Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Review: Studio Tools Brushes

Quality: 4.5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Price: $1.99 - $7.99
Where to buy: Target


Blush Brush, 2 out of 5
Not the greatest brush in the belt I'm afraid. I've had quite a bit of shedding with it. I don't like how its shaped, the shortest end of the bristles kind of come to a blunt end, so it forms a weird ring around the longer bristles and just feels strange on your face. On nice brushes the shorted outside bristles are blending into the longer ones, makeing application smoother... I hope that made sense. Its softer then the ELF blush brush, but it doesn't make me want to cuddle with it like my Sonia Kashuk blush brush. I'd just spend a few more dollars and get that one instead of this. If I thought Target would let me take it back I would have. Cost $5.99.


Large Eye Shadow Brush, 5 out of 5
Great brush, I love using it to apply highlighters to the brow bone. Very soft, no shedding. Cheap alternative to some of the HE brand large e/s brushes. Cost about $2.

Medium Eye Shadow Brush, 5 out of 5
I use this brush daily, its great for applying eye shadow. I don't usually have a problem with fallout or anything. Its very soft with no shedding. Cost about $2.

Smudge Brush, 5 out of 5
This brush is wide and flat, its not the usual shape that most smudge brushes come in but I like it a lot. I use it on the top edges of my eye shadow and it blends really well so I don't have harsh lines. Its also good for applying eye shadow below the bottom lashes. Bristles are firm but soft, with no shedding. Cost about $2.

Also available are the powder brush, foundation brush, concealer brush (this is really soft, I've groped it a few times), kabuki brush, foamed smudge brush, foundation sponges, eye shadow sponge applicators (24 pack), and more. I gave packaging only a 4 because the black paint has chipped at the bottoms of the brushes, but its no big deal. I think this brand is really nice, if they added a few more brushes to the line it would be perfect. I've seen this brand at all of the Targets close to me, so it should be pretty easy to get.

4 comments:

Lily said...

i think target will let you take it back... they should... you don't even have to have a receipt if it's under $20.

Katrina said...

Really? I thought they had a really strick return policy?

Sofee said...

where did u get that smudge brush??

Sofee said...

never mind I saw u got them at target