IT Brushes For ULTA
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IT Brushes For ULTA Your Beautiful Basics Airbrush 101 5-Pc Makeup Brush Set includes powder, foundation, concealer, and eyeshadow brushes.
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Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
These brushes feel amazing, both in my hand and on my skin. It's such a pleasure working with them. So far the brushes have handled every formula I've tried. With liquid foundation it's been a much more obvious coverage, though still completely flawless. (Seriously, people use that word a lot, but I actually mean it. These brushes buff it right in so it's seamless). With powder, it's been equally seamless, but much sheerer. I'm having to build up quite a bit more with these than I do with my Bare Minerals brushes. (That is not a complaint).
The eye brushes are just as good, but they're much too large to be really useful on my eyes. I use them for finer contouring type things, and they're great. I look forward to getting some different eye brushes from this same brand.
I've loved IT Cosmetics for a very long time and am loyal to the brand, but I'm not going to write a "fangirl" review; I want to give my honest opinion. As an IT fan I've accumulated quite a few of their original "black handled" brushes, as well as other IT brushes offered with purchase on a popular TV shopping channel and two IT brush sets.
**The short review: If you've never owned a quality brush you're probably going to think this set is the best thing since sliced bread. If you're familiar with IT's original brushes, you may be underwhelmed.**
These brushes are incredibly lightweight, which is both a pro and a con. On the pro side, they're great for travel and easy to sanitize with a wipe. On the con side, they feel cheap in comparison to other IT brushes. They don't feel properly balanced in the hand, at all, because of the light metal handle. The case feels more like an afterthought to what I consider to be just an average brush set. The faux patent leather of the case is severely prone to picking up every fingerprint and will be difficult to keep clean.
My take on each of the brushes is as follows:
Airbrush powder - best brush of the set though it is smaller than the comparable new IT for Ulta Airbrush Powder Wand.
Airbrush foundation - I don't get why this is for foundation. This is too small to be effective for powder foundations and too thick to be effective for liquid foundations because it's not easy to clean liquid out of bristles this dense and you'll wind up wasting product. It's an awkward size. It might be good for contouring with bronzer but it's not a foundation brush of any type.
Airbrush concealer - This is another awkward size brush. It's too big for concealer for the same reasons as the airbrush foundation brush in the set. It's too big to be used as an eyeshadow brush. Too small for blush. Again, this might be good for contouring (maybe the nose) or applying highlighters - but not much else.
Airbrush shadow - Decent brush though too small for a good all-over color wash. It's also not as long as the IT for Ulta Airbrush shadow brushes. The most comparable would be the Airbrush Precision #112. This brush is the same length as IT's travel shadow brushes and I would not consider it full sized.
Airbrush crease - Fair brush. This is another short-handled brush. It's just slightly too stiff for the crease. You'll need a nice fluffy crease brush to blend out the shadow application. This would work better as a smudger brush for eyeliner than as a crease brush.
My honest opinion is that this set is no where near worth the price set by IT and Ulta. For me, it is a regrettable purchase, but someone who has never owned a good brush may feel the set is worth it. I feel like this set was priced high for no other reason than prestige. My advice is to purchase the individual IT for Ulta Airbrush brushes - which are a good value with a high-quality, silver painted wooden handle, and have better quality bristles than the brushes in this set.
KWH from Portland, Oregon
I've always heard great things about these brushes and so I finally purchased this set. They are so soft and nice with the product and on the skin. I love them! 10/10 would recommend.
Makeup Junkie from US
I'm obsessed with both the foundation & powder brush! Really gives the 'airbrush' effect. The only downside is the concealer brush is a little too big to fit under my eye & blend properly. It does work amazing on the rest of the face though.
Watergirl2131 from Tennessee
As I travel quite a bit, I love to take these brushes! They don't take up a lot of space, but are great to use and so soft.
Jennifer from Memphis
Have had this kit for several years. Still works like when I bought. My fav makeup brushes
Mya from Adelanto
I've had these brushes for 4 years now. Their still soft, still look brand new, no missing hairs or anything their still in pristine condition. Best brushes ever and just cause I want to I'm gonna buy them again soon !
Experienced with brushes from Nc
Wanted a set for travel bag. So I use brushes for powder (loose), blush, and eye shadow mainly. Occasionally an eyeliner brush. Love the powder brush. Blush brush is skimpy, other supposed shadow brushes are awkward. I used to work at a make up counter and none of these provided are standard. Eyeshadow brushes had no contour and were too large, didnt apply well. Disappointed. Would buy a different set. Quality seemed nice. Liked foundation/ loose powder brush. One brush may be ok for countour application- not sure.
athena from no
great brushes, love the dense one for packing on color for eyeshadow!
