Argent Makeup Brushes

Hello! Yep, here I am again with another post on makeup brushes. I promise you this is going to be the last one for the month ;) Whenever I receive products for review (which tbh really doesn’t happen a lot), I get a little anxious because if it isn’t something I’d like to recommend it usually doesn’t get published and that makes me feel uneasy, not to mention might make me seem like a big snob.

But since I don’t get to blog as frequently as I want to, I become extra choosy of the things I show you here. So I usually end up reaching for products I’m really passionate about, which is why I’m very pleased to introduce you to these brushes.

 

My Favorite Blending Brush For Small Hooded Lids

They came from Argent Makeup Brushes, which from what I’ve heard is Portugal’s first makeup brush brand and it’s created by a fellow beauty blogger. Their brushes are successful in Portugal so they’re now trying to branch out internationally.

Anyway, I’m going to go ahead and jump on the brush that made me go gaga over this brand. It doesn’t look like much but I can honestly say that Argent’s 201 Classic Eye Makeup Brush is by far the best eye makeup blending brush I’ve ever come across. I reach for it even more than my Zoeva brushes which btw are also great.

The reason for that is because of how flexible and soft this brush is compared to the other eye makeup brushes I’ve tried. Something about it makes blending eyeshadow colors easier, it’s size also fits my small lids and creases perfectly. I can’t really explain this well enough to you but my eyeshadow looks thrice as pretty whenever I use this brush.

Argent’s 102 Classic Contour / Blush Brush is a half size, super soft, and more flexible version of Real Technique’s buffing brush. Definitely one of those multi-purpose brushes. I prefer to use a firmer brush for contour, so this ends up being designated as one of my blush brushes.

The main disadvantage I could see from purchasing from Argent would have to be the shipping fee, especially if you’re ordering from outside Europe. Customs and customs fees can also be a downer. But if you have a way to get passed all that and if you’re okay with the extra charges, these are worth checking out. Most especially their 201 Classic Eye Makeup Brush, which I consider my brush gem :)

PS: Have you seen the new episodes of Once Upon A Time??

  • Beautiful makeup brushes is always good to have a brush that works.
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  • I haven't heard of this brand but always nice to know all the new brushes available. I love a good soft eye blending brush. But too bad about the extra shipping and duties :(

  • I've never heard of this brand, but I'm glad you've find something you that works well for your eyes :D Shipping fees can always be a bummer.. it's what always discourages me from buying internationally. And OUAT… Yes… I like Elsa. So far so good. What do you think?x

  • Oh sayang, it is not a local brand. Hopefully, it becomes available here (with affordable price!) :-)

  • I knew you would love them <3 The 201 is so far my favourite blending brush. I can try others but I'm sure that I'll always comeback to him. (I'm planning on getting a backup soon)

    I like the 102 for blush and some times powder (on my T-Zone) too. For contour I tend to use the contour brush from RT which is small and fits my face perfectly.

    Their foundation brush is also really good :3
    I'm really happy that you get to love them as much as I do <3
    Take care*

  • Lovely brushes!!

    I need to get me new ones soon ^^

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  • i got their face brush (which i was suppose to review but i still haven't used it lots, bad jenn!) and i quite liked it the few times i've used it. the bristles are sooofft..

    Jenn
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  • I'm actually looking for a blending brush for my eyes, they are quite hooded. the ones I have at the moment fluffs out the eyeshadow a little bit too much. I've been using my pencil brush as a blending brush.

  • Ahhh kainis naman. Why aren't these available here :( Okay, Zoeva nalang talaga. Haha. And yes, kaso the first episode palang – Frozeeen!

  • Size is slowly becoming an issue with brushes and I hope the newer brands (and newer releases) continue to factor that in.

  • I've been looking for new brushes (my current Eco-tools ones have seen better days). I'm gonna go try these out – They look amazing the the hairs seem to have the perfect amount of density!

    xo Deborah
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  • I love that you only share products that you truly believe in. I think that's very admirable.
    Don't worry, I don't get sick of your makeup brushes blog posts. I learn a lot from them! <3

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  • This made me realize that I should buy brushes!!! Ahh I'm watching a lot of youtube vids and reading all these things and it made me realize that I should 'up' my make up game of some sort hehe :D

  • Jo

    I've not heard of this brand before so I'm glad that you shared it. I get how it sometimes makes you feel uneasy about not writing a review of stuff that were sent to you. I think that a blog author has the right to choose what to share with the readers so good job on that. The brushes sound wonderful and looks really soft!

