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Monday, 17 July 2017

Affordable Eye Brushes

Cheap Eye Brushes

I'll be honest, I don't wear eyeshadow all that often to need a huge brush collection, but when I do try out an eye look I used to find myself scrambling around for some blending brushes (you can't beat a good blending brush, can you?!) I do have some great brushes from Nanshy (cruelty free and synthetic - see my review here), but I like having a few variations. The thing is, brushes can be really expensive! I know they can be a great investment, but they're not for everyone's budget. I initially saw some cheap brushes on Makeup Savvy's blog I think, and I've seen numerous bloggers shouting their praises. So I had to give them a go!

Cheap Eye Brushes

I got these 12 eye brushes for the whole of £3!
(I really don't know why I left the wrappers on for the pictures)

I was a bit apprehensive of the quality, but honestly I was blown away when they arrived! They seem sturdy, the quality is great and they look pretty nice. I got the black set, however you can also get them in rose gold or pink. You can pick them up from this seller for £2.98 here or £2.46 here!

The brushes included are:
(PS They don't have names, so I'm just making them up as I go along)

Cheap Eye Crease and pencil Brushes

A (slim) crease brush - This is PERFECT for precise crease work, or even just blending a colour through the crease. Definitely one of my favourites!

A pencil brush - I was looking for an affordable version of one of these for ages! It's a bit too firm to blend with, but it's just the right size (around half the size of my pinky fingernail to be exact) to apply some colour to the lash line, and then you could use the crease brush (or any of the blending brushes below) to smoke it out.

Cheap Blending Brushes

The Blending Brushes - These four blending brushes features two that are slightly flatter (the centre two), whilst the outer two have more of a domed shape. However, the tops of these are all quite dense, making them perfect to blend as you go along. They really are amazingly soft (infact all the brushes are), and they're so versatile! Definitely a great addition to anyones collection.

Cheap Eyeliner Brushes

An Eyeliner Brush - This is actually my favourite kind of eyeliner brush to use as I have small lids, so it allows me to get a precise line close to the lash line. I use this with powder and gel liners.

An Angled Brush - I guess you could use this to fill in your eyebrows, but I don't really fill mine in. The bristles are actually more flexible than I expected, it's not too firm at all. You could use this to apply winged eyeliner but again it's not a look that I think suits me. Plus I ended up poking myself in the eye so won't be doing that again in a hurry!

Cheap Blending Brushes

A Large Dome Brush - I just had a hellelujah moment! By now my face was full of blue eyeshadow, and just by going over everything with this brush, all the harsh lines were gone and the fallout across my cheek has been swiped away effortlessly. This is an AMAZING all over eye blending brush for that final touch! Or even a concealer brush.

A Small (flat) Dome Brush - This is another brush that's perfect for blending out the crease or lash line.

Cheap Shader Brushes

A Flat Shader Brush - This is another brush that's good for a general wash of colour. It is quite dense and firm, so will probably work well with cream eyeshadows.

A Synthetic Flat Brush - This is great for packing on pigments and glitters. The synthetic bristles are quite flexible, but it retains it's shade for a precise application.

Overall, these brushes are worth every penny, and probably much more! They're super soft, and I've washed them around 2-3 times each and haven't noticed any shedding. Also, from the listing I brought it from, it said they were made from synthetic fibres (rather than animal hairs), however some of the listings say wool (which is strange as it's the same product, there's hundreds of these listed on ebay). Also, if the links don't work for you, just search for 12 piece eye brush set.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Have you tried any of these brush sets from ebay?

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121 comments:

  1. These look great especially at their price points. I haven't tried them, but will give them a go especially since they don't break the bank and a girl can never have too many eye brushes! x Sam


    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

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    1. Haha I agree, they always come in useful xx

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  2. I am addicted to buying bargain brushes from Ali Express right now xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

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    1. I've actually never shopped there yet!

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  3. What an absolute bargain! I love the rose gold touch and those blending brushes look so fluffy. xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Thank you! I do love a bit of rose gold myself x

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  4. I love the rose gold touch and they sounds really lovely at an affordable price.

    Lauren x Huggled

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  5. These look really good! They actually look identical to the ones I have - which cost me $15! There's nothing better than getting great quality beauty products at such a good price!

    Imogen // www.faux-silk.com

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    1. Totally agree with you! I think there are quite a few companies that do them, but perhaps they charge different prices? x

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  6. love that they're cruelty free!

