I think it is fair to say that Zoeva Brushes have taken the Instagram world by storm…that is where I first found the brand and fell in love with the stylish and quality design of their brushes. For reaching 1000 followers on Instagram earlier this year, I was treated with the Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Set Volume 1, so today I’m going to tell you all about this very pretty set!
First I’ll tell you a little bit more about the brand. It was set up by Zoe Boikou in 2008 and has an aim of making women feel better about themselves and help their self-confidence grow, especially those who have experienced hard times. Zoeva has quickly grown as a brand selling a range of products from brushes to makeup. You can see the full range of products on the Zoeva website here. The website does post to the UK, however postage was £7.50 when I purchased my set. Selfridges also stocks Zoeva.
Now on to the Rose Golden Complete Set Vol. 1. The set contains 15 makeup brushes; 7 face brushes 8 eye brushes. Each brush has a dark handle with a rose golden ‘ferrule’; the website describes it as romantic copper which I think is a great description. The handle of each has the brand name and the name of the brush in rose gold which is very classy and useful. The fifteen brushes are packaged in a brown brush clutch which is a great size. The leather look clutch has the brand name in rose gold coloured metal on the front, with a rose gold coloured zip. The detail is lovely, even having a rose gold coloured zip compartment inside the clutch.
The set contains the following face brushes:
- 103 Defined Buffer: This brush is for applying and blending out foundation. The bristles are tightly packed with the brush being angled in a slope to fit all parts of the face. The brush blends foundation beautifully. Due to the size of this brush I have found it perfect for applying and blending cream blush.
- 106 Powder: This is the largest brush in the collection and is for application of pressed and loose powder. I really like this brush for applying bronzer. It applies a nice amount blending well into the skin.
- 109 Luxe Face Paint: This is a flat, narrow brush containing a natural-synthetic hair. I absolutely love this brush, I thought my contour game was good before but after using this brush I realised what I was missing. I literally make my contour line and then blend them out with the lovely soft bristles, it just blends the powder so well!
- 112 Face Curve: This is an old style foundation brush. If I am honest I haven’t used it at all yet and don’t know if I ever will.
- 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek: This brush has a mix of natural and synthetic bristles perfect for blending powder blush, or even blending out a contour. The bristles are angled and perfect for blending. A nice amount of product is picked up and I would recommend this to anyone. In comparison to my previous blush brush, this is relatively small but I much prefer this as it means that my blush is applied exactly where I want it to be!
- 129 Luxe Fan: I mainly use this brush for applying highlighter to my cheek bones and down the centre of my nose. It is so soft and applies the perfect amount of powder. It is also great for cleaning any fall out from eyeshadows under the eye.
- 142 Concealer Buffer: This final face brush has quite tightly packed bristles and as the name suggests if for buffing concealer into the skin, however it reminds me of one of the brushes in Real Techniques eye shadow brush set. I haven’t used this brush to date.
The eye brush selection is amazing:
- 226 Smudger: This brush has short and tightly packed bristles to apply shadow tightly under the bottom lash line, or on the upper lash line. I can be used on powder, kohl and cream. I really like this brush for precision and then buffing.
- 227 Luxe Soft Definer: This soft blending brush is very similar to the MAC 217 brush. Its mix of natural and synthetic bristles make it perfect for blending in the crease and outer corners. It is flat in shape with an oval top.
- 228 Luxe Crease: This blending brush is tapered and is more tightly packed than the 227 brush. I really like this brush for placing darker colours in the crease as I find it more precise, than the 227 brush, however it still has the great blending quality.
- 230 Luxe Pencil: This brush is a game changer for me. I have never owned a brush like this before. It is made with the same mix of natural and synthetic bristles as mentioned above has a pointed triangular shape. I mainly use this for the outer ‘v’ shape placing darker colours and blending. It can also be used for smudging shadows along the lash line, or smudging eye liner.
- 234 Luxe Smoky Shader: I use this brush to place shadow all over the lid and blend in different shades together.
- 310 Spot Liner: This is a precise liner brush, however it is so short that I haven’t tried to use it yet. Maybe I am too early judging this brush but I don’t think it will be useful for me. If this changes, I will keep you updated.
- 317 Wing Liner: A great shaped eyeliner brush.
- 322 Brown Line: This brush is great for applying concealer under and above the eyebrow. Its main use if for applying powder to the brows, however I don’t use powder at the minute so haven’t tried this.
Costing £110, a good question is if they are worth the money? YES, without a doubt the set is amazing. Although there are three brushes I haven’t used to date (112, 142 and 310) the rest I use practically everyday. I can’t recommend them enough. They all clean so easily and apply makeup beautifully. The quality really shines through and in my opinion this brush set is a brilliant investment in your makeup collection; what is the point in having great products without the tools to apply them!
I know this is a wordy and detailed review, but if you would like to know anything more, leave me a comment below.
Thanks for reading,
Being Graceful xx