My dream come true, pink brushes!
Im sure you know how much i love pink... i mean, the name & theme of this blog are a pretty big hint haha but when Sedona Lace came out with their 12 piece professional brush set in PINK, i just had to buy it :) i got this around my birthday, so i have been using my brush set for around 1 month or so and am really loving it! read on for my review :)
note- because i find myself always rambling on and writing extremely long posts, i will be splitting up this review into two parts, one for face brushes and another for eyes :)
all the brushes included in this set
very nicely packaged
view of the brush roll, has a flap to protect your brushes
another view of the brush roll
has two long strings to tie up the brush roll
brush roll - 5/5
this brush roll is very nicely made with detailed (almost leather like) patterns. the texture is soft but durable and the color is a soft lavender pink. the inside of the brush roll is a metallic soft silver shade which creates a nice contrast from the pink.
i found that the brush roll can be easily cleaned with makeup wipes and the compartments actually can hold alot more than 12 brushes. after using my brush set for around a month or so, i have slowly filled it up with some of my other favourite brushes ( ex: i like to have 2 all over eyeshadow brushes & 2 blending brushes so i can switch brushes between lighter and darker colors)
overall, very good quality brush roll and i am so glad it is INCLUDED with the brush set :)
and now, onto the face brushes!
Powder Brush 376
This sculpted brush head with natural bristles, allows for more precise placement. Great rounded top for "all over" application of loose powder.
this brush is very dense and i found it to be a very nice size for my face. it is great for applying loose powder to set foundation, but i also like to use this sometimes to apply blush to get a nice natural flush :) i found slight shedding with this brush during washes and a few during usage, nothing major though.
Duo Fibre Brush 813
This brush is known to add the finish of an "airbrush look" when using liquid foundation, not the best brush for creme foundations. The great natural bristles of this brush help with the application of blush, also used as a highlight brush.
Large Angled Contour Brush 850
This angled shaped brush works best when used for applying blushes. Used to apply cheek contour, could also be used wet as a foundation brush. These natural bristles are best when used with Sedona Lace's Contour and Blush Palette.this brush is great for both blushes and bronzers. since i like to use my ELF powder brush as a blush brush, i keep this one designated for bronzer and contouring. because it has an angled head, it makes contouring really simple! it is also quite fluffy therefore allowing a lighter application of bronzer making it look more natural. the only downside to this brush, is that it has a weird (boardering on gross) smell when it is wet. i have no clue what it is or what causes it, but please dont smell this when its wet! when its dry though, its 100% fine :S
Foundation Brush 727
This is your standard foundation brush. i have long stopped using this type of brushes for applying liquid foundation since i like to use flat top kabukis better, however, if you prefer this type of foundation brush, it will not disappoint. the synthetic brushes mean that it will absorb less foundation and the slightly tapered edges help blend and are great for reaching into hard to get areas like around your nose and eyes.
This Rounded flat shaped, thin precision tip brush with synthetic bristles allows flawless application of cream or liquid concealers underneath the eye or in hard to reach areas, like the inner eye or lash-line.
This is a great concealer brush because it is very small and precise. The synthetic brushes are the same as the foundation brush and is great because it doesnt absorb too much product. i like to use this to cover any blemishes and acne scarring but find it a bit too rough for undereyes. this also makes a great brush to pat on mineral eyeshadow & pigments.
Some comparison pictures:
MAC 190 vs Sedona Lace foundation brush
The sedona lace brush is slightly stiffer and also has a slightly tapered head which makes it easier to reach small areas. I would also say that the Sedona Lace brush absorbs alot less foundation so you definitely waste less.