Alright, I’ll admit it…I’m a sucker for trying out new brushes! Any good make up artist will tell you that the brushes you use are key – get the tools right and gorgeous make up will follow. I was thrilled when Sedona Lace offered to send me one of their 12 Piece Professional Brush Sets in Pink to try out!
I had heard of Sedona Lace a couple of times through various YouTube videos, and couldn’t wait to try out the brushes. Considering they were shipped from the US to the UK, they arrived very quickly!
There are a total of 12 brushes in the set, which costs $59.99 to buy from their website. Although on the surface this might seem pricey, if you were to purchase the set from a high-end brand, you would end up paying a lot more than that – I’ve spend £15 on one brush before, which seems silly in hindsight.
So that this review is as useful as possible, I will list all the brushes from L-R:
- Powder Brush 376
- Duo Fibre Brush (Stippling Brush) 813
- Large Angled Contour Brush 850
- Foundation Brush 727
- Large Shader Brush 941
- Eye Shading Brush 305
- Tapered Blending Brush 863
- Pencil Brush 904
- Medium Angled Shading Brush 407
- Concealer Brush 954
- Eyeliner Brush 772
- Small Angled Brush 561
This post would turn into something of a novel if I tried to review each brush individually, so I have picked out my 4 most-used brushes to give a more detailed review of. Let’s get started!
The Duo Fibre (Stippling) Brush 813 – before I used this brush, I had never used a stippling brush in my life – I know, a beauty crime! The fact is that I don’t wear foundation often (only for particular occasions) and had never fallen into the path of the famous stippling brush. I have to say that I was nothing short of amazed when I used this brush. My foundation looked airbrushed and flawless – I couldn’t recommend it enough. On the first time using it, there were a couple of loose hairs that shed, but since then I’ve had no problem. I love this brush!
The Large Angled Contour Brush 850 – I was lucky enough to have a make up masterclass with celebrity make up artist Caroline Frazer a couple of weeks ago, and in the session she taught me some top tips for contouring – so I thought this was the perfect brush to put them into practise with! The brush is soft and easy to work with, and most definitely did the job! I also used this to do my sister’s make up a couple of days ago and she loved it. Winner!
The Pencil Brush 904 – I used this little gem of a brush in my crease, and it worked wonderfully! It gave a more precise eyeshadow application, which is never a bad thing. It is ideal for smudging out eyeshadow and eyeliner too, which could help you to create a gorgeous smoky eye look.
Last but not least, the Concealer Brush 954 – I actually originally used this brush for eyeshadow application (they’re quite versatile!) and then moved on to using it for concealer. I don’t wear a massive amount of concealer, and this brush was great for apply just the right amount. I have seen concealer brushes which are much bigger than this, but for a precise application you need something smaller – this is the perfect size.
So, all in all, this brush set gets the thumbs up from me. And, as a little extra, Sedona Lace provided me with a discount code that you can use to get $4 off your order! Just enter: punkchyaz – you’ll see the applicable box on the site when you checkout!