So the many positive reviews on this beauty convinced me to go grab myself a set. The set that I got comes with four brushes (a powder, blush, eyeshadow, and an eyeliner brush). It also comes with a cute little brush holder pouch. I used the brushes for a little over a week now and I must say, I'm pretty disappointed of the overall quality. I actually only like two out of the four brushes and here are the reasons why:
The Powder Brush: I'm giving this a 2/5 because it sheds like crazy. Regardless of how gentle I am, the hairs kept fallen off. I thought that after I cleaned it, the shedding would stop or gets better...it actually remained the same.
To prove my point, here's a picture of SOME of the hairs that fell off:
Blush Brush: This one is even worst than the powder brush. It deserves a 1/5. No, 0/5 is more like it. I tried to take a good close up picture of the bristle so you can get an idea of how bad the quality of this brush is. Look at all the little hairs sticking out on the tip of the brush. Well, those stick on my face when I blushed and brushed. I was going to take pictures of all the hairs that fell off but because the hair is white, it's difficult to capture on the camera.
Eyeshadow Brush: On a happier note, I'm giving this brush a 4/5. The hair is soft. It doesn't shed. It doesn't smell. Loving it so far.
Eyeliner Brush: 4/5. This brush is also decent. It's great to to draw perfect thin lines.
Will I purchase Essence of Beauty brushes again? Probably Not. This is my first time purchasing drugstore brushes and so far I'm not very keen on the quality. But for the $10, I got 2 decent quality brushes so I wouldn't complaint much. I heard that the individual brushes are actually better in quality compare to the ones in a set. What do you think?