Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The £7 Make Up Brushes That Are Actually Pretty Good



Best Budget Brushes



At the start of the month I saw Lisa from The Beauty Type's post (here) on a set of 10 make up brushes for £7 from eBay! I ended up getting a set for £7.99 as I figured you really can't go wrong and I love Due Fibre Brushes. After a little research I couldn't help but notice how much the brushes resemble the Crown Infinity Brushes, although I have never tried them so I can't compare. I've been using them for a few weeks now so I decided it was a good time to write up a little review as I can already tell which brushes I will continue to use in the future.
Best Budget Brushes

The brush I like the most so far is the Flat Eye Brush. I use it to blend out concealer under my eyes and to set the areas of my face like my under eye, sides of nose and chin with powder. It's gives a flawless finish without over applying product to the face.

Best Budget Brushes

The second brush I can see myself using in the future is the Flat Foundation Brush. It's perfect for a lighter coverage foundation as it gives an even finish without leaving any streaks on the face. I wouldn't use it with a thicker coverage however as I find it just clogs up the brush. 

The only other two brushes I would use I'm not convinced with yet. I do really like the Round Face Brush for a full coverage foundation, but it is a lot of work which hurts my wrist (no, seriously!!) and does take a lot of buffing to get a smooth finish.

Best Budget Brushes

I've been looking for a Due Fibre brush for my eyeshadow and have tried the Precision Round Eye Brush, but I was hoping it would be good for blending all over the eye as well as in the crease and it's just a tad too big for the crease. I'm going to keep using it to see if I can build a technique.

The other brushes are still nice, but I just couldn't personally see myself constantly using them! Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality for the price! They don't shed when washed and give a really nice even distribution of product. The only downsides are that I find the brush fibres are so close together in the face brushes they can be hard to clean and half the time aren't dry by the morning. I can't say much about the longevity of the brushes, but to be honest if they latest for more than 6 months with regular use I'll be extremely impressed!

What are your favourite budget brushes? Have you ever bought cheap brushes and found they've worked really well? 

EDIT: To see updates on these brushes, see here and here

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8 comments

  1. I thought about buying these, but didn't know they were popular. I think I will definitely invest in them, because for the price they sound quite good. Thanks for the post :) xxx

    ladyybones.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think they're really kicked off in the past week or so to be honest, I've just started seeing it more and more!

      Yes get them, they're really good for the price, even if you don't use all of them.

      Hannah
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  2. Do they live any hairs on the face? Its my only pet peeve with cheaper brushes but would love to invest in this as they look gorgeous x

    www.violetlace.com

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    1. No not at all! When I first got them there were a few loose hairs that needed pulled out, but apart from that they were totally fine!

      Hannah
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  3. wow, I've never heard about these brushes and they seem amazing! looks like I need to get my hands on these!

    Tasha xo
    hellonovemberx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I can't stop talking about them to all my beauty loving friends, they're really good! I've started using more of the eye brushes, they're good for giving smoky eyes a different look and I've just thought of a way to do a cut crease with the flatter topped ones :D

      Hannah
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  4. Great to see you got some! They're not the best on the market but for any collection worth having! Great post x

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    1. Yeah they're great for doing my own face, I'm not fussed about having fancy brushes when they're just for me!

      Hannah
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