Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: Beauty Cosmetics 12 PC Synthetic Brush Set

Ever since the makeup bug bit me, I got obsessed with makeup brushes, in finding the best brush set - affordable & good quality. I spent a lot of time browsing different brushes from different brands every single day. I also kept a keen eye on the brush display whenever I visit Landmark. Reading reviews was also part of my quest for the perfect brush set. Being the thrifty person that I am, I looked for the cheapest possible brush set that has a good quality. I even bought a 15pc brush set from Divisoria thinking I had the best deal. Haha! Then I came upon Beauty Cosmetics brushes. Read my Beauty Cosmetics Haul. Let's now proceed to the review, shall we?

Price: The set costs 1250php which I find affordable compared to brush sets from other brands. Your money is definitely worth the kind of brushes you are getting - 12 good quality brushes, each brush having its unique purpose. There's also no spoolie nor lash comb which is a good thing for me!

Brush Roll: The brush roll is made up of faux leather and has a V-shaped self-fastening closure. It's fairly bigger than the 15pc brush set I got from Divisoria. It has 12 pockets but I can fit 15 - 17 brushes because the pockets are a bit spacious. I love how Beauty Cosmetics is neatly engraved at the brush roll. So classy!

And look! It's almost the same as Sigma's Classic Brush Roll which costs 22USD (900php) alone. 

Photo from Sigma Beauty
Density & Bristles: The face brushes are fairly dense but not as much as BC Face Perfection Brush Set. However, I still find them denser than the Artist Brushes from Landmark. The bristles are made up of synthetic fibers which are very soft - not scratchy nor flimsy! The large powder brush is an exception, it pricks my face a bit, sometimes. I did not experience any shedding or bleeding after several washes. 

Handles: Black, sturdy and has a holographic Beauty Cosmetics print on it. Too bad my camera wasn't able to capture the holographic details. The handles provide easy grip because the thickness is just right.

Face brushes include: Large Powder Brush, Flat Top Brush, Foundation Brush and Angled Blush Brush

Large Powder Brush - The largest brush that I own! It's very fluffy and round. I use this in setting my foundation with a loose powder. It's tapered end provide light and even coverage. 
Flat Top Brush - I use this in buffing liquid/cream foundation on the flat areas of my face. I can also use this to set my foundation.
Foundation Brush - I rarely use a foundation brush because I still prefer using my own fingers in applying liquid foundation.
Angled Blush Brush - Perfect for contouring and applying blush/bronzers!

Eye brushes include: Large eye shadow brush, Small eye shadow brush, Concealer brush, Detailer brush, Eyeliner brush, Angled eye shadow brush, Blending brush, Crease/bullet brush

Eye shadow brushes: I use these brushes in applying lid color. Both can pack on the eye shadow well.

Blending brush - Blending is an important step one shouldn't miss in creating any eye makeup. This brush is great in doing the job!
Crease/bullet brush - My favorite brush! I use this brush all the time. It fits perfectly to my crease.

Angled eye shadow brush- The angled end of the brush is great for applying eye shadow on the outer-V.
Eyeliner brush- Can be used in filling out the brows and creating winged tip eyeliner! One of my favorites.

Detailer brush - I think this brush is too thick to be a detailer brush or an eyeliner brush. This can be used as a lip brush though.
Concealer brush - I don't use this as a concealer brush as I prefer using my fingertips. Instead, I use this brush in contouring my nose.

What I like:

  • Fast and hassle-free transaction with Fabshopaholic. I got my order the next day I paid for it.
  • Affordable
  • Locally available
  • Good quality brushes in terms of density, bristles and handles
  • Brush roll makes it easy to carry around
  • Sleek/Classy looking brushes
What I don't like:
  • None at all. I love the brushes!
If you are still in search of the perfect brush set - good quality + affordable, go for Beauty Cosmetics! The brand has a wide selection of makeup brushes. They have new brush sets now. Go check them out! It is the perfect dupe for Sigma. 

Where to get: 1250php at Beauty Cosmetics or Fabshopaholic


  1. wow they do look like they would be very good quality! That's a pretty nice set.

    1. Right! Very much affordable compared to Sigma.

  2. Kamusta naman? Adik ka na a makeup brushes sis. haha I am still banning myself on buying any makeup related products. Haha next year nalang ako babawi. Hope you will enjoy the holiday! :D

    1. Haha, kaya nga eh. Pero contented na ko sa brushes ko ngayon. Okay lang yan, para mapalitan mo na camera mo. Merry Christmas!

  3. thanks for sharing!! indeed they do look pretty nice ^_~

  4. Nice post Iya! :) I'm on a hunt for superb quality and affortable brush sets and this looks promising! It looks like Charm travel pro set. If I may ask, which of the two do you think is better? In terms of quality and bang for the buck?

    -Jaja of beautycolada

    1. Thank you Jaja! In my opinion, both have great quality. Beauty Cosmetics has cheaper brush sets though. :)

  5. OMG!
    i am so gonna buy this,
    i have been eyeing a shop at
    168 but i haven't entered it yet.
    i will definitely buy a brush set.



  6. WAAAAHHH! i want this soo bad!!

    1. You should get it na! Definitely worth it. :)




    1. They are! Especially the large powder brush :)

  8. ok nman b ang shipping?sure b na marereceive ko?im afraid bka its a scam...its gonna be my first time kc...

  9. Great post! I really loved your affordable makeup brush set because of their designs, very useful for everyday makeup routine.. Thank you for sharing this one.

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