After seeing a post on Make Up Savvy’s blog I’ve been debating trying eBay brushes for a while. I’m always after new make up brushes as you can never have enough right! When I saw this set for around £6 delivered I decided to give them ago.
The set comes with 5 face and 5 eye brushes and with different colour options if you search. I thought black on black looked the best. It was also a UK seller so arrived really quickly with free postage.
left to right are the Round Kabuki, Flat Kabuki, Tapered Kabuki, Flat Angled Kabuki and Angled kabuki.
The first thing I noticed when they arrived was how soft they were! I really didn’t expect them to feel so nice but they are pretty much as soft as real techniques brushes and as densely packed! There are 5 different shapes and all of them are great. I’ve mainly only used them for foundation at the moment but the shape of some of them will make them perfect for contouring and blush too. They work great with liquid and powder products I’ve tried and don’t shed. They give the same flawless finish as my RT buffing and expert face brush!
They are all synthetic hair but do have different textures depending on what they are best used for and the shape of the brush.
For each of the face brushes there is a corresponding shaped eye brush. These are as soft as the face brushes but I’ve found my self using them for other things. The size and fluffiness of them has made them great for blending in concealer. Some work as crease brushes and I find them good for final blending but they don’t seem to pick up eyeshadows great for application. I do still reach for them on a daily basis and would order more.
Due to the price the only quality lacking in them is the finish as you can see here on this brush there are stray hairs. This was present in a few brushes but hasn’t affected how they work. In some brushes I’ve pulled them out and some I’ve left them.
Overall I’m really impressed in my first lot of eBay brushes and will definitely be ordering more.
Have you tried cheap brushes and been impressed? At 60p a brush you really can’t complain at these!