Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Too Faced Teddy Bear Brush Set
Too Faced Teddy Bear Brush Set

Too Faced Teddy Bear Brush Set ($65.00) is a new, five-piece brush set that features synthetic brushes. I think, generally, if you have larger-sized eyes or tend to do looks with one or two colors, these may work. I also think it may have been more practical to include an additional face brush (perhaps a blush brush) rather than just one (and then four eye brushes) or made them all eye brushes (perhaps an angled eyeliner brush). The set had me feeling a bit like Goldilocks; the eye brushes were, generally, too large for my eye shape/size. As a result, it was challenging for me to use them with my eye shape, so this is just an overview, rather than an in-depth review. The brushes are soft, and I haven’t had any issues after washing them a dozen or so times.

Powder Brush is a large, moderately dense, dome-shaped brush designed to apply powder. The brush head is 43mm in length, 50mm wide, and 35mm in thickness with a pinched ferrule. It had a total length of 6.5 inches or 16.5 centimeters. I’ve tried it with finishing and setting powders. With setting powders, I usually use a patting and stippling motion, and then I do more feathery, sweeping strokes towards the end to blend, buff, and even everything out. When I do more of a stippling motion, I find the brush somewhat uncomfortable to use; there’s a slight scratchiness to it, which is usually not something I’ve encountered with synthetics before. If you stick with more sweeping, gliding strokes, it feels nice, blends and applies powder well (not too densely, not too sheerly).

Contour Brush is a rounded, angled brush–an interesting, uncommon-shaped brush to be sure. It’s designed to be used to contour the eye area. It worked better for blending out the crease than laying down precise color into the crease for me. I liked it best for applying color to the inner lid, as the angle seemed to work well in that area. It is 11mm in length, 9mm in width, and 9mm in thickness with a round ferrule. It had a total length of just over 5.5 inches or 14 centimeters.

All-Over Shadow Brush is a medium-large-sized, dome-shaped flat brush. It is 14mm in length, 11mm in width, and 5mm in thickness with a pinched ferrule. It had a total length of just over 5.5 inches or 14 centimeters. This is a larger eyeshadow brush, so it works well to lay down all-over color–like a wash of powder eyeshadow or a cream eyeshadow base. For powder, it tends to have a sheerer application, so if you want more opaque color, you may need to go back and pack it on.

Liner Brush is a medium-sized pencil brush that comes to a finer, thinner pointed edge. It is 11mm in length, 5mm in width, and 5mm in thickness with a round ferrule. It was soft, and I thought it was best for applying thicker eyeliner or lightly smudging product. For me, I find the pointed edge less desirable for smudging or applying eyeshadow to the lower lash line (which is just what I personally use this type of brush for most often). Also, to note, my liner brush came a little wonky, and it took four washes to get the shape to go back to normal.

Blender Brush is a medium-large crease brush that flares outward slightly and comes to a just barely rounded edge. It is 18mm in length, 9mm in width, and 9mm in thickness with a round ferrule. It was rather dense, so it was not as useful for blending color as it was for depositing color. However, the size is on the larger end of the spectrum, so depending on your eye shape, it may apply color significant above/below the crease area. I wish the brush was fluffier and more tapered, so it would fit into the crease just a bit better.

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Teddy Bear Brush Set

I think, generally, if you have larger-sized eyes or tend to do looks with one or two colors, these may work. If you have smaller eyes or tend to look for precision brushes, these may feel too large.
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31 thoughts on “Too Faced Teddy Bear Brush Set Review & Photos

  1. That set is too cute to be believed! I love how Too Faced does such amazing packaging (great products sometimes too). I have larger eyes but also too many brushes right now…so while it might work on me I’ll be skipping it (paying for those Hourglass blushes!) But I just love how adorable this is!!!

  2. Lucina

    I used to love Too Faced for their packaging, but recently, it is their packaging that turns me off to them. :(

  3. Aw, what an adorable theme :-) I really don’t need a whole new brush set at the moment so I am not really thinking about getting these, but I will keep them in mind for the future. How do you think Too Faced does in comparison to say MAC or Sigma when it comes to make-up brushes? Just in general? I’m just curious, because I always stick to those two brands.

    • I haven’t tried Sigma in four years or longer, and I imagine they’ve improved and changed up some of what they do, so I can’t say. These are the only brushes I think I’ve tried from Too Faced, and they seem fine quality wise (softness, how they look/appear to be made). MAC and Sigma both have much larger ranges in terms of variety, so I’m sure you’re covered between them!

  4. Thank you for reviewing this set! This is something that I was definitely curious about when I first heard of it. It seems like a nice brush set, but I don’t think I will rush out and get it just yet.

  5. These are sooo cute! I think the eye brushes would be too large for me too. The powder brush is nice though.

  6. xamyx

    This would be an adorable set for someone younger, but I can see the price being a turnoff for what seems to be the demographic they’re after. In theory, $65 for this amount of quality brushes is fair, but but I wonder how many younger consumers will be able to run out and buy these? Yes, I realize there are older people who will like them, but I’m taking into consideration the market as a whole-there will always be exceptions. Maybe if they took of $25, it would still be pricey, but still palatable!

  7. Lisa

    I’m really glad you reviewed these. I was just looking at them online this morning and thought about blindly buying them. But now I’m really glad I didn’t. I don’t have large eyes, though I don’t think they’re really small either, but these brushes probably wouldn’t work for me. Once again, thank you Christine for saving me the trouble of purchasing and returning.

  8. … I kinda really want these. So cute.
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  9. Thnks for doing this review, Christine! I’m really looking into more brushes lately, and I wondered about this set. The thing that put me off a tiny bit was the packaging, actually! At first glance I was like ‘Oh, that’s kind of cute’ and then I started feeling like it was a bit *too* cute (as in, childlike). How sad is that?! :-P

    There are so many brands of brushes, it’s so confusing! I think the main things I’ve taken away from all the various reviews and things I’ve read is that Mac 217 is good for eyes maybe…is it 239 as well?), that Suqqu makes an epic face brush and that Hakuhodo and Hourglass have some nice offerings in general…
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  10. Gorgeous packaging! Too bad they turned out rather large for you.
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  11. These brushes look so adorable! Definitely on my February wishlist! :)

  12. OMG!! It looks so cute..!! Love d packaging, color and everything.

  13. I probably won’t buy these as I already have some Too Faced brushes. I’ve actually found that their powder brush works perfectly for applying highlighting powder. Perhaps it was just that brush, but I found it didn’t pick up product well (blush, powder, anything really) so it made it easy to avoid going overboard.

    As for eyes, I have some smaller brushes from them I feel work well. But in general I usually only use two Sephora ones and they’re pretty big, I like numbers 22 and 62. Over time I’ve tried to whittle down the contents of my makeup bag when I travel. So I’ve learned to hold them in weird angles to get the best effect and not need 20 different kinds. So I suppose if a person really wanted these they could learn to make them work. Though I don’t know if these particular brushes are worth it. They aren’t exactly the ones I reach for most often and I’m a huge Too Faced fan. They’re really pretty though!

  14. I want that pouch alone for my life..still naive to understand which brush is for what !!

  15. april

    Thanks for the thorough review! I have a few too faced brushes I like and this set is tempting me. This might be an odd question but what material is the bagade of? I’m not a big fan of PVC because I think it looks and feels so cheap. I’m hoping itadr of a better material.