I thought the quality of the brushes in these sets seemed better than many of the other brush sets released over the last few years. Unlike past years’ brush sets, I didn’t instantly think, “Why bother?” This is the first year in quite awhile where I’d say they’re worth considering if you really want MAC brushes but the cost of full-sized brushes is too high. I would, of course, also say that there are plenty of quality options to consider if your budget is $50 that may be better or more versatile, especially if you prefer or are indifferent to synthetic bristles. I highly recommend looking at the brushes in each set and determining if those are the shapes you’ve been looking at or not. Another aspect to consider is whether you like short handles or prefer longer ones, as these are all short. Each comes with a glittery brush bag with “pearl” trim. The bags use a finer glitter, so it doesn’t feel as rough, and though it does shed some glitter, I didn’t notice it much. The Studio Brush Kit was the least comparable to their full-sized counterparts, and I don’t recommend it at all.
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