Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Borghese makeup brushes at Costco!

I love Costco. And I especially love when they collaborate with makeup companies to sell their products there. This time (and many times before) they released makeup brushes by Borghese. I usually have to wait until the end of the year to get it because they're limited edition during the holidays. But it's the middle of April and I found them in the store while doing my usual weekday Costco runs! And it looks like they're from the Borghese collection, and not a collaboration with Kirkland (Costco's brand)...Yay! I absolutely LOVE them. They are such high quality brushes! Look at the pictures :)



Kabuki Brush - Very dense brush and soft brush head. Picks up powder really evenly.

Angled blush/contouring brush - Probably my favorite of them all! It's dense enough to pick up a lot of product in one sweep. I use it for blushes and bronzers :)

Duo Fiber Stippling Brush - Not sure how it compares to Mac's but this is my first duo fibre brush. 

Round Foundation Brush - Great on the face. Really evens out foundation and creams on the nose areas

Concealer Brush - This one is okay. I have many concealer brushes like this one.

Fluffy Blending Brush - LOVE it. It's perfect for highlighting and blending in colors

Eyeshadow Brush - Brushes evenly right at the lids. I really love this brush as well.

Angled Eye Contour Brush - Haven't used this one yet! 

Angled Brow Brush - Another okay brush. I have many similar to it.




Comes with a magnetic brush roll :) No room for the Kabuki though =/

I really love them so much! They are perfectly sized, perfectly tapered and uberly soft. The brush heads are dense and can pick up makeup better than all my other ones. During Christmas last year, I bought another Borghese set that collaborated with Kirkland but it wasn't as good. Quality wise, this set has been the best so far out of all the years I've seen Borghese brushes from Costco. I was looking on Ebay for different brush sets because my other ones are all old and ratty and I am so glad that I didn't impulsively buy them online *phew* 
Best part? It only cost $23.99! ^_~ Isn't that just ridiculous?! It's probably cheaper than the professional ELF brush rolls. Or around the same price. It is amazing quality for brushes that cost so little :)

If any of you are interested in purchasing this brush set but don't have a Costco membership or don't live near one, I can help you buy it and send it to you. I'll be going back sometime next week and I won't mind picking up more of these. Just shoot me an email if you're interested :) 

Anyway, today was a gorgeous day outside. I woke up early and did my makeup :) I love it when it's all bright outside. It just makes you want to start the day.

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I'm wearing Skin Food Aloe BB Cream, Bobbi Brown brown eyeshadow, Loreal Telescopic Mascara, Revlon Baby Pink lipstick, and MAC Dainty blush.

And below is my top! I wore it over a cotton blazer and pants later on.

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54 comments:

Hussy said...

Aww! I have to get theseee!

alcupcake said...

Omigodness!!! They're sooooo gorgeous!! Are they super soft and fluffy? I'm particularly interested in the kabuki!! Did they just come out? And are they synthetic fibers or hair?
Sorry for asking so many questions =P I just love costco brushes =P

herroyalbleakness said...

I wish I lived there, too! I'm staring at that plump kabuki that looks like the hairs are gonna burst outta the ferrule! I love dense kabuki brushes!

I wish I didn't click on this post :( Makes me want those brushes real bad (round foundie brush, angled blush brush, blending and lid brushes, and of course, ms. plump kabuki)!

Ashley said...

Can't wait to go to Costco, I want that stippling brush and the foundation brush!!

Hollie said...

Those brushes really look promising!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the review! Gotta admit the warehouse clubs really do have great stuff sometimes.
Love the Revlon lipcolor on you!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Aya said...

Nice brushes! Great buy!:)

Hercy said...

Gotta love those brushes!! Aww poor Kabuki brush, lol. Anyway, I like your makeup! It looks very natural and very wearable! And I also like your sheer top, so girly!

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Sarah said...

Sometimes, Costco surprises everyone. Every once in a while there is a definite diamond in the rough. I don't do makeup, so I probably don't understand quite how nice the brushes are, but that's still very awesome. (:

Tracy D said...

Thanks so much for this, I was looking for these around Christmas time. I don't neeeeeeeddddd more brushes but I'm headed to Costco to look for them anyway :)

Vintage Makeup said...

Wow great value for the price!

laura said...

It's funny you mention Costo because I love it for the same reasons you do. Problem is, we don't have a Costco where I live. I have to ask my mom to get stuff for me, but she rarely ever goes there because she gets tempted to buy everything! What a dilemma!
Anyway, great brushes. And the look you creates is pretty (as always)!

mizzsandychau said...

your blouse is so pretty!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

alcupcake: It's a mix of natural bristles and synthetic ones. Personally I love the natural fiber ones, like the blush and contouring brush. Most of the e/s brushes are made of natural fibers and the concealer and flattened brushes are synthetic :)

Pammy said...

I want those brushes especially the kabuki and the round foundation brush! Too bad there's no Costco here and those brushes aren't available. :(

On a lighter note, I love your FOTD. Your skin looks radiant and glowing. :)

Deborah said...

Wow, thats an amazing steal!!! Haven't been to costco in awhile! But I'll be looking out for those brushes the next time I go !!!!

EveryDay Makeup blog said...

I have the holiday edition brushes from costco for $20 and I love it! I wanna get this set too. Thanks for letting us know :)

Loving the fotd. You look fresh and pretty

sugar sugar said...

i love your top because it looks so comfy! :3 and i also like your FOTD because you look so fresh. i have a question, do you have sigma brushes? how would you compare these brushes to sigma ones? i only own eco tools and sigma brushes so i'm really curious. ^_^

Joy said...

