Cheap Makeup Brushes… Just as good as MAC?

Surely these can’t be from Poundland?!

I nipped into Poundland the other day to buy some Gillete deodorant for my boyfriend (because clearly im not going to spend £3 in Boots when I can get it for £1 in the pound shop!) when I spotted these make up brushes.  I took them out of the packet first just to see if they were soft or not because i didnt want to be buying brushes that felt like plastic.  Im not a make up snob in the slightest, ill try anything, however I wasnt too hopeful that these brushes would be good quality…

They are by a company called Royal Cosmetic Connections and are, surprisingly enough, £1 each.  The blending brush, on the right in the picture above, is made of synthetic bristles so it doesnt shed but its so hard to work with it is practically useless (but what did I expect for £1?!)  I thought it would be great for packing on eyeshadow across the lid, smuding eyeliner under the lower lash line or using as a concealer brush but sadly not.  The eyeshadow brush however, on the left in the picture above, is softer still with natural bristles and it actually quite good as an all over eyeshadow brush and is ideal for blending eyeshadow into the crease.

I’d say the eyeshadow brush is definitely worth a pound of anyones money but I’d not waste my money on the “blending brush”… are they worth a £1 of yours?


  1. Sana
    November 4, 2010 / 7:53 pm

    What a bargain!! I love a bargain but I do like Mac brushes! They are more reasonable than other high end brand brushes and the reason why they are expensive most of the time is due to them being hand made and packed in a different way. However its always such a good feeling getting something like these! I want!! xx

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    August 4, 2012 / 5:35 pm

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      August 4, 2012 / 9:16 pm

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