Friday, October 5, 2012

REVIEW: Coastal Scents Brushes *PIC HEAVY*

Have you guys heard of the Coastal Scents brushes? 

I absolutely adore them! :) They're pretty cheap compared to high end brushes and I can say they're pretty much the same. These brushes are densely packed, works well and no sign of shedding. ;)


Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer Foundation Brush (Synthetic) - I normally use this after applying my foundation to even it out and sorta "buff" it for a smoother more flawless look. I'm in love with this brush! The bristles are sooooo soft and very densely packed. I was going to get some more for back up but unfortunately they're all sold out. :( I seen one on ebay for about $27 from UK! Oh my. I hope you guys got a hold of this. Another buffer brush that I use is from realTechniques called buffing brush
Price: $7 and it was on clearance



Pro Blending Fluff (Goat Hair) - I use this one of course for blending my cream or powder eyeshadows. Bristles are soft as well and hasn't shed. I've washed this numerous times already and not a single bristle has fallen out yet. This is a great dupe of the MAC 217 blending brush (see below). It blends well just like the MAC 217 one.
Price: $4.95
Left to Right: Coastal Scents Pro Blending Fluff and MAC 217 Blending Brush (sorry haven't washed it yet :P)

Classic Smudge Sponge - I use this to smudge my eyeliner and sometimes with my eyeshadows for a complete smokey look. Sometimes this kind of sponge is already built in the eyeliner that you buy. I have this smudge sponge on my Prestige eyeliner and it works the same. Does the job well too and it's very inexpensive.
Price: $1.49

Large Foundation/Concealer Brush (Synthetic) - When I say large, it's huge! LOL I've never encountered a brush this big/long before. This is about 8.5 inches long (21.59cm). Pretty long huh? I use this to apply my foundation (first step -then after I buff it using my buffer brush) for full to sheer coverage. No signs of shedding as well and does the job well. Sometimes I use my MAC 190 in place of this.
Price: $2.95 - clearance section

Sorry! It's quite blurry. >.<


Classic Shadow Dome (Synthetic) - I also use this for my smokey look for smudging and blending my eyeshadows at the same time. The bristles are densely packed too and no shedding. :)
Price: $2.95

Classic Shadow Medium (Synthetic) - I use this to almost any type of eyeshadow. Usually I use this brush to sweep my eyeshadow all over my lid. Very dense and no shedding. 
Price: $2.49

Classic Buffer Small (Synthetic) - Ok, if you guys couldn't find the buffer brush I told you guys about earlier, then this will be your best bet. I use this for the same purpose of the buffer brush I mentioned earlier. If my two other buffer brushes are in the process of drying, then I use this. The bristles are very dense, very smooth and no shedding as well. This one is not as thick as the Bionic one but it's a tad thicker than the realtechniques.
Price: $4.95

Destiny Kabuki On a Stick (Goat hair) - Yep! A kabuki on a stick. :) I use this to apply my mineral foundation. Although you can use it for bronzer or blush as well but personally, I like using this to apply my mineral foundation. Picks up the foundation well and blends easily. You can also use this for highlighting your cheekbones. Very durable!
Price: $2.98

Classic Foundation Small (Synthetic) - I personally use this for highlighting/concealer purposes. Sometimes I use it for liquid foundation too but normally for highlighting and for concealer. It blends well and it's densely packed. :) 
Price: $4.95

Classic Angled Brush Large (Synthetic) - I use this to apply blush/bronzer. Personally, I like angled brushes for applying blushes or bronzers. I can control it better or is it just me? I can never work a regular blush brush. I always end up picking the angles ones. ;) I love how dense and how soft it is. 
Price: $2.95

Fan Brush (Synthetic) - Another brush from Coastal Scents that took me by surprise. LOL This one is an oversized fan brush. Normally I thick the fan would go about 2.5 inches wide (6.35cm) but this one goes for about 4.5 inches wide! (11.43cm) The bristles are very dense and soft and no shedding. 
I normally use this to subtly apply blush or bronzer. Sometimes it's a good tool to remove excess eyeshadow that sometimes fall on your cheek. ;)
Price: $2.48 - Clearance

