BEAUTY JUNKEES LARGE KABUKI SET | Review + Giveaway

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Serendipity. That’s how I would sum up my entire experience with Beauty Junkees makeup brushes; a fortunate happenstance, a discovery that’s one for the books. The brainchild of fellow beauty junkie Julia Ritzenthaler, this line of affordable yet high quality and vegan makeup brushes is becoming a favorite amongst makeup aficionados. I had the opportunity to try the 5-piece Large Kabuki Set (retail $39.97), scroll down for my final thoughts, photos and yeah, you read it right… giveaway!

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First let’s talk about the bristles. If you own any Real Techniques or Sonia Kashuk brushes, then you know that while they are good quality and sold at acceptable price point, some of the brushes have that “pokey” feel with shedding issues. These Beauty Junkees fairies are exceptionally good! The bristles are dense enough to pick up the product (be it liquid foundation, bb or cc cream, powder), apply, buff and blend evenly on the face. The bonus of it all? they feel heavenly-smooth on my face, no unsightly brush streaks and shedding whatsoever! They are packaged in black faux leather case, travel-ready and vanity-snazzy!

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Brush use and purpose are relative but I think it’s a nifty idea to name each one as it comes handy to the makeup noob.

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I use these angled kabuki brushes interchangeably for bronzer application (which you can also use for contouring). Both render precise look and since they pick up powder efficiently, I say go easy with the contour lady!

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I use the flat kabuki as a stippling brush to create a desirable airbrushed finish. It’s also my favorite tool to use in days I’m only wearing powder foundation. I use the round kabuki mainly for liquid foundation, and the tapered kabuki to blend concealer under my eye area, around the nose and to cover up few acne marks. All five kabukis washed pretty easy, again no shedding and loosening of ferule. I will keep you posted in the future as time will determine their longevity.

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Zilla-approved, I love ’em like real babies. In fact I’m buying extra set as backup. Want to experience these 5 piece Large Kabuki Brushes or 8 piece Eye Brush Set (stay tuned for separate review)? for a limited time, get $10 off with code FABZILL1 (I don’t earn from this, just so you know) or 25% off any 1 individual  eye brush or kabuki brush with code FABZILL2

How about winning your own kabuki set? Enter via widget below for your chance! Open to my USA-based subscribers (sorry Beauty Junkees’ rule) and you must be at least 18 years old. I will contact the winner via email and Beauty Junkees will ship your prize. Good luck!

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51 Comments

  1. August 24, 2015 / 11:38 am

    i hate when brushes shed. I spend all day finding bristles in my foundation that I didn't before. I keep hearing great things about these brushes, so I'm curious to try them for myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. August 24, 2015 / 11:38 am

    I have similar brushes like these and I really like them. I love a dense brush for liquid foundation!

  3. August 24, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    That angled kabuki needs to get in my life!!

  4. August 24, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    What a nice looking set for a great price!!

  5. August 24, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    This is such a great brush set. I love mine!

  6. August 24, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    Wow, those brushes are a steal! I have had good luck with my Sonia Kaschuk brushes – they haven't started shedding and they're not pokey, but they are not nearly as fluffy and full as the Beauty Junkee brushes look. Those are gorgeous-looking and affordable kabukis. I may need to take advantage of the sale on these babies.

  7. August 24, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    These brushes sound wonderful, and that's so exciting that they are also vegan!

  8. Lisa
    August 24, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    I love wearing darker lipstick for fall!

  9. August 24, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    First, what a great price for a good set. I also love that they name the brushes because I still need that on my makeup brushes. LOL! And thank you for the giveaway. 😀

    To be honest, I'd love to try out some of the dark vampy lipsticks that a lot of lines are coming out with for fall. 🙂

  10. August 24, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    I may try purple lips… Just the the fun of it.

  11. August 24, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    I am going to try some deeper lip colors. They always scare me!

  12. August 24, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    I haven't found any fall trends that I'm dying to try yet…..I'll probably dive in and try some of them at one point though!

  13. August 24, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    I don't know if my last comment went through heheh I love these brushes, I like them more than my Sigma brushes because they keep falling apart!

  14. August 24, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    I would love to try a smokey eye look but that is suitable for work.

  15. August 24, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Wow, you really love these brushes! No shedding is fabulous.

  16. August 24, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    I would love to try a smokey eye that looks great for brown eyes

  17. August 24, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    The price is right and I'm intrigued, think I will pick up a set. You can never have enough brushes.

  18. August 24, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    I could definitely use some new contouring brushes! These look so soft, I want to cuddle them 🙂

  19. August 24, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    I am fighting the urge to buy the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette. I feel like I don't need it, but I rrrrreeeaaalllly want it.

  20. August 24, 2015 / 11:45 pm

    What a fab giveaway! These brushes look incredible!

  21. August 25, 2015 / 12:46 am

    Fabulous giveaway! The price point on these brushes is excellent, and they look so soft!! Some of my MAC brushes are getting rough and pokey, so I'll look into these!

  22. August 25, 2015 / 12:49 am

    LOVE a good burgundy lip for fall
    And those brushes are making me squeal, hope I win 🙂

  23. August 25, 2015 / 1:17 am

    There's nothing like a great set of brushes. The name Beauty Junkee is very appropriate!

  24. August 25, 2015 / 2:58 am

    I love that there's no shedding. The storage is cute, too.

  25. August 25, 2015 / 4:03 am

    I don't have any fall makeup trend I want to try.

  26. August 25, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    These brushes look great, and you can't beat the price- I've paid that much for just one similar kabuki.

  27. August 25, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    My trend would be just to consistently wear more makeup! I'm always in a rush!

  28. August 25, 2015 / 11:09 pm

    I love me a good angled kabuki!

  29. August 25, 2015 / 11:25 pm

    I would like to try this brush set! I definitely need one. Thanks!

  30. August 26, 2015 / 12:13 am

    I have become a hoarder of makeup brushes! I love trying different kinds. These look really nice, and I love that they're plush and soft! As for the Fall, I'm still a big fan of the metallic trend, and hope it sticks around!

  31. August 26, 2015 / 12:15 am

    Those look so beautiful! That's a great price for so many of them, particularly since they're so good!

  32. August 26, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Oh my gosh – these are so awesome. I love a great brush. These would be great for my cream products.

  33. August 27, 2015 / 4:37 am

    I don't know if it's a trend, but I love eye shadows in deep browns, oranges, and greens during the Fall. They just seem to fit the season and outfits too. 🙂

  34. August 28, 2015 / 1:31 am

    I kind of want to try a look with a more goth vibe!

  35. August 29, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I'm curious about the new super matte dark lip colors for Fall. Ready to try some new looks.

  36. August 29, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    I'd love to try some of the darker lip colors and some of the jewel tone eye shadows.

  37. August 30, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    I'd like to try bold lipsticks

  38. August 30, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    I want to (finally) try a red lip.

  39. August 31, 2015 / 12:52 am

    I want to try a darker lip color, like a dark plum color.

  40. August 31, 2015 / 1:36 am

    I really want to branch out this fall and be brave with the wines/purples/rose golds!! I've been afraid to try them out, but I know I'm missing out!

  41. August 31, 2015 / 3:07 am

    Love the darker lip shades for fall time 🙂

  42. August 31, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    These sound so nice! I'm such a brush hoarder 🙂

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