Sunday, May 11, 2014

By Klara Shoppe 5 Pc. Synthetic Brush Set Review

Hello Pinay Beauties! This is such a fail because I scheduled this post to go out last Friday but it wasn't published! Urgh, so frustrating. Anyway I am back with another review and I have been meaning to post this but I want to test out these brushes first and use it in different ways so I can give you a more accurate review.

This 5 pc. Professional Synthetic Brush Set was sent to me by By Klara Shoppe and they are said to be dupes of Real Techniques brushes. I own a few brushes from the said brand so I was able to compare some of the brushes.

The look and feel of the brushes are same as the Real Techniques one, I love the pink ferrule with the rubber on the bottom. However, this set actually reminds me of the Sigmax Face Kabuki brushes, except for the stippling brush. This brushes are soft and easy to wash, I did not experience any shedding or bleeding from them.

I wanted to discuss each brush and their uses, so this post is perfect for those of you who are wondering how to use this brushes.

Flat top brushes are super popular for foundation/base makeup application. This brushes can be used to buff in liquid, cream and powder products on the face. This brush is not as dense as I hope it would be and I find it a bit flimsy for foundation application, but it still does a fair job of buffing it in. I use this though for patting powder on top of my liquid foundation because it gives me the coverage that I like.

This has the same concept as the flat top brush but it is angled so you can go in to those hard to reach places such as under the eyes, sides of the nose, etc. Personally, I love using this for buffing in mineral foundation. It is not as dense as I want it to be, but it works well.

This has a rounder top than the first 2 brushes and this will provide you with a much fuller coverage when buffing in your liquid and cream products because the bristles don't move around as much when blending it in. I use this for applying my Naturactor Concealer/Foundation.

My favorite from this brush set, this makes blending my undereye concealer super duper easy. It is also dense which I like as it provides excellent coverage under the eyes. You can also use this for wet contouring because of its pointed tip.

My second favorite brush from this set. Stippling brushes are used for light foundation application, but it works well on those with almost perfect skin. For me, I don't use them for that purpose because I need coverage, however, this is my favorite brush for applying blushes. Because it provides light application, it blends my blush really well providing me with that flush effect.

What I like about this product:
- You get 5 brushes for ₱700 only.
- Easy to use and wash.
- Did not shed or bled.
- Brushes are multi-functional.
- Super soft and did not scratch my face.

What I didn't like about this product:
- Not as dense as I want it to be.
- Available online.

Overall, I like this brushes, but I've tried better. My favorites are the Tapered and Stippling brushes, and they are the ones that I use regularly and I recommend them. The rest, I gave them away to my cousins. This is the perfect set if you are just a beginner, since it has all you need to complete your base makeup, but if you are like me who have tried/own brushes from say Real Techniques, Sigma, Charm and/or xoBeauty then you can give this set a pass. But, if this hasn't been sent to me, I might still pick it up just for the tapered and stippling brushes.

I hope you enjoy this review loves, and let me know your thoughts on the comments down below. Which of these brushes would you like to try, or what are your favorites brushes for foundation, bronzer, blush, concealer application? Would love to see your answers!

As always, stay pretty everyone! Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there! I will see you in my next post, goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. CJMay 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Awesome set!

  2. RattusMay 12, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Wow I really thought they were Real Techniques coz they look so alike! Anyway checking it out now =)