Friday, 13 January 2012

Brush it off...

I have quite a lot of makeup brushes but I'm one of those people who think that you can never have too many. Washing brushes is not one of my favourite activities so I like to have a lot of brushes so I can stretch out the time between washes. (On a side-note, I really hope you ladies wash your makeup brushes. Smearing bacteria on our faces is not the one....)

I have a good mix of very expensive and very cheap brushes but regardless of price, the quality remains generally high. Therefore, imagine my joy when I found makeup brushes that combine good quality and a low price at Costco of all places!

This 10-piece brush set was only $24.99 and it's a mix of natural and synthetic fibres. It has 6 face brushes and 4 eye brushes and I'm absolutely in love.

The brushes are neither too long or too short and the handles are a gorgeous dark aubergine acrylic.

The synthetic concealer brush on the far right is the best concealer brush I've ever used. It's about the size of my thumb so I was a bit taken aback by the size at first, but it's perfect for getting under the eyes and around the sides of the nose. Plus, I always think that synthetic concealer brushes are preferable to natural-hair ones.

The fan and kabuki brushes are also synthetic (which I'm less happy about) but they more than do the job required.

The eye brushes are all made of natural hairs and they are absolutely fantastic. I have absolutely no complaints.

The set also comes with this lovely deep purple case. All the brushes fit inside with no problem and it even has a detachable pouch you can throw in your handbag.

Finally, it comes with a handy instruction leaflet which explains the purpose of each brush. This is really useful for those who are not too familiar with makeup brushes.

This set is ridiculously good  quality regardless of the price and I believe that it's still in Costco stores. I still can't believe that I bagged all of these brushes for less than the price of my MAC kabuki brush!

Love, life and bargains! 
Nana Adomah


  1. I wonder if they have this in costco in the Uk..

  2. @Maureen It's worth a look because I've seen a lot of the same stuff in the UK Costco as I have in the US one.

    @Nsoromma Sure is! I kind of wish I'd bought two...


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