I’m sure most of you have seen these Champagne Gold Brushes on The Wholesale Beauty Store Today I will be going through each brush, so you guys can see the quality up close. Unfortunately, these sets do not come with a guide on how to use the brushes, but luckily I know my way around makeup brushes, and will be sharing with you what I used each brush for. In no way do I mean you could only use these brushes in the way I do, because it’s really up to the individual and their preferences. If, say, you use a blush brush to apply BB Cream and it works for you that way, then great! It’s all about finding out which brush you like to use for what, according to your needs.
When I first opened these, they smelt a bit like glue, but that is usually the case with some brushes / brush sets, due to manufacturing. I always, ALWAYS wash any makeup tools before I use them, because I don’t know how many people touched these bristles when the brushes were being made, you know? Even when buying Mac brushes, I always wash them first. When I washed these using this brush mat (which works so great, by the way) the glue smell went away. I noticed some shedding on some of the brushes, but it was minimal. They dried completely in about a day. I lay the brushes with the bristles facing downwards on a rolled towel and leave the window open for a breeze. NEVER use a hair dryer to dry your brushes, because it will damage the glue holding the ferrules in place and as a result your brushes will break. Let it air dry, and your brushes will last you a long while.
These brushes feel quite sturdy in your hand, and the ferrules didn’t come loose once. The bristles are all synthetic and very soft. They come packaged in a roll up case, making it easy to travel. Each brush also comes with a plastic sleeve over them
Large Fan Brush: I used this to apply my highlighter and for a subtle powder contour. The brush is nice and fluffy, so it blends color well. As you can see, the edges are a little splayed, but it doesn’t affect makeup application at all.
Powder Brush: This brush is not as fluffy as this one, but it does get the job done. I use it to dust fixing/translucent powder all over my face. I also use it to blend my blush, contour and highlight together so everything looks seamless. Again, it’s so soft!
Small Stippling Brush: This brush is not very densely packed, so instead of using it for foundation or liquid produtcs, I use it to set my undereye concealer. I don’t use sweeping motions, but rather stippling motions to apply my undereye powder. It works much better this way, as often when you do sweeping motions you can actually be removing some of the products already on your face. Also, as you can see, this brush is small, so it fits the area underneath my eyes really well.
Angled Brush: I use this to apply powder contour as well as bronzer. It works well for both, but when I am done applying the products with this brush, I just go over it with the Powder Brush to “diffuse” everything together.
Paddle Foundation Brush: I’m not a fan of these types of foundation brushes, because it often applies foundation streaky. However, this brush surprised me so much. I used it to apply a thin layer of liquid foundation and there were no streaks. I couldn’t believe it, so I went to check my face in sunlight and in the shade, and sure enough no visible streaks. I dotted the foundation on my use and used this brush to blend it in. So impressed with this one guys. So impressed. If you prefer applying foundation with a Beauty Blender, then you could use this brush to apply serums / face masks to your face. It spreads face masks really evenly and also easily without getting your hands dirty.
Small Fan Brush: This brush is very flimsy and splayed, but I used it to apply highlighter to the bridge of my nose and underneath my brow bone. I also used it to wipe away eye shadow fall out underneath my eyes.
Dense Blending Brush: This brush is not as fluffy as other eyeshadow blending brushes, but I like to use it to apply eyeshadows to the outer “V” of my eye as well as to blend eyeshadows on my lower lash line.
Large Angled Shading Brush: I use this to blend the eyeshadows on my outer corners of my eyes. It’s fluffy enough to blend colors together well. I also use it to create a soft crease, because of the shape it’s easy to do so.
Angled Liner Brush: This is not very thin, but it works well for applying eyebrow powder onto the brows. It’s too thick to apply eyeliner for my eye shape, but if you like thick eyeliner it could work for you.
Sponge Tip Applicator:I don’t really use these sponges, but a great thing you can use it for is to apply pressed glitter eyeshadows. You know those wet kind ones? Yeah, this brush works well to apply those on your lid.
Lip Brush: I like how small this brush is, it allows for detailed precision. It also has a lid so you can close it after you applied your lip products, to help to prevent your other brushes / makeup bag getting smudged full of lipstick.
So as you can see, this set is pretty versatile. They retail for R595 here. It works out to less than R15 per brush. There is also an 18 Piece Set, as well as a 12 Piece Set. Pictured below is the 12 Piece Set How super cute?! Head over to the Wholesale Beauty Store to purchase yours.
That’s it from me today. I hope you guys found this review informative.