Last week I wrote a post on my Morphe brushes which was quite popular and many of you enjoyed it so I thought I will share with you my thoughts on two brushes that are super cheap but amazing and I reach for them every day when I do my makeup. I'm talking about Ebay brushes from China, clear 'dupes' for some more expensive ones, which are so good that I have back ups and I'm not even thinking of buying the original versions.
I rarely buy things from Ebay as I feel like there is lots of fake beauty products or poor quality ones but every now and then I do browse the website and when you do so you come across some very interesting items that you just have to buy, especially when they are super cheap.
I think the first time I came across some Ebay makeup brushes that were supposed to be very good, was through Makeup Savvy blog and, as they say, the rest is history.
The two brushes I want to talk about are made in China and therefore they are very cheap but also it takes about 3 weeks for them to arrive after placing the order. The shipping is free and I've never experienced any custom charges when ordering from China.
Duo fibre stippling brush, £1.57
This brush looks very much like a MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush (£34) and while I don't have the 'original' to compare the quality I can reassure you that the cheap Ebay version is fantastic. The bristles are incredibly soft, wash well and stay in shape.
My favourite way to use this brush is for bronzer as it picks up the right amount of product and the length and density of the bristles make the blending process a dream. I also like to use it for my blushes, especially very pigmented ones or those with a bit of shimmer as I can build up the intensity of the blush slowly without ending up looking like a clown.
I've also used this brush to apply some of my foundations and it works well, although I still prefer my Beauty Blender. Having said that there are couple of foundations that I really like the finish of them if they're applied with a duo fibre stippling brush like this one.
Pro Kabuki brush, £1.99
This is a very obvious 'dupe' for NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush (£43) which, again, I don't own and don't even intend to buy it for the price, especially that I am extremely happy with the cheap Ebay version. The brush is very soft and well made, although a bit of black dye run during the first few washes but I think it was from the handle, not the actual bristles. The brush sheds one or two hair during the wash but, for the price, I can't complain and it remains its shape.
I love using this brush with my Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders to dust them lightly all over my face as it picks up the right amount of product. I also adore to apply my blush with it as it does it perfectly and blends it beautifully.
The first time I tried these brushes I couldn't believe how great they are, if I didn't know they come from China and are super cheap I'd assume they are expensive brushes.
I've had them for a few months, wash them on weekly basis and they're still perfect. I absolutely love them and highly recommend them, especially for the price.
Have you tried any Ebay brushes? Did you like them?