Have you regretted buying something that is not even remotely necessary to you? Well, I do not completely regret my Forever 21 eye brush set but yes it is not of much use to me. Read on to know why I have this love-hate relationship with this brush set.
I got this brush kit just like that. I loved the classy look of it encased in that thick brown carton box with gold lettering. It was a love at first site and when I came to know that it retailed for just INR. 289/-, there was nothing in this world that could have reasoned me from buying it.
The set has four eye-makeup brushes ie., Eye Shadow Applicator, a crease brush, a liner brush and a smudger. A perfect starter set that has it all.
It comes in this gorgeous deep brown carton box with gold-lettering and the brushes are kept in a plastic holder which is nothing beyond being functional.
The brushes are made of sturdy material. Now, let me elaborate on the quality and how I found the brushes useful.
Eye Shadow Applicator:
It is not a flat brush but more of a dome shaped one with not-so-thick bristles. It does a fair job in depositing the color and feels extremely coarse against the skin. Though it looks like it can be doubled up as an emergency blender, it streaks the color on the lids making it unfit for blending.
It is perfectly sized for small eyes like mine but unfortunately feels extremely coarse and does a poor job in blending the eye shadows.
This is my favorite brush in this kit. It is a flat brush that does an excellent job in depositing the eye shadow on my lower lash line. It can also be used to line close to the upper lash line to get that thick lash effect. It feels stiff enough to pull a neat flick. I love to line my lower lash line with it. It does not feel coarse like the other two.
It is a basic smudger. It does a decent job in smudging the eye liner neatly. However one must be mindful of the fact that this is NOT a pencil brush. I used it couple of times to smudge my eye liner and it works fine.
These brushes did not shed but I found that after couple of uses one/two hair starts poking out and when pulled comes off.
Indian Beauty Maniac’s Rating
Considering the price (around INR. 73/- per brush), it will not be fair to compare them with any professional brushes. But when compared with brands like elf, vega etc, I would suggest you to not buy this kit as it is nothing more than a pretty packaging and a decent liner brush.
I am eyeing couple of eye shadow curlers from them. They come in all cute colors.
Have you tried the Forever 21 brush kits? If so, how did you like them?