I have a thing for makeup brushes. I especially like good quality, synthetic brushes, because I find them softer and easier on the skin compared to natural-haired ones. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of great natural-haired makeup brushes out there. Synthetic brushes are just a personal preference of mine. Natural-haired brushes tend to scratch my skin.
I love the makeup brushes from Everyday Minerals (EDM). Except for the eye kabuki brush which was recently launched (I can’t wait to get my hands on it), I have all the brushes. They’re incredibly soft and work so well with mineral makeup (not just the ones by Everyday Minerals). By the way, the EDM makeup brushes are all synthetic-haired.
1. Baby Kabuki
This is just about the tiniest kabuki brush I have ever seen. It’s only 2″ long. You’d have to work a bit more in applying your mineral foundation with this one since it’s so small. But the quality of the brush is not compromised, and it’s great for traveling. I call this my Little Willy
2. Long-Handled Kabuki
This was the first kabuki brush I used with the mineral foundation I bought from Everyday Minerals. It has a good-sized wooden handle, and applys the powders well. And it’s soft, so soft. Hmmm …
3. Flat Top Brush
If you’re looking for a kabuki brush for your mineral foundation, I highly recommend the EDM flat top brush. This performed much better than the long-handled kabuki, giving you great coverage in an instant. It takes a little more effort to reach places with the flat top brush, like the sides of your nose, but that didn’t bother me at all. Again, beautifully soft bristles.
4. Angled Blush Brush
Can’t recall the exact price of this brush. It’s definitely less than USD10.
I really like that the brush is angled, as it gives you better control when applying and blending blush on your face. Other than using the brush to apply blush on the apples of your cheeks, the angled hair can be used to contour your cheeks too, giving it more definition.
At the time of writing, the angled blush brush is currently not available on the EDM website. I reckon it’s sold out, since it’s quite a popular product.
5. Everyday Eye Shadow Brushes
The eye shadows brushes pick powder up pretty well. The tightly-packed bristles gives you good control of the colour. It’s also soft, which is what I like. Still, as far as all eye shadow brushes go, I wouldn’t say these packed a punch, but they’re all right.
6. Oval Concealer Brush
I admit that I bought this brush to complete the collection, rather than out of necessity. Its angular shape makes it easy to apply concealer powder under the eyes and to cover up blemishes. For some reason, I found the hairs on this brush rather limp, compared to the rest of the brushes.
A good thing about the EDM makeup brushes is that they do not shed. I read somewhere that the first generation of makeup brushes by EDM were lousy, and that the hairs shed like crazy. Not these babies, not the newer ones anyway. I wash these brushes once a week; not just wiping them with brush cleaners mind you, but actually scrubbing them out kinda thing. Only a hair or two (if not at all) falls off each time, which I think, is quite natural.
It’s too bad that EDM does not sell makeup brush cases as well, or else I’d snag one just to put my babies in. All of them, even Little Willy, need a home :p
So yeah, I highly recommend EDM’s makeup brushes. For their quality and low prices, I think it’s a great deal.