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Brushes to me are an essential part of makeup application, without them my makeup doesn't apply and look the same. Recently, I've been seeing huge amount of hype over the new and upcoming affordable brushes by Crown Brushes so decided to try some out for myself. The positives I first saw about the Crown Brush websites are the prices, most of the brushes are available at extremely low prices in comparison with Mac or even Boots. However, the posting is not cheap, there are no free returns and you can't see the brushes in 'real' life. The brushes I decided to buy are as follows..
BK13 Blending Fluff- £2.69
So far, I'm really liking the look of this brush, I have nothing else like it. It's a huge blending brush that is super soft and just the right density to either apply a wash of colour or blend out other shadows.
C160- 1/8" Angle Liner- £2.29
I originally bought this for applying eyeliner because I thought this was going to be thinner but now I've received it I definitely think it is too thick to apply a thin line. I can imagine this would be great for applying brow powder, although I personally use a pencil. I will experiment the use of this brush with eyeliner though.
C200 Deluxe Crease- £3.19
This is my favourite of the brushes I got purely because soft, mid density blending brushes are so useful and this one will be no exception. This is as soft as the BK13, which is good when working around the eyes.
C250-0 Mini Liner- £1.69
I was so surprised to see this when I opened my bag, it is literally the tiniest brush I have ever seen! Not only was I disappointed by the length of this brush (purely because I wasn't expecting how small it was), but even kept within a small plastic brush guard some hairs must have been pushed back and wouldn't go back into shape. I've now cut the 'stray' hairs off and it is usable, but ever so tiny! If I am doing very detailed work, this will be great to use.
C441 Pro Blending Crease- £3.99
Another blending brush, I know.. sorry not sorry. Although I don't own the MAC 217, I can imagine this is very comparable by looks. This is a good shape for a blending brush, and I am glad to own more blending brushes, but this is not as soft as the C200 Deluxe Crease that I also purchased. Soft, but not overly soft.
Overall, I am glad with all of my purchases and considering the price these are excellent quality. I do recommend the brushes I bought, it's just a shame you and I are unable to see and play with them before buying. It is likely I will be buying more in the future so they are worth checking out!