S&H from Stroudsburg, PA
Perfect for travel, this set has everything you need for your face and eyes! I can even fit makeup in the pouch with the brushes.
MnNice from MN
I love that you could use the brush container to store other make up. It's really nice and the brushes are also fabulous. It is pricey but I got it on the 21 days of beauty and I'm very happy
Chai from South Carolina
Tbh I'm glad I didn't pay full price for these. I've heard a lot of great things about IT cosmetics brushes but they are pricey so I decided to finally give them a try after seeing it on sale. Sure they are soft but for the price it isn't worth it. I was expecting better quality. The handle is made out of plastic and it feels cheap (from the picture I thought they'd be metal). Honestly I think real technique brushes are better and more affordable.
Ulta addict from Utah
I purchased this set today (on the 21 days of beauty) and I am very impressed. I have never owned IT brushes, but I have owned other expensive brushes. These are very soft and full coverage. I do not use foundation, so I will be giving it to my daughter to test/use. These are a great value and I can't wait to use them for many years.
Ms. G. from Marathon, FL
Love them just wish the handles were made of something different.
Missy from Los Angeles, CA
I bought these because I forgot my makeup bag for an overnight trip. They are great!
Jennifer S from Cleveland, Ohio
By far the BEST brushes I have ever owned. I have a few different brushes by other brands and I always go back to to these. The crease blending brush is my go to crease brush…blends out my shadows super well! Only con I have is that the shadow brush I have a hard time picking stuff up with and it tends to pick up too much product at times, but these are my favorite brushes. My brushes are a few years old and I plan on going and getting another set
Shirley from Pa.
It is absolutely a great set of brushes. I've paid more for brushes and these even beat those brushes. My new favorite!
Kaydee from Texas
The brushes are very soft and smooth
Neko from Naugatuck, CT
These brushes might work with a thinner, more watery foundation but not for the full coverage foundation that I use. The brushes were nothing like the dual-ended IT brush that I've been using for the past 3 years. The dual-ended brush has a flat-top for liquid foundation and a rounded end for concealer. The set's Foundation & Concealer brushes are too soft to actually do any blending for a full coverage foundation. I ended up with a smeary, streaky mess and not the airbrush effect that I wanted. Plus, the foundation blush kept shedding and I had to pick the little hairs off my face.
Kelli from Mississippi
I was really excited to order a new IT cosmetics brush set. The one that I already had was very nice, the brushes were heavy, and I have had them for a couple years. Immediately when I held these brushes, they felt so light and cheap compared to the other ones. I would say they are okay and the bristles are nice, but these wouldn't be my favorite out of the IT brushes.
savvimotha from CA
Really soft brushes and great quality. Blend product well with zero bristle fall out. I like that this set has a variety of face brushes and also two eye shadow brushes. I think the quality matches the price point and would buy again.
Jenn from NY
Real techniques has better quality bristles. Im very disappointed. I was excepting very good quality brushes, these are not it. I don't even mind the hallow handle. The bristles are just very low quality.
M from Denver CO
I've had these bruises for years!! I've cleaned them many times with just bar soap and no damage is done and I love using them. My go to brushes for everything!
Chantilly from Oregon
These brushes are very soft, and full size. What I didn't like is that the brushes are VERY light weight, and are hollow when you tap them.
This is a feeling that I personally don't enjoy, although the deal was great and I'm glad I have them.
Lizzy from Perris
Its a set of brushes you can't pass, special on a budget or as a starter set. I only needed the powder and foundation brushes the others are a plus I suppose. I get to store away until needed lol. Brushes are super soft and gentle to the touch. The storage bag is a plus for traveling or if you put makeup on the go. I wish I would have bought these when I started wearing makeup. If you need a set like this it's honestly worth every penny.
Nikki from Philadelphia, PA
I bought this set a few years ago when I started to get more into makeup and wanted to invest in better quality brushes (although I still love my Real Technique brushes and use them frequently to this day). I purchased this set and have loved it ever since. It's a great "starter kit" for those new to makeup as well. I will definitely be purchasing another kit when our daughter gets into her teen years and starts to be more interested in makeup! I definitely recommend this set for that purpose, I would have been over the moon if my mom bought me this brush set as a teen!
slafrenz from KS
My daughter is just getting into makeup and we got this set for her - she loves it. The foundation brush especially is awesome - lets her successfully apply CC cream with minimal experience, and the rest of the brushes don't seem to shed and they are fun to try different looks with.