I’m going to be completely honest with you – I have never tried oval makeup brushes before. But when the lovely blogger Anamika Sureka Malik, of Wiseshe, got in touch with me to review the new brushes she was planning to launch, I couldn’t wait to try them out!
Personally, I’m more of a beauty blender gal when it comes to applying foundation; makeup brushes are usually reserved for contouring, highlighting, and eye makeup application. When I received these oval brushes, the first thing I noticed was how smooth the texture was. Then I realized the brushes are made from synthetic hair! The curvy handle allows for easy grip and use. The best part, though, is the quality of the bristles. Unlike regular makeup brushes, which often shed plenty of bristles, these ones stay intact. I’ve had the product for more than a month now and am extremely pleased with the way it has lasted!
The price and final packaging haven’t been disclosed yet, so there isn’t much information I can provide you with at the moment. Coming to the actual usage – I have a few mixed feelings.
I loved that the oval brushes prevent excess wastage of makeup. For instance, while using eyeshadow, I couldn’t believe that the powder stayed just on the surface, making it easier for me to apply the product in one go, without having to dip the brush into the shadow container over and over again. What I didn’t like was how long it took me to blend the makeup.
I’m very gentle with my eye makeup application, especially as I wear contact lenses and anything harsh can instantly irritate my eyes. The brushes felt a bit rough when I was trying to blend the shadow into my lids. It took me longer than usual, so I quickly switched back to my regular eye shadow brush.
I was happier with this brush, as I used it to conceal some of my blemishes. I tried this one on my eyelids too, but once again, the blending process felt a bit rough and time-consuming. I have come to the conclusion that these smaller brushes may just be harsher; wish I could have got a chance to try the bigger foundation brush.
This thin brush it quite useful to smooth out your eyebrows and blend in your eyebrow pencil/powder.
Final verdict: In conclusion, I think the smaller oval brushes were not for me. They’re more useful for base makeup, but using them for eye makeup isn’t the best idea, as they can be quite harsh. I’d have loved to have tried and reviewed the bigger foundation brush, as I read some great testimonials about it shared by other bloggers. Nevertheless, I have to say I’m quite impressed with the strength of the bristles and with how the shape of the brushes allows for minimal wastage of makeup.
*This is NOT a paid review. WiseShe provided me the brushes for trial purposes.