MAC 217

OMG! This is the best eye brush ever! 

I get it. I finally get it why so many people rave about it. I have a lot of crease/blending brush that I think is good, but Mac 217 is like a whole new level. The first time I used it, I was just mindblown. It was just so good. 

It’s soft and fluffy and really gentle on the eyes. It’s sturdy too. It feels really good on the eyelids. It picks up the pigments well and blends them really well too. 

The shape of the bristle is good cause it’s flat enough to pick up the shadows. But it’s tempered that it can get into the crease easily. The sturdiness is good to really give you the control. But I like how it is not prickly at all. Some brushes are soft but when on the lids, it can be quite prickly. 

This is $33.60 in Singapore. It’s so much cheaper elsewhere. But still worth the price to me. Will wait for their 20% sale to buy more of this. 

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Zoeva – 122 Petit Stippling

Love stippling brush. This one is quite small. It’s a bit dense. I like it enough for buffing. It won’t pick up a lot of product. So it’s good for those super pigmented products. It will pick the right amount. So yah, that’s pretty much it. 

Zoeva 111 Luxe All Over Shader

This is such a nice fluffy brush. It’s actually quite a big shader brush. But you turn it one side, the size is actually quite a good size for the crease. It’s fluffy, but slightly tempered. It is dense but soft and will hold its shape regardless of how much you press. It picks up shadows pigment very well. And it will transfer on the lids quite good too. It’s not exactly the kind of eye brush I will pick up usually. But I do want one that is for the whole lid. I do find that this is still best for glittery/shimmery shadows. So yah, it’s fine but not a necessity. 

ELF Angled Contour Brush

When I bought this, I never expect it to be so small. It’s too big for the eyes. It’s too small for the cheekbone. At least for me that is. I don’t do any contouring and stuff, so I don’t see the purpose of this. I mean I bought it cause I thought it was bigger, so I can use it as a dusting of matte bronzer as a contour. Since it’s so small, it will be quite harsh for me to contour. A light hand is needed, but it will still be quite sharp. So I use this for highlighting instead. Which I don’t really do. So this brush is quite useless to me. 

The brush itself is soft, not overly dense. It’s angled, so it’s actually quite nice for uneven surface. It’s just a little small so it’s more precise for application. At US$3, it cannot go wrong. In the end this brush is not a need,  it is just an extra brush for anyone who want to do contouring. 

Morphe Brush M404

This is the stippling brush. Which is not a good indication whether Morphe is a good brand or not. I feel that most stripping brush are generally good. The bristles is quite long. It’s not a stiff brush. It’s soft and flexible. It doesn’t pick up a lot of product so it’s good for any pigmented brush making it a useable product. With a stippling motion, this is more rigid but it’s still very bouncy. So it’s just a brush for light application. 

RT brow

So I bought this cause I wanted more brow brushes. The brushes handle are slightly angled. I find that it’s not as easy as I thought it will be. I only use the brow brush. The others 1) the definer – I don’t need it, 2) spoolie – is way too small. 

I like the tweezers. But I only use the angled one. I find that the detailing brush is quite hard to use. It’s pointy and sharp. I thought it will be easy to grab the loose stubborn hair. But I can’t even. It’s hard to get a grab on the hair. So I use it for other purposes, like pulling off loose strand on my shirt. 

So the best thing out of this kit is the angled tweezer. 

EcoTools Bronzer Brush

A giant brush with a giant handle. At least to me, this is the biggest brush I have. It’s dense, and fluffy. It’s hard to clean cause it takes forever to dry. And it’s hard to hang it upside down. But I like this as an all over bronzer. It’s light and bronze up your face. It’s good brush to have. It’s gentle on the face. It’s also good to put shimmery powder. Well you have to use a light hand. But it can be use for all over the body too. 

Facial Mask Brush

Bought this for $3.90 if I’m not wrong. I just wanted a brush to apply my face mask. It’s really quite a game changer. Not only my fingers will be clean from the goo, the application is rather smooth and even. I think that’s the best thing about using this. 

The brush is a synthetic fiber that is soft. It’s not too big and not too small. It is a good size for my face. It makes application of mask much faster. It’s easy to clean the brush too. 

Zoeva – 110 Face Shape

I love dome shaped brush for so many purposes. I used to love stippling brush the most. But now I think some shaped is my fav. This is especially on the smaller side. It’s soft and fluffy and the perfect brush for a quick under the eye swipe. I used it to blend in my concealers and it’s also great for foundation. A bit small for a quick face makeup, but concealers blending is great. 

This doesn’t shed and doesn’t go out of shape. I really am in love with this. Zoeva is now one of my fav brushes brand. 

Lip Brushes

My fav is the manicare brand lip brush. It’s retractable and what I like about it is that it I has a slight dent that will snugly fit the cap and the black moveable pointer thing. 

The Dior one came from a palette. As you can see it’s well loved. Also, it’s hard to put back into the cap. That’s why the bristle are so out of place. 

MUA L1 is quite pointed at the tip. So it’s good to get a clean line using this. Plus the bristle will not run. So it’s quite easy putting it back. 

Lastly I have the Anna Sui one. It’s a pretty brush. But the brush is quite soft. So not really good for getting clean line which I feel is the purpose of me using a lip brush. But to just lightly put colour on the lips, this is nice. 

Of course I also have those lol brushes from sets. But those I hardly use, cause I put them together with the set. 

Oh the thing with lip brushes, they are hard to really clean. So I don’t like using lip brushes.