and Beauty)
To see what I use each of these brushes for read my blog post:
I had high hopes for these but I do realize they are an extremely low cost set so they are not perfect but they are definitely worth the money. The face brushes don't pick up product well, the type of fibers they used are too slippery. I was able to get a light application of blush so that's nice, especially if you tend to be heavy handed. It wouldn't really pick up loose powder at all. I'm going to try spraying the ends with MAC Fix+ or the similar one by elf and see if I have better luck. I think these would be good for applying a light dusting of shimmer highlight to your cheekbones. None of the brushes are great for applying eyeshadow or blending, they are more the type for applying cream eyeshadow or highlight. You might be able to use the flat eyeshadow brushes for packing on color, if it is a high pigmented shadow. They would work great wet to get a nice defined edge. These type of stiff flat brushes are great for concealer, primer, cream products, lipstick, gel liner, etc. so you will have a whole array of brushes to fill out your brush collection for that stuff but you will probably need to pick up a few better eyeshadow brushes, especially for blending, as there is nothing in here that works for that. The little square brush is for tight lining your lashes, where you pack on gel eyeliner right into your lash line for dark, luscious lashes. All in all, I am glad I bought these, it is a great starter set or to fill out your collection but you will need to supplement a few other brushes to be really happy with your makeup application. I have 6 different brush sets and I recommend first picking up the Real Techniques Core Collection for face brushes and the Starter set for the eyeshadow brushes. The Elf Studio Brushes are amazing and you can often get them for 50% off, making them $1.50 a brush. If you are like me and you want multiples of every brush this is a great set for that but I just wish it had some softer fluffier eye brushes for blending and eyeshadow. Still an amazing deal and so cute with the pink tips!
**EDIT** I decided to try these brushes exclusively as if they were my only brushes and I was able to improvise and get a nice application of makeup. Be open minded and you can use some brushes for other uses than they are intended, for example I packed on a crease color with a small "eyeshadow brush" and blended it out gently with the fan brush. Be gentle and build up color, yes the small brushes are fairly stiff but if you use a light hand they will work very well. Foundation brushes work great for sweeping away fallout and also perfectly blending out an eyeshadow wing if you do a smoky eye. ;) Also I put a little hair gel on my fan brush while it was wet to make it stiffer and now it is much better for sweeping away fallout. Spraying a little Fix+ works very well with these brushes to make a precise application of color. This set is an excellent value and it may not be my preferred brushes but not everyone wants to spend a lot of $$$ on this kind of stuff. I'm upping my rating to 5 stars because if you are willing to give these a chance and think a little outside the box I think you will be happy with these. Also if the ferrel comes off the handle big deal, just paint on a little nail polish & push those suckers back on, they will stay on after that.
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Initial post: May 4, 2014 7:05:51 PM PDT
Courtney Ebel says:
was super excited to get these brushes, only to be disappointed. Don't get me wrong they could be a great addition to you makeup brushes, but not great as your only makeup brushes. The big brushes are not dense at all, and the little brushes for eyeshadow are too dense and flat to blend or use in crews, the eyeshadow brushes could work to apply a base or primer, or even concealer. Improvising is necessary with these brushes. I was able to achieve a full face with these bruises but did improvise a lot. Im not so mad because they were only 12 bucks. I guess what you pay is what you get.
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