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During one of my regular Sephora browses, I spotted that Kim K-W's makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic had collaborated with them to create an eye makeup set. I thought for $49, it was pretty good value for five brushes and a wallet to house them (although I honestly doubt I'll use that!). The price and the fact that it was limited edition, prompted me to buy it. I've been using the brushes for a few weeks and wanted to share my thoughts with you....
I like the presentation of the set - the box is good quality black cardboard with gold logos. Inside are the five brushes and the wallet. The brushes feel good quality with gold handles and soft, cruelty-free, synthetic fibre bristles. The brushes included are enough to do a complete eye look although, to be honest, day to day, I tend to keep it pretty simple and use one or two max.
As I said, there are five brushes. My favourite is the blending brush because it's so soft, fluffy and I can blitz a quick wash of shadow in less than a minute. It's almost dome shaped (but not pointed) so just a quick swipe and I can cover most of my lid. This is a daily use brush for me.
Next up is the detail brush, which is perfect for adding a little definition to the eye. It's small enough to use in the inner corner, outer corner, or as a crease brush if you have hooded eyes and want to create a fake crease, that still looks natural!
Next up is the shadow brush, which is a flat shader brush - perfect for packing shadow on to the lid, similar to a MAC 239. This is another everyday brush for me and it's perfect if you have even slightly hooded eyes or small eyes, as it's easy to get shadow on to the mobile lid without having to lift or stretch the lid to get some shadow on there.
The smudge brush does exactly as the name suggests but it works so well because the bristles are so soft. I often find smudge brush to drag a little on the eye area but this one definitely doesn't.
The brow brush is perfect to use with powders or pomades. It's angled and is stiffer than the other brushes, which is perfect for a brow brush as you want to achieve definition and volume.
I think this set would be popular with starters, light make up wearers and full on glam shadow lovers alike as it makes the job of creating an eye look very easy. The brushes all wash well, without any shedding so far, which I'm very impressed with. If they last anywhere near as long as my MAC or Real Technique brushes, I will be delighted as they last years! Overall, I think it's a great set of brushes at a fair price. The price could be lower if the pouch wasn't included and although it looks good, I personally won't use it as I carry more than just eye brushes when travelling and I don't store my brushes at home in a pouch.
Have you been tempted by this set? Would you like this collab to be repeated with a face set or perhaps a face, eye and lip set combined? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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