Unlike any other piece of makeup or skincare, brushes are something that let you instantly judge if they are good or not. One swipe over the cheek or a little blend over the eyes and you’re either sold or filled with regret over the pretty pennies you exchanged for the duds. Buying blind is never recommended but when you don’t have the choice of a personal testimony, you rely on fellow makeup enthusiasts to guide you and push you over to the knowing side!
Zoeva brushes have been around for what seems like eternity to me now considering how many times a day I spot them in some video or blog post or another. If their beautiful Rose Gold Set haven’t caught your attention yet, I commend you on surviving that mammoth rock that you’ve been dwelling under. I for one wasn’t spared and its only recently that I had had just about enough waiting and mulling over the reviews and decided to take the plunge. Since the shipping at the Zoeva website is a tad fishy when it comes to India, I decided that Luxola at its insanely speedy delivery was my best bet albeit a little pricier.
Say hello to my shinning new tools which have outdone all expectations of softness, form and blend-ability I may have ever had! After a few jaw-dropping-to-the-floor moments while swirling these across my face, I came to the gnawing realization that I need the entire set in my possession at the earliest. That aside, let me talk you through the three that I picked in the first go and why I think they are worth the hype!
I am not going to blurb “they are super soft” again in this post because you’re probably sick of hearing that and its TRUE. They are, they just are the softest.
Zoeva’s answer to the MAC 168 Angled brush or the answer that puts the MAC version to shame for costing an arm and a leg at an inferior quality! There I said it! This brush is absolutely perfect for those insanely pigmented blushes which I have always been too scared to use (The Balm Frat Boy blush). It says sheer and the finish is sheer indeed which is perfect when it comes to high pigment powders including bronzers. I love how appropriately sized its top is to fit exactly on my cheeks and under the cheekbones if I fancy using it for that part. This has changed blush application for me for good which is something I have struggled in the past and never really found the perfect tool for. I am already eyeing having this in multiples, one from blush, bronzer and powder too (I am certain it’ll work perfectly!).
Believe me when I say it was the shape of this that pulled me in! I have never had such an oddly shaped brush in my stash and one I have always imagined would work perfectly with contour powders/blushes to define my cheekbones. I must have debated over this a hundred times and in the end the curiosity won. Its similarly built as the other in the luxe collection (white mixed synthetic and natural hair) and works with both cream and powder products. This is something I won’t have much use for but I am thinking an old blush gone stiff needs a little roughing up with this to come back to life?
This was a tricky one because Zoeva has 12536485 eye brushes and to find one which fits my requirement was difficult. The price however was not, this is a very very reasonably priced brush (refraining to use the word “cheap” which could be taken in the wrong sense) and I told myself, if this wasn’t great it wouldn’t really be a pricey mistake. How wrong (not that its a pricey mistake) because this is a wonderful brush!
I am a “one-eyeshadow girl” meaning, give me two eyeshadow colors and I have no clue what to do with them. This also means that I usually only need a good blending brush to add a subtle sheen on my eyes and call it a “look”. This brush does that phenomenally well (sense the excitement?) and I cannot imagine using anything else! Its a flat topped brush so blends everything starting from the lid to the crease seamlessly with no edges peeking through. I absolutely have to have another of these brushes soon because everyday “eye looks” need backups!
When compared to the MAC 217 brush, this is less dense and fluffier with a flat top in contrast to the domed top that MAC has. Being fluffier makes it a better choice for eyeshadow noobs like me who are too scared to spend more than a minute doing both eyes! This obviously does not allow you to pack color or anything but if blending is something you struggle with I would highly recommend getting yourself one of these!
I cannot emphasize enough on how amazing these brushes are for the price that they are retailed at. I am definitely getting as many as I possibly can and as soon as my wallet allows!
Let me know your favorite Zoeva brushes!