Now I have made it my duty in life (apparently) to own as many makeup brushes as possible. I own far too many and I don’t even use half of them. But the good thing about owning so many of them is that I can give you the low down on what I think is worth it and what I think you can pass on. So let me give you the low down on brands. At least the ones that I own.
Sigma- I used to think they were the best thing since sliced bread, which is why I shelled out big bucks for their brushes, but let me tell you. A few years into owning their brushes they began to fall apart. the handles fell off of almost every single big brush I owned from sigma, and even though I loved the brushes for the amount of money I paid for the brushes their is no excuse for them to be falling apart like that. I will say this about sigma though, every time one of their brushes began to fall apart, I emailed sigma and told them about the problems I was having, and they sent me a replacement brush. So if you have to buy sigma go for the eye brushes they are great quality and I have had great luck with mine, no shedding, and no detaching of the handles. So my final thoughts on sigma.
- A+ for customer service
- C- for quality, their brushes should not have fallen apart for the price I paid for them
Morphe- There has been a lot of buzz about Morphe lately and I want to set the record straight on my feelings on the company. Morphe although everyone on YouTube says it is as good as Sigma I would have to agree and disagree. I having purchased only eye brushes so I cannot speak on how good or bad their face brushes are but I would have to say that some of their eye brushes are scratchy. This I found was true with the M503, I found it was very scratchy. But the MB brushes I have found are actually quite nice. I really like their gun medal line as well. I would say skip the flawless collection having bought a couple of those and I found them quite scratchy. I also bought the M165 and M204 and never find myself reaching for them so I say pass on them as well because they are pretty cheaply made.
- B- Customer service shipping takes awhile
- C Brushes are a hit or miss
Real Techniques- Now here lies my secrets, now ladies you can’t go telling everyone I told you about this. But you can find real technique brushes on eBay, for a fraction of the price, yes you read that right, a fraction of the cost! Now yes, they wont say real techniques on them but they are they same exact brushes and they I have found are the same exact quality. The brushes I have bought have held up great, and I can’t even tell the difference between the dupes and my real RT’s. I will paste a URL to the seller I buy from on eBay in case you are interested in buying and don’t know who to buy from. But back to quality, my RT have great quality, and yes they lack eye brushes but I don’t need any of those. But for face brushes these are my go to!
Elf- Oh elf you have my heart, I have been a lover, a hater of elf and pretty much everything in between. So what do I think of elf brushes, I think the one dollar line is crap, stay away! But I think the studio line for the most part has some real hidden gems! My favorite being their crease brush, eyebrow duo brush, small tapered brush their new blending brush and their ultimate blending brush. So if you’re looking into Elf skip the one dollar and stick to the studio line.
- A+ They replace all broken products received in the mail no questions asked
- C- The one dollar line is no good.
Bdellium tools- I LOVE these brushes, true I only own three but for the price they are great brushes! I would defiently recommend you check out the 773 (a complete dupe for the mac 242) and the 783. They are great quality with no shedding!
A- Great quality! I’m super impressed with these brushes!
Catch you next time where I tell you which brushes I feel are the absolute essentials!