Beauty | Spectrum: Siren Makeup Brushes Review
Oh my. At long last, I’ve got my hands on these dreamy mermaid-esque brushes. I dare you to say these aren’t the prettiest makeup brushes you have ever seen? I’ll admit, before I’d even give them a good feel to see if they were up to the job of helping me apply my make-up, I knew I just had to have them. Luckily, these Spectrum makeup brushes are even better in the flesh!
I bought the Siren sculpt brushes from the Spectrum stand when I went to the Clothes Show Live last year. Usually £44.99 online, I got them for the discounted price of £34.99 which was an added bonus as I was certain they’d be sold out as they usually are online! This range of brushes is the softest I have ever felt. Not only this, they are also vegan and cruelty free which is another great reason to add these to your own collection.
The Siren brushes have a solid black handle, embellished with the brand name. The ferrule (the metal part adjoining the bristles to the handle) is a beautiful pearlescent rainbow shade. To make the set even more dreamy, the super-soft bristles are an aqua blue colour with a contrasting black tip.
The sculpt set is designed for contouring, something I really want to master this year with my new Smashbox #ShapeMatters palette (feel free to share any tutorials in the comments below!). Complete with two flat top brushes, two angled brushes and one powder brush, the set seems to form a nice collection for a newbie like myself.
Makeup brushes have never been a necessity to me. Up until this purchase, my makeup bag consisted of only two brushes: the Models own Kabuki and the Real Techniques blush brush. As I slowly but surely learn more about makeup, I thought it was about time I invested in some more brushes to help me master the art of makeup application. For foundation I tend to use my hands as I feel like I get a better finish however I’ve been using one of the flat tops to buff and blend for now and it’s worked a treat.
Also in the Siren range is the smoke eye brushes used for applying eye makeup which I’m hoping to get my hands on soon! If you’re feeling really crazy, you can buy the full 12 piece Siren set for £89.99.
What do you use to apply your makeup? What makeup brushes do you class as essentials?