Feb 18, 2009

CS brushes review [after washing]

My say on Lavender Whip will be coming shortly. Yes, I did haul it...it's so pretty I don't even want to use it yet :[

On to my review!!
This is based on after I washed them. Haven't used them YET, but that review will be coming a bit later. I just got my Coastal Scents order the other day and washed them tonight. I needed a few more brushes and I thought that maybe I should give these brushes a try. I'm not ready to dish out the big bucks for MAC brushes...not yet at least. I really wanted to try a stippling brush and so that was first on my list.

The Silver Duo Fiber Stippling Brush $7.95--
It came in a pink handle too I believe, but I went with the boring black handle :p
+It didn't have a weird smell so that's good.
- It did however SHED A LOT as I washed it. It had maybe 20-30 hairs fall out. I thought I was going to end up with no hair by the end of its washing!!
+ It is very soft.

Flat Mineral Bronzer Buffer Large $4.25--

+ Sleek black handle.

+ Heavy duty and very soft.

+ Did not shed!! Okay maybe three hairs, but nothing compared to the stippling brush. Yay!

- FUNKY FUNKY FUNKY SMELL! My goodness...this brush had a weird smell to it as I was washing it. I kept smelling it to see if it would go away but it just overpowered the bristles. Yuck!!
- I tried to wash it a SECOND time and it STILL REEKS!

Italian Badger Angle Brush $6.99--
+ Sleek brown wood handle.

+ Did NOT SHED...at all!

+ Very soft.

- The size however was a bit small for me, especially for the price. I think my essence of beauty angle blush brush is about the same size and cheaper.

Italian Badger Blender $2.95--
+Great price!

+ Did NOT SHED...at all!

+ Very soft; softer than my sonia kashuk blending brush.

+ The size is perfect for blending in the crease.

So far for the prices and quality while washing these brushes, I like the Italian Badger Blender the best. As for quality, we have yet to see!! I'll probably try these out for a week or two and then write a review on their performance. So stay tuned!!

P.S. I got my 4 inch heels from ALDO! They were on sale for about $50? I walk in them all night and survive because of those squishy inserts. They HELP a LOT!! With those squishy things my feet would be DYING! I love them oh so much :]


applecider918 said...

I can't wait for your reviews! Your blog is always so fun to read!

M said...

now i may need to get one of those badger brushes!

wuzzyangel said...

Thanks for the intial wash review!! No one ever tells you these things before hand!

I think Enkore has a vid on how to deodorize stinky brushes on youtube. I think he did one, cuz of 1 MAC brush, & peeps asking him about the CS face brushes.

Can't wait for the USAGE review!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love some of these brushes, but like you said...some of them shed soooo much!

Trish said...

I cant wait for the reviews! And wow to the brushes!! :)

paperdollrevenge said...

Ohh such a helpful initial review! Wow they really varied in shedding factor...I hope they all work out for you!

I could have sworn you asked me what books I'd gotten at Borders last week...did I answer already? lol Well I don't think I did so here's what I got!

After The Quake by Haruki Murakami
Rashomon and 17 Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (Yasumi recommended this author to me)
and Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll!

I never read Alice before though I love the mad tea party and Cheshire Cat, so I'm currently reading it now!

What are you reading? =)

miemiemie said...

yooooohooo thanks love :)

M said...

the dior addict high shine is PURE LOVE!

Glow Chaser said...

I love posts on brushes because I am a total novice - thanks for the info!

Bald brushes are useless!!