These brushes are well made, so don't be fooled by their design. Unfortunately, I feel like synthetic brushes don't pick up pigment as well as natural hair. Therefore, I don't think synthetic brushes are for me.I will not repurchase.
Great set of brushes, particularly for the beginners as it has just about everything you need for eyes.
I like that they're very soft for synthetic brushes, but two of the eye brushes arrived with splayed hair (on one side, not the whole thing), that did not go back into shape even after washing. Still, not a huge deal as it wasn't the whole brush head going nutso.
The big C brush is very firm and large, great for larger eye socket girls, but not as useful for my smaller asian eyelid. I had slight trouble picking up eyeshadow with it, however, despite the brush head looking like it's well loaded with eyeshadow. Still, it might've been the fault of the shadow instead of the brush. Since it is dense, I suggest using it to pack on lid color. It doesn't work very well if you want to do an all over wash because it'll deposit a dense amount of pigment at where you lay it down initial, then as you sweep across the lid, the rest of the lid gets very little color instead.
The blender brush is longer than the MAC 217 and has a fuller/rounder head. I find it a little too long to blend out harsh edges for me. The fuller head also made it difficult to blend out a small section of the harsh edge without muddying/dipping into the intense color area itself.
The liner brush is a bit small for me BUT it is ultra thin and provides great application for a thin gel line. I also used it with the darkest shade in my Lancome palette (which is a liner shade) to line my eyes and it worked very well. However as I prefer thicker and smokier liner lines (due to my asian monolid eyes) as well as tightlining, pencil liners tend to work better for me, so this brush is also sort of useless. ^^;;
The packaging is very cute! But unfortunately it is also very difficult for me to slide it easily into my brush holder ^^;;
Overally the brushes are soft and well made, just unfortunately it doesn't serve well for my particular eye shape or application method. If you have a larger eye area and likes to use gel liners or thinly applied eyeliner, this set would be perfect for you.
Been meaning to review these for a while as I've had them since May 2011 and they're still perfect. Much prefer synthetic brushes for keeping in good condition and ease of cleaning. These three definitely fit in nicely with my vegan Sigma brushes. Yes, they're very soft and pick up a lot more product than you'd expect. The Adios crease brush is great for softening lines and also I find it big enough to be quite multi purpose and often use it to apply loose powder under the eyes to catch fallout. Don't find them awkward and heavy at all but a bit of a pain to store like other brushes or travel with. They just end up lying flat on their own in my makeup bag. No matter though, all the brushes in this collection are ridiculously good - Siberia angled contour brush and the kabuki brush are the same. Awesome and really sad to see them all go...:(
I had been eyeballing this brush set for such a long time and when they went on sale (it seems that Sephora is phasing out everything tokidoki), I pounced! The brushes are SUPER adorable with signature tokidoki characters - Mozzerella (eye shadow brush with blue tipped bristles), Donutella (angled eyeliner brush with pink), and Ciao Ciao (crease brush tipped grey)! I've seen reviews that talk about how the weight each character head lends makes application awkward and I just have to say, I think that actually helps me concentrate more on what I'm doing. Since I'm focusing more, I'm less likely to mess up my makeup. The character heads do make it impossible to use Brush Guards if you have those (I only use Brush Guards for travel or the drying process though). One of my worries was potential staining and ruining the cute colored tips but the synthetic bristles wash easily with mild soap and water. These are high-end brushes quite comparable to other more expensive high-end brushes. They're all really soft and pick up product effortlessly. Love!
I, absolutely looove these brushes. They are amazing brushes, the hair is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo soft and is dipped dyed pink (for the eyeliner brush) blue (for the all over eyeshadow brush) and grey (crease brush). The actual handle has cute little designs associated with the character head at the end of the brush. My favorite one had to be Donutella. I didn't pay as much as the others here, just 14$. though you have to act fast if you want these because I think Sephora is discontinuing this line in there stores
Love this brush set!!! I just love how adorable the brushes are and how SOFT!! As with all synthetic brushes, it's super soft!!! My only regret is only picking up 1 set. I need like 1 or 2 more to give to friends. way too cute and adorable and fun not like my boring MAC and whatever brushes (lol I didn't mean that... I love my other brushes too <3) .
Got these on sale at Sephora before Tokidoki makeup left for good. THEY'RE SO CUTE! And they're really soft and did I mention how cute they are? Would buy again, but they're sold out :(
just got this on sale for $14, since tokidoki is leaving sephora. i think $14 is a pretty good price for high quality brushes. the brushes are really cute and a have a character's head on the oppisite end of the brush, which sometimes i think makes application just a bit harder because it makes the brush heavier to hold and the handle is pretty obnioxiously long. i will deal with it though because i love how soft the brushes are. my favorite is the crease brush. highly recommend getting this set on sale before the brand is discontinued.
This is a great synthetic brush set for eyes with shadow, crease, and liner brushes. They are a bit weightly, but feel well made despite the cutesy style - so far no shedding of bristles. Super soft, and great for those pigmented products where you need a light touch. The one drawback I can see with these is storing them, as they are long and have a character on the end of each brush as well. Very cute tho, and will brighten any morning makeup routine. Purchased at Sephora for $21 Canadian.
This is review is for the Pittura Siberia Blush Brush
I've used this for a few months now. So I have a good idea of how well this brush performs.
Pro - Super cute and also very functional as well, super soft, overall good quality brush, synthetic fibres - cruelty-free and antibacterial, blends easily.
- Synthetic fibers can be a negative as well --> reduces pigmentation on blushes / packs less product on cheeks. I find that using using my matte mac blush (melba) less colour shows up with this brush compared to natural fibre mac brushes. So good for application of highly pigmented blushes like Nars with ease.
- Blush tends to stain white bristles of brush so be careful getting too much product on there and not washing it off regularly. (the white bristles on my brush are lightly stained pink and can't be washed off)
- Figurine on the end of the brush makes it bulky and difficult to travel with a brush roll, or standing it in a brush cup etc.
- metal ferrule is coloured pink and can get scratched and lose its colour
Overall: great brush! you can basically overlook everything because it's just so cute to have! It's not only a collectors item, it is functional alsp but definitely not better than mac brushes. I find myself reaching for this brush a lot. I just wish it's easier to travel with and put it on my brush cup.