[Products were purchased by me.]
I kept meaning to write this post, but I was waiting for clean brushes.
So, it took me about eight months. (I'd wash brushes, and lollygag about and not take photos, and then use the clean brushes - d'oh! Vicious cycle.)
Also, I would like to say that if you're expecting fancy pants brushes, this ain't the place to look. Most of my brushes come from the drugstore, and also, if you're looking for a detailed comparison about heffalump hair versus woozle hair, that's not happening here. I prefer synthetic brushes, if I can, but I don't really invest a lot of research into this. I usually buy brushes that are readily available (Sephora, drugstores - online and brick and mortar), and relatively budget friendly. I don't think a brush is realistically going to last a lifetime. If I only spend $8 bucks on it and it lasts me 5 years, bully for me. I can afford to buy a new $8 one when it falls apart.
I'll try to be brief but also informative. Most of my comments are about brush shape and purpose, rather than detailed analysis about handle length, blah blah - I'm only going to comment on things like that if there is something odd worth saying. Also, I'm not artsy. I don't do cool things like other bloggers, so my needs are pretty basic. Ok. Enough disclaimers, you think? Let's do this.
First: base shadow brushes. I use these to deposit color all over the lid - usually this is the first color I lay down. These are my most-used type of brush and if I could have five of them, I would. My personal favorite is actually the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush; it is tapered and flat and fluffy enough to deposit a base color in a diffuse manner, without packing it on in odd ways or leaving severe lines that I have to blend out later. I hate that I can only buy it in a set, because I don't really need multiples of the other brushes in that set. The Sonia Kashuk No. 103 (Core Tools - white handle) is longer and not as flexible; Sephora's version is fuller and honestly, not as soft. Do you have a favorite brush of this type? Because I need like five.
|Oops. Didn't realize until now that the label got cut off somehow. It's a Pro Shadow Brush #14.|
|This RT brush is available on its own, only - it does not come in the Starter set.|