Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I used to hate it, now I love it...Essense of Beauty Deluxe Duo brush set

I got this Essence of Beauty Deluxe Duo at my local CVS/pharmacy for $14.99. Beauty and makeup bloggers/vloggers raved about them, and the price was awesome for what you're getting, so I didn't think twice when I bought it. I got it  about a month and a half ago and yes, I waited this long to do a formal review because I had mixed feelings about it. I absolutely hated it in the beginning. It shed on me, it had this weird chemical smell on the bristles and it shed and shed some more lol. I didn't want to bash it on my blog and give a poor review, so I gave it another chance. Heck, I gave it lots of chances until I finally learned how to love it. 


 I've always loved these duo type brushes because you get 2 brushes in one which means you get more for your money. (Stila cosmetics also makes awesome duo brushes but they're more expensive)With this brush set you're really getting 6 brushes plus a free bonus eye shadow brush which makes them 7. It's an amazing deal.




 foundation and concealer brush duo and my favorite of them all. No shedding and the slight chemical odor went away after a couple of washes. The bristles were very soft and felt really nice against the skin. It also blended my liquid foundation and concealer nicely.


The blending and eye shadow brush duo. The blending brush used to shed a lot every time I washed it. The chemical smell took many washes for it to go away...so annoying! Also, I didn't like how the bristles fanned out and it was way too big to blend eye shadows. It's better for applying a light wash of colors on the lids or highlight powder on the cheekbones.


blush and powder brush. They used to shed like crazy and the chemical smell took forever to go away. The powder brush was way too small to use on the face. I won't use it for powder foundation or blush. No way! Instead, I use it to apply a highlight powder on my face. But I must point out that the bristles were very soft. It didn't prick my skin, and it applied powders very nicely.


This was the free bonus eye shadow brush but I'm calling it a blender brush because I used it to blend eye shadows. The bristles used to shed too, but eventually went away.


Overall, I like this brush set. It wasn't the best in the beginning, but it was able to win my heart in the end. It just took a little patience on my part. Also, the price was awesome for what you're getting so I couldn't complain.


Availability: CVS pharmacy
Price: $14.99



17 comments:

  1. I love essence of Beauty brushes. Fairly great quality for a really good price. I have the smokey wide brush and I use it every single day!

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  2. i bought this brush set a long long time ago and i do agree the chemical smell does stick around for a while and the fall out was super annoying. the only brush i enjoy was the founation/concealer duo.

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  3. I love this set ..the blending brush is my fave blending brush!!

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  4. Seems like a nice brush set and inexpensive too! Glad that the chemical smell is gone. Too bad it's not locally available here. Nice review, Becky. :P

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  5. awe man..... too bad we dont have this in canada! I would pick it up in a heart beat! deff... loving the brushes. thanks for the review!
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  6. i'd have to agree B, that freebie looks more of a blender brush :)

    I'm so happy for your purchase. i hope we had EOB in our local drugstores here, too! Enjoy this set of brushes!

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  7. I like the convenience of double ended brushes but how do you store them? They have to on their side, not upright, can't go in to regular brush holders

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  8. lol about the weird chemical smell, I'm surprised you have it more than 1 chance, that's such a turn off for me. but then again I suppose if you wash them enough times they fade?! and yeah the price is pretty awesome for it

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  9. I have never tried these before! Thanks for the update :)

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  10. Looks like an awesome brush set!

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  11. EOB. I wish we have that here in Canada. I don't know, maybe we do, I'm just not searching places for it? haha

    I've been wanting to have that foundie, concealer duo. One day, maybe, I will have my own set. haha


    followed you back. ;)

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  12. Same with you I heart foundation and concealer brush duo!!! It's the best! I got the free blending brush too and I love using it to apply powder on my undereye area!!!!

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  13. i have this set too and it's really handy!

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  14. I have these! I love that blending brush. I use it all them time!

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  15. I have this set and some of the individual brushes. I think the individual brushes are a lot nicer and better quality. I especially love the crease brush duo. I could not live without it.

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  16. I love Essence of Beauty brushes. They are affordable and work great! I have a set myself =)

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