Saturday, 22 October 2011

Superdrug PRO Make-up Brushes

 If you follow my blog your have most likely realised that I am a drugstore girl at heart but I still expect products to be good quality. However I find that finding good quality inexpensive makeup brushes is near impossible so I was keen to try Superdrugs new range of PRO Make-up brushes.

The range of eight brushes is priced between £4.99 to £9.99 (brushes are currently on offer until the 22nd November) which have 'been individually hand-crafted to help achieve a beautiful, professional finish.' At first glance they are my kind of brush as they are black and simple but how do they apply make-up?
 Foundation brush £9.99
This is one of the more expensive brushes, it is 100% synthetic as it is used for applying liquid foundation. I like the shape and size although it could be slightly denser. It applies makeup quite well and although it isn't the greatest foundation brush I have tried it is okay. It is a soft and sturdy brush one of the better inexpensive brushes which I have tried.
 Retractable lip brush £4.99 
One of the cheaper brushes this lip brush is retractable so perfect for carrying around in your bag. This brush is once again synthetic but is a brush I can't see myself reaching for. A lip brush should make it easy for you to line your lips as well as fill them in however the bristles are too long and haven't been cut neatly enough.
 Powder brush £9.99
 I'm not a big powder user so powder brushes are probably the powder brush is probably the one I know the least about. This brush has natural hairs which are quite nice and soft, this is a brush I wouldn't mind using but I do think that the shape of it isn't quite right. I was also surprised that it doesn't shed but it still nice and thick.
 Slanted eyeliner brush £5.99
I think is quite hard to get an eyeliner brush wrong, this brush is synthetic and slightly wider then the standard eyeliner brush, which I don't really mind as I use to find wider brushes much wider to use. I would say the eyeliner brushes aren't really worth splurging on and this is a nice one. Only criticism is that it is ever so slightly too wide but unless you want a very thin line it is still something you can work with!
 Overall I don't think these are the answer to my inexpensive brush dream but I do like that Superdrug has realised that it is something we do need. Hopefully these are only the first brushes which they will improve on, personally I think they could even raise the price a few pounds if it would help them produce a better quality product. Also I think that these are still better quality then the brushes I have seen some people use, brushes are the key to good make-up application!
 I think I will write another post about my favourite inexpensive brushes very soon!
What inexpensive brushes should I try? Which are your favourites?

Sabrina X
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11 comments:

  1. i didnt realise superdrug did these! most of my brushes are just elf mainly because i dont have much money to spend on brushes, but these look so nice :) i think ill buy some of these, they look so sleek as well xx

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  2. Hm they dont seem very impressive!
    xo

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  3. i love no7 makeup brushes especially when bought with their £5 off vouchers xx

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  4. Ah they don't sound too great! Thanks for sharing, I might've tried otherwise!! x

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  5. They don´t look bad, thanks for sharing

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  6. none of them really appeal to me!
    but if i had no brushes it would be great but nothing i dont have!!xx

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  7. I've been looking for an inexpensive synthetic lipbrush for a while now! Not asking for much i know! And although you say it's not great I'll probably still pick it as in theory it's exactly what I want, thanks for the post :)

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  8. i was keeen to read your review but I dont expect much from cheap brushes anymore...and i agree with you..

    tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

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  9. I just bought the new gosh foundation brush and it is really good x

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  10. They don't look bad but maybe a bit expensive for something from Superdrug? I still like my budget ELF ones best! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com/

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  11. Really randomly I quite like Fearne Cotton's makeup brush set from boots, also the ELF studio brushes are really good, and if you're looking for ever cheaper the No17 brushes are adequate but only if you wash them in a mix of baby oil and water once a week - depends on if you can be bothered with brush maintenance! :) x

    http://el-jay-em.blogspot.com/

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