Crown Brush Studio Pro set 626 – Part 2

If you missed part one of the review, it is here.

Today I’ll be reviewing the eye brushes from the Crown Brush Studio Pro set 626. I had to guess which type of fibre / hair was used for the brushes (if I am wrong, please do let me know so I can correct the info) – based on this page from the Crown Brush Australia site. Both the UK and Australian Crown Brush websites are so much better than the U.S. and Canadian sites.

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First we have the pro blending crease brush, it is a natural hair brush, most likely a natural goat fibre.

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I used it yesterday, so the dark tip is actually eyeshadow, not the actual fibres. I love this one, I’ve used it several times since getting this set.

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Up next is the precision brush. I think that this one is a natural goat hair brush.

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This one is great for smudging shadow / liner, or for laying down the outer v.

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Next is the pro blending fluff brush. It is a goat / sable hair mix.

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This one is so soft and fluffy (in a good way), it makes blending so much easier.

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Next is the oval concealer brush. I’m not 100% sure if this one is red sable or if it is synthetic – the bristles are soft, yet firm.

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It is for applying concealer, primer, or cream shadows. I think that it is more likely to be synthetic than sable since on the website it says that synthetic hair brushes are best for liquids and creams. I’ve only tested this one with concealer, and yesterday morning I accidentally used it with a loose eyeshadow pigment. (It worked great by the way, haha!)

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Next is the angled liner brush. It is very soft, I think that this one is synthetic.

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Great for eyeliner, or applying eyeshadow wet as an eyeliner. I’ve only used this once since I usually either use my pencil liner or my liquid liner that comes with its own brush.

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And last but not least is the pointed liner brush. The bristles are super delicate.I think that the bristles are synthetic.Crown5

This one would be great for using your eyeshadow wet as a liner. I haven’t actually used this one yet.

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The brush roll is faux leather which means that it is super easy to keep clean, you can just wipe it with a damp cloth. It has slots to hold all eleven brushes, with a protective flap that fold over the bristles when the roll is closed.

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I don’t store my brushes in the roll – I have pretty Ikea containers for storage, and a Benjabelle brush tree for when I’m cleaning and drying my brushes, but the brush roll will be so great when travelling because it will keep them protected in my luggage.

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Final verdict: I’m really glad that I took a chance and ordered this brush set. The price and quality are great. I’m probably not going to use the pointed liner brush all that much, but the rest of the brush set I know that I will definitely make use of. I only have two complaints about this set, the first being that I wish that it had come with an insert that explained what each brush was for and what type of bristles was used in each brush instead of having to look it up and figure it out. The second is that I wish that this set had a fan brush. Not a deal breaker for me since I know that I’ve lived this long without a fan brush, so I’m sure that I’ll survive a little longer without one!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Ahimsa Solid Brush Cleaner Review

Cleaning your make-up brushes on a regular basis is extremely important for several reasons, most importantly, to eliminate bacteria from your brushes, as well as to remove product build-up.  If you take good care of your make-up tools, they will last for many years.

As someone with extremely sensitive skin, I have to be careful about everything that goes near my skin, and this includes not just make-up and skincare products, but with what I use to clean my make-up brushes with.

I was using Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap 18-in-1 unscented baby-mild pure-castile soap for years but recently read a review on Logical Harmony for Ahimsa Naturals’ Solid Brush Cleaner and was intrigued to try it out since I was almost out of my Dr. Bronner’s.

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Unfortunately there is no ingredient listing on the packaging, or on their website, but they describe their product as containing:

Natural ingredients gently cleanse, moisturize and disinfect makeup brushes. No harsh chemicals (free of sulfates + dyes). No synthetic fragrances

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I did a patch test on my wrist to test for sensitivity issues, and when no reaction occurred, went ahead and washed my brushes according to the directions on the jar:

Instructions for use: Wet the bristles of your brush and swish in a circular motion to produce a lather. Rinse and lay flat to dry. To prevent contamination please allow the cleanser to dry before closing the container.

It was UNBELIEVABLE how much product residue came out of my brushes, and I had cleaned them less than two weeks before!  And the bristles were nice and soft after drying on my Benjabelle brush tree.

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The Ahimsa Naturals solid brush cleaner comes in two scents: rosemary and lavender, and grapefruit and bergamot. I chose to buy the rosemary and lavender scent, and it smells so fresh and clean.

This solid brush cleaner comes in a 56g / 2 oz jar, and sells for approximately $16 USD. You can purchase the Ahimsa Naturals solid brush cleanser directly from them, or from the Kind Beauty Collective.

Disclosure – This was purchased by me!

Beautylish Unboxing

After my dear friend and fellow beauty blogger Daena from Brightly Colored Person had posted a review of Wayne Goss brushes: I knew that I had to try them. So when the Wayne Goss brushes were finally in stock once again, I placed my very first order with Beautylish on March 30th.

My package came today, and I am so impressed because usually packages take at least 5 to 7 business days, and more often than not, 7 to 10! Let’s start with the packaging:

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 Super cute, right? Just wait! Each item was wrapped! Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at the Brash Attitude House

I need a better storage solution for my make-up! I have four clear plastic boxes to hold all of my make-up. It used to be enough. But now, things are in layers, so if I need something, I have to dig through until I find what I need. It is a bit of a mess!

I can either get a few more of the same clear plastic boxes, or try a totally different storage solution.

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How do you store your make-up? I’d love to know about your storage solution!

I keep my brushes in a glass so that the bristles don’t get damaged. But I saw a brush tree on the Beautylish instagram today that I must have, because it is perfect for drying your make-up brushes after cleaning them.

Isn’t it perfect? I might have to get one!