If you follow me on Instagram or/and Twitter you might have seen me posting about how I finally caved in and bought a set of Zoeva brushes a while ago. I’ve been using them every day for the past 3 weeks and I thought why not write a little review. I know, there are already a ton of reviews of these brushes out there, so one more won’t hurt, right?
Now, Zoeva offers a bunch of different sets and after some contemplating I went for the Classic Brush Set. I figured you can’t go wrong with a set that basically includes all of the basic brushes you could ever need for a make up look. As pretty as the Rose Gold Set is I went for the classic black and silver one just because I like when everything matches, so if I want to expand my Zoeva brush collection I won’t have a bunch of rose gold brushes mixed in with black and silver. Maybe it’s just me and I’m weird like that but I just prefer to have them matching.
The brushes came with this lovely classic black leather bag, that is actually quite big, so you can definitely fit loads of brushes in. I love how the brushes come with this bag because it’s perfect to store them in there if you’re going somewhere and want to bring all of your brushes.
First off I want to say a few things about the brushes in general before I go into detail with each brush individually. This set doesn’t include a single brush I don’t get any use out of. With this set you get four face brushes and four eye brushes and all of them are so incredibly soft. I’m in no way an expert when it comes to make up brushes. I’m probably more of the opposite but these brushes are made with a combination of real and synthetic hair and I think this is their secret as to why they give you such a flawless application. I definitely use almost all of these brushes on a daily basis and I’m not gonna lie my make up definitely looks better now, especially my base and my gel liner. Another aspects I’m also really impressed with is how easy they are to wash. My other brushes always took ages to dry off after washing, which is why I hated to wash them because they wouldn’t be dry enough to use them the next day. However, with these I wash them and then dry them off with a towel and a few minutes later they’re good to go again!
125 Stippling Brush
I have to admit I barely ever used a foundation brush before because I only had those that look like paint brushes and using them takes absolutely for ever and I just couldn’t ever be bothered. With this stippling brush I can apply my foundation in no time and it also helps creating such a flawless finish. I’m just so happy with it.
128 Cream Cheek
You’re supposed to use this brush for either any type of cream blush, bronzer etc or blush in general but I actually use it for contouring. The angled shape really helps me with contouring in the hollows of my cheeks because it just fits so nicely.
105 Luxe Highlight
As the name already suggests this brush is meant for highlighting and it does a damn good job. The way it’s shaped really let’s you be very precise with your highlighter, so it doesn’t go everywhere.
142 Concealer Buffer
This is the one brush I use every single day without any exceptions. I use concealer every day and this is just perfect for buffing your concealer into the skin really nicely and gently.
227 Luxe Soft Definer
I like to use this brush for applying any eyeshadow across my entire lid.
228 Luxe Crease
In general I prefer to use an angled brush for applying eyeshadow within my crease but this brush is amazing for blending. I pretty much use this every day for blending out the shade I apply in my crease and it’s amazing!
230 Luxe Pencil
Another brush I use pretty much every day. I love using this in my outer v because it’s great if you want to create some depth and darken certain areas. It’s also amazing for applying eyeshadow along the waterline (which I do a lot) and I sometimes use it in my crease when I’m to lazy to get my angled brush out.
317 Wing Liner
I love a good old winged eyeliner! So far I’ve used a liquid liner to achieve mine though I definitely prefer the look of gel eyeliner as they often appear to be even more black and seem to last longer. Unfortunately I never found an eyeliner brush I really liked using. But this one is a total game changer. My winged eyeliner has never looked this good and it’s never been so easy to create it in the first place.
I can honestly say I’m incredibly impressed with these brushes and I totally get the hype they are surrounded with at the moment. I use mine every single day and I probably will add a few more of their brushes to my collection. They aren’t the cheapest brushes out there but they definitely are a great and much more affordable option to Mac and Bobbi Brown and all those other incredibly expensive high end brushes.
Have you tried any Zoeva brushes? What are your thoughts on them?