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Monday, 15 September 2014

Nanshy Luxury Make Up Brush Set Review


I prefer using synthetic makeup brushes, and therefore when I heard that Nanshy (a cruelty free brand) do good blending brushes, I really wanted to try out some of their products!

Nanshy do a range of brushes and face kits, which often work out more affordable compared to other high end brands. Their eye collection is also quite varied, which isn't always easy to find on the high street (for example, I don't think the Real Techniques eye brushes provide a great variety!). So whilst I was lusting over the brushes, I heard the great news that I won the whole Nanshy Luxury brush set in a giveaway that I had entered on the odd chance! Fate finally smiled down at me!

Now this particular collection isn't available since I first posted this review, but I think the eye brush set (see here) or the Masterful Collection (see here) will be similar!



This collection came presented in a really sturdy box, perfect for gifting purposes! It includes 4 face brushes, and 9 eye brushes. It also included a handy travel case, and as you can see Nanshy brushes are cruelty free. The bristles are all synthetic and antibacterial. They are also designed to avoid shedding, and the handles are supposed to make application more easy.




From L to R:  Powder and Foundation Brush, Blush Brush, Foundation brush and Powder brush.


From L to R: Eye lash and Eyebrow Spoolie, Eyebrow and Lip brush, Concealer brush, Blending Eyeshadow brush, Eyeshadow brush, Small Eyeshadow brush, Angled Eyeshadow brush, Crease brush and Eye Liner brush.

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From L to R:  Powder and Foundation brush, Foundation brush, Blush brush and Powder brush.

 From L to R: Eye lash and Eyebrow Spoolie, Eyebrow and Lip brush, Concealor brush, Blending Eyeshadow brush, Eyeshadow brush, Small Eyeshadow brush, Angled Eyeshadow brush, Crease brush and Eye Liner brush.




So what did I think?


This is a classic flat top brush that has multiple uses. I mainly use these brushes to buff my foundation in. It's a bit smaller than other buffing brushes I have but it is very precise. It was easy to buff my foundation in, although I did find that the brush soaked up a bit of the foundation but it wasn't any more than other buffing brushes I've tried.


This is a blush brush, but due to the shape I like to use it for contouring as it fits nicely underneath the cheekbone. It was very easy to contour with this, and I would definitely recommend it. It was also as good for applying blush and highlighter.


This is a classic paddle brush and I think I prefer these a bit more because they work better with dry skin, and I like them better for light coverage foundations. This was really soft and pleasant to use, it did soak up a bit of my foundation too but I liked the finish it gave.


Another classic powder brush but probably the best one I have used so far. It's incredibly soft and allows me to lightly pat my powder over my t zone to not disrupt my base. It'a a bit smaller than my current powder brush but I felt like it was the perfect size for me. Two years on and I'm still reaching for this on a daily basis!


I love these! It's not often you find them in a makeup brush set but I use these to shape my eyebrows and they're a great product to have.


This is an angled eye brow and lip brush. I don't fill in my eyebrows so I can't comment on that, but it's quite small so it's very easy to apply a precise lip with this. I also use it to apply eyeshadow to my lower lash lines, it's quite a firm brush so it didn't blend it out but it's good to deposit some colour and then go over with any of the eye brushes.


The concealer brush is a small paddle brush, like the foundation brush. It's really easy to pat concealer/correctors on with this brush. It's a bit on the small side so I don't get much use from it, but it could also be used to cover blemishes.


This is an excellent blending brush, it's just the right size! It's quite densely packed and the bristles are very soft and make blending a lot easier. I like to use this to blend the eye look together.


This is a good brush to lay down eyeshadow colour, it has quite a flat shape but the bristles at the end are shaped into a semi circle. It's so densely packed that you can also use the end of the brush to blend as you lay down the colour using the flat sides.


This brush is a smaller version of the above brush, as the name suggests. It can also be used to lay down colour and then blend.


I don't really know what to do with angled blending brushes but this is great to blend out the harsh lines from eyeshadow. It could also be used to add a brow highlight.


