I received the Zoeva Classic Brush Set as a gift from the Mister last year. I mentioned something about ‘German engineering’ and all of a sudden he thought it was an excellent idea to add eight more brushes to my pretty extensive collection!
Zoeva recently became available in Selfridges but he ordered mine online so they came from Germany about three days after they were ordered. The collection consists of four face and four eye brushes all housed in a very large, chic faux leather bag. All of the brushes have laquered black handles, silver ferrules and synthetic bristles which are soft and very easy to clean (even the white haired brushes).
The Eye Brushes
227 Luxe Soft Definer Brush
The paddle shape makes it great for blending but I have also used it to pack on colour if they are pressed very hard in the pan and need a bit of work to be picked up.
228 Luxe Crease Brush
The MAC 217 dupe – although it is slightly larger with longer bristles. My crease on my lid is not that big so I prefer a small brush to place the colour in the crease. This brush however is great for blending out the colour above the crease as I have hooded lids and have quite a lot of space between the crease and my brow. It is also great for blending out the edge of a cream eyeshadow product.
230 Luxe Pencil Brush
I didn’t think that I needed a pencil brush until I got this one. Placing colour under the lower lash line without taking it too far down my face is a breeze and inner corner colour placement is much more precise. One of my favourites.
317 Wing Liner Brush
This is the best brush for creating winged liner that I have EVER used. The first time I created wing using gel liner I was surprised and thought that it was one of those flukes that could not be repeated. But it was regardless of the product my wing looked amazing. The angle on the brush as well as the density of the bristles – (dense but not too dense) make the perfect combination for winged liner, micro liner whether you are using a gel, creating a liquid liner by foiling a shadow or using a mascara or liquid liner product. Love it.
The Face Brushes
105 Luxe Highlighter Brush
This is my favourite shape of brush – ever. I have this shape in large or small. The benefit of this shape for highlighter. I can pick up product with the very tip and highlight under the brow. I use the side of the brush to pick up the highlighter as it applies the colour in a more diffuse manner. I can also powder under my eyes, apply blusher, highlight my chin and the middle of my five head. Great brush.
125 Stippling Brush
If you want light coverage of a liquid foundation or alphabet cream (bb/cc/dd) this brush does a really good job. This tends to be my weekend face brush.
128 Cream Cheek Brush
This is designed for cream product and it does blend out contour and blush and highlight really well but it also picks up powders for the cheek really well and the angled shape makes application really easy.
142 Concealer / Buffer Brush
This brush surprised me but I now use it every day. The short densely packed brushes do a better job of providing flawless concealer application than a traditional flat brush in my opinion. You can get right into the nooks and crannies around the eyes and the nose. From more cream textures like Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage to liquid textures be it concealer or foundation.
This is a really good brush set – it contains everything you need and at £60, great value. The construction is sturdy and the synthetic bristles are