    🌱 only4feet9.blogspot.com

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  7. I love a good set of eye brushes, and these sound so good! Can't go wrong for that price either!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. I agree, they're so affordable so even if you only like a few from the set it still works out as good value x

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  8. oooh these look lovely!

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. These look great, especially for the price!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Ah, I'd be a little overwhelmed by so many brushes but that's a great price! I also love the gold detail. Great find!!

    xx Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

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    1. Aww you could just use a few that you like! I think it's a nice touch too xx

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  11. These look amazing! They look like dupes for the Zoeva brushes with the packaging and the shapes of the brushes. But at this price they look like a way better bargain! Also they are so pretty with the gold xx Brynn

    https://www.brynnieblogs.com

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    1. I did hear about that, they do them in a pink version too! I agree, I think it's good if you don't want to spend a huge amount at once on brushes xx

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  12. These brushes sounds amazing especially that their synthetic and cruelty-free :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  13. These look great. Finding affordable brushes is always good. Http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. I definitely agree with you there! x

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  14. Omg these brushes look and sound amazing!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

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  15. They look so much like the Zoeva brushes!! I need to pick something similar! xx

    www.serenbird.com

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    1. They're a great affordable alternative!

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  16. I'm a firm believe that you don't need to spend much money when it comes to make-up brushes - I truly think a lot of the time people do it for the aesthetics rather than the actual quality! Definitely going to have to check these out!

    Musings & More

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    1. I agree, I think sometimes branding can play a part!

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  17. This set sounds like an amazing bargain and that they are actually great brushes. Some of the things you can pick up on eBay are amazing.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. I agree, they have some quirky picks too!

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  18. What a bargain! Thankfully I don't have to look at brushes much myself since I got a few sets as gifts a long time ago, and they're good quality. I actually didn't even realize how expensive brushes were until recently!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

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    1. I think we are definitely seeing more affordable options, but I remember a few years back it was either real techniques or high end brands only x

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  19. It's so awesome to find high quality brushes that are affordable! I would love the small crease brush because I have such small lids that a lot of the crease brushes I use end up making my eyeshadow look messy. I hope you have a great week <3

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. I'm the same! I think this set does have quite a few versatile brushes you would enjoy x

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  20. What an amazing price to pay for those brushes! Well done to you for finding them!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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  21. This kit is true bargain! Plus since the quality didn't disappoint, makes it even better x

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  22. These brushes look great and they seem to be of good quality. I've never heard of them before but I'm going to be checking them out soon! xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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  23. What a great deal, these look amazing. I buy lots of brushes from ebay and I have been eyeing some rose gold ones, they are also great props for blog pictures!

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, the gold accents works so well, that's a great tip! x

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  24. I've been on the hunt for a few new eyebrushes ever since I've gotten into eye shadows haha and this set sounds amazing! And you can't go wrong with an inexpensive set like this xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. These would be great for a beginner x

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  25. what!? that is such a bargain! i love getting new brushes too, thanks for the recommendation.

    Abigail Alice x

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  26. I bought my first Makeup Revolution eyeshadow pallete last month as I'm a beginner and was looking for cheap & good makeup brushes!! They look amazing!! I would love to see more dupes of high-end makeup kinda posts! Great Post! ♡
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the feedback, I will definitely try to do some more xx

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  27. Wow, £3 for this set is amazing!! I'm usually weary of cheap brushes that they might be scratchy or fall apart after 1 wash, but that doesn't seem like the case with these at all. Such an amazing find!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. They're really not scratchy in the slightest, they're so soft! x

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  28. For the price these sound amazing! Haven't tried them but they really look great while so inexpensive.
    www.rougenapples.com

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    1. They are such an inexpensive option x

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  29. Thank you so much for this post! The one kind of makeup brush I can never seem to have enough of are eyeshadow brushes. These all look and sound amazing, and the price is mind blowing!

    Kara x
    http://karascloset.net/

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    1. I'm the same, it's always useful to have some back ups around x

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  30. They look awesome!!! And I always do need more eyeshadow brushes haha

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  31. I love, love, love makeup brushes and even though I have enough - I always end up buying more!!! These look great so will definitely be checking them out haha! :)

    Hope you have a lovely day! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you, hope you're all good too x

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  32. These look great thanks for the recommendation.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  33. These look amazing for the price! I love Morphe and Real Techniques brushes but I am definitely going to try these out:)

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They;re a great inexpensive option, or even if you just want some backups x

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  34. You can always find so many cheap brush sets on Ebay but it's quite rare to find a set that is actually great quality considering the price you pay! I don't know why but this post made me chuckle due to your () comments hah! I'm actually surprised that they haven't shed yet, these sound great!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Haha my inner monologue! Hopefully some of my personality gets through :)

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  35. It's great that they can withstand washing without shedding, one of my current ones has just started shedding - definitely time to treat myself to some new brushes! Have a lovely week :)

    aglassofice.com
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  36. That's an incredible bargain! I agree, when it comes to eye makeup you really do need the right tools for the job. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  37. Never heard about the brand before but as some of my brushes are getting a bit old, i might need to check them out. Thanks for sharing.

