Product Review: Japonesque's Interchangable Makeup Brushes
MIRACLE PRODUCT: Japonesque snap-on makeup brushes ($4-$12)
THEY SAY: Exclusively sold at CVS, the interchangable, professional-quality makeup brushes will literally have you putting your best face forward in a snap. The starter set includes a dual-ended magnetic handle that connects to the foundation brush and angled liner brush in the kit, as well as the other five brushes that are sold separately. The synthetic bristles are silky soft for perfect application.
WE SAY: Read on for reviews from the editors!
Pro: The brushes stayed put with no wobbling, so the magnets were pretty strong. The brushes are the softest brushes I've ever had the pleasure of sweeping across my face!
Con: Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer a traditional brush where you don't have to switch out the tops. It was a bit unwieldy when I was trying to use the eyelash comb and I had the big blush brush attached on the other end.
Pros: The individual brushes snapped on to the main dual-ended magnetic brush handle easily and stayed put, which I was really pleased about, because I've had regular brush handles fall apart before. They're the perfect travel-size pieces since they're small and interchangeable. I like how precise the eyeshadow and crease brushes were—they really made my eye makeup pop.
Cons: While I like the bristles on the foundation brush, it required more layers than normal to get the coverage I like. The powder brush worked well for blush, but was too small to get full coverage with my bronzer and powder.
Pros: The brush hairs were extremely soft. The magnets were strong. Most of the brushes worked well. I love that the brushes are affordable. Good makeup brushes tend to be so darn pricey, which makes buying new ones a drag.
Cons: Going into it, I thought the idea of interchangable brushes was cool! But I realized right away that having so many little brushes just added more stray pieces to my already cluttered vanity. Furthermore, I didn't like the texture of the bigger foundation brush. I'm used to more firm bristles that really get the product in. I also didn't like the packaging. Ideally, it helps if I can store the brushes in what they come in. That wasn't the case here because it's difficult to squeeze the suckers in and out of the thin plastic casing.
Bottom Line: The snap-on makeup brushes work remarkably well overall. And, really, for such an innovative product, you can't beat the $4-$12 price tag!
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