Icing Brushes Review

Icing Makeup Brushes
Until recently, I had never even heard of Icing. I was watching YouTuber Zabrena’s Frugal Fridayz video Top Performing Drugstore Brushes, and several of the face brushes she mentioned were Icing brushes, which she said were her favourite. If you’re (like I was) thinking right now what the heck are Icing brushes? you need to keep reading, because these are some of the most amazing and affordable (and cruelty free) makeup brushes ever!

Shortly after watching her video, I was in Ottawa at the Rideau Centre and walked by a shop filled with jewelry and accessories, and wouldn’t you know it, it was called Icing! I went in and sure enough they also had a cosmetics section with their own brand of makeup and brushes. The makeup brushes were the absolute softest brushes I have ever felt in my life. Seriously, they are like a cross between a puffy cloud and a furry kitten.

I picked up the Expert Buffer\Powder brush, the Expert Blush brush, and the Bamboo Expert Blush brush. The first two brushes were on sale for 50% off! So I got all three for just $18.21 CAD.

Icing Expert Buffer\Powder brush

Expert Buffer\Powder brush (reg. $10.75 CAD)

Icing Expert Blush brush

Expert Blush brush (reg. $8.50 CAD)

I got the Bamboo brush because the bristles were a different colour and I thought it might be a different type of fibre. It turns out all the brushes are made of 100% Nylon. The only difference I can determine is visual – the bamboo and gold handle – but that’s ok because this is my new favourite blush brush and I’m happy to have two!

Icing Bamboo Expert Blush brush

Bamboo Expert Blush brush (reg. $8.50 CAD)

These brushes feel totally high-end. They have a solid, substantial handle and don’t feel cheap at all. The best thing about them? They haven’t shed a single hair, unlike some expensive brushes I have (I’m glaring at you MAC 116). I have washed all of them several times now and still zero shedding. And did I mention how soft they are? πŸ™‚ The blush brushes blend beautifully and are the perfect size and shape.

If you haven’t tried the Icing makeup brushes, you seriously should. If you have, please tell me what you thought of them and what your favourites are. I’d also be curious to hear from anyone who’s tried their makeup too. Leave me a comment below!

Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❀


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21 responses to “Icing Brushes Review

  1. grace

    I’ve known about this brushes since 2015. And one of the sale representative told me… and i don’t know if she was pulling my leg, is that the brushes from icing are manufactured and has the same brush like quality as mac.


  2. hello. i would like to know whether Icing as a store is cruelty free.


  3. Wait, this is the CLAIRE’S Icing?! I gotta go check these out! I used to pop in for a nail polish now and then πŸ™‚


  4. Do you know if these brushes are available in the UK?


  5. I always feel silly going into Claire’s / Icing because it’s geared toward a younger crowd, but they really do have some amazing stuff! I like their nail polishes. πŸ™‚ I’ve never bought their brushes but they do remind me of Ecotools.


  6. This could NOT have come at a more perfect time! I have some Christmas money to spend and have been wondering what brand of brushes I should go for. I’m definitely going to check out Icing! Thanks!! πŸ™‚


  7. I have never heard of this brand before! Such a fun new find:) I’m all for a brush described as a fluffy cloud:) haha! Great review!


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