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April 14, 2013

Abbamart Make Up Brush Haul | Part One

I'm excited by things that some people will never understand; Delta Goodrem (read about my unhealthy obsession here), post mix Coke (I don't care what you say, it's delicious) and really cheap make up brushes are just a few. Whilst many of the people in my personal life won't be excited by the latter, the people in my blogging life will be. Basically this is a long winded way of saying that, thanks to the lovely Evangeline from makeuptips-blog.com, I've found a new website that sells brushes at amazing prices and, of course, I couldn't resist placing an order.

The site is called Abbamart and, as I said, these brushes are insanely well priced! What I love about this site, also, is that they have a lot of options. There's a combination of natural and synthetic brushes and handle lengths. Yep! Many of the brushes (not all) have the option to be purchased in a variety of lengths, meaning that they will fit in travel cases etc, as well as taller brush holders. 

Anyway, that's enough of the boring information. Let's get into the juicy bit, the stuff I bought! Oh, and before I begin, I apologise for the terrible photos. I never quite realised how difficult it is to photograph make up brushes, especially when you're taking them outside and it's 37 Degrees Celsius. Seriously, what was I thinking? Also, I've had these brushes for about a week now so I'll be able to let you know my initial thoughts. 

Medium Duo Fiber Stippling Brush | Small Duo Fiber Stippling Brush | Apple Blush Cheek Brush

Medium Duo Fiber Stippling Brush
I love this brush and it's great for bronzing and applying powder to my face. 
This brush was $6.50 

Small Duo Fiber Stippling Brush
I bought this brush to highlight and/or contour with and that's exactly what I've been using it for. It's perfect. 
This brush was $6.20 

Apple Blush Cheek Brush
I bought this brush because it reminded me of the Hakuhodo brush that Tanya Burr hauled after IMATS last year (click here to see it). 
It's unlike any blush brush I've tried before and I really like it.
This brush was $6.80
White Goat Eyeshadow Brush | Fluffy Blending Brush | Precision Crease Brush

White Goat Eyeshadow Brush
I picked up three of these brushes. They're similar to my MAC 217 and Sigma E25. I love this style of brush so I figured I could easily do with three more. 
These brushes were $3.20 each

Fluffy Blending Brush
I picked up three of these brushes as well. I've never used a blending brush like this, a longer style brush, and I'm loving them 
These brushes were $3.00 each

Precision Crease Brush
I have two of the ELF crease brushes and I really like them so I was interested to see how this one would compare and, if possible, I like this even more. The tip is more tapered, meaning that it really helps to create nice angles and allows for excellent precision work
This brush was $3.00

Defining Toray Eyeliner Brush | Black Eyelash Curler | Long Handle Lash and Eyebrow Comb

Defining Toray Eyeliner Brush
This brush was highly recommend by Evangeline so I just decided to pick it up. I've used it once since receiving it and I really like it!
This brush was $2.90

Black Eyelash Curler
My eyelash curler needs to be retired. It's only, the pad is cut all the way through and I think it was a freebie from a magazine back when I read Girlfriend. 
This one might not curl as well as my old one but, to be honest, I think I'm still getting used to the spring and working out how much pressure I need to apply. 
This eyelash curler was $2.50

Long Handle Lash and Eyebrow Comb
This was a free gift to celebrate Easter!
This comb will set you back $1.00 
Image from my Instagram. Follow me @Borntobuy

As you can see from the image above, I was super happy with my order and so excited that the brushes arrived. They took almost two weeks to arrive and, given that there were two Easter public holidays in that time period, I was super happy with that! 

After picking up these brushes I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. I'm sure you noticed I called this post a 'Part One' and that's purely because I'll definitely be placing another order soon! I want to get a couple more of the Precision Crease Brushes, as well as a few others I'm wishing I had ordered. 

All up, this whole order cost me $46.95 plus $14.95 in shipping. For just over $60.00, I'm super impressed with how much I was able to purchase (eleven brushes plus an eyelash curler).

Have you tried these brushes before? Would you recommend them? What brushes do you think I need to have in my collection? 
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  1. Super glad to hear you enjoy your new brushes! Abbamart is and always will be my favourite brushes! So soft, such a great selection and of course so cheap! I prefer them over all my other brushes :)

  2. I really want to buy some of those eye brushes!! love this post xx


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