I’m sure as most of you do too, I have a huge thing for makeup brushes. I’ve got that many that some of them don’t even see the light of day. In fact, in the next week or so I’m going to switch my brushes round and change the ones in my everyday makeup bag so that I’m getting my use out of them all. This however, didn’t stop me buying more brushes… After asking you all in a #bbloggers Twitter chat what your favourite brushes are, one brand that I hadn’t heard of before popped up a couple of times in my notifications: Spectrum. As soon as I opened up their web page, their brushes caught my attention. Pink handles with purple and blue bristles? Sounds crazy, but it works. In their Black Friday deals, I managed to snap up the Four Piece Contouring Face Set and a couple of their eye brushes, but there will be a post on those seperately. The brushes arrived in some gorgeous purple plastic zip up bags which I can use again for travelling or for carrying them around in my handbag, and there was also a really lovely personalised note!
Having a very round face means contouring is essential, and it’s something I’m really trying to work on. So, a set dedicated to just that sounds perfect for me. Spectrum brushes are all hand finished, vegan and animal friendly. Composed of high quality synthetic hair, the brushes are lovely and soft. The four bruses in the set are: the Flat Top Buffer to achieve an even all over coverage using either cream or powder foundation, the Domed Buffer which creates an airbrushed finish to your skin, the Angled Blush to add depth to your cheekbones and under the jaw and finally the Tulip Powder which you can use for highligher on your brow bone, nose and chin or to contour your cheek bones, hairline and temples. There is a brush for everything you need to create the perfect base, but they’re also incredibly versatile meaning you can get creative with your uses for them.
I used the brushes for the first time today and am super impressed! My favourite has to be the Flat Top Buffer. It buffed my foundation in really quickly and easily, leaving no streaks or patches. The Angled Blush was also perfect for applying a bit of colour to my cheeks. There was slight smell of paint when I opened the bag from the handles of the brushes, but this soon disappeared after being aired for a short while. Before using the brushes, Spectrum advise that you wash the brushes. I found that they washed really well and still stayed nice and soft. There was no fallout either which I was very glad about.
The set is still currently on offer at £24.99, which is just over £6 per brush. I’d advise you get hold of it as soon as possible; I can’t see it sticking at that price for very long! Aside from their primary use, applying makeup of course, the brushes will also be a great addition to your makeup brush collection due to their style too.