Sunday, October 28, 2012

Beaute' Basics Brush Review


If you've never been on Groupon.com then you are soooo missing out on great deals- I'm just saying! They offer a variety of merchandise and services at a discount. The only catch is that the deals only last a few days at a time and most times they have limited quantities.
Imagine my delight when I saw that they were offering a 10 piece makeup brush set!

The Details...
10 Piece Professional Set with Faux Reptile Case

Set Includes:
Powder Brush
Angled Blush Brush
Foundation Brush
Deluxe Eyeshadow Brush
Concealer Brush
Brow Brush
Detail Eyeshadow Brush
Angled Eyeshadow Brush
Crease Brush
Lip Brush

Bristles made from 100% Kyoto Synthetic Fibers
Hypoallergenic and 100% Animinal Cruelty Free



Availability and Pricing...

I purchased this set from www.groupon.com
The promotional price was $19. I had a coupon code that saved me $15, which made my set $4. I paid shipping, handling and tax for a total of $8.48

This set is also available at www.beautebasics.com
It retails for $79.99



My favorites first, This powder brush is FAB! Soft but dense, I have to be very careful because it tends to grab a lot of product. The angled blush brush is my go to for contouring and works well for blush. This is one foundation brush that doesn't leave streaks. I don't use it much for foundation, I prefer to use a wedge to apply and a flat brush to blend. It is good for applying moisturizers and masks.
This deluxe eyeshadow brush works well for a wash of color over the entire lid. I've also used it to blend concealer around the brow and under eye. The detail eyeshadow brush is much smaller and great for applying color to half of the lid or even the lower lash line. Not much to say about the brow brush. The concealer brush has done double duty as a eyeshadow brush and it works well for both. It's just smaller than the detail brush.

I've used the angled liner brush for gel eyeliners and filling in eyebrows. The crease brush is good for the inner corner and blending the outer v area. It's small enough to define the crease but not big enough to do much blending. The shape of the lip brush is awesome for a precise application of gloss and lipstick.

My Experience...

Pros:
NO Shedding
Easy to clean
Good Construction

Cons:
No Blending Brush

My Experience:
This is an almost perfect brush set! The quality is great, I have had no shedding at all. The face brushes have a nice weight to them and the handles are smooth and sturdy. The only thing that this set lacks is a fluffy blending brush. The crease brush can be used for blending, however it is rather small (more like a pencil brush). My favorites would have to be the Angled Blush Brush and the Powder Brush. As mentioned above, I got an AMAZING deal on this brushes ($8.48 including S&H). I would've paid the $19 and been happy with this set. I would even pay $79.99 -if this set included a fluffy blending brush. A lot of brush sets say "professional" but lack quality. I would have no problem using this on clients and the case is compact and would work well inside and MUA kit.

Overall:
Keep an eye out for this brush set. If it goes on sale again, I am definitely gonna get a couple more because it's well worth it!
Until next time...luvlashesnlipgloss,

Kia





21 comments:

  1. I just purchased a Beauté Basics 12-Piece Professional Brush Set on Groupon. I couldn't find any online reviews for the set I bought, I hope my set is simlar to the one you've reviewed here. If that's the case I'm very excited to receive them!

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    1. Hi Anonymous!
      Thanks for checking out my review. I'm still very much in luv with this brush set and hopefully you will luv yours too :)
      Please come back and let me know what you think of them!
      Take Care,
      Kia

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  2. Hi Kia,
    www.ideeli.com has the same brushes on sale, a 10 to 12 kit, ranging from 14.99 to 24.99. I'm glad to see a recently 2013 review. So I should purchase a set?

    Maria Miiz

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    1. Hi Maria! I'm happy that you found my review helpful. So, I checked the site and they have a great selection! It really depends on your preference, do you like animal hair or synthetic brushes? I like to use both, synthetic for face and animal hair for eyes. I find that synthetic brushes shed less and hold their shape better. Animal hair blends eyeshadow better. It looks like all the 12 piece sets have a good mix of synthetic and animal hair but they all have a different variety of brushes. If I had to choose I'd go with the Italian Badger Set because I don't already own a set like that. For the basics I think 10 piece set is a good start.
      I hope this helped :) And please let me know which one you chose and how you like them :)
      Take care

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    2. Thank Kia,

      This is the first time I buy brushes. I never wore make-up until this year. I'm 31 and counting, for years, I've been make-up free. I also sell Avon, so slowing i've been adding some materials, like Foundation, Primer, etc.

      I'm still shopping for brushes. I want to get a bang for my buck, and also I don't want to overwhelm myself with unnecessary make-up if I don't have too.

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    3. You're welcome. I know it can be a bit overwhelming when you're first getting started. Buying a good brush set instead of a bunch of single brushes is the best way. I luv a bargain too :) How do you like selling Avon?

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  3. It's on ideeli!! But way more sets by the company. Same discounts like groupon.

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    1. Hi Anonymous!
      Sooo exciting! Unfortunately I'm on a NO BUY :( right now. They are a great deal and I hope you were able to take advantage. If you do pick up a set, let me know how you like them.

      Take Care,
      Kia

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  5. bought from ideeli and verrrry impressed by the quality! Kia, your review gave me the confidence needed to purchase!

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    1. Hi!
      I appreciate you taking the time to to read my review and let me know that you like them. Please keep in touch and take care :)

      Kia

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  6. Kia, thanks for your review. I just bought the 24-piece brush set for $25.99 via Groupon.

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    1. Hi! I'm happy that you found it helpful...let me know what you think of them.
      Take Care :)

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  7. I just bought the 24 piece set because of your review. Thanks! :D

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    1. Hey! I'm glad you found my review helpful. Enjoy your new brush set :) and let me know how you like them.

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  8. Yeah thanks for reviewing! this is the only review i could find on the same brand and was looking at the current groupon for the 24-piece. im going to go for it too!

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    1. Hi! I hope you got a great deal like I did. Let me know how you like them :)

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  9. Yes I just bought a kit as well I hope I like it!!!

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    1. Hey! Thanks for reading. I'm confident that you will enjoy your new brushes :) Happy Holidays!

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  10. Hi Kia,

    My college aged daughter is requesting "good quality" makeup brushes. At 20, I didn't know the difference! I saw the groupon for the Beaute Basics and also found the ones on Ideeli. For $29.99/24 pce, I'm skeptical, but do you feel this is a good set?? Good deal is desired, but if you have recommendations on the "brush basic" components and brand, I'd spend a little more. Thanks :).
    Pam

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    1. Hi Pam!
      This particular set would be great for a college student. As for the 24 pc set, it appears to be a good deal. The only problem is that I don't actually own that set- so it's kinda hard for me to speak about what it's like. The 10 pc set that I reviewed had turned out to be one of my favorite set. Ultimately I'd have to recommend a set that has both natural and synthetic hair that includes both face and eye brushes. Another set I'd highly recommend is the 12 pc brush set by Coastal Scents http://luvlashesnlipgloss.blogspot.com/2013/07/blogaversary-giveaway-week-3-coastal.html

      It's of really good quality and has everything a beginner would need and is very affordable www.coastal scents.com

      I hope this information has helped to answer your questions.
      Take care,

      Kia

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