3 thoughts on “CHIC REPUBLIC 10 Piece Kabuki Contouring Makeup Brush Set with Beauty Sponge Blender, Rose Gold

  1. Rebecca
    55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My new favorite brushes !!, October 28, 2015
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    Rebecca

    This review is from: CHIC REPUBLIC 10 Piece Kabuki Contouring Makeup Brush Set with Beauty Sponge Blender, Rose Gold (Misc.)
    I had been looking at makeup brush sets on Amazon for a while, and I finally decided to buy one. This set seems to be a very good (though not exact) dupe for the 10 piece Sigmax Essential Kit from Sigma.

    Some good things about this makeup brush set:

    1) These brushes are very soft. I’m talking s o f t. They are much softer than my BareMinerals brushes and another synthetic brush set I purchased from Amazon in the past. One time I found myself in the bathroom and picked up one of these brushes; I stood there playing with the brush and rubbing it against my face for a solid 15 minutes. So soft. So fun.

    2) The size and density of these brushes (or at least the larger ones) are great. They are much denser than some of the more expensive brushes I’ve purchased in the past, yet they are not at all too stiff, as is sometimes the case with dense brushes.

    3) These really are exceptional quality for the price. I would have happily purchased this brush set for double the price. Their quality is significantly better than some brushes that I spent $7-20 on (per piece!).

    4) I was really pleased with the brush guide that the company sends with the brushes. It is so much easier to reference the guide to know what type of makeup each brush is optimized for, rather than having to guess or look it up. Huge time saver.

    Some not-so-great things about this makeup brush set:

    1) This is something that really got to me. Hoooo boy. The density of the smaller precision brushes is entirely inconsistent. The small tapered contouring brush and precision flat angled brush were so dense and stiff that they could probably be used to stab someone. Be careful not to poke your eyes. Meanwhile, the small angled contouring brush is the complete polar opposite. When I push the bristles aside, the ferrule (metal part) only appears to be about three fourths full. Yikes. Luckily, I expect to be using the larger brushes more often, so hopefully this doesn’t pose too big a problem.

    2) There was a bit of shedding upon opening the package and initial washing. It was only a few bristles though, nothing too major. It’s definitely manageable. So far, no bristles have shed during makeup application, only one or two during washes. Also, one or two bristles in each brush were a bit taller than the rest, but no biggie.

    3) I had hoped that the tapered contouring brush would be more… tapered. It is almost identical in shape to the flawless mineral kabuki brush.

    4) As expected, the beauty blender is fake. I had at least hoped that it would be a good quality replica. It’s not. This sponge is extremely stiff, and not at all porous, bouncy, and squishy like the original. It is also difficult to wash thoroughly because the stiffness makes it hard to squeeze out. I purchased a blending sponge from Marshalls for ~$6 that was infinitely better than this one. This sponge would probably be put to better use as a stress ball.

    5) Upon initial opening, there were bits of glue stuck to some of the ferrules. However, they were very easy to scrape off with my fingernail, so it’s no big deal. The feel and finish of the handle also feels a little cheap, but not terribly. And hey, they did come at a great price, and the feel of the handles don’t affect what the makeup looks like on your face.

    Overall, these cons are easily surpassed by the great quality and value of these brushes, and I still feel that it is a five star product.

    In the images I attached, I have labeled each brush with the name of its Sigma counterpart. Makes it a whole lot easier to follow online tutorials.

    I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. If you found this review helpful, please let me know!!

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  2. Anonymous
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    So far so good!!, September 12, 2017
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    Maggie A (New York) –

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    This review is from: CHIC REPUBLIC 10 Piece Kabuki Contouring Makeup Brush Set with Beauty Sponge Blender, Rose Gold (Misc.)
    FIRST IMPRESSION: I just received this today!!! Brushes came in intact, super soft but has a slight chemical smell (I’m sure this just needs a good wash). The handle feels nice smooth and solid has a little weight to them (they feel like BH Cosmetics brushes). I’ll update once I’ve washed and used them throughly!

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  3. Anonymous
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I love them. They are very soft and the handle …, March 6, 2017
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    Tay

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    This review is from: CHIC REPUBLIC 10 Piece Kabuki Contouring Makeup Brush Set with Beauty Sponge Blender, Rose Gold (Misc.)
    I love them. They are very soft and the handle is nice and firm and not wobbly like some bushes. They can a day late but that did bother me. I would highly recommend this product to any one.
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