People are going literally insane with the release of the Kylie Brush Set, and not for a positive reason. With the retail price a whopping THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY DOLLARS, not including tax or shipping, the beauty community is shook (for the lack of a better word).
The brush set includes 16 “luxury” brushes, that come in a silver brush roll. My thoughts? The brush roll looks cheap- like dollar store cheap: exactly like beauty guru Jeffree Starr said, it looks like a car sun visor.
Within this set of 16 brushes, you get:
- #1 Large Powder Brush (1.8 oz.)
- #2 Large Stippling Brush (1.5 oz.)
- #3 Medium Tapered Brush (0.9 oz.)
- #4 Dense Powder Brush (1.2 oz.)
- #5 Angled Face Brush (0.8 oz.)
- #6 Rounded Blush Brush (1.3 oz.)
- #7 Medium Stippling Brush (0.8 oz.)
- #8 Small Fluff Brush (0.4 oz.)
- #9 Fan Brush (0.4 oz.)
- #10 Large Shader Brush (0.4 oz.)
- #11 Angled Blending Brush (0.4 oz.)
- #12 Medium Shader Brush (0.4 oz.)
- #13 Small Shader Brush (0.4 oz.)
- #14 Concealer Brush (0.4 oz.)
- #15 Tapered Blending Brush (0.3 oz.)
- #16 Small Smudge Brush (0.3 oz.)
Personally, I am not a big brush person for cream or liquid products. Because the brushes are made from real hair, they will absorb some of your liquid/cream products- which is a no-no to me when conserving my makeup. Usually, when I apply foundation, I use my handy dandy beauty blender, or a synthetic brush so my product is being used and not absorbed. On the other hand, though, real-haired brushes are great for powdered products and can leave a great effect on the skin when used. With that being said, everyone applies makeup differently, and different methods work better for different people, so by all means, if you are a big brush person these may work for you!
The brush performance hasn’t been too bad according to some YouTubers like James Charles and Nicol Concilio, but in my opinion, the brushes are not the issue- the price is. Kylie has received a lot of backlash as a result of the release and she has posted some tweets in response. Here is a tweet where she compares the prices of her brushes to other brands.
Firstly, Kylie, the brands you are referring to are legendary. Literally, Kevyn Aucoin, MAC, and Artis brushes are the original makeup brushes. The fact that Kylie is marketing her brushes around the same price point blows my mind. Not many people see Kylie’s brand as a “luxury brand”, so I can understand why they are upset. Although, I can understand Kylie’s reasoning, and her want to be considered luxury.
Either way, since people are talking about the brush set, she is getting some good marketing. All in all, the brushes seem to work just fine, and there are MORPHE dupes that work just the same- maybe even better. I have not got my hands on this because I am not about to spend over $300 on some brushes unless they are about to beat my face too. It all comes down to personal preference in the end. Would you purchase this set? Is Kylie overcharging her customers? What are your thoughts? I would love to chat about this in the comments below.
Until next time my loves, see ya soon,