I had a collection of brushes that I liked and that did the job. But with wooden handles and washing them consistently they were starting to fall apart. So, I looked for some affordable, cruelty-free and pretty brushes to replace them. Which is when I found these lovely Makeup Revolution Brushes and bought them online.
I ordered them from Makeup Revolution’s website and my total order was over £30 so I got free P&P. I also used a Discount code that I got from their App for 20% off my order which just sealed the deal.
Ultra Sculpt & Blend Collection
£14.99 for three brushes and a makeup sponge. Which works out to about £3.75 per item. It sounded like a great deal. I was really excited to try them out.
Foundation & Base Blending Sponge
I’ve only just started using the sponge as I was more focused on the brushes. But so far, I can say that I’m really happy with it. It’s dense and firmer than the Beauty Blender, which I like, and is working well with my concealers and bb creams. But I’m going to keep trying it out with different products before I write a full review on it.
Powder Sculpt & Blend
I don’t always use brushes in the way they suggest. Yes, this is called ‘Powder…’ but I really like using this with my BB Cream, The Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint (Spring Edit:Makeup). It gives a lovely finish and makes blending it into my skin quick and easy. The bristles are short and densely packed.
The only thing I’d mention is that I found this made cleaning the brush more difficult after using cream products. However, I have found a product that’s great for this which I talk about more in my post ‘Cleaning Your Makeup Tools‘.
This became a fast favourite.
Cheek & Highlight Sculpt & Blend
I love to use this brush for highlighting or concealer. Again, densely packed with short bristles it doesn’t soak up loads of the product and makes placing cream products easy.
Although, I don’t like to use it to blend on areas such as high on my cheekbones or around my eyes. As it has a tendency to pull at the skin. So, I use another brush to blend or the warmth of my fingers. Depending on the product.
It’s good for blending the edges of my eyeshadow as it’s soft with plenty of bristles. I don’t find myself reaching for this brush as much the others as I have been wearing minimal makeup recently due to the weather. But I also think it’s a little big for my eyes and the eyeshadow looks I go for. As I use a very small fluffy blending brush. But I think this would be great for setting under eye concealer with some powder.
Blush Brush: £8.99
Powder Brush: £9.99
Crease Eyeshadow Brush: £5.99
They also have the Contour Foundation brush and the Flat Contour brush. You can buy the whole set for £34.95 (Saving you a tenner) but I wouldn’t have used the other brushes. As I have other brushes already that would do the job.
These cost more than the Sculpt and Blend collection brushes and I wasn’t sure why when I ordered them. But when I took them out of their packaging I could see why. They feel a little heavier and more substantial, but not much, and they go very well together in my collection.
Ultra Flawless Powder
I’ve always lacked a big fluffy powder brush that’s suitable for setting my makeup. Until now. Densely packed and incredibly soft, this brush is brilliant for evenly applying a light dusting of powder.
Ultra Sculpt Blush
I love this brush! Powder blush has always been a tricky thing for me. As I want it to be blended but the brushes I used before were too big really. The slightly tapered point places the product exactly where I want it and then the body of the brush blends it out. Making my blush applications a lot easier, more even and quicker to apply.
Ultra Pointed Crease Eyeshadow
One of the brushes that I needed to replace was a crease brush. When this arrived I didn’t realise how small my old crease brush was in comparison. I was worried that this brush would be too big for my eyes.
However, the old crease brush may have been precise but it didn’t blend at the same time. The shape of this brush means that I apply a crease colour and blend at the same time. The soft bristles make this perfect for using on the eyes as it doesn’t tug on the skin.
I love using it with one of my all-time favourite eyeshadow palettes from Makeup Revolution as well.
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Overall, I’m really pleased that I bought all of these Makeup Revolution brushes. The Sculpt and Blend collection brushes are small and dense. Making them multifunctional. The Ultra Metals are super soft and blend product like a dream.
Both sets wash well and I haven’t had any bristles fall out. Substantial but not heavy they feel far more expensive than they are. Especially the Ultra Metals brushes. These feel and look luxe. I hope Makeup Revolution add more brushes to this collection in the near future.
What are your favourite makeup brushes?
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I purchased these products myself.