So I'm in need of some new eye brushes. I currently have some from Bare Escentuals and have had them for over a year. They've gotten really prickly and I do wash them regularly. I would like them to be synthetic since they're softer but natural hairs are fine for me since I don't really use cream or liquid shadows. I'm not crazy about double ended brushes but I use them nonetheless.
Thanks for any help!
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It looks like you already have some great recommendations!
I also wanted to add that the Sephora Collection Ultimate Travel Tool Brush Set is a really good set. The brushes are all very useful and I love that it includes every eye brush that you would ever need
This set contains:
- Powder brush (natural)
- Foundation brush (synthetic)
- Concealer brush(synthetic)
- Eye shadow brush (natural)
- Crease brush (natural)
- Smudge brush (natural)
- Angled liner brush (synthetic)
- Brow brush/lash comb (synthetic)
- Graphite carrying case
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Hi there sammiebaby,
I am a huge fan of synthetic brushes because they never get prickly and are animal-friendly. Usually getting a set of brushes is the most cost-effective, I really love the Deluxe Anti-bacterial Brush Set from Sephora. It is more than just eye brushes but overall a great kit because it is kills bacteria! Just don't wash them with alcohol and the treatment should stay on the brushes.
If you don't want a whole kit a few synthetic essentials are Sephora Pro Collection Brush #25, and #26.
Hope these silky synthetics make your shadow application pleasant!
Have a beautiful day!-Helen
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I second Too Faced set, and for drugstore brands Sonia Kashuk (sp?) is also great.
Is your prickly brush natural hair? My favorite eyeshadow brush is natural hair and got very prickly after 3 yrs of use, so I swirl it around in olive oil (actually a DIY scrub leftover of olive oil, honey, and brown sugar...but mostly olive oil), left it on the counter overnight, then washed thoroughly next morning. Now it's as soft as new. Natural hair brushes need to be conditioned once in a while, just like our hair, in order to stay soft and healthy. Synthetic doesn't need conditioning, when it's deteriorated, it's deteriorated.
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Finding new brushes can definitely be confusing! I'm not too big on double ended brushes either, only because I store mine in cups/containers standing up & I hate the idea of one end getting squished! If you're looking for mainly eye brushes, I would try out the Too Faced Shadow Brush Essential 3 Piece Set. The synthetic brush hairs are super soft & easy to clean. And with the proper care, last a very long time!
- Liner/ Smudger brush
- Lid/ Smoker brush
- Crease/ Blender brush
I also recommend a brush guard for your brushes. They help keep the shape of your brushes & prolongs their life! I use mine after I wash the brushes to stand them upside down to dry, which also prevents the water from damaging the ferrule
Another nice alternative would be the Sephora Collection Vanity Brush Set. It comes with all the necessary eye brushes you are looking for, as well as a couple face brushes as well. For the price, I absolutely love it! I find its worth my money to get sets of brushes rather than individual ones, unless I love the brush & need a backup!
- Complexion Brush 5.5"
- Concealer Brush 4.75"
- Flat Eyeliner Brush 4.75"
- Eye Blending Brush 4.75"
- Pointed Eye Crease Brush 4.75"
- Smudge Brush 4.75"
- Case (4.5 x 3 x 6.5)
Hope that helps