We’ve all seen the craze of Oval brushes all over social media. Pretty much every makeup artist & beauty blogger has featured them on their page. Some brands are ridiculously expensive, but recently there has been an influx of cheaper brands of oval brushes. The question is though, are they worth it? Or is it overrated? And what is the difference between oval brushes and normal brushes.
What is an oval brush you may ask? It basically looks like a small hair brush you apply your makeup with. They come in all different sizes and can be used to apply cream, liquid and/or powder products. What is the difference between oval and normal brushes? The biggest difference is the shape. You can see in the image above they are shaped similar to a hair brush. Long handle, and a nice big oval head. Some of the smaller ones actually have round heads which are used for a more precise application. Also the bristles on these brushes are VERY dense and made wit synthetic hair. Compared to normal brushes, these have a lot more hair on them and are probably the most dense brushes I have used. I myself own quite a few of these brushes, from different brands and all different sizes. My own experience with these has been MAGICAL.
To be completely honest, I was also very sceptical about the hype of these over social media. How could the be so amazing and how do you even use them?! Were my thoughts. Until I received my very first oval brush from Ayva brushes. Not only does this brush feel amazing on my face, the bristles are super soft and blend my makeup like butter. I now use them for everything, applying my foundation, concealer, cream contour – even to powder contour my nose! Everything just blends so seamlessly when I use these. I have since come to own multiple brands of oval brushes and can seriously not get enough.
Of course as with pretty much everything in this world, these can come a bit pricy. But thankfully there are brands out there that will suit everyones budget. You can buy a basic set from Ebay for around $15 -which will do the job (only thing I find with these is the handles aren’t as sturdy). MyMakeupBrushSet has some awesome sets as well for around $30, but if you want something with a little more pizazz I would recommend the Artis Elite Brush collection. They seem brushes individual as well, but these ones are a little bit more pricy than the others.
Have you tried Oval Bushes before? what are your thoughts? Do you prefer these over normal brushes? Let me know in the comments below!
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