The Teddy Bear Hair set by Too Faced is a great option for cruelty free makeup brushes.
Compared to buying single brushes by brands like MAC or Sigma, this set is incredibly cheap. However, when you look at the price tag all on its own it seems like quite a lot.
The set comes in a matching bag complete with powder brush, contour brush, liner brush, shadow brush, and blender brush. However, these brushes aren't necessarily ideal for their advertised purposes. The "liner" brush is quite thick and blunt, and would be more appropriately named as a pencil brush. The "contour" brush is more fit to be used as a packing brush, with its flat, dense fibers.
What I find is missing from this set, that would make it perfect for a full-face brush set, is a small angled brush for eyebrows and liquid liner.
Despite my few irritations with this product the brushes are well made, they stand up quite well over time. They're soft and retain their shape even after vigorous cleaning.
If you're just starting and need a few brushes to get you on your feet, this could be the set for you.
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