brush set found on Amazon.
Bs-mall makeup brush set includes:
- Flat face brush
- Flat angled face brush
- Round face brush
- Round angled face brush
- Pointed face brush
- Eyebrow brush and spooly
- Lip brush – Not used
- Small concealer brush
- Large concealer brush
- Angled blending brush
- Large blending brush
- Smaller blending brush
- Smudge brush
- Eyeliner brush – Not used
This is more than enough to get you through an entire makeup routine no problem! There’s no question about if the set gives you everything you could need, but do they get the job DONE? Besides the ones stated, I used every brush in one session. So I could get a side by side comparison between all the brushes. The eye brushes in this set are very fluffy so I admit I did have to use one brush outside of it to apply some eyeshadow. Although, I’m sure if no other option was available whats provided would suffice. I’ll just run down the list in order and there will be a photo of the eye makeup I completed using(mostly) all of the brushes 🙂 Also, I used NYX Total Control Drop foundation in shade Vanilla.
Start off with the face
I began with the flat face brush after dropping some foundation onto one cheek and began to stipple and buff in the liquid spreading it around. This seemed to be doing ok, however, as my makeup was setting into my skin I started to see streaking. More dabbing seemed to fix the issues slightly. If you were at about conversation distance from someone they would be able to see the uneven application, unfortunately. Although, this brush may be better applying a setting powder, something you don’t really buff rather a light dab. So, looks like we’re off to a rocky start. Next is the flat angled brush. This seemed like a good brush to use for blending out under eye concealer/highlight. I used Maybelline Age Rewind in light. Doing what I did before, dabbing and pulling the makeup outward and blending. Now, this is what I’m talking about. This blended really, REALLY well. Which makes up for the first brush’s lackluster performance.
On the other side, I used the round face brush. I’ve used the Sephora version of Urban Decay’s optical illusion and it was my everyday brush…..then the Beautyblender came out. *Que the choir.* This brush was pretty much on par with its application. My foundation was blended well, no streaking, got the job done the first time. It’s a thumbs up here! Awesome, so far we have a great concealer and foundation brush *Hi-Five.* Finally, the pointed face brush. Listen I’m not even gonna waste your time with this one. The verdict is no, sucks, might just toss it. Moving on, lol. I used the angled face brush to apply my blush and just as its rounded counterpart, this one worked really well. Everything blended out to give me no harsh lines and even color distribution. Likewise, this brush would work really well with contouring, but I didn’t do that today.
Whats the final decision? 3.5 stars out of 5. NOT BAD! due to the flat brush not working for what I used it for but possibly still working elsewhere we’ll give it a little benefit of the doubt.
Next, the eyeballs…
Now, this is my favorite part. Next is our eye make up. *fun!* I chose to do a look using the Pacifica Beach Crystals palette that came in my Ipsy bag for January(at least I think it was January.) *So were gonna deviate for a second* If you’re not signed up for Ipsy I highly recommend it. I haven’t had an actual need to buy mascara in months 😉 and I get tons of name brands. Here’s a link to Sign up.
With these, I’m not going to go in order from how I listed them, but rather how I applied my makeup. It’ll just be way easier that way.
the best part…
After priming the eyelids I started out with the angled blending brush to sweep an all over color. Simple enough, the bristles were soft and didn’t scratch my skin as I swept it all over. Taking the smaller blending brush I applied the color I wanted in my crease. Again, soft to the touch and the color blended extremely well. There is literally nothing bad or criticizing I
can say at this point. These are really, good, brushes. I wanted to put color in a more precise area, the middle crease. So, I opted for the smudge brush because it was small and pointed I thought ‘this will do nicely.’ In reality, it didn’t do so nicely. The bristles were very stiff and it didn’t really disperse or even apply color very well at all. I finished this step going back to the small blending brush which worked just fine. As well as the following step of applying the darkest color to the outer corner of the lid. Wow, so this small blending brush is becoming quite the multi-tasker. This is when I used a brush not part of the set, to ‘pat’ color into the inner part of the lid. I needed a firmer brush unlike all of the ones in the set which are fluffy. Finishing up the look I took the large blending brush and swept it across my whole eye to blend everything together and buff out any hard lines.
Last but definitely not least
So I am OBSESSED with my brows. I’ve been doing them for over five years now. Before I started I don’t know how anyone let me walk around in plublic*ugh.* I use Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in blonde. In combination with Duo Brush #12. I swear by this brush. I’ve ventured out before but I always come back. So when the eyebrow brush in this set gave me a pretty decent brow I was honestly impressed. Now typically I like really hard lines and definition, which this brush just wasn’t doing but I’m not mad about the soft natural focus that was the finished result.
With my look complete its time to weigh in on the final verdict. ARE these brushes really as good as people say they are? With only two out of fourteen being questionable and one being a no, making three ok to not so good. The answer is YES! This brush set isn’t like all the other cheap wannabes. I will certainly be recommending these to any of my friends looking for a good, affordable, and really pretty set of makeup brushes. I’ve provided a direct link to them on Amazon.
What is one of your favorite brush or brush sets? Name brand or not let me know! If you liked the look I created, on the next page features a number guide to color placement and links to find all the products I used! 🙂