I Bought This Brush Set For Under $30. This Is My Verdict

Usually I’m a big spender when it comes to skincare and makeup (I don’t even want to look at my staff account because I’m scared to know how much I’ve spent in 3 years).

So for me to buy a 10-piece brush set for 25 bucks is a little out of the ordinary. I intended for this brush set to be my “spare” for when I did other people’s makeup – but somehow, they’ve become my favourite brushes.

What Do I Love About This Set?

Designer Brands Day Dreamer 10 Piece Pro Brush Set literally has everything a makeup beginner needs. Made from soft synthetic fibres, these brushes allow you to work with powder, cream and liquid formulas.

They’re easy to wash (I haven’t had any of them shed), they come in a little roll-up brush case, and they’re all labelled on the handle so if you’re a newbie, that comes in handy if you don’t know which brush to use for what.

The selection of brushes also impressed me – multiple brushes for eyes (blending is important!) and the inclusion of a buffing brush as opposed to a flat foundation brush. I can’t fault this set to be honest.

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What’s In The Set?

Ultimate Brow Brush: This dual-ended brush has a spoolie on one end, and an angled brush on the other – ideal for applying brow gels and powders. I personally use it to smudge out pencil liner.

Deluxe Crease Brush: Allows you to create definition in the crease of the eye, plus it’s useful for blending or applying shadow to the lower lash line. 

Foundation/Buffing Brush: This flat-topped buffing brush makes foundation application a breeze, not to mention it leaves a flawless finish.

Tapered Powder Brush: With its fluffy, dome-shaped bristles, this brush seamlessly and evenly blends powder products for a natural finish. I like to use this one to apply blush.

Illuminating/Fan Brush: Like the ones you see on Instagram, the fanned bristles can be used to highlight the tops of the cheekbones, down the nose and cupids bow.

Large Powder/Blush Brush: Ideal for setting your makeup with powder, or applying powder foundations, this brush has super soft bristles and picks up a good amount of product.

Angled Contour Brush: What I use to apply my bronzer, this angled brush makes contouring so easy. Use it to apply bronzer under the cheekbones and around the hairline.

Eye Shadow Blending Brush: I wish I could buy 10 of these separately. You can use it to apply shadow all over the eye, blend out shadows or to apply creamier formulas.

Eye Shadow Brush: Another one of my favourites. This really allows you to pack on shadows to build up pigment before you blend everything out (it can also be used as a concealer brush). 

Liner Brush: The only brush I haven’t used yet (because my eyeliner comes with an applicator). This really is a great size for applying liquid liner.

The Reviews:

★★★★★ Great brushes, bargain price – Millie

“These brushes are fantastic! They’re soft, they do their jobs well, ANDDD they don’t shed hairs! Absolute bargain price for such great brushes. 100% recommend.”

★★★★★ Bargain! – Katerina

“So cheap and for the quality, such a steal! Really nice and soft and haven’t shed at all which I am so surprised with! Designer Brands is proving to be a label which is affordable and one you can trust!”

★★★★★ Great value & quality – Ciara

“These brushes are amazing quality! Have not shed and I’ve washed them so many times. The range of brushes is perfect for a full face. The brow brush is perfect and the liner brush for carving out brows is perfect! The eyeshadow brushes blend so well even dark eyeshadow looks.”

 

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