Hi guys. It’s been a hot minute since my last post. I decided to kick things off with another brush set review, this time on the beautiful 5 Piece Unicorn Set.
As we all know, it’s almost that time on the year – Christmas. Finding the perfect gift for all of your loved ones can be such a mission, especially finding things that are beautiful but won’t break the bank…
My next few blog posts will be on affordable products that I personally think would make beautiful gifts, for any age.
This particular brush set reminds me so much of the Tarte Magic Wands brush set, which is no longer available as it was a limited edition. It’s not exactly the same, but it does look similar doesn’t it.
If you didn’t manage to get your hands on it or if it was just too expensive for you, don’t fret, as this super affordable set is very similar and such an eye catcher! The holographic handles are indeed Instagram-worthy!
It contains 5 brushes that comes in a plastic bag and is sleeved individually in plastic as well. I must mention though that when I washed these for the first time the water ran a little brown. I think it’s perhaps because of manufacturing and dust etc. I definitely recommend washing ALL beauty tools before using them. After the first wash though, the brushes were squeaky clean (I tested it by rinsing it again, and the water ran clear) and I was ready to start putting it to the test!
Buffing Brush I used this brush to buff in my foundation and to my surprise was impressed at how softly in blended. It didn’t poke my skin and blended my foundation really well. It’s not very big though so it does take some extra time to blend out your foundation on your entire face, but it’s not really a problem. I did struggle a bit to blend concealer underneath my eyes because of the brush shape, but for blending out my cream highlighter and contour this brush was a total winner.
Small Powder Brush:I like the size of this brush. It’s not too big nor too small, making it perfect for applying both powder and blush. I also used it to apply bronzer and was quite happy with the way it performed.
Contour BrushThis brush is quite dense, so it does pick up a lot of product. I would suggest tapping this brush into your contour powder, instead of dragging it, as it will then pick up too much product. I also use the side of this brush to apply highlighter, as this particular set did not come with a fan brush (which personally I think this set doesn’t need, as this brush gets the job done beautifully)
Flat Eyeshadow BrushAs you can see this brush is not very dense, so it is a little difficult to pack on pigment with it. However, I find that when wetting this brush with some setting spray then packing on eyeshadows to your lid helps a bunch. I also love this brush for contouring my nose, as it’s very thin and sort of doesn’t “color outside of the lines”.
Blending Brush:Ah yes. The brush one NEEDS to complete an eyeshadow look. Off topic, but how gorgeous as these neon bristles?
I use this brush for blending out my eyeshadows and applying highlighter to my cupids bow and nose. Works great at both.
Overall I think this set would be an amazing gift for all ages. It has most of the essential brushes one needs to apply makeup. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner. This set only retails for R150 which is an absolute steal!
Imagine: this brush set in a little gift box with petals thrown over it. SWOON. I love it.
It is available here and I would suggest ordering before it sells out, as it will definitely help you achieve the title of “giver of best Christmas gifts”.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Like I said, I will be sharing more reviews on affordable products I think will be great for Christmas soon.