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Happy Tuesday, everyone! In a previous post, I shared my first impression on my new brush set by Mikasa Beauty. If interested in purchasing brushes from them use my code CAROLCHANG25 for 25% off your entire purchase.
My order consisted of Complete Eye Set & Lemon drop:
- 1 of Mikasa E100 – Angled Liner Brush
- 1 of Mikasa E110 – Eye Liner Brush
- 1 of Mikasa E200 – Angled Shadow Brush
- 1 of Mikasa E230 – Eye Shader Brush
- 1 of Mikasa E240 – Short Eye Shader Brush
- 1 of Mikasa E300 – Blending Brush
- 1 of Mikasa E310 – Pencil Brush
- 1 of Mikasa E320 – Tapered Blending Brush
- 1 of Mikasa E330 – Large Blending Brush
- 1 of Mikasa E400 – Double Ended Brow Brushes
- 1 of Mikasa S100 – Lemon Drop
Mikasa S100 Lemon Drop | $11
This is a bright yellow makeup sponge made out of non-latex foam. The yellow reminds me of Drybar products. I’ve tried various makeup sponges from the Beauty Blender, Pony Effect Pebble Sponge, and Real Techniques. Despite trying different brands, my Beauty Blender is still my favorite and I was excited to see how the Lemon Drop would compare. After using the Lemon Drop a couple of times, I think that it is a good alternative for the Beauty Blender. When wet, the sponge expands and blends in foundation well. I still think the Beauty Blender is better but if I had to pick a cheaper alternative I would pick the Lemon drop over other competitors. Compared to the Beauty Blender, the Lemon Drop is a little bit denser.
Mikasa E100 Angled Liner Brush | $11
The angled brush is ideal for drawing a cat eye with gel eyeliner or even for defining eyebrows. This brush is made out of synthetic hair allowing the brush to be used with gel, cream, and powder brushes. When I don’t want a softer look, I spray this brush with fix plus and dip it into an eyeshadow and line my eyes.The brush is soft on the skin and dense.
Mikasa E110 Eye Liner Brush | $11
This thin brush is good for getting really close to the lash line and creating a thin natural line. I personally wouldn’t reach for this brush that often because I use a liquid eyeliner when I want a thin precise line.
Mikasa E200 Angled Shadow Brush | $12
The curved bristles on this brush make it ideal for blending around the inner corners and I could see it used for applying highlighter as well.
Mikasa E230 Eye Shader Brush | $12
I love this brush. The white goat hair brush has a round tapered head which makes it ideal for applying eyeshadow all over the lid. Personally, I lean towards white brushes so I can see which brushes I need to clean.
Mikasa E240 Short Eye Shader Brush | $12
This brush has short goat hair bristles with a rounded head. The short bristles allow the brush to pack on color. I can also see this brush used to smudge eyeshadow along the lash line. I have yet to try that. Mikasa E300 Blending Brush | $12
This blending brush works so well! The bristles are made out of soft goat hair with slightly tapered bristles. I think blending brushes are a must in anyone’s brush arsenal. Sometimes it’s just blend blend blend and eyeshadow looks amazing!!!
Mikasa E310 Pencil Brush | $12
This brush can be used to apply eyeshadow in the outer v or in the inner corner. The soft rounded tip is made out of goat hair and is pretty precise. I find myself reaching for this brush over my Morphe brush.Mikasa E320 Tapered Blending Brush | $12
This is larger blending brush than E300. I use a clean fluffy brush to blend out the eyeshadow for a softer edge on the outside towards the brow bone. The bristles are made out of goat hair and the tapered bristles allow me to get into my crease and smooth out the transition shade as well.Mikasa E330 Large Blending Brush | $12
This brush is sooo fluffy! I use it to blend and to apply light washes of color. Last weekend I used it to apply a light shimmery shade on the center of my lids and it was so pretty! I could see this also used as a precision highlighter brush for the nose and philtrum.
Mikasa E400 Double Ended Brow Brush | $12
This brush is made out of synthetic fibers. One end is used for applying brow products and the spoolie is used to blend. Right now this is my favorite brow brush. It helps me fill in and define my invisible eyebrows.
I would highly recommend buying a set of brushes from Mikasa
Beauty. The brushes are high quality at an affordable price. Both the synthetic and natural hair on the brushes were soft and durable. Again, if you are interested in purchasing brushes use my promo code for 25% off CAROLCHANG25
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