I’d be lying if I said I needed these brushes (I feel like I say this for everything), but you can never have enough in my opinion so it doesn’t matter. After all, a whole set for under $20? Who’s complaining?
I was doing people’s makeup over the weekend of August 5th, and realized that despite the fact that I thought I had enough brushes for this sort of thing – I don’t. I have enough for my varying makeup needs, but figured it was about time I add a couple missing items to my collection.
I remembered a few people mention how much they loved these brushes, and how inexpensive they were. I already ordered items from E.L.F. , and didn’t feel like adding more of those brushes to my collection considering the better ones range from $3-$6 a piece. This may not be much to some people, but I’m 1) broke and 2) in college, so money is not a luxury I have on my side.
I had to go to the website since I don’t live near a Walgreens, which is where they are sold physically if I am not mistaken. The site displays 17 brushes in the collection (white with white and pink fibers), that retail for $0.99 – $2.99. Of the 17 brushes, 10 of them are $0.99.
Navigating the site was pretty easy, as there are not that many items in their brush collection (18 total – 17 of which are from this new line), and they are all displayed on the same page. All 9 of the brushes I got totaled $14.91. With shipping and handling ($4.77 – I live in NY), the total came to $19.68. I think that regardless of the quality, 9 brushes for under $20 is amazing.
As I stated above, of the 17 brushes in this collection, 10 of them retail for $0.99 a piece and the other 7 retail for $2.99 a piece. This is amazing! These feel very good, and not cheap at all. When thinking of E.L.F. brushes, the cheapest ones range from $1 – $3, but the $1 are not as good, so to get decent quality you’re looking at $3 or more a pop. That adds up!
The brushes I decided to purchase from the collection are as follows: (items with [*] can only be purchased online):
Large eyeshadow brush
Angled liner brush
Large concealer brush*
Small concealer brush
Flat top brush
The only brushes from the collection I did not purchase are the small eyeshadow brush, small stipple brush, large stipple brush*, blush brush, foundation brush, smoky liner brush*, bent liner brush*, and brow & lash comb*.
Featuring two-toned synthetic Polymax fibers made of an exclusive thermoplastic polymer complex that mimics the consistency of natural hairs to pick up formula effortlessly. Holds any cream, powder, or liquid formula without absorption.
- Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan
- Exclusively Designed Ergonomic Handle for Total Control
Angled Liner (C781B): “This small precision brush features short, angled bristles designed to line and define your eyes.”
Large Eyeshadow Brush (C786): “This large eyeshadow brush of rounded bristles picks up the perfect amount of shadow for blending.”
Crease Brush (C787): “This long-tipped, tapered brush is designed to flawlessly pick up dark shadows to apply to the crease of the eye.”
Small Concealer Brush (C788): “This small, firm brush features a flat head to precisely apply concealers to small areas of imperfection.”
Large Concealer Brush (C789): “This large, firm brush features a flat head to apply concealers to mask areas of imperfection for natural-looking results.”
Contour Brush (C790): “This plush, angled brush is designed to fit the contours of your face during application to sculpt and shape.”
Fan Brush (C791A): “This large, flat, fan brush is used for a light dusting application of powders or as a cleanup tool to remove excess powder fallout.”
Flat Top Brush (C792A): “This all-purpose brush is expertly designed with a flat top head and densely packed bristles to pick up any formula.”
Powder Brush (C797): “This large, plush brush has soft, curved bristles perfect for picking up just the right amount of powder for even application.”
All in all, for first impressions, I give these brushes a 10/10.
- Range – you can get a brush for each “job” fairly easily
- Good weight to them – feels good in the hand
- Great ergonomic design – the dips in the handle makes for great placement of the fingers
- Soft bristles & appropriately dense
- Not flimsy – these have a fair density
- Cruelty free, gluten-free, vegan
- Personally, ease of locating in a physical location
- If you’re impatient, shipping. Ordered , shipped 8/9/16, received 8/18/16
- Names. The brushes aren’t labeled aside from the packaging, so if you aren’t good with brushes you could get confused. Luckily there are not rules when it comes to tools!
Pick them up here