The Bargain Makeup Brushes From eBay (That Are Totally Instagrammable)


Some things in life are just too pretty to resist. As soon as I saw Roxanne from The Beauty Kingdom post a picture of these gorgeous makeup brushes on her Instagram account, I knew I just had to have some. She kindly forwarded me the link and before I knew it I had ordered some for myself! Although I know many people buy beauty products from eBay and have got some complete bargains, I've never gotten in on the act myself. In fact, I think these brushes were my first ever eBay beauty purchase...shocking! Amazingly, these only cost £5.89 for a set of 8 make-up brushes- for this price, I assumed the quality wouldn't be that great and just thought they would make great blog photo props, but I actually quite like them!




The 8-piece set (which you can find on eBay here), features gorgeous rose-gold handles- hence why I was going to use them as blog props...so cliche! They don't feel cheap at all; each brush is lightweight and the bristles are incredibly (and surprisingly) soft on your skin. I was worried that the bristles would shed, as they do with some cheaper beauty tools, but I haven't experienced any of this so far. They took around 10 days to arrive, but delivery was free so I wasn't too bothered about this! Within this elegant little set, you get a powder brush, angled contour brush, flat contour brush, foundation brush, fanned highlighter brush, concealer brush, eyeshadow brush and an angled eyebrow brush. The latter can easily double up and be used to apply eyeshadow along your lash line, but is probably a tad too chunky to apply gel eyeliner. I didn't receive a powder brush, and instead got what seems to be a more compact eyeshadow brush- it seems OK so this doesn't bother me!






Some personal favourites include the angled contour brush, highlight brush and the (first) eyeshadow brush which is perfect for blending shadow due to its bigger surface area and fluffy, light texture. If you flick through the photos, you will see that the eBay seller also sells some funkier looking brushes (very mermaid-esque), but as I like more classic things I went for the rose-gold. These have really opened my eyes as to what beauty bargains you can actually get on eBay, although I'm still yet to buy an actual product as opposed to beauty tools. If you regularly buy from eBay, I'd love to hear your experiences of buying makeup on there so please let me know what it's like!







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  1. I'd be way too afraid of fakes to buy any actual makeup from ebay or aliexpress! But I've heard a lot of good things about cheap brush sets from ebay and Amazon. Although all the Amazon sets I've seen are pretty utilitarian and definitely not Instagram-worthy, lol. These are super pretty and it's great that they're actually good quality too!

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    1. I was so surprised by the quality! Yes, that's the thing that puts me off buying makeup too, I guess it's all about researching the seller well!

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  2. Really pretty, going to check them out! Great idea to use as blog photo props!

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    1. They're such good blog props (esp the rose gold!) but it's a nice extra that they're pretty good too! I've been using the highlighter fan brush pretty much every day x

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  3. NEVER buy actual makeup from ebay (unless the one selling is the actual company producing the product). Other than that, all my brushes are fake from ebay and I love them. Btw, I would appreciate the link as well.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! The link is within the post :)

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  4. Unfortunately, these do not ship to my country. However, I've been buying off eBay quite a lot, but I always buy jewelry or few bags and I had nothing but good experiences. Make up is a bit tricky but if it's cheap, then you never know - you just might find a perfect product for a dollar :D

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

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    1. forgot to write that they're really really pretty :D

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    2. Thank you- I couldn't resist them. Yes that's true- I guess if the make-up isn't great then it's not a huge waste of money! Ebay is great for picking up jewellery bargains...I've got some super cute watches from there!

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