Monday, April 06, 2009

Essence of Beauty Brushes: MAC brush dupes?

When I got my first MAC brush set, which is the Heirlooms set, the first thing I thought of when I saw them is that they looked a lot like the Essence of Beauty face brushes that I have. So are EoB brushes dupes of MAC? Let me show you the pics to compare. May I remind you that the MAC brushes I have are SEs, not FS so they are smaller than the FS brushes.

Here is a look at my MAC 168SE (left) vs. the EoB blush brush (right):

The MAC is of course, smaller because it's not an FS brush, but they look very similar right?

Here is a look at my MAC 190SE (left) vs. EoB foundation brush(right):

Aside from the size difference, the EoB foundation brush is more pointed.

Here is the MAC 194SE (left) vs. EoB concealer brush (right):

My EoB is unwashed so it has a lot of residue but without it, it looks pretty similar to the 168SE. The EoB concealer brush is wider, though.

They look really similar don't they?


~tHiAmErE~ said...

yeah...they really do look alike..
i heard the Essence of Beauty got good brushes.

it goes to show that there are a lot of brushes out there.

I think that's the main reason why i haven't had a single MAC brush yet... XD

Tish said...

I have been checking ebay for these but I don't think anyone's selling it these days. You're lucky you have a ton of these wonderful brushes.

Askmewhats said...

wow..more wonderful NON - MAC brushes? aaaayy

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

thiamere, yes the EoB brushes. I don't have any FS brushes. the heirlooms set is all i have because i got it at a low price.

tish, i found these on ebay! hopefully, someone will sell these again sometime.

nikki, these are good brushes. i'm not sure about it being MAC quality though. i'm not a brush expert.

Anonymous said...

Crystal, the angled blush brush is the 168. 194 yung concealer. Nabaligtad mu yata

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

hi anonymous, yes, nabaliktad ko nga. lol! although i noticed it right before reading your post. i edited it already. thanks for the reminder though!

Blair said...

MAC brush dupes:
Ooo they do look similar!

Do you guys have Kate (drugstore Kanebo line)? Kanebo is slightly more expensive here, Blanchir is a drugstore line in Japan but they are selling it over the counter here >_<

Coastal Scents:
I know what you mean about the shipping! It's more expensive than a few of the products combined, but I couldn't resist the allure anymore hahaha. If I do get wind of a free shipping code or something, I'll be sure to pass it to you ^^

Yumeko said...

i have some EOB brushes and i think they are pretty good for he price

mac brushes...its a love hate relationship for me, i got a few too but some are very good and some not so much XD

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

blair, i'll message you about this.

yumeko, i heard that not all MAC brushes are nice too.

Anonymous said...

hello! :p

where did you purchase essence of beauty brushes? omg I am super intrigued how do blog people find so pretty brushes XD

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

gia, i found these from ebay. they're not available locally though. just be on the lookout maybe someone will sell them again :P

nikkiz. said...

I have a few EoB eyeshadow brushes I got from a friend in the US. I'm not sure if they're dupes too although EoB is the save version of POSH brushes which I think is made by the same company. said...

I love EOB brushes. They're Posh brushes without the red handles. Good thing I have a CVS drugstore right by our home. My faves are the two detail/crease brushes that are softer versions of the MAC 219.

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

nikki, lucky you to have some e/s brushes. i want to try them too.

aileen, i probably won't be able to get those until i go to the US.

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