Friday, August 31, 2018

5 Face Brushes From Crown Brush You Will Want Now!

5 Face Brushes From Crown Brush You Will Want Now!

If you are a makeup artist, you have probably heard of Crown Brush.  For anyone who hasn't heard of them, this brand has been around for as long as I can remember.  Long before influencers pushed certain brush brands online, Crown Brush was the go-to brand for makeup artists looking for super affordable, but professional quality makeup brushes to build their kit.  Makeup artists like myself often need multiples of many brushes, especially eye brushes.  This can get quite costly, causing many to build their brush collection over time.  I discovered Crown Brush years ago when looking for a budget friendly way to purchase several brushes at once.  I knew I wanted brushes that were professional quality and also wanted a brand that offered a large variety of shapes and sizes. 
Crown Brush is still a brand that I go to for quality brushes in a variety of styles, without breaking the bank. The quality of their brushes has always been impressive, but I have noticed a real improvement throughout the years. I still have many brushes from this brand that are close to ten years old, and they are in excellent condition.  However, the newer Pro Brush Series from the brand, offers top quality tools that rivals their comptitors. 

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You can shop the brushes in this post through this link: Crown Brush
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To help you shop, I picked out a combination of old and new favorites in my collection to share with you.  I narrowed the list down to my top 5 face brushes that I think everyone will love.  They are all multipurpose brushes, with soft bristles that work for liquids, powders and creams. 

Here are the five must-have face brushes that I love, and know you will too!

1. Precision Powder Brush - I have had this brush in my kit for years. This brush is from Crown's Syntho Series. I love it for setting powder under the eye, and precise placement and blending of any face powders.  The tapered tip makes it a great choice for a soft contour. If you like to put loose powder under the eyes to catch eyeshadow fallout during application, this brush is a great option. The bristles are ultra-soft, and the tulip shaped head comes to a nice point, which can be difficult to find in cruelty-free makeup brushes. 

2. Deluxe Angle Blush Brush - Another winner from the Syntho line is this perfectly angled blush brush. Again, I have had this brush for years.  It works well for blush, highlighting, and contouring. The bristles are soft enough even for the most delicate skin.  I love using this with my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush.  For a more precise contour, pinch the bristles together and sweep your contour powder on.  Release the grip and use the tip of the brush to blend.

3. Pro Angle Bronzer Brush - This brush is from Crown's Pro Brush Series, and is newer to my kit. This brush is designed for bronzing, as the name implies.  However, I really love using it for both powder and liquid foundation.  The dense bristles help to provide a full-coverage look.  The unique angle of the brush head, and flexible "give" to the bristles allows for a seamless blend that creates a truly airbrushed look. This is a great choice if you are looking for a multipurpose face brush as it can be used with products of various textures, and fits the contours of the face perfectly. 

Here you can see just how flexible the bristles are when a little pressure is applied:

4. Pro Lush Pointed Powder/Contour Brush - I used this brush in my last post. This brush is also from Crown's Pro Brush Series, and was purchased at the same time I bought the Pro Angled Bronzer Brush. In my last post, I used it to apply powder to set my concealer. I love this for getting makeup into hard to reach spots. It works very well for applying powder under the eyes, corner of the nose, and anywhere that you want more precise placement.  The pointed tip makes this brush ideal for a natural looking contour. The bristles are made out of High Grade synthetic fibers that can be used with liquid, powder and cream products.  The bristles are 2" tall x 1" wide.  This is a completely unique shape for me, and I do not have any other brush like it in my collection.  The size and shape also make this brush a good one for applying highlighter to the tops of cheekbones.

Below is a picture of me using this brush to apply powder to the under eye area, and then using it to apply highlighter to the tops of my cheekbones. 

In addition to the 5 brushes detailed in this post, you can see a handful of my favorite eye brushes from Crown in the lower right corner of the above photo. I have to give an honorable mention to the Deluxe Blending Fluff Brush (Syntho Series) pictured above.  It is a brush that I own many of in my kit and have mentioned in several previous posts on this site. Also pictured above is the Oval Shadow Brush (Syntho Series) which is another eye brush that I have multiples of. It is super inexpensive, and mine have lasted for years. This brush is available individually and as part of a set.

