Review: Everyday Mineral Makeup Brushes

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.

Everyday Minerals Makeup Brushes

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

Everyday Minerals Baby Kabuki
USD6

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 :P

2. Long-Handled Kabuki

Everyday Minerals Long Handled Kabuki
USD10

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

Everyday Minerals Flat Top Brush
USD10

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

Everyday Minerals 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

Everyday Minerals Oval Concealer Brush Eye Shadow Brush
USD5

Everyday Minerals Oval Concealer Brush Eye Shadow Brush Close Up

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

Everyday Minerals Oval Concealer Brush
USD6

Everyday Minerals Oval Concealer Brush Close Up

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.

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18 comments… add one

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Connie

    The brushes look great! I would love the long handled kabuki and the flat top brush (I just have an attraction to them). And the eye buki! that’s something I’d definitely love. Smashbox had one but I was weary about ordering it from ebay. We don’t have anyone bringing in Everyday Minerals products yet :(

  3. Tine

    Elizabeth:
    Hi hi, thanks for replying my question on your blog, on MY blog :p

    I finally checked it out, and will be placing an order for it very soon :)

    Connie:
    Why not just buy from the EDM website? I’ve done it before in Malaysia, and it’s not very expensive :) I’m so going to get the eye buki. Cuuutttee! :p

  4. sesame

    I agree. Natural ones scratch my face. Or I haven’t come across one’s that great yet.

  5. Connie

    I’ve had one bad experience with international order that I’m rather phobic of bringing in things on my own. My previous mail worth almost RM400 from MAD minerals got lost in the mail. I know it was due to my inexperience in choosing mailing methods that probably caused it to go missing but still very phobic. It’s like I have bad shipping luck. Lol.

    So, now I only have products shipped in if it’s via other people who are not as unlucky as I am.

    I’m superstitious like that.

  6. Fabu-less Beauty

    Great post! I was debating between the flat top brush and long handled kabuki. How would you compare the two?

  7. Tine

    Sesame:
    Oh yay, I’m not the only one. Oopsie hope I’m not rubbing it in your face :p

    Connie:
    Good Lord, almost RM400?! No wonder you got scared off international orders! I would too. Now I totally understand your apprehension. Better to have someone bring it in for you then :)

    Fabu-less Beauty:
    Hmm, let’s see. The long-handled kabuki works just the same as a normal kabuki would do. As the flat top brush is, well, flat on top, it somehow packs the powders better and it’s easier to apply those powders easily on a flat surface like your cheeks, chin and forehead. For the kabuki, you’d need to buff more on those flat areas. However, the kabuki would work better on areas like the corners of your nose.

    Am I making any sense here? :p I’d recommend the flat top brush; I’d wanna do my face in the least time possible to get the best coverage. Yep, I’m lazy like that :p

  8. prettybeautiful

    the mini kabuki so cute!

  9. Tine

    Prettybeautiful:
    Isn’t it? It’s so tiny! :p

  10. Saito Florence

    HI, I am tempted to get those brushes but heard a lot of reviews that they will shed, so I am so confuse now. What other brushed do you have? pls kindly share,thanks

  11. Tine

    Saito Florence:
    Hi there, thanks for dropping by :)

    I’ve never had any problems with shedding with the EDM brushes. I did hear about the first generation brushes from EDM that shed, but the ones they sell now are very much improved. I would still recommend them :)

    The other brushes I have and still use are the brushes by The Body Shop, which have great, value-for-money synthetic brushes. The ones I have are the older, natural-haired ones. I also have the pink makeup brush set by Elianto. The face/blush brush is great; very soft and don’t shed. Unfortunately the rest are too sparse and don’t apply well. That’s it, I think :)

  12. Indulgent Diva

    I love EDM brushes too! Just got them a few weeks ago! They’re gorgeous!

  13. Saito Florence

    Hi Tine, thanks for sharing.I do agree that EDM brushes are cheap,since u have brought so many of their brushes, I think I shall give it a try.Actually I am thinking getting signatureminerals brushes. What do you think of this brand? Kindly share with me :)

  14. Saito Florence

    Just received email from coastal scents that their brushes is having sales & is very cheap. Anyone out there tried before, care to comments? Thanks

  15. Tine

    Indulgent Diva:
    In that case, you got the bamboo-handled ones? Those are awesome!

    Saito Florence:
    I bought the eye kabuki a couple of weeks ago, and it arrived today, and it’s gorgeous. Will be updating the blog soon after I try it out. EDM changed the handles to bamboo ones, which is great for the environment.

    The only brush I bought from Signature Minerals is the Ultimate Kabuki and a black kabuki case. It’s fabulously soft. I washed it twice before using it, and the hairs didn’t shed. So far so good :) Haven’t tried the rest yet.

    As for Coastal Scents brushes, I’ve read negative reviews on it, as in it’s cheaply made and sheds. But I can’t be certain as I’ve never had a CS brush.

  16. Pea

    I’ve bought the Long-Handled Kabuki from EDM, now I just need to know how to wash it properly… like, should i use shampoo or soap? Should i rub the soap/shampoo, throughly and then wash it all off, let it dry lying flat on a paper? or what? I really need help!

    Thanks :P!

  17. ariana maldoando

    can i try your make up????

  18. nikki

    Thank you for your review. It’s very helpful. I haven’t used EDM’s flat top brush yet. I’m very interested in it though. The official website is currently out of stock now. I found another website seems carry the exact same brush. It’s called Lovely Everything Flat Top brush. I wanna know have you tried that one, do you think they are the same?
    http://www.lovelyeverything.com/index.php/prebuy-brush.html

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