I’m pretty sure you would have seen these oval type brushes floating around on the internet at some point, and I am 100% late to the band wagon. I personally didn’t think they would be as good as my trusty Real Techniques beauty sponge, as I use this every day and I couldn’t do my makeup without it but, I wanted to give them a go!
My Make-up Brush Set recently set me these oval brushes and it was safe to say I was excited to use them. Even though they sent me these products, they never said I had I do a blog post about them or that I have to feature them on my blog at all, so all of these opinions are 150% my own!
Getting the disclaimer out the way, let’s get onto the brushes! In the set that I was sent, there are 10 makeup brushes 5 bigger brushes, 3 skinner brushes and 2 what looks like eye brushes (that’s how I would use them anyways). Overall its a pretty good set and for the price of £17.64 you couldn’t really complain. Out of all the brushes, the ones that I would use regularly would be all of the bigger brushes and the bigger skinner one if that makes sense, on the picture its the 6th brush in.
My First Impressions
These pictures were actually the first time I actually used these brushes, and I was very impressed. I couldn’t believe how fast my foundation went on, it was literally 50 seconds at most! Normally, when I use my real techniques beauty sponge it would normally take a couple of minutes to 5 minutes, and I thought that was quite quick. I wouldn’t actually say that it gave me anymore coverage that my sponge but, I did use a lot less product than I normally would have. This is just purely based on the fact that the sponge eats up some of your foundation and I personally don’t mind that. Another great thing is the sizes of the brushes, I find that they can be used for so many different things. especially the bigger ones can be used for nearly anything liquid
One thing I do want to point out is, that if you have drier skin like I do, these brushes may not be the best thing. The reason why I use a beauty sponge is because it gives me a little bit more hydration into my skin over a traditional makeup brush. The oval brush would fall into a traditional makeup brush for me, as it doesn’t give me the extra hydration I need.
Oval Brush vs Beauty Sponge
Has the oval brushes taken over from my beauty sponge? No, no it hasn’t! That doesn’t mean I don’t like the brushes because I most definitely do, but, my beauty sponge is my go to tool! However, if I am wearing a BB / CC cream I will definitely use these oval brushes because, they will give me more coverage than the sponge. Also, the littler ones would be great for cream contour, but I have not yet tried this out because I don’t have any cream contour at this moment in time.
If you do want to try the My Makeup Brush Set they kindly gave me a discount code for all my lovely readers, use PETITEEOBSESSION (with 2 e’s) to get 10% off your whole order!
Until Next Time x