Saturday night, I stopped by Target to pick out a gift for my nephew's birthday and I also happen to be walking by the beauty isle. Not surprising...However, the moment I spotted this brush set, I was smitten! In my head, I was screaming out loud "come'on gurl, you don't need anymore brushes!" yet another voice in my head was saying "wow would you look at how beautiful these are!" So I stood there for a good 10 minutes debating whether I should take it or leave it and eventually bravely put it back on the shelf.
Went home slightly disappointed but started obsessing over it and started to look up for reviews and finally decided that I just needed to go back and grab the damn thing before it sells out. Ha! So you guessed what happened next, I went back to Target yesterday. There was still 3 boxes on the self. I grabbed one for myself and as soon as I got home, started taking pictures of them, bathed them, and pet them like a newly adopted puppy.
Anyways, I cannot believe none of the bloggers I follow mentioned about this brush set. Are you for real? I think it is worth mentioning even if you don't plan on getting it. The packaging is gorgeous and mostly the selling point for me. Look are the gorgeously purple tinted bristles, the deep eggplant purple handles, and the gold accent ferrule. What's not to like?
There is a total of 15 brushes for $39.99. You're probably wondering, is it worth it? Is the quality any good? Well...let's take a look.
First thing I noticed when I washed them is that the purple dye wasn't bleeding or coming off. There is very little shedding. The one that lost a little more hair was the powder brush, granted I'm pretty rough when I was my brushes.
Powder brush - very fluffy and soft. Not as dense as I would like but it would still be good for setting powders.
Blusher brush - very fluffy and soft. A bit too big for blusher brush, IMO. I would probably prefer to use this one for setting powders rather than the powder brush.
Duo-Fiber Buffing brush - it's a bit small for using with foundation but I think it's the perfect size for contouring or brushing. It's soft and has a good density to it.
Synthetic Angled Multi-Purpose brush - this one is also soft and would be good for applying foundation although, it's slightly small. Density is also good.
Contour Brush - if you want a very defined contour then this is the brush for you. It's dense and soft.
Foundation Brush - probably the least exciting brush of the pack. Most people would not use this for applying foundation since it can look pretty streaky and uneven.
Concealer brush - it's small and good for small spot concealing or can be used as a lip brush.
Blending brush - it's soft, fluffy, and dense. I think it's a good blending brush.
Crease brush - medium size, round, soft, and dense. I think it'll do the job well on the crease.
Small eyeshadow brush - I think it's a good size, especially if you have smaller eyes. I like the shape and density of it.
Fluffy eyeshadow brush - this would be perfect for blending. It's soft yet very dense and a bit big. You could use this as an all over eyeshadow wash.
Precision Smudge brush - it's more of a pencil brush. Nice size and shape and would do well for smudging as well.
Synthetic Angled liner Brush - it has a very thin point and perfect for lining the eyes.
Smudge brush - It's pretty small and good for small details, smudging eyeliners, or applying eyeliners.
Spoolie - yay for a purple spoolie! I don't have a spoolie brush so I'm happy for this.
Overall, for the price, I think you get a pretty nice set. I love the packaging and the purple bristles. As far as quality goes, it's not top notch but it's not bad either. They have a good quality and feel to them. Certain brushes, I wished were bigger or smaller. I will have a use for all of them eventually, except maybe the foundation brush.
If you need a good and affordable brush set, I would definitely recommend the Sonia Kashuk 15th Anniversary brush set but hurry this is limited edition and won't be around for long and I heard each store only carry 2 or 3 sets of these.
Thoughts? Would you be getting these?