15 January, 2011

Coastal Scents Brushes Haul & Review II

I made this order over a month ago when they were having 30% off. My package arrived almost 2 weeks after my payment was confirmed which was a fair bit slower than my first order from Coastal Scents. But I assume they would have been busy processing orders with many people taking advantage of the discount.


I ordered 7 different brushes. There are 8 in the photo because I ordered 2 of one of them. From left to right:
  • Black Blending Brush $2.99 (all prices are before discount and in USD)
  • Synthetic Shadow Brush $2.95
  • Pink Oval Taklon Lip Brush $1.99
  • Divine Taklon Liner $1.95
  • Divine Medium Eyeshadow Brush $2.49
  • Destiny Blender Brush $2.49
  • Destiny Blender Brush $2.49 (again)
  • Sable Contour Brush $1.79
The shipping cost (USPS First-Class Mail International) $9.04 USD to Melbourne, Australia.



(Left to Right)
Black Blending Brush: This baby is big. It's very soft and a bit flimsy. I, personally, would not use this for blending out my eye makeup, it is just far to big and due to its flimsy-ness, when you apply pressure to it, it splays out and so you can't really control your blending. This would make a good brush for applying a light layer of face powder on smaller areas such as under your eyes, for highlighting or contouring your nose.

Synthetic Shadow Brush: This brush is soft and quite firm. Great for packing on colour all over the lid. However it is on the larger side of shader brushes. I don't have any problems using it, but when I want more control or when I just want a certain colour on half or a third of my lid, I would opt for a smaller brush.

Divine Medium Eyeshadow Brush: Similar shape to the one above, very soft, but the bristles are shorter and a bit flimsier. Good for all-over-lid-colour, again it is on the larger side.


Destiny Blender Brush: The first 2 brushes in the photo are the same. However 1 is more pointed and the other one more blunt. Even after washing them and re-shaping, this still seems to be the case, but less so. So obviously there is a tiny inconsistency in the manufacturing of these brushes. Despite that, these are great for blending, nice and soft with the right amount of firmness. Great for blending especially when you want to blur those harsh edges. I also like using it for crease work when I want a softer looking crease.

Sable Contour Brush: Very soft and not too stiff. Great for crease work and for your outer V. Good for other smaller areas like the inner corner too.

Pink Oval Taklon Lip Brush: Soft but firm so you can get a lot of control with this brush.

Divine Taklon Liner: This brush is very fine, soft and rather firm. Holds its shape. Great for gel/cream liners. I don't find it firm enough for brows.

When I washed these brushes, no dye washed out and none of them shed many hairs, at most 1-2 hairs.

I am very happy with every single one of these brushes. I was just surprised at how big the Black Blending Brush was lol, but nevertheless it can be used for other purposes.

Hope this post helped. Have a great weekend.


  1. Love the looks of these! I'm a brush sucker and have been wanting to try CS for agesss :) thanks!

  2. Thanks for the review, the brushes are so cheap! I'm a sucker for make up brushes. :P



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