Disclaimer: Makeup and its tools are very personal, so something that might not work for me could be a holy grail for you. Do not be offended if your favourite beauty items are included in my review.
Any South African makeup-lover knows my struggle of trying to get my hands on international makeup brands or dupes without breaking the bank. Swiitchbeauty conveniently seemed like the perfect solution to all my problems, it was an OG Instagram makeup seller. Granted the price point is not as friendly on my student budget, I found that I was able to buy items I wanted that are not sold in national stores. In total, I have purchased five brushes from them, a brush cleaning glove and an eyebrow kit. The brush glove works phenomenally and the quality has not deteriorated since purchase. I honestly wish I could say the same for the brushes.
The items I purchased:
#G31CONTOURBRUSH // CONTOURING MAKEUP BRUSH
#F80DUOFIBER // DUO FIBER FOUNDATION BRUSH
#LUXESPHERE // ULTRA-LUXE MULTIPURPOSE BRUSH
#JAPANESEBLUSHBRUSH // ARTISAN BLUSH TOOL
#BLEND8 – 8PC EYESHADOW BRUSH SET
#BROWGAMEINBOX // EYEBROW FILLING KIT
#BRUSHLOVEGLOVE // TEXTURED MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANING GLOVE
Specifically speaking about the “LUXESPHERE // ULTRA-LUXE MULTIPURPOSE BRUSH”, I purchased it at the Cape Town pop-up shop. A few weeks later, it broke and I tried direct messaging them to fix the problem. At first things seemed to go well and they said they would definitely exchange my brush but then they just ignored my messages for more than a month. I had messaged them on twitter and even emailed the owner but I had gotten no replies.
At some point, the account messaged me again because I tagged a friend in of their posts saying the same brushes can be found on AliExpress.
Overall, I would not purchase from this brand again. Reasons besides the obvious, their customer service is terrible and the quality of the products are not worth the price point.
Written By: Nasrin Lavangee @nasrinstop