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?