I really like these brushes. They were superrr soft and gave me a flawless finish especially with the HD foundation brush. I don't use eye makeup at all so I cannot attest to those brushes. But facial brushes wise, I do like them.
First off, the reason for the low rating is because I'm judging by the overall kit which consists of 12 brushes. If judging by individual brush, I might give some 3 or 2 ratings, but none has exceeded the 4 or 5. I like to equate the quality and performance of these brushes to those of Real Technique or E.L.F. studio line. Although in terms of price, bubbi is overpriced.
I want to love these brushes, I really really do. I think it's because this was an emotional purchase for me, like the Mac brush I bought, so I had high expectation (although Mac actually met my high expectation). The bubbi brush brand fell short.
But like I mentioned, I have different ratings for each of the brush and I'm dividing them into hits and misses, and others in between.
--Sculpting - I actually like this brush and would give it a 3. It does the job of contouring my cheekbone but I feel that the material doesn't really pick up the product. Maybe because it's a synthetic brush.
--Shader - This brush is made of natural hair, I wonder if it's goat hair, because it's quite soft and I like that it's white.
--Eye Contour: this is the worst brush ever. How does one contour when the bristles flair out like crazy? Upon washing, it just fans out and there's just no way for me to get it back into shape. Not sure if it's because it's too dense? But basically the shape is lost and thus cannot be used to effectively contour the eye area.
--Dome: Same thing! the bristles of the brush just flairs out after wash, and because of that, it made it hard to apply products evenly as the flair out bristles also touches your face leaving some streaks. And worst of all, this brush sheds and it leaks out loads of black dye when air drying.
--Powder: This brush wasted so much of my products! it just absorbs the powder but doesn't dispense it at all. And I think this brush feels quite rough on the face, although soft on the hand. I wish this brush could be softer on the skin.
--Dual eye and Dual cover: Okay, maybe if these brushes are not "dual" but separated into 2 brushes then I will like it more. My dual eye actually went lose and I suspect it's because after wash, I cannot tilt one side of brush so some water must have gotten inside and loosen up the glue. tThe dual cover hasn't gone lose yet, but I opted to use my other foundation brush instead since the bubbi one isn't that great anyway.
All the other brush from the set are in between because I'm not too crazy for and I didn't find myself reaching for them that much. The other brushes are: HD flawless, buffer, blendng, smudger, and detail.
One last thing, this came with a note that reads, "Thank you for shopping with us. We hope you will enjoy your handcrafted Bubbi brushes which were made with tender, love & care." I can't help but feel that this so such a bad marketing gimmick. I mean, the factory workers who made these brushes probably earn low wage and didn't make them with "tender, love & care." If bubz were to make these herself, then yes, I will feel touched. But since she only ordered them from some manufacturer, I kind of wish she opt out of these type of cheesy messages. It feels almost... insincere.
amazing brushes. they look cute too.
my favorite are the buffer brush and dual eyeshadow brush. they are super soft.
i use the daily, way better than my sigma brushes
After watching reviews on youtube I thought these must be really awesome brushes but most people bought them in a set. I didn't because I only wanted the four brushes that I "liked" the most. After two weeks I received my package but I was not happy because the brushes, especially the buffer brush, was in a very tight plastic cover witch caused the bristles to look misshapen and awful and for some reason I believe that the buffer brush I received is A LOT smaller than the ones I saw online and on Youtube. I got the powder brush witch I liked, the dome brush had a different name written on it, It was called HD flawless but online the HD flawless is looks COMPLETELY different. So basically my Dome brush is now called HD flawless but that's ok they just put the wrong name on the brush. I also got the dual eyes brush witch I find the bristles to be a little too hard for my eyelids. Maybe I will sell them on eBay, I only wish I had taken my $56 and spent it on the Real Techniques brushes cause at least I can see what they really look like in person. Maybe if I had bought the 12 piece Bubbi set I could've gotten better quality brushes but I really didn't feel like spending $96 or so on a complete set. I really wish I had liked all of the brushes cause nobody likes spending money on something that's gonna turn out to be crappy but I there's nothing I can do about it now.
I honestly don't know what all the hype is about. There are brushes out there with better quality and better affordability. I see a lot of great reviews on the bubz site about fast delivery, softness, quality, and affordability. I agree with the fast delivery and softness, but definitely not quality in terms of affordability.
I have been somewhat of a fan of bubz, but less and less now, cause she's getting quite boring. But I did bought the brushes seeing all the positive reviews, HOWEVER the brushes did not live up to my expectation. Some are ok, but most are too soft, flimsy, and cheaply made. Overall none of her brushes are worth the price. Also where are these brushes made? if China, they should state so.
Here is my review by individual brush:
Dome - natural hair, but of cheap ones; Soft but sheds
Powder - synthetic hair; not enough density; could be replaced by other brand
Dual cover - synthetic; cheap; too small, only good for smaller areas but takes long to apply
Sculpting - synthetic; good for powder, a good brush
HD flawless - synthetic; very dusty upon open; too small, not efficient
Buffer - synthetic hair, not bad but not great; could be replaced by other brands
Eye contour - natural; cheap looking hair; flimsy
Blending - synthetic; cheap; could be replaced by other brands
Smudger - synthetic; precise; soft but firm; efficient
Shader - natural; ok but not great
Detail - synthetic; very small; don't need it and won't use it
Dual eye - natural; a good brush
So all in all, I made a bad purchase. There are few good ones but aren't good enough to justify the price. Again, don't know what all the hypes are about. Probably most of the reviews are done by inexperienced or just died hard fans who'd buy anything from their so call role model. Anywho, I won't be using these as much and don't think I will buy from her site again.
