I don’t know about you lot, but when I find brushes that are this pretty the girly girl within me can’t help but get a little excited. Arriving home from Barcelona to an exciting parcel from Spectrum collections was a great welcome home surprise. Spectrum are a brand I’ve seen a lot on social media yet never felt the need to try as I’m super set in my ways when I find something that suits me, I don’t tend to budge. Real Techniques have been my go to for my makeup tools for a long time, yet when Spectrum offered to send me this set I couldn’t resist and I’m so happy I stepped out of my comfort zone to give these babies a try. 

This is the 10 piece essentials set, which includes the basics you need to create an everyday face (as you can see by the flat top buffer brush, I was keen enough to test this one out before I even photographed!). First impressions were great, they’re colourful enough to satisfy my instagrammable needs and the design and quality is amazing. The bristles felt super soft and didn’t feel an ounce flimsy or cheap which is a must when it comes to makeup brushes as nobody wants that dreaded hairy face. The brushes are made from the highest quality of synthetic hair and are completely cruelty free which is another factor I love about this brand. A PETA registered brand always gets a thumbs up from little animal lover me. Upon reading some reviews of these brushes they seem really easy to clean too which is a huge relief as there is nothing worse than finding the perfect brushes yet watching all the bristles come away the minute you try to give them a clean.

This set in particular consists of:

B01 – Flat Top Buffer 
A01 – Large Domed Powder
A05 – Small Angled Blush
B03 – Buffing Concealer
A06 – Large Fluffy Shader
B06 – Tall Tapered Blender
B04 – Small Angled Blender
A17 – Angled Brow
A15 – Lip Liner
A09 – Angled Eyeliner
I much prefer blending and applying my makeup with these brushes as I’ve found it gives such a flawless finish to my everyday makeup routine and it’s a huge difference to what I’m used too. Given that these brushes are on sale at the moment for a mere £34.99 (that’s £3.49 a brush!) they are super affordable, you can sometimes pay around £12-13 for a basic brush at Real Techniques. I simply cannot recommend this brand enough, they are definitely worthy of a place on my dressing table from now on, I’m a massive spectrum convert.
Thanks so much to the lovely PR team over at Spectrum who sent these brushes out for me to try, I’m hooked. You can view this collection by following this link here. Have any of you tried any Spectrum brushes before? What did you think? Thanks for reading! 


  1. July 27, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    These are such a pretty set, great value compared to most make up brushes too x

    • July 28, 2016 / 11:55 am

      They're really great for applying makeup! Xx

  2. July 27, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    They are pretty cool! I love brushes that are easy to clean too. I really need to clean mine way more often x

  3. July 27, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    These brushes are so Instagram worthy it's not true! Lovely to hear that they do a good job as well, and so reasonably priced too! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • July 28, 2016 / 11:55 am

      Aren't they just!? Went on my insta right away! Xx

  4. July 27, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    These are so gorgeous!

    Parie x

  5. July 28, 2016 / 11:37 am

    I've seen these brushes on Instagarm and while they are certainly pretty they look a bit like toy brushes 🙂 So would never expected them to be great quality. Definitely need to try some! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • August 1, 2016 / 7:10 pm

      They are amazing quality, I was sceptical too! Xxx

  6. July 28, 2016 / 11:41 am

    And they're so cute, too!!! Love the pink.

  7. July 28, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    how beautiful are these brushes? they would look amazing on my vanity.


    • August 1, 2016 / 7:10 pm

      That's another thing I love about them haha Xxx

  8. July 28, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    These are such pretty brushes! Great value for money and I love how they are cruelty free too! I will definitely have to look into this brand x

    Erin // Everything Erin

  9. August 10, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    I want these so bad! Think I'm Gona have to buy them???

  10. September 5, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    These are like the unicorn of all brushes! I've been seeing them pop up all over IG lately but I'm glad to see that they're cruelty free. Also good to hear that they hold up well against washing, as that's always the worst when you're cleaning your brushes and the hairs all start to fall out haha.

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

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