    Jo
    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

  • I really like how you say you're picky about what you blog about. I think it's great that you only share products that you truly feel passionate about. <3 I've never heard of this brand before, but the brushes look beautiful! Unfortunately, because of the shipping fees, I'd probably pass on purchasing these. I always want to order products internationally, but you're right- the extra fees are a downer :(

    I love Once Upon a Time so far!! How are you liking the new episodes?

  • Customs though…sayang! But let's talk about Once Upon a Time na lang! HAHA! Do you know anything about the Snow Queen? Hehe

  • Thrice as pretty?? IMPOSSIBRUUUU. But have you tried the MAC 217 though? I feel like that's the brush to beat, even though I've never tried that either LOL. On another note though, we should be honest about the stuff we receive. Don't want people to part ways with hard earned money, right? @_@

    WHAT ABOUT OUAT NOW??? (Sick of this whole “I WILL FIND YOUUUUUUUUUU” theme, not gonna lie)

  • Uyy sis!! Ganda ng mga brushes mo ha!!!
    It looks really good! It somehow reminds me of Sigma brushes hehehe
    hmmm alin mas maganda sis? you've tried both right?
    super love the pics and those red flowers!!!!!!!! <3 I wanna take them home haha

    love lots,
    Tin

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  • Oh wow.. those brushes look promising sis! Especially coz I have hooded eyelids, I might need to grab some of those =D Thanks for introducing it to us! Aww.. it sucks that you get to pay custom fees and tax when you receive packages.. I know alot of people are complaining about that since Philippines custom fees for packages are so high! Buti nalang New Zealand doesn't charge custom fees at all to any packages, unless bulks of course, like freight size. I would go crazy if i have to pay custom fees coz I do majority of my shopping for anything.. online. I love the photos sis.. soo preeeeettty =D

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  • I want these <3 hahahaha!

  • Omg, the brushes look so soft. I just want to get it just to move them across my face like a massage. HAHAHAHA.
    Thanks for introducing them to us:) Another flawless post as always:) You brilliant gorgeous woman:D ahaha

    Okay, a random question. Have you ever watched Merlin(Collin Morgan is the actor)? Their sarcasm and humor is so funny, it always has me cracking me up. Serious and Funny in all the right moments. HHAHAHA, just thought to recommend it since you liked Once Upon A Time:)

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  • thanks jackie!

  • true true, i hope Argent could find another way to ship their products internationally without having to pay for too many extra charges. It'd be good for their them esp since their brushes are good products to begin with :)

  • Amagad I'm so happy OUAT is back. I thought the casting of elsa, anna, kristoff, and even hans is spot on! ^^ The actors look a lot like the characters in the movie.

  • agree, it be nice if Luxola could carry their brushes ^^

  • aaah wish i got to try their foundation brush :3 i can imagine it being as soft as their blending brush — which btw is the best eye makeup brush i have so far. im so happy i have it. thanks for introducing me to this brand D!

  • thanks emi! :)

  • hahaha! thats the one i didnt get to try, Diana also has that brush and she says the same thing about the bristles :)

  • ahaha thats very resourceful of you to use a pencil brush instead! the brush brands we have now do not have enough brushes specifically for hooded lids :S i had the same issue with most of the other blending brushes i have.

  • nako dapat zoeva should start making brushes for hooded lids naman. i dont think ive seen a brand that went out of their way to make a blending brush specifically for this purpose. it would cater to a lot of asian girls.

  • agree! esp the asian brush brands

  • oh nice! let me know what you think of them when you get these brushes :) btw how long did your eco tools brushes last?

  • hahah thanks kylie! youre the sweetest!

