Recently, I added a few brushes to my collection from Crownbrush who were having a 30% off sale. They are so reasonably priced anyway, with this discount on top they were practically giving them away! I am so impressed with the quality of these brushes, they do not shed, wash well and make application a breeze. Here is my collection (so far!):
C405 Angle Contour Brush (£8.29)
My new favourite brush, this little beauty is amazing for contouring, as it nestles under the cheekbone perfectly and deposits product along its tapered head. Doubles as a blush brush too for adding a pop of colour to the cheeks. It is a fairly small brush so applies product with precision. The hairs are made of white goat hair which are soft on the skin and easy to clean (Brush Cleaning Post here). A great addition to my brush collection.
C457 Round Blender (£4.99)
This small, but chunky buffing brush is exceptional for blending concealer, especially on those blemishes which can often be hard to cover, and contours of the face such as around the nose. The dense, rounded end buffs in cream products to the skin well, so would also be great for cream eyeshadows too.
C433 Pro Blending Fluff Brush (£6.09)
I have actually had this particular brush for a while, so I have used it for about 6 months. It is a great blending brush for eyeshadow which I use both to apply shadow and blend it through the crease and outer corner. I compared it to the Mac 217 (post here), as I use it for the same job, which it does extremely well for the price. It is probably not quite as soft or flexible as the 217 but it makes light work of blending eyeshadow and I use mine most days. A must-buy essential for everybody!
C431 Precision Pencil Brush (£4.39)
Another brush that I have had for a few months, this pencil-shaped brush is brilliant for precision work and is a bit of a multi-tasker. It is great for applying shadow and blending it along the bottom lash line, as its short head gets under the bottom lashes easily. I also use it occasionally for applying shadow through my crease, but mainly I use it to add highlight to the inner corner of my eye. It is shaped so that highlight is applied directly where you want it and does not disrupt the rest of your make-up.
C217 Bent Liner Brush (£2.79)
I am on a bit of a black liner mission at the moment, trying to discover the best tips and techniques to apply it (post in the pipeline!). I don’t know about you but when applying gel liner to the upper lash line, I am fine on one eye, but usually make a bit of a mess with the other as I end up a bit cack-handed! This nifty little liner brush has a bend in it to help you out in these situations, and it totally works! The bend allows you to get right to the root of the lashes easily and apply gel liner with ease. I would say that it is not the best for creating a wing, but for the application across the upper lash line, it is a lifesaver!
SS025 Syntho Brow Duo (£3.99)
I love this brush so much, it is the do-it-all brow brush. One end has a spoolie which you use to brush through your brows and the other a synthetic angled brush to apply product to the brow. As it is synthetic it is perfect for applying a cream product such as the Anastasia DipBrow Pomade (review here) or equally powders too. Having two brushes in one allows you to switch between the two with ease, without having load of brushes in your hand at any one time. Every brow enthusiast need this in their life!
So there you have it, my little Crownbrush Collection! If you fancy any of these brushes yourself, Crownbrush are offering my readers 10% off until Friday 28th February, so get in quick to snap up a bargain. All you have to do, is click the banner below to take you too the site, and enter the code FINAJ2014.
If anyone has any Crownbrush recommendations, I would love to know!