Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol. 2

52 comments
Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol. 2 Review - 1
 
As February marches on, Christmas seems far behind us, but can you believe I've only just started using the beautiful makeup brushes I was lucky enough to find under the tree? The reason for the delay is mostly the blog - I wanted to photograph them before they got all covered with makeup, and I've only just got around to finding the time. Also, these are without question the prettiest brushes  I've ever owned, and I must admit that part of me couldn't bear to start using them.

You'll be happy to know I've got over that now.

Zoeva makeup brushes have been really popular for a while, and I'm sure lots of you know much more about them than I do. However, for those that don't, I thought I would offer my opinion on this particular set, which is the Rose Golden (what else?!) Luxury Set Vol. 2. I'm definitely no expert when it comes to makeup and particularly brushes, so I hope this will be helpful for others whose skills, like mine, fall in to the more basic category!

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol. 2 Review - 2

The set consists of 8 brushes and a beautiful makeup bag, which is a great size for travelling. I'd already unwrapped mine before taking photographs, but each brush is presented in protective wrapping and the whole set housed within an attractive box with rose gold lettering. All rather luxurious. It retails for £65, which isn't cheap, but considering the selection of brushes you get, as well as the quality, I think it's a good price.

On the back of the box (and on the website), there is a guide to the recommended use for each brush. Of course you don't have to follow this to the letter, but it's a handy nudge in the right direction if you're a bit clueless like me! All the brushes are either made with synthetic hair or a mixture of natural and synthetic - in which case, it will say "luxe" on the handle. The softer, fluffier brushes are the natural blend ones while those with denser, more tightly packed bristles are purely synthetic.

I've had time to experiment with all of them now, so here are my opinions.

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol. 2 Review - 3

104 Buffer - I've been using this to apply my foundation. It took me a little while to get used to, as I nearly always apply foundation with my fingers, but I love the flawless finish this gives and don't think I'll go back to my old ways now! It's a round brush, with bristles which are very densely packed but soft against the skin. I also have a Real Techniques buffing brush, but find this one easier to use as it's a little bit firmer.

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol. 2 Review - 4

109 Luxe Face Paint - A narrow brush for applying and blending bronzer. I think this would be a fantastic brush for anyone who enjoys contouring. It's a perfect shape for the area beneath the cheekbones and I think it would work like a dream with cream bronzers. Wasted on me, unfortunately, as I don't contour (#skullhead).

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol. 2 Review - 5

126 Luxe Cheek Finish - This is a soft, tapered, multi-purpose brush. According to Zoeva, you can use it to apply and blend bronzer, blusher and highlight. Personally, I prefer a larger brush for bronzer (I like an all over glow) and a smaller one for highlight, but this is really lovely to apply blusher with.

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol. 2 Review - 6

From left - Luxe Crease, Smoky Shader, Smudger

226 Smudger - Cute name for a makeup brush, don't you think?! And I have to say, I absolutely love my little Smudger! I didn't have anything similar in my collection, and this is an absolute dream for smoking out shadow under the eyes and along the lash line. Probably my favourite brush from the set.

228 Luxe Crease - I'm also very fond of this one. I have other crease brushes, including the Real Techniques Bold Metals one, but this has quickly become my new favourite for applying shadows in the crease. You can also blend out with this, but for that I still prefer my ancient Shu Uemura blending brush. I've had it years and I'm not sure I'll ever find anything to compare.

234 Luxe Smoky Shader - A flat eye shadow brush. I much prefer a fluffy brush to apply shadow to the lid - the Real Techniques one is brilliant - but this is great for outer corner work.

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol. 2 Review - 7

317 Wing Liner - Chances are that I won't use this brush often. I rarely wear liner, and when I do it's usually in the form of a felt tip liner (the Kat Von D Tattoo one is my current favourite). However, in the interests of research, I have tried this out with some black eye shadow and it worked beautifully. Considering that I have little experience lining my eyes this way and have an eye shape that makes it super difficult, I would say that this is a sign of an excellent brush.

322 Brow Line -  Another hit, great for using with gel type brow products. I used it with my trusty Benefit Brow Zings and it applied really well.

So there you have it! The set by no means provides every brush you'll ever need, but it's certainly a great selection and I'm really impressed with the quality. And of course, the fact that they're so beautifully Instagrammable doesn't hurt either!

Do you have any Zoeva brushes? What's your favourite makeup brush brand?