Domed Kabuki and Pro Kabuki - I use the Domed Kabuki if I want a more precise application (around the eyes, nose, etc.). It's also great for contouring! I use the Pro Kabuki for powder foundation sometimes. I love how dense and soft they are and of course zero shedding. ;)
Price: $5.99 and $4.99 clearance

I hope this review helped you guys in picking your next collection of brushes. :)

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  1. These brushes sound amazing! I'm so addicted to buying new brushes recently, so I'm definitely going to check these out! :) great review!

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  2. I love how you bought items that are on clearance! I find that coastal scents brushes are a hit and a miss. I have the bionic flat top buffing brush and my god it sheds like there's no tom! They do have some nice brushes though

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    1. Hmm im surprised..my buffing brush hasn't shed one hair.. :/

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  3. I wish I'd read this before I ordered some other brushes. These are so much cheaper! Oh well next time :)

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    1. aww but check them out too.. they have more brushes in their website.. :) www.coastalscents.com

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  4. Lovely brushes! I need to get some. :3

    http://lifelivinginlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha yes! I definitely recommend them.. :D

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  5. Oh wow these brushes look great! i wish we had a coastal scents here in the uk! >< great review hun :) xxx

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  6. First off, I love your blog design. It's so light and airy, I appreciate the simplicity! Anyways these brushes look great and the price is a total steal!

    Samantha (Nail Art Couture)
    Come by to enter my International Giveaway for NYX Palette, Travalo, and Del Sol Color Changing Polish!

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    1. aww thanks love! :) Yep total steal indeed! I will check your blog out soon. ;)

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  7. great review hun! i'm a huge fan of Coastal Scents brushes, they're so amazing and very affordable :)

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  8. Fantastic brushes - that's quite a collection :) The Pro Blending Fluff looks like a wonderful alternative to the MAC 217! I like the shadow dome one as well, seems like it would be really useful and I haven't seen many brushes with that shape.

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    1. Indeed. I was surprised how the Fluff Brush would be a great alternative to the MAC 217. I wish I bought it before the MAC hehehe.. :)

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  9. Those brushes look lovely! And the price is super affordable.

    Tagging you back from my blog/the blog hop. :)

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    1. Thanks thanks! I will check your blog out.. ;)

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  10. hi there! I saw your blog on Beauty Blogger Club, and I'm now following you via GFC... :) I hope you would also join my blog link exchange....

    hugs and kisses:)

    http://officiallygirlyfied.blogspot.com/p/blog-link-exchange.html

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  11. thanks for the review! this is indeed very helpful^_~

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  12. THanks for the post on brushes!! Make up brushes are always hard to find!! Esp the non-shedding kind :)

    www.lilmsadventures.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your blog girl, and your descriptions on all diff brushes are so helpful!
    If you have time, I would love for you to visit my blog, since I am fairly new at this and am trying to get a little more traffic in my blog. Also, if it isn't too much trouble, can we follow each other?

    Thank you so much, hope you have a lovely day

    Stylejourneys.com

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    1. Followed you back dear ;) Thanks for dropping by! :D

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  14. Great post!!

    I found you through the Beauty Bloggers Club Blog hop~! :) I'm now following! :)

    Ashlee @ The Makeup Wonderland

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  15. They looks amazing and great review as always! I've been using same brushes for a while, so it's time to update mine soon. Thanks for sharing! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  16. What a deal! Really want to try that flat top buffer brush looks fab!

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  17. Your brushes are amazing! Wish I had so many :)x

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    1. haha thanks! I am a sucker for buying things lol

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  18. I looooove checking out different brushes!
    Definitely adding these to the list
    thanks for the great review!

    myobsession-l.blogspot.com

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