First off, the shipping for these brushes were super fast! I live in Canada, and my package arrived in just over a week (less than 10 days!) So i was really impressed with that. I bought the complete set since it worked out to be about $7/brush and you get a leather brush roll as well. Total after shipping and canadian converison was just under $100cdn. Not too bad for 14 brushes (2 of the brushes are dual ended) and a leather brush roll - which i love btw!! Second, I love the color combo (hot pink + black)!! <3 <3 <3
As for the quality of these brushes, they are quite soft. There was 1 eye shadow brush that felt a bit cheap tho. I think it was the blending one. It was soft against my face, but when i touched it with my hands, it felt kinda cheap. The set includes a mix of natural hair and synthetic bristles. Unfortunately, when I did use these brushes to apply makeup, I did find that not all performed that well. I won't review every single brush in this set, just the ones I really liked/disliked. Yes, they are soft and dense but performance wasn't really up to par in my opinion. I really thought i would like the flat top buffer brush, but when i went to use it to buff in my powder foundation, i found that the bristles, while seemingly dense, were a bit too long so it didn't work quite as good. Also, it didn't do as great of a job as my usual coastalscents buffing brushes when used to contour. Also the huge powder brush, while soft, just flopped the product around my face and didn't really do much neither. I liked the HD brush but found it a bit small. Not a huge deal since end result was flawless with this brush. I LOVE the dual cover brush the most. It applies concealer and foundation flawlessly! I was very shocked since most paddle type brushes would leave streaks (even the MAC 190) but this one didn't!! Just flawless, poreless skin! Most of the eye brushes were good. As mentioned before, I didn't really like the shading brush since the bristles were a bit too long so eyeshadow application was really really sheer). I love the dual eye brush - the fluffy side blended product very well and the pencil brush end was great for use in the outer v and smudging. The dome brush (natural bristles) is pretty good too. It's dense enough and applies blush beautifully and due its shape, it's good for contouring as well. It's also very soft!
Overall, I don't regret buying this set since it does help support a fellow youtube guru. However, I can't say that this brush set lives up to all the hype it has on youtube though. This set (like many) has hit and misses. I wouldn't repurchase again simply cuz there are brushes out there with the same level of quality but perform better and cost less.
These brushes are sosososo beautiful and cute! Most of them work pretty good, too. I bought them because I was new to makeup (esp. foundation) and I just wanted to get "into" it. The full set was for about $105, and I bought it, eager to start my new makeup life. The shipping took about a week, and the packaging was very cute! The brushes were also protected, too. All the brushes are very soft, and work pretty well when applying. The Dual Eyes brush was probably my favourite, because it did a pretty good job with my eyeshadow and blending. The Kabuki brush was good, too. The only brushes that I'd probably skip out on are the HD one, and the concealer/foundation dual one. They didn't really work well, and the HD brush started leaving streaks. Also, the concealer bristols were pretty harsh on my skin. My angle brush also wasn't that great, because it'd get stuck and stick together when I use my gel liner, but it's pretty soft. Otherwise, there's nothing really bad about these brushes, and I recommend you to try them (don't buy the full set unless you really want them)! I hope to buy more Bubbi Brushes in the future.
I was drawn by the super cute packaging of these brushes. The red and white are so beautiful and contrasting together so I just had to try some of them out!
I love the dual cover brush because of the little concealer brush end. It blends and conceals dark circles very well. So much better than using your fingers. The foundation end I do not use because I don't wear foundation at all. The bristles are super soft and good quality. The brushes are good quality too, and are so much fun to use because of how cute they are.
The HD Flawless brush, i don't like so much. I have tried to use concealer and BB cream with it, but either I am not using it properly, or it just doesn't work that well. The bristles are short and dense and not flexible, so when I use it i'm not sure if i am meant to stipple it or brush it outwards. Anyways, I don't have much use for it since I don't use foundation and the dual cover brush can be used to cover any small areas.
This review is the for the bubbi flawless HD brush.
Bubbi's flawless hd brush I have a love/hate relationship with. Only thing I hate about this brush is it's size.it takes forever and a day to apply foundation due to its size but its absolutely fantastic for getting into those corners like the sides of your nose and etc. Other then that I have no problems with it. Its actually quite a good dupe for the shiseido foundation brush that came out recently. The size, density, handle, and shape is near to exact. Just the color of the handle and bristles is different.
I will state that this isn't my go to foundation brush just because it takes forever to actually apply foundation. Also because the brush has EXTREMELY DENSE PACKED SYNTHETIC BRISTLES it doesn't soak in the product but the thing about that is, it sheers out the foundation which if your like me and you use medium coverage foundations on a day to day basis, it basically sheers down the foundation to light coverage so I would recommend you use it with very heavy coverage foundations such as cremes and what not.
Also with the angle it has like I said its wonderful to get into those small areas around the nose and etc but the bad thing about that is that angle doesn't allow you to really "buff" in the foundation. Your really just dragging the brush rather then buffing it in and for me I perfer to buff so I don't have to deal with streaks as much (btw the brush hardly gives you streaks which I guess is a plus side)