Wednesday, 22 April 2015

My New Crownbrush Additions

I've mentioned Crownbrush before on this blog after ordering some eye brushes from them last year and now my collection has considerably expanded with more eye brushes and some base brushes too. If you haven't come across them before, Crownbrush are an online based company offering a huge range of affordable makeup brushes, individually and in sets, plus a makeup range that includes foundations, eyeshadow palettes and bronzers to name but a few. After trying and testing my new brush additions, here's a brief rundown of each one!


C436 Mini Duo Fiber Blender £7.39 - This short headed, flat brush is perfect for blending cream and liquid formulas. I personally think it's too small for foundation (unless you have a lot of patience), but for blusher and highlighter it works really well. The bristles are quite dense, but being a mixture of synthetic and goat hair they feel extremely soft on the skin.

SS001 Deluxe Large Oval Foundation £9.39 - I'll be honest, I'm so used to the ease of my Real Techniques Buffing Brush that I find flat headed foundation brushes hard work in comparison. However this a good size brush and it does have some depth to the synthetic bristles, which gives it a bit of bounce! This seems to work best with heavier coverage foundation as it doesn't sheer out the product very much.

C473 Pro Contour £9.99 - Made from sable and goat hair, this brush is wide and thin with a flat end to fit in the hollows under the cheeks. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get much use out of this as I never contour and don't own any contouring products, but I've given it a go with blusher just to get a feel for it. The bristles are dense but super soft and it sweeps easily to get a line of colour, though I'd recommend a separate fluffy brush to do the blending work!


C430 Duo Fiber Crease £4.79 - Speaking of blending, this brush fits perfectly into the crease of my lid to blend out the darker shadow I normally apply there. It does work for the outer corner of the eye too, though I personally prefer a wider, fluffier brush for this area, which isn't so precise. The bristles are a mixture of microfibre and goat to ensure a soft and smooth application.

C428 Deluxe Duo Fiber Shadow £5.49 - I'm used to using a smaller, rounder brush to apply eyeshadow all over the lid, however this larger, flatter brush makes it much easier. Two swipes across the lid ensures even application - though if I was using a darker shadow I'd go in after with a blending brush just to soften the line around the socket. It's also a good size for applying concealer.

C124 Firm Shadow £4.59 - I have been desperately missing a brush like this in my life! As the name suggests, the red sable bristles are closely packed together to ensure a firm brush head, which is slightly oval in shape. I use this to pat on a concentrated hit of eyeshadow in the outer corner of my eye where I want definition, then go in with a fluffy brush to blend, blend, blend.



SS008 Deluxe Eyeliner £2.29 - With a thin tip, the firm but soft synthetic bristles on this brush are ideal for sweeping gel eyeliner across the lid. The application is precise but gentle. A great, affordable brush.

C409 Angle Definer / Liner £3.69 - Angled eye brushes are great because they can be used for applying eyeshadow to the brows and on the lids as eyeliner when slightly wet. I think everyone needs one of these in their life and this is easy-on-the-purse option!

SS025 Syntho Brow Duo £3.99 - Believe it or not, this is my first ever spoolie!! My brows have never looked so groomed! What makes it even better is that it's double ended with an angled brush on the opposite end, making it the perfect travel buddy for my brows. As mentioned before, I also love angled brushes for applying eyeshadow as eyeliner.

C326 Precision Smudger £2.49 - This is another brush that does just what is says on the handle! With a teeny brush head it's flat and firm, but kept relatively soft by the sable and goat bristles. I primarily use this for softening eyeshadow under my bottom lash line, but it works great for smudging eyeliner too.

Overall, I think these brushes are great quality, affordable and do exactly what you need them to, plus more. I really recommend visiting their website and checking out their huge range!

Are you a fan of Crownbrush? Which of their brushes do you love?

Beauty Bird xx


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26 comments

  1. I love Crown brushes, they're the only eye brushes I ever use! I've not tried any of the base ones, but that contour brush looks amazing. I highly recommend the C319 stiff tapered crease if you don't have it already :) x

    www.beautiful-solutions.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you for the recommendation, I don't think I have that one! xx

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  2. I'm really intrigued by the contour brush, I've just started (to attempt, badly) to give contouring a go, so that brush might come in handy x

    Amy / srslylou

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    1. I need to properly attempt it (and mine will be badly!) too. I need to find something that will work for me though, it's difficult as the shades are either too dark or if they're not, they're often powders with talc in :-( xx

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  3. Crownbrush are such great value! That Pro Contour looks amazing! Love your images here too x

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  4. These look amazing, Crown is a brand I am yet to try but after seeing this the temptation is high. The Pro Contour one and the Duo Fibre Shadow one look fantastic x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. They're so affordable so won't make you feel the pinch if you buy some :-) Let me know if you do! xx

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  5. I haven't tried any Crown brushes but they sound great and very affordable!

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  6. I need the first 3 brushes! I'm so awful when it comes to brushes, I'd just rather spend my money on clothes than beauty tools ha!

    Tara x

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    1. Haha I'm the opposite! It means now though I have way too many makeup products and not enough clothes!! :-s xx

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  7. What a lovely set of brushes! My stash is missing a contour brush like that! Stunning photography, by the way :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. It's a fab shape for contouring. Ah thank you so much! xx

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  8. LOVE your photographs! So happy you were pleased with the brushes!! hehe!!

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

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  9. I have been wanting to try Crown Brushes for a while now and wish I grabbed some when I saw them! These look great!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. You'll have to pop them back on your wishlist :-) xx

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  10. They seriously have everything! I never realised Crown Brushes were so affordable too :) great round up of the ones you have - I especially like the look of the duo-fibre blender as I'm always on the hunt for a good highlighter brush xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

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    1. I know, they have such a huge range it's hard to decide which ones you want haha. Thanks so much Jasmine, glad you like the post! xx

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  11. I've been dying to try Crownbrush forever now, they just look so good, especially for the money!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. They really are, definitely a brand to add to your "to try" list xx

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  12. I've never tried Crown brushes but keep hearing great things about them. They are definitely going on my wishlist even though I have only just invested in some Zoeva brushes haha! xx
    www.dolleduplondon.com

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    1. Ooh I want some Zoeva brushes too! :-) xx

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  13. Wow, they are cheap aren't they? :) I think I might just treat myself to some new base brushes...

    Dannie x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. They are VERY cheap but thankfully it doesn't mean a big compromise on quality! xx

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