I am skeptical about oval brushes and prior to purchasing this set, I only owned one. When Artis brushes became all the rage, it seemed like every makeup brand hopped onto the trend and produced replicas. The first oval brush that I purchased was from Artis (oval 7) and it is still my most favorite brush. They are an investment and it seems silly to spend so much money on brushes that you may not even like as they take some getting used to.
I use my oval 7 brush purely for foundation when I want it to be a little more full-coverage than what I can get with a Beauty Blender. With all of that being said, I came across the Moda Prismatic face perfecting 4 piece brush set at Walmart. It was around $20 with tax making the 4 brush set about a quarter of what one Artis brush would cost (I know).
Tarte has launched a “Make Believe In Yourself” themed Spring product launch and the everyone has lost their minds getting their hands on the pastel, beautiful unicorn-esque brush set. There has been a few brands that have made sets of unicorn brushes, but Tarte’s Magic Wands are certainly some of the prettiest that I have seen.
These brushes scrolled through my Instagram feed and I felt like I had to have them. I recently started collecting brushes and I probably have over 100. I have been known to be super picky, but it never detoured me from trying to find affordable options. I been able to find some lower end brushes that work just as well as the $80 brushes I have splurged on. The Bh Cosmetics Rose Quartz brushes are beautiful, but they also have quality that is good enough to actually put them to use.
I paid under $20 for this set, which I can appreciate. I ordered them and received an email that they shipped two days later. They arrived at my house a day before the tracking information indicated. These brushes are synthetic with a silver ferrule (the metal part), gray bristles, and pink with white marbling on their plastic handles. The handles are labeled with the number of the brush and the company’s logo. Find Them Here.
I have used these for getting ready twice, and I was very surprised with how easy they were to use. I was much more impressed with the eyeshadow brushes in comparison to the face brushes. Although they still worked well they fell a little flat for me since I would have liked to have a bigger powder brush and a foundation brush. I think it would make the set more cohesive because I had to supplement a Beautyblender for my foundation.
But if you are looking for a great set of brushes for eye makeup for a low price, these are great. All of the brushes are soft, and I have have not experienced any shedding from them. Brush Number 5 (dense crease brush), and Number 8 (Flat Shader Brush) are the two that I enjoyed using the most out of this set. I would certainly recommend picking them up to supplement your brush collection, or if you are need of eyeshadow brushes for doing a more blended look.
My original Beautyblender will always have a special place in my heart that I don’t think that I could ever replace it with another sponge, although I have tried many. There is just something magical about that thing that makes it the best. product. ever. But I could not resist (again) trying something new. After seeing the launch of the pretty little diamond sponge by Real Techniques, I knew I had to have it. But I would not have it right away. It was way harder to find than I would have imagined. I finally got my mitts on one during a chance encounter at Kohls.