New in: Makeup Brushes

I noticed yesterday that I had a handful of new brushes which I thought I would address in a single blog post, they are all relatively inexpensive and I’ve been trying them out over the last few weeks.

Moxi Makeup brushes are a new brand on my radar and I have been trying out all five of their brushes (I forgot to photograph one), they’re beautiful to look at and start at a very reasonable £8. There are three brushes I love from this collection the Double-ended brush (which I didn’t photograph), Taklon foundation brush and the Flat top angled brush which are all soft and work beautifully but my stand out has to be the Double-ended brush. The other two however aren’t quite as nice, the Goat Hair Powder brush is okay but could be a little softer and I just do not understand the Angled Eyeliner brush at all.

I wouldn’t say I love the entire Liz Earle Colour range but the is actually quite impressive. I love the clear plastic handles too, it looks sleek without being the same as every other brush. The is great for packing on colour but the other two are stand out products. The is my favourite as it has both things that I need, a brow spoolie and an angled brush perfect for applying powder to the brows. The also can not be beaten for the prize, it’s cut beautifully and is great for both applying colour to the crease and blending eyeshadow.

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Zoeva brushes seem to be becoming more an more popular and just by looking at them you can see why, they are beautifully made and super soft.  I must admit that these brushes are so perfectly white that I was almost a little scared to use them. The Luxe Face Finish brush is beautiful for any sort of setting powder and not too dense which helps avoid any over applying. The Luxe Sheer Cheek is quite thin so ideal for contouring as well as applying product to the apples of the cheek. The Smokey Eye shader is equally as good especially if you are using cream shadows and the Precision Shader would work just as well on the lips as the eyes. I am currently dreaming about the Luxe Face Definer, that’s definitely a brush I need in my life.

Since I love double ended brushes (if don’t well) I was excited to give this new Kiko Face Duo brush from the Life in Rio Collection a go. The foundation brush is really nothing special, just a standard synthetic one but at the other end there is a angled brush like I’ve never seen before. As you can hopefully tell from the first photo it’s fairly flat before going into an angle, this is great for you girls that like me love a contour but it is fairly easy to get two contour line down the face if not blended very carefully.

I have some amazing cheap elf brushes but the Elf Small Stipple Brush seems to be pretty average. It sheds more than I’d expect a brush to and isn’t very soft but is the perfect size for a cream blush or a pigmented blusher that you want to apply lightly.

Have you tried any new brushes recently? Which brush has caught your eye?
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  1. 9th May 2014 / 7:50 am

    The rose gold brushes look so pretty! 🙂 x

  2. 9th May 2014 / 8:16 am

    I'm in dyer need of some new makeup brushes! I've been scouring the internet looking at a reviews and I'm really tempted to try out the Zoeva brushes! Your reviews came just in time! haha.

    XO, G from grace'd

    • 10th May 2014 / 4:07 pm

      i have a huge collection of brushes – a little obsessed – my favourite ones are froma shop called savers in the uk, theyre around one pound each and amazing, that aside though you can get big make up rolls of brushes on ebay/amazon at really good prices in packs up to 32 ish, i do recommend them, i have two sets along with 3 pots of assorted and i always turn to the savers/rolls from amazon everyday 🙂

    • 9th May 2014 / 2:21 pm

      Yeah I think I need a few more too, they're great! X

  3. 9th May 2014 / 12:20 pm

    I'm a sucker for rose gold brushes! I am really interested in the Zoeva ones, especially the rose gold collection.

  4. 9th May 2014 / 1:02 pm

    This post was so helpful! I'm always looking for slightly cheaper but still good quality brushes, considering my appetite for MAC would probably bankrupt me. Definitely some to keep in mind here!! T xx

  5. 9th May 2014 / 8:04 pm

    I've heard lots of good things about the Moxi brushes, really want to try them!

    Becca from Becca Said x

  6. 10th May 2014 / 1:41 am

    I absolutely adore Zoeva brushes but am pleased to see some brands I haven't tried like Moxie. I have a lot of brushes from Sigma and Sedona lace, along with my Zoeva brushes. But I totally want more.
    Gwenayfer |

  7. 10th May 2014 / 6:39 pm

    I haven't heard of the Moxi brush brand. Definitely going to have to give them a try. I hate how expensive brushes can be :(.
    G x

  8. 11th May 2014 / 9:57 am

    Really like the look of the Moxi ones.

  9. 25th May 2014 / 1:54 pm

    Apart from my Real Techniques collection which I love I recently got the Zoeva rose gold brush kit. I'm loving their brushes already, their super soft and so easy to work with! x

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