Too Faced Shadow Brushes Essential 3 Piece Set Review

Don’t Worry – No Teddy Bears Were Harmed in the Making of this Brush Set!

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When I was a kid, I used to give every doll and stuffed animal in my possession a hair cut. I fancied myself a world-class hair stylist, but mostly I had a bunch of dolls and teddy bears that looked like they had mange or lived lifestyles way more alternative than those of my little Southwestern Pennsylvania hometown.

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I think the biggest victims were my teddy bears. Bless their hearts. Too Faced%name Too Faced Shadow Brushes Essential 3 Piece Set Review did something much more creative with their teddy bear hair – they crafted it into luxurious brushes and produced the Shadow Brushes Essential 3 Piece Set%name Too Faced Shadow Brushes Essential 3 Piece Set Review ($39). This cruelty free trio of teddy bear hair-tipped brushes boasts “super soft synthetic fibers that grab and blend pigments for a professional-looking application.”

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Housed in what is quite possibly the sassiest pink metal tube with gold detailing, this handy brush kit includes three must have brushes – a lid/smoker brush, a crease/blender brush, and a liner/smudger brush. The capped tube means this set stores neatly together – and you’ll want to keep these handy!

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This trio of eye defining brushes are definitely what I would consider “essential” to have in your makeup stash. For the uninitiated these little pink brushes even have their name and use stamped on the side – smart. Not surprisingly, I have several shadow brush sets, and I find myself reaching for this set over and over again.

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These brushes are soft, deposit just the right amount of color, and do not shed! The slim, pink handled brushes are also the perfect size for my dainty girl hands, which makes them SO much easier to use and also gives me a more precise application. (By dainty, I mean I probably couldn’t wrap my fingers around a basketball…probably…don’t you judge me.) In short, they are pretty much PERFECT.

To demonstrate the differences between men and women – while I thought using teddy bear hair in a cosmetic brush was fairly novel and ingenious, not to mention a great cruelty-free alternative to natural hair brushes, my beloved husband thought it was a wee bit creepy. He was all like, “What did they do, shave Teddy Ruxpin? That’s kind of wrong. Is there just a warehouse somewhere filled with a bunch of hairless bears?” Personally, I’d shave your kid’s favorite stuffed animal (while your kid watched) if it would apply makeup as flawlessly as this trio of brushes.

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So, if you’re in the market for a high quality, highly gift-able set of eye shadow brushes that will pretty much replace all other shadow brushes in your possession, you kind of need to check out these beauties from Too Faced%name Too Faced Shadow Brushes Essential 3 Piece Set Review, if only to experience the difference that is teddy bear hair!

Teddy bear hair = amazing application
Brush handles are easy to maneuver and provide precise shadow application

$39 price tag is a bit pricey
Bald teddy bears. Lots of them. (Probably the creepiest thing you’ll ever see, next to those hairless cats that movie villains always seem to have)

Readers – What do you find essential in a great makeup brush?

Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby, an obscenely big-eared dog, and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. She also has an obsessive love of Tom Selleck’s moustache that is, quite frankly, alarming.

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  1. Profile photo of mandabear

    haha I love your second Con, @Krista. I am just picturing teddy bears all over the world looking like the Home Alone cover.

    The price may be a bit high for teddy bear hair, but at least the quality is awesome. The packaging is truly adorable as well. great review + I’m so jelly you got to test these cuties!

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    “Teddy bear hair” sounds so cute… until you think about it. I just try not to think about it. ;) I have the Too Faced retractable kabuki, and I can promise you that “teddy bear hair” brushes are some of the softest brushes that you will ever lay your hands on. $39 is a little spendy, but it comes out to $13 per brush, which is okay. I think the biggest selling point of this set is that they’re three high-quality brushes that work together perfectly. When you’ve got that, you don’t need other eye brushes. I have a trio of eyeshadow brushes from different brands that I ALWAYS use. I’d be interested in trying the Too Faced ones and see how they work in my makeup routine.
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    @krista – Who would not want Teddy Bear soft brushes? Two face brushes have an excellent reputation. I always like purchasing brushes in sets. Like @lipglossandspandex said these three brushes are everything that you need for eyes. Right now, I have a bunch of mixed brushes and I would love to get something like this and put the others aside.

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    Tyna Werner

    I’ve got to say, Too Faced has had some great sets over these past few months. The lure of teddy bear hair is strong and I love a matching brush set, plus I NEED a new lid brush – this trio may soon be a gift to myself.

    As for doll and teddy bear haircuts – when I was about 5 or 6, I got one of those hair stylist toys – it was a big barbie-like head with hair that you could pull out of her head, cut it, and then pull out more and cut again. (Does anyone know what I’m talking about? Google is not being helpful) .

    Anyway, the very first time I played with her, I pulled all two feet or so of her hair out of the head and cut it all off. Then I realized I ruined the toy with in 5 minutes of opening it, and cried. After that, I steered clear of giving my dolls and teddy bear haircuts, heh.
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      @Tyna, I TOTALLY know what you’re talking about!!! I wanted one of those so bad when I was a kid, but I never got one :( Jen Lancaster talks about them in her humorous memoirs….

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      I never had one of those, but I had a Barbie that had the pull-out hair. I gave her a questionable crew cut. She started wearing Ken’s clothing. It was a confusing time…

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