When it comes to make-up, brushes are the one thing that really makes a huge difference in the application process and how natural it comes off. I love the natural look, and like my make-up to look seamless, and brushes really help me achieve that ‘au naturel’ finish.

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Make-Up Brushes: USpicy c/o
Yes, I am a self-confessed Real Techniques fan, and love how soft the bristles are. They’re also easy to blend and sculpt with if your new to using brushes; however USpicy have a similar concept, and each brush comes beautifully packed with a sleek gold and white colour scheme, to really liven up your brush collection. I am not going to say these are the ‘best’ brushes I’ve ever used, because I’ve only ever used the Real Techniques brushes, and in my opinion, nothing really comes close to how well these perform. 
I’ve looked at other makeup brushes over the past couple of months, and feel ready to leave my comfort zone and try some other brands that might just be better than the ever popular ‘Core Collection‘. The bristles on the USpicy brushes are really soft against the skin, and I really like how easy they’re to hold and work with. The liquid foundation brush ‘Flat brush‘, has to be one of my favourites and something I’ve actually replaced my ‘RT Foundation brush’ with for the time being; as it’s really effective and gives a beautiful finish. One brush I wasn’t too happy with was the ‘Flat Angled brush‘, I just feel it dragged the skin when contouring, and it never produced the same results as the ‘Flat Brush’. The ‘Tapered Brush’ works much better for contouring, and really gives you that ease of movement and freedom to build up the definition with the dome-shaped tip.
I did, however, enjoy the huge selection of brushes in this kit, and feel it makes for a great starting kit! I actually use the ‘Precision brushes’ with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, as they come in perfect for getting into smaller areas of the face for a precise finish, such as under and around the eyes and the cupids bow to highlight, and down the sides of the nose to contour. You do get a lot more variety in this set for your money and the brushes are really soft, but I did find the ‘Flat Angled Brush’ disappointing as this was the one brush I was really looking forward to using believe it or not :'(
What’re your thoughts on this set? What’s your favourite Make-Up brushes to use?
xo, Jenny

23 responses to “USPICY”

  1. Jenny says:

    Thanks lovely and it’s really good! And it’s always great to have a mixture of brushes as I am forever cleaning mine and don’t have spares haha x

  2. Jenny says:

    Thanks lovely 🙂

  3. Jenny says:

    Me too! I’ve always stood by the RT makeup brushes and really want to try the Zoeva brushes <3

  4. Bash Harry says:

    Those brushes look beautiful! Even though I’ve never used a Real Techniques brush, I have to say these look very nice and so soft!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin’

  5. Lily says:

    These brushes looks gorgeous. I have been looking to try out some new make up brushes The tapered brush sounds like it would be my favourite x


    • Jenny says:

      Thanks Lily and its great how you get different brushes in one set for a reasonable price! Definitely a great kit for starting out with! I only have a few RT brushes but always find it hard when cleaning them as I don’t have any back ups 🙁 but now I do 🙂 x

  6. Jessica Edmunds says:

    Did you find that the bristles came out quite a lot? I use nars brushes and they always come out on my face and it’s so disappointing, I think Iam going to invest in some real techniques brushes, but not if the Zoeva brushes ever fall into my hands first haha they have been on my list way way too long xxx

    • Jenny says:

      Nope, no bristles came out what so ever and I should have mentioned this in my review, Doh! That’s really sad to hear from such a high end brand! I would never have thought Nars brushes would do that! My RT ones have lasted a year without anything coming out. I really want some Zoeva brushes they look so pretty x

  7. El Willmer says:

    These brushes look fantastic! I actually got a 4 piece set from Amazon that looks similar to this! I do love makeup brushes 🙂


    • Jenny says:

      Thanks and I’ve only bought the RT eye set on Amazon and never actually knew they done different brands of brushes which is fab! x

  8. chiara c says:

    Really nice post!
    See you soon


  9. Janne says:

    They looks very nice! I’m not really a make-up kind of girl and also don’t own a set of brushes, but if I were going to buy a set I’d really consider these 🙂

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks Janne, I’ve always used my hands to apply my make-up until a couple of years back and never looked back since! Brushes make it so much easier and saves time and money! This set is great for starting out with x

  10. Eloise says:

    These look lovely! I only really use Real Techniques brushes, although I’ve been eyeing up the Zoeva rose gold set xx

  11. Valentina Pink says:

    Such a cute blog I love this Brushes set! Now, I’m your new follower on GFC. I would be glad if you can and want to follow me back.

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  12. The Style Rawr says:

    What a lovely looking set! I’m awful, I don’t own one full set of brushes…I know! :O This price is fantastic, definitely something could justify.

    Tara x

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks 🙂 and I only own the RT started set and now this haha but definitely want to look into other brands! Heard lots of positive things about the Zoeva brushes x

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With a love for minimal, sustainable pieces. Finalist in the UK Blog Awards & Company Magazine Award.