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SEPHORA COLLECTION Slim Essential Brush Set

What it is:A travel-friendly set of essential Sephora Professional makeup brushes.What else you need to know:Sized to slip easily into your purse or briefcase, this soft, microfiber brush portfolio has a magnetic closure and houses five professional-quality brushes.Set includes a powder brush, blush brush, large eye shadow brush, small eye shadow brush, and a retractable lip brush.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA COLLECTION Slim Essential Brush Set

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Which brush set is better?
I'm trying to decide which brush set is a better gift set for my mother, the sephora brand brush starter kit, the face and eye travel tool kit, or the slim essential brush kit.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
dmash
(St. Louis, MO)
on Slim Essential Brush Set
6 answers
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answer 1
I think the best one to buy in your price rage is the Travel Cluch Brush Set. In my experience, Sephora brushes with black handles and brown bristles aren't that great (I have the slim essentials set and a few of the Sephora professiolnal line brushes).
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
minette1000
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I just bought the face and eye travel kit and I love it. My MOM even commented that she liked it and wanted to get one. Great moms think alike?? :)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
rosesforkristen
answer 3
Brushes are all to me personal preference & essential use/price value. I purchased Sephora's Slim Essential Bush Set & it works just fine & has the extra little brushes for eyes,etc if you need that in a grat travel/purse pouch.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
drahe
(Brook Park, OH)
answer 4
Slim Essential Brush Set is the best I found and I am pretty picky about quality and effectiveness. This set is small enough for travel and comes in a case which you can use or just take the ones you need in another case- which is what I will do.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
seame
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
I think that if she likes make-up, this is a very good gift. But you must check if the brushes in this kit fits her needs.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ClaudiaRBR
(Burbank, CA)
answer 6
Slim Essential Brush Set , she will love it, soft bristles and non-irritating.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Scentslover
(Charlotte, NC)
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What are the dimensions of the brushes/case?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston ma)
on Slim Essential Brush Set
6 answers
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answer 1
It's about 7 inches by 3 inches by 1 inch.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
treblemaker
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 2
opened its 6inch wide by 7 1/4 in height.--buttoned up it goes to 3inches wide--Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
drahe
(Brook Park, OH)
answer 3
Case is 2.5 wide by 7 inches long
Largest brush is shorter than length of case so 6 inches
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
seame
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
the dimension of the case are 3" x 7", the brushes are about 6" long. They are similar to those by BE makeup.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
chris747
(Boca Raton, FL)
answer 5
Cases dimensions: closed 7x8x3 cm (wxhxd), opened 15x8x1 (wxhxd)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ClaudiaRBR
(Burbank, CA)
answer 6
Brushes are full size just like what you would get al a carte in the store. The width is a little smaller than the width of my hand when closed (4 inches maybe) and its about 8 inches long.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jellybeanie
(Davis, CA)
Question
are brushes treated with a microbial agent?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
vixenqueen
on Slim Essential Brush Set
6 answers
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answer 1
I do not think these brushes are treated with antimacrobial solution.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cottonx5
answer 2
I don't know.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
not sure, we did not ask and have thrown the box away.The brushes are very good quality,I would be shocked if they weren't.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mascarabliss
(knoxville, TN)
answer 4
Yes
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
femarie
(Torrance, CA to/from St. Louis, MO)
answer 5
There was no reference about in in the package, but when I bought I asked the same question and vendor said yes, and also suggested anti bacterial brush cleaner.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ClaudiaRBR
(Burbank, CA)
answer 6
No, these are not treated with a anti-bacterial agent. Sephora notes when its brushes are treated. They used to have a set that was for $69 and some of the platinum collection brushes are (the synthetic ones).
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
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mineral makeup
Does this work for bare minerals?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
pennygabe
on Slim Essential Brush Set
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm not sure what these brushes are made of. Synthetic brushes do not hold mineral make up but animal brushes do.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cottonx5
answer 2
It does work with bare minerals and other mineral makeup.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lt3044
(NJ)
answer 3
I don't know. I don't use Bare Minerals.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
yes, the large brush is perfect for the mineral makeup, not too much coverage, light and natural looking.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mascarabliss
(knoxville, TN)
answer 5
yes! works great! i l think i love the sephora kabuki brush even more for bare mineral application though($24 i think it cost, but worth it! even though it's only one brush, i think i may find myself turning to it for my foundation application more so than the foundation brush in this set)...i just received both, and used them to apply my makeup this morn...flawless application! very pleased. the foundation brush is great for bronzer as is the angled blush brush! i am in love with the angled blush brush! it's heavenly! so superior to bare minerals brushes that have constant fall bristle fall out! that drove me nuts.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jesspa
(phils)
answer 6
You could use it in a pinch, but a kabuki brush works better.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
kmswift
(Newton, MA)
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Are the brushes in this set regular sized or mini? They look full sized but, the description is vague.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
sapphirestars15
(PA)
on Slim Essential Brush Set
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answer 1
full size but not huge. they're just right!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jesspa
(phils)
answer 2
They didn't seem mini.......fit nicely in my hand.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
kmswift
(Newton, MA)
answer 3
Full sized! And fabulous.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
aprillaurin
(Murrieta, CA)
answer 4
They're a little smaller than a ballpoint pen. Not quite mini, but not full size either
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
tiffspe
(New Castle, DE)
answer 5
Yes they are.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
minette1000
(New York, NY)
answer 6
Th bruses are full size, but the handles are smaller.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
joyds
(Dobson, NC)
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Is there a cap for the lip brush?
