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Good for Beginners only; Incomplete for Intermediate+
on 17 March 2013
First off, despite any faults I find with the product, you're not going to get anything better for the price. It's unfair to compare the brushes to more expensive brands because they are never going to be as good. The set is for people who can't or don't spend a lot of money on brushes.
This set is good if you're new to make up and have nothing to compare the brushes with. The smell is bad at first but not a long term problem and I have had no problem with shedding. The packaging is handy, not as tacky as other reviewers make it out to be.
If, however, you are more experienced you may find the following helpful:
All the eye brushes are flat. I use an additional denser brush for blending out eyeshadow.
You MUST use foundation/base/primer under eye makeup. The eye brushes don't pick up enough colour to be used on their own.
You may find the powder and angle brushes a little too soft to pick up some powders. It's not a major problem if you don't mind taking a little extra time with your make up. I reverted to the brushes I owned previously.
The foundation brush is far too smooth. This may improve after a while but at the moment my liquid foundation just slides off it and doesn't give good coverage. I have had to revert to the brush I used previously.
I use the largest eyeshadow brush as a concealer brush so there's no need to buy one.
You may need a kabuki/buffer brush. The set doesn't include either and the powder brush isn't stiff enough to be used instead.
NOTE: Any of the brushes I have used as replacements are inexpensive (3/4 euro)
All in all, if you can afford a smaller, more expensive set it would be worth your while. If not, you can always use other inexpensive brushes as replacements like I did.