Good set, with a few stand-outs
[PSA: These don't shed (At least mine don't), they're soft, and the ferrules are metallic pink and pretty. Handles are relatively short but not uncomfortable to hold.] I'm writing this review because of one particular brush. Got this set when it was first released by Charm, way back when Multiply was still alive. It's been a looong time and only 7 out of the 14 survived. Don't worry, they didn't break, they were lost, along with the case. I only have the stippling (soft, sometimes stains but can be cleaned without shedding), concealer (good for spot concealing and foundation application on facial nooks and crannies), flat foundation (basically a larger version of the concealer brush, densely packed and smooth, great for "painting on" liquid foundies), angled eyeshadow (whips back nicely for blending), flat liner (for brows and lower lash lines in my case), crease (this I wasn't too pleased with, it's too big for my crease, but good for sheering out ultra-pigmented shadows), and finally the pièce de résistance, at least in my book: the blush brush. It doesn't look angled to me, though. More like rounded. Could it possibly be the powder brush? I think perhaps it is. But I use for blushers. Okay, so it's the powder brush which goes great with blushers. I was just mucking around my dresser table, thought of using Sleek's Flushed for a pop of color because I had a plain nude eye look, and randomly reached for this Charm brush. Let me tell you, Flushed can be scary -- it's a highly pigmented deep rose red in the pan. The first time I applied it I thought, "Clown. No." The Charm brush, however, did the trick. It picked it up with ease and sheered it out beautifully. I didn't understand blush brushes before this. The bristles/hairs have to be loosely packed to diffuse the color properly. I was never into powder blushes before, stuck to tints, but now after re-discovering this, I think I'll enjoy blending some bolder hues onto my cheeks. Might be the powder brush, but it's my go-to blush applicator now.
4 months ago