Before I start this review I just want to say one thing, my review of these brushes do not change the fact that the Pixiwoo sisters are one of my favorite gurus to watch on you tube, and gurus who I have learned so much from. What ever my opinion on these brushes that does not change the fact that I very much respect the Pixiwoo sisters and will continue to watch their videos.
The first thing that made me want to buy these is that fact that the handles were purple.
Lol yes, I know that’s pretty shallow but I have an unhealthy fascination with that colour, and seeing as I needed to find a eyeshadow blending brush to replace my much loved SS224 which is now discontinued I figured I’d try them out and support a fellow You Tuber if I did like them.
Now I might was well cut to the chase, I don’t really like these brushes.
When I first opened the box I thought they looked good but after playing around with them for a bit I have several problems with these brushes, so I’m going to go through them one by one.
With this brush the thing that bothered me is the fact that there aren’t a tone of hairs in the ferrule. As you can see there is a lot of spare space and that allows for water to easily travel up the brush when you’re washing it and as a result the brush does not tend to last too long.
Also I found this brush a bit rough, especially near the eye area. Now to be fair I have incredibly sensitive eyes so that might just be me.
There isn’t much to say about the delux crease brush, it had less of a gap between the hairs and the ferrule which was good. But as with all of the brushes they feel a bit delicate and not very robust.
The brow brush had a similar issue to the accent brush. Quite a gap in the ferrule and was also quite thick. Initially I thought it was meant to be an eyeliner brush but it was way to thick to be used for eyeliner, as a brow brush I just thought it was impractical as anyone with thin brows would find it quite tricky to use.
If you made a mistake with this brush it would be quite hard to correct had you used a dark colour.
The base brush I inititally thought was quite a good brush, it was packed quite nicely in the ferrule and quite soft. But again, felt too delicately made.
Obviously there were no problems with the hairs being loose in the ferrule but this brush is just no good for eyeliner. It’s too thick and I found it quite pointy and tough to use near the eyes.
Washing these brushes was the nail in the coffin for me. Any product you use with these brushes tends to collect at the base of the brush and even after washing them 4 times there was still product at the bottom.
As far as the case goes it was a good idea but it feels cheaply made and they only really fit the brushes that came in the set. If you bought all 3 sets of brushes you would not be able to fit all the brushes in one case, and you would have to carry all three cases around with you which would just be impractical.
Some people had mentioned that they thought the coloured handles made the brushes look tacky, and as far as that goes I have to dissagree. I thought having the coloured handles was a good idea as recently I was working on a fashion show and the room was very badly lit, it was quite hard to see my brushes. If my brushes had been colour coded it would have been so much easier to see which brush I wanted.
- Cruelty Free
- Not robust at all.
- Hard to wash
- Not very practical
- Loose in the ferrule
- I don’t think they would be very long lasting
Unfortunately I just can’t recommend these brushes, They just feel flimsy (hollow in the middle) and are not brushes I would consider investing in.
Again I would just like to repeat what I said earlier, I am a huge fan of the Pixiwoo sisters and this in no way changes my opinion of them being amazing makeup artists.