Why did I consider getting the MakeupGeek Makeup Brushes?
I recently reviewed MakeupGeek eyeshadows (which I loved). I also wanted to try her brushes (as you may know I am a makeup brush junkie), so here’s my review of four of them that I selected based on specific things I was looking for.
Where can you get them?
I got all my MakeupGeek Makeup Brushes at Makeupgeek.com
What did I find in the package?
All of her brushes come wrapped in a plastic bag with a little sticker that reads “Please wash your new brushes before use”. Similar to other brushes I’ve gotten from MAC, nothing to write home about.
Time to try them. What did they do for me?
I only have 4 of her brushes and I’ve had a good experience with them, with the exception of one (the Outer V one). For the most part, these are good brushes. You can’t beat the price of them, so for the price, you get good quality. One thing I specially like about these is their shape. MakeupGeek makeup brushes have really well thought shapes, and I would say some of them are really good for people with small eyes. On the quality side, I’ve had mine for about a year now and they haven’t shed or bleed, so that’s a big positive. Keep reading for a more detailed description on the specific brushes.
- MUG Deluxe Foundation Stippling Brush – One of my favorite 2011 foundation brushes. Really dense and stiff, perfect for buffing or stippling foundation and getting the flawless look.
- MUG Crease Brush – Perfect for blending eyeshadow in the crease! I love the size and shape of this brush. It’s like a perfect smaller version of the MAC 217.
- MUG Highlighter Brush – This is a super soft stippling brush and I love it for applying highlighter to the top of the cheekbones. I have washed this brush over and over and over and it doesn’t bleed or lose its shape at all.
- MUG Outer V Brush – This is similar to the MAC 219 and just as scratchy. This is the one I don’t really like and don’t use. I don’t know if it’s the one I got or if they are all like this. The small shape would makes it ideal for creating an outer V but I don’t use it because I don’t like scratchy bristles on my lids. :-(
Here are some pictures of the MakeupGeek Brushes:
What is the Verdict?
These four that I tried are great budget friendly brushes. They help you do most of the makeup artistry work for a fraction of the cost of high end brushes. I have had mine for about a year and haven’t had any problems with them. They are definitely not as soft and dense as some higher end ones, and probably won’t last as long because of the materials, but they’re perfectly workable and much more affordable. They are great brushes to begin with if you want to learn some techniques before maybe investing in some higher end ones.