Oval Makeup Brushes: Worth the hype?

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makeup brushesOval makeup brushes have been around for a few years now and at some point – they were all over the social media. However, I never really got into that ‘trend’, until recently I was given an opportunity to try them out myself, an affordable dupe of “Artis” brushes, by the brand called “My Makeup Brush Set”. I have tested them out for some time and here are my thoughts.


Multi-purpose. Makeup brushes are multi-purpose and each brush could be used in numerous ways. For instance, some of the brushes can be used for contouring, highlighter, eyeshadow or blush.

Application. It appears that these makeup brushes work best with cream and liquid products. It is more difficult to get a smooth results with powders. In addition, they feel soft on the skin, and I have experienced no shedding (so far).

Price. A makeup brush set retails for £14.05 (what?), which is amazing, as an affordable price allows everyone to try them out and be a judge.

Collection. A set consist of 10 synthetic makeup brushes  which are cruelty-free.

Shape. Round shape of the brushes allows you to get into corners and blend make up in seamlessly.

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Delivery time. It took 4 or more weeks to arrive.

Powder application. As mentioned earlier, it is more difficult to get a smooth application with powder products, maybe these brushes are not suitable for powders?

Quality. I am not too sure how these brushes are going to last, as the handles are plastic, however can’t really complain when the set of 10 brushes cost £14.05, right?

Packaging. Pretty much non-existing. It came with no box, just in the material bag.

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Overall thoughts

In the beginning, I was skeptical about these oval makeup brushes. However, they are quite good considering a very affordable price. I liked the large oval brushes for foundation and cream products as they did give a beautiful finish to the skin. I will definitely continue to use some of the brushes, but I don’t think they will replace my beloved Beauty Blender.

If you fancy trying out any of the makeup brush sets from “My Makeup Brush Set” you can use the discount code “IG15KAMI” for 15% off your purchase.

Disclaimer: The makeup brush set was sent to me, however all opinions are honest and my own.


  1. derra
    March 27, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    love these brushes! im so going to buy a set now!

    • kamilealex@gmail.co
      March 27, 2018 / 4:54 pm

      Glad you liked them!

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