If you haven't heard of KMS makeup brushes yet, I wouldn't be so surprised. Unlike popular brands and those uncommon ones only usually found at online stores, this brand can be usually found in the cheapo section, among Chinese-named makeup products, that you usually don't bother browsing around.
I can't really blame you there because usually, they only mean low quality, toxic ingredients, and all other excuses you associate with untrustworthy manufacturing. And you have a point there really. Usually, you're right about these assumptions.
But once in a while, there are products from this section that make the cut (and we have proven this one too many times with other products). It's the KMS makeup brush for this instance.
I recently got the KMS 506 foundation brush at the local mall when I was browsing through the makeup racks passing the time.
What made me decide to get it are:
- The handle is pink so it's cute.
- It's short so it's handy for travel.
- The bristles are soft. Not nylon-ish like my ELF foundation brush.
- It's two-toned.
- I needed to get a new foundie brush.
- I've already tried a nameless kabuki brush from the same rack in the past and it worked so so well.
- It's super cheap at Php39.75
Usually, the major concern we have for buying cheap products is if we can get our money's worth out of it. Cheap usually means easily-torn so it's still best to get expensive ones that allow us to use it for years and years.
However, I won't be able to tell you that for this particular brush because I only got it pretty recently. But since I'm pretty much careful with my brushes and I don't wear foundation too often, and this brush is pretty much decently made that's why I got it in the first place, I'm guessing I can pretty much get my money's worth out of it. But in case I'm wrong, I'll tell you about it, too. :)
So, in the short time that I have this brush in my possession, here is my review on it:
- Super affordable at Php39.75
- Easily found at local department stores
- Soft and fine bristles for its price
- Handy; good for travel
- Please, let me say PINK!
- I'm not so sure about the ferrule
- You need to use it gently for fear of tear and wear
- So far, I've only seen basic brushes from this line. No fancy angled-something-something brushes yet.
I'm really ecstatic about this buy. Once again, it has proved to me that great products need not be expensive. And the next time I need new makeup brushes, this brand is the first one I'll check out.