Saturday, 27 September 2014

Tried & Tested: Coastal Scents 12 Piece Brush Set


When it comes to make up brushes, I always try and look for good quality ones that are also affordable -  a combination that is sometimes quite hard to come across (apart from Real Techniques brushes of course). A lot of the time it seems you have to make a compromise somewhere along the line by either paying a lot of money for a super-fancy brush or making do with a bog-standard, mediocre one to save a few pennies. This is where the Coastal Scents brushes come in. I first discovered these last summer when I was looking to start my brush collection. I hadn't owned any makeup brushes at this point so I was a bit sceptical about buying a complete set for under £20, but I decided to give them a go nonetheless.

Honestly, i'm so glad that I took the risk of buying these brushes because they are AMAZING. The quality is excellent and in my opinion they look and perform just as well as more expensive brushes on the market. The set consists of 12 brushes with both synthetic and natural hair bristles which all fit into the case provided. The case fastens with magnets and each brush has its own little pouch which keeps them separated and makes it easy for you to select which brush you want to use at a glance. The case also means that this set is perfect for travelling; it's roughly the same size as a small/medium sized clutch bag and it's fairly flat - definitely not bulky in the slightest.

My only teeny-tiny issue with these brushes is the amount of bristles I seem to lose from the powder brushes when I wash them, but in all honesty I don't consider this to be much of a problem and it is to be expected with the bristles made from natural hair. Both the synthetic and the natural hair bristles apply makeup effortlessly and are not scratchy in the slightest, which of course is a huge bonus when so many other brushes around this price range seem very artificial and feel rough on the skin.

In order from the picture above, the brushes included in this set are:
  • Lash & Brow Comb
  • Blush Brush (natural hair)
  • Angled Blush Brush (natural hair)
  • Foundation Brush (synthetic)
  • Doe-foot Blending Brush (synthetic)
  • Pointed Blending Brush (natural hair)
  • Medium Shadow Brush (synthetic)
  • Small Concealer Brush (synthetic)
  • Pointed Detailer Brush (synthetic)
  • Rounded Detailer Brush (synthetic)
  • Small Angled Liner Brush (synthetic)
  • Angled Liner Brush (synthetic)
As I mentioned above, this set is currently priced at £19.95 with free p&p and is available  from my ultimate go-to site for all things beauty and brush related!

What are your favourite, must-have makeup brushes? 

**Disclaimer: This was not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share my genuine opinion on how fantastic these brushes are :) **


  1. Hi Chloe! I'm new to your blog - but I really love it :) I enjoy your writing style and I think you take lovely photos ♥
    Hayley xx

    1. Hey Hayley! Thank you so much! This means a lot to me as i'm still fairly new to blogging so it's lovely to hear such kind words :) I just had a sneaky look at your blog and I adore your layout! Your photos are gorgeous too! Xx

  2. Thanks for this review! i will definitely be looking into buying these!
    Would love if you could check out my blog if you get a chance!

  3. Oh my god these look great! Now I want to buy them too :D We'll see :)
    Looove your blog :) Your newest follower xx
    Keep in touch :)

    It would mean a lot to me if you visited my blog <3

    Berry The Blue

  4. So jealous! Love all of them!

    New post on my blog it'll mean the world to me if you check it out! Maybe follow each other on bloglovin? Let me know :)

  5. They look amazing really jealous! X

    1. They really are, they're such great quality for the price too! xx