new makeup brushes

I ordered these brushes a couple of weeks ago and they’re finally here! I don’t own many makeup brushes. I think it also encourages me to use makeup more because I feel more encouraged to use them! I bought my first set of brushes a year ago. Thats right, you heard me. A YEAR AGO. Previously I was using my fingers to apply my makeup because I felt it was just easier to do. I think i’ve realised since then that brushes do help with application because it means I can spread out product more evenly and I’m not transferring bacteria from my fingers to my face. I think applying makeup to my face with my fingers previously also encouraged pimples and since I’ve used brushes, my skin problems have decreased dramatically!

I started buying one or two brushes from random makeups stores around the Sydney CBD but then realised that the hairs in the brushes started to fall out really quickly. My very first set of brushes I bought were off ebay! They were the Jessup brushes and I bought a set of 12 pink brushes. I still use them to this day and I love them! These ones so far have no fallout and fingers crossed they will stay that way!

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These three brushes I use for my blush, translucent powder and contour mainly. I alternate between Benefit’s Hoola and Anastasia’s cream contour kit and I find that the bottom brush does well in spreading and softening my contour!

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The first two brushes I use mainly for eyeshadow as they help to spread the pigment out more around my eyes. The third one I use for my eyebrows.

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I havn’t touched this brush at all because I’m not sure what to use it for! I guess I could use it for some of my powders also!

Has anyone else bought Jessup brushes or other brushes online? How well would you rate them?

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  • Yuka Suzuki

    these brushes are so, so pretty! I loveeeee the colours – the rose golds and the pink make them look so sleek! Were they expensive? I might try these out. It’s so hard to find good brushes these days. Thanks for sharing Susy xxxxxx Hope you’re doing well πŸ™‚

    http://www.erdalandyuka.com

    • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

      haha they actually werent expensive! I got them from aliexpress for about $10 for the set!
      hope uni is treating you alright aswell Yuka! do you have mid sem break soon?

      • Yuka Suzuki

        they’re soooo gorgeous! Yes – after this week of Uni we have a mid sem break! How about you? Are you planning on doing anything or going anywhere? I hopeeee we can meet up some time πŸ™‚ xx

        • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

          I dont have a break until june! πŸ™ But the good thing is I only have placement and uni 3 days a week! I’m going to a beachhouse with a couple of friends over the weekend which should be fun! going to try my hand at fishing haha. Yesss we should meet up soon πŸ˜€ would be amazing to meet you in person! Hope you have a great easter! Any plans for you?

  • http://www.lumiereandlens.com/ Alyse (J.X.L.)

    These are gorgeous brushes. They look a lot like the Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes. I want to get a set for my vanity because of how beautiful they are (shallow, I know!).

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Yours is really pretty – I followed! x

    • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

      Hey Alyse! Thanks for visiting πŸ˜€ haha ye they do look like them! Theyre dupes though so I got them for a discounted price. Wish I could afford to buy the real ones!

  • http://www.samio.co.uk/ Samio Olowu

    I’ve never seen these Jessup brushes before but they are sooo pretty. The colours are just beautiful. I don’t even need new brushes but now I’ve got my eye one these!

    Samio
    http://www.samio.co.uk

    • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

      yesss as soon as you search ‘jessup brushes’ on ebay there are HEAPS of sellers that sell them and they’re good quality for being such a cheap product!

  • https://www.diagonsally.com Sally

    Oh these brushes look so lovely! I really need to pull my act together when it comes to brushes, I have about four and a half brushes. Two four face, two four eyes and half for whatever haha because the handle fell off!

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • http://waterlemons.net Susy M

      hahahaha i had to re-read the sentence when you said you had four and a half brushes! haha would you be able to glue the handle back on?

  • http://www.amourjnfr.com Jennifer Hua

    I’ve heard of jessup brushes before and they look really nice. This set you picked up is really nice and very dupable to the real tech metal ones, which in my opinion are way over priced for what they are. I was sent one if their brushes and although it is nice I know I would never fork out that amount of money for them. These will definitely be on my list to pick up when I need to get more brushes. I have so many brushes, I find theyre just a staple in my collection and I love discovering new ones to try. These jessup brushes will look so pretty on my table! πŸ™‚

    Jennifer | Amour JNFR