Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Swooning over the Crown Brush Rose Gold Full Face Contour Set

I've wanted to get my hands on the Artis Oval brushes for ages but I'm not going to lie, the price for a single brush at fifty odd pounds is not something I would pay. Crown Brush is an affordable supplier of makeup and tools and I'm here to tell you I've got a new love affair with brushes. I'm someone who fell in love with the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge and couldn't ever see myself applying foundation with any other tool. That was until I tried the Crown Brush Rose Gold Full Face Contour Set*. My god are these pretty and functional! 

Retailing on their website for £29.99 you get a set of three paddle brushes ranging from large, medium and small in size. My first impression was that the bristles were very dense and also quite heavy compared to the handles (which I will mention a bit later). They are a stunning rose gold colour, which yes, totally swooned me over.

I firstly used the largest of the brushes to apply foundation which it is just perfect for. I've fully tested this with 4 foundations ranging between light and heavy coverage to really test out how it works with different formulas. One of the problems I have with lightweight foundations like the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation is that a complexion sponge does soak up a lot of the product. However because the bristles are so dense you don't have this problem with the Crown Paddle brushes. My foundation isn't left streaky and buffs in really well. I've also noticed that my makeup lasts a little bit longer and is less patchy then when I use a complexion sponge which is such a bonus. I've been using the mini one which I have to say is bloomin' adorable for concealer under my eyes and on my nose because it's so small it can get right underneath. I don't use many cream products but if I get my hands on a cream contour the middle sized paddle brush would be perfect for contouring!

My one and only gripe is the handles, however when I went on the website I realised why. Compared to the rest of the brush the handle is actually really lightweight and scarily bendy in which I'm terrified that the handle will snap (though I may apply foundation more aggressively than some people). However according to their website the handles are meant to be bendy and twisty so that you can really move the brush to the shape of your face 'Unlike most paddle brushes, these brushes are designed to withstand twisting and bending and will not snap under the pressure of those with heavier hand'. I think because I'm so used to normal brushes being stiff, it's something I'm going to learn to love because it doesn't deter me from loving the brush and they haven't snapped yet so I can assure you they are sturdier than they look. 

I can't wait to keep using these more and have a feeling this is going to be the new 'Spectrum' of brushes and hope that you all equally love it! 


  1. These brushes sound so cool. It's awesome that the handles are meant to bend as well, I'd be scared that they'd snap off too otherwise :)


  2. These brushes look really gorgeous I love the colour of them

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  3. OMG for how much!!! That's such a good price in comparison to everything I've seen elsewhere, I mean they are a fortune at Mac, and that's just one brush lol. It's so good to be back on your blog, loving the photography and the colour of those brushes are beaut!! Have a lovely week :)

    Trishna xx


  4. I've been pretty sceptical of these kinds of paddle brushes but these ones are so beautiful! I'm starting to get a bit tired of always having to wet and spend ages dabbing foundation in with my Real Techniques sponge so these might be an answer to my problems...

  5. These are so pretty, but I have heard the handles are a bit of nightmare for snapping x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

  6. I've been so sceptical of buying these type of brushes, but they look so beautiful! x


  7. Looks like I need to buy some new brushes, these are just so gorgeous I can not resist. Can not justify purchasing the Artis brushes like you said so these seem to be a great alternative. Have a Lovely Week!

    xx Eliza

  8. Those brushes are gorgeous, I have never tried one like these!

    Lauren x Huggled

  9. These look great, especially the bigger one! I only have a little oval brush that I got ages ago but that one doesn't seem to work for me. X

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  10. Them brushes are stunning, I really want some like this in my collection!

    Danielle xx

  11. Typical Blogger but i live the colour plus brushes like these are so awesome for people with dry skin as it doesnt pull up any dry patches


  12. They look gorgeous! Really eager to try some brushes like these. xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

  13. I've seen these brushes on Instagram and they are so beautiful ! Definitely want to give them a go.. crown brushes are amazing!

  14. I've actually not tried any of these kind of brushes, always thought they're a bit gimmicky but more and more people love them so I'm very intrigued to try them. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  15. I have some Makeup Revolution oval brushes that I'm currently OBSESSED with, so I'd love to see how these compare too :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  16. Ohmygod, these brushes are SO pretty!! I've also heard such great things about them! Can't wait to give them a go! x


  17. Gorgeous brushes and gorgeous photography!x

    Beth xx | MissCosmeticBlogger

  18. I tried one of the makeup revolution brushes like these and I didn't love it. But I think it may be the brand. These sound great though. I've not tried Crown brushes. Sounds like i need too xx

    LPage Beauty

  19. These are so gorgeous - I actually picked up a small version of these from Primark the other day and have really enjoyed using it for contour!

    Lucy | Forever September


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