If we paid as much attention to our makeup tools as we do our makeup, then I’m sure we’d all look practically perfect every single day. Great tools are the foundation of any routine, as they really do mean the difference between a face full of makeup and a face that looks flawlessly finished. There are many makeup brushes that have touched down on my desk, but Zoeva are the first brand that had me drooling and stroking eyeshadow brushes like they were small pets. Their story is fabulous, hailing from Germany after their founder Zoe became frustrated at the high price tags associated with great quality tools – she started to produce her own using factories in the Far East, selling them on eBay before the demand just became too great. Six years later and Zoeva are a huge international brand that are just starting to gain recognition in the UK; the quality is amazing and the variety of over forty brushes ensures there’s a tool for every single need.
This eight piece pink set
contains a buffer brush, face paint brush, sheer cheek brush, soft
definer brush, pencil brush, petit crease brush, wing liner brush and
brow line brush – all for £56.95. That’s around £7.00 each, plus a
beautiful pewter clutch to carry them all in thrown in for free.
Combining the best of synthetic and natural bristles, every brush is
packed full to ensure maximum performance; every single one is super
soft and beautifully delicate on the face, helping to create a flawless
finish that looks like it’s been airbrushed on. The bristles don’t come
out of the barrel or end up stuck within your makeup, nor do they feel
scratchy when offering precision.
I love the angles eye
and brow brushes which make applying powder super easy, while the
buffer and crease brushes help create fab smokey looks. The face brushes
are unusual shapes and don’t look dissimilar to a paint brush, but the
shape really helps to blend product into the skin and delicately buff
into the surface. Every single brush within the set has its own place
and purpose, but collectively this is pretty much all you need to create
practically any makeup look imaginable.
Techniques brushes are one of my favourite brands and offer fabulous
results, Zoeva are much more affordable when purchased in fab sets such
as this – they offer incredible value and amazing performance, without
the need to sacrifice on Starbucks for a month to justify a purchase.
They’re definitely professional quality (feeling heavy and sturdy
without being too much,) and look beautiful too; I’m not normally a pink
kind of girl, but the gunmetal
ferrules and matching carry bag ensure this is a collection that’s as
elegant as it is effective. If you’re in the market for new makeup
brushes, want to invest in a collection or simply fancy adding something
to your Christmas list, then Zoeva is definitely a brand to check out.
Zoeva brushes are available online, with prices starting from £5.95. The ‘Pink Elements Classic Brush Set‘ is available online priced £56.95 for an eight-piece set.