Kate x
SHARE:
Next PostNewer Post Previous PostOlder Post Home

52 comments

  1. Oh they're such beautiful brushes!

    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're definitely the prettiest ones I own Beckie! x

      Delete
  2. I'm yet to try any Zoeva brushes but I need to! I might start with just some of the eye brushes rather than a full set. This is a really great review & I love your photos! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxuryFragranceGiveaway

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much - glad it was useful. Yes I'd say the eye brushes are a great place to start! x

      Delete
  3. Amazing photos, initially I was completely disinterested in this brush set as I think Volume 1 and 3 are stellar, but these photos have me wanting to buy seven sets. For real, so gorgeous! Amazing photos xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you so much! Glad you like them. x

      Delete
  4. I really want to try zoeva brushes, the quality seems amazing and they are sooo beautiful

    Technicolor ♥ Heart

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're lovely Lou, I definitely recommend! x

      Delete
  5. Love these brushes! :)
    http://hairandvibes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Zoeva brushes! I have the vol 2 eye set and there are only a few I don't get use out of daily!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I'm going to get plenty of use out of mine too. Practical and beautiful! x

      Delete
  7. These brushes are so beautiful! Sometimes I look at them online and wish that I was rich and could justify splashing out on them haha :') xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're not cheap, it's true, and I must admit, my set was a Christmas present! I do think they're worth the money though. x

      Delete
  8. Oh very cute brushes darling!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh my goodness, I've been eyeing up the Rose gold collection for ages now! You've definitely convinced me ����! I LOVE the sound of the smudger ���������� :p!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    www.iamserenel.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The smudger is a little gem! Hope you enjoy the set as much as I do if you do end up getting it Serene. x

      Delete
  10. zoeva does such great brushes but i have yet to buy an actual brush set from them. they are all so beautiful.


    www.elenaisabelle.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I admired them from a distance for a long time too Elena - kind of makes me appreciate them all the more now! x

      Delete
  11. Ahh I can totally understand why you struggled to start using them when they're SO pretty haha. The set includes a brilliant selection, and I'm definitely tempted to re-haul my brush collection and pick this set up!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    ReplyDelete
  12. I received for Christmas all the rose gold collection! I have to say these are one of the best brushes out there!
    xoxo

    www.sorananistor.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooh lucky you, I've seen that on the website and it looks incredible! x

      Delete
  13. Wow they are so stunning! Xx
    http://christbelle.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love these products here. I never thought of trying double wear. Heard a lot about it :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/02/dear-valentine.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a great foundation if you like full coverage and long wear - it's the queen of that! x

      Delete
  15. Such gorgeous brushes! I want them too! xD

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, they're definitely worth buying Kat! x

      Delete
  16. Ah this is absolutely beautiful - the brushes look so pretty and I love rose gold, it's just so pretty and really stands out from the crowd!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They really are gorgeous aren't they?! x

      Delete
  17. These look like the prettiest make up brushes ever - love the rose gold handles! I'd love to use the eyeshadow brushes, they look really good. Also, I love using eyebrow brushes for powder brow products :)

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I think the eye brushes are the best ones, for sure. x

      Delete
  18. They look so darn pretty! The crease brush looks very nice, exactly the shape and size that I like.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The crease brush is brilliant! x

      Delete
  19. Those brushes look too pretty to be used! Haha. I'm sure they work a great deal.

    Funmi x
    www.funmialabi.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They really do look too pretty - you kind of just want to keep them for photos! However, once you start using them you get over that, as they're great at their job too. x

      Delete
  20. I have three of the Zoeva sets and I love them all. They're all such amazing brushes and they look so pretty too xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've certainly been impressed with them - I might well be expanding my collection! x

      Delete
  21. Zoeva are some of my favourite makeup brushes and I can't wait to get my hands on a new set soon. I love the set you have here, the rose gold is so pretty x

    Beauty with charm

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is isn't it, I'm such a sucker for rose gold! x

      Delete
  22. I have always wanted to try the Zoeva brushes and these are just so pretty! I think the price is good for what you get, especially as the quality seems great and they would last you so long :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree about the price. They're not cheap, but considering the quality they're great value. x

      Delete
  23. Zoeva brushes have long been in my wish list but I never did get around to trying the brand. I don't think I'll ever try it though, I am happy with my Wayne Goss brushes.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There's only so many brushes you need! Haven't tried any Wayne Goss ones. x

      Delete
  24. These brushes look amazing. I really love rose gold everywhere and Zoeva does great quality brushes :) Loved ur post.

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com
    Latest Post - Valentines Day | Skin, Hair & Makeup! http://www.mstantrum.com/valentines-day-essentials/

    ReplyDelete
  25. The brush set is so pretty. I've been wanting to try Zoeva for a while now.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    ReplyDelete

PROFESSIONAL BLOGGER TEMPLATES BY pipdig