I don't know about you ladies, but I have been looking for a single large fan brush for the longest time that wouldn't cost me R200+. I didn’t know of any drugstore selling them. Cala (at Dischem), Beautique (at Red Square Beauty), and Eco Tools (at Clicks) had single fan brushes, but they are all the small ones. I've you're someone who has been looking for the same brush, Best Beauty Buys has got your back!
Large Fan BrushAs you can see, the brush is pretty large. When I washed it, I noticed about 3 shed hairs, but other than that it held it’s shape pretty well. It is a tad bit dense. I’ve used it to apply highlighter to my cheekbones and it does a good job. It doesn’t pick up a lot of product at once, but I prefer building my highlighter up anyway so it doesn’t look like a white streak. You can definitely build with this brush and it isn’t too flimsy. It is made of synthetic bristles and is cruelty free. This brush retails for R75 which I think is a very good price, seeing that the Cala small fan brush retails for R50.
Best Beauty Buys also got in some other single brushes. I’ve tested a few of them so I will give you guys a small run down of the ones I have tested as well as the others that’s available, so you can see if you need any of them in your collection. I know that often you look for one single brush, and majority of those times you cannot find it available individually. Lucky for you, now you can add just the brushes you need without having to purchase an entire set.
Facial Mask BrushI actually felt these 2 brushes and it feels amazing! If you’re someone who loves wearing face masks/treatments, these brush are a must. It feels like jelly and is so soft and gentle. No more messing up your foundation brushes to apply face masks. That will be a thing of the past!
Flat Foundation BrushThis is very different to your average foundation brush. As you can see, it has a little hole in the centre where you are supposed to pour your foundation into. I honestly didn’t know what to expect with this brush. When I tried it I used one pump of foundation in the centre and applied it in circular motions of my face. I noticed that applying in circular motions makes the foundation very streaky, so I used dragging motions instead and it worked much better. I also noticed that when there is a lot of product in the centre, it doesn’t blend out well, so I just “dotted” the foundation all over my face and when the centre of the brush was empty, I started blending again and it worked much better and was significantly less streaky. The brush is dense but feels soft againts your skin. I was worried that it would keep a ton of product behind but it didn’t, which is so surprising. It doesn’t work well with thick foundations though, but BB creams and liquid foundations applies quite well. There wasn’t any shedding when I washed it and I love that it comes with a little tube to store it in. No more worrying about your foundation brushes getting dust on them on your vanity. It is a teensy bit difficult to wash but using a proper cleaning solution helps tons!
Sculpting Brush This brush applies contour and bronzing powders so easily. It looks a little splyed in the picture, but don’t let that fool you! This brush is super handy for beginners starting out with powder contouring, as it blends nicely too.
Flat Contour BrushThis brush also applies powder contour really well, but picks up a lot of product so just be sure to use a light hand. Super easy to use, affordable, great for beginners. It’s a YES from me!
'S' Shaped Contour Brush (with lid)
This brush is so full and soft. I actually use it for foundation and concealer. Because it is so dense it buffs out the product really well. I also use it to bronze the outer perimeters of my face, just to add dimension. It does pick up a lot of product due to it's density, but tapping off excess powder before applying helps quite a bit.
Small Spoon Foundation Brush If you wanted to try an oval type brush but didn't want to invest in a full set, this one is a good multi tasking option. I use it for foundation, concealer, contour, cream blush and liquid highlight. The size makes it easy to use with multiple products. It also comes with a lid, which is awesome as you can then just throw it in your makeup bag without worrying about the bristles getting dirty or full of makeup.
Large Spoon Foundation Brush If you are looking for an oval brush just for your foundation, I would suggest this one. It's much bigger and will therefore cover a larger area on your face, cutting down the time you spend applying foundation with smaller brushes.
Flat Kabuki Brush This brush is great for foundation as well. It's really easy to use. Because the bristles are so short it buffs out really well. The only problem I had with this brush was washing it. As you can see from the above picture, it has a stain on due to my foundation. It is clean though, so if you don't mind a minor stain this brush is worth checking out. It's quite small and fits into your makeup bag well. It's also compact enough for travel.
Oval Palm Egg BrushYet another great foundation brush. It's the first of it's kind that I've seen so far. How pretty and unique, right!? The bristles are SO soft and doesn't prick your face. It fits into your palm and makes blending your foundation feel extra comfortable. The bristles are all even so your foundation won't look 'bumpy'. I also use this brush to blend foundation on my arms and chest, if I am wearing a strapless/thin strapped dress. It buffs out into the skin well and makes the foundation sort of "melt" giving you a beautiful streak-free application. Just be sure to blend piece by piece. This brush is not as difficult to wash nor does it shed. The only thing I noticed was that it takes much longer than other brushes to dry completely. The rose gold and pink combo of these brushes are stunning. There are more colors available here.
Large Powder Brush If you're looking for a super fluffy large powder brush, this is it! I cannot tell you guys how difficult it is to find a good powder brush that's fluffy and soft enough. This brush is something every makeup lover needs in their collection. It is a staple tool in my makeup routine. It blends setting powders easily without hassle. I also use it to bronze up the outer perimeters of my face as it blends everything in so well. So so worth it you guys!
There are also these products available:
So, there you have it! I love that these brushes are mostly under R100. The price is comparable to drugstore makeup brushes which is great. I definitely wouldn’t want to pay R200+ for a single drugstore makeup brush, and I suppose not many others would want to either. I love when a product is affordable, but also good quality. All of these brushes are cruelty free.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I will be back reviewing more brush sets soon. In the meantime, check out all the goodies available from the Best Beauty Buys Wholesale Beauty Store here.