|Press Sample. All opinions are my own.|
I remember the days when the only tool I knew about for putting on my makeup was the little sponge applicator that came with my shadows. In fact, when the sponge fell apart, I would toss the shadow, because, well, how else were you supposed to put it on? Foundation was only applied with fingers - starting a long dislike for foundation that has only recently changed. I didn't know anything about brushes until a few years ago. Now, I can't get enough of them. I've tried brushes from under a dollar, to some pretty expensive ones, and price isn't always an indicator of quality. I recently tried this set from Beauty Widgets that is very reasonable, and that I really love!
This set has 8 brushes - 4 for the face, and 4 for the eyes - and a comes in a waterproof white pouch with a pink lining. They have white handles, rose gold ferrules, and synthetic brush hairs in either white or brown, depending on the brush.
Each brush is numbered and named, which I think is useful for the brush newbie, especially. Of course, you can use each brush for whatever you like. I first tried using the big powder brush for powder foundation. The Finisher was actually a better match for me. The powder brush has flimsier bristles, perfect for sweeping on a light layer of powder; the Finisher has a more dense buffing dome. I like that both of these came with nets to help keep their shape during transport, or while drying.
In the past, I really haven't used a concealer brush - I'd only seen flat, packing concealer brushes. But this round, dense brush was a surprise favorite. I broke in these brushes on a recent trip, and the makeup I used was from a holiday palette from It Cosmetics that contained four different shades of concealers in little pans. I needed a brush to pull product from the pans and mix them. I loved this brush for concealing under my eyes, and also applying concealer to my lids as a primer. I also used it to pick up some setting powder for my under-eye area.
For over two weeks, I used nothing but these brushes to apply my makeup. I was away from home, so the couple of times I washed them, I had to clean them with shampoo. They held up beautifully. After the first wash, I did pull out a few hairs that were uneven, but I didn't experience any shedding on my face. The white brushes didn't stain with makeup - and everything came out of them, whether it was a cream or powder product.
Honestly, these brushes were a joy to use. They are really soft, perfectly dense, and pick up and apply product well. I didn't find myself regretting bringing these, or wishing I'd brought any other brushes (though I could always use more shadow brushes!)
|Inspired by the white brush handle and rose gold ferrule - the base is Sinful Colors Just Glisten, and the 3/4 tip is L'Oreal Charmed, I'm Sure.|
Do you like trying different kinds of brushes, too?