August 3, 2012 at 12:34 am #184464
Im about to start school this sept. and i still need to work not only on my make up collection (which is not bad) but mainly my brushes. Does anyone know any good or at least decent brushes that are affordable and are great to start off with? I know ELF is one but i keep hear they shed a lot. Thank U!August 3, 2012 at 10:35 am #184508
Marlena mentioned a company called bdellium I believe in her INSTAnt haul video but I can’t really speak for them personally. I have quite a few Ecotools brushes but they are just for my own personal use. I have been wanting to try out some sigma brushes too..we’ll see. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.August 3, 2012 at 11:41 am #184516
MUG sells nice affordable brushes, and I’ve yet to try them myself but I’ve read good things about the Real Techniques line.August 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm #184529
I only have one ELF brush, but I haven’t had any problems with it shedding. Sonia Kashuk also has pretty decent and affordable brushes.August 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm #184547
The MUG brushes are all private label (e.g., Crown) brushes rebranded. I have only one of them (cheek highlighter, similar to MAC 188); it’s not bad.
I have several e.l.f. Brushes — all from the Studio collection, all synthetic bristles — and they don’t shed. Never have. (If you’re going to go with e.l.f., go with the Studio line; IMO, the $1 ones aren’t that great.)
Other affordable brush lines — Sonia Kashuk, EcoTools, Real Techniques (I think all the sets and the single brushes combined cost < $100 USD), and Sigma (if you’re going to buy a set, I think the Complete Kit or one of the Make Me ____ sets would be the ones to go for; I also highly recommend the F80).August 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm #184555
alright i like what im hearing. elf and sonia kashik can be found at target right?August 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm #184556
i am also planning on buying a few of the MUD ones as wellAugust 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm #184598
elf and sonia kashik can be found at target right?
Yep!August 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm #184601
One piece of advice, buy only one of the ELF brushes to try if those are something you are going to buy. I purchased a few of them and threw them away. They shedded horribly and were to soft to accuratly apply the product. Buy one to try before investing in several of them.August 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm #184603
Maybe it was just the two that I happened to purchase but the Sonya Kashuk ones that I had were disappointing. One was so stiff and scratchy I hated to even put it to my face. Maybe it was just a fluke. I also didn’t love the whole bent liner concept but I don’t think it was particularly because it was hers I think I would just prefer to use a different kind of brush for my liner, maybe. *shrug* I personally would probably by one or two brushes before buying any whole set kind of situations. Just my 2 cents.August 5, 2012 at 12:01 am #184645
At my Target, a lot of the Sonya Kashuk brushes have an example that you can touch- but I agree that it’s a good idea to try one or two out before buying a whole bunch.August 5, 2012 at 11:48 am #184676
I purchased a few of them and threw them away.
From which line?August 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm #184678
ok review time. i bought a couple of the studio line from elf. not bad. bought the complexion and powder brush. complexion brush is good, powder brush is good too but not really w/loose powder.August 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm #184679
oh and when i washed them when i first got them they didnt shed, maybe only 2 or 3 strands but thats normal when u first wast any brushAugust 7, 2012 at 10:02 am #184957
The ELF brand, I threw them away. Yes I purchases what is considered there better line and I did NOT like them. When it comes to brushes you do get what you pay for. I own several of the MUG brushes and like them very much (especially my beloved outer v brush). Brushes can be to soft to acurately do the job and the brushes I have tried from ELF have been to soft to accomplish what they were made for.
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