My first set of full-size makeup brushes! My previous assortment consisted of random makeup brushes I acquired from here, there and everywhere: a couple of good, natural brushes that came with Bare Minerals foundation, a natural eye shadow brush I bought somewhere, a Sonia Kashuk bent-neck eyeliner brush, an angled eyeliner brush that came from who knows, and a couple of inexpensive travel sets from Marshalls and Fred Meyer. They’ve done the trick, but I was sooo happy to have the opportunity from Crown and iFabbo to try a set of full-size brushes from #CrownBrush.
Crown is a world-wide makeup brush brand with 25 years of experience. They have the largest selection of open stock professional quality brushes available. I downloaded their catalogue and it is definitely extensive. Also, Crown manufactures only cruelty-free brushes, emphasizing either synthetics or not harming animals in the process.
My Crown HD (high definition) makeup brushes came in a cute lavender case embossed with the Crown logo, and they’re available in orange and white with blue accents, too. This cute case makes this set perfect for travel. It’s a slim case that will easily fit into a suitcase, tote bag, and even in most of today’s purses. So much better than the mini-brush sets I had been using!
The brushes are synthetic, very soft, and easy to clean. They are good quality. The kit comes with a pair of tweezers that I can definitely use. There’s mirror in the case, but unfortunately, it’s not a good quality mirror. Frankly, they should have skipped the mirror since it’s not really usable.
The set includes the following 6 brushes:
- Pro Powder: for loose powder and blush
- Tapered Brush: for foundation
- Deluxe Contour: for highlighter or contour
- Chisel Shadow: for applying eye shadow on the lid or under brow bone
- Crease Blender: for blending eye shadow shades
- Detail Liner: I think I will use it primarily as a lip brush but it could be used to apply shadow to the inner corner or just a touch of shadow along the lower lashline for a more subtle smokey eye
The Crown HD Brush Set with mirror and tweezers originally cost $69.99, but now are on sale for $16.77. So, they will make a great and affordable holiday gift! In addition, I believe you can get 20% off your purchase on http://www.crownbrush.us/ with promo code iFabboHD. Expiration date for the coupon is 12/31/2013.
These brushes have gone right into the rotation for me, and I’m so happy to have them 🙂
The winners of the Milani makeup and bag giveaway have been chosen: JessieGirl, Jamie C, Natosha, Mary J, Betty, Maria J, and Sherri J. I have heard from all but one of the winners. In order to get these mailed before my biz trip on Tuesday, I must hear from all winners by Monday morning 9am EST with their mailing address. If not, another name will be picked.
This giveaway had the largest number of entries on the blog to date. Thank you all for participating, and for subscribing to the blog, liking on Facebook, and following on Twitter. I really appreciate it! There will be other giveaways in the new year. I hope you continue to read my blog when you can. 🙂