Sunday, April 6, 2008

Review: Coastal Scents Brushes

Finally! After almost 2 weeks, I received my CS Brush orders. I was so ecstatic when I saw the yellow USPS envelope on top of our fridge. This is by far, my most favorite place on our home because all my online orders are put there. LOL!

Unopened. Take note of the pink paper with gold sparkly details. So Girly!

Upon Opening

The Face Brushes

The Eye Brushes

These brushes are dirt cheap although the shipping is a little steep but I don't mind really because these babies are worth every penny. Here are my reviews on the face brushes. I will post my reviews on the eye brushes in a few days when I get to use them as I am -- STILL -- having a crazy life!
  • Stippling Brush (MAC 187 Dupe) - This is my MOST FAVORITE in the bunch. It doesn't have that funky smell when you wash it unlike some of the other brushes. It picks up pigments very well and applies blush very beautifully. I love it so much that I am planning to order 1 or 2 back ups when they go on sale. LOL! Yes, that's how much I love it.
  • Italian Badger Flat Top Brush - This brush has a faint distinct smell, it literally smells like animal hair but is still tolerable. It is very soft and picks up mineral foundation and applies them beautifully. It's a good starter brush for those who are new to mineral make up as you won't have any difficulty using it because the handles are very sturdy and you won't get "ngawit" when you buff.
  • Fan Brush - This brush is so-so. It does the job but it's just not extraordinary. I use this to sweep off excess powders and to apply my MAC Sculpt and Shape Duo.
  • Angled Blush Brush - What I hate most about this brush is that after washing it, the brush hairs are scattered everywhere. Literally. But still, it does the job but just like the fan brush. It's far from being extraordinary.
So there goes my reviews on the face brushes. If you're gonna ask me if the CS Face Brushes are worth every penny? I'd answer a resounding YES.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, congrats on your very first post! lol. good to know you love the italian badger like i do too. :D

April 8, 2008 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger leeshengee said...

what a haul! :) great order sis! yup.. they do shed a lot!!! but still can't complain since we don't have brushes this cheap here in PI. :)

link you!

April 8, 2008 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger stylishmomy said...

Hello Mafie dear =) finally saw your blog yey! those brushes look nice, and for the price? cant beat that.
Let's pray na mag SALE again ang CS lol :D

April 9, 2008 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger Mafie said...

Mhean - LOL! First post ko. Haha! Yey! Sa wakas nakapag-blog din.

Shen - I agree with you, you get what you're money's worth and then some more. LINK YOU TOO! =)

Chloe - I really wish mag sale talaga noh. Kasi magho-hoard ako ng stippling. Haha!

April 11, 2008 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

wow :D If i haven't bought my brushes from Suesh, i would give in to the CS brushes. :) Nice haul and enjoy the brushes! :D

April 14, 2008 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Mafie said...

^ Thanks. They are worth trying. Specially the 187 dupe and eye brushes.

April 16, 2008 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

uh oh.another haul waiting for me to do :) heheh

April 17, 2008 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Gracie said...

Another beauty blogger :)... I love the brushes! :) I love MAC make up too!

May 1, 2008 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Mafie said...

Hi Gracie,

Thanks for dropping by.


May 3, 2008 at 11:07 PM  

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