Oh makeup brushes. Those vital products that vary so drastically in price. You can easily splurge £75 on one high-quality professional brush set, but you can also find something similar for under a tenner. So what’s the tea? Are the more expensive versions worth the money, or do the much cheaper dupes do the same job? I thought the answer would be well duhh, surely not, but oh how I was wrong. I don’t know about you, but I love hopping on Amazon, where there is literally thousands of reviews on products, especially beauty products. So, when I saw that Amazon have their own (many) makeup brushes very similar to the likes of Zoeva and Sigma, which would also come in handy as cheap blog props, I couldn’t resist trying them for myself! I thought I would do my own lil’ review on these brushes and see what Amazon can produce when it comes to high-quality, low-cost makeup brush sets…
To start off, I’m going to be honest here, I was not impressed with how blooming long these beauties took to arrive. After seeing other people’s reviews on these brushes, it seems to just be me who was the unlucky one. To be fair to them, I did order them at the beginning of Christmas time but they still didn’t arrive until after Christmas. Anyhow, I’m assuming it was because they needed to get more stock in etc and they were super busy around Christmas (don’t even get me started on my Amazon prime order..) So with that out of the way, when the brushes did arrive, I couldn’t fault how well they were packaged. For £9.99 we’re talking here, each individual brush was properly packaged in a protector and it even came with a free makeup sponge! Amazon, you are back in my good books.
Moving onto the actual brushes, I absolutely love the look and design of them with the black and rose gold colour combo and if you know me, I do love a bit of rose gold. GORGEOUS. I believe there are different designs of these brushes available on Amazon with all black ones, pink ones etc too. The one thing I wish these brushes did have design wise are the names of the brushes as it’s a bit difficult to describe what brushes you actually get in the set apart from that you get 9 eye brushes and 5 face brushes which pretty much contain all the essential brushes you would need for contour, powder etc apart from a fan brush which is missing that would then make this set a 10/10.
So, how do they perform?
When it comes to makeup brushes, there are so many brands, materials etc which is ultimately more important than the name on the handle of the makeup brush. These brushes are synthetic (made with manmade bristles) opposed to natural hairs. I personally prefer synthetic makeup brushes as they are great to use with liquid or cream products, such as foundation and concealer, because they won’t trap makeup- woohoo! Although these may be five times less the price of the likes of a Zoeva brush set, the hairs on these brushes are so so soft, especially the eye shadow brushes which I was most impressed with. In fact, I have actually been using these over my Real techniques brushes since getting them! The quality has definitely not been compromised! As I only got them fairly recently, I am yet to see how long they will stay in good condition for, but so far I haven’t found any of the hairs falling out etc which makes me a v happy bunny.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these brushes to anyone whether your on a budget looking for some high quality brushes with a cheap price tag, or if you’re just looking for some new blog props! These may not have a well-known brands label but they certainly aren’t bad at all for just under £10!
Now having tried these, I’d be interested to try more of Amazon’s makeup brushes and I’ve also heard Ebay do some good brushes too, so I’d love to know your thoughts if any of you have tried them!? Have a fab weekend lovelies!