This set is downright divine. It’s every inch as good as it looks in the photos – in fact, it’s better. The Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set features eight exquisite face and eye brushes. Talk about luxe – expertly crafted with natural and synthetic bristles and designed with a symphony of rose golden ferrules and matte black handles. They’re simply stunning and guaranteed to PIMP any dressing table. Even the free clutch bag it comes with is classic and sleek. Most brushes are vegan friendly and all are wonderfully soft.
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106 Powder: “Apply loose and pressed powder”
Oh my dream, THIS BRUSH! It’s my favourite of the set, possibly my favourite brush EVER. It’s super duper soft, beautifully shaped and feels like velvet on the skin. I’m using mine to apply my MAC Skinfinish powder, the large shape makes it perfect for all over the face and creates a really natural finish – good for bronzer too.
102 Silk Finish: "Apply and blend foundation"
This is the brush that everyone raves about and I can see why. The silky soft, densely packed bristles make it a perfect liquid foundation brush. A similar style to Real Techniques Expert Face Brush but a million times softer and more rounded which means it navigates around the hard-to-reach areas with ease. Doesn’t seem to drink up too much foundation or have a mattifying effect like some – I’m a dewy gal and this doesn’t change that.
110 Face Shape: "Contour the face shape with cream and powder products"
I haven’t found much use for this one yet but like the others it’s of exquisite quality. It’s billed as a contour brush, but it’s too small and firm for powder contouring (I tried, it looked HARSH), definitely better suited to cream contouring. Would make a decent cream blush applicator too.
127 Luxe Sheer Cheek: "Apply powder blush"
An exquisite blusher brush – this one is probably my second favourite of the set. The angled shape makes it ideal for ultra-soft contouring and shading, however I’m favouring it for blush application. Made from premium quality natural Goat Hair, this is one of the softest of the bunch and yields the most flawless coverage. I often find blusher brushes can be a bit harsh, the way they dump all of the product in one place, this one distributes it seamlessly, almost kissing the skin.
142 Concealer Buffer: "Apply and blend concealer"
An innovative makeup tool which flawlessly applies and blends concealer. It dabs concealer onto the area then buffs for an airbrushed effect. Soft enough for the oh so delicate under eye area too.
227 Soft Definer: "Softly blend and smooth eyeshadow"
This one’s remarkably similar to the MAC 217 brush – aka the best eyeshadow brush in the World, just slightly smaller. The flat sides make it perfect for eyeshadow application and a oveal head blends seamlessly.
231 Petit Crease: "Accentuating and blending in the crease"
I don’t have any brushes in my collection like this one. It’s beautifully tapered with a pointed tip making it perfect for accentuating the crease and deepening the look of a smokey eye. Also fantastic for smudging liner/shadow around the lash line.
317 Wing Liner: "Detailed eyeliner strokes and a perfect wing"
The only one in the set I’m not getting along with. The bristles are a little too long and soft to apply liner with much precision. The brush head is thin, which allows you to get really close to the lash line, but it’s not thick enough to have much of an impact.
I’m running out of superlatives to describe my love for these brushes. If only they’d been made years ago before I spent a small fortune on MAC brushes. They’re better quality and at an average price of £7.11 per brush, significantly cheaper.