I have recently found myself in the dilemma of been inited for dinner at short notice and not having the time to wash my make up brushes (I did really think this was a drama!! Crazy I know). I decided to order new with fast delivery, but I also didn’t want to pay a packet for them as I do love my current ones and “I’m all about saving”.
I started looking on amazon and came across a brand called Lamora, they had received good reviews, were available on prime, and were a good price.
Against every fibre in my body I took the plunge and bought a eye blending brush set (£9.95) and an eyebrow brush set (£8.95) praying they weren’t going to be as dreadful as I was imagining!
The blending brush set contains four brushes consisting of a Tapered blender, all over shader, crease and soft blender so for the price of £9.95 it’s a pretty decent deal.
The eyebrow brush set contains three brushes which include a small shader, flat definer and a brow duo containing a angled brush and spoolie for £8.95, again that seems like a lot of brushes for the money so I wasn’t expecting the best of quality.
In all honesty when they arrived I was very surprised! The packaging is nice and simple and each brush comes individually wrapped inside.
I have heard that when you buy cheaper brushes they sometimes have a chemical smell and these don’t have this. They actually don’t smell at all which is pretty damn good as you don’t want to put something smelly near your eyes.
The handles are strong with the brushes firmly attached. Each brush has Lamora engraved with a number and description indicating how it is to be used, which is great for beginners but also handy when in a rush. They are a nice sleek black colour and look fine in my collection alongside other more expensive brushes.
The main surprise for me was the softness and how well they work. I expected them to be stiff and the hairs to be slightly rough but these are butter soft and do not pull or drag on the eyes. They pick up product really well and due to the softness they are easy to use when blending out product without a great effort.
The brush hairs are surprisingly strong and I didn’t have any loose hairs break free across my face when I was using them. They also held their shape well after use, no fraying or straggling hairs sticking out all over the place.
Sooo what I have learnt is don’t judge a brush by its price. I think sometime we feel we need to buy such expensive products in order to gain flawless results and it just goes to show that sometimes you can acheive as good results with products a bit more wallet friendly.
Let me know if you have tried these brushes or have alternatives that a purse pleasing that have become your favourites. As always comment below or tweet me @KateL564.