10/28/2015Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
ebay purchases continue. As I never have enough brushes, I grabbed some reasonably priced ones.
This is a 4 piece Gold synthetic large face makeup brush set with Flat, Rounded, Angled and Tapered brushes.
I did not expect too much, considering I only paid around $2 for each brush, but they do their job surprisingly well. The bristles are soft and dense enough, the ferules are sturdy and the handles has some weight to them.
Other than the Tapered brush (far left) which I use for spot concealers, the other 3 work equally well with my liquid foundations and give near flawless finish.
The proper names: Precision Flat, Precision Rounded, Precision Angled and Precision Tapered brushes.
I actually only save the Precision Angled brush for the eyes. The other 3 are perfect for under-eye concealers or cheek highlights.
Onto a few fancier cuts and shapes, shall we?
The bristles in the middle are hollowed out to hold your foundation and whatever product you want to mix in (a moisturizer, illuminator, colour adjusting drops, etc.) before applying them to the face, similar fashion of Bare Minerals Perfecting Face brush, for a fraction of a price ($4 vs. $28).
I do enjoy the little well of fun (duh) but wish the brush head were bigger and a bit softer. It takes time to cover the whole face.
Called a Goat hair rattan blush brush, $3, the brush is the center of curiosity. Upon washing and using it though, I do not recommend. The bristles are scratchy at times and loosely packed, which results in random fallout mid application.
I appreciate soft bristles as well as the pointed sharp cut at the tip for getting around the nose or under the eyes but it does not make enough of a difference to guarantee a purchase.
I don't contour on a daily basis, so this brush is more of a special occasion type of use. I like the size of it, width and length for a quick contouring work, even a blush application in a pinch. The bristles might be a little dense for blending, but it can be done. Nice to have!
Have you found any great brushes on ebay lately?