As we all know, makeup is not just about the products, but also the technique and technique is nothing without the right tools. I have always been in search of good quality makeup brushes, but they are not as readily available in India as I would like them to be. I tried using Vega brushes but I really didn’t find them up to the mark and MAC brushes, though wonderful, were not good for my financial well-being. So, in my search, I came across Coastal Scents 22-piece brush set which has almost every type of brush imaginable and at a very reasonable price.
Coastal Scents – 22 Piece Brush Set.
35$ (roughly Rs. 1900 ) . It is on 50% sale right now, just 17$ (a total steal). I don’t think the sale will last for long, so if you want this set, now is the time.
22 professional makeup brushes.
Material: Both synthetic and natural hair brushes.
Size of Bristle/Ferrule/Handle: All details are given on the Coastal Scents website. (It will take a lot of space to mention them all here).
The brushes come in a leather-like case which is very handy (you can imagine the chaos of carrying 22 brushes otherwise). It is classy and easy to carry, especially when one needs to go out of station. It has a huge Coastal Scents inscription on it.
So, it has a small zip case with not much space. It can carry a few makeup products like a compact powder and some lipsticks/concealer. It comes with two magnetic buttons which keeps the brushes closed and safe!
Small pouches to contain each brush are provided, along with one extra pouch. An overlying cover with Coastal Scents 22 piece brush set written on it is provided to cover the bristles when one is not using them.
Here are the 22 brushes! For extra safety measures, plastic coverings are given for every brush to cover the bristles. I think Coastal Scents even provides plastic covers separately in their website.
Large Fan Brush
Powder Buffer Brush and Flat Buffer Brush
Angle Blush Brush, Round Powder Brush, Foundation Brush
Left to Right: Concealer Brush, Detail Concealer Brush, Lip brush
Left to Right: Doe foot blender, Smudger sponge, Brow brush
Left to Right: Large Shadow Brush, Blender Brush, Medium Shadow Brush, Detail Shadow Brush
Left to Right: Pointed Blender, Dome Shadow Brush, Dome Blender
Left to Right: Large Liner/Brow, Medium Liner/Brow, Small Liner/Brow Brush
My Experience with Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set:
The duo fiber fan brush is super soft and I often use to apply highlighter. It picks up the product like a charm. My favourite is the Duo Fiber Powder Buffer Brush. It is quite soft with dense bristles. I use it with my MAC Skin Finish Natural and it gives an airbrushed finish. Flat buffer brush is almost as good for foundation. Super soft and dense.
I am not that happy with the angle blush brush. It has a fine density but I found its bristles a little too harsh. The Duo Fibre Round Powder Brush is soft and good for application of powder in not very large areas.
The eye shadow and blender brushes are absolutely great. I earlier used to use Vega eye brushes and compared to them, these brushes have 10 times for product picking capacity, are much softer and apply the shadow easily and beautifully. Also, I love that they come in different sizes, large one for the main lid and the detail one for the inner corners of the lid.
The concealer brush has packed bristles to pack your concealer right on the zit! The lip brush gives a smooth application, much better than the lip brushes they provide in palettes. The only thing negative about it is that it is not pointed for precise application. I haven’t used the foundation brush and Liner/brow brushes, but they look and feel decent enough. Also, I am not sure what the doe foot blender brush is for.
Pros of Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set:
- Easy to carry leatherine bag and all the safety features for the brushes.
- 22 good quality makeup brushes for just Rs. 1900. You won’t be needing any more brushes for a long time if you are willing to spend on this one.
- Soft and dense bristles with good product picking capacity.
- Long handles for easier application.
- Some brushes comes in different sizes, like eye shadow brush (large, medium, small) which makes application on both large and tiny areas much easier.
- Washed them once. No shedding!
- You get one “I LOVE MAKEUP” poster and an eye shadow sample (of the company’s choice) free.
Cons of Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set:
- Shipping price! I gave around 30$ for shipping alone, which is almost equal to the price of the product, a big minus.
- The quality is quite good but not as awesome as other brands like MAC. But, really it is totally a steal. The whole set costs the same as a single MAC brush!
- Brushes are not numbered. No way you can identify them or tell about them to someone unless you have them with you.
Will I Repurchase Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set?
Yes, but these brushes are going to last for quite some time.
Do I Recommend Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set?
Yes, even if you are agonized by the shipping charges, it is a one-time investment. Once you get it, your brush needs are over (unless you are into brush hoarding).
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