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Jessup Pro Brushes  |  £11.62
The original Kabuki style Jessup brushes (also knows as the eBay brushes) broke out in our blogging world sometime last year. They made a HUGE impact as they were super cheap, great quality and comparable to the infamous Sigma brushes but at a fraction of the price. The Jessup brushes have now upgraded and developed to be much more soft, fluffy and gentle on the skin. The range has also been extended with a few extra brushes added- how handy!

As soon as I opened the package, it smelt strongly of paint so I had to wash them straight away before using it on my skin. During the first wash, I experienced minimal shedding from a few brushes and less shedding to none on my third wash. The smell disappeared after the first wash and dried quickly overnight. (click here) to read up on how I wash my brushes.

The 14 piece brush set comes with 7 face brushes and 7 eye brushes. The larger brushes come with brush guards which is good to put back onto the brushes whilst they dry after washing to keep its shape.


Large Powder Brush : Mac 134 Large Powder Brush (pictured below)
This large rounded paddle brush can be used to apply powder to set your foundation.
(photo credit xoxoemmy

Tapered Face Brush : Mac 150 Large Powder Brush (pictured below)
This brush is much more dense than the Jessup Large Powder Brush. It can be used for bronzers, blushers or powder applications (especially under the eyes and the t-zone).
(photo credit makeupandbeauty)

Powder Brush: Mac 129 Brush (pictured below)
Perfect sized brush to apply bronzer on the temples and blush on the cheeks.

(photo credit makeupandbeauty)

Duo Fibre Brush: Mac 130 Duo Fibre Brush (pictured below)
The duo fibre brushes in general are meant for cream products such as foundations, concealers, contours and blushers. I've always reached for my sponges so I don't really get to use them but can be handy while my sponges are being washed.
(photo credit hayasblog

Tapered Highlighter Brush
For applying highlighter on top of the cheekbones, forehead and down the nose.

Large Concealer Brush
I haven't really used this for concealer but it's always handy to have a flat brush like this to apply a face mask evenly and smoothly on the face.

Large Fluff Brush: Mac 227 Large Fluff Brush (pictured below)
I've used this brush to draw out my contour on my nose, cheeks and forehead. It's also good for highlighting cheek bones and blending concealer around the brows.
(photo credit sponzhik)


Tapered Blending Brush: Mac 222 Tapered Blending Brush [discontinued] 
Just your normal blending brush. This is similar to the Mac 217, however this is better for people with smaller or hooded eyes for precised blending. 
(photo credit temptalia)

Blending Brush: Mac 217 Blending Brush (pictured below)
The brush every eyeshadow-lover must own! It's good for blending, shadow application and clearing up fall outs. I mentioned this in my 'TOP 3 Blending Brushes' post (click here).
(photo credit szivarvanyszinpillango)

Concealer Brush: Mac 195 Concealer Brush (pictured below)
I purchased the Mac version after seeing jmaybelline on instagram use it in her infamous lipstick application videos to sharpen the edges of the lips. The Jessup's version works just as well. It's also good for applying concealer in targeted areas such as around the nose and the inner corners of the eyes. 
(photo credit queridaga)

Flat Definer Brush: Mac 212 Flat Definer Brush (pictured below)
I guess this brush can be used to fill in the brows or apply concealer under the brows but it's not angled at all. You can snip the ends to make it an angle brush- that way it'd be much more versatile. It can also be used to apply and smudge eyeshadows on the lower lash line.
(photo credit morrmenekse)

Short Shader Brush: Mac 228 Mini Shader Brush (pictured below)
This brush can be used to apply highlight in more targeted areas such as the inner corner of the eyes and under the brows- it also does a fab job of blending eyeshadows on the lash line. 
(photo credit temptalia)

Small Tapered Brush: Mac 224 Tapered Blending Brush (pictured below)
Works very similarly to Mac 222 and Mac 217, it's just a tad bit smaller. It's always good to have a spare to soften a look at the end of a makeup look if needed.
(photo credit karina-seraya)

Eyeliner Brush: Mac 210 Eyeliner Brush (pictured below)
Just your basic eyeliner brush used with gel products. I haven't used this yet but you'll have updates in this along with the other brushes on my instagram (_skinfacebeauty).
(photo credit temptalia)

Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease Brush
Zoeva 221 Luze Soft Crease Brush
Mac 217 Blending Brush
Jessup Blending Brush
Jessup Tapered Blending Brush
Jessup Small Tapered Brush

*PLEASE NOTE: Jessup brushes are comparable to the Mac ones however they are not exactly the same*

I most likely won't get the chance to use all the brushes every time, but I like to alternate my brushes. So when one set has been washed and is drying, I have another set to use.

The colour range has also been extended- they are available in;
-Black and silver (I have this set)
-Black and gold
-Pink and silver
-Purple and gold
-White and gold
-Blue and silver

I'd definitely recommend these brushes to beginners as well as those who are already in love with makeup application. They are affordable, at amazing quality and super soft! Now, I've seen UK based people selling these for ridiculous prices on eBay and DEPOP so please don't be fooled into paying extra for no reason.

I purchased my set from an eBay seller based in China (click here)


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