Yes, you read that right.
I fell in love the moment I took out the three Zoeva brushes I bought from Luxola out of their zippered pouches and felt their soft bristles for the first time. I imagined I was feeling up a couple of rabbit tails.
Here now is my review of those 3 brushes and a bit of a comparison with some of my Sigma brushes.
127 Luxe Sheer Cheek
If you want to try your hand at contouring and get too intimidated by those paddle shaped contour brush, then I highly recommend this. It defines a subtle contour, easily shaping the hollows beneath your cheekbones that looks natural and doesn’t seem to shout “trying too hard.” I’ve also been using it to apply my blushes and I much prefer it to the Sigma as it feels more dense and has less “give” to deposit enough color and blend it beautifully on the cheeks. Last but not the least, the angled brush serves to apply the right amount of highlighter on the tops of the cheekbones. The end look? You’ve got a naturally contoured cheeks with a healthy looking flush. If that doesn’t tempt you, I don’t know what will.
The 127 is definitely denser beside the Sigma F40.
Where has this brush been hiding all my life? It’s the answer to my everlasting dilemma of pulling a complete smokey eye look and mirroring the colors of the upper lid to the lower lash line. The problem has always been applying too much eyeshadow or looking like I deliberately left the eyeshadow unblended on the lower lash line. But not anymore. Ever since I got this brush, smudging eyeliners and creating a smokey eye is one step easier. Whew! I believe the secret to its effectiveness is in the length and thickness of its bristles, 6mm and 2mm, respectively. The brush is dense enough to pack and smudge the color but soft enough that it won’t irritate the skin.
229 Eye Finish
When I started using this, I realized something wrong with my relationship with the Sigma E40, I needed a more tapered blending brush in my life (and for my hooded lids) because it works better to blend and contour eyeshadows on my sockets. True, the duo fibers doesn’t pick up much color but it lets me have a precise control over how much definition I want on my crease. It lets me build up the shade on my lids to my liking too especially if I decide to wear only one eyeshadow shade. Slowly but surely they say. Also, it helps me create a softer look with most dark eyeshadows if I prefer it instead.
Tapered blending brush vs. a “more” tapered brush.
All three brushes are shorter in comparison to my Sigma ones. The handles of the Sigma brushes are thicker and heavier. Picking up any of the Zoeva brushes actually feels more comfortable and less awkward, like they just fit better in the palm of my hand.
I truly hope this post has convinced you how wonderful Zoeva brushes are, or at least the ones I have, that you’ll immediately try them out yourselves.
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