A couple of weekends ago I hopped on the train to London to attend Olympia Beauty, a fantastic beauty trade show held at Kensington Olympia. I was going to write a post all about it, however I stupidly forgot to take any pictures because I was too busy snapping up all the beauty bargains…oops!
One of the great deals that I took advantage of was this gorgeous Royal and Langnickel Guilty Pleasures Wrath brush set. I have seen reviews of the set on other blogs so when I saw them on offer I just had to whip my purse out and grab myself a set.
The set that I chose contains 12 different brushes as well as a carry case that can be used as two separate brush holders which is great for those who are beauty obsessed and always need storage solutions for the overflowing stash! The set comes in various colours all related to the seven deadly sins. I chose wrath purely because I wanted a black storage pot to match the decor in our bedroom, but they have some gorgeous pastels on offer, so there is a colour scheme for everyone!
The brushes the set contain are:
- Angle shader
- Line and smudge
- Flat smudger
- Angle brow
I have not tried every single brush as of yet but the ones I have tried have impressed me. I particularly like the eye brushes, with the crease brush being my favourite. It applies shadow beautifully and blends the colour well in seconds when applied in a sweeping motion around the eye socket. I love it!
I am also a fan of the concealer brush. I previously just used my fingers to apply my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer but the brush applies product very smoothly and doesn’t look cakey. I’m not usually a fan of flat foundation brushes, I am devoted to the much loved Real Techniques Expert Face Brush as it buffs my foundation in seamlessly, however, the Royal foundation brush did a great job of applying my foundation as did the stippling brush, Although I wish that the bristles were a little shorter!
There is one brush that I don’t really rate, the powder brush. Although it is probably the softest thing known to man! I found that it doesn’t particularly pick up product very well so I have been using it to buff off any excess powder/blush/bronzer instead.
The brushes are made of synthetic bristles and while I know some people prefer a natural brush, I find that synthetic is a lot easier to clean and they actually repel bacteria, perfect for those with spot prone skin, Plus they are also cruelty free which in my books is a definite plus.
While Royal and Langnickel brushes are available in the UK via their website and Amazon, this set is currently only available from their US site but the shipping charges are pretty pricey. I’m sure that as they were selling them at Olympia they will soon be available in the UK. I have emailed the brand, but I’m yet to hear back from them about where in the UK you can get hold of the brushes so I will be sure to update this post when I know more! At Olympia, the set cost me just £25 and it retails on the american site for $59.99 or $39.99 on Amazon.