The description lists it as being retractable, but I'm curious if there's any additional protection for the bristles of this brush.
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
miffywinestain
on Slim Essential Brush Set
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answer 1
Most lip brushes are retractable, and they close the same way. The product does not come with any lip brush protectors, nor do I think you can buy something to protect it. I think it being retractable is better because it wont get the case messy from the different kinds of lip colors used each time.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
neges
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 2
Yes, there is a top for the lip brush so you don't have to worry about airborne bacteria!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
priceless1980
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 3
Yes, there is a cap for the lip brush. I took me a couple tries to figure out how to use the lip brush.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Bahahaha
(Auburn, CA)
answer 4
Yes, there's a cap! You actually have to take it off and put it on the other end in order to make the lip brush rise out of the base.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
freshjuice
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
Yes and it's the type where you take off the cap and put it on the back of the lip brush to pop the tip out, so it retracts when the cap is on.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
Yes.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Beachbabe23
(Watervliet, MI)
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What kind of bristles do these brushes have (synthetic or animal hair)? Thanks.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
on Slim Essential Brush Set
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answer 1
I'm so sure they're they're natural because they feel / smell like my horse hair face brush that I have from Chantecaille, especially when I wash them.
answered 10 months ago
mellostation
(Dallas, TX)
answer 2
synthetic.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mascarabliss
(knoxville, TN)
answer 3
There is no reference about it in the package, but they are really soft.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ClaudiaRBR
(Burbank, CA)
answer 4
synthetic, but very soft
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
alabamaanna
(Birmingham, AL)
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Brush material
My girlfriend has very sensitive skin and i wanted to buy her the the slim essential brush set. So, my question is what is the actual brush material made from.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on Slim Essential Brush Set
4 answers
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answer 1
I'm not sure what they are made of, but I have sensitive skin as well and I haven't had a problem.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
I am not 100% sure but I believe they are synthetic, I have thrown my box away.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mascarabliss
(knoxville, TN)
answer 3
The is no reference in the package about it. Must ask the vendor. I also suggest a trial in the shop.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ClaudiaRBR
(Burbank, CA)
answer 4
Brushes are a microfiber, but "very, very" soft and they make applying all the different makeup a pleasure!!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
YELLOWSMILES
(Tulsa OK)
Question
what are these brushes made of?
I'm looking for make up brushes that are NOT made from any type of animal hair.
Can you help?
Thanks
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Peoria, IL)
on Slim Essential Brush Set
4 answers
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answer 1
not from animal hair.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mascarabliss
(knoxville, TN)
answer 2
These are natural, But the Sephora Advanced Airbush set is all synthetic brushes.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
minette1000
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I think it is animal hair.... not sure.... try Benefit brushes. Much more expensive but I'm 90% sure they are synthetic fibers and they wash really nicely.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jellybeanie
(Davis, CA)
answer 4
The material of the brushes is microfiber. I don't know if that comes from animals, but hope it helps!
answered 5 years ago
KangarooLover26
(San Juan, PR)
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What are each of the brushes for?
Is there a makeup applying brush? Are they a lot shorter than regular makeup brushes?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
104pluto
(Lake in the Hills, Il)
on Slim Essential Brush Set
4 answers
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answer 1
They say on the brush handle what each brush is for.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
The large brush works perfect for the powder foundations, the angled brus is a blush brush, there is a base eye shadow brush, a high lighting eye shadow brush and a lip brush.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mascarabliss
(knoxville, TN)
answer 3
no they aren't much shorter than regular brushes. its just a travel friendly kit.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
sugarpea16
answer 4
Large brush is for all over finishing powder or bronzer. Angled bristled brush (second from left in photo) is for contoured application of blush, bronzer, or illuminating powder. I prefer a normal blush brush that's rounded (no angle). Middle brush is a large eye shadow brush for all over color. Smaller brush is for eyes, but for more detailed application such as highlighter under your brows. Far right brush is a retractable lip brush to use for applying gloss, lipstick, etc. It's excellent to use this sort of brush to line your lips using the pigment from a lip stick tube and then apply the lip stick per usual. You'll get a clean line.
This kit does not include any foundation or concealer brushes, which is what I think you want. If you use mineral or powder foundation, then you will want a large powder brush (like the one in this kit) and a large kabuki brush (very short handled brush with lots and lots of bristles for great blendability and coverage control). If you wear liquid foundation, then you want to use a large foundation brush which is flat and stiffer than a powder brush. Also buy the smaller version (sometimes called a concealer brush) so that you can apply concealer or your liquid foundation around eyes and nostrels.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
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