When it comes to makeup brushes I’ve always been a ‘here and there’ person. I have a couple of MAC brushes, a Sigma one, some Etude House, Canmake, Elf, and so on. I’ve been after an affordable wide range of brushes lately and, I’ll be honest, Sharon Farrell totally got me interested in Zoeva brushes. She has an excellent video about them at that link. I bought one brush from Luxola and really loved it so I bit the bullet and bought a collection from BeautyBay. I find the price and selection is better at the latter store rather than the former and I would recommend using them for any large brush purchases if you’re in Australia!
Here’s what I bought from BeautyBay. I got the Rose Golden Complete Eye set, version 2. Plus the silk buffing brush and luxe highlight brush. Isn’t it cute how individual ones come in their own bag?
105 Luxe Highlight Brush. This brush is made from goat hair. It has a tapered round top and not too big as you can see here by comparison to my chubby finger. It’s for highlighting really but I have been putting on blush and powder with this as well!
102 Silk Finish Brush which is a vegan synthetic brush made from taklon. It’s a medium sized dome shape and it’s for buffing in foundation for a ‘silk finish’. I’m not toooo sure on this brush just yet. I think I need to give it some more time with some different foundations. It’s very soft and easy to move around the face though.
Here you can see how dense it is. So fluffeh!
Now for the Rose Golden v2 set! It comes with this lovely bag. It’s really high quality with thick feeling… leather? Pleather? Not sure but it feels nice and the logo is a proper metal attachment. The zipper is the cute design for the theme.
When opened the brushes are nicely packaged in plastic and sleeves for each tip. The card says the quality has been checked by Manoela and she/he did a wonderful job as they’re all perfect, thank you wherever you are!
Just thought they looked so fancy and pretty peeking out of the bag. The rose gold is very sumptuous and the nude colour of the handles is very adult and feminine. I think they say the theme is supposed to be ‘pure’ and ‘womanly’. It certainly feels grown up and elegant.
These are the goat hair luxe range brushes. From left to right:
325 Luxe Brow Light
232 Luxe Classic Shader
238 Luxe Precise Shader
227 Luxe Soft Definer
228 Luxe Crease
230 Luxe Pencil
231 Luxe Petit Crease
221 Luxe Soft Crease
These are the synthetic taklon range brushes. From left to right:
322 Brow Line
235 Contour Shader
142 Concealer Buffer
310 Spot Liner
Okay, so first of all these brushes are SOFT. AS. BUNNIES. They’re sooo soft and just lovely to touch and have on your face and eye area. They are a mix of goat hair and synthetic and I won’t lie about not knowing if there is a real difference. If you’re against animal products of course the Luxe range and combination sets won’t do for you, so if the bristles are white then avoid! What I love about this eye set is how versatile the brush selection is. Most of the brushes can be used in more than one way. That’s definitely a must for me as I stumble through making eye looks. Overall, I am definitely in love with Zoeva brushes and really want a couple more just to round off my collection. They certainly put in a lot of attention to detail and the quality is excellent. So soft, so elegant, love them!