My very favorite brushes are from Walmart. At first I thought they were made by some no- name brand... after scouring the package, I literally could not find a brand's name... but the brand is called Paris Presents, according to the website. Maybe I just overlooked it? I have a powder brush, an angled blush/ bronzer brush, and two eye shadow brushes. I love them. So much. Let me explain. They are soft, sooo silky soft, but not wimpy in the least. The bristles are packed in tightly enough that there is enough "firmness" (I suppose that would be the word) so that there in no issue picking up product or applying it to your skin, but they are still soft enough that they do a lovely job blending. I have no clue what they are made of, I can't find that information anywhere. I might check out a package next time I'm visiting Wally World, just in case it has been updated. Mine have not shed a bit, and I've had them for months.
These are some of my favorite Wally- World finds.
*note* This isn't a "haul," I've had a few of these brushes for months. Please note the need for cleaning ;)
My local Walmart has just started carrying Eco Tools brushes, and they are nice, too. So far I have the kabuki and an eyeshadow brush. They are quite affordable and of very nice quality, plus, there is a ton of information on the packaging (these have bamboo handles and synthetic bristles and are "cruelty free.") These do not shed either. The kabuki is not quite as big and fluffy as most others I have came across, but I like it. The handle is easy to grip (not just round and chunky) and there are two different lengths of bristles. The eyeshadow brush works well, but is fairly large. The only way that I can really use it is all over on my lids or for my highlight, because it is too big to be of much use in the crease, outer v, et c. The only other eye shadow brush available by itself is currently out of stock, so if it turns out to be alittle smaller I might just get it. There are a few extremely reasonably priced value sets and a bag (it's really more of an organizer) available as well. All of the individually- sold brushes come in trendy re- useable plastic pouches.
A few other gems from the land of blue- clad employees are a liquid Almay makeup remover and a brush shampoo. I use the make up remover with plain old cotton rounds because A) it is cheaper than buying the pre- soaked wipes and B) this way it will last longer. It is super- gentle on eyes, and I have experienced no irritation or discomfort. Although there is a "clean" scent, it is not overly strong. The brush shampoo is something new that I just found today. It is made by Paris Presents, like some of the brushes, and I've already used it on a few things I didn't mention in this post; it did a great job of cleaning without drying anything out and making them brittle. Maybe now that I no longer have to coax them clean with plain old bar soap I will actually have cleaner brushes more often :)
The Essence of Beauty Crease Duo.
Now, if Walmart is the winner, there has to be a runner- up, right? So I suppose that will go to CVS, which sells a brush line called Essence of Beauty. I have the Crease Duo Brushes and they come in handy with... wait... you'll never guess... my crease and outer v. I bet you would've never guessed, right? These aren't shedders either, and they aren't a bad price. However, they are the only ones I have from that line because I already have a version of most of the brushes they offer. If it's any consolation, the coated wood handles and black metal makes a sleek- looking combination. I will probably be eyeing these on my next stop at CVS for a proper lip brush, something that I am currently without.