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. 

Random Eye Brushes

Before I became obsessed with makeup, I bought random brushes. Especially when it come to eye brushes. So here are the ones that lasted with me through this years.

Elianto crease brush. As I love crease/blending brush. This is good as it is quite small. Perfect for small eyes and can be use for any purpose, really.

Manicare liner brush. It is soft and good for gel liner. Well I hardly use it, but I like it when I happen to play with it.

Essence lid brush. This is decently size. It is fluffy but not exactly the softest brush. Good at picking up pigments.

Nobrand lid brush. This is like first brush ever. I love it. Until now I feel that it is the perfect size for my lid. It is slightly tempered at the top, so it can reach the inner corners of the lid very well.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage brush is not suppose to be in this picture. This is a concealer brush. Good at doing its job as it has a pointed tip.

Maybelline eyeliner brush. This comes free with the Maybelline gel eyeliner. But I really do think that the brush is perfect for applying liner. It is soft yet sturdy and the tip is the right size for a thin or a thick line.

Elianto angle brush. This one is nice for setting the eyeliner with a powder shadow. It will pick up the shadow and the angle make it just right for tapping into line.

MUA E4 is a liner brush. Just a typical liner brush. But at least you can cover it up so it is good for travelling around with.

Nobrand lid brush. This is my attempt at replacing my fav eye brush. This is good but not as good. So I tend to use this with cream shadows. It will not absorb the cream, so it makes a better cream shadow applicator. And it doesn’t spoil the brush.

So there you have it. All my eye brushes that doesn’t belong with the rest of my brushes.

EcoTools Powder Brush

My first ever big giant brush. It’s not giant. It’s just a normal shape powder brush. I bought the 5 set brushes and I wanted one for powder. I remember this cost me $29.90 at Watsons. I was contemplating if I should get it. Cause it was not that cheap. $30 back when you are a kid, it really is not cheap. 

But even after all these years, the brush still stands. It’s still fluffy and the shape still quite tempered. However after washing one too many time and without the brush guard, the shape kind of a bit out. But in the end it is still a full brush, so it’s good. I have softer brush now, but this is a good no fuss whole face brush. 

I don’t know if now $30 is consider cheap for first time brush users, but it’s really a good bargain considering that this can last for years. I really will recommend this to everyone.