Recently I received this Crown Brush HD Set with Mirror and Tweezers for review through iFabbo. This is my first experience with Crown Brush, and I won’t lie, I wish it could have been a better start.
This set comes in a few different shades. I received the purple set (which I love), but there is also an orange set and a blue/white set. The price point really isn’t bad, it’s on sale right now for only $16.77 (regular price is $27.95)
Above is the case photo, not sure what my lighting was doing, but I got a yellow cast no matter what I did, so I apologize for that.
Opening up the case I found a nicely put together brush holder which included 6 cosmetic brushes, a pair of tweezers and a nice sized mirror. Ideal for traveling, as it is slim and easy to carry.
I will go through each item and basically what they are for with photos, and then read on to see what I liked and didn’t like about this set.
This set came with a pair of slanted tweezers that matched the case and had the Crown logo printed on it. The tweezers are ok in a pinch, but I wouldn’t use as my “go-to” pair. They didn’t grip my eyebrow hairs properly and made tweezing take longer than needed. I wouldn’t toss them because they certainly aren’t the worst pair I’ve used, they just aren’t the best. Holding it was comfortable and they don’t feel awkward at all.
Detail Liner Brush is your pretty basic eyeliner brush. If you stick to pencil liners, you won’t find much use for this. I personally love gel liners and cake liners, so I get a lot of use out of these. I did like this brush and found it easy to use. In comparison to other eyeliner brushes though, this one is a little on the thick side and I would prefer it to be thinner.
The Chisel Shadow brush worked well to apply shadow over the lid and in the crease. It is a softer bristled brush, so packing color on took a little more work. I’m a stiff bristle brush girl.
I love blender type brushes and own several. When you are applying eye shadow to the crease and lid, it’s nice to have a reliable brush to blend it in so there are no harsh lines. This one was a little softer than I prefer, but it did get the job done.
This one baffled me a bit. Most contour brushes I own are almost double this size in order to get nice swipes around the cheek, chin, forehead and nose area. This one was only really good for smaller areas like the nose. I had to go back to my normal contour brushes for the larger areas to get a nice even look. I found this brush to be better for blending in concealer and under eye areas. Maybe my idea of a contour brush is different than theirs (it’s possible!), but when I think contour brush, I think of a blush brush sized item.
The tapered blush brush is great for blushes, bronzers and highlighters. Gives a nice sweep of color in just a stroke or two.
The pro powder brush is for covering large areas with face powder and/or setting powder. This is a pretty nice big fluffy brush that got the job done pretty well.
Ok, this wasn’t a horrible set, but it definitely wasn’t great. I loved the color of the case and brushes and the range of cosmetic tools in one handy, slim case. The purple tips on the brushes were cute and I liked that a lot! Some of the brushes had decent usage. They were a little softer than I prefer, but that is preference. They are soft and “fluffy”. As I said earlier, if you are traveling this would work great. This is a Vegan Friendly item and is made with high grade synthetic fiber.
What I wasn’t thrilled with… the shedding. I noticed some minor shedding on first use. Then I gently washed them and the shedding got worse. Nothing is worse then doing your makeup and having to pick small shedding hairs off your face in between applications. Another thing I wasn’t thrilled with, and this falls under preference as well, I wasn’t liking the brush names printed on the handles. I would be ok with the Crown Brush logo (like on the tweezers) but seeing the type of brush printed on it made me think of sets aimed at really really young girls. I can overlook it of course, but that was one of the first things that struck me when I first looked at them.
Overall, if you are starting out and getting the hang of things, or are on the lookout for a set to travel with – this is a decent set for that. Would it replace my normal set? Don’t think so. I do really like the case itself, and for $16.77 – would consider buying a backup of it just for the case.
Price: On sale now for $16.77 (normal price is $27.95)
Where to Buy: Crown Brush Website
What are your thoughts on the Crown Brush HD Set? Would you pick one up for the price?