Recent Posts

Upcoming Posts

  • Concealer & Foundation Tutorials
  • Sigma MaxBag Makeup Bag
  • My HG Concealers
  • Mixing Foundations
  • What's in my makeup box

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Crown Brushes & NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil Swatches

.



Here is a closer look of the Crown Brushes I recently got, Crown Brushes is the supplier for many mineral makeup companies, and hence Coastal Scents carries similar brushes if not the same, but for some reason some of the Coastal Scents brushes seem cheaply made in quality and I remember buying a brush from them that smelled like a dead animal and it shed like crazy. But the quality of the Crown Brushes are amazing especially at the amazing price they are selling them at!

I personally like the "Luna Series" they have, all black handles and ferrules, just looks super sexy and professional.

The brushes are super soft, some of you might ask me how they compare to other brushes such as MAC, and I actually like these brushes better than MAC personally because 1.) It's reasonably priced (making me regret paying that whopping $52 on the MAC #138 brush!) and 2.) They are really soft and not at all scratchy. I have not even taken them out of their plastic because they are too pretty to use! I also don't think they shed.

They also have many brushes that are not so typical (like the eyelash fan brush) that would be a great addition to any collection, making it suitable for anyone who wants to achieve different looks. They somewhat have an online store, meaning you can add to cart, but you can't checkout. Instead, it sends your order to them and they send you an invoice with your total via email and you just submit payment to them by calling them or providing your payment info.

Pink Kabuki Brush, looks scratchy but not at all scratchy! Can you tell I was excited to use it???


Here are the NYX lippies I got from the show: Hera, Coffee, Almond, and Gold. Gold looks pretty swatched on your hand but not on the lips, it looked ghastly orange on the lips so I didn't even bother to swatch it on my lips and take a pic. ALMOND however is such a pretty nude color that I ended up buying 2! (And yes I will do swatches of all my nude lipsticks shortly).









33 comments

Lily said...

i love hera and coffee! thanks for posting the swatches!

Tracy said...

nice swatches! i actually just placed an order with crown brushes. haha. after seeing your posts about them, i couldn't resist!

IRENE said...

are there any colors that look bad on your lips???

you can wear SILVER lipstick and it'll still look very nice! :) i love everything! the brushes are amazing!

COCOVJAYJAY said...

Check allll those brushes! nothing like a post with ur juicy lips!!!!

alien man?! said...

those lip pencils look really nice!!

rmcandlelight said...

Thank you so much on the review on the crown brushes. I was wondering about all the videos on youtube on the coastal scent brushes. I had the feeling from what was said that they weren't all that good. I think I will be ordering from Crown.

MakeupByRenRen said...

yay! you convinced me to buy the crown brushes! i did see their revamped web site, it's way better than before! i'll definitely check out the new luna brushes, thanks sis!

flan-tastic said...

If you're disappointed in the Gold as a lip colour, try using it as an e/s base; NYX has the same pencil as a jumbo eye pencil too, and I use that under almost all my shadows - it makes them look gorgeous! Especially under reds and browns.

pgbeauty said...

Ohh those Crown Brushes look amazing!! How does the Crown Stippling compare to the 187? I think I see a Crown Brush order in my future!

shades of hue said...

OMG, thanks so much for posting about the Crown brushes! I've always wanted an alternative for Coastal Scents brushes and Lumiere face brushes and I think this is it! Have a great 4th of July weekend. =)

Alyssa said...

I see "rounded nail stylus". Does that mean you might do some nail tutorials or show pictures of your nail arts? :D

paulinebetch said...

You should use the gold lip liner as an eyeliner to warm up your eyes.

Vanessa said...

Flan-tastic and Pauline- Yeah I most likely will use it for the eyes, but in terms of it being on the lips as discussed on this post, it's a nay!

Vanessa said...

Lily- You welcome!

Tracy- Glad you ordered some let me know how you like it!

Vanessa said...

HAHA THANK YOU Irene! You are so sweet!

COCO- You are hilarious, I love you.

Pgbeauty- The 187 is a bit more stiff and tight together (not stiff as in not soft, but the bristles are close together) so you can have more control as well as making applications more dense, the Crown Brush Stippling Brush is soft, but more loose and fluid like in motion so it's nice for light dusting...

Yellow Fever said...

LOL about the dead animal...i had one that smelled like ricotta cheese!

Ling said...

Nice haul! =) And yea, every lippie looks amazing on you. Envious!

I need some advice!
What lippie do you think will look nice on an asian with ivory skin and black hair?

Cos I'm a noob at it.
Hehe, Thanks!

Adriyah said...

OMG!! I love the almond color on your lips! I am soo gettin that color! :D I hope they have sale at Ulta for NYX! ahaha!

gian said...

Hi Vanessa!

Just wondering how the angle brush compares to the 168. Are they the same size? Which do you prefer?

Thanks =)

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

Oohh.. me likey the lip pencils. Yummy sis!

Askmewhats said...

I love all your brush hauls!!!!

And the NYX jumbo lip pencil, it all looks sexy on you!!!! even the almond! if i use it on myself..i'll look like a dead woman walking! LOL

Vanessa said...

Hi Gian, I don't have the 168 brush so I can't compare...sorry! :(

said...

Hera looked HOT on you! love your brush hauls! i have a pink kabuki brush too but it's from CS and it gets a bit scratchy sometimes... :-/ lucky you, yours doesn't!

Emilee @ GMM said...

Hera looks gorgeous on you! I swear you can pull of any colored lips.

MeaganMonster said...

Ooh Hera is such a pretty colour. :D
I think I might have to track these down, I really like how coffee looks :)

ladyjane said...

Nessa, I swear you are the reason why CherryCulture is always out of stock with those NYX lip pencils haha. I like Coffee :)

http://mahoganychic.typepad.com/ said...

I've ordered from crown brushes before; the quality and customer service is excellent. I liked the ability to order from the source rather than a retailer.

amirah1980 said...

Can you use your Luna stippling brush for liquid foundation?

~Amirah

traunit said...

Hey Vanessa...I'm on the Crown Brush website right now and it's so hard to decide which brushes to get...What are your must haves and Mac dupes? Is there a certain collection that is better? I'm debating between the Luna and Italian Badger...

thanks!
Linda xoxo

Fay said...

Too bad that they don't sell crown brushes in The Netherlands:( do you maybe know where I can buy them at soma internet store or something that ships to The Netherlands?
Thanx in advance!

xXx fay

fay_lommen@hotmail.com

Fay said...

Too bad that they don't sell crown brushes in The Netherlands:(

Do you know an internet shop or something where they do ship crown brushes to The Netherlands?

xXx Fay

fay_lommen@hotmail.com

Fay said...

Too bad that they don't sell crown brushes in The Netherlands:(

Do you know an internet shop or something where they do ship crown brushes to The Netherlands?

xXx Fay

fay_lommen@hotmail.com

Fay said...

Too bad that they don't sell crown brushes in The Netherlands:(

Do you know an internet shop or something where they do ship crown brushes to The Netherlands?

xXx Fay

fay_lommen@hotmail.com

:a: :b: :c: :d: :e: :f: :g: :h: :i: :j: :k: :l: :m: :n:

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

NessasaryMakeup.com Copyright 2008-2009 All Rights Reserved. Info written and labeled pictures are property of NessasaryMakeup.com
free hit counter