  • ay go get! <3 it does make a difference on your makeup, i used to believe i dont need brushes in my life but as i watch YT vids din i was slowly convinced that im wrong haha

  • very good point jo! i hope more bloggers will do the same. integrity is one of the main reasons why blogs are helpful and appealing to their readers :)

  • thanks for the encouragement melissa! <3 yea i hope argent could find a way to ship these internationally with out the extra charges. and as for OUAT i really love that show. its beginning to be quite repetitive but i still like the mystery of finding out the story behind the fairy tale chars im familiar with :P

  • AMAGAD who is she haha. do you know her backstory? from what book or movie is she? :O

  • hahaha i havent! i keep hearing about it tho so maybe ill give it a try sometime – but they should really adjust the prices of their brushes cause its too expensive. ahh thats true, its becoming repetitive. i still love regina tho… and i still wanna shout at emma for bringing home marriane! And i like how the frozen character's actors look so much like the chars in the movie :)

  • hahaha aye everytime i see flowers na it reminds me of you and your photos! the blending brush is my favorite from the two, i use it regularly <3

  • k transferring address to NZ now! hahaha. i wish it was like that here! i had to use a freight forwarder sometimes just to avoid the customs. it sucks talaga. some people their can also be corrupt sometimes from what ive heard :S when you do get the brushes let me know ha <3 youre going to like the eye makeup blending brush.

  • go get, esp the blending brush youll like it! <3

  • I DID! OMG CHARMS I LOVE THAT SHOW. i cant believe you're also watching it! youre not only gorgeous but you have great taste in tv shows pa! haha <3 i felt a little sad when it ended and i also didnt like the ending -- too sad! (wont talk about it a lot in case you havent seen the series last ep)

  • Oh man! I'm so interested in that blending brush! And you say it's even better than Zoeva's? Pero, so sad to hear about it not being locally available. :(

  • Your photos are TDF!!!! :D I love Once Upon A Time! Anna and Elsa look super cute! I think they really captured their real life counterpart but I'm not a fan of Kristoff. I hope they show Olaf… Oooooh and i really adore Hook and Emma as a couple :D

  • Nice brush! Never heard of the brand, but glad you found one that you liked!

  • Ooo, these look so nice. I don't use makeup brushes a lot, but if I did, I'm sure I'd like em', haha.

  • Hi girls!
    This is Tânia Argent from Argent Makeup
    I'm very glad with this review, and very happy that Shayne like so mutch my brushes!
    Abbout the taxes and shpping, yes it sucks, but since you live in a country outside European Union the prices of the brushes are cheaper, because you dont pay our taxes ;) So if you register in our website you'll see the prices without taxes. For example, for the 201 brush the final price with shpping would be 10.80€ (13.70usd).
    Kiss

  • Hi Shopping Obsession!
    This is Tânia Argen from Argent Makeup.
    Everyone who lives outsite European Union can buy with a cheaper price, because you dont have to pay our taxes… if you registered in our website you will see the prices without taxes, but to see this price you need to be registered because is a special situation…
    For example for the blending brush the price with shipping would be 10.80€ (13.70usd).
    kiss

  • Yup haha nagulat din ako, because i've never heard of this brand before I didn't have a lot of expectation from it. I hope Luxola could carry this brand para free shipping to the Philippines!

  • you're is much much bettar! thank you! <3 and i agree even anna looks like anna. i liked kristoff tho cause i used to watch that actor at my fave tv show -- Greek, if youve seen it, hes one of the main characters there :)

  • thanks andrea! missed hearing from you! <3

  • thank you! <3

  • Thanks for giving me the chance to try it Tania! Your brushes are in really good quality, im sure in no time you'll be releasing more brushes and perhaps a nice big brush set. Looking forward to that. More power to you! :)

  • Thank you ;) We keep in touch abbout the news :)

  • Thanks Tania! :)

  • Those brushes seem amazing, which reminds me that I need new brushes, preferably good quality ones at a reasonable price… we’ll see what I can get!
    I also want to apologize for my absence, but a lot of bad things have happened, it’s been hard to deal with and I couldn’t blog about it and warn everyone, because it’s very personal and I don’t want certain people to know that I might be with a depression. So for that I’m truly sorry. I didn’t even check or updated the social networks. But I’m back for good and it feels so good to talk to everyone again.
    Hope you are doing well and very Happy Holidays!
    Kisses and take care!

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  • dont worry xana i understand! I was on a blogging leave too. I hope whatever it is your going through is all better now. so glad to hear from you again <3

  • Many wedding makeup artist Philippines are using these kind of brushes and hopefully I can have a set of brushes.

  • oh nice i didn't know a lot of MUA here started using this brand. they're really good hope you can order them online soon!