Thursday, September 1, 2011

Revisted: CoastalScents brushes

Back in 2008, I bought a couple of brushes from Coastal Scents. I got the Pink Kabuki brush, Pink Duo Fiber Powder Stippling, Angle Blush Brush and the Deluxe Buffer brush. Back then, there was a craze thanks to a few make up gurus on YouTube raving about them.

3 years later and owning more brushes now, I come to realize how much I hated those brushes.
I first got the Pink Kabuki brush, Pink Duo Fiber Powder Stippling in June of that year. They were very soft and I had good impression on them. I washed the brushes with some mild shampoo as usual and that's when the "fun" began.



The Pink Duo Fiber Powder Stippling brush bled like crazy, staining the entire white part permanently gray. Till now. I do not own another stippling brush thus I cannot compare how stippling brushes are suppose to work and the effects. Right now, I think this is junk.



I've always wanted a kabuki brush. The name itself sounds so cool. Nowadays, I use this to put on my mineral foundation. The colour never bled, thank God but just after a few washes, it started shedding like crazy.

Before people start pointing their finger at me thinking it's my funky washing skill or funky shampoo, please take note that I use either Daiso's brush cleaning detergent or Johnson and Johnson's baby shampoo. Also, I have no shedding problems with my other brushes, it's just these.

Every time I use this, I have to literally start spitting out hair from my mouth and then pick up the other scattered hair from my face.

Next batch

Left to Right: Angle Blush Brush, Flawless Face Chisel Blush Brush, The Deluxe Buffer Brush

In August 2008, I got the Angle Blush brush and the Deluxe Buffer brush. The hair on the brush is somewhat coarse and not as fine as the Kabuki brush. Out of all these brushes, the only one I still use is the Angle Blush brush which I use to contour my face on my non-lazy days. It's also my only angle Blush brush so I don't have much of a choice.

I really need to start getting more brushes and better ones. *sigh*

The deluxe buffer brush is a total FAIL! It's the first one I ditched. It sheds like no tomorrow and because the hair is fine, it gets into your eyes and when it sticks to your face, it really sticks and it's hard to pick it off. Hate hate hate!

Well, lesson learnt.

8 comments:

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Those brushes, especially the angled blush brush looks like the one from Bare Essentuals! :p You should try Eco Tools, it seems like a lot of people love it :) I personally really like the brushes from Costco (Borghese collaboration) that comes out during the holidays!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Eek...thanks for the heads up. I still don't have an absolute fave brand of brushes as I am currently using several brands. =\

Fountain of Youth said...

I like the Sephora brand brushes and of course the ever popular, MAC brushes. For drugstore alternative, I have a shadow brush from Revlon which is not bad, not sure about their face brushes though.

Venus In Virgo said...

I need to try some of those brushes, they look nice. I hope your feeling better since yesterday :) XOXO

Amyboo said...

Aww. :( I haven't used any Coastal Scents brushes before...I'll remember to stay away. =/

Makeupholics said...

I have all those brushes but mine were all fine tho...hmmm...maybe you're just unlucky :(...

The stippling and the pink kabuki that I have , they never shed nor bled. Especially the pink kabuki the more I wash the fluffier it gets...hahaha..

Anyway, you do not really need a whole bunch of brushes, all you need is a few basic ones will do. Anyway, all I use now is my fingers + a blending one and that's it..lol.

hevn said...

Dammit Elyn, in that case it sounds like a serious case of seriously bad luck.

My pink Kabuki is dying on me and I wash them so carefully too and turn it upside down to wash so it doesn't touch the base. *sniff* how upsetting...

Shop N' Chomp said...

Hehe...thanks ;)

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