Ok so I recently purchased Medusa’s Makeup 5 piece brush set on sale for $25 (well, it’s $35 but if you buy it you get $10 off, so you get to buy other things.)
Do you want to know if they’re worth purchasing?
First off, Medusa’s Makeup brushes are cruelty free. Their bristles feel very similar to ecoTools, meaning that they’re very soft and supple. The handles are hot pink, and I actually really like that. Now that I’m more comfortable embracing my girly side, I don’t mind having some hot pink/fuschia things. Not that I want everything pink. Some things really need to be black. And purple. And red. And turquoise. You get the picture.
Next, let’s look at the pointed crease brush. It’s wider than a lot of crease brushes, which allows for blending as well as applying the minerals and distribuing them nicely in the crease.
Most of my other crease brushes are pointed or angled or completely rounded, so I have nothing else similar to this. I like it.
Next is the fluff shader brush. I really like this. Not only can I use it for applying my crease color the way I like, I can also use it for a wash of color all over, or blending the color from the crease onto my browbone. Since I have hooded eyes, I find this brush REALLY useful for applying color.
I have 2 other brushes similar to this, the e.l.f. C brush. The C brushes are slightly smaller and a little more dense. The Medusa Fluff Shader is, well, softer and larger, for a more diffused application.
Next is the Medusa shadow brush. I’ve compared it next to the ecoTools mini brush, the large all over taklon brush (which can be purchased at a number of my favorite mineral makeup companies <3) and the ecoTools shadow brush. The Medusa brush is softer than the large taklon or the larger ecoTools brushes. The ecotools mini is just as soft as the Medusa one. It applies color on the lid nicely.
Having the bristles be soft but not flimsy is important to me for getting a good application on the lid. The brush actually reminds me a bit of my MAC 213 (but not exactly). If that brush wasn’t dirty I’d have included it for reference.
Next we have the Medusa Smudge brush. This one is too wide for me to line and smudge with, like my taklon line and smudge.
I like this one the least of all the brushes. I think it’s ok for color on the lower lash line, or maybe some detail work near the inner corners of the eye, but it’s really a bit too big for that, and a bit too small for anything else. If it was about half its size, it would be nice.
Last we have the Medusa Angled Eyeliner brush.
This one is great for filling in eye brows, as well as eyeliner or getting a defined outer vee. It’s actually thinner than my Fyrinnae angled taklon brush and my MAC 266 brush. It’s about as firm as both. I like using it for precise work.
I would definitely buy these brushes again if they were on sale like they are now, for $25, as $5 a brush is a good deal to me. I normally pay about $5.55 for my taklon brushes, while my ecoTools I’ve purchased in sets that usually end up costing about $9.95. I do feel like the individual brush costs of $10 each for is a bit high, but that’s because I’m frugal. I do feel like these are good quality brushes for the cost of $25.
So tell me, have you tried Medusa’s Makeup brushes?
If so, did you like them?