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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Review: Art of Makeup Ten-Piece Brush Set

Sonia Kashuk Art of Makeup Ten-Piece Brush Set

Please run to your nearest Target and pick up these amazing brushes.

My first impression of the Sonia Kashuk Art of Makeup Ten-Piece Brush Set is that they’re a make up collectors dream. Gwarl!!! These brushes look beautiful and at the price point of $35.99 for 10 beautiful brushes, they’re a steal. With this limited edition set, Sonia pays homage to artist Linda Mason.

The brushes are beautiful and unique and the quality of the brushes for the price is well worth it.  The bristles of the brushes are hot pink with burnt orange tips; Trimmed in gold end caps with the SK (Sonia Kashuk) initials on the bottom, the handle of the brush is adorned with a beautiful multi color pattern.

If you want something that looks sophisticated and edgy these are it (not to mention that there are brush cups, makeup bags and more to match). Also, another big plus, the brushes are 100% cruelty free.

The brushes are lightweight and very comfortable to handle. The design overlay is somewhat laminated on so there is no risk of the beautiful design peeling off. The golden caps are very sturdy and fitted perfectly

The powder brush bristles are natural goat hair and very dense.  The brush is great for picking up and applying powders and buffing out liquid foundations.

The blush brush is made of natural goat hair and is tapered and dense. The tapered point is distinct enough to for a great blush application and with a bit more pressure can be used to buff bronzer around the edges of the face. This is one of my favorite brushes from the set.

The pointed foundation brush is made of a nylon mix and is very dense. When it comes to pointed or tapered synthetic bristles my first concern is the discomfort that comes from apply too much or too little pressure that causes the bristles to poke the face. Luckily with this brush that was not a problem, I used all sorts of pressure and the application was smooth and perfect. This brush is perfect for applying liquid foundation and cream contour.  This brush is a favorite.

The dense powder/blush brush is made of natural goat hair. Quite honestly I can’t think of any reason to apply regular/foundation powder with this brush, tt is too short and too dense. As for blush, maybe if you have a blush that you have to really work at to get some product out. I honestly imagine these brushes would be better at blending out cream highlights or bronzers. I don’t think this brush will be used very much.

The medium eye shadow brush is made of natural goat hair. I love this little brush; it picks up product very well and is amazing about blending out eye shadow. It’s dense and just the right size for applying product to the lid.

The pointed blending brush is made of natural goat hair. The brush is a perfect mix of nearly dense but flexible enough to work product throughout the crease or just blending. I really love this crease brush and the way it picks up product.

The concealer brush is a nylon mix.  This concealer brush is incredibly smooth which is crucial for perfect concealer placement. I also think this brush will be amazing when it comes to picking up and apply cream shadows to the lid.

Limited Edition Sonia Kashuk Brush Cup

The crease shadow brush is a pony hair and synthetic mix. The brush was wonderfully soft and very dense, a perfect recipe for picking up and blending powders. This is the perfect brush for buffing out color.

The angled eye shadow brush is goat hair. This brush is a tiny bit dense but very perfectly cut for any precise line work.

The smudge brush is pony hair. This is a great brush for smudging out thick eyeliner but please use with a light hand. The bristles were a tad bit prickly and rough.

All-in-all for the cost of $35.99 you get an amazingly beautiful great quality set of brushes. Sonia Kashuk brushes have a great shelf life and I can tell that these brushes were put together with love from inception to the shelf. I would definitely recommend. The brushes can be purchased here

What do you think? Ever try any Sonia Kashuk products? Do you think you’ll be picking up these brushes or anything else from the collection? Please let me know in the comments below.


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