Last week I received my prize from a Sleek competition. I was going to use the brushes for a week, wash them and use them for another week but I have fully developed my thoughts on them so I think it's time! I also washed a few earlier today so I can tell you how they hold up.
My camera is playing up so unfortunately I haven't got photos of the individual brushes, but I will soon!
I'll start with the positives: I like all of the small brushes, especially the light brown ones as they're so soft yet dense.
The light brown small concealer brush is perfect for filling in my eyebrows. There is an eyebrow brush - slanted, black and firm but I prefer to use a softer one.
There is a small (Yep you've guessed it, light brown!) rectangle brush perfect for lining your eyes.
The lip brush, also light brown is very handy as it slides in and out of a silver lid, so you can pop it in your bag and touch up throughout the day.
The foundation brush is very soft and firm, making it perfect for application.
Now for the bad:
I really don't like the powder brush and blusher brush; the two largest black ones. They feel quite scratchy (Especially compared to my ELF Studio brushes) and the first time I used the powder brush, it shed three hairs! Since I've had my ELF Complexion brush, it hasn't shed one.
I then washed the powder brush earlier and yet three more hairs fell out (I was extremely gentle with the brush too) but the most horrendous thing about this brush is this:
The colour ran! Can you believe that? As soon as the brush made contact with the water, black water just kept coming out.
This is such a shame because the other brushes are great, it's just these black ones which:
1. Are slightly scratchy
2. Shed hair
3. Turns everything black when comes into contact with water!
Overall, I rate this set as 60-70% positive. I know 30% negative for 2 or 3 brushes might sound steep, but you have to consider that powder and blusher brushes, to me, are the two most important brushes to have in a set.