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Too Faced Shadow Brushes Essential 3-Piece set review

Review: Too Faced Shadow Brushes Essential 3-Piece Set
This is the first ever set of eye brushes I bought, along with the Too Faced Liquif-Eye shadow palette. Look at that brilliant packaging. Who won't love that slim, svelte, pink, vintage-looking metal tube of goodness? I know a dozen people who want the tube alone and have offered other storage options for these brushes. The tube, though lightweight, is sturdy enough to take a drop or two and the cap fits snugly.
Inside, there are three pink-and-black brushes, made with "luxurious teddy bear hair". A crease/blender brush, a lid/smoker brush and a liner/smudger brush. As I keep this set for travelling, and there's plenty of space in the tube I've added the Shady Lady Liner Brush from theBalm in there, as well as a pair of tweezers.

Here is my review of the Too Faced Shadow Brushes Essential 3-Piece set with Teddy Hair

Too Faced Teddy Hair Shadow Brushes Essential 3-Piece set review
There's also a leaflet rolled into the tube, which gives you details of each brush and a mini-class. Handy, if you're a newbie.
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About the brushes themselves.
They are all super-soft. Softer than you can imagine; softer than my favourite TheBalm brushes, let alone RT. They are made of "teddy hair", which doesn't mean hair pulled off children's teddy bears, but cruelty-free and vegan hair that is very plush, yet dense. The handles are wooden and pink, and the ferrules are metal. All three are just below 6'' in length.
The Crease/Blender brush is the largest of the three and is my favourite of the set. It has long, flexible bristles tightly packed into its ferrule. One issue that I have with the Real Techniques eye brushes is that there is such a gap between ferrule and bristles. To each her own, so do not hate.
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I use the Lid/Smoker brush for packing colour on the lid itself, rather than for smoking (not a huge fan of smoky eyes, as you must have noticed from my EOTDs). It isn't as tightly packed as the Crease/Blender brush, but is thick enough to pick up colour well. The bristles are longer towards the centre. This reminds me a great deal of the Real Techniques Shader Brush (not in the Starter Set), only, the bristles are better packed here.
Lastly, the Liner/Smudger brush, I feel, is suited for highlighting the inner corners, or doing lower lashline work and spot/precision highlighting/colour rather than to work as a liner. The bristles are very loosely packed within the ferrule - you can easily see the gap. It is softer and more flexible than the Real Techniques Accent Brush (in the Starter Set) although they are both the same size.
Final thoughts about this kit? Love it. It is my second-favourite set of brushes; great for travel. And it contains all the brushes I need for eye-makeup on the go. There is great quality within this small package, and I can vouch that the brushes are superior to RT (though not my favourite ever set). Definitely recommended!
P.S. My favourite brush set of all time? Wait and watch.

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