Hey beauties, truth be told I use to be that girl with so many brushes, from so many brands that I hardly used half of them. The wasteful makeup hoarder in me used to think the more brushes I have the less I have to clean. Well, it was the opposite I had way more brushes dirty that it just became more of a hassle to clean. Let me put it this way, I’d admit it I was being lazy. Now, that I’ve de-cluttered most of my brushes and stuck with a couple I enjoy and know work, I enjoy using my brushes that I do have and I actually take the time to clean them knowing that if they aren’t clean I can’t use them.
Recently, I have been on the hunt for new makeup brushes of good quality that are also cruelty-free (meaning no animal hair is used/synthetic brushes). If you think about it not all makeup brushes are cruelty-free, (you have to do your research) a lot of high ends is known brand brushes aren’t cruelty-free or limit to which ones are cruelty-free. When I’m choosing makeup brushes, it’s important to go for the best. The best doesn’t necessarily mean higher brand, or expensive. I found high-end brushes that I’ve spent a pretty penny and the quality was less of luxury, but I’ve found high-end brushes that were high-end material and worked amazing. Vice versa for low-end affordable brushes.
So when I saw one of my followers, @msjuicyy (if you have Instagram you should follow her she’s truly a genuine person) rave about Crown Brush palettes, and brushes I went and looked at there account to see what all the rave was about. Just to be honest here, I’m the last one to be in the hype of Instagram brands that everyone has a code for or every person doesn’t have anything negative to say. But, after looking them up and saw she also had a code to save 20% and they were affordable, I went ahead and purchased the 6pc HD Set w/ Mixing Plate & Spatula. I don’t mind supporting others when it comes to affiliate links as long as they’re honest and upfront with it.
($19.99 for the set on their website)
This 7 piece Black HD Cosmetic Brush Set is made with high-grade synthetic fibers, is vegan, cruelty-free, and is perfect for applying high definition cosmetics including liquids, creams, and powders. The brush set includes:
- Travel Case
- Mixing Plate
- Powder Brush
- Contour Brush
- Chisel Shadow Brush
- Crease Brush
- Concealer Brush
- Detail Liner Brush
Since these makeup brushes are intended for HD makeup, meaning they were designed to work well High Definition cosmetics, liquids, creams, and powders. What I first noticed about the brushes was the soft feel of the high-grade synthetic fiber bristles. It came in a black patent leather case, which is convent for travel. The mixing plate and spatula are so useful it has made my makeup application less of a hassle. Instead of always using the back of my hand to pour the foundation on, I now use the mixing plate. It’s also so very easy to clean and keep clean. Now, for the brushes, one thing I’ll tell you is they’re great as a starter kit for makeup lovers who are just starting off. They are pros and cons to these brushes that I’ve noticed upon using them every day since I’ve received them. The brushes included in this set are hit and misses for me. There are 2 face brushes and 3 eye brushes.
- The largest of the brushes is the Powdered brush it is intended as an all-over powder brush to create a flawless finish on your skin. For me, this is not as fluffy or dense enough for powder or even powdered foundation. I use it more of a bronzer and blush brush.
- The next is the contour brush which I love how it’s soft but dense enough to give you a sharp-looking contour that isn’t patchy looking because it blends so evenly.
- Then there is the Chisel Shadow Brush which is for packing on color to the lid, it does an ok job at applying shadows.
- Now, on to the crease brush that blends shadows on your crease, and I also use it to blend in my transition shades. It does an ok job at blending.
- The concealer brush wasn’t my favorite, it was kind of rough for my under-eyes even though it felt soft, and it didn’t blend my concealer well. I felt like I was dragging, and tugging under my eyes. I use this mainly for when I apply eye-shadow primer or concealer on my lids as a base.
- Lastly, the liner brush which didn’t work as a liner, bristles were to thin and felt scratchy. Won’t be using it much.
Overall, this set is a decent set for the price, the quality is ok not the best but not the worst. The brushes do stain from the makeup that you use. You have to keep cleaning them every time you use them or they will always look dirty like you don’t clean your brushes. I’ve noticed a few sheds of fallout from the bristles already, but not to the point where is unbearable to use.
With any affordable, even high-end brush sets they won’t be like individual brushes, they will always be pros and cons to them.
What are your thoughts on Crown brushes? Do you prefer affordable brushes or high-end brushes?
Until next time,