Last night I told myself I would give it a shot--I mean, doing a look based on theirs, and I think I did an okay job. I definitely need a hell of a lot of practice (especially with the freaking false eyelashes, I must've applied them 10 times just to get it right), but well... gotta start somewhere right? I didn't do so well with the cut crease, mine wasn't so sharp--but this is partly because I've had to reapply my shadow over and over whenever putting the falsies on screwed it up and believe me it was a lot of times! Anyway.... here are pictures:
Yes, you can see that I suck with the eyelash application. I used too much glue (I did let it dry though) and well...the lashes were hard to work with. For a total noob at false eyelashes, I tried to be pretty adventurous and oops! Faaaail! Oh well, this is how you learn, right? :x And PS, I know I look silly! XD
And now, onto my very very first review: The Elianto 8pc brush set!
I bought this set at Landmark Trinoma for 999php (almost $20). The SA claimed they were made of goat hair. I don't know, I can't really tell. Sometimes SA's will tell you BS to sell you stuff...and I found this is mostly true when they are trying to sell brushes.
- Cheap! For 999php for 8 brushes it comes down to about 125php per brush
- Goat hair (or so they said) is supposedly good for blending, at first it was soft and not scratchy
- Good coverage from the powder brush and blush brush, good control from the e/s brushes
- Comes with all the essentials (This is what attracted me to it mostly)
- Sleek design makes the brushes look expensive
- Comes in a leather case (zippered) that is pretty fashionable
- Very good for beginners (like me) and practice
- Hair/bristles SHED SHED SHED even if the brushes are new and have never been washed. This is a very big con for me because they shed as I am using them. Otherwise I would not have cared very much.
- Stray bristles!
- After washing the powder brush, it became VERY scratchy and rough on the face. Because of this I am thinking about getting the ecotools powder brush or the Ellana buffer brush.
- SKIP IT! Like I said this is good for beginners, for practice. I'm going to stick with this set until all the bristles fall out or something...as for now I'll be focusing on buying more makeup (yeah yeah I know, I shouldn't spend all my moneyyy)
- That said, be careful handling the brushes, they seem rather fragile to me--don't forget to wash them still though
WILL I REPURCHASE?
That is a big NO!I would rather spend my money on better quality brushes.
Any suggestions for what I can replace this brush set with? :) Nothing too expensive please! I am just a student still after all.