    Nathalie
    www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

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    1. They're a great affordable option if you just want to try out something new x

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  38. I want these brushes. Eyeshadow looks better if you get the right brushes

    The Glossychic

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  39. Cruelty free and a bargain price, these brushes are an amazing find. Sure beats slaving over the sink trying to wash them may as well buy these. Thanks for sharing,
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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  40. Wow these brushes are beautiful! I love your photos and the style of these :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/07/a-sun-kissed-guide-to-summer-style.html

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  41. Wow, that's such a great price and they look beautiful

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  42. I have never bough brushes from eBay, but it seems you were lucky and scired a bargain.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  43. I've always been interested in buying brushes from ebay but was scared they would be terrible quality. I love the colour of these, they look amazing!

    http://www.lydstaple.co.uk/

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  44. I am so bad with eye brushes, I never use the decent ones and these look good!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. they're a great option if you want to try something new out!

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  45. I've been wanting to grab a bunch of eye brushes for myself! Now I'm so tempted to get this set. It'd be complementing my other brushes so well. And can I say, 12 for less than £3? Such a steal!

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    1. Go for it! I don't think you'll be disappointed :)

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  46. This is beautiful set of brushes and for such a affordable price. Surely, nothing beats this!!!

    www.busyandfab.com

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  47. Initially I thought these are Sigma brushes! They sound like a great bargain find!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  48. Thank you for the recommendation! I think I am going to drop buying expensive brushes and just opt for ebay ones!

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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    1. I think they're worth giving them a try, even just for some back ups x

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  49. Omg I love the sound of the Large dome brush :-) & for just under £3 quid Woah you are on a roll girl! That's incredible :)! What are your thoughts on the Nanshy brushes, I've wanted to try them & also some spectrum brushes haha! <3

    Serene | iamserenel.com

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    1. The Nanshy ones were really good too! They're soft and have lasted me ages. The only thing is their range is a bit on the smaller side x

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  50. This look so good! I bought a set from Ebay a couple of years ago and i still use them to this day they are such good quality. I think i got my for about £4/5 :)

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It just goes to show you can get really affordable products that work just as well!

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  51. If I buy these will they make me good at eye make up?? I'm hopeless, but for that price I'd have a good excuse to practise! lol. I have to say nearly every brush in my collection is from Ebay and i love them all.

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    1. These are definitely great to practice with! I'm the same, but having a few different blending and crease brushes really helps x

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  52. Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for The Blogger Recognition Award- https://sophiaaaxo.com/2017/07/23/blogger-recognition-award/

    Sophia xo // sophiaaaxo.com

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    1. Aww thank you so much, that's very kind of you xx

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  53. these are a freakin' bargain! £3?! that's crazy!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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  54. I can't believe how inexpensive they are! They look so high end

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. They really do feel so much more expensive than they are x

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  55. I have the same make-up brushes!! these does you wonders! love them

    Erika Jane | Blissful Wonder

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    1. I completely agree with you, they're so good!

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  56. I'm always hunting for great eyeshadow brushes! While I haven't tried any of these, I did purchase unicorn brushes from eBay and these were just okay...


    http://stylesprinter.com/

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  57. I'm not a big fan of eye makeup but this brush collection is awesome <3

    xoxo, All about Best Wallets 2017

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  58. My first ever makeup brush sets were from eBay and they lasted me a while! many of these high brands get their products manufactured by these eBay manufacturers in China and the rebrand. Lol. Now I look for more eco friendly brushes and those are more pricey.

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  59. This looks like a great set for it's price! I haven't worn eyeshadow in awhile which was a big turn in my makeup life since I got a horrible sty/chalazion during winter so I avoided very heavy eye makeup. If I get back into wearing eyeshadows I would love to experiment with more makeup brushes since I still use the exact same ones I got in school lol. Lovely post girl!

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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  60. Wow, what a bargain! I'd love to own these brushes now! x
    Lauraconteur ♥

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