Saturday, 5 October 2013

eBay Makeup Brushes - Beginner, Travel or Christmas Gift Brush Set

hey girls/guys, for a long time now I've been lusting after the Sigma Essential 'Make Me...' sets. I just happened to be window shopping on eBay when I spotted these makeup brushes that came in a similar brush holder that the Sigma brushes come in. At €13 they were A LOT cheaper than the Sigma brushes.
Curiousity got the better of me and of course I had to order them to see how the quality was. For €13 I wasn't expecting much.
(link to item/seller at end of post)

 Because they came from Hong Kong they took about 4 weeks to get to Ireland, when they finally arrived I was plesantly surprised by the quality. I expected the hairs to be falling out once I opened it. Now I'm not saying they're MAC or Sigma quality but they're pretty damn good for the price. I did my Mams makeup for a party she was going to with these and they did a great job! 

The set comes with 13 brushes
- a powder
- a stippling brush
- an angled powder brush
- a foundation brush
- 2 eyeshadow brushes
- 1 angled eyeshadow brush
- 2 crease brushes (1 densely packed the other fluffier)
- 1 stiffer brush I like to use for applying eyeshadow under the eye
- an angled brush 
- an eyeliner brush
- a mascara spooly

They come in a leather cylinder case which can be used as 2 brush holders.
Its so handy for travelling. Because its a 'hard' case it will protect your brushes. I think it would be great if you had a more expensive set of brushes and didn't want them to get broken in your case. You can always buy the set and just use the cylinder case, its worth it for €13 for travelling.

If you're just starting out or would like a spare set of brushes for travelling etc then I definitely recommend this set. I think they'd be a great christmas gift for makeup lovers or teenage girls just starting to get into makeup. 

You can find the specific set/seller I bought from here.

Emma x


  1. They look like decent brushes, especially for the price :) x


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