This is the perfect brush to deposit colour into your crease and it also blends it out really well. It's a great alternative to all the other crease and blending brushes out there, and it's a firm favourite of mine.


When I saw the eyeliner brush I was a bit scared as I'm rubbish at eyeliner! I decided to give it a go anyway and I attempted to do a winged eyeliner using gel eyeliner. For the first time ever I managed to do the perfect winged eye, this eye liner brush is now my new favourite! It's firm but flexible, and also very soft for the eyelids.

Overall, this is a great set and has everything you could need (especially for your first brush set). I would definitely recommend their eye brushes too as they have a great range! It's a shame it's been discontinued, but I would recommend looking into their new ranges.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

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32 comments:

  1. These look gorgeous! And the price is really good for the whole set. X

    speakingbeautyuk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah they're quite different to most other brushes I've seen, you really don't need to buy more brushes if you have these ;) xx

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  2. These brushes look amazing and glad they are cruelty free- pretty little set too! My brushes aren't too gorgeous haha xxx



    Blonde of carbs

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    1. I love finding brands that are cruelty free too! Haha which ones do you have :) xx

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  3. Wow, these look gorgeous. I love how they are cruelty free.
    <3
    http://perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are :) Me too, the thought of hair from tortured animals disgusts me xx

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  4. These look lovely, love the packaging and really good value for money

    over on my blog i am having a real techniques, YSL and barry m give away:

    http://www.milliecbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/real-techniques-ysl-and-barry-m-giveaway.html

    x

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    1. Definitely, for £35 you get everything you need, rather than spending the same amount on 1 brush that isn't even cruelty free :) xx

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  5. These brushes are so beautifully designed I've never seen anything quite like them, I love the clutch you get for them, all for such an affordable price. I must check them out even though I have so many brushes already ( I always want more) x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yeah they're really different from everything else, I think it's the handles that make them stand out :) Yeah although I don't want to take them out of the box haha ;) The perils of being a beauty blogger ;) xx

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  6. These brushes look so luxurious! I love the handles too, makes them look different from all the other make-up brushes that are out there. Great post :) xx

    jesstastics.com

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    1. They do look very high quality! I think the design makes them easier to grip :) Thank you! :) xx

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    1. The eye brushes are my favourite too, they have everything you need! :) xx

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  8. This is fantastic! How lucky are you, this set looks fab :)
    I have to admit I'm tempted
    Aimee
    http://aimeebelleblog.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. Haha I couldn't believe it either! It's a great set, a sort of all in one! :) xx

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  9. These brushes are to die for. They look so amazing. You're one lucky girl to have own them. I'm a tad jealous.
    I followed you via GFC...and ermm I was hoping if you like my blog that you'd do the same. Thanks.

    http://mynamesiram.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. Thank you, I am! Thank you, I'll check it out :) xx

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  10. I am so jealous of your prize! They look really nice. I might have to do some more research and see if i "need" them. lol.

    xoxo,
    Chie
    The Brown Eyed Fox
    http://www.thebrowneyedfox.com

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    1. Haha thank you! Let me know if you do end up 'needing' them ;) xx

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  11. These look really good! And your post has loads of information about them, which I love! xx

    http://mehshake.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Oooh well done on winning this massive set. They sound really lovely and I love the tapered handles xx ♡♡

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know they were called tapered, you learn something everyday ;) xx

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  13. All the brushes look beautiful!! Love them :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  14. I love the look of this set, really want to try one out! Danielle xx

    missdanielle.com

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    1. They are quite affordable compared to other brands, so definitely worth a go! :) xx

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  15. I was just looking at these brushes the other day! They have released a new set which have the brush names printed onto the brush (I dont think these do looking at the pictures) - but the handles on these ones look really unusual :) xx

    Brenda BusyBee

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  16. I want , I want , I want . I love this set and Im hoping to maybe get it for Christmas . I'm in dire need of some new brushes and this set looks perfect. Also the cruelty free thing is a great thing to know :) I also don't want an animal to be hurt for the sake of me putting some make-up on my face ahaha. Great review doll x

    Caitriona Tighe

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