Sorry for the delay. I know this post is a bit overdue. So, let’s get on with the show, shall we?
These are the eye shadow brush, pointed eye shadow brush and a contouring brush for the nose and eyes. I use all three for eye shadow application.
The white brushes are scratchy. It gets pretty irritating whenever I use them but I have to admit that they do a good job especially the contour brush. Just be careful not to get some bristles in your eye because they hurt and itch like crazy. The contour brush on the other hand is nice and soft.
Next are these flat and angled liner brushes. I’ve only used them once and I can truly say that the old, smaller angled liner brush is better. These are just too soft and not compact enough. They’re not scratchy and are easy to wash.
I haven’t really used these two brushes as I have my Marionnaud spoolie and I really don’t use gel liners. Well, not yet that is. This liner brush is very good for gel liners.
Finally, the “retractable lip brush”. It’s not really retractable. It has a cover. I’d say that this brush is better than version 1 which I completely ignored. This brush is bigger and the pointed tip is perfect for lining and filling in the lips. Just be sure that the brush is clean before covering it as the cover is hard to clean.
Before I forget, here’s the free blending brush:
As you can already see, this isn’t a very good brush. It’s scratchy and the bristles are all over the place. Like the white brushes above, this too sheds. I can understand why this is for free.
I haven’t touched the other freebies yet. I’ll let you know once I get around to using it.
My final verdict – Not worth it. If you’re a makeup newbie, better buy the Marionnaud brushes and you are sure to get your money’s worth. If version 1 is still available, then I suggest you buy that instead but it’s a travel set so the brushes are smaller.