Those brushes look great, I really like the look of the kabuki! What a bargain at only $23.99!
Pretty FOTD :) Dainty blush really suits you. xx

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

Sweet! I must get to Costco and see if they have them here! Thanks for showing them!

MadsaboutU said...

I go to costco at least once a week and I have not seen those! I had seen the brand with the powder though...if I remember correctly. Can you tell me what hair animal hair the brush is made of? You know what Costco deal I like? the stila lipgloss set!:)

PopBlush said...

Oh I really like the looks of those brushes.. Especially the angled contour brush and the eye brushes. $23.99!! Girl, you got a bargain!

Lovely FOTD~ Love the head band ^-^

cocoabee said...

omg $24? we better get these in canada!

Leenda said...

OMG 23.99?! That is such a great price! The brushes look like really great quality too!

serenadeveryday said...

Those brushes do look pretty good and I love that it came with a case. I still haven't bought a complete set of brushes but that's probably because I can't see myself using them all.

I love your headband and your skin is always glowing! Nice weather definitely makes me want to be more active. It has been pretty nice recently hasn't it?! I hope it warms up soon.

<3 s.

Lea said...

I actually don't wear much makeup at all, but have been considering starting to wear a teeny bit, so blogs have been really helpful for that. Thanks for sharing :) I think I'm heading to Costco tomorrow or the day after, so I might take a look :)

Mara said...

OH GOODY....Im going to CostCo tommorrow just for this. If my Costco doesn't carry this I will have to have you get me a set. I'll let you know asap if I found them or not. :) Im so excited now.

Mara said...

BTW I was so excited about the brush set that I forgot all about your adorable hairband. I have a few that I need to dust off and wear more.

Elizabeth Chang (Skyla Arts) said...

my hubby's godmom donated some of her borghese brushes to me for my kit! it looks like they have made improvements since she bought'em! looks like a great cost effective set!!

Nic Nic said...

your complexion is so bright and luminous! very pretty!! what a greta brush set!!

mandy said...

I like these type of brushes more than the ones from the set I got from Costco 2 (or was it 1) Christmases ago..I hope I can get my hands on these :D

Fables in Fashion said...

Thanks for the review! I had no idea Costco sold makeup friends, I'm going to have to search for them on my next trip over there :)

avec-moi.net said...

thanks for sharing! i need to get it..hahaha!

Winnie said...

Oh wow these brushes look like the best quality! I wish the UK Costcos were as good as the ones in the US. They're more restricted to trade only (my parents own their own business so we sometimes go) but they carry more or less the same things!

Saving Capulet said...

oh awesome find! the brushes looks very soft and i love the brush case <3

Lulu said...

Omg I was waiting for these since the holidays but the Kirkland one never became available in my costco cuz i heard it was recalled. I'm glad they came out with a new set with borghese. Eeeek must go to Costco! Which one did u go to ig u don't mind mr asking? I hope mine will carry it! I usually go to the fremont one.

Rinny said...

Aww I wish I had a Costco membership...these brushes look really high quality, and for such a great price too! My Sephora brushes are starting to fall apart, so I'm looking to get them replaced soon ><

Anonymous said...

Went to Montclair, CA Costco and they had the set but the price tag had the asterisk so that means that is all they will have in stock. After they run out from the current stock, most likely a new set will be coming in.

Great brushes and sizes. A month ago I got the Urban Decay Naked palette, so I can't wait to try it out with the new brushes. I had not purchased since Garden Botanica was in business and those were wonderful brushes at a fair price point. None are ragged and it's been 10 years of use and cleanings.

Katherine said...

Wow, $23.99 is an amazing price for that brush roll! I have to check out my local Costco soon...thank you for posting :)

Winnie* said...

Damn! I wish I went to Costco today. I was originally going to go but my weekend trip made me sleep til 3pm today. I am currently searching for brushes too and these would be perfect! Did you see the Stila palette at Costco awhile back? That was gorgeous too. Thank you so much for posting this up. Great headsup I will definitely grab a set next time I go. xoxo

InsideOut Elle said...

whuuuuttt costco sells makeup brushes O_O!! These look like great quality too - ehhe super cheap too! You look cute with that hairband btw :)

slowbrogal said...

I like your blouse..You look so awesome in it!!

Yami said...

You look so beautiful! I love your shirt~

aki! said...

Your outfit's really cute. I love the way you're wearing that sheer top.

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wifluvelle said...

what a great buy! i wish costco is in asia lol

xoxo elle

--Sanam-- said...

The 'angled brush' looks absolutely fab :) & so was it $23.99 for ALL the brushes? What a fab deal! :)

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Kelly said...

I keep hearing about this wonderful brush sets from Costco -- need to get my lazy butt over there and pick one up!

.blushfully. said...

Wish we have them here in Australia but there's not even such warehouses =( $23.99 for the lot, wow, that's amazing price! The brushes look so good and I like the handles and the look of them! I have a sad thought that postage to Australia would be crazy expensive...

Thanks for sharing :)

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Penelope said...

The brush set looks great. Thanks for sharing!

wow, you look stunning! love your new hair!!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

you know what, i love costco and i love when companies collaborate with brands. but for some reason i had no idea costco did that too! very cool and the makeup looks great on you!

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V. Lavender said...

Ooooh i think i'll have to go to costco and get a set as well as a hot dot and diet coke to go :)

黃愛玲 said...

Great deal for the brushes. You look so darling in that top. =o)

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love all of the brushes(Borghese) they come out with. Please, Please bring back again.

Anonymous said...

OMG Iknow it's been a long time but I just discovered it is it possible to get them for me? excuse my english am french (my email adresse is marie_a225hotmail.fr and my name is Marie°