7.26.2017

Review: NUE Makeup 10 Set Brush Kit

I recently did a little review and swatch post of NUE Makeup's Luminous Shimmer Dusts here and decided to go back for their 10 set brush kit. The kit comes with 10 face and eye brushes and a free cup holder for a bargain price of £16.50 - that's £1.65 per brush!


The brush holder is a nice little addition as I usually keep all my brushes in pen pots or mugs on my dressing table. It's got a snap fasten lid so this will be super handy for travelling!

Left to right: Flat Top Kabuki Foundation Brush, Powder Kabuki Brush, Angled Contour Kabuki Brush, Highlighting Kabuki Brush

I am suuuuuper impressed with these brushes! They're very soft with well packed bristles, not too soft but not too sparse. They brush over the skin really nicely and pick up product really well.

They all have gold detail with a white handle and the NUE logo on them - there's no labelling for each brush so you kinda have to guess which is which but it's pretty self explanatory. I tend to not really 'follow the rules' with brushes and just use whichever brush I find works best for which product and application.


Flat Top Kabuki Foundation Brush - I don't usually use a Kabuki brush to do my foundation but I really like flat topped brushes for blending foundation so figured I would try it. I actually really liked this for blending foundation. Its soft and doesn't suck up too much product when I'm using it. I prefer using this with more sheer or liquidy foundations than thicker or higher coverage ones


Powder Kabuki Brush- I looove this brush for setting powder and for brushing away any powder I've used for baking. It's really big but not too big where it covers my entire face. It smooths over my face really nicely and gets in all the crevices. I definitely think this has replaced my every day powder brush!


Angled Contour Kabuki Brush- I reaaaaally like this brush for contouring. I usually use a really slim and flat brush to properly chisel out my contour but I like this one for a more every day natural contour. It's light and soft and really blends out the contour powder nicely. It also works really well with cream products.


Highlighting Kabuki Brush- This brush is really nice, smol and dainty enough to precisely highlight and blend out highlighter. It's fluffy and soft and blends out product really nicely. Works great with cream and powder products.

Left to right: Angled Eyeshadow Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Small Tapered Concealer Brush, Small Eyeshadow Brush, Angled Liner Brush, Spoolie Brush

The eye brushes in this set are really easy to use, they pick up product really well and are super soft and great for blending.


Angled Eyeshadow Brush- I don't really gravitate towards angled eyeshadow brushes - I'm not sure what it is but I can never angle it properly so I get maximum use out of it so they're usually the brushes I grab when all of my other ones are dirty. This brush is nice enough to use, picks up product really well and nicely buffs out any crease shadows you might be using.


Eyeshadow Brush- This brush is really nice and flat so great to use with foiled/shimmery shadows or anything your applying to your lid. It picked up the product really well and smoothed it over the lid nicely. Since the edge is so flat it's very precise and I reckon you could use this for something as precise as a cut crease.


Small Tapered Concealer Brush- I don't really like using brushes this small for concealer so have been using this as a crease eyeshadow brush. Since it's tapered it's really precise and great for hollowing out the crease of my eye for a dramatic, dark or smoky look. This again would work great for blending out the above the crease shade for a cut crease eye look.


Small Eyeshadow Brush- This brush is basically a smaller version of the eyeshadow brush. A nice flat and precise brush which is great for lid shades. The fact there's a smaller version is great as it means you can be even more precise and chiselled with any looks you're doing.


Angled Liner Brush- I don't really use cream eyeliners so can't comment on whether this is good for liner but I have been using this for my brows lately and I love it. Really nice and precise with a good sharp angle on it so it makes defining my brows a breeze.


Spoolie Brush- The brush head is bendy so you can bend it to an angle that is best suited for you. It's a nice, tight spoolie so it combs out product really well without removing it completely. I've used this to comb through eyebrow wax and eyebrow powder and it's worked really nicely. I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and it's come a little loose (probably from vigorous use) - I've super glued it back into place so it's fine now but something to be aware of!


I'm really impressed with this brush set and I'm even more pleased at the price!

Have you tried anything from NUE Makeup? Do you have any recommendations?

If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to drop me a comment!

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