Worth Every Penny!
BillyB's makeup brushes and tools are impeccable: they're practical and crafted to produce precisely flawless results. They've made my life so much easier because not only are they a pleasure to travel and work with, they simply get the job done! BillyB has definitely set the bar--amazing, amazing, amazing!
Question not review
Are they cruelty free? I'm a freelance makeup artist. I'm long overdue for new brushes. I've been lusting after these for a long time. Billyb is my number one inspiration for becoming a makeup artist, but I don't want to buy something that isn't cruelty free. I don't have a problem with animal hair as long as it was obtained in a humane way.
I absolutely love them. My hair
colorist of 13 years noticed my makeup application
was better than usual (and she always liked my makeup).
However, it WAS better than usual because of BillyB
brushes. Wayne was absolutely correct in his praise.
My makeup application is so much easier and more even,
more blended than ever. And, I would like to add that I
have spent an incredible amount of money on high-end
brushes for many years. I was obsessive in finding the
next “perfect” brush. I have finally found them and the
name on them is BillyB.
My hair colorist now is the proud owner of all that I could
purchased on her behalf. She is thrilled. She saved time
in her application of her products (as I do now) because of these excellent
brushes. I also want to add that we are both in our 70s. Who
says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? LOL
I don't have the Master Set, so I had to order the sets that were
available and then order individual brushes. I am only missing
Brush #10 (the liner brush). I have already ordered duplicates,
especially Brush #8.
Where have you gone?!
Why are the individual brushes available but not the set?! I need this set! Is there any way to notify me once they've returned? I've been searching for the perfect set of brushes and all of my research has led me here. After the review done by Wayne Goss I was sold!
Billy B. I need this brush set! When will there be more available??? I'm a stay at home mom that loves makeup. And in my downtime I've been teaching myself how to apply it better. Wayne G of Goss Make Up Artist fame on You Tube had amazing things to say about these brushes.
I have been really lucky to have purchased some of the brushes from Billy while he was in Vancouver for the launch. Regrettably I didn't get the full set, and I've kept them for my personal use only as I've way too many brushes for my professional kit.
Now years gone by, I can't stop thinking about getting more to complete my collection, only to find out they're sold out. Would you bring more back soon please? Please.
When you have thousands of brushes at hand - its sometimes even harder to know just what to pick up! When i first saw this set i wasn't too sure that 13 brushes could really cut it! And where was the crease brush! You know, the standard MAC 224 thingy! No where to be seen! But i bought them anyway thinking - well its more brushes to my collection!
Then i played with them! Billy is right. 13 brushes is all you need. The foundation brush looks like every other foundation brush until you realise that you don't need to blend the brush strokes away! I've no idea why and i don't care all i know is that you can apply liquid foundation without leaving marks.
The brushes are so interchangeable that you can use the same brush for the lip and the eye then the face with just a little brush cleaner in-between. The firmness of the brushes and the bend allows for such great detailed work.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE brush number 4! Its your contouring, bronzing, blusher, powder brush. Its so small. The smallest brush I've seen for its purpose and yet it works so brilliantly. Its glides over the skin leaving the most beautiful application of blush.
Number 5 and 7 are perfect for eyes, lips and face.
And the lip brush. HELLO! Lidless. Load it up with lipstick pop it into your bag and you can touch up when you're out.
Its not the wheel reinvented - its fine tuning already standard makeup brushes and making them more beautiful. Making them easier to use.
$250 is a lot of money. But i would have paid doubled for this set. AMAZING.
UPDATE: Its now official. I have no used any other brushes since getting Billy B. These are AMAZING. Breakthaking. Exciting and truly the best brushes i've ever used - ever.
Hi Billy: I think you are amazing and super creative. I love your comment about trends, that's why at 51 I decided to become a makeup artist. I'm still growing and loving every step of the way. I and some of my clients have small eye real estate and shadow brushes are typically too large to give me the precision I want so I have adapted other tools in my kit as a work around, still the handles are too long, brushes too big and more. One day, I will get the Master Paint Brush Collections...soon I hope. In the meantime, I wish you much success and thank you for creating tools for the make up artist!!