5. Pro Lush Powder Brush - Last but not least, is this HUGE powder brush!  This is also from the Pro Brush Series.  I purchased this because it is quite large, making it perfect for use on the body. Applying bronzer to the face, neck, chest and shoulders is a breeze with this brush due to the super rounded head, and the multi length bristles.  This has a much more fluffy feel to it, and is the one I think every single person will absolutely love. This is great for someone who wears bronzer regularly. Note the large, rounded brush head, and staggered cut of the bristles in the photo below. This is truly a fantastic brush.  It is extremely soft, and applies powder products so evenly.  I am actually considering buying more of these for my kit because the price is so reasonable. 

I love using this brush to apply my IT Cosmetics Bronzer, because it swirls around the pan perfectly, allowing me to cover a good amount of surface area when applying bronzer to the body. 

Pictured above, this brush is a great dupe for the Marc Jacobs Beauty Bronzer Brush that is so popular with makeup lovers.  The brush is only ever so slightly smaller, but the price difference is huge.  The Marc Jacobs Beauty Bronzer Brush retails for $78!  If that is outside of your budget I highly recommend checking out this one from Crown Brush.  It is also a great dupe for the Sephora Pro Featherweight Powder Brush #91 (pictured above) which retails for $40.  The brush head is about the same size, the only difference being in handle shape, and length.  The Sephora brush has a slightly longer, more tapered handle, but again, the Crown Brush is a fraction of the price. 

I hope you enjoyed this look at my 5 favorite face brushes from Crown Brush. If you are looking for good quality makeup brushes that will last you for years to come, I highly recommend taking advantage of their Labor Day sale.  

Again you can shop through my affiliate link here: Crown Brush
Don't forget to use my code LIZACHUNG for that added discount! 

Other brushes that I own and love from Crown Brush include:  

  • 6PC HD Set w/Mixing Plate & Spatula (made from high-grade synthetic fibers, this brush is vegan and cruelty free). 
  • 10PC Professional Syntho Brush Set (I have mentioned this as a set I love in an older post of mine). I love the Flat Bronzer Brush in this set for applying foundation.  This set has a lot of brushes that not everyone thinks of, but are really important such as the Deluxe Mini Fan Brush for applying mascara, Deluxe Spoolie Brush and Deluxe Eyeliner Brush. 
  • Deluxe Crease Brush (I recommend buying multiples of this one as it is useful for creating any eyeshadow look from beginner to advanced)
  • Deluxe Foundation/Camouflage Brush - I normally do not favor dual sided brushes. However, this one is very convenient for foundation and concealer application. I can apply moisturizer, primer and foundation with the larger side, and simply flip the brush over to apply and blend my concealer. The High Grade synthetic fibers make this brush durable, and very easy to clean. 

Extra tips for shopping: From the "Brushes" menu at the top, chose from brush sets or individual brushes depending on what you are looking for. If shopping for individual brushes, I recommend the Syntho Series, or the brushes mentioned above from the Crown Pro Brush Series. Simply click on the brush that you are looking at and a little box with tabs appears under the brush (on the desktop site it appears to the right).  The first tab has a detailed description of the brush.  The second tab is my favorite, it is called, "Bristle Profile."  This tells you exactly what the bristles are made of so you can be 100% sure that you are not purchasing animal hair brushes. Something that I have mentioned many times, is that I hate it when companies do not list what bristles the brush is made out of on their site. I always want to know exactly what I am buying. I know too many people who have purchased an animal hair brush accidentally because the bristle type was not clearly listed on the site. 

Crown Brush is for makeup artists and makeup lovers alike. I think you will be very surprised at how affordable these brushes are.  Some of the eye brushes I mentioned above are under $5 each.  The quality is really impressive, especially considering the price. I have had many Crown brushes for years, and they have all held their shape well.  I have never had one break on me, which is impressive given how hard I can be on my brushes.

Do you own any Crown Brush tools?  Please share your favorites in the comments below. Which brushes from this brand would you like me to review next?

*All of the brushes mentioned in this post were purchased by me.  I did receive an affiliate discount on my most recent purchase, but they were still bought with my own money.  If you choose to shop through my affiliate link, I will receive a very small commission.  This helps support the site.  Please note that I never get paid to write reviews.  In fact, I will not accept money in exchange for a review in order to provide you with an unbiased view.  Any product mentioned in any post is a product that I have personally used. I will never recommend anything to my readers that I do not personally use and love myself. 

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