Makeup brushes can make a world of difference when applying products. But do you only get what you pay for? Like most other products, I don’t believe so. Sometimes, there are great deals to be found. And I think the Born Pretty 10 Piece Brush Set (item #15455) is one of those steals.
I was looking for a brush set to add to my collection recently, and decided to get a gamble and buy this set. At the time, it was on sale for $14.58, so I figured it was worth it. Having used them for a few weeks now, I think it was totally worth it.
These are the some of the softest brushes I’ve ever touched. I think they are just as soft as the Sonia Kashuk brushes I picked up recently in my Target liquidation. And they are certainly softer than the elf brushes that make up the majority of my brush collection.
The bristles are very dense and well packed. Everything feels securely put together, and I have washed them twice with absolutely no shedding. All of the brushes pick up product super easy, and they feel feather soft on my skin.
My only complaint is the smell. When I first opened the package upon arrival, I thought there was a smashed nail polish bottle because it smelled really strongly like paint. That smell was actually coming from the brush handles. Even after multiple washings, and sitting in my office for several weeks, they still smell a little bit. It has faded, and I’m sure it will go away eventually, but it’s a pretty unpleasant smell.
Even with the smell, I am super impressed with these brushes. They were well worth the price. There are a decent variety of shapes in this set, with a combination of flat cut, rounded and angled. The large and small brushes are the same 5 shapes, just different sizes. Even though I don’t really know how best to use all the big face brushes, I find the smaller brushes are good for eye use, blending and crease colour application in particular.
These are available on the Born Pretty Store site in a variety of colours, all for different prices, and in full 10 piece sets, or split into 5 piece sets. Regardless of the options available, I think this turned out to be a great set, and is worth a try.