I cannot have enough makeup brushes. No, seriously. Since I do makeup professionally, between my 43 weddings last year, multiple senior picture, headshot and commercial production clients, I bet 50% of my life is dedicated to washing brushes. It’s important for me to have not only enough brushes, but ones that can withstand multiple faces and daily cleanings. LimeLight by Alcone recently phased out their original brush line, replacing it with the Classified Brush Collection.
I purchased the collection with my rep discount and I’ll be giving you my straight up, honest opinion on if you need them, which ones and why.
In typical Ivy fashion, I don’t use all of the brushes for what you are “supposed” to. The beauty of synthetic brushes like these though is that you can do that. They can be used interchangeably with liquids, creams and powders. Below I’ll tell you what I like each brush for.
2-All Over Powder Brush: This is now the BIGGEST brush I own. I don’t use it on clients because it’s almost comically big but could see it being nice for body work. I do use it on myself to set my foundation super quick!
9-Angled Shadow Brush: I’ve always been confused by this shape of brush. I’ve used it more on small lids to place lid color, particularly at the inner corner. I also like it for a soft shadow on the lower lash line.
*These are the ones I’ve deemed must haves. If you purchased every must-have, it would total $158.00.
- I’ve experienced no shedding.
- These are hand made. This is key. Machine-made brushes are the ones I reach for the least and you can truly tell which are machined and which are hand made.
- Vegan, synthetic fibers that can be used with any makeup formula
- Easy to clean and keep clean
- Comfortable in hand
- When buying the full set, I love the included vegan leather brush canister
- The spoolie end of the brow brush did come off, which I found odd since I’ve only washed them a few times so far?
- The set breaks down to about $18.67 per brush. That’s not necessarily super economical.
- I prefer longer handles as a makeup artist.
- I wish these looked more luxe. They are a little too similar to the e.l.f. Studio Line to feel high end.
Do I recommend the LimeLight Classified Brushes?
I recommend 7 or 8 of them. I do not recommend you buy the full set unless you are really starting over, simply because there are a few brushes I don’t think the average consumer will ever reach for. You can get the basics I *’ed individually for $158.00 total.