Thursday, June 18

- Top Makeup Brushes: Spectrum Collections...

If you had asked me a few years ago which makeup brushes I swear by, your answer would have been Real Techniques. Whilst I still remain a fan, it occurred to me that my answer was because I hadn't really tried anything else. Over the past year or so, I've noticed another brush brand has been taking over my brush collection. Enter Spectrum Collections.

Spectrum Collections makeup brushes

Whilst nothing is yet to replace my RT buffing brush (a blending dream), every other brush I use on a daily basis is from Spectrum Collections. Not only do I love the look of the brushes and their performance, but also the effort the brand make on social media to interact and build relationships. As a social media addict, this really adds value to a brand in my opinion and makes them stand out even more.

If you've been with me on my blogging journey from the start, you may have seen my post last Summer on one of their limited collections here - excuse quality, blogging is a learning curve ;). This set contains some amazing face brushes and was the start of my love for Spectrum brushes, leading to me continually recommending them to others. You can then imagine how excited I was when I was contacted by them wanting to add to my collection, especially as today's my birthday *happy dance*.

Just when I thought they couldn't get any better, they did. This time round I was sent a gorgeous range of eye brushes, plus a fan brush which I've been after for so long - the perfect addition to my face brushes. If you aren't already aware of Spectrum brushes, they're all about vibrancy, colourfulness and adding some brightness to your everyday tools.

Spectrum Collections makeup brushes fan Spectrum Collections makeup brushes fan eye

I was very kindly sent the: (L-R)

No. 1 Fan Large Fan*
Best Face Forward Dome Contour*
Blending Friend Tall Tapered Blender*
Eye Spy Small Angled Blender*
Pretty as a Petal Tulip Eye Contour*
Short 'n' Sweet Short Smudge*

I honestly couldn't be more pleased with this set and am so impressed at the quantity of brushes Spectrum have available. What I love about makeup brushes is that you don't necessarily have to stick to their 'label'; you can make them work for you and experiment with which product you find they work best for.

For instance, I've been using the large fan to apply bronzer with the tip, as it's the perfect angle to achieve the 'chiselled' look, but have also been using the fan shape to apply highlighter. As for the eye brushes, I've been applying eye shadow over the lid using the small angled blender and adding a darker shade to the outer corners with the tulip eye contour. I've then blended the two shades together with the dome contour and applied highlighter to the brow bone and inner corners with the tall tapered blender, as the bristles are less dense. Lastly, I use the short smudge with its intended purpose of adding darker shadow along the lower lash line.

What impresses me the most about these is the quality for the price (these ones here range from £3.99-£9.99). Another plus is that they're vegan and animal friendly as they're made from synthetic hair, which is outstandingly soft. The brushes pick up the perfect amount of product allowing you to create a soft look, or build-up a bolder look. After having the previous set for around a year now, I can confirm they wash perfectly and return to their original softness.

For me, these brushes really are an everyday essential. I'm so pleased to welcome more to my stash and definitely have my eye on others! Check out this #GlamClam set, how beautiful is that case? SO tempted.

What do you think of these brushes? Have you heard of Spectrum collections before?

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.



  1. These are pretty and I love the pastel theme!
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  2. Happy birthday!!! I am so pleased you like these. They look super cute and I can tell by the close-up pics they look very good. I love my RT brushes but I also use different brands from high-end (MAC) to very affordable ones similar to these. xx

    Alexandra | - Enter my Thermos Giveaway!!!

  3. Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day. What a great surprise to get these brushes on that day also! These brushes look very good and I love how pretty they are.
    I love how colorful and vibrant they are.
    As of right now I am a real techniques fan primarily.
    Although I might give these a try.
    Are they available in drugstores like boots?


  4. I've actually been lusting after their complete eye set! I just love the colourful design but I'm trying to watch my spending so might be a while until I treat myself x

    Beauty with charm

  5. I love the ombre effect of the bristles! What a beautiful set and I'm glad that these are great quality! I personally have never heard of this brand before but I am going to check them out now.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. These brushes look really nice, Karen! They are super pretty, worth give them a try! If they ship worldwide I'll get a set for sure! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday, again! Hope you're having a blast! xx

  7. Ahh, these look so nice! I love brushes that look different from the norm. I've just bought some pretty cool ones from Sephora in France!

    Corinne x

  8. These are so jazzy, I'd love to try them :)

    Alice x

  9. Woohoo! Glad to hear they're cruelty free made with synthetic hair. I love that. These look really cool. :]

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  10. They look beautiful I love the dip died ends so pretty. I have a few favourite brushes but I do need a new eyeshadow and blusher brush Lucy x

  11. These look too cute to use! Such a gorgeous colour :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  12. Ohh I love the look and sound of these, think I might have to buy some as I'm looking for some new make up brushes anyway! x

  13. The colours are SO so gorge! Too gorge too use?! I've heard of them as Dom and Ink does illustrations for them (I can see yours!) and they are so cool! xx

  14. I absolutely love these brushes I use them everyday and I reach for them amongst my pot of real techniques which shows how good they are, so pretty too! xxx

  15. these sounds really lovely, i love how the brush hairs are blue too, it's nice to see something a bit different x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

  16. great, have a nice week! :)

  17. Ohh dear, I really shouldnt of this read! I must buy them now...

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  18. I've been on the hunt for some new makeup brushes for a while, I'm definitely going to have to check these out! I love how the bristles are such fun colours!



  19. Those brushes are simply beautiful! And glad to hear they are great quality!
    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  20. I love fan brushes - they're so much more useful than they may look! x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  21. These look seriously incredible! Glad to hear it's substance as well as style too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  23. I love the color combination, they look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!