I know that every beauty blogger talks about how brushes can change the quality and application of makeup and that you're probably sick of hearing it. Unfortunately its true, a set of good brushes can make a full face of makeup so much easier and so much more flawless. That being said the brushes don't have to be expensive. These brushes are modelled after the Real Techniques brushes (which I adore) but come in different shapes and sizes.
You may be off-put by the fact that these are 'knock off' brushes and that they are from eBay (£7.98 + Free P&P) but let me tell you, these have changed my makeup application. The brushes are amazingly soft and made of synthetic materials which means that they are cruelty free. I've actually found that these brushes are softer than my Real Techniques brushes.
Now onto the most important part of the brushes, how they apply makeup. The Stippling brush is a simple dual fibered brush, its not my favourite of the set as I'm not a huge fan of stippling brushes, I do use this to apply primer and it works well.
Next up is the Round Topped brush which is extremely similar to the expert face brush or the buffing brush from Real Techniques, its got a slightly smaller head and the hairs are much more dense. This is amazing for buffing in foundation or applying blusher or bronzer, its even wonderful for contouring.
The Flat Topped brush and the Angled flat top brush are wonderful for buffing in foundation. The Angled brush is particularly wonderful as it is much easier to buff foundation under the eyes and around the nose because of its angle. I was extremely surprised by how much I loved this brush, its quick base application so effortless.
Finally is the Tapered brush, I initially thought that this would be thrown to one side as its extremely dense and I couldn't figure out what it would work for - certainly not foundation or concealer. Once again I was surprised by this set as I found that the shape of the brush makes for a wonderful contour brush, on days that I'm looking for a particularly chiseled look.
You can also buy these brushes individually so if you're only interested in one of them you don't have to pick up the whole set. Individual brushes retail for £1.78 - a steal.
Overall these brushes are a staple in my collection now and they've definitely got me interested in trying some other eBay brushes.
Have you tried eBay brushes? Would you purchase unbranded brushes?