Friday 19 April 2013

After hearing a certain YouTube makeup guru -cough- Gossmakeupartist -cough- rave about the German brand Zoeva with extremely, extremely cheap brushes... how could I resist? My everyday brush collection is made up mainly of Real Techniques brushes much like many a beauty blogger, however after itching to get a few more eye detailer brushes in my life, I decided to pick up some of Zoeva's offerings.

The only face brush I ordered, the 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek, is very similar to the Sigma Angled Face Brush, and retails for £9.75. Unfortunately, this is the brush which I was most disappointed with in terms of quality; although the brush is cut nicely the bristles are not up to my softness standards, and after washing I did experience the slightly musky smell which I only associate with lower quality brushes. 

Where Zoeva really excell are in their eye defining range. My favourite of the bunch I picked up is the 228 Crease brush (£5.30), a long tapered, extremely soft and slightly pointed socket brush which is perfect for cut crease work or even soft blending of shadows. It is also fantastic for defining the outer V or inner corner. Similar to this was the slightly more pointed, stubbier 231 Petit Crease brush (£5.30) which is also good for the purposes previously listed, in addition to being fantastic at blending out colour underneath the eye, thanks to its tapered end. Last but not least, Zoeva's 227 Soft Definer brush (£5.30) draws obvious parallels with the now infamous MAC 217, a soft and easy to use blending brush, perfect for a wash of colour or a little hardcore blending through the crease.

Although my best advice is to give the face brushes a miss, the eye brushes are seriously something special and you cannot go wrong at a fiver a brush! You can pick up Zoeva brushes from Love Makeup, or if you're international try Zoeva's site.

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  1. I love this certain You Tube ''guru'' and I also thought to try this brushes out :) After your review I am sure I am going to ''add them to my basket'' :)
    Lovely blog hun :) x x

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  2. Such a shame the face brush wasn't the best but the eye brushes sound fab! Total bargain too!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

    1. Amazing bargains! They are so affordable but brilliant quality! xx