The One Element That Stops the Bestope Brushes from a 5-Star Rating

Makeup brushes are a difficult item to purchase online when you’re uncertain about the quality or the brand. If you’re anything like me, you like to feel the brushes before purchasing them. I knew when I purchased this set that I was taking a gamble that they might not be quality brushes. Despite relatively good reviews, there’s still an uncertainty with an unknown brand.
Note: I received the makeup brush set at a discount in exchange for an unbiased review. 
My first impression of the 8 piece brush set was that I was satisfied with the look and feel of them. The brushes were soft and I liked how they felt on my skin. I like that these brushes are plush. They are exactly as they appear on Amazon.com.
This set includes a large flat angled blending brush, large blending brush, large angled blending brush, large tapered contouring brush, large round blending brush, small flat blending brush, small angled contouring brush, small tapered contouring brush and a small flat angled contouring brush. 
The qualities of the brushes definitely compare to the more expensive brand names. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality considering the price for the brushes ($9).
One of the things that I liked about the brushes is that they are made with synthetic hair so that my make up doesn’t get absorbed into the hairs as much as it would with all natural hair. I am able to use less product whether its eye shadow, foundation, blush or bronzer. I haven’t noticed much shedding of the bristles other than the occasional typical shedding that most brushes do over time. 
The bristles are easy to clean; I use a small amount of baby shampoo and warm water and they look as good as new. As long as I don’t expose the glued part of the bristles to water and shampoo I don’t anticipate any problems with the bristles coming lose from the brush.
A bonus to purchasing this set of brushes is that they come with a mini soft carrying bag. I have to say that the bag does come in handy when traveling. I like that I don’t have to worry about my brushes becoming damaged in transit.
A warning about these brushes, I was a little hesitant about purchasing the set because I read so many complaints about the smell of the brushes. I was fortunate that the set I received didn’t have much of a scent. I did wash them before using them though. So if you are considering purchasing this set be aware that there might be a smell that comes along with the brushes. 
*Note: Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

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