It seems as though every couple weeks there is a new trend on Instagram, and lately it has been oval makeup brushes. I have seen so many videos featuring these unique, almost hair brush looking, brushes and just had to give them a try. I didn’t want to spend the whole hog on them so I went the cheaper route and scouted out a 10 piece set on eBay for about $15 [here’s a similar one that isn’t sold out].
Are Oval Makeup Brushes Worth the Hype?
The Good | Because these brushes are so densely packed together they don’t soak up product as much and they also feel so so soft on the skin. It’s like a nice little massage every time you use it! The brushes smooth foundation on so nicely and you can really buff it into the skin for a flawless look in such a short amount of time. These take blending to a whole new level.
The Bad | At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. These work really well, but they’re probably not as sturdy as the more expensive ones. It’s possible that over time depending on how much pressure you use, and how often you use them, these brush heads may break off. It’s also possible that they last really well and never do that, but only time will tell. So far, so good!
The Verdict | Yes, these are worth the hype! I really think the larger brushes work really well for base products. I love the largest one for primer and foundation, and I love the third and fourth largest brushes for cream contour, bronzer, and blush. I’m still sticking to my trusty MAC 217 and 224 for eyeshadow blending, but the circular shaped brushes are actually really nice for applying lipstick. The eyeliner brushes didn’t really work for me, but they could be used with gel liner, for cream nose contour, or even to line the lips or clean them up with concealer! $15 for the whole set is not bad at all considering you would get use out of most of the pieces!
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