When I first heard that Makeup Revolution were launching makeup brushes I became extremely excited. They have basically stormed into the beauty world and dominated it with their affordable dupes and incredibly high performance products. Therefore, I imagined these brushes would be just as amazing and obviously with their track record, I’m not wrong. The brushes are indeed incredible and perfect for every day use. They remind me a lot of the MUA brushes, but they’re softer, in places more thought out and overall, better, for basically the same price. After trying them constantly since they landed on my door step, I have definitely found a new few favourites amongst them. I should point out that all of the brushes are animal friendly and synthetic, just before we get started…..
Pro F101 Foundation Brush, £3.00.
For anyone that knows me personally, or has ever asked, I hate these types of brushes. I find that product becomes streaky with them and that they absorb too much. However, with the Makeup Revolution brushes being synthetic, they’re amazing with liquids. Above I applied my foundation (I was using Makeup Aterlier Paris primer and foundation, coming to the blog soon!) with the brush and it applied thickly, evenly and with the brush being a little denser than most, it blended fairly nicely. Obviously with a foundation brush you still need to go in and blend a couple lines, but it’s probably the best one I’ve ever used.
Pro F102 Concealer Brush, £1.95.
I always end up using these types of brushes for anything but concealer, but I tried using it for the intended purpose, and it’s pretty darn good. At placing product that is and cleaning/neatening around eyebrows/lips, it’s not the best at under eye concealer or actually blending the concealer in, finger tips are still best for that.
Pro F103 Stippling Brush, £3.00.
It’s not a secret that I absolutely despise stippling brushes, but, and that’s a big but, I don’t hate this one. It’s not as thin and sparse as other brushes I’ve tried and although I still don’t comprehend why people like them so much, I rather enjoy using this for a light dusting of highlighter. A very surprising brush.
A pretty straight forward and essential brush for placing a block colour or glitter onto the eyes. I’ve been using this constantly to add the gold to my smokey eye looks when I’m using the Naked Chocolate Palette from Makeup Revolution to create the most eye capturing looks and this brush is so perfect for doing that.
Pro F105 Contour Brush, £3.
Pretty much everyone has tried one of these brushes by now, they’re not my favourite contour brushes but they definitely get the job done as long as you know your angles and use it properly. I’ve definitely gone back to it because of how soft it is though and easy to use.
Pro F104 Powder Brush, £3.75.
Normally cheaper powder brushes leave my foundation cakey and not very attractive at all, however, with how soft this brush is, and my favourite Collection powder, my under eyes have been setting beautifully. I do prefer my powder brushes to be a little rounder, but this brush works perfectly if you pat down and don’t rub it all over.
Pro E102 Eyeshadow Contour Brush, £1.95.
I find this brush ridiculously easy to create a smokey eye with, it blends beautifully and spreads the product really evenly. Another essential brush.
Pro E103 Eyeshadow Blending Brush, £1.95.
My favourite blending brushes of all is the MUA Blending Brushes, but once again Makeup Revolution have taken over. This brush is extremely similar but it is a little shorter and more accurate at placing product. It blends like a dream and is definitely my new favourite, I recommend buying at least 3 as they’re perfect to ensure your eyeshadow is always blended properly.
Pro E104 Eyebrow Brush, £1.50.
For most people, this is going to be an absolutely amazing brush if you use powders on your brows. For pomades, it’s just a little too thick and long to create those perfect lines. I still managed but it did take a lot more clean up than usual. It hasn’t shot up to my favourite eyebrow brush, but I’m definitely going to be using it on more natural powder brow days.
Makeup Revolution’s new brushes add up to around £22.00, but you can now buy the full collection at just £20! I couldn’t recommend the brushes more and I look forward to doing my makeup with them, basically every day.
Are you going to be buying the new brushes?
*All sent for review as Makeup Rev absolutely spoil me and I love them.