Brushed With Greatness Project
Sephora brushes are beautifully crafted workhorses. Synthetic and natural bristles, short and long handles, black or silver handles, pro or amateur, the brushes are displayed in groups according to use, so it is not too hard to zero in on the type and shape you want.
My Sephora brushes are all eye-product application brushes. Don't pay attention to the Pro designation, as Sephora is phasing out their original black-handle brushes (mine say Pro on them) and offering new Pro brushes in both natural and synthetic bristles. Right now the old black handle brushes can be found at a nice half-off discount. The fine liner brush at the bottom of the photo was only $4. Less than the price of a Starbucks Frap!
Take a close look at the brush at the top, it is the smudge brush. This brush is identical in shape to the NARS smudge, but half the price! But if you check at Sephora, look at all the brushes carefully in the smudge brush jar display. The older ones have these very short stubby bristles that don't move when you use the brush. The newer ones have slightly longer bristles. I prefer the stub.
Not in the photo, but soon to be added to my Sephora brush collection, are the new synthetics. A bit pricier than usual for Sephora's brand, these are the most incredibly soft brushes I've ever seen (or felt) and the Cleveland Gang were full of ooohs and ahhhs as we tested the powder and blush brushes on our hands. I see a massive caving ahead, for all of us!
Sephora brushes hold up beautifully. Choose the short-handle for your travel case, and the long-handle for your vanity table. And don't forget the sets, which change seasonally and make great gifts for your makeup-loving friends.
Disclaimer: These products were purchased by the reviewer, Cavewoman