Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

How much???For a brush??

(19 Posts)
Ginmakesitallok Thu 04-Feb-16 13:38:47

I popped into town this morning and thought I'd treat myself to some new makeup in mac. On spur of the moment I picked up a foundation brush, thinking it would be about a tenner.


Don't tell dp!!

Cheesymonster Thu 04-Feb-16 14:03:18

For that price I'd want it to come to life like the broomsticks in Fantasia and put my makeup on for me while I slept wink

Ginmakesitallok Thu 04-Feb-16 14:15:31

I've just tried it out, and it IS a nice brush, but no micky magic.

Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 04-Feb-16 16:38:11

OP that's a lot of only but I've heard they last forever and don't shed bristles so it'll pay for itself in time. I hope you feel better!

By the way can anyone back this up?

HairsprayQueen Thu 04-Feb-16 16:45:17

I stumbled on to QVC last night and saw they had a foundation brush for about £55, I was like shock but then I saw it spun round and round all by itself. It was amazing yet crap all at the same time!

Ginmakesitallok Thu 04-Feb-16 16:53:23

Given that I haven't spent a penny on foundation brushes in 42 years I'm not sure the "it'll pay for itself" argument would work! I'm trying to imagine dp's face if I told him that!

Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 04-Feb-16 18:41:12

Ah OK. Well given you needed a new brush... You know the saying, 'buy cheap twice'. I'm really trying to help here. smile

Kennington Thu 04-Feb-16 21:43:01

Do they use a magic glue to stick the bristles onto the brush?
Be careful not to soak it while cleaning it otherwise that 33 quid won't last.

mrslebon Thu 04-Feb-16 21:46:01

Real Techniques brushes are pretty good and offer a cheaper alternative! I buy mine from Amazon.

mincepieprivateeye Thu 04-Feb-16 21:52:40

I did something similar once but with moisturiser. No assistant on the counter in Boots so I picked up what looked like the same as I'd had before and put it in my basket. Off I goes to get my other bits and bobs then off to the till yo pay. shock my face when it came to over £100, turns out this little pot of cream was £60 not the twenty odd I'd had before and before anyone asks no it wasn't bloody with it! Lesson learned, put your glasses on and check the price blush

mowglik Thu 04-Feb-16 21:56:27

iloveto my Mac brushes all shed like hell and that's a common complaint of mac brushes. I'm surprised you've heard that they don't shed!

I prefer real technique but MAC eye brushes and stippling brushes for foundation are very good.

Keep it well shaped OP (washing often and storing in the plastic cover to keep its shape) and it will last a long time (some of mine are 15years + old and still in good nick despite shedding bits now and then)

Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 04-Feb-16 23:47:37

Oh no! There is a thread on here saying the RT brushes shed and Mac are much better. I'm confused now. I only have non-big name ones and am on the look out for recs for good ones. I've also heard Zoeva are good but who knows now! Like OP says, it's an expensive business.

Dontlaugh Thu 04-Feb-16 23:53:59

Artists paintbrushes, natural fibres, and a fraction of the price.
Can't believe there isn't a thread on this.

amazonianwoman Fri 05-Feb-16 00:24:28

I've had a Mac brush for 17 years, no shedding whatsoever.

CoolToned Fri 05-Feb-16 22:23:15

I just bought a bunch of Real Techniques and Ecotools. My total was $47 AUD.

If you would like to check out iHerb, please use my rewards account:

I also buy Quest protein bars from them (cheaper than SRP here in Aus!) and Jason shampoo.

Ifonlyiweretaller Fri 05-Feb-16 23:01:43

My Mac brushes shed ridiculously. I had black hairs on my chin my chin chin and the rest of my face after applying foundation with one. I have a Trish McEvoy one now which I love. Have also bought some real techniques ones recently, some better than others.

beautyadoration Sat 06-Feb-16 00:35:44

Most of MAC brushes are meant to be worth the money. If you experience any problems with shedding, make sure you take it back because for that price it should be perfect. I'd opt for Real Techniques in the future :-) or some ZOEVA brushes, pricey, but you do get a lovely set for around £60.00 which will have you covered for all of your makeup needs!

MadameDePompom Sat 06-Feb-16 00:45:47

My Mac brushes also shred like mo'fos.

I much prefer Eco Tools, Real Technique or Zoeva. All better, all cheaper

rainingsleepingbags Sat 06-Feb-16 00:50:32

I thought you might be talking about a hairbrush so came on here to rant about Mason Pearsons.

$300AUD to rip my hair to shreds and spread grease all over my scalp. Worst purchase ever.

Their combs are nice though.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: