Saturday, June 5, 2010

Marionnaud Brushes

I was in Watson’s Dela Rosa in Makati last Monday when I saw behind the counter that they are already selling Marionnaud Makeup Brushes. To my surprise, the brushes are cheap and looks like it is of good quality. I didn’t buy right away because I was in a hurry that time and a part of my mind says it might be one of my impulsive shopping episodes.

I really cannot get over the brushes that I saw and felt the need to browse Gtalk again to see some feedback on these brushes. I haven’t been checking Gtalk for quite awhile now and was surprised to see that a lot of Gtalkers are already talking about it. I wonder what the fuss is all about. So the next day, after work, I went to Watson’s again and browse at the Marionnaud Brushes available. Since I was looking for a cheaper set of brushes for an event that I will be handling on June 12, I told myself this must be the one I am looking for.

The brushes are made of synthetic hair that is super soft, unlike other synthetic brushes. I have some ELF Studio Line Brushes that pleased me for a while and later started to disappoint me because it became scratchy through time. I hope this one will not get to that point.

I purchased the Foundation Brush, Slanted Blush Brush, Concealer Brush, Pointed Eyeshadow Brush and Slanted Eyeliner Brush and Spoolie duo.

Foundation Brush


  • This brush is softer than my ELF Studio Line Angled Foundation Brush
  • Blends foundation well and gives an airbrushed finish. I tried using this with both Tinted Moisturizer and Liquid Foundation and it works really well.
  • Cheap at Php 139.00


  • Some who doesn’t prefer a super soft foundation brush might not like this one.
  • Since it is synthetic, it may reduce its quality once washed. (Let’s see)

Slanted Blush Brush


  • This is one of my favorite in this set of brushes.
  • It gives well chiselled cheekbones that is perfect for those who are not too blessed with a perfect face shape.
  • Picks up color really well.
  • Cheap at Php 169


  • May turn scratchy after sometime

Concealer Brush


  • Blends concealer perfectly, be it for spot correction or for undereye concealing.
  • Can double as an eyeshadow brush
  • Cheap at Php 69


  • Not advisable for mineral/powder concealers

Pointed Eyeshadow Brush


  • This is another favorite of mine.
  • Defines eye makeup perfectly – for crease or outer V.

Can also double as a blending brush


  • Short handles which may be an issue for some

Slanted Eyeliner Brush


  • Gives precise eyeliner application
  • Not too soft that it can draw straight lines perfectly.
  • Can be used for gel liners as well
  • Can be used for eyebrow makeup


  • I do not like the spoolie that much. It doesn’t appear durable.

Next week, I’ll go back to buy the Retractable brush, Powder Brush, Eyeshadow Brush and a backup Slanted Eyeliner Brush and Pointed Eyeshadow Brush.

I didn’t get the Travel Set because the contents are too small and does not look worth it for its price of Php 299, though the case is really nice.


  1. affordable and the brush are pretty amazing.. i love them more than my those expensive brushes :D

  2. i super love the marionnaud foundation brush! perfect for my bb creams <3 ;)

  3. what branch of watson did you get the brushes?

  4. i got mine from watson's in salcedo. but i think it's available in all watson's now. they even have a premium line now that's long handled

  5. I didn't like the foundation brush too much. I've used joy dishwashing pasted pero na-reretain pa din nya yung oil.

    Might try the premium foundation brush soon.