Lately I've been hearing more and more about Zoeva. Zoeva is a German brand who produce really affordable makeup brushes as well as make up. I haven't delved into the makeup just yet but I've been so impressed by their brushes that I'm really tempted. I know this isn't always the case but in my experience, you get what you pay for especially when it come's to makeup brushes but with Zoeva, the quality definitely doesn't reflect the price.
Zoeva 106 Powder Brush, £8.75: I've never been too taken with any powder brush I've tried in the past so for that reason I've always used powder puffs. As the price was so reasonable I decided to go ahead and order the 106 which is a vegan synthetic brush. The bristles are black but white at the tips and they're so unbelievably soft. The bristles pick up just the right amound of powder to remove excess shine from the skin without ever looking powdery. I've tried the brush with 3 different powders and reapplied each several times on different days and each time the finish was natural. The handle is short, not travel size short but short enough to hold comfortably and fit into makeup bags for travel. The handles are glossy black which makes the brushes look more expensive than they actually are and I love how they've added the brush number and name to the handle so any brush newbies know exactly what it's for. The bristles are held tightly in the ferulle and not one stray hair has came out, even when giving it a good scrub.
Zoeva 230 Pencil Brush, £5.30: The 230 has the same glossy black handle with the brush name & number and is made just as well as the 106 powder brush. The ferulle is sturdy and once again, there hasn't been any shedding. The bristles are natural which I didn't realise untill drafting this post up so just make sure you double check if you're placing an order for any of the brushes. The 230 can be used to smudge out pencils or shadow close to the lashes, I've been using it to place and blend shadows along my lower lash line and to add highlight to the inner corners, The bristles aren't as soft as the 106 but in no way are they scratchy and the tapered tip allows you to place product exactly where you want it.
I have no complaints about the 2 brushes I own, the quality is fantastic and they even come in their own Zoeva Zip lock pouch which is big enough to fit 4 or 5 brushes in but each separate brush comes in it's own. I've held onto mine, they'll come in handy for weekends away or for storing brushes away and keeping them dust free. I've got my eye on the Cream Cheek Brush & Fine Liner Brushnext. Fingers crossed they're just as good.
Have you tried Zoeva Brushes?
Let me know which ones you'd recommend.
Zoeva Brushes are available from www.love-makeup.co.uk