REVIEW: Too Faced Teddy Bear brush set

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Over Christmas time last year I was working and therefore was able to have a few splurges on products I wanted. I didn’t have it in mind to buy new brushes as I already have a face and eye set from real techniques which I find is enough for me. However on one of my trips to mecca I noticed the Pro-Essential Teddy Bear Hair Brush set, and despite their $100NZD price tag, there was something about them that made me want to buy them. Sooo… I did. And they have honestly come so in handy, not only did I need a brush more for powder, but I also find the blending brush is to die for and make eyeshadow go on so nicely. Now, seeing as it’s coming up to their 1 year birthday I thought now is a good time to review since I’ve been using them for so long.

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The first brush in the set is medium-sized powder brush, very basic powder brush but it does the job that I need it to. I would say it is a wee bit more dense than you would expect with a powder brush, I wouldn’t advise using it with a heavy hand as it may move product around. But as brush for compact powders and to gently remove any excess loose powder it works fine!

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The second brush is called the blending fluff brush but I would describe it more as a lid brush as it has that wider, flat shape to it that is perfect for applying colour on the lid, rather than as a blending brush. The best way to use this would be if before or after you’ve blended your creases colours, to apply the lid colour to compliment with this brush. I use it in particular to apply glitters.

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Third up is what I would call more of a blending brush, it is asmall blending brush which is probably my favourite brush in this entire set! I already have a blending brush from my real techniques set that I love for blending in the crease, however this one is smaller so it makes for a more detailed blend. Especially if you’re wanting to do a cut crease or a specific eye look as it blends well without spreading the product all over the place. Much more of a controlled blend, however still effortless.

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The fourth brush in the set, is one that I don’t use as often but it’s still handy to have! It is a small crease brush and that’s exactly what I use to for. It is a pretty dense brush with an angled edge that makes it great for packing a colour into the outer corner, followed by some blending with a different brush to get a super concentrated colour in the crease. Otherwise I find using it to apply a strong highlight to the inner corner or brow bone works great!

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The last brush is definitely the least used brush in the set, but once again I do love having it there as I don’t have any other like it. The ‘angled liner/brow brush’ is something I often use if I want to run a darker colour along my lash line, or if I want to highlight my inner corner as it is a dense brush that really controls where the colour goes. The name suggests it can be used as a brow brush too however I don’t think this would be popular unless you went for a very natural, undefined brow look.

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All in all the brush set is worth its price as it supplies all the essentials needed for eyeshadow as well as a face brush for extra measure, the brushes are also adorably pink and the name just screams ‘buy me’! Another bonus of this set is that it comes with a small, pink and gold love heart makeup bag that has a teddy bear charm on the zip which I find is perfect for carrying touch up items, but not a full faces’ worth of makeup. DID I MENTION THEY’RE VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE? ✔️✔️

*Please excuse the quality of the photos, the lighting has given me a rough time lately.

Teddy Bear picnic time? Chatterkiwi x

 

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