Good afternoon! I have some cosmetic brushes to show you today that I received from BrushLove.com!
BrushLove.com is a website that carries a lot of beauty tools. Basically if it’s used for beauty and is a brush type device – they pretty much have it!
I received 5 cosmetic brushes to review, all of which are 5 pretty basic “everyday use” type of brushes.
These are the brushes I received. From top to bottom we have: Blush Brush, Foundation Brush, Powder Buffer Brush, Angled Contour Brush and the Concealer Brush.
All 5 brushes have a squared handle rather than round like I’m use to, so that did take a little adjustment. Once I got past that though – I actually really did like using these brushes! I’m a complete brush hoarder and own several brushes and I did find myself reaching for these more and more. I have been using them for about a month now, and so far I haven’t experienced any shedding which is a big plus for me. If the brush sheds right away – I’m done. I will not waste anymore time on it. All 5 of these are still happily sitting in my organizer though!
I’m going to say this now and not really repeat it for the rest – my biggest issue with the brushes was that they were too soft bristle wise for my liking. That’s not to say they are bad brushes, because I did like them, my preference in general is for slightly stiffer bristles. BUT if you go for softer, more natural looks – this is a great set. I used the Blush Brush for my natural days as well as for those darker blushes I generally can’t wear. This was great at picking up just enough color to use heavy pigmented blushes without overdoing it.
This was my least used brush for the simple fact that I rarely wear any foundation. But I did use different types I own just to give it a whirl. It applied each foundation pretty easily without too many streaks. There were a couple areas that I needed to go over with my fingers to smooth (not uncommon for me).
Powder Buffer Brush
My favorite of the brushes! I’m a powder gal. This is really good for lighter days when you don’t need a lot of coverage or it you just want to sweep a little color in specific areas. I received it with some flyaway bristles, but they never shed, they are just fanning off to the side. It is a soft face brush, so for days I need a little more powder coverage I do have to go over the area twice.
Angled Contour Brush
Although this brush is for contouring I use it for blending and highlighting as well. Not a brush I use a ton, but still a useful brush to have in your arsenal!
I wasn’t 100% thrilled with the concealer brush, but mainly because I prefer smaller, stiffer brushes when I apply concealer. This one reminded me more of an eyeshadow type brush. If covering a larger area for concealer, this works fairly well. I don’t wear a ton of concealer and when I do it’s usually for small spots or undereye coverage.
Overall, as I stated before, these brushes aren’t too bad and I like having them in my collection. The squared handles do take a little getting use to but are quite comfortable once you get the hang of them. They work well but are softer than what I’m use to, and preference wise – I do like a stiffer brush. I didn’t have any shedding with any of the brushes which is a HUGE plus! Aside from the softness, I still find use for them and would consider buying more from this line in the future to try out, especially from the eye cosmetic brush section. I generally do lighter eye looks, so I would be interested to see how they do for me.
They all applied products evenly and softly – which creates a more natural look.
Would I Purchase in the Future?: Yes
Where Can You Purchase?: The BrushLove Website
What did you think? Do you like softer brushes for makeup application?