Coastal Scents Brushes- Review
Hi all IMBB beauties!!! :-*
I never had decent makeup brushes and never had access to high end stores to get myself some. So I did what I should: I ordered them online. You can see my haul post of these brushes here. There you can find the costs and shipping charges.
So once again these are the brushes I got from Coastal Scents and a leatherine case to hold all of them. (Not in specific order)
1. Chisel Fluff/Pointed Crease Duet
2. Sable Contour Brush
3. Chisel Detail Mini Brush
4. Chisel Angle Fluff Shadow Brush
5. Divine Taklon Liner
6. Destiny Duo Fiber Stippling Brush
7. Angle Blush Brush
8. Black & Hot Pink Angled Kabuki
9. Zipper Makeup Case Leatherine 10 Slot
I have been using these brushes for more than 6-7 weeks and I felt it’s the right time to review these.
Let’s get on with the review then.
1. Chisel Fluff/Pointed Crease Duet:
This is a double ended brush with a Fluffy blending brush at one end and pointed pencil like brush at the other. Both the brushes are made up of sable hair.
I use the fluffy end to blend colours together. It is soft and very efficient.
The pointed crease brush is the one I use most. It is useful to draw outer corner with e/s which I then fill up with the fluffy end. You can also draw a thin line a shadow with this on the lower lash line. You can define crease subtly with the pointed brush, too.
Both these brushes are extremely soft and glide smoothly on the lids. They deliver what they promise.
The only con I find with this is storage. Being double ended it’s impossible to store it in the leatherine case without bending the bristles.
2. Sable Contour Brush:
This one is also made up of sable hair. It is semi-firm.
It’s again a very versatile brush. I can use it to smudge liners, define crease, blend colours, define outer corners and highlight the brow bone. Its bristles are soft, perfectly rounded and tapered.
It’s a little too big for smudging on the lower lash line, but I love it for all the other uses it can be put to. I find absolutely nothing to complain about this.
3. Chisel Detail Mini Brush:
I only got this brush because it was $0.99 at that time. But again it turned out to be quite versatile.
The brush is miniscule, but I have found a lot of uses for it. I use it as lip liner and lip filler, to highlight the inner corners of the eyes, to correct mistakes while lining my eyes and to apply concealer on spots and blemishes. I have also tried to use it as eyebrow filler.
It’s a very small yet soft brush. It cleans very easily. I love this brush.
4. Chisel Angle Fluff Shadow Brush:
This is a goat and pony hair brush. It’s very soft and picks up colour beautifully.
This is PERFECT for highlighting the brow bone because of the angled design. It’s fluffy enough to double up as a blending brush.
5. Divine Taklon Liner:
It’s a synthetic Taklon fibre angled liner brush.
I love this for two main reasons: It’s very firm, which helps in drawing a neat and clean line. At the same time, it’s soft and doesn’t pull or irritate the delicate skin.
It glides effortlessly on the eye. It is rather small than the other angled brushes I have seen, which is responsible for the fact that it can draw a very fine line. It’s also capable of winging out the liner and applying liner on the lower lash line. I have to clean this after every use. I love this brush as being synthetic it’s very easy to clean.
6. Destiny Duo Fiber Stippling Brush:
I can’t begin to tell you how I love this brush. I never though I would need a brush for applying foundation ever. I believed that foundation applies best with fingers. Then one fine day I applied foundation with this brush, and I have never used my fingers on my face again. It’s soooooo soft!!!! And it blends foundation unbelievably well. It gives me that glowy, air-brushed look. I never feel any cakiness now. I always get the perfect coverage.
This brush has black goat hair and the white fibres are synthetic. The mix is perfectly semi-firm. The fibres clean up in a jiffy. It doesn’t bleed/stain/drink up my foundation. It hardly sheds any hair and it’s totally worth its cost.
7. Angle Blush Brush:
This is a Sable hair brush. This one’s again one of the softest of the lot.
I love this brush the least of all of them though, for more than one reason. It sheds a lot after every wash.
The bristles though soft are really scattered, so the colour application is not even.
I have to blend and blend to get the colour on my cheeks. It picks up too much colour and gets stained. So I definitely cannot use this brush to layer one colour on top of other. I have to use two brushes for the same. I am too lazy to do that. 🙁 Also, it’s very difficult to get those stains off.
8. Black & Hot Pink Angled Kabuki:
I can write a 1000 words essay on this brush. One cannot put its gorgeousness into words!!! It’s sexy, sophisticated and smooth. I want to become this brush. It’s almost like my friend.
It does everything!!! It applies powders like a dream. It blends everything together. It gives me that seamless look, where the foundation, concealer, blush and bronzer just fit together perfectly. It takes off the excess foundation, it blots the oiliness on my nose and it just comforts me. My makeup is incomplete without this. And it’s beyond soft. It’s velvet.
9. Zipper Makeup Case Leatherine 10 Slot:
I like this case. It holds ALL my brushes.
It retains the shape of my kabuki brushes. And it is very lightweight and compact to carry around.
Here are some positive things about these brushes in common:
1. All of these are extremely soft. There is not a single scratchy brush.
2. All of them pick up colour very well.
3. None of them sheds (except the Angled blush brush).
4. None of them bleeds or gets stained (Again except the Angled blush brush).
5. All of them have strong, long and shiny handles.
6. They are all very easy to clean. Just a dab of baby shampoo in lukewarm water gets them all squeaky clean.
7. And the best thing is: They are very, very well-priced and the shipping is very reasonable and fast.
Except for the Angled blush brush I recommend all of them highly. I will repurchase these if I need to. And I already have some of their new brushes on my wishlist.
If you are looking for really good quality brushes without emptying your bank account, these are definitely for you. These are also great for beginners to practice and perfect brush strokes.
My rating: :-* :-* :-* :-* + 0.5 (-0.5 for the angled blush brush).
Hope you liked the review.
Lots of love
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