Let me start by saying I am not a professional makeup artist, just a girl who loves makeup! The beauty industry is constantly changing with new products, including brushes. This left me wondering does the saying, "You get what you pay for" apply to makeup brushes?
I mean, who can afford to continuously replace brushes every time a new set comes out? Some people may be able to, I am not one of them. While I do not mind investing in a quality product, I want to make sure I get my moneys worth, especially when I'm using something on my face.
I started my search at Walgreens. Each brand in the cosmetics section pretty much offered their own brushes. I narrowed down my options by which brushes looked similar to designer brands. I zoomed in on the Wet n Wild brushes. I noticed their all white sleek design right away. What sealed the deal for me was the cruelty free sticker on the packaging and the price, ranging from $1 — $3!
The Wet n Wild brushes are cruelty and gluten free with synthetic fibers. My immediate reaction was would these brushes feel like hard plastic rubbing across my eyelid? I decided to give them a try. I purchased the powder, blush, contour, large crease, large eye shadow, small concealer, small stipple, and angled liner brushes. My entire purchase was under $30! While there is no brush set offered, the prices of all the brushes was still a great deal.
When I got the brushes home, I unwrapped each one individually and started my regular makeup routine. Right away I noticed the brushes were extremely soft and felt good on my eye lids. Each brush also has an ergonomic handle, meaning they are designed to fit comfortably in your hands. There is a small finger indent on each brush which allows for better makeup application. At this moment I thought for sure I got my moneys worth and was excited about my purchase.
As I started to use the Wet n Wild brushes I noticed a downside, there was no instant color payoff. I'm assuming because of the soft texture of the brushes they do not pick up a ton of product like my Sephora 'Tools of the Trade' brush set I normally use. To some this may not be a big deal, in this case you can build your desired coverage. This can also be ideal for blending transition colors and smoothing out or blending dark colors in the crease, or even applying blush or highlighter without overdoing it.
Overall, for the price these brushes are worth more than their price! They are soft on my skin and they get the job done. I have incorporated these brushes into my makeup routine, especially when I use a highly pigmented product and want a soft and natural look. Their color and design also make these brushes a beautiful addition to my makeup vanity! These brushes would also be great for beginners to makeup who need a full set of brushes but aren't quite ready to invest in a designer set of make up brushes that can range from $40-$500.
Check out the Wet n Wild brushes here!
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Ashley & Candase